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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition


Mount Alvernia College

Welcome to Careers

Mel Loveday – Careers Program Leader

Year 10

Click here for information about the transition to senior secondary.


Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) study can be particularly daunting. All the rules and requirements as well as the huge range of subjects can scare and confuse you.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

On this page you will find information and links to more information about QCE rules and requirements as well as lots of helpful subject specific material.

ATARs and the new QCE system

From 2020, Queensland’s standard pathway to tertiary entry for Year 12 school leavers will be the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). ATARs are calculated by Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

The ATAR is used nationally and indicates a student’s position relative to other ATAR-eligible students. Queensland ATARs are based on a student’s:

  • best five General subject results, or
  • best results in four General subjects, plus one Applied subject, or
  • best results in four General subjects, plus one VET qualification at Certificate III or above.

To be eligible for an ATAR, students must successfully complete an English subject. The result in English will only be included in the ATAR calculation if it is one of the student’s best five scaled results.