TGS Senior School and the QCIA
Students in the senior school program are working towards their Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement. This is well established in senior school at present and has been part of the program for the last 5 years. The QCIA recognises the achievements of students who are on individualised learning programs.
The QCIA is an official record that students have completed at least 12 years of education. The certificate also provides a summary of the student’s knowledge and skills and can be presented to employers or training providers.
The certificate outlines the following under two main categories.
1. Statement of Achievement – The aim of the Statement of Achievement is to create a holistic picture of demonstrated knowledge and skill.
The individual student achievements are recorded on the certificate under the following headings:
- Areas of study and learning
- Communication and technologies
- Community, citizenship and the environment
- Leisure and recreation
- Personal and living dimensions
- Vocational and transition activities
2. Statement of Participation
- This may include activities such as: community-based learning, extra-curricular activities, enrichment programs and life skills programs.
The specific programs undertaken by each student are recorded on the certificate.
By Jan Chidgey, Senior School Level Co-ordinator and Teacher