“Learning in the Senior Years values all pathways, and each student is encouraged to reach for excellence through their participation and engagement, regardless of whether the goal is future study or employment."
McAuley College supports our Year 11 and 12 students to design a pathway, ranging from academic to vocational. Each student engages in the planning of their individual programs, reflecting their abilities and ambitions, whilst always being attentive to a breadth across the choices that will open doors in the future.
Attached is an example of our comprehensive curriculum offerings, from General, Applied and Certificate Courses, as well as School Based Traineeships or Apprenticeships, that were part of our process for Year 11 2023!
2023 Senior Subject Handbook Pathways Final.pdf
In addition, the table below shows how subjects are connected between all phases of learning across Years 7 to 12, indicating some of our possible offerings in Senior. Student choice and preference determines the structure of our final offerings each year.
Study of Religion
Religion and Ethics
(offered through FisherOne)
Physics (offered through FisherOne)
Certificate III Rural Operations
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Sport and Recreation
Civics and Citizenship
Diploma of Business
Certificate IV in Crime and Justice (offered through Unity College)
Design Technologies (Materials & Tech)
Design Technologies (Engineering Materials)
Industrial Technology Skills
Digital Solutions (offered through FisherOne)
Certificate I in Construction
Film, Television and New Media
Arts in Practice
Drama / Drama in Practice
All students are eligible to receive a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or the Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA), and this is strongly encouraged and monitored across the two years, as a specific goal for each student.