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Approved special courses for ABSTUDY away from home rate

You may get a higher rate of ABSTUDY if you live away from home to study an approved special course. We review and approve special courses each year.

Approved special courses for 2017

Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania don’t have any schools with approved special courses for the higher rate of ABSTUDY.

New South Wales

School Approved special course
Farrer Agricultural High School Agriculture - Years 7 to 12
Yanco Agricultural High School Agriculture Equine Studies - Years 7 to 12

Northern Territory

School Approved special course
Kormilda College - Darwin International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12

Queensland

School Approved special course
Cairns State High School International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12
Columba Catholic College - Charters Towers Agriculture - Years 9 to 12
Indooroopilly State High School International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12
Mountain Creek State High School International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12
Queensland Academies - Creative Industries Campus Immersion International Baccalaureate preparation program - Year 10
Queensland Academies - Creative Industries Campus International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12
Queensland Academies - Health Sciences Campus Immersion International Baccalaureate preparation program - Year 10
Queensland Academies - Health Sciences Campus International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12
Queensland Academies - Science Mathematics & Technology Campus Immersion International Baccalaureate preparation program - Year 10
Queensland Academies - Science Mathematics & Technology Campus International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12
St Teresa’s Catholic College Abergowrie Agriculture - Years 7 to 12
Tec-NQ Tec-Prep Program - Semester 2 only

South Australia

School Approved special course
Brighton Secondary School Music - Years 8 to 12
Glenunga International High School International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Years 11 to 12
Marryatville High School Music - Years 8 to 12
Playford International College Special Music - Years 8 to 12
Urrbrae Agricultural High School Agriculture - Years 8 to 12
Woodville High School Music Pathways - Years 8 to 12

Victoria

School Approved special course
John Monash Science School Science, Mathematics and Associated technologies - Years 10 to 12
Maribyrnong College - Sports Academy Australian Rules football, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Football (soccer), Golf, Hockey, Netball, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball - Years 7 to 12
Victorian College of Arts Secondary School Music and Dance - Years 7 to 12
Victorian College of Arts Secondary School Theatre and Visual arts - Years 11 to 12

Western Australia

School Approved special course
Applecross Senior High School Visual Arts - GATE program
Balcatta Senior High School Visual Arts - GATE program
Catholic Agriculture College, Bindoon - previously Keaney College Agriculture - Years 7 to 12
Churchlands Senior High School Music - GATE program
Esperance Senior High School Agriculture - Years 9 to 10
Agriculture - Years 11 to 12 Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETis)
Hampton Senior High School Dance - GATE program
John Curtin College of the Arts Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Music Theatre, Arts Media, Drama - GATE program
Kalamunda Senior High School Visual Arts - GATE program
Kelmscott Senior High School Agriculture - Years 7 to 10
Kiara College - formerly Lockridge Senior High School Agriculture - Years 7 to 10
Western Australia College of Agriculture – Cunderdin, Denmark, Harvey, Morawa and Narrogin campuses Agriculture - Years 10 to 12
Wongutha Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School (CAPS) Agriculture - Years 11 to 12
Indigenous students automatically enrolled in 2 agriculture subjects
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