All students are required (in August of Year 10) to create a Senior Education Training Plan (SET Plan) to help them structure their senior learning around their abilities, interests and ambitions. The SET Plan is an agreement between the student, their parents / carers, and the College. At Mt Maria, students can select pathways ranging from highly academic to vocational.
The College offers senior programs based on QCAA syllabuses and AQF Certificate courses. This enables students to select an appropriate pathway leading to further study (University or TAFE) or into the workforce. AQF qualifications all contribute to the award of a Queensland Certificate of Education and are highly regarded by employers. The College also offers a range of school-based apprenticeships or traineeships (SATs) for students who are seeking a pathway directly into the workforce.
There is a very wide range of subjects from which students can choose to complete in the Senior Schooling phase and they are guided and mentored to make their choices in accordance with both their academic strengths and future aspirations.
Subjects offered in Years 11 & 12 are:
Certificate IV in Crime and Justice
Certificate III & IV in Business
Certificate III in IDMT
Film, TV & New Media
Certificate II/III in Hospitality
Certificate I in Construction
Certificate II/III in Sport & Recreation
Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate II in Skills for Work
Certificate II in Community Services)
* Students must undertake studies in at least one subject from this learning area.