The Cairns School of Distance Education has a focus on literacy, numeracy, Information Communication Technology (ICT) in learning, enhancing field services and ‘on air’ facilities. Regular professional development opportunities are made available throughout the school year to support the growth of staff and home tutors.
The Australian Curriculum
C2C materials offered to students are based on the Australian Curriculum.
Our distinctive curriculum offerings
Our school offers academic programs which are based on the Australian Curriculum. Lessons are organised and delivered through digital materials, via scheduled phone lessons, paper and electronic materials used in the home and face to face at field activities. All on air classes and print materials are organised on a year level basis. Special provisions are made for learning support students. Please see our Learning Delivery Model (PDF, 228 KB)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF, 71 KB)
Scheduled phone lessons and web conferencing
Phone lessons are linked to the curriculum being studied. Students have the opportunity to use web conferencing tools to participate in a more interactive online experience.
Extra curricular offerings
Instrumental music program.
Artists in residence inreach program.
Mega school for senior students.
Certificate I in retail.
Learning Campus at Cairns SDE
The Open Learning Campus
Trial Pilot in 2016 was the first phase of a regional learning model
delivered through Cairns SDE.
2 vision of OLC is to engage young people in individualised programs by
delivering authentic education, training and well-being programs via blended
learning (on-campus - face-to-face & online). Full-time enrolment scope is
for young people aged 14 - 18 who have disconnected
or are significantly disengaged from education, and residing in Cairns.
School-based enrolment is for young people who are disengaging from education
and meet the criteria for one of the school-based programs provided.
The campus is focused on
re-engaging young people who fulfil OLC enrolment criteria, with an education,
training or employment pathway. Tailored support programs to re-engage
previously disconnected and significantly disengaged young people are aligned
with learner centric programming to support the retention of young people at
risk of disengaging from education. Open Learning Campus staff will work
to assist young people in the attainment of skills, achievements and
qualifications that align with personal wellbeing, education and training
standards that reflect community expectations.
The ‘CSDE OLC 2017 Scope and Service for parents (PDF, 899KB)’ document
provides information on the scope of OLC enrolment categories and the service
for full-time student enrolments.
The ‘2017 OLC Brochure (PDF, 636 KB)’ provides a brief overview of
OLC scope and enrolment service.
For enrolment enquiries or more information please contact
the Open Learning Campus administration:
Phone: 07 4080 9222