You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.
Turn on more accessible mode
Turn off more accessible mode
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Turn off Animations
Turn on Animations
Mission, Vision and Values
Reporting, Policies & Statements
Middle Years Learning 7-10
What is "Pathways"?
Out of the Gates into the Future
Sharing Action Research for an Inclusive Education
Staff & Student Portal
Parent Teacher Interview Booking
Subject Selection Online
Shop Online at Seton
QLD Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Vocational Education and Training
Senior Education Profiles
School Based Traineeships
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) study can be particularly daunting. All the rules and requirements as well as the huge range of subjects can scare and confuse you.
It doesn't have to be that way. On this page you will find information and links to more information about QCE rules and requirements as well as lots of helpful subject specific material.
QCE Study Requirements:
When you are studying towards a QCE you have a wide range of learning options. These can include senior school subjects, vocational education and training, workplace and community learning, and university subjects undertaken while at school.
Courses of study are organised into 4 categories:
To be eligible for a QCE, you must achieve at least 20 credits of learning. 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 a school. The remaining 8 credits can come from a combination of core, preparatory, enrichment or advanced courses, with preparatory studies contributing a maximum of 6 credits. Partial completion of a Core course of study may also contribute some credit. You must also meet the QCE literacy and numeracy requirements. Details on how you can meet these requirements can be found
The Queensland Studies Authority oversees the awarding of the QCE and they have a brochure that explains how it works and how you set up your pattern of study. You can access this brochure