Introduction to Courses at Morley Senior High School

Studying at Year 11 and 12 level requires a significant commitment from students and Morley SHS offers the following study pathways:
• University Pathway Program (University)
• General and/or Vocational Pathway Program (Non-University – including TAFE, Training, Apprenticeships and Employment).

All students study six (6) courses in Year 11 and six (6) in Year 12. Once a student has commenced their program of study, course changes are discouraged and all Year 12 students are therefore expected to continue the courses commenced in Year 11.

University or ATAR Pathway Courses

It is recommended that students aiming for university entrance study a minimum of five ATAR courses in Year 11 and the corresponding five ATAR courses in Year 12.
ATAR courses are externally examined and attract 50% of the final mark from an external examination in Year 12 and 50% from the school assessments.

General or Non-University Pathway Courses

These courses are completely assessed by the school and do not contribute towards university entry. It is highly recommended that students study all the selected courses over a two year period to maximise their graduation prospects.

Certificate Courses / Vocational Education and Training (VET)

The Certificate courses are intended for students who are pursuing studies at TAFE, seeking employment, pursuing traineeships or apprenticeships or wish to take advantage of alternative entry pathways to university through the Diploma programs available at TAFE. (For information on alternative pathways to university, please contact the individual universities directly.)


The pre-requisites for each course are outlined in the detailed course descriptions to assist students when choosing appropriate courses so that they may enjoy success in their senior school studies.