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CN920

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 28 Jan 2025 Duration: up to 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee

This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

$900

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
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Alexandra Hills
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
up to 1 year
Year 11: Full time 4 days per week (NOTE: Price may vary depending on electives chosen, please see Need to Know section for further information.)
  • Full fee: $900

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Alexandra Hills

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Year 11: Full time 4 days per week (NOTE: Price may vary depending on electives chosen, please see Need to Know section for further information.)
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $900

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Alexandra Hills
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
up to 1 year
Year 12: Full time 4 days per week (NOTE: Price may vary depending on electives chosen, please see Need to Know section for further information.)
  • Full fee: $900

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Alexandra Hills

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Year 12: Full time 4 days per week (NOTE: Price may vary depending on electives chosen, please see Need to Know section for further information.)
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $900

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Alexandra Hills
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
up to 1 year
Year 11: Full time 4 days per week (NOTE: Price may vary depending on electives chosen, please see Need to Know section for further information.)
  • Full fee: $900

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Alexandra Hills

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Year 11: Full time 4 days per week (NOTE: Price may vary depending on electives chosen, please see Need to Know section for further information.)
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $900

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Queensland Certificate of Education (QCAA) (CN920)

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Queensland Certificate of Education (QCAA)

COURSE CODE: CN920
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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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

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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Important information

Learn more about doing year 11 and 12 differently

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. 

Pathways

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.