Year 10

The Year 10 curriculum at Villanova provides a balanced general education, as well as the opportunity for students to tailor their schooling to better fulfil individual needs and talents.

As the first year of our Senior School, Year 10 is an important opportunity for students to prepare for their Senior Program in Years 11 and 12.

The usual program for a Year 10 student consists of six core subjects and four semester units of elective subjects.

Core Subjects

  • Religious Education and Personal Development
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education

Elective Subjects

A broad range of elective semester units is available. Students are required to include four semester units in their program from the following elective subjects:

  • The Arts – Visual Art; Media Arts; Drama; Music – Film Music; Audio Engineering Studies
  • Business – Business Studies; Food Studies; Electronic Record-Keeping; Enterprise Education; Food & Technology; Food Preparation
  • Foreign Languages – Chinese; Italian
  • Technical Studies – Computer & Network Technologies; Digital Technologies – Robotics; Games Programming; Engineering; Graphics; Workshop Technology
  • Geography
  • Sports Science
  • English Extension; Mathematics Extension; Science Extension

Please note: All core and elective subjects are prospective. Not all semester units are expected to run in all semesters or years. Semester units that are conducted during a particular semester or year are reliant on sufficient student numbers.

Year 11 and Year 12

A typical program of study for a full-time student in years 11 and 12 consists of seven subjects or six subjects and the Independent Study Program (ISP) in each semester. Each subject is intended to be studied for two years.

Core Subjects

Students must take certain compulsory subjects as part of their Core Studies. These are:

  • English Communication (Authority-registered subject) or English (Authority subject)
  • Prevocational Mathematics (Authority-registered subject), Mathematics A (Authority subject) or Mathematics B (Authority subject)
  • Study of Religion (Authority subject)

Elective Subjects

Authority Subjects

An Authority subject is one which has been approved as such by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA), and for which Villanova has had its work program accredited by the QCAA.

These subjects are four semester units in length and are studied over two years. Students may choose from:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Organisation & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • Graphics
  • Mathematics C
  • Music
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Information Processing & Technology
  • Physics
  • Italian
  • Science21
  • Legal Studies
  • Visual Art

Vocational Education & Training (VET) Courses

Villanova College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 30478). Similar to a TAFE college, we are able to offer nationally recognised certificates to our students as part of their everyday curriculum.

Vocational Education & Training (VET) subjects are complete training packages that award a VET Certificate upon successful completion in addition to any other certification students receive.

To receive the VET Certificate, students must complete the course and demonstrate competency in each of the required VET modules. Students may choose from the following courses:


  • Certificate I in Hospitality (SIT10213)
  • Certificate II in Hospitality (SIT20213)
  • Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) – SkillsTech (RTO No. 31396)
  • Certificate I in Furnishing (MSF10113) – SkillsTech (RTO No. 31396)
  • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) – Binnacle (RTO No. 31319)
  • Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) – Binnacle (RTO No. 31319)

Complaints and Appeals Policy

Any person wishing to make a complaint against the College concerning its conduct as an RTO, whether a complaint, appeal or other matter, shall have access to the complaints and appeals procedure.

Complaints include conduct of the RTO, its trainers, assessors and other staff, a third party providing services on the RTO’s behalf, its trainers, assessors or other staff, or a student of the RTO. An appeal can be made to the College for a review of a decision, including complaints regarding assessment.

Villanova College, as a school RTO, will ensure the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are upheld at every stage of the complaints and appeals process. All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided on within 60 calendar days of receiving the written complaint or appeal.

If the College considers more than 60 calendar days are required to process and finalise the decision, the complainant or appellant will be informed of the reasons in writing and will be regularly updated on the progress of the matter.

If the processes fail to resolve the complaint or appeal, a review by an independent party will be provided if requested.

Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of the College RTO:

Please note: Please direct any complaints and appeals concerning Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) and/or Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) to Binnacle (RTO No. 31319). Please direct complaints or appeals concerning Certificate I in Furnishing (MSF10113) and Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) to SkillsTech (RTO No. 31396)

To read the Villanova College RTO Complaints and Appeals Policy in full, please refer to the link below:

RTO Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures (Click to download PDF)

Authority-Registered Subjects

An Authority-registered subject is one which has been approved as such by the QCAA, and for which Villanova has had its work program or study plan accredited by the QCAA. Students may choose from:

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Recreation Practices
  • Visual Art Studies

Please note: The elective subjects are prospective and may not be available if there aren’t sufficient student numbers.

Subject Selection Guides