Senior Years

Faith Lutheran College offers a range of pathway options in Years 11 and 12 to cater to the different learning goals of students.

Because success looks different for each student, and every individual learner is unique, we offer a broad range of pathways that lead our students from schooling into the next phase of their lives.

At Faith, Senior Years students can focus on attaining an ATAR score for university entrance, attain formal Vocational Training qualifications, or pursue other authentic learning experiences designed to take them directly into the world of work.

In addition to our ATAR/University and Vocational Education pathways, Faith supports students to engage in other alternative learning journeys.

These include combination pathways (ATAR including a Vocational Qualification), school-based traineeships and apprenticeships, and accelerated learning programs.

All students are provided with guidance and advice regarding subject selection, and supported throughout their schooling with access to career counselling services.

Our aim is to make as many pathways as possible available to our learners, and to encourage them toward success – whichever pathway they choose.

ATAR and University Pathways

Students aspiring to further study at university are well-supported at Faith.

Our college has a strong history of producing university-ready graduates, and a reputation for maintaining a high academic standard amongst our ATAR pathway students.

Through our extensive range of facilities and learning environments, we offer a broad range of subjects at both Year 11 and Year 12 level.

Our staff are experts in contemporary learning, and aspire to see all our of senior students achieve their full potential.

 

At Faith, while academic development is one of our primary objectives, we believe in holistic education; and offer a learning environment that supports the social, intellectual, spiritual, cultural, physical and emotional needs of all students.

General Subjects

General Subjects are ones that have been approved by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and for which Faith has its assessment instruments approved by the QCAA. These subjects contribute to ATAR calculation.

Applied Subjects

Applied Subjects have been approved by the Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority. These subjects are four-semester units in length and are studied over two years. In general, these subjects are more practical or applied in nature. One applied subject can contribute to ATAR calculation.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Pathways

Faith is committed to providing students access to a diverse range of learning pathways, including pathways that lead directly into the workforce.

Our standing as a Registered Training Organisation allows students to explore pathways, and attain industry-level qualifications through their regular school-based study.

Through our curriculum, and our relationships with a range of external training providers, we are able to offer students Certificate-level courses (some up to Certificate IV) in:

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Crime and Justice
  • Construction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electro-Technology
  • Engineering
  • First Aid
  • Fitness
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Sports Coaching

Trade Training Centre

Our state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre offers students pre-apprenticeship training through vocational qualifications in the key industries of Automotive, Construction, Electro- technology, and Engineering. Industry trained and qualified specialist teachers deliver training in simulated workshops, to industry-standard, providing key employability skills and knowledge to meet employer expectations.

Hospitality Kitchen and Training Restaurant

Hospitality training is delivered in a modern commercial kitchen, envied by many in the industry, and our very own College restaurant ‘On the Avenue’. The restaurant includes coffee and bar facilities for student training in all aspects of the industry and helps to achieve real-world skills for our students.

Other Facilities & External Providers

We have developed valuable partnerships with External Providers to extend the range of qualifications on offer to our students. These range from Certificate II through to Diploma level in key employment growth areas of Beauty, Business, Crime and Justice, Fitness, Health and Agriculture.

Combination Pathways

A number of our students engage in combination pathways, attaining both an ATAR for university entrance and formal VET qualifications.

The College timetable is structured to allow students to select the range of subjects that best suits their chosen pathway, whether that be an ATAR pathway, an ATAR pathway complemented by a VET elective, or a complete VET pathway.

Certificate Courses and Training at Level III or above can contribute towards ATAR calaculations in place of an ‘Applied Subject’ unit, allowing senior students to pursue futher study with the added benefit of attaining a formal qualification.

The College values all students, their potential, and talents, and hopes to provide pathway opportunities that support them with reaching their future career or study plans beyond their time at Faith. 

As part of our commitment to meeting the needs of diverse learners, we are constantly exploring new pathway options such as tertiary preparation courses, internships, personal projects, and structured study lines, in order to offer our students the broadest range of future directions.

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

At Faith, students have the ability combine a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship with studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)and/or contribute to their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

This type of learning experience is an authentic and flexible window into the working world. Under a government-supported, contractual arrangement, students participate in a day of paid work with an employer in an industry of their choice. This allows them to train towards a nationally recognised qualification in a complementary field.

Typically, school-based traineeships and apprenticeships can commence for students from Year 10 to Year 12 and are generally completed prior to the completion of Year 12 except for school-based apprenticeships that are regulated to 30% of overall training.