ACT Qualifications

Students at Merici College study courses accredited by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS). Students may be issued the following qualifications and statements.

  • ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and Record of Achievement
  • Tertiary Entrance Statement
  • Statement of Achievement
  • VET Certificates and Statements of Attainment

Further information about these qualifications can be found on the BSSS website - ACT Qualifications


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Merici College offers a quality and wide range of courses that satisfy accreditation with the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS). Students can select a combination of ‘Accredited’, ‘Tertiary Accredited’, ‘Vocational’, ‘Modified’, ‘University’ and ‘Registered’ courses that provide excellent preparation for further study at university, CIT, NSW TAFE colleges and business colleges, as well as direct employment after Year 12. Designated staff to assist students with their course choices are the Head of Senior School, the Vocational Education and Careers Coordinator and the Deputy Principal Learning.

Students at Merici College choose six subjects in Year 11 in order to gain a broad educational experience. Students must study English and Religious Education as two of their six subjects and the study of Mathematics is highly recommended. In Year 12, students who are in a completing a tertiary package may move to five subjects provided they have discussed this with the Head of Senior School. Religious Education can be studied as a minor and completed in Year 11, while committing to 12 hours of community service during Year 12, and English is continued in Year 12 as a major.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Merici College also offers five Vocational courses (Textiles and Fashion, Hospitality, Business Administration, Information Technology, and Sport Recreation and Leadership). These courses contain industry-recognised national modules that articulate into many CIT and TAFE courses. Students have the opportunity to earn a Certificate II in these areas and gain preference in entry to CIT.

The College’s Senior and Course Outlines Handbook ( contains descriptions of each course together with important information regarding the senior college system in the ACT.

ANU College

Merici students have the opportunity to apply to the ANU College to study as part of their Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. Areas on offer as minors include Chemistry, Biodiverstiy, Japanese, Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Indonesian, Chinese, Astrophysics and Engineering. Students have also successfully completed the Major in Advanced Music.

Classes of two hours duration are held after normal school hours, at the ANU, on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. For further information see the Australian National University website

ANU School of Music

Senior students can include study at the ANU School of Music in their package. Information is available on the ANU website at and application is made directly to the school.