The information on this page relates to students who will be graduating from school in 2018 and 2019, i.e. current Year 11 and 12 students. For information about the new QCE system starting with Year 11 students in 2019, visit the QCAA website.
The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is Queensland’s senior school qualification.
Whether you want to:
- go to university, TAFE or another further education and training institution
- take up an apprenticeship or traineeship
- start your career after Year 12
— the QCE gives you the flexibility to tailor your learning to meet your specific abilities and career goals.
The QCE lets you choose your pathway to suit your further education, training or career aspirations. There are many learning options available and hundreds of course combinations that may lead to a QCE.
To achieve a QCE, you need to demonstrate a significant amount of learning, to a set standard and in a set pattern, while fulfilling set literacy and numeracy requirements.
Achievements in different types of learning attract different credit values. Credit is assigned when a minimum standard of achievement has been reached and a set amount of learning has been undertaken. A student must have at least 20 credits in the required pattern to be awarded a QCE.
Last updated: 14-Feb-2018