The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority recognizes the IB’s Career-related Programme


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The International Baccalaureate is thrilled to announce that the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has officially recognized two Career-related Programme (CP) components.

Personal and professional skills and the reflective project courses are now approved to contribute credits to the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), alongside the already recognized Diploma Programme (DP) courses. This recognition falls under the complementary category of learning and is effective from 6 December 2023.

The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is Queensland’s senior school qualification and is awarded to eligible students, usually at the end of Year 12, by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. This achievement enhances opportunities for Australian students to pursue the CP, offering international recognition and improving job prospects.  

The CP, for students aged 16 to 19, is an innovative blend of academic study and career-related skills that prepares students to launch directly into a career or excel in further study. CP students engage in career-related learning, gaining transferable skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement, while fostering confidence and readiness for success in their careers. 

The IB curriculum is deliberately flexible, empowering students, teachers and schools to tailor an education that is appropriate to their culture, context, needs, and interests. To this end, the IB is committed to continue working with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop rigorous global education programmes, and to increase access to high-quality education to the widest cohort of students possible. 

Learn more about this recognition.