Senior Secondary

Caboolture State High School offers a wide range of subjects and courses to cover a diverse range of abilities, skills and interests.  This high degree of flexibility and choice, combined with exclent facilities and resources, provides ample opportunity for every student to experience success and to pursue a rich learning pathway to their future.
Year 10 is the start of students' senior studies and is a time when students are exposed to more independent learning strategies and the rigour expected of Year 11 and 12 subjects.  
For all students, their chosen learning pathway must make them eligible to achieve either a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).

In Year 10, students are encouraged to plan and commit to a two year course of study for Years 11 and 12.  To facilitate this, all Year 10 students complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) plan.  The SET plan helps students to identify and align their skills, interests and capabilities with goals for further study or the world of work post school.  Strategies and steps to achieving these goals can then be planned and monitored in their senior years of schooling.

General Subjects

General subjects prepare you for tertiary study, further education and training and work. They include Extension subjects and Senior External Examination syllabuses.

General subjects may contribute up to 4 credits per subject towards your QCE.  They may also contribute to your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank).

Applied Subjects

Applied subjects focus on practical skills and prepare you for further education and training, and work.  Applied subjects may contribute up to 4 credits per subject towards your QCE.  One Applied subject may also contribute to your ATAR when combined with four General subjects.

Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) VET courses develop your skills and get you ready for work through practical learning. VET can also lead to further education and training.  VET courses range from Certificate I qualifications to Advanced Diplomas. 

One VET course at Certificate III level or higher, when combined with four General subjects, may also contribute to your ATAR.  VET courses may contribute up to 8 credits per course towards your QCE 

If your interested in this learning pathway, contact our Industry Liaison Officer, Justine Gaske.

Apprenticeships and School-based Traineeships

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship combine training with paid employment.  You can start a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship in Years 10, 11 or 12 with approval from your school.

You'll complete a nationally recognised training qualification and gain valuable skills at work under the guidance of a training organisation.


Recognised subjects/courses from Training and Further Education (TAFE) and university

A combination of the above.



Last reviewed 07 August 2020
Last updated 07 August 2020