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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW LEVEL 61 SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION

SENIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION provides the basis for further study in both higher education and vocational education and training, and for entry to the workforce.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is by various pathways and may include the completion of Year 10 or equivalent.

This narrow level comprises the following detailed levels:

611  Year 12
612  Bridging and Enabling Course at Senior Secondary Level
613  Year 11



611 YEAR 12

Year 12 provides the basis for further study in both higher education and vocational education and training, and for entry to the workforce. Year 12 marks the completion of secondary education.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 11 or equivalent.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study although this may vary according to the pathway taken.

Inclusions

Senior Secondary Certificate of Education is included in this category; local titles are used by States and Territories.


612 BRIDGING AND ENABLING COURSE AT SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL

Bridging and Enabling Course at Senior Secondary Level provides specific background knowledge to allow further detailed study at a level higher than Senior Secondary Level for students who do not have the pre-requisite subject matter knowledge or who have not studied for some time.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is by various pathways which may include the completion of Year 10 or equivalent, or completion of a recognised programme and/or recognition of prior learning.

Notional Duration

Duration of education at this level may vary.


613 YEAR 11

Year 11 provides the basis for further study in both higher education and vocational education and training, and for entry to the workforce. Year 11 is the first year of a two year programme usually needed to complete senior secondary education.

Theoretical and Vocational Orientation

The balance between breadth and depth of knowledge and skills, and between academic disciplines and applied and work-related courses may vary.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this level is usually the completion of Year 10 or equivalent.

Notional Duration

The duration is usually one year of full-time study although this may vary according to the pathway taken.

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