LAUNCH Program

LAUNCH Program

CHC’s LAUNCH program offers you the opportunity to excel academically and to experience life as a CHC student. You can study up to three units (subjects) during Years 11 and 12 (a maximum of one unit per semester) and the units that you successfully complete may count towards your QCE.

The LAUNCH program can also be a pathway to early admission to your higher education studies. When you successfully complete a LAUNCH unit, you automatically meet the academic entry requirements for admission to the related undergraduate course following your completion of Year 12 (other entry requirements may also apply that you must meet to gain entry). If you are accepted into this course, you will also receive credit towards your degree for the related LAUNCH unit(s) you have successfully completed.

Participating in the LAUNCH program can also save you costs on your higher education studies, as LAUNCH students do not pay tuition fees. This means that you could save more than $5,000 of your higher education costs if you complete three LAUNCH units and then enter the related course at CHC. Please note, however, that LAUNCH students are required to meet any personal study costs, such as text books, consumables, etc.

LAUNCH Requirements

As a LAUNCH student, you will be part of a class of first-year CHC undergraduate students. The LAUNCH program is normally offered outside of school hours, and you will need to attend all of the required classes for the unit. LAUNCH units normally require three hours of on-campus contact per week and it is recommended that you undertake an additional seven hours of personal study each week (a total of 10 hours per week).

Some LAUNCH units are available externally. You do not need to attend any classes for external units, but you need to engage in the learning materials for approximately ten hours per week via the Moodle learning platform.

Just remember that these commitments are on top of your Year 11 and/or Year 12 study program.

You are eligible to apply for the LAUNCH program if:

•   you are currently in Year 11 or 12;
•   you are achieving HA and/or VHA levels for your subjects at school; and
•   you have the support of your school and your parents/guardians.

Queensland Studies Authority reporting requirements:

For Year 12 students completing the Queensland Certificate of Education, CHC is required to inform the Queensland Studies Authority of students enrolled in the LAUNCH program and their resulting grades. This is for recording on the Queensland Certificate of Education. A LAUNCH unit is recorded as two credits of Advanced courses of study – it does not count towards your OP.

Enquiries about LAUNCH should be directed to: CHC Student Administration

Email address: admissions@chc.edu.au

Phone: 07 3347 7915


The LAUNCH units being offered in Semester 1, 2020 are as follows:

•      BZ100 Introduction to Business and Management (related course – Bachelor of Business);

•      ES113 Educational Psychology: Learning and Development (P-6) (related course – Bachelor of Education [Primary]);

•      ES116 Educational Psychology: Learning and Development (7-12) (related courses – Bachelor of Education [Secondary]; Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education [Secondary]);

•      JA102 Biblical Studies in the Old Testament (related course – Bachelor of Ministry);

•      PHL100 Logic (related course – Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts); and

•      SO102 Introduction to Applied Social Theories (related courses – Bachelor of Human Services; Bachelor of Counselling).

Semester 1 2020 Timetable

LAUNCH units for Semester 1, 2020 commence in the week of 25 February, 2020.
(please note: LAUNCH units are timetabled for after school hours eg. 4:00-7:00pm, 5:00-8:00pm)



Unit Code Unit Name Lecturer Day Time Venue Sample Unit Outline


BZ100 Introduction to Business and Management TBC Monday 4.00-6.50pm A3



ES113 Educational Psychology: Learning and Development (P-6)(P-6) Robyn Press Monday 4.00-6.50pm E1 Download
ES116 Educational Psychology: Learning and Development (7-12) Robyn Press Monday 4.00-6.50pm E1 Download
MINISTRY JA103 Biblical Studies in the New Testament Dr Sam Hey Monday 6.30-9.30pm L1 Download
LIBERAL ARTS PHL100 Logic TBC Wednesday 4.00-6.50pm* A2


LIBERAL ARTS HT101 Introduction to History TBC TBC TBC TBC


LIBERAL ARTS LIT101 Great Books of the Western World 1 TBC TBC TBC A2



Introduction to Applied Social Theories

Dr Nicky Stirling Monday 4.00-6.50pm D1