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Senior - General, Applied & VET Subject Overview

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​​​​​​​​General or Applied?

General subjec​​ts

General subjects are suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead primarily to tertiary studies, vocational education and training, or work. General subjects may contribute up to four credits towards the QCE. 

Results in General subjects may contribute to a student’s ATAR.

​Applied subject​​​s

Applied subjects ​are suited to students who are primarily interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to vocational education and training or work. Applied subjects may contribute up to four credits towards the QCE. Results from one Applied subject may contribute to a student’s ATAR when combined with four General subjects. ​​

VET Subjects​​​

VET subjects provide pathways for all young people, including those seeking further education and training and those seeking employment-specific skills. 

Certificate III qualification can be used towards an ATAR and provide a selection rank of 68.​

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Last reviewed 11 June 2021
Last updated 11 June 2021