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Queensland Certificate of Education (QCAA)

Senior College

For 30 years, our ‘Do year 11 and 12 differently’ program has provided students with a practical and independent study alternative. Whatever your life situation, you will be able to benefit from completing year 11 and 12 in our flexible, personal, and mature learning environment.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Alexandra Hills Starts anytime Duration: up to 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
Full Fee

Course overview

Complete year 11 and 12 in an adult-learning environment with our alternative education program. This course is perfect for 15 to 17-year-olds who are looking for a practical and independent alternative to the traditional high school system. The flexible program offers you the option to pursue a QCE and/or vocational pathway dependent on whether you want to go to uni or get straight into the workforce.

The course gives you the option of studying traditional high school subjects like English, maths, biology, and study of society; music, drama and arts; or health education, aquatic practices and vocational certificates. Our highly-experienced teaching team are the best in the business. They are available to offer one-on-one guidance in an adult-learning environment, tailored to ensure you succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to pursue higher-level studies with TAFE Queensland, take advantage of our university pathways, or transition straight into work.

Learn more about doing year 11 and 12 differently

Download the Senior College Guide 2023

What can I do?

  • Obtain a Vocational Certificate and get straight to work in a diverse range of industries
  • Pursue Further Studies with TAFE Queensland
  • Graduate with an OP score

Course outcome:

CN920 Queensland Certificate of Education (QCAA) - selected subjects

Purpose-built learning environment

Our Alexandra Hills campus is equipped with industry-standard vocational training facilities enabling year 11 and 12 students to learn in a friendly, supportive environment. Students will have access to a fully-equipped resource centre, theatre and auditorium, computer labs, canteen, and multi-purpose activity centre.

Mentor Program

All of our students are appointed a mentor, who will offer support and guidance while studying. The program also contributes to your QCE points as part of Social and Community Studies.

Ways to study

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Queensland Certificate of Education (QCAA) (CN920)

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Queensland Certificate of Education (QCAA)

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

Students must attend an interview at which they will complete their Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan) and subject selection.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

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Course Pricing:

The total cost of Senior College may vary from $500 - $900 (Full Fee) depending on the subjects chosen per year. Prices may differ depending on which electives are chosen. 

There are three compulsory classes which all cost $110.00 each;

  • Social & Community Studies
  • Maths (Essential or General)
  • English (Essential or General)

For further information regarding pricing, please enquire now with our customer service team. 


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.