The following information on Queensland education is the most recent available. It was last updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. To seek more detail, contact the agencies listed in "Where to get More Information".

Secondary School Structure

How are secondary schools structured in each state?

Students Transferring Schools

What actions should students undertake when transferring to each state or territory during Years 7 - 10?
What actions should students undertake when transferring to each state or territory after having just completed Year 10?

Selecting a Secondary School

What types of secondary schools are available in each state?

How can information about secondary schools and systems in each state be accessed?

Junior Secondary Curriculum - Subjects and Courses for Years 7 to 10 (Middle Years in a secondary setting)

How is the junior secondary curriculum structured in each state?
What subjects and courses are available in the junior secondary curriculum in each state?
Are there mandatory junior secondary curriculum requirements in each state?

Standards and Benchmarking

What does your state/territory understand by the terms standards and benchmarking?
How are standards and benchmarks currently applied in your state/territory? (current practice)
Briefly outline the work being done in the area of standards and benchmarking in your state/territory.

Middle Years of Schooling (Years 5-8)

How does your state/territory define the 'middle years'?
What initiatives/programs are currently being implemented in the 'middle years' in your state or territory?
What are some of the current issues being addressed in your state/territory?

Vocational Learning and VET

What does your state/territory understand by the terms:

  • Vocational learning
  • Vocational education and training (VET)?

How students can access vocational education, including VET, in Queensland.
How to find out what a school offers in vocational education.

What initiatives/programs are being planned or implemented in your state/territory in vocational learning and structured workplace learning and in what years?

What is the rationale for having vocational learning and structured workplace learning in the compulsory years?

How are the vocational learning initiatives/programs in the compulsory years linked to those in the post-compulsory years?

How might any issues identified in the middle years of schooling impact on vocational learning in Years 9 and 10 (see the web page Middle Years of Schooling)? What are the curriculum implications?

Assessing and Reporting Student Achievement

What assessment methods are used for the award or documentation issued to Year 10 students in each state or territory?
How is this assessment reported?
Who is the certifying authority at the completion of Year 10 in each state?
What is the award or documentation that is issued on completion of Year 10 by the certification body in each state or Territory?
What must students do to be eligible for the award or documentation issued on completion of Year 10 in each state or Territory?

Reporting at the End of the Compulsory Years

What is the purpose of internal (ie by schools) reporting in the compulsory years in your state/territory?
What is the purpose of external (ie by systems/Board/Council) if any reporting in the compulsory years in your state/territory?
What information is currently reported externally?
How is the information reported?
What agency is responsible for external reporting?

Where to get more information

A list of places you can go to find more further information

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