Year 11 and 12 Pathways

All students in Year 11 and 12 study for a Queensland Certificate of Education in order to either achieve university entrance or vocational education competencies. We recognise that every student is different and therefore offer a range of pathways to ensure career aspirations are achieved. Students are able to choose from three distinct pathways: University Pathway, the Vocational Pathway and the QTAC Rank Pathway.

University Pathway

Students in Year 11 & 12 have access to a very generous range of Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) developed subjects across all key learning areas, including Music extension, which is offered at Year 12 level only. Year 11 and 12 students who excel in particular areas are invited to participate in the ‘BCC into Uni’ program, allowing students to commence a university degree whilst still at school. If a student is successful in completing the units of work provided and assessed by the University, they are automatically accepted into the course on completion of Year 12. 

Vocational Pathway

The Vocational Pathway is advocated for students who desire to enter the workforce or who wish to engage in further training immediately after completing their schooling. These students will choose fewer than five QCAA Authority Subjects and may engage with vocational education and training opportunities to supplement their selected subjects.

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

Some students, interested in pursuing careers in trades or service related industries, may wish to take up the option of undertaking a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. This pathway allows students to study four days each week on a reduced load of five subjects. The additional day is spent in the workplace, where students have the opportunity to gain valuable industry based experience. Students also work towards completing a nationally-recognised qualification which serves the dual purpose of enhancing the student's resume as well as reducing the amount of time required to complete post Year 12 studies. This pathway also provides opportunities for employers, with Work Experience and SAT students providing an alternative to standard recruitment methods.

Vocational Education

Vocational Education courses may be undertaken by students participating in either the OP or Rank pathways. These nationally recognised courses are incorporated into a number of subjects available at the College, and cover areas including Business, Fitness, Engineering Pathways, and Christian Ministry. Vocational qualifications provide students with valuable points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

Certificate III in Business

This Certificate provides students in Year 11 and 12 with high level business skills and the opportunity to work towards completing a nationally-recognised qualification. The program provides a stand-alone rank from QTAC of 68 (which is currently an OP equivalent of 16) as well as 8 points of core towards the QCE. It also forms the foundation to move directly into a Diploma at TAFE on completion of Year 12.

Certificate III in Fitness

This Certificate provides students in Year 11 and 12 with high level fitness skills and the opportunity to work towards completing a nationally-recognised qualification. The program provides a stand-alone rank from QTAC of 68 (which is currently an OP equivalent of 16) as well as 8 points of core towards the QCE. It also forms the foundation to move directly into a Diploma at TAFE on completion of Year 12.

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

This Certificate provides students in Year 11 and 12 with high level engineering skills and the opportunity to work towards completing a nationally-recognised qualification. The program provides a stand-alone rank from QTAC of 68 (which is currently an OP equivalent of 16) as well as 8 points of core towards the QCE.

Certificate III in Christian Ministry & Theology

This Certificate provides students in Year 11 and 12 with high level skills in Christian Ministry and the opportunity to work towards completing a nationally-recognised qualification. The program provides a stand-alone rank from QTAC of 68 (which is currently an OP equivalent of 16) as well as 8 points of core towards the QCE. It also forms the foundation to move directly into a Diploma at TAFE on completion of Year 12.


QTAC Rank Pathway

The QTAC Rank Pathway is specifically advocated for students who are undecided about what they would like to do following completion of Year 12 and who do not qualify for an OP (Overall Position, required for tertiary entrance). They are able to apply for a rank from Queensland Tertiary Application Centre (QTAC) on the completion of Year 12. A rank is based on a student’s results recorded on the Senior Statement in Authority and Authority-registered subjects and, if available, their results in the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test. A selection rank, like an OP, is a measure that places students in order of merit for entry into tertiary courses. Students wishing to apply for a rank will still be required to have completed prerequisite subjects, for example, specific subject requirements or portfolio/audition requirements may be required for some courses.