The new senior assessment and tertiary entrance system
Information, relevant updates and key dates about:
Year 11 and 12 curriculum
The Senior Secondary curriculum offers students in Year 11 and 12 a broad range of pathways to their future careers.
These pathways include:
- A diverse offering of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) subjects for students wishing to gain entry into a tertiary institution
- The opportunity to study a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualiﬁcation during school time
- The option of completing a traineeship or apprenticeship with one of our many partner industries.
A full range of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority subjects are offered, which include a broad selection of General and Applied courses.
Please consult our curriculum handbook and the following videos for our course offerings.
Subject selection videos
Senior academic students also have the opportunity to enrol in university-based programs which provide them with higher academic standing for university entry and credit towards future courses. Partnerships currently exist with Central Queensland University.
To provide students with authentic learning experiences linked to industry we offer:
- Purpose-built workshops for construction, engineering and furnishing (including our Trade Training Centre)
- Contemporary catering facilities
Yeppoon State High School is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and this registration enables the school to deliver certiﬁcate qualiﬁcations across a number of curriculum areas.
There are three modes of delivery for VET:
- Yeppoon State High School
- School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SAT)
- External VET offerings
In addition we have established partnerships with training providers who deliver on site at Yeppoon State High School.
School-based traineeships and apprenticeships
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.