Approved special courses

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.

The list below may not include all approved special courses for 2021. We’ll tell you if we’ve approved your course when we assess your claim.

Australian Capital Territory

There are no 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

Sheep Husbandry and Wool Science - Years 9 to 10

Yanco Agricultural High School

Agriculture - Years 9 to 12

Equine Studies - Years 9 to 10

Hurlstone Agricultural High School

Agriculture - Years 9 to 10

Northern Territory

School Approved special course

Casuarina Senior College

SEDA Program

Haileybury Rendall School

International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12

Queensland

School Approved special course

Benowa State High School

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Cairns State High School

International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12

Calamvale Community College

International Baccalaureate Diploma- Years 11 to 12

Cleveland District State High School

International Baccalaureate Diploma- Years 11 to 12

Columba Catholic College - Charters Towers

Agricultural Science - Years 7 to 10

Agricultural Practices - Year 11

Dalby State High School

Innovate 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

International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12

Queensland Academies - Health Sciences Campus

International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12

Queensland Academies - Science Mathematics & Technology Campus

International Baccalaureate Diploma - Years 11 to 12

Scots PGC College

Agriculture - Years 11 to 12

St Teresa’s Catholic College Abergowrie

Agriculture - Years 7 to 12

Tec-NQ

P-TECH Program - Semester 2 of Year 10 and includes Years 11 to 12

Woree State High School

School Tech program

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

Henley High School

Specialist Sport - Years 8 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

Wirreanda Secondary School

Specialist Sport - 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

University High School

The Elizabeth Blackburn Sciences - Years 11 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

Wodonga Middle Years College

Flying Fruit Fly Circus - Years 7 to 9

Western Australia

School Approved special course

Applecross Senior High School

Visual Arts - GAT program

Balcatta Senior High School

Visual Arts - GAT program

Bob Hawke College

GAT Program

Bunbury Senior High School

GAT Program

Carine Senior High School

GAT Program

Churchlands Senior High School

Music - GAT program

Comet Bay College

GAT Program

Duncraig Senior High School

GAT Program

Ellenbrook Secondary College

GAT Program

Edmund Rice College

Agriculture - Years 7 to 12

Esperance Senior High School

Agriculture - Years 9 to 10 Years 11 to 12 (VETiS)

Fremantle College

GAT Program

Governor Stirling Senior High School

GAT Program

Hampton Senior High School

Dance - GAT program

Harrisdale Senior High School

GAT Program

John Curtin College of the Arts

Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Music Theatre, Arts Media, Drama - GAT program

Kalamunda Senior High School

Visual Arts - GAT program

Kelmscott Senior High School

GAT Program - Agriculture - Years 7 to 10

Kiara College

Agriculture - Years 7 to 10

Melville Senior High School

GAT Program

Mount Lawley Senior High School

Languages GAT Program

Perth Modern School

GAT Program

Rossmoyne Senior High School

Language GAT Program

Shenton College

GAT Program

Western Australia College of Agriculture – Cunderdin, Denmark, Harvey, Morawa and Narrogin campuses

Agriculture - Years 9 to 12

Willetton Senior High School

GAT Program

Wongutha Christian Aboriginal Parent-Directed School (CAPS)

Agriculture - Years 11 to 12
Indigenous students automatically enrolled in 2 agriculture subjects

Tasmania

There are no schools with approved special courses for the higher rate of ABSTUDY.

Page last updated: 11 January 2021