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Senior secondary

The Senior Schooling Department at Gladstone State High School strives to assist students to access and maintain productive partnerships leading to successful futures. Mr Brendan Hooley is the Head of School - Senior at Gladstone SHS and along with the Senior Schooling Teacher Aide Mrs Liz Christopoulos are always available to have a general chat with students about options in the Senior Phase of Learning and can provide specific information or contacts with outside agencies such as Education Queensland Industry Partnerships (EQIP) Programs, CQ University, and many more.  

Senior School Initiatives

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) throughout the school.
  • Work Experience and Structured Work Placement through Education Queensland Industry. 
  • EQIP Engineering Skills Centre at NRG Power Station. (For students commencing Year 11 only – 18 month program) (EESC)
  • EQIP Business and Industry and Tourism Skills Centre (EBITS) at Boyne Smelters.
  • EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction (ED2CC) Program at McCosker Contracting. (for students comencing year 10)
  • EQIP Technical College Gladstone Region (ETCGR) Campus of Gladstone SHS.
  • EQIP Process Plant Operations (EPMA) at CQUniversity– Gladstone Campus (for students commencing year 11 or 12)
  • PREQIP Program (For Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander students commencing year 10 only)


  • QCS Learning Enhancement Program
  • Leaving School Programs
  • Career Pathways Program​


​How the Senior School department supports students, other departments and whole school learning

Starting with the Year 10 Career Pathways program, students quickly identify their strengths/weaknesses, likes/dislikes and investigate the wide variety of education and training opportunities that they are so fortunate here in Gladstone to have access to. From engineering programs such as EQIP Engineering Skills Centre at the NRG power station, to academic programs such as those studied at CQ University Start University Now (SUN) Program and the EQIP Technical College Gladstone Region.


Work Experience and Structured Work Placement complements the learning and training that students are doing in their school subjects here at Gladstone SHS as well as developing lifelong employability skills that see our students compete extremely well with the hundreds of other applicants for highly sought after positions within the Gladstone Community and beyond.


We also design tailored education programs such as the Learning Enhancement Program undertaken by all OP students in Year 12 preparing them for the Queensland Core Skills Test each year as well as the Driver and Drug Education and Career Pathways Programs throughout the year.


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