Senior Education and Training Plans

Version Number

3.1

Implementation Date

6/10/2016

Scope

State schools, TAFE institutes and registered training organisations

Purpose

​To inform the principal of state schools and relevant Main Learning Providers  (schools, TAFE institutes and other registered training organisations) of their roles and responsibilities for ensuring that Senior Education and Training Plans are developed, implemented and transferred.

Overview

​State schools ensure that students in Year 10 develop a Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan) in partnership with their parents. The SET Plan maps out a student’s plan of action for his or her education and training through the compulsory participation phase.  This includes a signed agreement outlining roles and responsibilities. Students are supported to acquire the skills and knowledge to develop their SET Plan and to revise it during their studies.

During the compulsory participation phase, schools, TAFE institutes and other registered training organisations ensure that learning opportunities are provided in accordance with the SET Plan. The SET Plan is reviewed and updated as necessary and transferred when required. Assistance is provided to young people without a SET Plan who fall outside any learning provider’s jurisdiction.

Responsibilities

​School Principal 

  • Responsible for ensuring the development of SET Plans in Year 10.
  • Responsible for ensuring the provision of career education and advice for SET Plans.

Principal, Main Learning Providers (schools, TAFE institutes and other registered training organisations)

  • Responsible for ensuring implementation of SET Plans in the compulsory participation phase.
  • Responsible for ensuring SET Plan assistance is provided when requested by young people outside any learning provider’s jurisdiction.

Process

School Principal: 

​Development of the Senior Education and Training Plan in Year 10 

  • Ensure that students in Year 10 develop a SET Plan in partnership with their parents.
  • Ensure that Year 10 students and their parents/carers understand the agreement including their roles and responsibilities and how the student’s personal information may be held, used, disclosed and transferred.
  • Facilitate Year 10 students and their parents/carers to sign the agreement and ensure it is attached to the SET Plan.
  • Ensure that young people are assisted to take ownership of their SET Plan and to accept the main responsibility for maintenance and transfer.
  • Ensure the appropriate confidentiality and privacy of SET Plans.
  • Ensure that SET Plan information is consulted when registering young people in Year 10 with the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (that is, Intended Learning Option). 

Provision of Career Education and Advice for Senior Education and Training Plans

  • Ensure career education and advice is integrated into learning programs to enable students to develop their SET Plan.
  • Ensure that young people acquire skills and knowledge to define, map, maintain and modify their compulsory participation phase pathway.

Principal (Main Learning Provider):

Implementation of the Senior Education and Training Plan in the Compulsory Participation Phase

  • Ensure the young person has access to their SET Plan.
  • Ensure that young people are assisted to take ownership of their SET Plan and to accept the main responsibility for maintenance and transfer.
  • Facilitate a young person to update and modify their SET Plan, providing guidance when a young person needs to change his or her learning pathway (that is, through career guidance sessions, subject selection processes).
  • Ensure that the SET Plan is consulted by staff during subject selection and the provision of career advice, and when assisting a young person to remain focused during the compulsory participation phase.
  • Ensure that a young person’s attendance, participation and achievement are monitored as a basis for updating the SET Plan.
  • Broker with other agencies where necessary in order to provide the learning opportunities set out in a young person’s SET Plan.
  • Build partnerships between learning providers, employers and youth service providers throughout the community in order to meet the needs of young people as set out in their SET Plans.
  • Provide a point of contact for parents/carers (for example, career guidance officers, course co-ordinators).
  • Assist young people, where possible and with their informed consent, to transfer their SET Plan should they enrol with a new learning provider.
  • Transfer a young person’s information to a new Main Learning Provider as part of a formal hand-over of responsibility in the event that a young person’s program changes from one Main Learning Provider to another.
  • Ensure the appropriate confidentiality and privacy of SET Plans.

Senior Education and Training Plan Assistance for Young People outside any Learning Provider’s Jurisdiction

  • Ensure assistance is provided, if requested and where possible, to a young person who does not have a SET Plan and who falls outside any learning provider’s jurisdiction (e.g. a young person who has an exemption from compulsory schooling), or ensure that relevant information is provided to the young person.

Online Resources

​Supporting documents

Online materials

  • Planning a QCE – Senior Education and Training Plans – Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority  
  • Year 10 Guidelines - Senior Education and Training Plans – Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Review Date

30/06/2017
Attribution CC BY

Main Learning Provider
As recorded for a student by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority on the Registration and Banking System.

Principal
This may be the Principal, Headmaster, Head of College, Head of School, Director, Managing Director, Institute Director, Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, a person who controls or governs the affairs of a registered training organisation or similar.

Senior Education and Training Plan (SET Plan)
The SET Plan maps out how students will work towards a Queensland Certificate of Education, Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement, Senior Statement or vocational qualification, and/or a viable work option. Some learning providers may use an alternative he SET Plan maps out how students will work towards a Queensland Certificate of Education, Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement, Senior Statement or vocational qualification, and/or a viable work option. Some learning providers may use an alternative terminology.