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MATRICULATION PROGRAMS IN 2012 AT BANKSTOWN COLLEGE OF TAFE There are two separate matriculation programs at Bankstown College of TAFE: • The Higher School Certificate (HSC), which is issued by the Board of Studies • The Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC), which is issued by TAFE Common factors for the HSC and the TPC • Both offer a Year 12 qualification. • Both can be done on a part-time or a full-time basis. • Both can be accumulated over several years. • Both will give you an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or equivalent, to get you to university. The Higher School Certificate (HSC) The HSC can be done in a variety of different modes: • Year 11 and 12 in one year. • Accumulation of subjects over 2 to 5 years (known as Pathways). • Limited ATAR: 5 – 9 units. • HSC study. • ESL Preliminary program: one year of intensive language work, in preparation for either the HSC or TPC. (a) Year 11 and 12 in one year • Students do 10 units at Year 12 level and 12 units at Year 11 level. (10 units are sufficient, if the student has already met the Preliminary requirements.) • Gives the HSC and an ATAR. • Not available to those who have only just completed Year 10 at school (unless they are already 17 years of age). (b) Accumulation of the HSC over 2 to 5 years: Day students usually do three Y12 subjects in their first year and three in their second. Those receiving Youth Allowance must satisfy CentreLink’s study requirements. Gives the HSC and an ATAR. (c) Limited ATAR • 5-9 units, done in one year. • English is compulsory. • Does not offer an HSC, but does give a limited ATAR (which will get you into most university courses). The Limited ATAR is calculated from at least one of your English units plus your four best other units. • The HSC can be completed the following year, to give a full ATAR. • You must be 20 on March 1st 2012 in order to be eligible for a limited ATAR. (d) HSC Evening program • Limited subject choice. • Students may only complete a full HSC over two or more years (on an accumulation basis). • English not available in 2012. • Day students may take evening classes. • A Limited ATAR can be done in one year (with English done at another college or at OTEN). (e) ESL Preliminary program Offers a year of intensive language work, for those with language difficulties. Full-time or part-time. All subjects are language-oriented, and delivered by ESL teachers. Limited range of subjects (6 only). Gives access to the HSC or TPC the following year. Subjects available in 2010 English: Standard English Day and evening Advanced English To commence in second term. Drama Day only Maths and computing: General Maths Day only 2 Unit Maths Day and evening Extension 1 Maths Day only Extension 2 Maths (Year 12 only) Evening only IP & T Day only Science: Biology Day only Chemistry Day Physics Evening only Senior Science Day only Humanities: Modern History Day only PDHPE Day only Society and Culture Day only Studies of Religion Day only Legal Studies Evening only Ancient History Evening only Other subjects: Subjects may be done in the evening at other colleges. Timetables are available from the HSC coordinator. Subjects may also be done via correspondence : - OTEN (TAFE’s correspondence school) offers its subjects in one and two year mode. - the Saturday School of Community Languages offers all its subjects in two year mode. Other information… If you repeat a subject for the HSC, UAC counts the mark you got in your second attempt when calculating the ATAR. Students in TAFE are expected to fit into an adult learning environment. Poor behaviour will not be tolerated. Teachers will be on hand to help you with your subject choices at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 years of age, please bring proof of age, your School Certificate and school reports to the interview. Costs There is an administrative charge of $462. The charge is $53 if you are receiving a government benefit. The above fee is refundable upon completion of the HSC, as long as the entire course is done in TAFE. Other charges: - $40 materials charge (non-refundable). - Textbooks may need to be purchased for some subjects. The Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) TPC is a TAFE alternative to the HSC, especially aimed at mature aged students. It gives you a Tertiary Entrance Score that can be used for University entry. It can be done as a one year full time course (20 hours per week), or part-time over 2 or 3 years. You must be 18 or over to do the course. Cost: $984 for full-time; $724 for part- time. For those receiving a government benefit, the cost is $53. All fees are refundable upon completion of the course. $20 per semester materials charge. The TPC information sessions are on Wednesday 25th January at 10 am and 5 pm in E1.10. The TPC course co-ordinator is Jackie Evans. Tel: 9780 5583. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other aspects of the TPC • More emphasis on skills than the HSC; less content. • More project-style assessment; no big end of year exams. • All subjects are one semester only. • A total of 9 subjects are needed to complete the course • The Tertiary Entrance Score is calculated from three of the higher level subjects. Further information Further information on the HSC at Bankstown TAFE can be found by going to the college HSC website. Go to Google and type in bankstowntafehsc and click on the first hyperlink. Once on the website, go to Year11/12 on the menu, and click on Enrolment for 2012. This PowerPoint presentation is on the website, as well as other useful information.
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