Choosing a Study Program


students at Gungahlin College

Course Information Video

In this video, Priscilla Wray, the Principal of Gungahlin College provides important information for students enrolling at Gungahlin College in 2023.


When selecting your courses and units, you are advised to consider your career aspirations, abilities and interests. You should also note the following advice:

The exact requirements for the award of all ACT Qualifications and more general information can be found on the BSSS website.

There are limited opportunities to change subject selections at key points in the academic year.

Our Timetable

The College timetable allows students some flexibility to suit their individual arrangements, such as ASBAs. In these cases the individual student timetable can be sorted so students can participate in an ASBA without missing other classes. Students also have the  option to attend classes in the evening which will free up additional time during the day for other pursuits.

Our College will continue to explore flexible learning options for all students whether their pathway is towards university, a trade, employment or other training.

Course Selection Information

All students must complete a course of study over years 11 & 12 (Major or Minor) from the English Course Area as a requirement for the award of an ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.

At Gungahlin College we expect students to complete at least a minor from the Mathematics Course Area as part of their ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and a major if pursuing a Tertiary Entrance Statement (TES).  If you are studying a tertiary package it is expected that you undertake a tertiary Maths course.

It is the student’s responsibility to select an appropriate course package.

We strongly recommend that students research courses available at Gungahlin College and their pathway and areas of interest as universities and other institutions such as CIT have very specific requirements for entry.

As a general guide, before students make any selections, they need to consider the following:

At the request of families, enrolling students will be offered a course selection interview at the College. This interview is with students, their parents/carers and is conducted by a member of our teaching staff.

These discussions and your own research will help you to complete the selection process.

Questions you should consider: