Year 12 subject enrolments

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The following report is derived from data supplied to the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment by state and territory curriculum, assessment and certification authorities. The data shows the number and percentage of Year 12 students enrolled in tertiary-recognised subjects, by learning area and sex, and the percentage of Year 12 enrolments in tertiary-recognised languages. "Tertiary-recognised" refers to senior secondary subjects that can contribute to meeting requirements for admission to university or other tertiary education programs.

Notes and caveats

    • Students may be enrolled in more than one subject within each learning area. For example, a student may be enrolled in Chemistry and Physics within the Sciences learning area, but for the purposes of this collection is counted only once.
    • "Learning areas" correspond to the eight learning areas identified for incorporation into the curriculum in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, 2008 and confirmed in the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration 2019.
    • "Total subject enrolments" include cross-disciplinary subjects not recorded under the eight learning areas.
    • "Total Year 12 FTE" is calculated as the number of full-time students plus full-time equivalent of part-time students.
    • "Percentage of Year 12 students enrolled" are calculated as the percentage of total Year 12 full-time students.
    • "Year 12 enrolments in tertiary-recognised languages" are calculated as a percentage of total enrolments in Year 12 languages other than English.

Sources: Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, derived from data supplied by state and territory curriculum, assessment and certification authorities; ABS, Schools, Australia.

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