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In Year 10, a young person will develop a career plan or Senior Education and
Training plan (SET plan) to help them plan possible careers and develop a program
of study to provide the pathway to their future goals.
In the year before turning 16, that person will register with the Queensland Studies Authority and open a learning account.
Recordable amounts of learning, called learning achievements, can then be banked into the learning account.
There are a number of outcomes that could arise from this learning account:
1. a Senior Statement — the record of all learning achievements banked by someone completing Year 12
2. a Queensland Certificate of Education — attesting to a significant amount of learning at a set standard and meeting literacy and numeracy requirements
3. an OP — indicating a student’s rank order position based on overall achievement in Authority subjects and used to gain entry to universities
4. a VET Certificate III — certifying competence in a course or qualification level
5. a Certificate of Post-Compulsory School Education (CPCSE). This certifies achievements by students with special needs on individual learning programs.
What to expect in Year 10
1. students, parents and schools will plan together
2. by the end of Year 10, agree on a plan of study for the senior phase of learning
3. Registration complete
4. Learning account opened
5. intended learning option (ILO) recorded in learning account
There are three stages to the process that occurs in Year 10, to complete the task of “registering”.
STAGE 1 - PLANNING
A student’s senior learning program is not an ad hoc process of
simply accumulating sufficient credits to be awarded a QCE.
For all students, the journey through Queensland’s new senior phase of learning begins with the development of a career plan in Year 10. SET plans have been phased in at some schools as part of the preparation for and progress through the senior phase of learning.
Through their career planning (SET planning) process, young people start structuring their study, training and career options around their abilities, interests and ambitions.
For schools, this not only means working with students to help them build a learning package, but also creating more learning opportunities for students.
Career plans (SET plans) have got to be learning packages with scope for success — their component parts have to be designed to get students to where they want to be in the future.
For that reason, career plans are not stagnant documents — a student’s initial choices aren’t set in stone. There is always the option to change the learning direction.
The name our schooling sectors choose to use for the career planning process is not the important point. What’s important is that career planning aims to develop a personalised learning map for each student.
STAGE 2 - REGISTRATION
From 1 January 2006, schools must register their eligible students with the
QSA. Schools register:
- all students in Year 10 in 2006
- all students who turn 16 in 2006 and have not yet completed Year 10
STAGE 3 - LEARNING ACCOUNT
Once a Learning account has been opened, results in courses that lead to the
awarding of a QCE can be banked. This could include such things as a result
in an AMEB exam obtained at the end of Year 10.
Students are encouraged to monitor their own Learning accounts through the QSA Career Information Service (CIS).