Queensland is introducing a new QCE system starting with Year 11 students in 2019. The changes will give students the skills they need for success in work and life in the future.
Key features include:
- new and redeveloped QCAA senior syllabuses
- external assessment in most senior subjects
- new quality assurance processes to strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
- changes to QCE eligibility requirements
- the introduction of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
Information for school communities
QCAA provides a range of online resources that explain the new QCE system.
Learn about changes to QCE eligibility requirements.
New and redeveloped syllabuses
New syllabuses will ensure school leavers have the 21st century skills they require to be lifelong learners, valued employees, innovators, entrepreneurs, and responsible global citizens.
New processes and resources are being developed to strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment.
Common external assessment set and marked by the QCAA will increase public confidence in the comparability of student results.
New tertiary entrance rank
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the OP rank from 2020.
Training and professional learning for the new QCE
QCAA is offering a range of online and in-person opportunities for teachers and curriculum leaders to prepare for the new QCE system.
QCAA will recruit and train assessors for a variety of quality assurance roles in both Internal and External assessment processes.
Information about the introduction of the new QCE system, including drivers of the change, governance and transition activities.
VET and the new QCE system
VET will remain a key component of senior schooling in the new QCE system.
Frequently asked questions
Find out more about the new QCE system.
Information about new ICT applications.