Senior college

Looking for something different?

Want an education with pathways to employment and/or university?

2-year program

Students study vocational qualifications in a number of areas to develop pathways to employment and/or university.

Earn and Learn

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To learn more about our senior college call us to make an appointment. Applicants must be aged between 15 and 19 by February 2019.

(07) 4041 5711

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Most frequent questions and answers

Students must be aged between fifteen and eighteen years of age by 1 February 2019.

Yes, students who graduate from the programs can apply to university. In some instances, they will be given up to one year’s credit towards a relevant degree.

We do offer a maths equivalent to Year 12; however, students who complete the program can apply to science diploma programs after Year 1 and continue on a science pathway.

Our students study maths, along with accounting units. The focus is on business related application of maths.

As we live in one of the most beautiful tourism areas in the world the curriculum is centered around tourism. In Year 1 students work towards a Certificate III in Business, Certificate III in Tourism and a Certificate III in Hospitality. During the year they will gain valuable skills in the use of ‘word’, ‘excel’, ‘powerpoint’ and other electronic media.

All students will gain a Construction White Card, Provide First Aid and Responsible Service of Alcohol to enable them to have the core skills required to gain employment.

Business writing and communication, teamwork,  local and national knowledge is also emphasised. With students completing various projects that require research and academic skills, useful in the workplace and at university.

During Year 2, leadership, further business communication, finance, and marketing is developed. Students undertake a Diploma of Hospitality Management and Diploma of Leadership and Management, or Diploma of Travel and Tourism and Diploma of Leadership and Management. Students are prepared for both employment and university for those who wish to continue their education.

Throughout the program guests from industry are invited to discuss pathways in tourism and hospitality, the Australian Defence Forces, science and technology to present the various opportunities available to them.

Students attend classes n Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, between 9.15am and 4.15pm. They are expected to gain a part-time or casual job, enabling them to earn and learn.

Senior College students are expected to dress as expected of employees in the local region. You are required to wear black dress style trousers, black socks and black leather shoes, as well as an Edwards Institute of Further Education polo shirt or business shirt. Students are also expected to wear black shorts, black or white sneakers, white short socks and an Edwards Polo shirt to excursions or sporting activities, depending on the location. Exact dress requirements are listed here.

Yes, this is a private college and we receive a subsidy from the Queensland Government for some qualifications you will study at Certificate III and Diploma level. We advise that you contact us to determine your fees. Payment plans are available.

Apply now for February 2019

Visit us for our information session

Information Session: 2pm Saturday 13 October 2018