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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition

Elizabeth Hayes School (Years 11 & 12)

Mount Alvernia College

Students at Mount Alvernia choose one of two pathways to post-school options – one which may lead to further studies and one which may lead to employment or a combination of employment and further study.

The University Direct Pathway (UDP) provides the option of entry into tertiary studies and the Tertiary and Industry Pathway (TAIP) provides Vocational Education that focuses on entry into the workforce.

All pathways allow a student to achieve the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) qualification at the end of Year 12, if she gains at least a passing grade in each of her subjects and studies at least three subjects for four semesters.  Each student will also receive a Senior Statement listing all courses studied and results gained, whether or not she qualifies for a QCE.


1. University Direct Pathway (UDP)

OP eligible students:

  • Study:
    • English
    • Study of Religion or Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology
    • Mathematics A or B
    • three (3) other subjects
  • Must
    • study at least five Authority [AB1] subjects (see asterisked subjects)
    • complete the QCS Test
    • remain at school until the final day of Year 12

2. Tertiary and Industry Direct Pathway (TAIP)

Students who choose this pathway will receive a rank assigned by QTAC [SC2]which may be used to access further education at a tertiary institution if they study twenty semester units of Authority-registered subjects or a combination of Authority and Authority-registered subjects.  (Authority-registered subjects are developed from Subject Area Syllabuses and, when successfully completed, contribute four credits towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). They are not used in the calculation of OPs and FPs.

A student wishing to follow this pathway:

  • Should study:
    • Religious Education – Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology
    • English or English Communication
    • Pre-Vocational Mathematics or Mathematics A
    • Three (3) other subjects which may include Work Education (work experience / apprenticeships / traineeships) or a Certificate course at TAFE
    • must remain at school until the final day of Year 12

3. Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

To be eligible for a QCE, a student must:

Two pathways are available to students to choose from depending on their career goals.

Subjects offered in Years 11 and 12 
The Arts• Drama
• Music
• Visual Art Studies *
Business & Technology• Accounting
• Business Communications & Technology
• Business Management
• Information & Technology Systems
• Business Studies *
• Information & Communication Technology *
Health• Home Economics
• Physical Education
• Multi-Arts Studies – Fashion *
Languages• English
• English Communication *
• Italian
• Japanese
Mathematics• Mathematics A
• Mathematics B
• Mathematics C
• Prevocational Mathematics
Religion• Study of Religion (elective subject)
Science• Biological Science
• Chemistry
• Physics
• Science21
Social Science• Ancient History
• Modern History
• Geography
• Legal Studies
• Study of Society
• Social & Community Studies *
Vocational• Work Education
• Partnership Programs
• Certificate II in Business Studies
• Certificate II in Hospitality

*Authority-Registered Subject (Subject Area Specification)


Curriculum Evening Presentation - 31 January 2017

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