The BUSY Schools recognise the importance of providing the opportunity to improve the social, educational and employment outcomes of young people, in particular, those who have disengaged or who are at risk of disengaging.

We are a Queensland special assistance school approved by the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board under the Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017.

All senior students are mapped out with an individual SET plan in consultation with our Careers Education Teacher and/or Guidance Officer, teaching staff and parents, in line with students’ interests, strengths and ability. Students are given the opportunity to guide their own learning journeys, as well as enter into the workplace. Student pathways provide students at The BUSY Schools with the opportunity to complete their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or have been identified to receive a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).

Students at The BUSY Schools will complete three core Applied Senior subjects, endorsed through the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). All students will complete Essential English, Essential Mathematics and Social & Community Studies plus additional electives/courses from a range Vocational Education and Training courses under the Australian Qualifications framework to achieve a minimum of 20 QCE points.

Students at The BUSY Schools will also have the opportunity to obtain an additional QCE point through our Drivers Education Program. The Department of Main Roads and Transport has provided the funding for our students to complete the Brake Driver awareness course which educates teenagers about road risks with an award-winning, eight-part resilience training program that can save young lives.

Once students have obtained their learners permit, The BUSY Schools in partnership with PCYC and their Breaking the Cycle program will provide students with the opportunity to obtain their required 100 learner hours with mentor drivers.

Curriculum (WITH EXAMPLE VET ELECTIVES)

Course

Essential English

Essential Mathematics

Social and Community Studies

Hospitality – Certificate II (VET Elective)

Business – Certificate II (VET Elective)

School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (VET Elective)

Total QCE Points Available

Credit

4

4

4

4

4

Up to 6

26

Elective Opportunities

  • School-based traineeship or apprenticeship
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate II in Sport & Recreation
  • Certificate II in Plumbing
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Certificate II in Furniture Making
  • Certificate II & III Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Automotive Voc Prep
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • Certificate II in Logistics
  • Certificate II in Retail Services
  • Drivers Education Program

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am Essential English
SCS
Essential Maths

Flexible Day

Training or school based
apprenticeship or
traineeship
Tutoring, study,
or cert
e.g. Foundation
Skills
10.00am Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea
10.15am Essential Maths Essential English Tutoring, study,
or cert
e.g. Foundation
Skills
11.45am Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12.15pm SCS
Essential English
SCS Tutoring, study,
or cert
e.g. Foundation
Skills
1.45pm Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea
2.00pm Elective/
Guest Speaker
Elective/
Guest Speaker
Tutoring, study,
or cert
e.g. Foundation
Skills
3.00pm Finish Finish Finish Finish
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