Do Year
11 & 12
Differently

The Program

For nearly 30 years, our ‘Do year 11 and 12 differently’ program has met the unique learning needs and future goals of students by providing you with a practical and independent study alternative. Whatever your life situation, you will be able to benefit from completing year 11 and 12 in the flexible, personal, and mature learning environment that we provide. Learn more.

 

Why Study at TAFE

at our Alexandra Hills Campus

The learning environment at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Alexandra Hills campus enables year 11 and 12 students to develop as individuals in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, providing access to:

  • industry-standard vocational training facilities
  • fully equipped resource centre
  • theatre and auditorium
  • excellent access to computer labs
  • canteen
  • multi-purpose activity centre

FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO DO YEAR 11 & 12 DIFFERENTLY

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Student Stories

Adam Rosewarne

“We’re all really different people but we get along really well. It’s more of an adult environment, we get to express our personalities. Everyone shows their real colours and it’s really nice.”

Adam Rosewarne
Sapphire Jones

“I was being home schooled but I wanted an OP to get into uni and I thought TAFE was the best way. Because it’s three days a week it leaves room for work and other hobbies. Classes are quite small, really relaxed and the subjects are varied.”

Sapphire Jones
Elijah Harris

“I felt like I wasn’t learning anything at school, it wasn’t working for me. The way I learn is by using practical skills. I want to be shown how to do it and then I do it myself. The teachers have a lot of experience and they’re always trying to teach in a way that suits everybody in the classroom.”

Elijah Harris
 

HOW TO ENROL

CAN ANYONE APPLY?

Students entering the ‘Do year 11 and 12 differently’ program ideally should have completed year 10 or the equivalent.
Each application is examined on merit. All applicants must be between 15 and 17 years of age at application and have achieved five year 10 subjects including English and Mathematics.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Enrolment information and application forms are available via:

We will contact you after we receive your application to see whether you can progress to interview stage.

ENROLMENT PROCESS

  • interview
  • enrol
  • commence
  • orientation

KEY DATES

  • Orientation: 23 January 2017 – compulsory
  • Classes commence: 23 January 2017
  • TAFE at School and Skills Tech: 6 February 2017
 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a QCAA?

    The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government which provides Kindergarten to Year 12 syllabuses, guidelines, assessment, reporting, testing and certification services for Queensland schools.

  • What is an Overall Position (OP) Score?

    An OP is a number between 1 and 25 calculated by the QCAA on completion of Year 12 for students who complete at least 20 semester units of QCAA subjects and sit for the Queensland Core Skills Test.
    Students must also carry three subjects over the two years. The OP decides tertiary entrance either to university or TAFE Diploma programs. The highest possible score is OP 1. With this score you can enter into courses offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane or any major university.

  • What is a QUEENSLAND CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (QCE)

    The QCE is Queensland’s senior school qualification which is awarded to eligible students usually at the end of Year 12.
    The QCE is a broad-based school qualification awarded to young people who have achieved a significant amount of learning at a set standard and have met certain literacy and numeracy requirements.
    The QCE is a student’s passport to move confidently from school to work, training and further education. It is awarded to students who achieve 20 credits in the required pattern at the required standard as well as meet the literacy and numeracy requirements.

  • What is a SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIP

    A School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SAT) is a government- funded system where students are able to commence a nationally-recognised training program as an employee while completing their QCE. A training agreement is individually designed in consultation with the student, the employer, the Vocational Trainer, an Australian Apprenticeship Centre and the school.

    TAFE Queensland Brisbane is ideally positioned to offer the SAT programs as we have a fully-integrated QCAA QCE and/or Vocational Pathways program.

    A student taking on a SAT program will:

    • study three to five QCAA subjects and undertake the Mentor Program
    • work part-time
    • undertake vocational training connected to that particular work area.
    • SAT students may find they would prefer to complete their Senior Studies over three years.
  • What is are Authority subjects/Authority-registered subjects

    As you may have noticed, between the OP and non OP pathways, there is mention of QCAA authority subjects and authority registered subjects. These are the subjects undertaken by most students in Years 11 and 12.

    As per the QCAA, each subject exited after 4 semesters at a Sound level of achievement or higher contributes 4 credits towards a QCE. When a student exits a subject with a Sound level of achievement or higher after completing only 1, 2, or 3 semesters, credit earned corresponds to the number of semesters completed.

    For more information on QCAA standards, points and subjects, feel free to visit: qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/certificates-qualifications

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