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Senior school

The Senior School curriculum builds upon the progress made by our students in the Junior School and focuses specifically on preparing our students for their likely future pathway, once they leave Aspley Special School. Personalised learning is central to this process, and each student’s Senior Education Training (SET) plan and Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) plan guides the teaching and learning required to fulfil the needs of our students, as well as providing a pathway to allow for smooth transition to post schooling life.

Our Senior School curriculum is organised around six learning areas which provide a structure to deliver personalised programs based on student needs as identified in the SET and PATH plans of each student. These learning areas are also aligned to the curriculum organisers which feature in the student’s Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA). Upon graduating, each student receives their QCIA which is reflective of their abilities and systemic requirements.

Each student’s learning program is strongly influenced by their PATH plan. This plan is developed through a student-driven process in which the young person, parents or carers, family members and key stakeholders participate. The PATH is usually developed in a young person’s first year in the Senior School (Year 10 equivalent) and is reviewed each year until they graduate.        


Aspley Special School offers a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate courses. Visit Vocational education for more information.