Subject Offerings

Year 8 Elective Offerings

Year 8 students continue to undertake CORE classes. They will also have the opportunity to select TWO, semester long elective subjects for Semester 1 and TWO semester long elective subjects for Semester 2. Each elective subject will be undertaken for THREE lessons per week for the semester.
Students choose ONE Art subject and ONE Technology subject each semester.


Year 9 Elective Offerings

The Year 9 elective subjects at Pacific Lutheran College offer opportunity for students to play an active role in designing the next phase of their learning journey. Students continue to study a CORE set of subjects and in addition to this, will have the chance to select THREE elective subjects for each semester. These new elective offerings extend from the Year 6-8 experience subjects.


Year 10 Course Selection

To ensure a balanced curriculum in Year 10, students undertake a mixture of core subjects and elective subjects. To assist students to make informed decisions when selecting their elective subjects, Pacific Lutheran College has produced a Course Selection Handbook. 

The elective subjects allow students to explore and develop more specialised skills in additional areas. In selecting these subjects students should consider the following:

  • Will my choice of subjects help me reach my post Year 10 and post Year 12 goals?
  • Do my results so far suggest that I will succeed in the subjects chosen?
  • Do I need a balance of theory and practical subjects?
  • Will the subjects contribute to the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes useful for my future goals?


Year 11 and 12 Course Selection

The following information has been produced to assist students in Year 10 to make informed decisions when selecting subjects for Years 11 and 12 at Pacific Lutheran College.

It is important to choose senior subjects carefully as your decisions will affect the options available for future career paths. 

There are many factors to consider when choosing your course of study. Choices should be made based on aptitude, interest and future pathways. Make sure you consider subjects:

  • You enjoy or are interested in;
  • That you demonstrate some ability or aptitude; and
  • That will help you reach your chosen career goals.


Vocational Education and Training

Pacific Lutheran College provides students with the opportunity to undertake certificate level courses as well as school based traineeships and apprenticeships.

As a registered training organisation (RTO), Pacific offers a certificate course in Hospitality. Pacific is responsible for student induction, ensuring trainer expertise, creating assessment items that meet national standards and recording certificates. In 2015, Pacific commenced a Certificate III in Basic Health Care as part of an extended registration with East Coast TAFE. The College delivers this course on campus, with training provided by a registered nurse.

Pacific also supports student access to further Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses through a personal and customary case-by-case arrangement. Students and parents interested in alternative pathways are advised of various opportunities through external providers as they arise and are then supported by the College to achieve their desired outcomes.

Traineeship and Certificate Courses offered, presently and in the past, in conjunction with external training organisations and employers, are: 

Certificate l 

  • Construction
  • Furnishing

Certificate ll

  • Aeroskills
  • Applied Fashion Design
  • Animal Studies
  • Automotive Services
  • Basic Health Care
  • Bicycles
  • Bricklaying
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Electrotechnology
  • Food Protection
  • Health Support Services
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Plumbing Services
  • Retail
  • Retail make-up and skin care
  • Sport (coaching)
  • Sport and Recreation

Certificate lll

  • Arboriculture
  • Assistant Dance Teaching
  • Basic Health Care
  • Business
  • Business Adminstration
  • Cabinet making
  • Carpentry
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Community Recreation
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Engineering Fabrication
  • Electrotechnology Electrician
  • Fitness
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Shopfitting
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Landscaping
  • Marine
  • Meat Processing (butcher)
  • Music 
  • Multimedia
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Plumbing
  • Retail
  • Tourism

Certificate lV

  • Crime and Justice
  • Music
  • Music - Technical Production


  • Business
  • Beauty Therapy

Trade training courses at Caloundra.