The Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement (QCIA) recognises the achievements of students who are on individualised learning programs.
The certificate is an official record that students have completed at least 12 years of education, and provides students with a summary of their skills and knowledge that they can present to employers and training providers.
The individual learning program for the QCIA does not have credit value nor does it contribute toward the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or the required pattern of learning for the QCE.
If a student is eligible for the QCIA, they will still be able to record achievements for up to three other learning areas of the QCE in their learning account. For example, a course from preparatory learning or vocational education and training (VET), this can be undertaken, but learning is recorded on the Senior Statement and cannot be duplicated on the QCIA.
To receive the QCIA, a student must be undertaking a significantly individualised learning program. This requires them to be working toward a set of prescribed individual learning outcomes, instead of the QCE requirements of the syllabus related to the course of study. To facilitate this, a student's individual learning outcomes are linked to the learning expectations of the class syllabus, and work/learning experiences are modified to suit the student's needs.