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The following categories of studies are currently recognised by the QCAA.

Some courses of study offered by the organisations that are marked with ^ contribute towards the QCE literacy and/or numeracy requirements. Open each document to view options.

For these, the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) describes each of the 5 core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy across 3 interactive dimensions that include 5 levels of performance ranging from 1 (low level performance) to 5 (high level performance). A Pass grade is ACSF level 3 or above. For further information, refer to the QCE literacy and numeracy requirements.

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Aeronautics

Awards and certificates

Young people can pursue learning options in addition to those managed by their school. The QCAA recognises a range of awards and certificates in areas such as music, dance, drama, sport and community development. The QCAA currently recognises the following awards and certificates:

Arts – art, dance, speech, drama and music

Business and IT

International learning programs

The QCAA recognises some achievement in international learning (for example the International Baccalaureate Diploma program). The QCAA currently recognises the following:

Some courses of study offered by the organisations that are marked with ^ contribute towards the QCE literacy and/or numeracy requirements. Open each document to view options.

Lifeskills

School-based courses (non-QCAA)

The QCAA recognises some school-based courses that are developed by schools but are not based on a QCAA syllabus or study area specification ( SAS ).

Some courses of study offered by the organisations that are marked with ^ contribute towards the QCE literacy and/or numeracy requirements. Open each document to view options.

Sport

Structured community learning

Structured workplace learning

Programs developed and/or owned by workplace-based organisations can count towards the QCE. The QCAA currently recognises the following programs:

Tertiary study

Some courses of study offered by the organisations that are marked with ^ contribute towards the QCE literacy and/or numeracy requirements. Open each document to view options.

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Last updated: 18 September 2017

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