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Students at Queensland Government or non-government schools, secondary departments or other schools of distance education can enrol with the Brisbane School of Distance Education (BSDE) subject to places being available.

Years 5 – 8 Languages

A student may apply to enrol in a Language through BSDE, if this subject is NOT offered at their base school.

Years 8, 9 and 10

A student enrolled at another school may apply to study a subject through BSDE provided that the student is unable to study the subject at their base school. 

This could be for a number of reasons, for example: 
The school does no​​t offer the subject.

The student has tr​​ansferred into the school and the school’s timetable does not allow the student to continue studying the subject from the previous school.

Years 11 and 12
A student enrolled at another school may apply to study an Authority or Authority Registered subject through BSDE provided that the student is unable to study the subject at their base school. 

This could be for a number of reasons, for example:

The school does not offer the subject. If a school does not offer an Authority or Authority Registered subject the school may allow (enrol) the student to study the subject through BSDE. In this case, the student becomes a BSDE student for that subject on the Student Data Capture System (SDCS) for Years 11 and 12.
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The school’s timetable does not allow the student to study the subject at the base school. In this situation, Year 11 and 12 students are deemed by the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) to be ‘Dual Cohort’ students. Such enrolments need to be indicated in the relevant box on the enrolment form. This information is forwarded to QCAA.
 
When a student studies Vocational Education and Training (VET) through a shared campus with BSDE, BSDE is responsible for all training, assessment and certification related to the course. BSDE is also responsible for having an accredited Training and Assessment Strategy, maintaining registration for the VET qualification and issuing of a Statement of Attainment or a Certificate and Statement of Results. The base school need not submit a study plan in the subject.

Important issues to consider

To facilitate enrolment, the Principal of BSDE must negotiate the individual student enrolment with the Principal of the base school and be satisfied that:
​The student cannot access the base school curriculum offerings.
​The student would be severely disadvantaged by not undertaking the required subject.
​Supervision at the base school is available.
 

Schools considering enrolling a student should be aware of the following:

​Schools/students must read the BSDE course outlines to be aware of any prerequisites or specific course requirements.
​Submission of an enrolment application is on the assumption that all prerequisites and course requirements have been met. 
​A student may study a maximum of two subjects through BSDE without requiring written approval by QCAA.
​Subjects requested cannot be additional to the number generally studied at the base school, ie. six subjects.
Up to eight students per school per subject per year level may be enrolled at BSDE.
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​Dual cohort is by special arrangement only. Year 11 and 12 students applying for enrolment in a BSDE subject which is concurrently offered at the base school are deemed by the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) to be in a dual cohort and as such need to be approved and identified. It is the responsibility of the base school supervisor to inform BSDE through the enrolment application form​.