Based on a 4 unit
course with each unit approximately 10 weeks in duration.
Year 10 Core Subjects
English (studied for 4 units) Maths (studied for 4 units)
Science (studied for minimum of 3 Units) History (studied for min 2 Units)
Health & PE (studied
for 1 Unit)
Year 10 Elective Subjects
Certificate II Sport & Recreation, Certificate II Hospitality, Construction, Dance, Design, Digital
Solutions, Drama, Early Childhood Studies, Furnishing, Health,
Hospitality, Japanese, Music,
Physical Education, Tourism and
following electives could also available for selection for Unit 4 only: Maths C, Media
Arts in Practice, Early Childhood Studies, Social
and Community Studies, Certificate
II Information Technology & Media, Certificate II Business, Certificate
III business, Certificate III fitness & Certificate IV Justice Studies
Students also have the opportunity to
access courses offered by outside organizations other than Pacific Pines State
High School. Please see the Year 10 Subject Selection booklet for more details
USI (Unique Student
It has become a federal government
requirement that all people undergoing vocational training must now apply for a
USI. This includes all school students as well as adult learners.
See USI Information for Parents (PDF, 282KB)
for all information.
Year 11 & 12 Subject Information & Selection
Senior Subject Selection Booklet 2020
VET SUBJECTS BOOKLET Snr Sec 2019 V2.1
task of choosing subjects to be studied in Years 11 and 12 is not easy. The
selection of subjects should be made only after much consideration, as the
decisions made may have a major influence on the student’s career and future.
To meet the needs of students with a wide range of abilities and interest, this
school offers a diverse range of subjects that can be divided into three
1. General Subjects
subjects prepare students for tertiary study, and/or employment. These are
known as Authority Subjects because the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA)
requires that at least 4 General Subjects are studied in order to be ATAR
eligible for tertiary entrance.
11 and 12 General Subjects include:
Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, General English, Digital Solutions, Health, Japanese, General Mathematics,
Mathematics Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Modern History, Music, Physical
Education, Physics, Design, Visual Art.
2. Applied Subjects
are either subjects derived from study area specifications (SAS) or school
developed subjects for which a work program has been approved. These subjects
are designed to cater for those students who would experience difficulty with
Authority Subjects and who wish to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge
which will enable them to be more readily acceptable in the work force or
enable them to enroll at TAFE at the end of Year 11 or 12.
Year 11 and 12 Applied
Early Childhood Studies, Essential English,
Essential Mathematics , Furnishing Skills, Construction Skills, Hospitality,
Media Arts in Practice, Social and Community Studies, Tourism.
3. Vocational Education and Training Subjects (VET)
subjects lead to a nationally recognized vocational qualification, usually a
Certificate I or Certificate II level. These subjects provide both theoretical
and practical skills and may require students to participate in work experience
during their studies.
11 and 12 VET subjects include:
I Furnishings (MSF10113), Certificate I Construction (CPC10111), Certificate II
Business (BSB20115), Certificate III Business (BSB30115), Certificate III
Fitness (SIS30310), Certificate II Information, Digital Media and Technology
Diploma of Business (BSB50215), Certificate IV in Crime and Justice (VLE)