The BUSY School recognises 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 from school.
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 students complete a Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan and co-develop an Individual Learning Plan in consultation with our staff and their parents/carers, that aligns 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 School with the opportunity to work towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or have been identified to receive a Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA).
Students at The BUSY School complete three core Applied senior subjects, endorsed through the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). Typically, students complete Essential English, Essential Mathematics and Social & Community Studies plus additional electives/courses from a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses under the Australian Qualifications framework to accrue a minimum of 20 credits towards their QCE.
The BUSY School support students to gain their learners permit and may access support from PCYC and their ‘Braking the Cycle’ program to obtain their required 100 learner hours with mentor drivers.
Curriculum (with example VET electives)