What are op & non-op subjects?
Riverside Distance Education offers a broad range of options for students to obtain their Senior QCE certificate, and cater for those OP students wishing to pursue university and further study, or for those who wish to seek traineeships and early employment options.
OP Subjects (Authority Subjects) These subjects follow a Queensland Studies Authority syllabus. A minimum of 20 semester units of these subjects is needed for Tertiary entrance, three of which must be studied for 4 semesters. Attaining a SOUND Achievement in these subjects on exit will also contribute 4 points each toward the Queensland Certificate of Education.
NON – OP Subjects(Authority Registered Subjects) or known as SAS. These subjects are accredited by the Queensland Studies Authority and appear on the Senior Certificate. They do not contribute towards Tertiary entrance, ie they are not included in OP calculations.
Passing these subjects on exit will also contribute 4 points (2 points for Certificate 1) each toward the Queensland Certificate of Education.