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2019 The new senior assessment and tertiary entrance system

Information, relevant updates ​and key dates about the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance (SATE) System for parents.

Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan

During Year 10, students can choose their pathway through the senior phase of learning. To finalise their learning plans, students and their parent/guardian will need to complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) plan interview.
SET Plans aim to help students make important decisions about their future education, training and employment.

Year 11 and 12 curriculum

After completing Year 10, students choose from a broader range of learning options that may lead to a: 

Senior Statement
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)
Tertiary Entrance Statement (OP eligible students)
VET Certificate qualifications which can include school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT) attending registered training organisations (RTO) 
The above learning options are available to all Year 11 and 12 students. In some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways.
There has never been a time for so many possibilities and opportunities for senior school students. The pathways for students within and beyond school can be wide and varied. These pathways can lead to futures around academic and vocational skills, employment and experience.

Year 11 and 12 options for study include:

Authority subjects/Authority-Registered subjects
A range of QCAA Senior Authority Subjects/Authority-Registered Subjects are available for students to choose from.

Vocational education and training certificates II, III and IV
Students have the opportunity to complete various Certificate courses both under the school's Registered Training Organisation Status (Provider Number 30459) or from other Registered Training Organisation Providers.  

School-based traineeships and aaprenticeships
These programs allow students to work and train towards a recognised qualification while completing their school studies.
School-Based Traineeships are Vocational Education and Training Certificate II or III qualifications that include on-the-job training. Completed traineeships contribute 4 credits for Certificate II and up to 8 credits for Certificate III qualifications.
School-Based Apprenticeships include a Vocational Education and Training Certificate III qualification. It is anticipated that students will complete 30% of competencies while enrolled at school. These competencies can contribute up to 2 credits towards the Queensland Certificate of Education, but do not count towards completed core requirements. In addition, an on-the-job component of 96 days over a 2-year period may contribute 4 credits towards core requirements for a Queensland Certificate of Education. An incomplete on-the-job component of a school-based apprenticeship contributes 1 credit per 20 days of participation.  

Recognised international learning programs
These programs have been developed or are owned by overseas organisations, such as the International Baccalaureate Organisation. Courses of study must be recognised by the Queensland Studies Authority.