What is a SET Plan?
A SET Plan is a Senior Education and Training Plan. The aim of SET Planning is to help students make good decisions about their learning pathways and ensure they base their subject choices on their abilities, interests and clearly articulated goals.
Under Queensland Government law, young people are required to be 'earning or learning '. To help meet this requirement in a meaningful way, the SET Plan helps students map out their learning goals and specifies what students will study in 11 and 12. It also considers students ' tertiary or work goals. The SET Plan is a formal, private document which is referred back to whenever students request to make subject changes and is also used as part of the school's academic review process.
Specific goals of SET Planning
- Ensure students are aware of the requirements of the QCE and have made clear, informed choices which set them up to attain a QCE.
- Ensure students are aware of the stepping stones required to achieve an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank), Vocational Qualification or an achievable career after school.
- Provide a platform from which students can seek and engage in further education and training.
- Formally document the students' learning pathway for the Senior years of schooling.
- Empower students, encouraging them to be active participants who are responsible for their own learning.
- Provide a discussion point for students, families and the school.
- Provide a tool through which the school can monitor students' progress in their Senior learning pathway.
SET Planning is a detailed process which develops in stages. Initially, students will need to think clearly about their future goals and explore their learning options. At Mansfield State High School, we support students in this process through Year 10 SDP lessons. After considering their learning goals, students will document their SET Plan and implement it in Years 11 and 12.
The SET Plan needs to be finalised by the end of Year 10. This is a vital component of students' senior studies. The SET Plan is agreed upon by the student, their parents/carers and the school and a copy of the student's SET Plan is retained by the school as an official record.