The Australian Science Enrolment Project
University of New England

Subjects Under Investigation

Australian schools offer subjects across nine Key Learning Areas (KLAs). The study of any of these subjects is optional for all students in Years 11 & 12 (post-compulsory schooling) excepting that in most states and territories the study of at least one English course is compulsory. Not all of the courses below are available in every state and territory and many have slight differences in name and content. Additionally, since around 2000, students have been able to elect to study one or more Vocational Educational or Training (VET) Courses and have these count towards their Year 12 certificate and Australian Teritary Admission Rank. This project considers a selection of 31 subjects taken from these 9 KLA's as well as 5 VET courses where data is available. In some cases a number of different subjects are compounded together to make a generic course (e.g. Ancient, Modern and Australian Histories are compounded as "History").

Key Learning Area Subjects Studied
English Advanced English
Mathematics Elementary Mathematics
Intermediate Mathematics
Advanced Mathematics
Science Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Earth Science
General Science
Humanities History
Geography
Business Studies
Leagal Studies
Religious Studies
Social Sciences Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Creative Arts Visual Arts
Music
Drama
Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) Information Technolgy
Design Technolgy
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Physical Education
Languages other than English (LOTE) French
German
Italian
Spanish
Japanese
Chinese
Arabic
Classics
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Hospitality
Business Services
Retail Services
Construction
Information Technolgy Services