QCE presentations for schools. QCE basics. To develop an understanding of the processes and procedures underpinning the Queensland Certificate of Education. Our focus for the presentation. What is the QCE?.
The Queensland Certificate of Education is Queensland’s senior school qualification. It is awarded to eligible students, usually at the end of Year 12.
Students are registered during Year 10 or in the 12 months before turning 16.
To qualify for a QCE, a minimum of 12 credits must come from completed Core courses of study.
At least 1 credit must come from Core studies completed while enrolled at school.
The other 8 credits can come from Core (completed or partially completed), Preparatory, Enrichment and Advanced courses of study, with a maximum of 6 credits from Preparatory.
If a student realises that they are not achieving as well as hoped in Mathematics and English, they may change to a different level of Mathematics/English without losing completed Core status for that subject.
SLIMS recognises these changes automatically
An application for relaxation is required for any other changes from one Mathematics subject to another, or from one English subject to another.
Owners of courses of study (or their authorised agents) may apply for their courses to be recognised by the QSA.
Courses submitted for recognition must meet QSA criteria and standards.
Recognised awards and certificates (some examples)
Up to 2 semesters of incomplete Authority and Authority-registered subjects can be conceded towards the award of a QCE.
To be eligible, the student must have:
If a Mathematics or English subject is used to meet the completed Core requirements, it cannot also cannot also be used for conceded semesters.
Credits can accumulate for up to 9 years after registering for a learning account (generally at the beginning of Year 10).
A Student Education Profile may include:
Queensland Certificate of Education
Statement of Results
Tertiary Entrance Statement
Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement
The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is Queensland’s senior school qualification, which is awarded to eligible students, usually at the end of Year 12. The QCE recognises broad learning options and offers flexibility in what, where and when learning occurs
Issued to a student who is enrolled at school on the last day of Year 12.
A transcript of the learning account and Queensland Core Skills Test result.
Students do not need to achieve the QCE to receive a Senior Statement.
Issued to students who undertake further studies after Year 12 and become eligible for the award of the QCE.
Shows all studies and results achieved that contribute towards a QCE as well as the QCS Test result.
Certificate II will only show “completed” with one provider.
Credit towards a QCE will only apply for one of these.
BCT undertaken for 4 semesters and 4 credits awarded.
Certificate II undertaken with one provider but not enough competencies for credit.
Certificate II completed with another provider and 4 credits awarded.
The Tertiary Entrance Statement shows an eligible student’s Overall Position (OP) and Field Positions (FPs). These rankings are used to determine eligibility for admission to tertiary courses.
It provides information that is recognised by interstate and international universities and tertiary providers and may be required to enrol in study at institutions outside Queensland
Queensland Studies Authority