Advanced Academic Diploma-ECAAD

Applications open on October 1st and close on November 30th. Click here to apply for entry into the 2020 program.

Elizabeth College offers a unique program for students who wish to achieve at the highest level in a balanced, pre-tertiary program of study – the Elizabeth College Advanced Academic Diploma (ECAAD). Click Here to download the brochure.

ECAAD provides a supportive environment, a diverse range of boundary-pushing and extension activities, and study skills and wellbeing workshops to help students flourish, build resilience, explore ideas, make friends and achieve their best. Students who have a strong academic and extra-curricular background and are interested in actively exploring new ideas and activities may apply for a place in the programme.

Participation in the ECAAD programme is by online application at the end of Year 10, and again at the end of Year 11 for students who wish to continue in Year 12. Each student’s progress and participation in the programme is reviewed at the start of Term 3 each year.

Applications open on October 1st and close on November 30th. Click here to apply for entry into the 2020 program.

How the program works:

  • Successful applicants are assigned to one of 3 or 4 ECAAD Home Groups. This provides a supportive environment of like-minded students who meet once per week during scheduled HG time with their HG teacher. (NOTE: ECAAD students still attend regular classes and operate on the same timetable as all other students).
  • Students attend a (compulsory) overnight camp at the beginning of the year to get to know their peers and help settle into college life.
  • We provide study skills, time management and exam preparation seminars.
  • Students participate in a Contemporary Issues and Culture programme that aims to present a range of ideas and experiences beyond the curriculum. These include guest speakers, group discussions and debates, excursions to the cinema/theatre, museum/gallery visits and music performances.
  • Students participate in a series of wellbeing workshops where they will learn skills to help them to flourish as individuals and build resilience.
  • We offer opportunities to enjoy adventure activities such as bushwalking, rock-climbing, abseiling and rafting.
  • Successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to their community – both within and outside of the College, for example through sport, drama, music, public speaking, debating, student leadership, community service etc.
  • The ECAAD program actively supports students who wish to apply for the University of Tasmania High Achiever Program.

To be eligible to receive the Diploma at the end of Year 12 candidates must:

  • Attain an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) of 90+ at the end of their College studies,
  • Participate in approximately two thirds of the activities offered by the programme,
  • Actively contribute to the wider life of the college and broader community,
  • Participate in community service activities whist at College, and
  • Study pre-tertiary English and subjects from at least three of the other National Curriculum learning areas (Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, HPE, SOSE, Technology and the Arts) whilst at the College.

Applications open on October 1st and close on November 30th. Click here to apply for entry into the 2020 program.

All candidates will be notified of the success of their applications in the first week of December. All enquiries to Jason Hoare via email: jason.hoare@education.tas.gov.au.