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Learning Pathways

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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, Kylie Burford.

Apprenticeships and School-based Traineeships

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.

TAFE

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

You may choose a combination of the above.

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Last reviewed 20 July 2021
Last updated 20 July 2021