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New Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system

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

    Information for school communities
    QCAA provides a range of online resources that explain the new QCE system.

  • QCE Requirements

    QCE requirements
    Learn about changes to QCE eligibility requirements.

  • Redeveloped and revised senior syllabuses

    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.

  • School-based assessment

    School-based assessment
    New processes and resources are being developed to strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment.

  • External assessment

    External assessment
    Common external assessment set and marked by the QCAA will increase public confidence in the comparability of student results.

  • New tertiary entrance rank

    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

    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.

  • Trained assessors

    QCAA assessors
    QCAA will recruit and train assessors for a variety of quality assurance roles in both Internal and External assessment processes.

  • Drivers of the change

    Background
    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 and the new QCE system
    VET will remain a key component of senior schooling in the new QCE system.

  • Frequently asked questions

    Frequently asked questions
    Find out more about the new QCE system.

  • ICT Requirements

    ICT requirements
    Information about new ICT applications.

Last updated: 18 May 2018

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