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Certificates and Other Records of Achievement


What award does the certifying body issue to students on successful completion in Year 12?

 Students in Queensland are issued with a Senior Education Profile (SEP) when they complete Year 12. All students receive a Senior Statement, and eligible students are awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and/or a Tertiary Entrance Statement. Students who continue to study towards a QCE after completing Year 12 will receive a Statement of Results and a QCE when they become eligible. Eligible students undertaking an individual learning program, receive the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).

Senior Education Profiles for Year 12 students may include:

Senior Statement
The Senior Statement is a transcript of the learning account for all students completing Year 12 at a Queensland school. The Senior Statement reports all studies and the results achieved that may contribute to the award of a Queensland Certificate of Education or Tertiary Entrance Statement.

If a student has a Senior Statement, then they have satisfied the completion requirements for Year 12 in Queensland.

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
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.

Tertiary Entrance Statement
The Tertiary Entrance Statement reports an eligible student’s Overall Position (OP) and Field Positions (FPs). These rankings are used to determine eligibility for admission to tertiary courses.

The Tertiary Entrance Statement 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 Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA) The Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement reports the achievements of students who are on individualised learning programs. To be eligible, students must have impairments or difficulties in learning that are not primarily due to socioeconomic, cultural or linguistic factors.

Senior Education Profile for non-school students

Students who do not meet the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) requirements at the end of Year 12 can continue to work towards their certificate. Once a person becomes eligible, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority will award a QCE in the following July or December. For non-school students, the Senior Education Profile may contain:

Statement of Results
The Statement of Results is a transcript of the learning account issued to eligible non-school students. The Statement of Results reports all studies and the results achieved that may contribute to the award of a Queensland Certificate of Education.
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is Queensland’s senior school qualification. The QCE recognises broad learning options and offers flexibility in what, where and when learning occurs.

What must students do to be awarded the learning credentials?

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

A Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is awarded to eligible students when they complete the senior phase of learning, usually at the end of Year 12. To be awarded a QCE, students need to:

To be eligible for the Senior Education Profile, which includes a QCE, students must be enrolled at school until the date specified as the end of Year 12.

Senior Statement

The Senior Statement is a transcript of the learning account for all students completing Year 12 at a school. It records all studies undertaken and the results achieved, which may contribute towards the award of a QCE. Students who complete Year 12 will receive a Senior Statement in December of that year.

To be eligible for the Senior Education Profile, which includes a Senior Statement, students must be enrolled at school until the date specified as the end of Year 12.

Statement of Results

The Statement of Results is a transcript of the learning account issued to eligible non-school students. It records all studies and the results achieved, which may contribute towards the award of a QCE. It is issued with the QCE when students have achieved 20 credits and met all other QCE eligibility requirements. Student Education Profiles for non-school students, which include a QCE and a Statement of Results, are issued in July or December.

Students leaving early (before the Year 12 finishing day) without qualifying for the award of a QCE may apply for a Statement of Results after the quality-assurance processes have been completed.

Tertiary Entrance Statement

The Tertiary Entrance Statement records eligible students’ Overall Position (OP) and Field Positions (FPs). Rankings are used to determine eligibility for admission to tertiary courses.

To be eligible for an OP, a student must:

Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)

To be eligible for a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA), students must:

The individual learning program for the QCIA does not have credit value nor does it contribute credit towards the QCE or to the required pattern of learning for the QCE.

At exit from Year 12, a student cannot receive a QCE and a QCIA; however, a student may be issued with the QCIA and bank some credit towards their QCE.

Which document(s) lists the subjects/courses studies in Year 11 and/or Year 12?

Senior Statement and Statement of Results

The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is a qualification. The Senior Statement or Statement of Results records results in the wide variety of courses of study that may contribute towards the award of the QCE. Contributing studies are classified in four categories:

Tertiary Entrance Statement

The Tertiary Entrance Statement records an eligible student’s:

Rankings are used to determine eligibility for admission to tertiary courses.

Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA)

The Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA) records the learning achievements of individualised programs in two areas:

What advice is given relating to tertiary selection?

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) facilitates the transition to tertiary places for Year 12 students. The QCAA ranks eligible Year 12 students for tertiary selection and issues Tertiary Entrance Statements. Some information is available on the QCAA website:

Further information is available from the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) website.

Who issues this advice regarding tertiary selection?

 The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) provides advice regarding tertiary selection and processes applications for admission.
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