Head Start Opportunities
At St Mary’s College, year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to complete university head start subjects while there at school. Completion of these units are either free or heavily subsidised and can lead to direct entry into related courses at university. More information on Head Start can be found by clicking the below links:
University of Sunshine Coast Head Start Program
CQ University SUN Program
USQ Head Start Program
“Completing a University Head Start subject in Engineering in Year 11 enabled me to achieve outstanding results in my Senior Physics class this year. It is also good knowing that I have direct entry into an Engineering course at the university.” (2017 Year 12 student Greta Stephensen)
At St Mary’s College, we aim to facilitate a range of opportunities for students to explore the ever-changing options available to them. Information and links to helpful websites and resources are available through this site. Updates will be provided through the St Mary’s College newsletter regarding upcoming events, deadlines and opportunities.
Please find below links to a number of key resources to help you on your Senior Learning Pathway.
Vocational Education and Training
Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to acquire workplace skills through nationally recognised training within an accredited course.
At St Mary’s College, our students have a limitless range of options to pursue with the training and courses available to them.
These opportunities such as school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SAT) and attending external Queensland Studies Authority registered training organisations (RTO).
They are available to all Year 11 and 12 students and in some cases, Year 10 students can access these pathways.
Courses offered at St Mary’s College
St Mary’s College offers several subjects as part of its Vocational Education program. These Vocational Education & Training (VET) courses are nationally accredited courses and certificates.
Students will be eligible to receive one or more certificate qualifications.
Qualifications gained are determined through competency-based assessment. The completed certificate/s and units of competency will appear on the Senior Statement.
Courses offered at St Mary’s College include:
“Completing the certificate IV course in crime and justice has been advantageous for me as I am interested in the legal system and how it works and I also get 8 QCE points. It is also great to have the opportunity to get a direct entry into the Bachelor of Criminology course at the University of Sunshine Coast. (Year 12 student Tajanna Parmenter)
Courses offered offsite
TAFE East Coast
Trade Training Centre
“I currently do the Certificate II in Heath Support course at TAFE and it is great. TAFE at Maryborough has a Health Hub and there is a mock ward, mechanical hoist and shower rooms. It has been interesting learning the different treatment options available in health care.” (Year 11 student Aidan Bensein)
Destination of Year 12
Next Step 2017 - St Mary's Maryborough - Summary
Next Step 2017 - St Mary's Maryborough
Senior Pathways Post
To keep up to date with Senior Pathways news, see the latest edition of the newsletter here:
Pathways Post Issue 6.pdf
Pathways Post Issue 7.pdf
Pathways Post Issue 8.pdf