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									                                                                                       2009
Young people need a high standard of education to underpin their economic and
employment security, and to enable them to realise their potential in what is a more
complex and challenging world.
Galvin Park Secondary College is committed to providing relevant, stimulating
and appropriate learning pathways for all students. We want all students at the
College - whatever their learning styles, abilities and interests – to be active,
life-long learners. We believe that all students have the ability to achieve success
and develop the necessary skills and knowledge which will enable them to maximise
opportunities in an ever changing workforce.
The College strives to create a positive learning environment that promotes an
understanding of students’ academic and social needs as well as creating a learning
environment that supports the health, safety and wellbeing of all students. We have
a strong focus on building positive relationships and a sense of community. The
College values of respect, tolerance and cooperation are at the core of our daily
work and are necessary in maintaining a strong learning environment.


Shared Values & Behaviours
Respect
• Listen to others
• Value others opinions                             Cooperation
• Display good manners                              • Participate
• Be aware of others feelings                       • Listen
• Respect other peoples property                    • Share ideas
• Recognise the rights of other people              • Work together
• Treat others the way you would like               • Help each other
  to be treated                                     • Support each other
                                                    • Promote teamwork
Tolerance
• Be patient
• Accept others
• Include others
• Be open minded
• Be understanding
• Listen with empathy and understanding




                                                                                       
Content



          Principal’s Message                page    3
          From the Senior Years Team         page    4
          Senior Years Team                  page    5
          Who do I see                       page    6
          Year 11 & 12                       page    7
          VCE Unit Descriptions              page    34
          VET Unit Descriptions              page    93
          VCE/VCAL Requirements & Regulations page   121
          Glossary of Terms                  page    133
          Useful Websites                    page    135




   
                                                                                                             Principal’s Message
Congratulations! Both you and your parents have just begun a very important
stage of your lives, that is planning for your future and developing a challenging yet
rewarding Senior Years Pathway Plan that I hope will bring you great success.
For over 25 years, Galvin Park Secondary College has provided students in the
Wyndham community with a quality education. There is no doubt that the educational
product offered by Galvin Park is of the highest standard and I believe that those
parents who select this College, are able to do so, confident that their children have
been placed in a secure environment and nurtured in a learning partnership by
dedicated professionals.
During this time the Senior Years Programs have developed extensively and
consequently we are able to offer our students a broad range of pathways including       Ms Joanne Ryan
VCE, VET, VCAL and School Based Apprenticeships (SBA).                                   Acting Principal
                                                                                         Galvin Park
Our Vocational Education and Training program (VET) has continued to grow and            Secondary College
currently attracts students into five separate studies, as well as programs available
within the local cluster of schools. Students in these programs attempt nationally
accredited modules while completing their VCE or VCAL to gain the skills needed
to be successful in their chosen fields. These courses have attracted students from
within the Wyndham Cluster.
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning has provided an opportunity for students
pursuing an alternate senior school certificate. It now operates at Foundation,
Intermediate and Senior level.
With a strong, supportive Senior Years Team we have created an atmosphere of
achieving excellence through cooperation and are proud of the work in which our
senior students are involved. Our outstanding results, our breadth of studies and our
supportive environment make us a College of Distinction.
I hope you find your experiences with our College fulfilling and endeavour to make
the most of the opportunities available to you.
The staff at the College looks forward to working with you and your parents in an
environment of mutual trust and cooperation. May 2010 be a year in which you
achieve your full potential.

Ms Joanne Ryan
Acting Principal




                                                                                                                
From the Senior Years Team

                                                   The focus at the Senior Years is Pathways and Transition. At Year 10, students
                                                   develop a Pathway Plan that will best meet their learning needs and future career
                                                   aspirations. Students undertake a rigorous investigation to determine their course of
                                                   study at Years 11 and 12.
                                                   The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is, in general, a two year certificate
                                                   conducted under the auspices of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority,
                                                   a State Government instrumentality. The certificate may, in fact, be completed over
                                                   a longer time period than two years. Completion of the VCE may lead to a variety of
                                                   future options including employment and/or further study at TAFE or University.
                                                   Choosing an appropriate VCE course can be a challenging task. This guide is
                             Ms Daniela Angelico   intended to help students and parents explore the many options available and to
                                    Senior Years   make known the procedures and policies of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment
                                        Manager    Authority (VCAA) and of Galvin Park Secondary College.
                                                   Students and parents need to be aware that the move into senior secondary education
                                                   carries additional responsibilities for students as well as increased expectations. They
                                                   are now the role models for students in the middle years and have the opportunity
                                                   to undertake leadership positions within the student community. Furthermore,
                                                   skills such as time management and organization are largely dependent on the
                                                   students’ self discipline and motivation. The College’s expectations on issues such
                                                   as attendance, homework and submission of work are outlined within this guide.
                                                   The VCE is a very demanding and rewarding two years, which entails greater
                                                   independence and more responsible decision making on the part of the student.
                                                   For students to experience success in VCE, it is essential that they approach study
                                                   in a consistent manner and make the most of the resources and facilities offered
                                                   at GPSC. It is important that students find a balance between their social life, work
                                                   commitments and study. Choosing to complete the VCE means that study must
                                                   become the major focus and priority.
                                                   In 2005 the College introduced the second year of the Victorian Certificate of
                                                   Applied Learning (VCAL ) for Year 12 students. This Certificate may be undertaken
                                                   over one or two years and is designed to provide students with a pathway into
                                                   the workforce or TAFE. Students who have chosen VCAL must meet set criteria in
                                                   relation to achieving basic academic and specific work-orientated skills. While the
                                                   demands of the VCAL differ, the expectations are the same for all senior students.
                                                   The Administration and Staff at the College wish you well in your endeavours in
                                                   2010. We are committed to providing the best of opportunities and will support and
                                                   advise students and parents in order to achieve this goal.

                                                   Ms Daniela Angelico
                                                   Senior Years Manager



             
                                                               Senior Years Team
Administration 009
Senior Years Manager:                    Ms Daniela Angelico
Student Voice Coordinator:               Mr Chris Bagot
Senior Pathways & Transition Coordinator: Mr John Hart
Managed Individual Pathways
(MIPS) Coordinator:                      Mr Simon Thorley
Senior Years Admin. Assistant:           Mrs Jenny Richards
VCAL Coordinator:
Year 12 Team Leaders:                    Mr Geoff Bumpstead
                                         Mr Bryan Woollard
Year 11 Team Leaders:                    Mr Simon Thorley
                                         Ms Sue Wiltshire
                                         Ms Sandra Allan
Year 10 Team Leaders:                    Mr Daniel Pearce
                                         Mr Grant Martens
                                         Ms Amy Cole




                                                                  
Who do I see?



                Senior Years Manager
                Enrolment Details                        Year  Year Level Team
                Vocational Education & Training          Academic Performance
                Accelerated Learning                     Exam advice
                Liaison with the Victorian Curriculum    Internal Coursework
                and Assessment Authority                 Assessment Advice
                VCAL Programs                            Attendance
                Changes to or withdrawals from courses   Uniform
                                                         Discipline
                                                         Extension Requests
                Senior Pathways and                      Consideration of Disadvantage
                Transitions Coordinator                  Unsupervised Excursions
                Managed Individual                       Past Exams
                Pathways Coordinator                     Student Welfare Issues
                Course Selection advice
                Careers/Job Pathways advice
                Tertiary and TAFE Entry Requirements     Year  Year Level Team
                Vocational Education & Training          Academic Performance
                Managed Individual Pathways Plan         Assessment Advice
                Work Experience                          Attendance
                School Based Apprenticeships             Uniform
                                                         Discipline
                                                         Extension Requests
                VCAL Coordinator                         Consideration of Disadvantage
                ALYT Program                             Unsupervised Excursions
                VCAL Programs                            Student Welfare Issues
                Work Placement

                                                         Year 0 Year Level Team
                Key Learning Area Coordinators           Academic Performance
                Subject or Course Specific enquiries     Accelerated Programs
                Arts              Ms Christina Lomagno   ALYT
                English           Ms Lynda Wilson        MILP Managed Individual Learning Plan
                Health and PE Mr Daniel Pearce           Assessment Advice
                                  Ms Amanda Chivers      Attendance
                Humanities        Ms Vera Markovic       Uniform
                LOTE              Mrs Piera Iannarella   Discipline
                Mathematics       Mr Andrew Wokulski     Student Welfare Issues
                Science           Ms Sue Wiltshire
                Technology        Mr John Cutter




      
                                                             Year 11 and 12
Units  & 




Year  &  Contents
Victorian Certificate of Education VCE           page   8
Studies Available                                page   10
VCE and VET Sequences                            page   11
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning VCAL   page   12
Structured Workplace Learning                    page   13
Dual Certificate Option - VCE & VCAL             page   14
Vocational Education & Training VET              page   15
VET Costs                                        page   17
School Based Apprenticeships SBAs                page   18
Pathways                                         page   19




  Year
11 & 12                                                        
Victorian Certificate of Education

                                     Course Selection Guidelines
                                     What is the VCE?
                                     The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is a program of study undertaken
                                     over a minimum of two years. However, to be awarded the VCE, results may be
                                     accumulated over an unlimited number of years.
                                     The VCE Program consists of a set of semester (half-year) units arranged at two
                                     levels of difficulty. The first level contains Unit 1 & 2 Studies which are internally
                                     assessed and usually but not always undertaken by Year 11 students. The second
                                     level comprises Unit 3 & 4 Studies which are externally assessed and provide the
                                     basis for entry into tertiary institutions. Unit 3 & 4 Studies are commonly undertaken
                                     by Year 12 students. In most instances Units 1 and 2 are undertaken as a sequence
                                     or pair. In the event that a student finds themselves unsuited to a study at Unit 1 they
                                     can opt, with appropriate consultation, to select a more appropriate Unit 2. Units
                                     3 and 4 must be taken as a sequence and students can not opt to change their
                                     program mid year.
                                     VCAA requirements
                                     The VCE is implemented throughout Victoria under the rules laid down by the
                                     Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). To be awarded the VCE, a
                                     student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 units, including:
                                     • three units of English;
                                     • three other Unit 3/4 sequences (6 units).
                                     Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (Enter)
                                     At Galvin Park Secondary College most students select 6 studies at Year 11 and 5
                                     studies at Year 12. This allows students to attempt 22 Units in the VCE. Students who
                                     successfully complete Years 11 and 12 are awarded the VCE. All coursework and
                                     examination results at Year 12 level contribute to a student’s ENTER.
                                     • ENTERs are used by the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) to rank all
                                     students applying for tertiary study.
                                     • The score is accrued from students’ results in English and the next best three
                                     studies at Year 12 level.
                                     • A further 10% is included for up to two more studies.
                                     • VET studies can also be included but the weighting varies from study to study.
                                     Selecting a program
                                     1. Your VCE program must include English or a combination of English and
                                     Literature.
                                     2. Your VCE program should take into account ability and interest.
                                     3. Your VCE program should provide a range of learning experiences.
                                     4. Your VCE program needs to meet further education prerequisites.
                                     5. Programs may include a combination of VET and VCE studies.
                                     Restrictions
                                     • Students who choose Studio Art may opt to focus on Photography or Art.
                                     • Students may only choose one study from the Design and Technology Stream.
                                       (Textiles or Wood).
                                    • VET studies are generally completed over two years and hence need to be
                                       commenced in Year 11.
• Students may select one VET Study. This will incur a fee, may involve travel to a
  neighbouring school or a TAFE. Its delivery extends beyond the normal school
  day.
• Foundation Mathematics at Year 11 does not allow for students to progress to Year
  12 Mathematics.
• Year 10 students cannot select Year 12 studies unless they have already completed
  a Year 11 study.
• All Year 11 students will select 6 studies for the year.
• All Year 12 students will select 5 studies for the year.
Students may complete language studies at a centre other than our school and be
granted credit towards their VCE. Language studies can be completed at a Victorian
School of Languages Centre or via the Distance Education Centre Victoria.
Accelerated Studies
Students in Year 9 who have been identified as suitable to enrol in an additional
accelerated study will commence Unit 1 and 2 in Year 10 and complete Unit 3 and
4 in Year 11.
Course Selection Process
• Speak to teachers about subject content and requirements.
• Check the requirements for Tertiary and TAFE Entrance.
• Attend the subject workshops during Careers Week
• Attend the school’s Parent Information Sessions:
         - Year 9 into 10 Tuesday 8th September
         - Year 10 into 11 Wednesday 9th September
• Complete the course selection sheet and return it to the front office along with a
  $50 enrolment fee on or before Friday 18th September.
Enrolment
Subjects for 2010 cannot be guaranteed and enrolment will not be confirmed until
staff and student numbers are confirmed. All students will confirm their subject
selection with the Senior Years Management Team on the Year 11 and Year 12
enrolment day.




                                                                                       9
Studies Available

                    English                                     Technology
                    English                                     Information Technology
                    English As a Second Language:               Food Technology
                    Units 3 & 4                                 Design and Technology - Wood
                    Foundation English                          Design and Technology - Textiles
                    Literature                                  VET Clothing Design and Production
                                                                VET Electrotechnology
                    The Arts                                    VET Hairdressing
                    Media                                       VET Hospitality
                    Studio Arts Art/Photography                 VET Horticulture
                    Drama                                       VET Information Technology
                    Music Performance                                (Network Stream)
                    Visual Communication & Design
                    VET Music Industry (Technical               LOTE (Language other than English)
                    Production)                                 via Distance Education
                    VET Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft
                                                                Humanities
                    Health & Physical                           Accounting
                    Education                                   Economics
                    Health and Human Development                Legal Studies
                    Physical Education                          History
                    Outdoor and Environmental Education         Business Management
                                                                VET Business
                    Mathematics
                    Foundation Mathematics (Year 11 only)       Science
                    General Mathematics (Year 11)               Biology
                    Further Mathematics (Year 12)               Physics
                    Mathematical Methods (Years 11 &12)         Chemistry
                    General Specialist (Year 11)                Environmental Science
                    Specialist Mathematics (Year 12)            Psychology
                    VET (offered externally)
                    Arts Interactive Multimedia
                    Automotive Technology
                    Building and Construction
                    Community Services
                    Engineering Studies
                    Equine Industry
                    Community Recreation (Sport and Recreation)
                    Hairdressing
                    Production Horticulture
                    Music Industry
                    Remember: English is Compulsory
                    • You must select 6 subjects in Year 11 and 5 in Year 12
                    • The College recommends that students choose a program that helps them achieve
                      their goals.
                    • The College retains the right to withdraw a study if there are insufficient numbers
                      of students who have chosen that subject.
                    • VET studies attract an extra fee (page 17)
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                                                                                                                       VCE & VET Sequences
                         VCE Studies
                               Units students must do:                          English/ESL
   Units that students can do singly or as a sequence
               Units that must be done as a sequence
Studies for which it is recommended that students
do Unit 1 and/or 2 before attempting 3 & 4:
(or have equivalent experience or be prepared to
do some preparatory work)
ENGLISH            Page 48 - 49 English / ESL

                       Units                                                              Units
   1              2             3        4                             1             2               3         4
Page 34                             Accounting                                                                LOTE
Page 36                                 Biology                   Page 62                             Legal Studies

Page 38               Business Management                         Page 64                                 Literature

Page 40                              Chemistry                    Page 67 - 73                        Mathematics

Page 52                    Foods Technology                       Page 74                                    Media

Page 42 Design & Technology - Textiles                            Page 76 - 79                   Music Performance

Page 42       Design & Technology - Wood                          Page 80 Outdoor & Environmental Education

Page 48                                     Drama                 Page 82                        Physical Education
Page 46                             Economics                     Page 84                                   Physics

Page 50               Environmental Science                       Page 86                                Psychology

Page 54 Health & Human Development                                Page 88                                Studio Arts

Page 56                                     History               Page 90 Visual Communication & Design

Page 58               Information Technology


VET Studies
Page 93                                                              *Scored for VTAC purposes
Certificate II of Automotive                  *Certificate II in Equine Industry
Certificate II in Building & Construction     Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate II in Business Office Admin-      *Certificate II in Furnishing
istration                                     Certificate II or III in Hairdressing
Certificate III in Children’s Services        *Certificate II in Hospitality
*Certificate II in Community Recreation       *Certificate II in Information Technology
Certificate II in Community Services          Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
Certificate II in Concept Development for     Certificate II in Multimedia
Clothing Products                             *Certificate III in Music Industry
Certificate II in Electrotechnology
*Certificate II in Engineering Studies
                                              Certificate III in Visual Arts                                           
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

                                                                            VCAL
                                                                            The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is an alternative and equivalent
                                                                            qualification to the VCE, which provides students with an opportunity to study a
                                                                            combination of VCAL, VET and VCE units. The VCAL has three certificate levels:
                                                                            Foundation, Intermediate and Senior. At Galvin Park Secondary College we offer
                                                                            transition from Year 10 into an Intermediate Program (Year 11) and a Senior Program
                                                                            (Year 12). It usually takes one year to complete a VCAL level.
                                                                            Through the VCAL learning program students focus on developing generic and
                                                                            employment skills, and have an opportunity to build a flexible pathway to the
                                                                            workforce, to further vocational training, apprenticeships and traineeships.
                                                                            Students wanting to study at University are advised to undertake a VCE program.
                                                                           The VCAL provides an accredited program in the following four compulsory
                                                                           strands:
                                                                           1. Literacy and Numeracy Skills
                                                                           This includes English and Mathematics at an appropriate level for the students,
                                            Example of Weekly Timetable aiming to provide them with the skills that enable progression to work, or further
                                            Block 1 - Literacy
                                            Block 2 - Numeracy             study.
                                            Block 3 - Personal Development • Year 11 students will study VCAL Literacy and Numeracy at Intermediate level.
                                            Block 4 - VET                  • Year 12 students will study VCAL Literacy and Numeracy at Senior level.
                                            Block 5 - Work Related Skills
                                            Block 6 - VCE Elective          2. Personal Development Skills
                                                                            This Unit aims to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours that provide improved
                                                                            self confidence, increased self esteem and community involvement.
                                                                            3. Work Related Skills
                                                                            The purpose of this Unit is to develop employability skills, knowledge and attitudes
                                                                            valued within community and work environments as a preparation for employment.
                                                                            • All students will be actively encouraged to seek part time employment as well as
                                                                              participate in Structured Workplace Learning for one whole week in terms 2 and
                                                                              4.
                                                                            4. Industry Specific Skills
                                                                            This Unit develops skills, knowledge and behaviour related to specific industry
                                                                              sectors.
                                                                            • Students must complete a VET certificate offered at GPSC selected from the
                                                                              following programs complete an SBA.
                                                                            • All students must undertake 10 days of Structured Workplace Learning that is
                                                                              linked with their VET study.

                                                                            Note: All students enrolled in VCAL will incur a service fee of $500. This fee covers
                                                                            the cost of all materials and VET charges.
                                                                            VCAL Students must also undertake studies in Units 1 & 2. These must be chosen
                                                                            from Wood Technology, Textiles, Food Technology or Information Technology.


             
                                                                                               Structured Workplace Learning
At Galvin Park Secondary College, Structured Workplace Learning for VET is valued
as an integral component of the VCAL. All VCAL students participate in one week
programs of Structured Workplace Learning twice a year, during Terms 2 and 4.
Within a Structured Workplace Learning environment, GPSC aims to develop the
talents and capacities of VCAL students in the skills relating to employment and an
understanding of work environments, to maximize their choice for further work or
study.
Learning beyond the Classroom
Structured Workplace Learning allows students to acquire skills and knowledge in
an industry setting as part of an accredited vocational training programme (VET/
VCAL). Students studying VCAL are required to undertake placement as part of
their program.
What are the Benefits?
Students undertaking a work placement have the opportunity to:
• learn and apply knowledge and skills which are relevant to the workplace;
• examine and assess initial career choices and career opportunities;
• develop contacts with potential employers;
• fulfil tertiary institution pre-requisites that require experience in the area of intended
  study;
• understand the nature and conditions of paid work and mix with adults in an adult
  environment;
• demonstrate the mastery of specific skills and competencies related to accredited
  VET and VCAL programs they are undertaking;
• develop an awareness of appropriate attitudes and behaviours for paid work;
• improve communication skills, gain maturity and self-esteem.
Occupational Health and Safety
Student safety is of paramount concern in the organisation of placements. Employers
are required to satisfy requirements of Occupational Health and Safety legislation
in their workplace. Students are required to complete Occupational Health & Safety
education programs prior to commencing placements to ensure that their experience
is a positive one.
For students engaged in Structured Workplace Learning, this entails:
• as part of a VET program – completion of the nationally recognised Unit of
  Competence from the VET course.
• as part of a VCAL program – completion of Work Related Skills Unit 1, plus
  safe@work training.




                                                                                               
Dual Certificate Option - VCE & VCAL

                                       The Dual Certificate option allows students to obtain their VCE and VCAL Certifi-
                                       cates by completing a combined course. Students also obtain a VET Certificate as
                                       part of this qualification. Students have the choice of completing examinations if
                                       they choose however unlike VCE they are not mandated to. Consequently students
                                       will not receive an ENTER however will continue to have the option of pursuing
                                       further tertiary studies at a TAFE level. Students completing the Dual Certificate
                                       option will not have free study sessions at Year 12.
                                       At Year 11 students have two options:
                                       Option 1
                                       • VCE English
                                       • VCE General Mathematics or Accounting
                                       • VCAL Personal Development Skills
                                       • One VET subject
                                       • Two other Units 1 and 2 VCE subjects, one of which must be chosen from Design
                                         and Technology (Wood or Textiles), Outdoor Education, or Industry and Enter-
                                         prise Studies
                                       Option 2
                                       • VCE English
                                       • VCE General Maths or Accounting
                                       • VCAL Personal Development Skills
                                       • Two VET subjects
                                       • One other VCE subject of the student’s choice
                                       At Year 12 students must complete the following option:
                                       • VCAL Literacy Senior Level
                                       • VCAL Numeracy Senior Level or VCE Further Mathematics
                                       • VCAL Personal Development
                                       • Continue on with the three VCE and or VET subjects completed in Year 11
                                       Students who wish to undertake the dual certificate course must complete the rel-
                                       evant application form which can be obtained from the Senior Years office as well
                                       as attend an interview.




           
                                                                                            Vocational Education and Training
Vocational programs at Galvin Park Secondary College enable training in the
skills and knowledge of a particular industry. At the satisfactory completion of a
vocational program, students are able to demonstrate competence in basic industry
skills and knowledge. The certificates which are issued are industry qualifications.
Thus students including a VET, Pre-apprenticeship or School Based Apprenticeship
(SBA) program in their VCE or VCAL also gain a nationally recognized industry
qualification.
What is VET?
VET is the name given to training that is usually thought of as TAFE training. People
working in industries throughout Australia undertake training to learn the skills
needed to work in a particular trade or industry. Much of this training is delivered
through the VET system at TAFE. However students at school are able to access
this training through the VET in Schools Program. VET subjects contribute to the
student’s VCE or VCAL Certificates in the same way their other subjects do.
The VCAA has developed scored assessment in a majority of VET in Schools
Programs, therefore students are able to count VET programs in their ENTER if they
undertake a scored assessment.
Successful completion of a VET in the VCE program provides students with:
• two qualifications: a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate
  of Applied Learning (VCAL) issued by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment
  Authority and a VET Certificate issued by a Registered Training Organisation
  (RTO)
• two Statements of Results issued by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment
  Authority giving details of units completed in the VCE and modules/units of
  competence completed in the VET qualification
• an enhanced Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER) which can
  improve access to further education
• the ability to articulate into further vocational education and training courses
• workplace experience including structured workplace learning.
Delivery of a program is undertaken by an RTO, (TAFE institute, private provider
or school), or by a school under the auspice of an RTO, in accordance with the
requirements as detailed in industry approved training documents, accredited
curriculum and/or training packages.
Students value the inclusion of VET units in the VCE program because it:
• allows them to engage in vocational studies which, provide a practical focus
• gives them direct experience of business and industry, which employers value
  when selecting staff.
Employers value the VET in the VCE program because it:
• contributes to the development of entry level skills for their industry;
• provides students with a practical and focused introduction to workplace
  requirements;
• enables employers to use the program for selection purposes;
• enables industry to influence educational programs in schools;
• provides useful training and supervisory experience for existing employees;
• enables industry to participate in local community networks.                              
Vocational Education and Training

                                    Structured Workplace Learning is a valuable component of all VCE VET programs
                                    and whilst not mandatory for all VET studies it provides students with:
                                    • enhancement of skills development
                                    • practical application of industry knowledge
                                    • assessment of units of competence, as determined by the RTO
                                    • increase of employment opportunities and marketability
                                    It is important to note that the 3-4 sequences of VCE VET programs are not designed
                                    as stand-alone studies. In order to receive the VET qualification, students must
                                    undertake the entire Units 1–4 structure of a VCE VET program.
                                    The following VCE VET programs have a Study Score available to students. The
                                    Study Score can contribute directly to the ENTER as one of the students primary four
                                    scaled studies or as the fifth or sixth study.
                                    • Arts Interactive Multimedia
                                    • Business Administration
                                    • Community Recreation
                                    • Community Services
                                    • Electrotechnology
                                    • Hospitality (Operations)
                                    • Information Technology
                                    • Music Industry
                                    The VET programs listed below are not assessed by an examination and therefore
                                    do not accrue a Study Score. These VET programs are recognized as a fifth or sixth
                                    study, and contribute indirectly to the ENTER as 10% of the primary four scaled
                                    studies.
                                    • Automotive Technology
                                    • Building and Construction
                                    • Children’s Services
                                    • Concept Development for Clothing Products
                                    • Engineering Studies
                                    • Equine Industry
                                    • Hairdressing
                                    • Laboratory Skills
                                    • Production Horticulture
                                    • Visual Arts Contemporary Arts
                                    Structured Workplace Learning is a valuable component of all VCE VET programs
                                    and whilst not mandatory for all VET studies it provides students with:
                                    - enhancement of skills development
                                    - practical application of industry knowledge
                                    - assessment of units of competence, as determined by the RTO
                                    - increase of employment opportunities and marketability
                                    Please note: students undertaking a VET course must pay an additional charge.
                                    Please see page 17 for costs.

          
                                                                                                                           VET
         Galvin Park Secondary College is part of the Wyndham VET in Schools Cluster
         which comprises of The Grange, Hoppers Crossing and Werribee Secondary Col-
         leges. Therefore Galvin Park students have the opportunity of selecting Vet studies
         from a wide range of industries. Please refer to the table below.
       School Cluster VET offerings at this stage (Subject to Change)
VET Program                                                Location                                     Materials Fees
Certificate II Clothing Production and Design                Galvin Park Secondary College              $450
Information Technology –software                             The Grange P-12 College                    $150
Certificate II Community Recreation (Sport and Recreation)   The Grange P-12 College                    $150
Certificate II Automotive                                    Hoppers Crossing Secondary College         $150
Certificate II Community Services                            The Grange P-12 College or                 $250
                                                             Werribee Secondary College
Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)                Grange P-12 College                        $100
Certificate II Hospitality                                   Grange P-12 College (Culinary)             $450
                                                             Werribee Secondary College
                                                             Galvin Park Secondary College (Operations)
Engineering                                                  Hoppers Crossing Secondary College         $400
Certificate III Music – Technical Production                 Galvin Park Secondary College             $220
                                                             Werribee Secondary College 1st & 2nd year
Building & Construction                                      Victoria University                        $566
Cert III Horticulture                                        Galvin Park Secondary College              To be advised
Certificate II Hairdressing                                  Galvin Park Secondary College              $400
Certificate III Hairdressing                                 Gordon TAFE                                (User pays approx $1000)
Certificate III Fitness                                      Galvin Park Secondary College              To be advised
Certificate III Laboratory Skills                            Galvin Park Secondary College              To be advised
Certificate III Visual Arts Contemporary Arts                Galvin Park Secondary College              To be advised
Certificate III Children’s Services                          Galvin Park Secondary College              To be advised
Certificate II Equine Studies                                NCEE at Werribee Park                      $113
Certificate II Electrotechnology                             Galvin Park Secondary College              $250
Certificate II & III Information Technology – Network        Galvin Park Secondary College              $150
Certificate II Business Administration                       Grange P-12 College - 1st year             $200
                                                             Werribee Secondary College - 1st year
                                                             Galvin Park Secondary College - 2nd year
Certificate II Dance                                       Grange P-12 College                         $100
*Listed as a guideline. Costs may be adjusted in 2010.
Students undertaking VET studies must pay 50% of the VET fee by Friday 18th September, 2009 (last day of term 3). The remaining
50% must be paid on Enrolment Day late term 4, date to be advised.


                                                                                                                           
School Based Apprenticeships

                               SBAs
                               School Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) allow students to study at school whilst at the
                               same time undertaking government approved and accredited training qualifications
                               as a paid employee. Students are enrolled in the Victorian Certificate of Education
                               (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (VCAL) as well as being in paid
                               employment, and complete on-and/or off-the-job training. Many retail and hospitality
                               casual jobs are classed as SBAs if the students are trainees in a Certificate II or III
                               program and are school students. Typically students attend school for four days
                               and one day at on-and/or off-the-job training. In a few cases students are working or
                               completing training two days per week and attending school three days per week.
                               SBAs are suited to students who:
                               • are thinking of obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship after leaving school;
                               • would like to gain an industry qualification as well as their VCE or VCAL;
                               • want to keep their options open – broaden pathway choices after completing Year
                                 12;
                               • want to combine paid work, learning (VCE/VCAL) and training in a specific industry
                                 (Vocational Education and Training Certificate Program) at the same time;
                               • want the opportunity to gain two separate nationally recognised certificates at the
                                 same time: their industry certificate and VCE or VCAL.
                               The steps involved in the program are:
                               • the student gains employment as an apprentice or trainee in his/her chosen
                                 industry;
                               • employment and training contracts are signed and registered with an Australian
                                 Apprenticeship Centre;
                               • a training plan is developed for the student which incorporates industry training,
                                 school and work commitments;
                               • the program and results of the student’s industry training are entered on the VCAA
                                 database;
                               • the units of competence completed during training are credited to the student’s
                                 VCE or VCAL Certificate.
                               Upon successful completion of the whole program
                               students will attain:
                               • An industry certificate at Certificate II or III level. This may provide a traineeship
                                 qualification or the first year of an apprenticeship in some of the trades like
                                 hospitality, hairdressing, automotive and electrotechnology.
                               • A VCE or VCAL certificate.
                               • Where the training is at Certificate III level an ENTER Increment, which is 10% of
                                 the average of the best 4 scored VCE subjects.
                               • Four (4) VCAL units in both Industry Specific Skills, and Work Related Skills at
                                 Intermediate and/or Senior Certificate level.




         
                                                                                       Pathways
A ‘pathway’ is not a pre-set combination of units, but a suggested package. Year
10 students should use the Pathways section (see pages 20 -32) as a guide to help
in constructing their Year 11 VCE Program in discussion with parents, teachers and
careers advisors.
Students are free to choose any combination of units they like.
Students do not have to choose one of the Pathways in this guide; the Pathways
provided are only examples.
How can a Pathway help?
• To help students and parents see connections between VCE, VET and TAFE, and
  between VCE, VET and University.
• To provide coherence to the students’ program of studies.
• To provide purpose and direction to the students’ program of studies.
• To give a clear career focus to the students’ VCE, VET or VCAL studies.
How To Use The Pathways Guide
This section is meant to guide students to the correct source of information rather
than supply the information. It is important to remember that pre-requisites for
courses and careers can change from year to year. It is vital that students seek out
the most recent information by consulting the VICTER booklets or speaking to the
Careers staff.
Once a career direction has been decided, students should work ‘backwards’ to
decide which VCE Pathway and combination of units will lead to this direction.
At this stage students should ask themselves three questions:
• Do I have some ability in the units I wish to pursue?
• Do I enjoy the field of work to which they lead?
• How do these units relate to my career intention?
Languages other than English (LOTE)
Languages Other Than English have deliberately not been listed in any specific
Pathway because they can be successfully included in every Pathway. Whatever
package of units students put together, they should consider including a LOTE.
Its relevance is highlighted by the fact that many University courses highly value a
LOTE.




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Pathways

                                              Architecture
           COMPULSORY                                                                         OTHER
                                              SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                      OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                           UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Maths Methods Any Science 1           Visual              Any units from                        Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        CAS 1 &/or General                    Communication       the selected VCE                      depends on which
                               Maths B 1                             Technical 1         studies.                              direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Maths Methods Any Science 2           Visual                                                    after completing your
           Literature 2        CAS 2 &/or General                    Communication       Specialist Maths                      VCE.
                               Maths B 2                             Technical 2
           English 3 and/or    Maths Methods Any Science 3           Visual
           Literature 3        CAS 3 &/or Further                    Communication
                               Maths 3                               Technical 3
           English 4 and/or    Maths Methods Any Science 4           Visual
           Literature 4        CAS 4 &/or Further                    Communication
                               Maths 4                               Technical 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                     Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                              UNIVERSITY                    CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in;          Bachelor Degrees at various           ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from     • Applied Art                          institutions including;
           VCE.                               • Building Studies                     • Architecture / Building / Con-    • Tertiary entry requirements
           Some Traineeships and Appren-      • Drafting                               struction Management              • Pre-requisites
           ticeships are available.           • Building Design and                  • Visual Arts                       • Recommended Units
           See a Careers Advisor for            Technology                           • Visual Communications             • Any special requirements
           details.                                                                  • Industrial Design
                                                                                     • Planning, Arts Engineering
                                                                                       (Building)
                                                                                     • Landscape Architecture
                                                                                     • Interior Design


           Art / Design
           COMPULSORY                                                                         OTHER
                                              SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                      OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                           UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Art 1            Studio Art 1         Visual           Any units from                           Selecting other units really
           Literature 1                                              Communication or the selected VCE                         depends on which
                                                                     Media 1          studies.                                 direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Art 2            Studio Art 2         Visual                                                    after completing your
           Literature 2                                              Communication or                                          VCE.
                                                                     Media 2
           English 3 and/or    Art 3            Studio Art 3         Visual
           Literature 3                                              Communication or
                                                                     Media 3
           English 4 and/or    Art 4            Studio Art 4         Visual
           Literature 4                                              Communication or
                                                                     Media 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                      Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                              UNIVERSITY                    CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:          Bachelor Degrees at various           ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from     • Architectural Drafting               institutions including:             • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                               • Vocation Arts Certificate            Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Visual      • Pre-requisites
           See a Careers Advisor for            Advanced Certificate of Art          Communication, Textiles             • Recommended Units
           details.                             and Design                           Design, Ceramic Design, Interior    • Any special requirements
                                              (some credit transfers available)      Design, Bachelor of Architecture
                                                                                     in conjunction with other studies
                                                                                     at some institutions.



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                                                                                                                                          Pathways
Behavioural Science
COMPULSORY                                                                     OTHER
                                   SUGGESTED UNITS                                                             OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                       UNITS

English 1 and/or    Biology 1        Psychology 1        Maths Methods Any units from                      Selecting other units really
Literature 1                                             CAS &/or General the selected VCE                 depends on which
                                                         Maths 1          studies.                         direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Biology 2        Psychology 2        Maths Methods                                     after completing your
Literature 2                                             CAS &/or General                                  VCE.
                                                         Maths 2
English 3 and/or    Biology 3        Psychology 3        Maths Methods
Literature 3                                             CAS &/or Further
                                                         Maths 3
English 4 and/or    Biology 4        Psychology 4        Maths Methods
Literature 4                                             CAS &/or Further
                                                         Maths 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                             Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                          UNIVERSITY               CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:      Bachelor Degrees in:             ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from     • Social and Community             • Social Science               • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                                 Services                         • Behavioural Science          • Pre-requisites
Some Traineeships are              • Welfare                          • some Marine Science,         • Recommended Units
available.                         • Social Sciences                  • Cognitive Science            • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for                                             • Psychiatric Nursing.
details.




Biological/Geological/Agricultural Science
COMPULSORY                                                                     OTHER
                                   SUGGESTED UNITS                                                             OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                       UNITS

English 1 and/or    Chemistry or     Maths Methods Biology 1              Any units from                   Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Biology 1        CAS &/or General                     the selected VCE                 depends on which
                                     Maths 1                              studies.                         direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Chemistry or     Maths Methods Biology 2                                               after completing your
Literature 2        Biology 2        CAS &/or General                     VET Horticulture                 VCE.
                                     Maths 2
English 3 and/or    Chemistry or     Further Maths or Biology 3
Literature 3        Biology 3        Specialist Maths 3

English 4 and/or    Chemistry or     Further Maths or Biology 4
Literature 4        Biology 4        Specialist Maths 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                              Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                          UNIVERSITY               CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:      Bachelor Degrees in:             ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from     • Bio-Technology                   Biological Science, Health     • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                               • Horticulture                     Science, Ag Science, Applied   • Pre-requisites
Some Traineeships and              • Applied Science                  Geology, Agriculture and       • Recommended Units
Apprenticeships are available.     • Agriculture                      Research Economics, Medical    • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for          • Technology                       Lab Science, Environmental
details.                                                              Science, Pharmacy,
                                                                      Chiropractic, Osteopathy,
                                                                      Biotechnology, Cartography,
                                                                      Surveying, Dental Science.

                                                                                                                                          
Pathways

                                               Business/Computing
           COMPULSORY                                                                          OTHER
                                               SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                     OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                            UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Accounting or     Information         Maths Methods         Any units from                      Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        Business          Technology 1        &/or General          the selected VCE                    depends on which
                               Management 1                          Maths 1               studies.                            direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Accounting or     Information         Maths Methods                                             after completing your VCE
           Literature 2        Business          Technology 2        &/or General          VET Business                        or VCAL.
                               Management 2                          Maths 2               Administration or
                                                                                           VET Information
           English 3 and/or    Accounting or     Information         Maths Methods &/      Technology
           Literature 3        Business          Technology 3        or Further Maths 3
                               Management 3
           English 4 and/or    Accounting or     Information         Maths Methods &/
           Literature 4        Business          Technology 4        or Further Maths 4
                               Management 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                    Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                TAFE                               UNIVERSITY                 CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students    Diplomas and Certificates in:           Bachelor Degrees in:               ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from      • Information Technology                Economics, Computing,            • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                                • Marketing                             Business, Commerce,              • Pre-requisites
           Some Traineeships are               • Office Administration                 Marketing, Office Management,    • Recommended Units
           available.                          • Business (Accounting)                 Accounting, Finance,             • Any special requirements
           See a Careers Advisor for           • Accounting                            Information Systems, Property,
           details.                                                                    Personnel and Industrial
                                                                                       Relations.




           Commerce/Business
           COMPULSORY                                                                          OTHER
                                               SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                     OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                            UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Accounting or     Business            Maths Methods         Any units from                      Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        Economics 1       Management or       &/or General          the selected VCE                    depends on which
                                                 Legal Studies 1     Maths 1               studies.                            direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Accounting or     Business            Maths Methods                                             after completing your
           Literature 2        Economics 2       Management or       &/or General          VET Business                        VCE.
                                                 Legal Studies 2     Maths 2               Administration.
           English 3 and/or    Accounting or     Business            Maths Methods
           Literature 3        Economics 3       Management or       &/or
                                                 Legal Studies 3     Further Maths 3
           English 4 and/or    Accounting or     Business            Maths Methods
           Literature 4        Economics 4       Management or       &/or
                                                 Legal Studies 4     Further Maths 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                    Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                TAFE                               UNIVERSITY                 CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students    Diplomas and Certificates in:           Bachelor Degrees in:               ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from      • Information Technology                Business, Commerce,              • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                                • Marketing                             Marketing, Office Management,    • Pre-requisites
           Some Traineeships are               • Office Administration                 Accounting, Finance, Property,   • Recommended Units
           available.                          • Business (Accounting)                 Personnel and Industrial         • Any special requirements
           See a Careers Advisor for           • Accounting                            Relations, Accounting,
           details.                            • numerous others                       Marketing, Financial Planning.



  
                                                                                                                                             Pathways
Computing
COMPULSORY                                                                      OTHER
                                    SUGGESTED UNITS                                                               OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                        UNITS

English 1 and/or    Information       General Maths        Physics 1        Any units from the                Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Technology        &/or Maths                            selected VCE and                  depends on which
                    Programming 1     Methods 1                             VCAL studies.                     direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Information       General Maths        Physics 2                                          after completing your
Literature 2        Technology        &/or Maths                            VET Information                   VCE.
                    Programming 2     Methods 1                             Technology.
English 3 and/or    Information       Maths Methods 3      Physics 3
Literature 3        Technology        & Spec. Maths 3
                    Systems 3         or Further Maths 3
English 4 and/or    Information       Maths Methods 4      Physics 4
Literature 4        Technology        & Spec. Maths 4
                    Systems 4         or Further Maths 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                               Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                TAFE                           UNIVERSITY                CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students    Diplomas and Certificates in:      Bachelor Degrees &/or Applied      ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from      • Information Technology           Science Degrees in:              • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                                • Office Administration            Economics, Computing,            • Pre-requisites
Some Traineeships are               • Business (accounting)            Business, Commerce, Office       • Recommended Units
available.                          • Computer Systems                 Management, Information          • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for                                              Systems, Information
details.                                                               Programming, and many more.




Environmental Sciences
COMPULSORY                                                                      OTHER
                                    SUGGESTED UNITS                                                               OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                        UNITS

English 1 and/or    Chemistry or      Maths Methods 1 Outdoor &             Any units from                    Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Biology 1         or General Maths 1 Enviro Studies     the selected VCE                  depends on which
                                                         &/or Geography 1   studies.                          direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Chemistry or      Maths Methods 1 Outdoor &                                               after completing your
Literature 2        Biology 2         or General Maths 2 Enviro Studies     VET Equine Indus-                 VCE.
                                                         &/or Geography 2   try or VET Outdoor
                                                                            Recreation.
English 3 and/or    Chemistry or      Maths Methods Outdoor &
Literature 3        Biology 3         3 &/or Further     Enviro Studies
                                      Maths 3            &/or Geography 3
English 4 and/or    Chemistry or      Maths Methods Outdoor &
Literature 4        Biology 4         4 &/or Further     Enviro Studies
                                      Maths 4            &/or Geography 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                               Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                TAFE                           UNIVERSITY                CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students    Diplomas and Certificates in:      Bachelor Degrees in:               ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from      • Applied Science                  Agribusiness, Agricultural
VCE.                                • Horticulture                     Science, Environmental Health,   • Tertiary entry requirements
                                    • Farming                          Applied Science-Health,          • Pre-requisites
See a Careers Advisor for           • Community Recreation             Applied Science-Environmental,   • Recommended Units
details.                                                               Applied Science-Food Tech,       • Any special requirements
                                                                       Education (Environmental
                                                                       Science), Park and Reserve
                                                                       Management, Environmental
                                                                       Planning and Policy
                                                                       Environmental Protection.

                                                                                                                                             
Pathways

                                                  Fashion Textiles
           COMPULSORY                                                                             OTHER
                                                  SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                  OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                               UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Design and Tech.     Visual Comm. and    VET Clothing          Any units from the               Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        (Textiles and        Design and Art      Design and            selected VCE and                 depends on which
                               Fashion) 1           Fashion 1           Production 1          VCAL studies.                    direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Design and Tech.     Visual Comm. and    VET Clothing                                           after completing your VCE
           Literature 2        (Textiles and        Design and Art      Design and                                             or VCAL.
                               Fashion) 2           Fashion 2           Production 2
           English 3 and/or    Design and Tech.     Visual Comm. and    VET Clothing Design
           Literature 3        (Textiles and        Design and Art      and Production &/or
                               Fashion) 3           Fashion 3           Drawing 3
           English 4 and/or    Design and Tech.     Visual Comm. and    VET Clothing Design
           Literature 4        (Textiles and        Design and Art      and Production &/or
                               Fashion) 4           Fashion 4           Drawing 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                    Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                   TAFE                               UNIVERSITY              CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students       Diplomas and Certificates in:         Bachelor Degrees in:              ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from         • Clothing and Footwear               Art, Craft, Photography,        • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                                   • Fashion                             Fashion, Graphic Design/        • Pre-requisites
           Some Traineeships are                  • Design and Production               Visual Communication, Textile   • Recommended Units
           available.                             • Trade Sketching                     Design, Visual Art/Teaching,    • Any special requirements
           See a Careers Advisor for              • Textiles                            Merchandising stream.
           details.                               • Art and Design
                                                  • Clothing Production




           Graphic Design/Visual Arts
           COMPULSORY                                                                             OTHER
                                                  SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                  OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                               UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Studio Arts          Art, Drawing or     Visual                Any units from the               Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        Paint/Draw or        General 1           Communication         selected VCE and                 depends on which
                               Photography 1                            and Design 1          VCAL studies.                    direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Studio Arts          Art, Drawing or     Visual                                                 after completing your VCE
           Literature 2        Paint/Draw or        General 2           Communication                                          or VCAL.
                               Photography 2                            and Design 2
           English 3 and/or    Studio Arts          Art, Drawing or     Visual
           Literature 3        Paint/Draw or        General 3           Communication
                               Photography 3                            and Design 3
           English 4 and/or    Studio Arts          Art, Drawing or     Visual
           Literature 4        Paint/Draw or        General 4           Communication
                               Photography 4                            and Design 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                    Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                   TAFE                               UNIVERSITY              CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students       Diplomas and Certificates in:         Bachelor of Arts at various       ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from         • Associate Diploma Applied           Institutions:                   • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                                   Science                               • Visual Arts                   • Pre-requisites
           Some Traineeships and                  • Architectural Drafting              • Visual Communications         • Recommended Units
           Apprenticeships (sign writing)         • Vocation Arts Certificate           • Textiles Design               • Any special requirements
           are available.                         • Advanced Certificate of Art         • Bachelor of Architecture at
           See a Careers Advisor for              & Design.                               some institutions.
           details.


  
                                                                                                                                                 Pathways
Hospitality/Food
COMPULSORY                                                                        OTHER
                                      SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                 OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                          UNITS

English 1 and/or    VET Hospitality     Food and           Health and Human Any units from the                    Selecting other units really
Literature 1        (Operations)        Technology 1       Development 1 selected VCE and                         depends on which
                                                                            VCAL studies.                         direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    VET Hospitality     Food and           Health and Human                                       after completing your VCE
Literature 2        (Operations)        Technology 2       Development 2                                          or VCAL.

English 3 and/or    VET Hospitality     Food and           Health and Human
Literature 3        (Operations)        Technology 3       Development 3

English 4 and/or    VET Hospitality     Food and           Health and Human
Literature 4        (Operations)        Technology 4       Development 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                                   Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                 TAFE                            UNIVERSITY                  CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students      Diplomas and Certificates such     Bachelor Degrees at various          ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from        as:                                Institutions in:                   • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                                  • Hospitality and Tourism          • Travel/Tourism                   • Pre-requisites
Some Traineeships and                  Courses                           • Home Economics                   • Recommended Units
Apprenticeships are available.        • Hospitality studies.             • Hospitality                      • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for             • Commericial Cookery.             • Business Management.
details.
                                                                         Note: Some university courses
                                                                         require Mathematics.



Humanities/SOSE
COMPULSORY                                                                        OTHER
                                      SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                 OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                          UNITS

English 1 and/or    Accounting                                                Vet Business or                     Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Business Management                                       Community                           depends on which
                    History                                                   Services.                           direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Legal Studies                                                                                 after completing your
Literature 2        LOTE                                                                                          VCE.
                    Literature
English 3 and/or
Literature 3

English 4 and/or
Literature 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                                   Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                 TAFE                            UNIVERSITY                  CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students      Diplomas and Certificates such     Bachelor Degrees at various          ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from        as:                                institutions including:
VCE.                                  • Social and Community             Arts Accounting/Business/          • Tertiary entry requirements
See a Careers Advisor for               Services                         Commerce/Education,                • Prerequisites
details.                              • Humanities and Social            Law/Social Work, Criminal          • Recommended Units
                                        Sciences                         Justice, International Studies,    • Any special requirements
                                      • Professional writing
                                      • Human Resources                  Professional & Creative Writing,
                                      • International Business           Social Science, Social Work,
                                      • Legal Services,                  Public Relations
                                      • Management, Welfare

                                                                                                                                                 
Pathways

                                                 ICT Pathways
           COMPULSORY                                                                              OTHER
                                                 SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                        OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                                UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Maths Methods       Certificate III Info   Physics 1           Any units from the                    Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        and/or General      Tech VET or Info                           selected VCE or                       depends on which
                               Maths 1             Technology 1                               VET studies.                          direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Maths Methods       Certificate III Info   Physics 2                                                 after completing your VCE
           Literature 2        and/or General      Tech VET or Info                                                                 or VET.
                               Maths 2             Technology 2
           English 3 and/or    Maths Methods       Certificate III Info   Physics 3
           Literature 3        and/or General      Tech VET or Info
                               Maths 3             Technology 3
           English 4 and/or    Maths Methods       Certificate III Info   Physics 4
           Literature 4        and/or General      Tech VET or Info
                               Maths 4             Technology 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                         Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                   TAFE                               UNIVERSITY                   CONSULT A CAREERS
           Opportunities exist for students      Computer Systems, Information            Bachelor Degrees in                  ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from        Technology (Network Security/            Computing, Digital technology,     • Tertiary entrance requirements
           school.                               Networking/Computer Science/             Information Systems. Software/     • Prerequisites
           Traineeships are available.           Software Development/Systems             Computer Network Engineering,      • TAFE credit transfer details.
           See a Careers Advisor for             Administration/Multimedia)               Business Information Systems,
           details.                                                                       Computer Science.




           Legal/Welfare
           COMPULSORY                                                                              OTHER
                                                 SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                        OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                                UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Legal Studies 1     Psychology 1 or        Literature or       Any units from the                    Selecting other units really
           Literature 1                            VET Community          Media 1             selected VCE.                         depends on which
                                                   Services                                                                         direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Legal Studies 2     Psychology 2 or        Literature or                                             after completing your
           Literature 2                            VET Community          Media 2                                                   VCE.
                                                   Service
           English 3 and/or    Legal Studies 3     Psychology 3 or        Literature or
           Literature 3                            VET Community          Media 3
                                                   Services
           English 4 and/or    Legal Studies 4     Psychology 4 or        Literature or
           Literature 4                            VET Community          Media 4
                                                   Services

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                         Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                   TAFE                               UNIVERSITY                   CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students      Diplomas and Certificates in:            Courses at various                   ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from        • Social and Community                   Institutions in: Arts Criminal     • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                                  Services                                 Justice, Humanities, Social        • Prerequisites
           See a Careers Advisor for             • Law and Security                       Science, Welfare Studies, Social   • Recommended Units
           details.                              • Humanities and Social                  Work, Law, Speech Pathology,       • Any special requirements
                                                   Sciences.                              Behavioural/Cognitive Science,
                                                                                          Teaching, Health/Medical
                                                                                          Records Administration, Early
                                                                                          Childhood, Police Studies,
                                                                                          Social Work /Human Services.

  
                                                                                                                                            Pathways
Maths/Science
COMPULSORY                                                                     OTHER
                                   SUGGESTED UNITS                                                               OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                       UNITS

English 1 and/or    Maths Methods 1 Chemistry 1         Physics 1         Any units from the                 Selecting other units really
Literature 1                                                              selected VCE.                      depends on which
                                                                                                             direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Maths Methods 2 Chemistry 2         Physics 2         Biology                            after completing your
Literature 2                                                              General Maths                      VCE.
                                                                          Further Maths
English 3 and/or    Maths Methods 3 Chemistry 3         Physics 3
Literature 3

English 4 and/or    Maths Methods 4 Chemistry 4         Physics 4
Literature 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                              Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                              TAFE                           UNIVERSITY                 CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:      Bachelor Degrees at various        ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from     Animal Care & Management,          Institutions:                    • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                               Building & Design, Computer        Applied Chemistry, Engineering   • Prerequisites
See a Careers Advisor for          Science/Systems, Conservation      Aerospace/Automotive,            • Recommended Units
details.                           & Land Management,                 Applied Sciences/Education,      • Any special requirements
                                   Engineering Civil/Mechanical/      Biomedical/Pharmaceutical
                                   Manufacturing/Robotics             Science, Computer
                                                                      Mathematical Science




Media/Arts (Visual and Performing)
COMPULSORY                                                                     OTHER
                                   SUGGESTED UNITS                                                               OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                       UNITS

English 1 and/or    Media 1          Drama, Music or    Studio Arts or    Any units from the                 Selecting other units really
Literature 1                         Literature 1       Visual Comm. or   selected VCE or                    depends on which
                                                        Art 1             VCAL studies.                      direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Media 2          Drama, Music or    Studio Arts or                                       after completing your VCE
Literature 2                         Literature 2       Visual Comm. or   • VET Multimedia                   or VCAL.
                                                        Art 2             • VET Music
                                                                            Industry
English 3 and/or    Media 3          Drama, Music or    Studio Arts or
Literature 3                         Literature 3       Visual Comm. or
                                                        Art 3
English 4 and/or    Media 4          Drama, Music or    Studio Arts or
Literature 4                         Literature 4       Visual Comm. or
                                                        Art 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                              Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                              TAFE                           UNIVERSITY                 CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:      Bachelor Degrees in:               ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from     • Arts and Media courses           • Visual and Performing Arts     • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                               • Music Industry (Performance)     • General Arts                   • Prerequisites
See a Careers Advisor for                                             • Media/Communications           • Recommended Units
details.                                                                                               • Any special requirements




                                                                                                                                            
Pathways

                                              Media/Journalism
           COMPULSORY                                                                         OTHER
                                              SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                      OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                           UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Literature 1     Media 1             History and/or       Any units from                        Selecting other units really
           Literature 1                                             Economics 1          the selected VCE                      depends on which
                                                                                         studies.                              direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Literature 2     Media 2             History and/or                                             after completing your
           Literature 2                                             Economics 2                                                VCE.

           English 3 and/or    Literature 3     Media 3             History and/or
           Literature 3                                             Economics 3

           English 4 and/or    Literature 4     Media 4             History and/or
           Literature 4                                             Economics 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                    Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                              UNIVERSITY                   CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:          Bachelor Degrees in:                 ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from     • Media production courses             • Arts                             • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                               • Professional writing and             • Journalism                       • Prerequisites
           Some Traineeships are                editing                              • Media Studies                    • Recommended Units
           available.                                                                • Communications                   • Any special requirements
           See a Careers Advisor for
           details.




           Medical Professional
           COMPULSORY                                                                         OTHER
                                              SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                      OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                           UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Chemistry 1      Maths Methods       Physics or           Any units from                        Selecting other units really
           Literature 1                         &/or General        Biology 1            the selected VCE                      depends on which
                                                Maths 1                                  studies.                              direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Chemistry 2      Maths Methods       Physics or                                                 after completing your
           Literature 2                         &/or General        Biology 2            Strong                                VCE.
                                                Maths 2                                  recommendation
                                                                                         to consider Maths
           English 3 and/or    Chemistry 3      Maths Methods       Physics or           Methods and
           Literature 3                         &/or Further        Biology 3            Specialist Maths at
                                                Maths 3                                  3/4 level.
           English 4 and/or    Chemistry 4      Maths Methods       Physics or
           Literature 4                         &/or Further        Biology 4
                                                Maths 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                    Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                              UNIVERSITY                   CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students   Limited Opportunities.                 Bachelor Degrees in:                 ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from     See a Careers Advisor for              Medicine, Physiotherapy,           • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                               details.                               Occupational Therapy, Speech       • Prerequisites
           See a Careers Advisor for                                                 Pathology, Podiatry, Orthoptics,   • Recommended Units
           details.                                                                  Chiropractic, Pharmacy,            • Any special requirements
                                                                                     Dentistry, Prosthetics and
                                                                                     Orthotics.
                                                                                     A UMAT test will need to be
                                                                                     completed in most cases.


  
                                                                                                                                             Pathways
Music
COMPULSORY                                                                     OTHER
                                    SUGGESTED UNITS                                                               OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                       UNITS

English 1 and/or    Music             Drama 1             VET Music       Any units from                      Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Performance 1                         Industry        the selected VCE                    depends on which
                                                                          studies.                            direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Music             Drama 2             VET Music                                           after completing your
Literature 2        Performance 2                         Industry                                            VCE.

English 3 and/or    Music            Drama 3              VET Music
Literature 3        Performance &/or                      Industry
                    Solo 3
English 4 and/or    Music            Drama 4              VET Music
Literature 4        Performance &/or                      Industry
                    Solo 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                               Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                TAFE                         UNIVERSITY                  CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students    Diplomas and Certificates in:     Bachelor Degrees in:                ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from      • Music Industry Skills           • Visual and Performing Arts      • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                                • Entertainment (sound)           • Arts (contemporary music,       • Prerequisites
See a Careers Advisor for           • Music Performance                 music industry, performance     • Recommended Units
details.                                                                studies)                        • Any special requirements
                                                                      • Music




Nursing/Allied Health and Human Services
COMPULSORY                                                                     OTHER
                                    SUGGESTED UNITS                                                               OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                       UNITS

English 1 and/or    Physical          Health and Human Biology or         Any units from                      Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Education 1       Development 1 Chemistry 1           the selected VCE                    depends on which
                                                                          studies.                            direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Physical          Health and Human Biology or         VET Community                       after completing your
Literature 2        Education 2       Development 2 Chemistry 2           Services.                           VCE.
                                                                          Strongly
English 3 and/or    Physical          Health and Human Biology or         recommend
Literature 3        Education 3       Development 3 Chemistry 3           Mathematics

English 4 and/or    Physical          Health and Human Biology or
Literature 4        Education 4       Development 4 Chemistry 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                               Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                TAFE                         UNIVERSITY                  CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students    Associate Diplomas,               Bachelor Degrees in:                ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from      Advanced Certificates and         Childcare, Chiropractic,          • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                                Certificates in: Childcare,       Nursing, Paramedics,              • Prerequisites
Some Traineeships and               Health Sciences, Social and       Physiotherapy, Human              • Recommended Units
Apprenticeships are available.      Community Services,               Movement, Physical                • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for           Occupational Studies,             Education, Hospitality Studies,
details.                            Resource Management,              Occupational Therapy,
                                    Hospitality, Residential and      Teaching, Public Health.
                                    Community Services.               Note: Some university courses
                                                                      requirement Mathematics.

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Pathways

                                                Outdoor/Recreation/Eco-Tourism
           COMPULSORY                                                                        OTHER
                                               SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                 OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                          UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Outdoor Environmental                 Biology or         Any units from                     Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        Studies 1 or VET Outdoor Rec          or Environmental   the selected VCE                   depends on which
                                                                     Science 1          studies.                           direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Outdoor Environmental                 Biology or                                            after completing your
           Literature 2        Studies 2 or VET Outdoor Rec          or Environmental                                      VCE.
                                                                     Science 2
           English 3 and/or    Outdoor Environmental                 Biology or
           Literature 3        Studies 3 or VET Outdoor Rec          or Environmental
                                                                     Science 3
           English 4 and/or    Outdoor Environmental                 Biology or
           Literature 4        Studies 4 or VET Outdoor Rec          or Environmental
                                                                     Science 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                  TAFE                          UNIVERSITY                CONSULT A CAREERS
           Employment in recreation            Diplomas and Certificates in:        Bachelor Degrees in:              ADVISOR AND CHECK
           based retail outlets.               • Resource Management                • Teaching/Environmental        • Tertiary entry requirements
           Limited opportunities for             Applied Science - Resource           Studies                       • Prerequisites
           students seeking employment           Management                         • Social Science                • Recommended Units
           direct from VCE.                    • Tourism and Eco-Tourism            • Parks and Recreation          • Any special requirements
           Limited Traineeships available.     • Sport and Recreation               • Arts (Outdoor Education)
           See a Careers Advisor for           • Outdoor Recreation                 • Nature Tourism
           details.




           Performing Arts
           COMPULSORY                                                                        OTHER
                                               SUGGESTED UNITS                                                                 OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                          UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Drama 1           Music               History or         Any units from the                 Selecting other units really
           Literature 1                          Performance 1       Media 1            selected VCE and                   depends on which
                                                                                        VCAL studies.                      direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Drama 2           Music               History or                                            after completing your VCE
           Literature 2                          Performance 2       Media 2                                               or VCAL.

           English 3 and/or    Drama 3           Music               History or
           Literature 3                          Performance 3       Media 3

           English 4 and/or    Drama 4           Music               History or
           Literature 4                          Performance 4       Media 4

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                                Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                                  TAFE                          UNIVERSITY                CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunities for           Diplomas and Certificates in:        Bachelor Degrees at various       ADVISOR AND CHECK
           students seeking                    • Show Biz                           Institutions:                   • Tertiary entry requirements
           employment direct from VCE.         • Performing Arts                    Performing Studies, Drama,      • Prerequisites
           -Theatre Technician                 • Services                           Arts/Cinema Studies,            • Recommended Units
           See a Careers Advisor for           • Small theatre comp. studies        Humanities, Arts/Media,         • Any special requirements
           details.                            • Small Community Theatre            Visual Arts, Welfare, Social
                                               • Theatre Technology                 Sciences, Film and TV,
                                                                                    Performing Arts, Education
                                                                                    (Media Studies, Drama Dance),
                                                                                    Producer/Director.

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                                                                                                                                             Pathways
Physical Science/Engineering
COMPULSORY                                                                      OTHER
                                     SUGGESTED UNITS                                                              OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                        UNITS

English 1 and/or    Physics and/or     Maths Methods 1 General Specialist Any units from                      Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Chemistry 1                        Maths 1            the selected VCE                    depends on which
                                                                          studies.                            direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Physics and/or     Maths Methods 2 General Specialist                                     after completing your
Literature 2        Chemistry 2                        Maths 2                                                VCE.

English 3 and/or    Physics and/or     Maths Methods 3 Specialist Maths 3
Literature 3        Chemistry 3

English 4 and/or    Physics and/or     Maths Methods 4 Specialist Maths 4
Literature 4        Chemistry 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                               Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                 TAFE                         UNIVERSITY                 CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunities                Diplomas and Certificates in:     Bachelor Degrees in:               ADVISOR AND CHECK
for students seeking                 • Engineering                     Architecture, Engineering        • Tertiary entry requirements
employment direct from               • Applied Science                 Science (Applied, Physical,      • Prerequisites
VCE.                                                                   Agricultural, Chemical,          • Recommended Units
Traineeships (Lab Tech)                                                Biological, Health) Education    • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for                                              Manufacturing.
details.




Travel/Tourism
COMPULSORY                                                                      OTHER
                                     SUGGESTED UNITS                                                              OTHER UNITS
   UNITS                                                                        UNITS

English 1 and/or    Business           General Maths       LOTE or          Any units from                    Selecting other units really
Literature 1        Management 1       and/or Maths        History 1        the selected VCE                  depends on which
                                       Methods 1                            studies.                          direction you wish to take
English 2 and/or    Business           General Maths       LOTE or          VET Hospitality                   after completing your
Literature 2        Management 2       and/or Maths        History 2                                          VCE.
                                       Methods 2
English 3 and/or    Business           General Maths       LOTE or
Literature 3        Management 3       and/or Maths        History 3
                                       Methods 3
English 4 and/or    Business           General Maths       LOTE or
Literature 4        Management 4       and/or Maths        History 4
                                       Methods 4

This pathway may lead to:                                                                               Before finalising Units:
       EMPLOYMENT                                 TAFE                         UNIVERSITY                 CONSULT A CAREERS
Limited opportunity for students     Diplomas and Certificates in:     Bachelor Degrees in:               ADVISOR AND CHECK
seeking employment direct from       • Travel and Tourism              Arts, Humanities, Social         • Tertiary entry requirements
VCE.                                 • Social and Community            Science, Family Studies,         • Prerequisites
Some Traineeships are                  Services                        Social Work, Public Relations,   • Recommended Units
available.                           • Humanities and Social           Travel and Tourism, Catering     • Any special requirements
See a Careers Advisor for              Sciences                        and Hotel Management.
details.                             • Marketing                       Arts (Nature Tourism)



                                                                                                                                             
Pathways

                                              Wood Trades
           COMPULSORY                                                                      OTHER
                                              SUGGESTED UNITS                                                           OTHER UNITS
              UNITS                                                                        UNITS

           English 1 and/or    Design and Tech Visual               VET Furnishing    Any units from the            Selecting other units really
           Literature 1        (Wood) 1        Communication        or VET Building & selected VCE or               depends on which
                                               and Design Tech 1    Construction      VCAL studies.                 direction you wish to take
           English 2 and/or    Design and Tech Visual               VET Furnishing                                  after completing your VCE
           Literature 2        (Wood) 2        Communication        or VET Building &                               or VCAL.
                                               and Design Tech 2    Construction
           English 3 and/or    Design and Tech Visual               VET Furnishing
           Literature 3        (Wood) 3        Communication        or VET Building &
                                               and Design Tech 3    Construction
           English 4 and/or    Design and Tech Visual               VET Furnishing
           Literature 4        (Wood) 4        Communication        or VET Building &
                                               and Design Tech 4    Construction

           This pathway may lead to:                                                                         Before finalising Units:
                  EMPLOYMENT                               TAFE                           UNIVERSITY           CONSULT A CAREERS
           Limited opportunity for students   Diplomas and Certificates in:       Bachelor Degrees in:         ADVISOR AND CHECK
           seeking employment direct from     • Engineering                       • Industrial Design        • Tertiary entry requirements
           VCE.                               • Cabinet Making                    • Construction Economics   • Pre-requisites
           Some Traineeships and              • Building and Construction                                    • Recommended Units
           Apprenticeships are available.                                                                    • Any special requirements
           See a Careers Advisor for
           details.




  
                                                    VCE Unit Descriptions
VCE Unit Descriptions
Accounting                              page   34
Biology                                 page   36
Business Management                     page   38
Chemistry                               page   40
Design & Technology: Textiles or Wood   page   42
Drama                                   page   44
Economics                               page   46
English                                 page   48
English/ESL                             page   49
Environmental Science                   page   50
Food Technology                         page   52
Health & Human Development              page   54
History                                 page   56
Australian History                      page   57
Information Technology                  page   58
IT Software Development                 page   59
IT Applications                         page   60
Legal Studies                           page   62
Literature                              page   64
Mathematics: Foundation                 page   67
Mathematics: General                    page   68
Mathematics: Further                    page   69
Mathematics: Methods                    page   70
Mathematics: General Specialist         page   72
Mathematics: Specialist                 page   73
Media Studies                           page   74
Music Performance                       page   76
Music Performance Group                 page   77
Music Performance Solo                  page   79
Outdoor & Environmental Education       page   80
Physical Education                      page   82




                                        VCE
Physics                                 page   84
Psychology                              page   86
Studio Art                              page   88
Visual Communication & Design           page   90




                                                    
Accounting

                                                                                                     Units  & 

                              The study of Accounting focuses on the financial management of a small business.
                              In Year 11 students will use the single-entry approach to manual recording and will
                              be introduced to use of Information Technology in undertaking various accounting
                              procedures.
                              Unit 1 - Establishing and Operating a Service Business
                              This Unit focuses on the accounting and financial management of a small business.
                              Students will be introduced to the processes of gathering, recording and reporting
             Course outline   of financial information for use by the owner in a small business.
                              There will also be an introduction to the use of Information and Communications
                              Technologies in undertaking these accounting procedures.
                              Outcomes: On completion of the Unit students will be able to
                              • Describe the resources and explain and apply the knowledge and skills necessary
                                to set up a small business.
                              • Identify ,record, report and explain the financial data and information for the
                                owner of a service business using both manual and Information Communication
                                Technologies methods.
                              • Apply accounting skills to evaluate financial and non-financial information in order
                                to make informed decisions for a small business.
                              Unit 2 - Accounting for a Trading Business
                              This Unit focuses on the accounting and financial operations of a sole proprietor
                              trading business. Students will be introduced to an accounting system using the
                              accrual approach for recording and reporting, which recognises the impact of credit
                              transactions.
                              Outcomes: On completion of the Unit students will be able to
                              • Record and report financial data and information for a sole trader.
                              • Record and report financial data and information using an accounting software
                                package (Quickbooks) and explain and evaluate the role of Information
                                Communication Technology in accounting.
                              • Be able to select and use financial and non-financial information to evaluate a
                                business and suggest strategies that will improve business performance.
                              Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.
                              For Units 1 & 2 these Outcomes are; Investigation and Presentation of a small
                              business; A folio of exercises in relation to the recording, reporting and analysis of
                              accounting information; The ability to describe ways in which Accounting contributes
                              to effective decision making in the form of a report.
               Assessment     Students will sit an end of Semester 1 and 2 examination.
             Examinations     Studying this subject will assist you in gaining entry to:
                              • Bachelor of Commerce - Deakin University, University of Melbourne
                              • Bachelor of Commerce/Economics - Monash University, Latrobe University
                 Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                              • Accounting • Banking               • Hospitality      • Marketing.

   
                                                                                                          Accounting
Units  & 

Both Units 3 & 4 examine the underlying principles and professional practices of
accounting. The managerial role of the accountant and the likely future directions in
accounting. The double entry system using the accrual basis is emphasised.
Students are required to use Information Technology to prepare information for
recording and to use the capacity of electronic software to present and interpret the
information produced.
Unit 3 - Recording and Reporting for a Trading Business
Units 3 and 4 are designed to be taken as a sequence. Unit 3 focuses on financial        Course outline
accounting for a single activity trading business as operated by a sole trader and
emphasises the role of accounting as an information system. Students are introduced
to a double entry system using the accrual basis of accounting.
Outcomes: On completion of the Unit students will be able to
• Record financial data into appropriate accounting records using a double entry
  accrual-based system for a single activity sole trader, and explain related aspects
  of this accounting system.
• Record balance day adjustments, prepare financial reports and explain related
  aspects of the accounting system.
Unit 4 - Control and Analysis of Business Performance
This Unit further develops the role of accounting in providing information, with the
main focus on accounting information for management. It covers recording and
reporting for trading businesses, using perpetual inventory recording and reporting
on the accrual basis. Budgeting for cash, financial performance and financial
position are also covered in this Unit.
Outcomes: On completion of the Unit students will be able to
• Record and report financial data and information using a double-entry accrual-
  based system for a single activity sole trader, and explain related aspects of this
  accounting system.
• Prepare and analyse budgets, evaluate a business using financial and non-financial
  information and suggest strategies to improve the profitability and liquidity of the
  business.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.
For Units 3 & 4 these Outcomes are equal to 100 Marks. This comprises of:
Graded Assessment Tasks for Unit 3 - 17 marks; Mid-Year Examination - 33; marks
Graded Assessment Tasks for Unit 4 - 17; marks End of Year Examination - 33
marks.
Students will sit two external examinations - one at the end of each Unit.               Assessment

Studying this subject will assist you in gaining entry to:                               Examinations
• Bachelor of Commerce - Deakin University, University of Melbourne
• Bachelor of Commerce/Economics - Monash University, Latrobe University
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers                           Pathways
• Accounting • Banking               • Hospitality      • Marketing.

                                                                                                          
Biology

                                                                                                 Units  & 

                           Biology is the study of living things, from large complex multi-cellular organisms to
                           the tiniest single celled micro-organisms. It is the study of the dynamic relationships
                           between living things, their interactions with the environment and the processes
                           that maintain life and ensure its continuity. Biology enables students to understand
                           the diverse ways in which living things face challenges to survival and the many
                           structural and functional characteristics that living organisms share.
                           Unit 1 - Unity and Diversity
          Course outline   In this Unit students examine the cell as the structural and functional Unit of the
                           whole organism. Students also investigate the range and diversity of living things
                           and how the features of organisms help them meet the requirements for life.
                           Outcomes:
                           • Design, conduct and report on a practical investigation related to cellular structure,
                             organization and processes.
                           • Describe and explain the relationship between features and requirements of
                             functioning organisms and how these are used to construct taxonomic systems.
                           Unit 2 - Organisms and their Environment
                           In this Unit students study the rich diversity of Australian ecosystems and the
                           relationships between living things and their environment. A feature of this Unit is
                           the fieldwork that students undertake. Students study the adaptations of organisms
                           that allow them to live in a wide range of environments. Students are also exposed to
                           the complex and finely balanced relationships that exist between living things.
                           Outcomes:
                           • Explain and analyse the relationship between environmental factors, and
                             adaptations and distribution of living things.
                           • Design, conduct and report on a field investigation related to the interactions
                             between living things and their environment, and explain how ecosystems change
                             over time.
            Assessment     Units 1 & 2 are assessed within the school. A wide range of activities are used
                           for assessment, including practical work, assignments, presentations, fieldwork
                           reports, tests and questions from the text.
          Examinations     All Biology students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination, relating
                           to the set outcomes completed throughout the year.
              Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                           • Medicine                   • Botany                      • Zoology
                           • Marine Biology             • Pathology                   • Nursing
                           • Ecology                    • Teaching                    • Genetics Research
                           • Environmental Science • Veterinary Science




  
                                                                                                             Biology
Units  & 

Biology is the study of living things, from large complex multi-cellular organisms to
the tiniest single celled micro-organisms. It is the study of the dynamic relationships
between living things, their interactions with the environment and the processes
that maintain life and ensure its continuity. Biology enables students to understand
the diverse ways in which living things face challenges to survival and the many
structural and functional characteristics that living organisms share.
Unit 3 - Signatures of Life
In this Unit students investigate the activities of cells at the molecular level, with      Course outline
emphasis on the structure and function of DNA. Students will also study the ways
in which organisms are able to maintain a stable internal environment and how they
detect and respond to invasions of disease causing pathogens.
Outcomes:
• Analyse and evaluate evidence from practical investigations related to biochemical
  processes.
• Describe and explain coordination and regulation of an organism’s immune
  responses to antigens at the molecular level.
Unit 4 - Continuity and Change
In this Unit students investigate the role of genetics in determining the characteristics
of living things. They will also study modern genetic techniques and investigate the
genetic basis that supports the concept of evolution, and the process of natural
selection.
Outcomes:
• Analyse evidence for the molecular basis of heredity, and patterns of inheritance.
• Analyse and evaluate evidence for evolutionary change and evolutionary
  relationships, and describe mechanisms for change including the effect of human
  intervention on evolutionary processes.
Units 3 & 4 are assessed partly within the school, from practical activities and            Assessment
assignments, and also externally with a mid year and end of year exam.
All Biology students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 external examination,        Examinations
relating to the set outcomes completed throughout the year.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                             Pathways
• Medicine                   • Botany                      • Zoology
• Marine                     • Biology                     • Pathology
• Nursing                    • Ecology                     • Teacher
• Genetics Research          • Environmental Science • Veterinary Science




                                                                                                             
Business Management

                                                                                                          Units  & 

                                       Small businesses make up the majority of all businesses in the Australian economy.
                                       They provide a wide variety of goods and services for both consumers and industries
                                       such as manufacturing, construction and retail and as such are vital to the success,
                                       growth and stability of Australia.
                                       For Units 1 & 2 a variety of assessment tools are used including the following:
                                       Student-researched Business Profiles, School-based business activities, Analytical
                                       Exercises, Case Studies and Tests.
                      Course outline
                                       Unit 1 - Small Business Management
                                       This Unit provides an opportunity for students to explore the operations of a small
                                       business and its likelihood of success. Areas of study include: Business Concepts,
                                       Small Business decision-making and planning and the day-to-day operations of a
                                       small business. This knowledge will be applied as students undertake their own
                                       school-based small business.
                                       Outcomes:
                                       • Explain and apply a set of generic business concepts to a range of businesses.
                                       • Apply decision-making and planning skills and evaluate the successful management
                                         of an ethical and socially responsible small business.
                                       • Explain and apply the day-to-day activities associated with ethical and socially
                                         responsible operation of a small business.
                                       Unit 2 - Communication and Management
                                       This Unit focuses on the importance of effective communication in achieving
                                       business objectives. This Unit also deals with the Marketing and Public Relations
                                       functions of business.
                                       Outcomes:
                                       • Explain and apply a range of effective communication methods and forms in
                                         business-related situations.
                                       • Apply and analyse effective marketing strategies and processes.
                                       • Apply and analyse effective public relations strategies and tactics.
                        Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of the Outcomes.
                                       Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis for the Unit
                                       results. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all
                                       Outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
                      Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and a Semester 2 examination in Business
                                       Management.
                          Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                       • Accounting                 • Legal Studies              • Economics
                                       • Public Relations           • Human Resource Management
                                       • Marketing Advertising



      
                                                                                                     Business Management
Units  & 

This course revolves around Large-Scale organizations. Students examine the
context in which they operate focusing on aspects such as their environments and
the role and various functions of management.
For Units 3 & 4 a combination of assessment tools are used to assess the outcomes
including: Written Analysis, Case Studies, Essays and Tests.
Unit 3 - Corporate Management
This Unit investigates how large-scale organizations operate and develops an        Course outline
understanding of the complexity and challenge of managing large organizations. It
compares theoretical perspectives with practical applications.
Outcomes:
• Describe and analyse the context in which large scale organizations operate.
• Describe and analyse major aspects of the internal environment of large scale
  organizations.
• Identify and evaluate practices and processes related to operations
  management.
Unit 4 - Managing People & Change
This Unit examines the importance of the Human Resource function of management
-focusing on the key aspects of this function and strategies used to effectively
manage this area. Students also learn about the management of change in large-
scale organizations focusing on a particular contemporary issue of significance
such as globalization.
Outcomes:
• Identify and evaluate practices and processes related to Human Resource
  Management.
• Analyse and evaluate the management of change in large scale organizations.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of set outcomes.           Assessment
Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis for the Unit
results. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all
Outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
End of year examination                                                             Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                     Pathways
• Accounting                 • Legal Studies               • Economics
• Public Relations           • Human Resource Management
• Marketing Advertising




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Chemistry

                                                                                                 Units  & 

                             Chemistry is a key science in the explaining the workings of our universe through an
                             understanding of the properties and interaction of substances that make up matter.
                             The focus for Units 1 & 2 is the development of chemical ideas and concepts and
                             the ability to apply these to everyday situations. Emerging technologies such as
                             ‘smart’ materials are also studied together with environmental chemistry.
                             Unit 1 – The Big Ideas of Chemistry
                             This study begins with the building of the Periodic Table from speculation, debate
            Course outline   and experimental evidence. This is extended to the development of an understanding
                             of the internal structure of the atom illustrating the models for metallic, ionic and
                             covalent bonding. This knowledge is then used and applied as students consider the
                             importance of chemistry in their everyday lives, investigating the uses of materials
                             and how these have changed. As their understanding grows, students will use the
                             language of chemistry, its symbols and chemical formulas and equations, to explain
                             observations analyse data.
                             Outcomes:
                             • Explain how evidence is used to develop or refine chemical ideas and
                               knowledge.
                             • Use models of structure and bonding to explain the properties and applications
                               of materials.
                             Unit 2 - Environmental Chemistry
                             The principles and applications of Environmental (or Green) chemistry are the
                             focus of this Unit. Students are introduced to new, cleaner and more efficient
                             chemical processes that have been designed using green chemistry principles.
                             Students continue to use and develop the language of chemistry, its symbols and
                             chemical formulas and equations, to explain observations and data collected from
                             experiments.
                             Outcomes:
                             • Write balanced equations and apply these to qualitative and quantitative
                               investigations of reactions involving acids and bases, the formation of precipitates
                               and gases, and oxidants and reductants.
                             • Explain how chemical reactions and processes occurring in the atmosphere help
                               to sustain life on earth.
              Assessment     Units 1 & 2 are assessed within the school. A variety of means are used for
                             assessment including practical work, assignment, presentation, questions from text
                             and tests. Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis
                             for the Unit result. Satisfactory completion of a Unit is depended upon satisfactory
                             completion of all Outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class
                             work.
            Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination, relating to the
                             set outcomes completed throughout each Semester.
                Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                             • Applied and Environmental Sciences                       • Education
                             • Health Sciences (Nursing, Physiotherapy)                 • Engineering
  0                         • Medicine (including Dentistry)
                                                                                                           Chemistry
Units  & 

In these Units, students further develop their understanding of the language,
processes and major ideas of chemistry.
Unit 3 – Chemical pathways
In this Unit, students investigate the analytical techniques available to chemists to
determine the existence and/or the amount of substance present in a sample. This
investigation is typical of those carried out by the forensic scientists, the quality
control chemist, the geologist in the field and the environmental chemist monitoring
the health of our waterways.                                                              Course outline

Outcomes:
• Evaluate the suitability of techniques and instruments used in chemical analyses.
• Identify and explain the role of functional groups in organic reactions and the
  construction of reaction pathways using organic molecules.
Unit 4 – Chemistry at Work
In this Unit, students investigate the industrial production of chemicals. It also
investigates humans’ reliance on energy and the reactions that occur in the
production of that energy.
Outcomes:
• Analyse the factors that determine the optimum conditions used in the industrial
  production of selected chemicals.
• Analyse chemical and energy transformation that occur in chemical reactions.
Units 3 & 4 are assessed within the school (through practical activities and              Assessment
assignments) and by external examinations.
All Chemistry students will sit two external exams. The first (in June) covering Unit 3   Examinations
and the second (in November) covering Unit 4.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                           Pathways
• Medicine                   • Engineering                 • Applied Science
• Teaching                   • Health Sciences             • Environmental Science
• Veterinary Science         • Manufacturing & Production




                                                                                                           
Design & Technology: Textiles or Wood

                                                                                                                             Units  & 

                                                         The study of design and technology focuses on the distinctive properties of
                                                         materials, the selection of materials for specific purposes and the tools, equipment
                                                         and machines used to process materials. The origins of products, the considerations
                                                         and constraints that may be imposed as products are developed and the impact of
                                                         these constraints on product solutions are covered.
                                                         Unit 1 - Design Modification and Production
                                                         Two areas of study. These are:
                                        Course outline   • Redesign of an existing product - The student should be able to describe and
                                                           apply the methods used by a designer to design a product and redesign an
                                                           existing product
                                                         • Producing and evaluating a redesigned product - The student should be able to
                                                           use and evaluate materials, tools, equipment and processes to make the product
                                                           redesigned in Outcome 1 and compare it to the original product.
                                                         Unit 2 - Collaborative Design
                                                         Two areas of study. These are:
                                                         • Designing as a team - The student should be able to individually and as a team
                                                           identify a need and develop design options and production planning in response
                                                           to a design brief for a product range based on a common theme.
                                                         • Producing and evaluating a collaboratively designed product - The student should
                                                           be able to justify, manage and use appropriate production processes to make a
                                                           product and evaluate it individually and as a team.
                                          Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.
                                                         Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded to form the basis for the Unit
                                                         result. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon the completion of all Outcomes and
                                                         a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
                                        Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and a Semester 2 examination in Design and
                                                         Technology.
                                            Pathways     Studying Textiles will assist you in the following careers:
                                                         • Fashion Designer           • Interior Design            • Textiles Design
                                                         • Fashion Buyer              • Pattern Maker              • Industrial Design
                                                         • Theatre Design             • Costume Production         • Theatre and Television
                                                         • Marketing
                                                         Studying Wood will assist you in the following careers:
                                                         • Building and allied industries                     • Cabinet maker
                                                         • Carpentry                • Joinery                 • Shop fitting




            
                                                                                                         Design & Technology: Textiles or Wood
Units  & 

The study of design and technology focuses on the development of a product for the
mass market including client requirements, social and economic trends, availability
of resources and technological development in industry. The role and influence of
product promotion and marketing are also considered.
Unit 3 - Design, Technological Innovation and Manufacture
Three areas of study. These are:
• The designer, client and end user in product development - The student should be
  able to explain and demonstrate the role of a designer by writing a design brief,     Course outline
  developing evaluation criteria, and identifying and explaining areas for research
  and methods that would be used to develop design ideas.
• Product development in industry - The student should be able to explain the
  factors that influence the design development and manufacture of products within
  industrial and commercial settings.
• Designing for others - The student should be able to present a folio that documents
  the procedure and decision-making processes used while working as a designer to
  meet the needs of a client or end user and commence production of the designed
  product.
Unit 4 - Product Development, Evaluation and Promotion.
Three areas of study. These are:
• Product analysis and comparison - The student should be able to analyse similar
  product types through a comparison of innovative features, function, economics,
  environmental issues and visual appeal.
• Product manufacture - The student should be able to competently and safely
  apply a range of production skills and processes to implement the production
  plan, make the product designed in Unit 3, outcome 3 and manage time and
  resources efficiently.
• Product evaluation and promotion - The student should be able to evaluate the
  outcomes of the design and production activities, and promote the products
  design features to the client or end user.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                   Assessment
Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis for the Unit
result. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon completion of all Outcomes and a
minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
All students will sit an end of year examination in Design and Technology.              Examinations

Studying Textiles will assist you in the following careers:                             Pathways
• Fashion Designer           • Interior Design            • Textiles Design
• Fashion Buyer              • Pattern Maker              • Industrial Design
• Theatre Design             • Costume Production         • Theatre and Television
• Marketing
Studying Wood will assist you in the following careers:
• Building and allied industries                     • Cabinet maker
• Carpentry                • Joinery                 • Shop fitting


                                                                                                         
Drama

                                                                                            Units  & 

                         The study of Drama focuses on the creation and performance of characters,
                         narratives and stories. Students draw on a range of content and use of role and
                         expressive skills to create, embody and present dramatic works. They analyse the
                         development of their performances and explore the actor-audience relationship.
                         Students develop an understanding of dramatic elements, stagecraft and theatrical
                         conventions appropriate to performance styles from a range of cultural contexts. They
                         view and analyse performances by professional and other drama practitioners.
        Course outline   The study also provides students with opportunities to explore the ways in which
                         drama represents social, political, and historical contexts, narratives and stories.
                         Students develop an understanding of the language of drama including terminology
                         and expressions appropriate to the context of the drama that students create,
                         perform and analyse. Students develop an appreciation of drama as an art form
                         through participation, criticism and aesthetic understanding.
                         Outcomes
                         Unit 1 - Dramatic Storytelling
                         1. Demonstration of play-making techniques to devise and rehearse a solo and/or
                            ensemble drama work/s based on stories and/or characters. Document use of
                            processes to create and develop stories and characters in drama.
                         2. A performance of a solo and/or ensemble devised drama work/s that features
                            stories and characters.
                         3. An Analysis of the drama work created and performed in Outcomes 1 and 2.
                         4. A written analysis.
                         Unit 2 - Creating Australian Drama
                         1. Demonstration of playmaking techniques to devise and rehearse a devised solo
                            or ensemble drama work based on a person, an event, an issue, a place, an art
                            work, a text and/or an icon from a contemporary or historical Australian context.
                            Document use of processes to create and develop stories and characters in
                            drama.
                         2. A performance of a devised solo or ensemble drama work.
                         3. An analysis of the solo or ensemble drama work created and performed for
                         Outcomes 1 and 2.
                         4. A written analysis.
          Assessment     Set tasks throughout the semester will be graded and form the basis for the unit
                         result. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all work
                         and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
        Examinations     All students must sit both a semester 1 and semester 2 examination in Drama.
            Pathways     Students completing VCE Drama are able to pursue a variety of career paths. The
                         self confidence gained through undertaking the practical work in Drama will help
                         any successful Drama student to pursue a career in their chosen field.




 
                                                                                                         Drama
Units  & 

The study of Drama focuses on the creation and performance of characters,
narratives and stories. Students draw on a range of content and use of role and
expressive skills to create, embody and present dramatic works. They analyse the
development of their performances and explore the actor-audience relationship.
Students develop an understanding of dramatic elements, stagecraft and theatrical
conventions appropriate to performance styles from a range of cultural contexts. They
view and analyse performances by professional and other drama practitioners.
The study also provides students with opportunities to explore the ways in which        Course outline
drama represents social, political, and historical contexts, narratives and stories.
Students develop an understanding of the language of drama including terminology
and expressions appropriate to the context of the drama that students create,
perform and analyse. Students develop an appreciation of drama as an art form
through participation, criticism and aesthetic understanding.
Outcomes
Unit 3 - Ensemble performance
1. Develop and present characters within a non-naturalistic ensemble
performance.
2. A written report analysing the play-making techniques used to construct and
   present the ensemble works including the work created for Outcome 1.
3. A written analysis and evaluation of a non-naturalistic performance selected from
the prescribed play list.
Unit 4 - Solo performance
1. Creation, development and performance of a short solo performance based on
  stimulus material, and evaluate the processes used.
2. A written report describing, analysing and evaluating the creation, development
   and presentation of a solo performance.
Satisfactory completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all work and a       Assessment
minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
All students must participate in two end-of-year examinations:                          Examinations
• Solo performance.
• Written
Students completing VCE Drama are able to pursue a variety of career paths. The         Pathways
self confidence gained through undertaking the practical work in Drama will help
any successful Drama student to pursue a career in their chosen field.




                                                                                                         
Economics

                                                                                                 Units  & 

                             Economics examines how individuals, groups and governments manage Australian
                             resources – land, labor, capital, management skills. It investigates many current
                             issues and is the basis of all economic questions often asked in the community.
                             Unit 1 - The Australian Economy
                             The focus of this Unit is the study of markets, economic decision-making and issues
                             of importance to the Australian economy and its people in the twenty-first century.
            Course outline   Outcomes:
                             • Explain how markets work and how economic decisions are made in the Australian
                               economy, and be able to apply economic decision-making to solve economic
                               problems.
                             • Analyse contemporary Australian economic issues using the tools and methods of
                               economics and describe the changing nature of economic issues in Australia.
                             Unit 2 - Australia and the Global Economy
                             The focus of this Unit is the study of Australia’s external relationships and economic
                             issues of Importance in the global economy in the twenty-first century.
                             Outcomes:
                             • Explain the operation of the Australian economy in the global context and the
                               operation of the economy of one of Australia’s trading partners.
                             • Explain reasons for the emergence of globalization and evaluate the impact of
                               globalization on the nature and performance of the Australian economy and on
                               other economies.
              Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of the outcomes.
                             Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis for the Unit
                             results. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all
                             outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class work.
            Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination in Economics.
                             Studying this subject will prepare you for the following studies:
                Pathways     • Bachelor of Business/Commerce
                             • Bachelor of Business in Travel and Tourism Management
                             • Bachelor of Business in Sports Management, Bachelor of Law
                             • Bachelor of Building • Advanced Certificate in Estate Agency
                             Studying this subject will prepare you for the following careers:
                             • Accountancy                 • Administration and Commerce
                             • Banking                     • Computing
                             • Journalism                  • Law
                             •Teaching.
                             Economics also assists students to gain a better understanding of the economy, to
                             find their place and to be better citizens for Australia’s sake.



  
                                                                                                         Economics
Units  & 

Unit 3 - Economic Activity and Objectives
The focus of this Unit is the study of economic activity in Australia and the factors
that affect the achievement of the Australian Government’s economic objectives.
Outcomes:
• Explain the operation of the market mechanism and the extent to which it operates
  freely in Australia, and analyse the factors that affect the nature and level of
  economic activity.
• Describe the trend, and examine the factors affecting the trend, in the performance   Course outline
  of the Australian economy over the past decade in terms of the Australian
  Government’s economic objectives.
Unit 4 - Economic Management
The focus of this Unit is the study of the management of the Australian economy,
which concentrates on budgetary/fiscal, monetary and microeconomic reform
policies.
Outcomes:
• Explain the nature and operation of government macroeconomic policy and
  evaluate its effectiveness in terms of achieving the Australian Government’s
  economic objectives over the past decade.
• Explain the nature and operation of government microeconomic reform policies,
  evaluate the effectiveness of these policies in achieving economic objectives over
  the past decade and analyse the current government policy mix.
All Outcomes in Units 3 and 4 will be examined. School-assessed coursework for          Assessment
Unit 3 will contribute 25 per cent to the study score. The level of achievement for
Units 3 and 4 is also assessed by an end-of-year examination, which will contribute
50 per cent to the study score.
The examination will be set by a panel appointed by the Victorian Curriculum and        Examinations
Assessment Authority.
Studying this subject will prepare you for the following studies:                       Pathways
• Bachelor of Business/Commerce
• Bachelor of Business in Travel and Tourism Management
• Bachelor of Business in Sports Management, Bachelor of Law
• Bachelor of Building
• Advanced Certificate in Estate Agency
Studying this subject will prepare you for the following careers:
• Accountancy                • Administration and Commerce
• Banking                    • Computing
• Journalism                 • Law
• Teaching.




                                                                                                         
English

                                                                                               Units  & 

                           Unit 1
                           The focus of this Unit is on the reading of a range of texts, particularly narrative
                           and persuasive texts, in order to comprehend, appreciate and analyse the ways in
                           which texts are constructed and interpreted. Students will develop competence and
                           confidence in creating written, oral and multimodal texts.
                           Areas of Study
                           Reading and Responding; Creating and Presenting; Using Language to Persuade.
          Course outline
                           Outcomes:
                           • Identify and discuss key aspects of a set text, and construct a response in oral or
                             written form.
                           • Create and present texts taking account of audience, purpose and context.
                           • Identify and discuss, either in writing and/or orally, how language can be used to
                             persuade readers and/or viewers.
                           Unit 2
                           The focus of this Unit is on reading and responding to an expanded range of text
                           types and genres in order to analyse ways in which they are constructed and
                           interpreted, and on the development of competence and confidence in creating
                           written, oral or multimodal texts.
                           Areas of Study
                           Reading and Responding; Creating and Presenting; Using Language to Persuade
                           Outcomes:
                           • Discuss and analyse how texts convey ways of thinking about the characters,
                             ideas and themes, and construct a response in oral or written form.
                           • Create and present texts taking account of audience, purpose and context.
                           • Identify and analyse how language is used in a persuasive text and to present a
                             reasoned point of view
            Assessment     Students must complete all Outcomes and a minimum of 80% of set tasks throughout
                           each Semester to achieve a satisfactory result.
          Examinations     All students will sit both Semester 1 and Semester 2 examinations in English.
              Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following career paths:
                           • Law                        • Journalism                 • Psychology
                           • Education                  • Public Relations and other related fields.




  
                                                                                                           English/ESL
Units  & 

Students who qualify will have the option of completing English As A Second
Language Unit 3 & 4. The ESL Course is very similar to that outlined below.
Unit 3
The focus of this Unit is on reading and responding both orally and in writing to
a range of texts. Students analyse how the authors of texts create meaning and
the different ways in which texts can be interpreted. They develop competence
in creating written texts by exploring ideas suggested by their reading within the
chosen context, and the ability to explain choices they have made as authors.             Course outline

Areas of Study
Reading and Responding; Creating and Presenting; Using Language to Persuade.
Outcomes:
• Analyse, either orally or in writing, how a selected text constructs meaning, conveys
  ideas and values, and is open to a range of interpretations.
• Draw on ideas and/or arguments suggested by a chosen context to create written
  texts for a specified audience and purpose and discuss and analyse in writing
  their decisions about form, purpose, audience, language and context.
• Analyse the use of language in texts that present a point of view on an issue
  currently debated in the Australian media, and construct, orally or in writing, a
  sustained and reasoned point of view on the selected issue.
Unit 4
The focus of this Unit is on reading and responding in writing to a range of texts in
order to analyse their construction and provide an interpretation. Students create
written or multimodal texts suggested by their reading within the chosen context
and explain creative choices they have made as authors in relation to form, purpose,
language, audience and context.
Areas of Study
Reading and Responding; Creating and Presenting.
Outcomes:
• Develop and justify a detailed interpretation of a selected text.
• Draw on ideas and arguments suggested by a chosen context to create written
  texts for a specified audience and purpose and discuss and analyse in writing
  their decisions about form, purpose, language, audience and context.
Students are required to demonstrate a satisfactory achievement of all Outcomes           Assessment
specified for the Units.
Students sit a three hour examination at the completion of Unit 4.                        Examinations

Studying this subject will assist in the following career paths.                          Pathways
• Law                        • Journalism                  • Psychology
• Education                  • Public Relations and other related fields.



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Environmental Science

                                                                                                              Units  & 

                                         Environmental Science is a study of the structure, function and diversity of natural
                                         ecosystems on this planet and evaluates the impact of human activities on them.
                                         Unit 1 focuses on the environment and its components. The function of ecosystems
                                         and the interactions in and between the ecological components will be investigated.
                                         The unit presents opportunities to consider the effects of natural and human-induced
                                         changes in ecosystems. Within this unit of work there are three areas of study:
                                         • Ecological components and interactions
                        Course outline   • Environmental change
                                         • Ecosystems
                                         Unit 2 focuses on the characteristics of environmental indicators and their use in
                                         monitoring programs. Environmental indicator data will be defined, collected and
                                         interpreted. There are two areas of study are:
                                         • Environmental indicators
                                         • Using environmental indicators
                          Assessment     Units 1 & 2 are assessed within the school. A variety of means are used to assess
                                         students learning. These include practical activities, practical reports, fieldwork and
                                         reports, multimedia presentations and responses to set questions.
                        Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination, relating to the
                                         set outcomes completed throughout each Semester.
                            Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                         • Environmental Science
                                         • Conservation
                                         • Education
                                         • Community Projects
                                         • Local, State & Federal Government




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                                                                                                         Environmental Science
Units  & 

Environmental Science is a study of the structure, function and diversity of natural
ecosystems on this planet and evaluates the impact of human activities on them.
Unit three focuses on two major ecological issues which provide challenges fir
the present and the future. The consequences on the atmosphere of natural and
enhanced greenhouse effects, and issues of biodiversity and its significance in
sustaining ecological integrity. There are two areas of study in this unit:
• Energy and global warming
• Diversity in the biosphere                                                            Course outline

In Unit four the focus is on pollution and its relationship to humans and the
environment. It advances further understanding of managing the environment to
ensure development meets human needs while maintaining the ecological integrity
of the environment. There are two areas of study:
• Pollution and health
• Applied environmental science
Units 3 & 4 are assessed both within the school and by external examination. Internal   Assessment
assessment requires students to sit formal assessment tasks. These consist of
written reports, multimedia presentations and written response to set questions. All
chemistry students sit two external examinations. The first in June and the second
in October/November. Combined these exams account for 66% of the overall
assessment.
All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination, relating to the     Examinations
set outcomes completed throughout each Semester.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                         Pathways
• Environmental Science
• Conservation
• Education
• Community Projects
• Local, State & Federal Government




                                                                                                         
Food Technology

                                                                                                           Units  & 

                                   Unit 1 - Properties of Food
                                   This Unit focuses on the diverse nature of food, food preparation and storage ensuring
                                   the best quality in terms of safety, health and aesthetics. Students study safe and
                                   hygienic food handling practices and apply these practices in the preparation and
                                   storage of food. Students discover the links between classification of foods, their
                                   properties and the different cooking methods. They examine changes in properties
                                   of food when different preparation and processing techniques are used.
                  Course outline   Outcomes:
                                   • Explain and apply safe and hygienic work practices when handling and storing
                                     food to maximize quality.
                                   • Analyse the physical, sensory, chemical and functional properties of key foods
                                     and prepare foods to optimise these properties.
                                   Unit 2 - Planning and Preparation of Food
                                   In this Unit students investigate the best methods and tools and equipment to use for
                                   optimum results, and what to prepare for a range of situations. Students research,
                                   analyse and apply the most appropriate food preparation and cooking methods to
                                   optimise the sensory, physical and chemical properties of food.
                                   Students work both independently and as a member of a team to research and
                                   implement solutions to a design brief and to respond to challenges of preparing
                                   food for a range of contexts such as nutritional considerations, cultural beliefs and
                                   resource access and availability.
                                   Outcomes:
                                   • Use skills and implement processes in preparation of key foods.
                                   • Plan, prepare and evaluate meals for a range of contexts - individually and as a
                                     team member.
                    Assessment     Students are required to demonstrate achievement of all Outcomes through a
                                   selection of assessment tasks. Assessment tasks for Units 1 and 2 are: Records
                                   of planning and production; Designing and developing a solution in response to a
                                   design brief, including production work, Tests, Short written reports, Oral reports,
                                   Production work.
                  Examinations     All Food and Technology students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2
                                   examination, relating to outcomes completed throughout the year.
                      Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                   • Home Economists            • Food Technologist          • Dietician
                                   • Food Industry




    
                                                                                                            Food Technology
Units  & 

Unit 3 - Food Preparation, Processing and Food Controls
This Unit focuses on the functions of the natural components of the key foods
and cooking techniques suited to these key foods. Students will also study food
processing and preserving techniques. Students will study Food Safety in Australia
by investigating relevant regulations and the causes of food spoilage and food
poisoning. They will demonstrate safe work practises while preparing food. Students
will develop a design plan to meet the requirements of a specific design brief.
This Unit will include: Natural components of key foods & related cooking techniques;
Functions of natural food components; Primary and secondary processing;                    Course outline
Preservation techniques; Food manufacturing systems; Food safety in Australia;
Developing a design plan folio.
Outcomes:
• Analyse food preparation and processing techniques for key foods and prepare
  foods using these techniques.
• Describe the role of national, state and local authorities in ensuring and maintaining
  a safe food supply within Australia.
• Develop a design plan folio that effectively satisfies the requirements of a design
  brief.
Unit 4 - Food Product Development & Emerging Trends
This Unit requires students to work independently to implement the plan they
established in Unit 3. Students will also examine food product development and
emerging trends in this area.
This Unit will include; Implementing design plan; Product development; Packaging
& packaging systems; Product marketing; Impact of technology on food production;
Impact of food production on the environment.
Outcomes:
• Implement the design plan for a set of food items and evaluate the outcome of the
  product against the requirements of the design brief developed in Unit 3.
• Analyse factors related to food product development and explain processes
  involved in the development and marketing of a food product.
• Analyse new and emerging developments in food production.
Demonstrations of Outcomes are based on the students’ performance in school                Assessment
assessed coursework, a school assessed task, and an end of year examination.
All outcomes in Units three and four will be examined. Short and extended responses        Examinations
will be required.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                            Pathways
• Home Economists            • Food Technologist           • Dietician
• Food Industry




                                                                                                            
Health & Human Development

                                                                                                                 Units  & 

                                              The central focus of this study is to examine physical, social and emotional health
                                              and development across the lifespan and the requirements necessary to achieve
                                              optimal health and development. It encompasses six areas of study.
                                              Units 1 & 2
                                              It encompasses six areas of study:
                                              1. Understanding health and development across the lifespan.
                                              2. Youth health and development
                             Course outline   3. Challenges facing youth health and development
                                              4. The changing needs of the family
                                              5. Meeting the needs of all family members
                                              6. Health care in Australia
                                              Outcomes:
                                              Demonstration of achievement of Outcomes within the study must be based on the
                                              student’s performance on a selection of assessment tasks.
                                              For Units 1 & 2 the assessment tasks include:
                                              • Media analysis
                                              • Data analysis
                                              • Written report
                                              • Structured questions
                                              • Case study analysis
                                              • ICT presentations
                               Assessment     The award of satisfactory completion of these Units is based on a decision that the
                                              student has demonstrated achievement of the set Outcomes specified for the Unit.
                                              This decision will be based on the teacher’s assessment of the student’s overall
                                              performance on assessment tasks designed for the Unit.
                             Examinations     All students will sit both Semester 1 and Semester 2 examinations. Further tests may
                                              be used to satisfy the completion of the outcomes of this Unit.
                                 Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                              • Primary/Secondary Teaching
                                              • Police Officer
                                              • Health Promotion/Development
                                              • Dietitian
                                              • Community Health Services
                                              • Nursing
                                              • Child Care Services
                                              • Psychology
                                              • Disability Services
                                              • Counselling /Welfare
                                              • Recreation
                                              • Family Services




        
                                                                                                       Health & Human Development
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Unit 3 & 4
The focus of this study is on:
• The health status of Australians and changing community expectations and
  approaches taken to improve the heath for all.
• The development and health of people in industrialised and developing
  countries.
It encompasses the following areas of study:
1. Understanding Australia’s health                                                   Course outline
2. Nutritional status of Australians
3. Strategies for improving Australia’s health
4. Development of health
5. Strategies to optimise development of health
Outcomes:
Demonstration of achievement of Outcomes within the study must be based on the
student’s performance on a selection of assessment tasks. For Units 3 & 4 the
assessment tasks include:
• Media analysis
• Data analysis
• Written report
• Structured questions
• Case study
• Class activities
The award of satisfactory completion of these Units is based on a decision that the   Assessment
student has demonstrated achievement of the set Outcomes specified for the Unit.
This decision will be based on the teacher’s assessment of the student’s overall
performance on assessment tasks designed for the Unit. Further tests may be used
to satisfy the completion of the Outcomes of this Unit.
Students will undertake an examination at the end of Unit 4 based on this course      Examinations
work.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                       Pathways
• Primary/Secondary Teaching
• Police Officer
• Health Promotion/Development
• Dietitian
• Community Health Services
• Nursing
• Child Care Services
• Psychology
• Disability Services
• Counselling /Welfare
• Recreation
• Family Services



                                                                                                       
History

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                           History is the practice of understanding and making meaning of the past. Students
                           learn about their historical past, their shared history and the people, ideas and
                           events that have created present societies and cultures.
                           Unit 1 - Twentieth Century History 1900-1945
                           This Unit enables students to learn about the significant changes that occurred
                           during the first half of the twentieth century. Patterns of family life were to change as
                           a result of political and social developments. Advances in science and technology
          Course outline   also began to transform the world of work and home. Revolution, civil war and
                           international conflicts played a major role between 1900-1945. The consequences
                           of these conflicts would change the world forever.
                           Outcomes:
                           • Analyse and explain the development and impact of a political crises and conflict
                             in the period 1900-1945.
                           • Analyse and discuss patterns of social life and the factors which influenced
                             changes in patterns of social life in the first half of the twentieth century.
                           • Analyse the relationship between the historical context and cultural expression of
                             the period from 1900-1945.
                           Unit 2 - Twentieth Century History 1945-2000
                           This Unit enables students to learn about the major themes and principal events of
                           post World War 2, and the ways in which individuals and communities responded
                           to the political, economic, social and technological developments. This Unit will
                           focus on the Cold War and the spread of communism throughout the world and the
                           consequences. The changes in the USA and South Africa as result of the civil rights
                           movements. A look at international incidents that have shaped the latter half of the
                           Twentieth Century.
                           Outcomes:
                           • Analyse and discuss how postwar societies used ideologies to legitimise their
                             world view and portray competing systems.
                           • Evaluate the impact of postwar challenges to established social and political
                             power.
                           • Evaluate the interaction between regional and domestic events and the international
                             developments in the postwar period.
            Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the following assessment tasks;
                           Interpretation of historical cartoons, photographs, diagrams etc., Construction of
                           detailed timelines, Research Investigation, Biographical reports/ studies.
          Examinations     All students will be required to sit an examination at the completion of each Unit.
              Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                           • Journalism                 • Librarianship               • Academic Research
                           • Foreign Affairs            • Archaeology                 • Tourism
                           • Anthropologist             • Archaeologist               • Art Historian
                           • Barrister                  • Editor                      • Historian
                           • Researcher                 • Author
                           • Primary/Secondary Teaching
  
                                                                                                             Australian History
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Australian history provides a framework in which to explore the experiences of men
and women from the beginnings of European settlement until today. The impact of
colonisation on the lives and cultures of the Aboriginal people was considerable and
has remained a cause of tension in Australian society to the present day.
Unit 3 - Australian History – Imagining Australia
This Unit focuses on the European experience in Australia from the early years of
the Port Phillip District (later Victoria) through the nineteenth century and up to the
eve of World War I. The study introduces students to the visions and ideas which            Course outline
underpinned colonial society and examines the ways in which they changed over
the colonial period, especially under the impetus of significant events such as the
discovery of gold and the Eureka rebellion.
Outcomes:
• Explain the motives and hopes underlying the settlement of the Port Phillip District
  up to 1860 and the impact on the Indigenous population.
• Analyse the vision of nationhood that underpinned the concepts of citizenship,
  and evaluate its implementation in the early years of the new nation.
Unit 4 - Australian History
This Unit continues the exploration of the ideas and visions underpinning Australian
society by offering students the opportunity to examine a time when these visions
were under threat. They may choose to focus on World War I, The Depression or
World War II. The emphasis is on the ways in which Australians responded to the
particular threats and whether this led to a rethinking of old certainties. Students will
also examine the impact of these experiences on change and social cohesion.
Outcomes:
• Analyse the ways in which Australians acted in response to a significant crisis
  faced by the country during the period 1914-1950.
• Evaluate the extent to which changing attitudes are evident in Australians’ reactions
  to the Vietnam War.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                       Assessment
Task include: Research report, Analysis of visual and/or written documents,
Historiographical exercise, essay.
All students will be required to sit an end of the year examination.                        Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                             Pathways
• Journalism                 • Librarianship               • Academic research
•Foreign Affairs             • Archaeology                 • Tourism
• Anthropologist             • Archaeologist               • Art Historian
• Barrister                  • Editor                      • Historian
• Researcher                 • Author
• Primary/Secondary Teaching



                                                                                                             
Information Technology

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                                          Unit 1 - IT in Action:
                                          Focuses on how individuals use and can be affected by information and
                                          communication technology (ICT) in their daily lives.
                                          Study Area 1 – IT Techniques:
                                          Students apply problem-solving methodology and use techniques and procedures
                                          to process data, information, and files. They learn the purposes of information
                                          and determine the appropriate of different information products (printed and on-
                         Course outline   screen) by transforming existing printed information to on-screen products using
                                          appropriate hardware and software tools. Students have the opportunity to use and
                                          explore the capabilities of various web-authoring or multimedia authoring tools such
                                          as MS FrontPage 2003, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash etc.
                                          Study Area 2 – Data Management:
                                          We will be using common database software in this part of the course – MS
                                          Access 2003. Students find out the purposes of databases and develop and apply
                                          knowledge and skills in forming a database to perform various functions in gathering
                                          data and producing information.
                                          Study Area 3 – ICT Issues
                                          Students develop knowledge about how the application of ICT can cause and affect
                                          the social and economic well being of individuals and society; e.g. Privacy, games
                                          and entertainment, electronic monitoring etc. ICT project management tools and
                                          project plans are introduced.
                                          Unit 2 – IT Pathways:
                                          Focuses on how individuals and organizations use ICT. Students will be using at
                                          least 2 different software tools to create information solutions and explore the use of
                                          networked information systems used in organizations.
                                          Study Area 1 – Programming and Pathways:
                                          Students use a programming language such as Visual Basic, or VB.NET to produce
                                          an information product that can be used by an organization. They will be required to
                                          research ICT career pathways and determine what is required to enter this field.
                                          Study Area 2 – Networking:
                                          Students develop an understanding how data flows through networks. They then use
                                          various tools to represent data flows and network design within an organization.
                                          Study Area 3 – Tools, Techniques, and Procedures:
                                          Students learn how to use problem solving methods to solve in information system
                                          problem. By the end of this students will be expected to solve an information
                                          problem, design a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the
                                          solution. Students will use either a programming language (VB), or multimedia/web-
                                          authoring software (MS FrontPage, 2003, Adobe Dreamweaver, or Adobe Flash) to
                                          produce an information solution.
                           Assessment     Assessment in Units 1 & 2 is school-based. Students must demonstrate competency
                                          in 6 outcomes – one for each study area outlined above involving coursework (folio),
                                          class work, homework, oral/group assessment, and tests or examinations.
                         Examinations     Students are required to complete an examination at the end of Units 1 & 2
                             Pathways     Successful students are able to progress to Units 3 & 4 IT Applications or Software
                                        Development.
                                                                                                         IT Software Development
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The key areas of the course are: Information Systems and Networks, Information
Systems Engineering (analysis, design, development, implementation and
evaluation) and Software Development.
Unit 3 - Software development
The focus is on techniques and procedures to analyse and design information
systems and to partially develop a software design specification through the use of
a programming language. Students explore the roles and functions of information
systems, types of networks, and they apply 3 of the system development life cycle       Course outline
phases – analysis, design and development to the production of purpose-designed
software.
Outcomes:
• Analyse an existing networked information system used in an organization, and
  propose physical design specifications for a new or modified networked information
  system.
• Produce a software module suitable for implementation on a portable computing
  device, in response to a design specification, verify it’s performance against this
  specification and explain how the program has taken into account an ethical
  dilemma or a legal obligation.
Unit 4 - Software development
This Unit focuses on the techniques, procedures and strategies to develop,
implement and evaluate a proposed networked information system. Students
explore the technical, human, procedural, economic and management factors that
need to be considered when undertaking the development, implementation and
evaluation phases of the systems development life cycle. Students are expected
to study all the stages of software development associated with the production of
purpose-designed software.
Outcomes:
• Apply the stages of software development to produce purpose designed software
  that takes into account a networked information system objective and the needs
  of end-users.
• Propose and justify strategies for managing, developing, implementing and
  evaluating the introduction to an organization of a networked information system
  that will operate in a global environment.
School-assessed coursework: Students are required to satisfactorily complete            Assessment
5 Assessment Tasks over the year (3 in Unit 3 and 2 in Unit 4) to demonstrate
competency in 5 Outcomes. These tasks range from visual presentations, written
reports, program development, tests and case studies.
(External 2 hour written examination in November – worth 50% of final study score)      Examinations
• Students respond to materials in the form of design briefs, organizational profiles
  and visual images on all outcomes studied in Units 3 and 4.
All employment sectors look for prospective employees who bring computer related        Pathways
skills to their workforce. Many TAFE courses offer credit to students who have
successfully completed this program and the skills learnt are transferable to any
higher learning institution. In recent years students from Galvin Park that studied
this subject have been accepted into Tertiary courses in Robotics, economics/
information systems, and information programming to name a few.                                          9
IT Applications

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                                   This course focuses on how individuals or organizations use ICT to solve information
                                   problems and to participate actively in a society where ICT is commonplace. Students
                                   learn how to solve information problems and strategies to protect the integrity and
                                   security of information as well as ethical issues associated with the collection of
                                   data, communication and disposal of information.
                                   Unit 3
                                   Study area 1 (Problem Solving):
                  Course outline   Students study Problem solving methodology, techniques to manage projects,
                                   presentation of design briefs, and software capabilities as part of this outcome.
                                   Study area 2 (Organizations: Networks and collaborative problem-solving):
                                   Students develop an understanding in which networked information systems are
                                   used. They find out the types of networks, network architecture, and the functions
                                   that make up networks. As communication is important and in these days’ internet,
                                   students learn how to design and create websites using appropriate design skills.
                                   Unit 4
                                   Study area 1 (Organizations and information needs):
                                   Students develop knowledge of how information systems enable information needs
                                   to be met. They develop skills and knowledge to produce user documentation that
                                   support solutions and use appropriate software to analyse actions taken when
                                   problem solving.
                                   Study area 2 (Data and Information Security):
                                   Students develop the understanding why it is important to protect data and
                                   information from deliberate and accidental actions. They have the opportunity to
                                   explore key legal obligations of organizations and individuals with respect to storage,
                                   communication and disposal of information, and to consider issues such as privacy
                                   and other ethical problems that exist.




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                                                                                                       IT Applications
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Assessment (In school assessment worth 50% of the final study score)
Satisfactory completion of this sequence of study is dependent on the student
demonstrating the four outcomes. Four Graded Assessments will be completed
throughout the year:
Unit 3 Outcomes:
1. In two parts: (a) a solution and information product is produced using MS Access
   2003 in response to a design brief. (b) Produce a project management (PM)
   report including a PM plan that records the projects progress.                       Assessment
2. In two parts: (a) Using Microsoft Front Page 2003 or Adobe Dreamweaver (web
   authoring tools) students develop a web-site in response to a design brief
   and demonstrating key problem solving techniques ways of allowing users
   to communicate electronically; (b) students are to evaluate the product and
   recommend network requirements for the organization (a report or a in class test
   will be completed).
Unit 4 Outcomes:
1. In three parts:
(a) A solution and information product is produced using MS Excel 2003 in response
    to a design brief.
(b) Produce on-line user documentation that will explain the use of the solution from
    part a;
(c) Students annotate this product (visual representation) to show how identified
    decision-making needs are met and report on the effectiveness of these.
2. A test comprising questions that require short answers and a small case study
designed to ascertain student’s skills in evaluating the effectiveness of strategies
used to manage the security and ethical issues when producing and handling data
and information.
Examination (External 2 hour written examination in November – worth 50% of             Examinations
final study score) – Students respond to materials in the form of design briefs,
organizational profiles and visual images on all outcomes studied in Units 3 and 4.
Who should consider this subject?                                                       Pathways
Those students considering the follow subjects in VCE: Business Management
(organizations and their information needs), Accounting (Excel spreadsheet
applications); Further Maths (Network charts or PERT Charts analysis); VET IT
(Networking); IT Software Development. There is considerable synergy between
all these subjects that provide opportunities for improved knowledge in order to
maximise their ENTER.
All employment sectors look for prospective employees who bring computer related
skills to their workforce. In recent years students from Galvin Park that studied
this subject have been accepted into Tertiary courses in Robotics, economics/
information systems, and information programming to name a few.



                                                                                                       
Legal Studies

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                                 Legal Studies provides students with an analytical evaluation of the process of law-
                                 making and the methods of dispute resolution. Students are able to develop an
                                 understanding of the impact our legal system has upon the lives of citizens and
                                 the implication of legal decisions on the Australian Society. This study will also
                                 assist in the development of students’ knowledge of their basic legal rights and
                                 responsibilities.
                                 Unit 1 - Criminal Law and Justice
                Course outline   This Unit explores the difference between legal and non-legal rules, the Victorian
                                 court hierarchy, law making by parliament and courts. It focuses on the criminal
                                 justice system including, the role of the police, the process of a criminal trial and
                                 sanctions. Areas of study include: Criminal Law and The Courtroom.
                                 Outcomes:
                                 • Explain the principles of criminal law and apply them to a case or cases to justify
                                   a decision.
                                 • Evaluate the processes for the resolution of criminal disputes and analyse the
                                   capacity of these to achieve justice.
                                 Unit 2 - Civil Law and The Law In Focus
                                 This Unit focuses on civil dispute resolution and the processes used in civil litigation.
                                 The Unit also investigates alternative methods of dispute resolution and their
                                 effectiveness. Areas of study include: Civil Law In Action and The Law In Focus.
                                 Outcomes:
                                 • Explain the principles of civil law and apply them to a case to justify a decision.
                                 • Evaluate the processes for the resolution of civil disputes and analyse the capacity
                                   of these processes to achieve justice.
                                 • Analyse contemporary Australian law and assess its ability to reflect conflicting
                                   attitudes to meet the needs of society and contribute to social cohesion.
                   Assessment    Students must complete the Outcomes and a minimum of 80% of set tasks throughout
                                 each Semester to achieve a satisfactory result.
                 Examinations    All students will sit a Semester 1 and 2 examination in Legal Studies.
                    Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                 • Criminology                • The Police Force            • Education
                                 • Court Reporter             • Journalism                  • Local Government
                                 • Law                        • Business/Commerce




    
                                                                                                           Legal Studies
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This study is about the way the law relates to and serves both individuals and the
community. It focuses on developing an understanding of the way in which law is
generated, structured and operates in Australia.
Unit 3 - Law Making
This Unit focuses on the institutions that determine laws and the processes by
which laws are made. It considers reasons why laws are necessary and the impact
of the Commonwealth Constitution on the operation of the legal system. Students
undertake an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the law-making bodies          Course outline
and the processes used to influence change and reform.
Outcomes:
• Describe the role and effectiveness of Parliament as a law-making body, evaluate
  the need for change in the law and analyse the ways in which change can be
  influenced.
• Explain the role of the Commonwealth Constitution in defining law-making powers
  within a federal structure, and evaluate the effectiveness of the Commonwealth
  Constitution in protecting democratic and human rights.
Unit 4 - Dispute Resolution
This Unit focuses on the courts, tribunals and alternative avenues of dispute
resolution, and the processes and procedures which operate within the legal system.
It also includes a review of the operation of the legal system, giving consideration to
its strengths and weaknesses, and possible areas for change and reform.
Outcomes:
• Describe and evaluate the effectiveness of institutions for the resolution of civil
  disputes and the adjudication of criminal cases and of alternative dispute resolution
  methods.
• Explain the elements of an effective legal system, and evaluate the processes and
  procedures for the resolution of criminal cases and civil disputes and discuss their
  effectiveness.
Satisfactory achievement will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                    Assessment

All students will sit an end of year examination in Legal Studies.                        Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                           Pathways
• Criminology                • The Police Force           • Education
• Court Reporter             • Journalism                 • Local Government
• Law                        • Business/Commerce




                                                                                                           
Literature

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                              The study of Literature is about developing knowledge and enjoyment of a wide
                              range of literary texts and extending the writing and analytical skills of students.
                              Units 1 & 2
                              Students will study contemporary texts and texts from a variety of historical periods
                              and different cultural settings to further their understanding of the conventions
                              associated with different forms of text, for example poetry, prose, drama and non
                              print texts.
             Course outline   They will develop the capacity to present analytical, critical and creative responses
                              to texts orally and in writing.
                              Unit 1
                              Outcomes
                              • Readers and their responses; discussion of how personal responses to literature
                                are developed.
                              • Ideas and concerns in texts; students respond both critically and creatively to the
                                ways in which texts reflect the interests of particular groups in society.
                              • Interpreting non-print texts; an analysis of the construction of a film, multimedia or
                                radio text.
                              Unit 2
                              Outcomes
                              • The text, the reader and their contexts: an analytical response on a text from a past
                                era commenting on the concerns of individuals and groups at that time.
                              • Comparing texts; a comparative piece of interpretive writing focusing on social
                                and cultural context.
               Assessment     Students must complete all outcomes and a minimum of 80% of set tasks throughout
                              each Semester to achieve a satisfactory result.
             Examinations     Students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination.
                 Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                              • Law                        • Journalism                  • Psychology
                              • Education                  • Public Relations and other related fields.




   
                                                                                                        Literature
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The study of Literature is a means of exploring and making sense of the human
experience. Students will read and analyse a range of texts, developing skills
in reading closely and critically, and discussing and debating various ways of
interpreting and evaluating texts.
Unit 3
Outcomes
• Outcome 1 Adaptations and transformations - Students will discuss how meaning
  changes when the form of a text changes.                                             Course outline
• Outcome 2 Views, values and contexts - Students will analyse, interpret and
  evaluate the views and values of a text in terms of the ideas, social conventions
  and beliefs that the text appears to endorse, challenge or leave unquestioned.
• Outcome 3 Considering alternative viewpoints. - Students will evaluate views of a
  text and make comparisons with their own interpretation.
Unit 4
Outcomes
• Outcome 1 Creative response - Students will respond imaginatively to a text, and
  comment on the connection between the text and the response.                     .
• Outcome 2 Close analysis - Students will analyse features of a text, relating them
  to an interpretation of the text as a whole.
Satisfactory achievement will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                 Assessment

Students will sit an examination at the completion of Unit 4.                          Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                        Pathways
• Law                        • Journalism                  • Psychology
• Education                  • Public Relations and other related fields.




                                                                                                        

                                                                                                       Mathematics Foundation
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The study of Foundation Mathematics provides for the continuing mathematical
development of students entering VCE needing mathematical skills to support their
other VCE subjects including VET. Foundation Mathematics is designed for students
who do not intend to undertake Unit 3&4 Mathematics in the following year.
In Foundation Mathematics there is a strong emphasis on using mathematics in
practical context relating to every day life, personal work and study.
The appropriate learning activities will enable students to develop the knowledge
and skills identified in the outcomes for each Unit.
Areas of study : ‘Space, shape and Design’, ‘Patterns and number’, ‘Handling data’,   Course outline
and ‘Measurement’.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                 Assessment
• Outcome 1 - Use confidently and competently mathematical skills and concepts
  from the areas of study of ‘Space, Shape and Design’, ‘Patterns and Number’,
  ‘Handling Data’, and ‘Measurement’.
• Outcome 2 - Apply and discuss basic mathematical procedures in contexts
  relating to familiar situations, personal work and studies.
• Outcome 3 - Select and use technology to apply mathematics in a range of
  practical contexts.
These Outcomes will be assessed by
Assessment 1: Assignments
Assessment 2: Summary or review notes
Assessment 3: Tests
Assessment 4: A report on an application or use of mathematics
Assessment 5: A presentation in oral, written, poster or multimedia format on
mathematics encountered in the study of another VCE subject, part time work or
work experience location or in daily experience.
Examination is optional.                                                              Examinations

This course can be used as a bridging course to allow students to undertake Year      Pathways
11 General Mathematics Unit 1&2 in Year 12.




                                                                                                       
Mathematics: General

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                                        The study of General mathematics involves the study of Algebra, Arithmetic, Graphs
                                        of Linear and non-linear relations, Data analysis and Simulation, Decision and
                                        Business Maths, and Geometry and Trigonometry. This subject can be taken alone
                                        or in conjunction with Mathematical Methods.
                                        This study is designed to enable students to
                                        • develop mathematical knowledge and skills
                                        • to apply mathematical knowledge to analyse, investigate and solve a variety of
                                          problems
                       Course outline   • and to use technology to effectively support mathematical activity.
                                        The appropriate learning activities will enable students to develop the knowledge
                                        and skills identified in the outcomes for each Unit.
                                        Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.
                                        • Outcome 1 - Define and explain the key concepts in relation to the topics from the
                                          selected areas of study, and apply a range of related mathematical routines and
                                          procedures.
                                        • Outcome 2 - Apply mathematical processes in non-routine contexts and analyse
                                          and discuss these applications of mathematics in at least three of the areas of
                                          study.
                                        • Outcome 3 - Use technology to produce results and carries out analysis in situations
                                          requiring problem solving, modelling or investigative techniques or approaches in
                                          at least three of the areas of study.
                         Assessment     These Outcomes will be assessed by
                                        Task 1: An aggregate result of completed topic tests.
                                        Task 2: An aggregate of the assignments and modelling tasks.
                                        Unit Exam of one and half-hour at the end of each Semester.
                       Examinations     All students will sit a 11/2 hour examination at the end of each Semester. Each
                                        exam will consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended answer questions.
                                        Teachers will assume all students have access to an approved graphical calculator
                                        (Texas TI-83, Texas TI-83 plus or Texas TI-84 plus) and can have one bound book
                                        according to VCAA specifications.
                           Pathways     General Mathematics leads into Further Mathematics in Year 12.
                                        Students completing General Mathematics are able to pursue a variety of career
                                        paths such as:
                                        • Accountants             • Aircraft personal        • Banking
                                        • Building Industries     • Business management • Computer programmers
                                        • Dentist                 • Doctors                  • Economists
                                        • Insurance assessor      • Medical Fields           • Nurses
                                        • Pharmacist              • Psychologists            • Scientists (all forms)
                                        • Statisticians           • Stockbrokers             • Surveyors
                                        • Teachers                • Tertiary Lecturer        • Town Planners
                                        These courses and career options are by no means exhaustive.




      
                                                                                                           Mathematics: Further
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Further Mathematics can be done alone or in conjunction with Mathematical
Methods Units 3 & 4. The study of Further Mathematics focuses on the core of ‘Data
Analysis’, and three of the modules ‘Number patterns’, ‘Geometry and Trigonometry’,
‘Graphs and Relations’, ‘Business related mathematics’, ‘Networks and Decision
Mathematics’ and ‘Matrices’.
This study is designed to enable students to
• develop mathematical knowledge and skills
• to apply mathematical knowledge to analyse, investigate and solve a variety of
  problems                                                                                Course outline
• and to use technology to effectively support mathematical activity.
Outcomes
• Outcome 1 - Define and explain key concepts from Data Analysis, and from the
  three modules chosen. To use this knowledge to apply related mathematical
  procedures to solve routine application problems.
• Outcome 2 - Use mathematical concepts and skills developed in the Data Analysis
  area of study to analyse a practical and extended situation and interpret the
  outcomes of this analysis in relation to key features of that situation.
• Outcome 3 - Select and appropriately use technology to develop mathematical
  ideas, produce results an carry out analysis in situations requiring problem solving,
  modelling or investigative techniques or approaches in the areas of study.
These Outcomes will be assessed by                                                        Assessment
Data Analysis Application Task 1:
Students should spend approximately 10 hours of class time over 1 - 2 weeks on an
extended analysis of a set of data.
Analysis Task 2:
Students should satisfactorily complete a test consisting of a set of application
questions requiring extended response and a collection of multiple choice.
Analysis Task 3:
A problem solving or modelling task with increasing levels of complexity. Analysis
Task 4:
Students should satisfactorily complete a test consisting of a set of application
questions requiring extended response and a collection of multiple choice.
                                                                                          Examinations
All students will sit two 11/2 hour examinations in November covering the core
and the three selected modules. Examiners will assume students have access to
approved graphics calculator or a CAS and one bound reference, text (which may
be annotated) or a lecture pad may be brought into the exam as specified by VCAA.
Examination 1 is multiple choice. Examination 2 consists of four extended answer
questions equally weighted. Exam 1 contributes 33% to the study score, Exam 2
contributes 33% and internal assessment contributes 34%
                                                                                          Pathways
Students completing Further Mathematics are able to pursue a variety of career
paths such as:
• Accountants             • Aircraft personal       • Banking
• Building Industries     • Business management • Computer programmers
• Dentist                 • Doctors                 • Economists
• Insurance assessor      • Medical Fields          • Nurses
• Pharmacist              • Psychologists           • Scientists (all forms)
• Statisticians           • Stockbrokers            • Surveyors
• Teachers                • Tertiary Lecturer       • Town Planners
These courses and career options are by no means exhaustive.                                               9
Mathematics: Methods

                                                                                                              Units  & 

                                        Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 are designed as a preparation for Mathematical
                                        Methods Units 3 and 4. Units 1 and 2 may be taken alone, or in conjunction with
                                        General Specialist Mathematics or General Mathematics. The material presented in
                                        Units 1 and 2, is done so to give a balanced and progressive development of skills
                                        across the study areas of Functions and Graphs, Algebra, Rates of Change and
                                        Calculus, Probability. Use of technology, such as graphic calculators, spreadsheet
                                        and graphing packages may be incorporated throughout the course.
                                        This study is designed to enable students to
                       Course outline   • Develop mathematical knowledge and skills
                                        • Apply mathematical knowledge to analyse, investigate and solve a variety of
                                          problems
                                        • Use technology to effectively support mathematical activity.
                         Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.
                                        • Outcome 1 - Define and explain key concepts from Functions and Graphs,
                                          Algebra, Rates of Change and Calculus, Probability. To apply a range of related
                                          mathematical routines and procedures.
                                        • Outcome 2 - Apply mathematical processes in non-routine contexts and to analyse
                                          and discuss these applications of mathematics.
                                        • Outcome 3 - Use technology to produce results and carry out analysis in situations
                                          requiring problem-solving, modelling or investigative techniques or approaches.
                                        These Outcomes will be assessed by
                                        Task 1: An aggregate result of completed topic tests.
                                        Task 2: An aggregate result of the assignments and modelling tasks.
                                        Unit Exam of one and half-hour at the end of each Semester.
                       Examinations     All students will sit a 11/2 hour examination at the end of each Semester. Each exam will
                                        consist of multiple choice, short answer and extended answer questions. Teachers
                                        will assume all students have access to an approved graphical calculator (Texas
                                        TI-83 , TI-83 plus or Texas TI-84 plus) and can have one bound book according to
                                        VCAA specifications. Students will also sit a one hour exam where they CANNOT
                                        have a calculator or any notes.
                           Pathways     Students completing Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 are able to attempt Units 3
                                        & 4 in either Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
                                        Students completing Mathematical Methods are able to pursue a variety of career
                                        paths such as:
                                        • Accountants               • Aircraft personal       • Banking
                                        • Building Industries       • Business management • Computer programmers
                                        • Dentist                   • Doctors                 • Economists
                                        • Insurance assessor        • Medical Fields          • Nurses
                                        • Pharmacist                • Psychologists           • Scientists (all forms)
                                        • Statisticians             • Stockbrokers            • Surveyors
                                        • Teachers                  • Tertiary Lecturer       • Town Planners
                                        These courses and career options are by no means exhaustive.




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                                                                                                           Mathematics: Methods
Units  & 

The study of Mathematical Methods focuses on Functions and Graphs, Algebra,
Calculus and Probability.
This study is designed to enable students to
• Develop mathematical knowledge and skills
• Apply mathematical knowledge to analyse, investigate and solve a variety of
  problems                                                                                Course outline
• Use technology to effectively support mathematical activity.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                     Assessment
• Outcome 1 - Define and explain key concepts from Functions and Graphs, Algebra,
  Calculus and Probability. To apply a range of related mathematical routines and
  procedures.
• Outcome 2 - Apply mathematical processes in non-routine contexts and to analyse
  and discuss these applications of mathematics.
• Outcome 3 - Select and appropriately use technology to develop mathematical
  ideas, produce results an carry out analysis in situations requiring problem solving,
  modelling or investigative techniques or approaches.
These Outcomes will be assessed by
Application Task 1: A problem solving or modelling task with increasing levels of
                    complexity.
Assessment task 2: A test involving all topics covered in term 1.
Assessment task 3: A test involving all topics covered in Unit 3.
Analysis task 1:
Students should spend approximately 2 – 4 hours of class time over 1 – 2 days on
a short focused investigation which may be a challenging problem or a modelling
task.
Analysis task 2:
Students should satisfactorily complete a test consisting of a set of application
questions requiring extended response and a collection of multiple choice.
All students will sit two examinations in November. The first examination is one hour     Examinations
and is a collection of short answer and some extended answer questions based on
all areas of study. No calculators of any kind or notes are permitted. The second
examination is two hours and is a collection of multiple choice questions and
extended answer questions covering all areas of study. Examiners will assume all
students have access to an approved graphical calculator and one bound reference,
text (which may be annotated) or a lecture pad. Exam 1 contributes 22% to the study
score, Exam 2 contributes 44% and internal assessment contributes 34%.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following:                                   Pathways
Specialist Mathematics or Further Mathematics - Units 3 & 4.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
• Accountants                • Aircraft personal           • Banking
• Building Industries        • Business management • Computer programmers
• Dentist                    • Doctors                     • Economists
• Insurance assessor         • Medical Fields              • Nurses
• Pharmacist                 • Psychologists               • Scientists (all forms)
• Statisticians              • Stockbrokers                • Surveyors
• Teachers                   • Tertiary Lecturer           • Town Planners
These courses and career options are by no means exhaustive.
                                                                                                           
Mathematics: General Specialist

                                                                                                                        Units  & 

                                                   The study of General Specialist Mathematics involves the study of Algebra, Arithmetic,
                                                   Graphs of Linear and non-linear relations, Calculus, Vectors, and Geometry and
                                                   Trigonometry. This subject can only be taken in conjunction with Mathematical
                                                   Methods Units 1 & 2.
                                                   This study is designed to enable students to
                                                   • Develop mathematical knowledge and skills
                                                   • Apply mathematical knowledge to analyse, investigate and solve a variety of
                                                     problems
                                                   • Use technology to effectively support mathematical activity.
                                  Course outline   The appropriate learning activities will enable students to develop the knowledge
                                                   and skills identified in the outcomes for each Unit.
                                    Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.
                                                   • Outcome 1 - Define and explain key concepts from Geometry, Trigonometric
                                                     Functions, Calculus, Vectors, Algebra and Graphs. To apply a range of related
                                                     mathematical routines and procedures.
                                                   • Outcome 2 - Apply mathematical processes in non-routine contexts and to analyse
                                                     and discuss these applications of mathematics.
                                                   • Outcome 3 - Select and appropriately use technology to develop mathematical
                                                     ideas, produce results an carry out analysis in situations requiring problem solving,
                                                     modelling or investigative techniques or approaches.
                                                   These Outcomes will be assessed by
                                                   Assessment task 1: A problem solving or modelling task with increasing levels of
                                                                      complexity.
                                                   Assessment task 2: A test involving all topics covered in term 1.
                                                   Assessment task 3: A test involving all topics covered in Unit 3.
                                                   Analysis task 1:
                                                   Students should spend approximately 2 – 4 hours of class time over 1 – 2 days on
                                                   a short focused investigation which may be a challenging problem or a modelling
                                                   task.
                                                   Analysis task 2:
                                                   Students should satisfactorily complete a test consisting of a set of application
                                                   questions requiring extended response and a collection of multiple choice.
                                  Examinations     All students will sit a 11/2 hour examinations at the end of each Semester. It will be
                                                   assumed all students have access to an approved graphical calculator (Texas TI-
                                                   83, Texas TI-83 plus or Texas TI-84 plus) and can have one bound book according
                                                   to VCAA specifications.
                                      Pathways     Students completing General Specialist Mathematics Units 1 & 2 are able to attempt
                                                   Units 3 & 4 in either Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics or Further
                                                   Mathematics. Students completing General Specialist Mathematics are able to
                                                   pursue a variety of career paths such as:
                                                   • Accountants               • Aircraft personal     • Banking
                                                   • Building Industries       • Business management • Computer programmers
                                                   • Dentist                   • Doctors               • Economists
                                                   • Insurance assessor        • Medical Fields        • Nurses
                                                   • Pharmacist                • Psychologists         • Scientists (all forms)
                                                   • Statisticians             • Stockbrokers          • Surveyors
                                                   • Teachers                  • Tertiary Lecturer     • Town Planners
                                                   These courses and career options are by no means exhaustive.

          
                                                                                                         Mathematics: Specialist
Units  & 

Students must be enrolled in Mathematical Methods Units 3 & 4 or previously have
completed it. The study of Specialist Mathematics focuses on Functions, Relations
and Graphs, Calculus, Algebra, Vectors and Mechanics.
This study is designed to enable students to
• Develop mathematical knowledge and skills
• Apply mathematical knowledge to analyse, investigate and solve a variety of
  problems                                                                              Course outline
• Use technology to effectively support mathematical activity.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                   Assessment
These Outcomes will be assessed by
Task 1: Analysis - Students should spend approximately 2 – 4 hours of class time
        over 1 – 2 days on a short focused investigation which may be a challenging
        problem or a modelling task.
Task 2: Analysis - Students should satisfactorily complete a test consisting of a set
        of application questions requiring extended response and a collection of
        multiple choice.
Task 3: Application - A problem solving or modelling task with increasing levels of
        complexity.
Tests: Two equally weighted tests incorporating multiple-choice, short answer and
        extended response items.
All students will sit two examinations in November. The first examination is one        Examinations
hour and is a collection of short answer and some extended answer questions. No
calculators of any kind or notes are permitted. The second examination is two hours
and is a collection of multiple choice questions and extended answer questions
covering all areas of study. Examiners will assume all students have access to
an approved graphical calculator and one bound reference, text (which may be
annotated) or a lecture pad. Exam 1 contributes 22% to the study score, Exam 2
contributes 44% and internal assessment contributes 34%.
Students completing Specialist Mathematics are able to pursue a variety of career       Pathways
paths such as:
• Accountants             • Aircraft personal        • Banking
• Building Industries     • Business management • Computer programmers
• Dentist                 • Doctors                  • Economists
• Insurance assessor      • Medical Fields           • Nurses
• Pharmacist              • Psychologists            • Scientists (all forms)
• Statisticians           • Stockbrokers             • Surveyors
• Teachers                • Tertiary Lecturer        • Town Planners
These courses and career options are by no means exhaustive.




                                                                                                         
Media Studies

                                                                                                      Units  & 

                                 Unit 1 - Representation and Technologies of Representation
                                 The purpose of this Unit is to enable students to develop an understanding of the
                                 relationship between the media, technology and the representations present in
                                 media forms. The Unit involves the study of the implications of media technology for
                                 the individual and society. Students develop practical and analytical skills, including
                                 an understanding of the contribution of codes and conventions to the creation of
                                 meaning in media products, the role and significance of selection processes in their
                                 construction, and the creative and cultural implications of new media technologies.
                Course outline
                                 Outcomes:
                                 • Describe the construction of specific media representations and explain how the
                                   process of representation reproduces the world differently from direct experience
                                   of it.
                                 • Produce and compare media representations in two or more media forms and
                                   compare the representations produced by the application of different media
                                   technologies.
                                 • Discuss the creative and cultural implications of new media technologies for the
                                   production and consumption of media products.
                                 Unit 2 - Media Production and the Media Industry
                                 This Unit will enable students to develop their understanding of the specialist
                                 production stages and roles within the collaborative organization of media
                                 production. Students develop practical skills through undertaking assigned roles
                                 during their participation in specific stages of a media production and analyse
                                 issues concerning the stages and roles in the media production process. Students
                                 also develop an understanding of media industry issues and developments relating
                                 to production stages and roles and the broader framework within which Australian
                                 media organizations operate.
                                 Outcomes:
                                 • Explain the media production process and demonstrate specialist production
                                   skills within collaborative media productions.
                                 • Discuss media industry issues and/or developments relating to the production
                                   stages of a media production and specialist roles within the media industry.
                                 • Describe characteristics of Australian media organizations and discuss the social
                                   and industrial framework within which such organizations operate.
                  Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievements of Outcomes.
                                 For Units 1 and 2 the outcomes are; Short written reports; Producing Video’s and
                                 DVDs; Multimedia sequences or presentations; Text analyses.
                Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination in Media
                                 Studies
                    Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                 • Film                       • Journalism                  • Advertising
                                 • Marketing                  • Web Page Design             • Technical production
                                 • Photography                • Teaching                    • Radio and Television


    
                                                                                                            Media Studies
Units  & 

Unit 3 - Narrative and Media Production Design
This Unit provides students with opportunities to develop their understanding of
production and story elements and to recognise the role and significance of narrative
organization in fictional film, radio or television programs. In this context students
also consider how production and story elements structure narratives to engage
an audience. Students also develop practical skills through undertaking exercises
related to aspects of the design and production process. They design a media
production for a specific media form with the relevant specifications presented as a
written planning document with visual representations.                                     Course outline

Outcomes:
• Analyse the nature and function of production and story elements in fictional media
  texts and discuss how combinations of these elements structure the narrative to
  engage an audience.
• Use a range of technical equipment, applications and media processes to present
  ideas, achieve effects and explore aesthetic qualities in production design plan
  specification areas appropriate to a media form.
• Prepare a media production design plan incorporating the specifications
  appropriate for the chosen media product.
Unit 4- Media Process, Social Values and Media Influence
This Unit allows students to further develop practical skills in the production of media
products and to realise a production design. Organizational and creative skills are
refined and applied throughout this process. In this Unit students also analyse the
ways in which media texts are shaped by social values and the influence of social
values in the representations and structure of a media text. The role and influence of
the media is also critically analysed in this Unit.
Outcomes:
• Produce a media product for an identified audience from the media production
  design plan prepared by the student in Unit 3.
• Discuss the ways in which social values shape the content of media texts and
  analyse how social values are reflected in a text.
• Discuss theories of media influence and analyse debates about the nature and
  extent of media influence.
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of Outcomes.                      Assessment
For Units 3 and 4 the outcomes are; Written text analyses; DVD and /or Video
Production; Tests; Essays.
All students will attempt ONE examination at the end of Semester 2.                        Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                            Pathways
• Film                       • Journalism                  • Advertising
• Marketing                  • Web Page Design             • Technical production
• Photography                • Teaching                    • Radio and Television




                                                                                                            
Music Performance

                                                                                                         Units  & 

                                     The study of Music Performance focuses on developing skills in practical music
                                     and performance in solo and group contexts. Students will develop practical skills
                                     on an instrument of their own choice from any woodwind or brass instrument, guitar
                                     and bass guitar, tuned percussion and drum kit, keyboard and voice. Students may
                                     select to study a different instrument for solo and group performance. Students will
                                     develop performance and interpretative skills in a variety of styles.
                                     Unit 1 - Music Performance
                    Course outline   Student outcomes are based on the areas of Performance Skill Development, Music
                                     Craft and Music Language for Performance.
                                     Outcomes:
                                     • Perform a program/s of contrasting solo and group works, selected solo technical
                                       work and work that demonstrate unprepared performance skills.
                                     • Analyse and evaluate influences on works being prepared for performance and
                                       approaches that can be used to optimise performance of those works.
                                     • Recognise, sing and write scales, intervals and chords, transcribe rhythms and
                                       melodies, use conventions in music notation, and describe how instruments are
                                       used in combination.
                                     • Devise a composition or improvisation that uses music language drawn from
                                       analysis of selected works being prepared for performance.
                                     Unit 2 - Music Performance
                                     Student outcomes are based on the areas of Performance Skill Development,
                                     Contextual Issues and Analysis of Works, Music Language for Performance and
                                     Creative Organization of Sound.
                                     Outcomes:
                                     • Demonstrate developing performance and presentation skills in performing a
                                       program(s) of contrasting solo and group works, unprepared performance, and
                                       selected technical work.
                                     • Analyse the structure and style of works selected for solo performance or other
                                       works in a similar style, and identify expressive features of the works.
                                     • Recognise, sing and write scales, intervals and chords; transcribe rhythms and
                                       melodies; use conventions in music notation and describe how instruments are
                                       used in combination.
                      Assessment     Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis for the Unit
                                     result. Satisfactory completion is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all
                                     outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of classwork
                    Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination in Music
                                     Performance.
                        Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                     • Musician                   • Teacher                    • Studio recording assistant
                                     • Live and studio sound technician                        • Composer



     
                                                                                                           Music Performance Group
Units  & 

The study of Music Group Performance focuses on developing performance skills
in an ensemble/group context, developing interpretation and performance skills in
a range of styles, developing practical skills in composition as well as developing
skills in aural comprehension and critical listening. Students will develop practical
skills on an instrument of their own choice, ranging from any woodwind or brass
instrument, guitar and bass guitar, tuned percussion and drum kit, keyboard and
voice.
Unit 3 - Group Performance                                                                Course outline
Student outcomes are based on the areas of Group Performance, Aspects of
Performance and Music Language and Aural Perception.
Outcomes:
• Analysis of Aspects of Performance SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Aural Comprehension Test SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Performance of works being prepared for examination
• Two Aural Tests
Unit 4 - Group Performance
Student outcomes are based on the areas of Preparing and Presenting Group
Performances, Part-writing or Improvisation and Music Language and Aural
Perception.
Outcomes:
• Part-writing and Arranging task SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Written Analysis SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Aural Comprehension Test SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Performance of works being prepared for examination
• One Aural Test
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of all outcomes for Units        Assessment
3 and 4.
There will be two end of year examinations; a group performance examination               Examinations
which will contribute 50% to the overall score for the study and a written and
practical examination which will contribute 25%. These examinations are externally
assessed.
Studying this subject will assist you in gaining entry to Tertiary Courses in the areas   Pathways
of:
• Sound production/audio engineering
• Performance                • Composition
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
• Musician                   • Teacher                     • Studio recording assistant
• Composer                   • Live and studio sound technician




                                                                                                           

                                                                                                           Music Performance Solo
Units  & 

The study of Solo Performance focuses on the preparation and presentation of
a solo program of works, developing interpretation and performance skills in a
range of styles and developing skills in aural comprehension and critical listening.
Students will develop practical skills on an instrument of their own choice, ranging
from any woodwind or brass instrument, guitar and bass guitar, tuned percussion
and drum kit, keyboard and voice Students will also develop practical skills in a
group ensemble, choosing to select another instrument if they wish. Students will
develop aural skills, identifying rhythmic and melodic aspects of musical works
                                                                                          Course outline
Unit 3 - Music Solo Performance
Student outcomes are based on the areas of Solo Performance, Solo Technique,
Ensemble Performance, Music Language For Performance.
Outcomes:
• Solo Technical Recital SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Ensemble/Group Recital SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Performance of works being prepared for examination
• Two Aural Tests
• Written Report
Unit 4 - Music Solo Performance
Student outcomes are based on the areas of Solo Performance, Solo Technique,
Ensemble Performance, Music Language For Performance.
Outcomes:
• Solo Technical Recital SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Ensemble/Group Recital SAC (School Assessed Coursework)
• Performance of works being prepared for examination
• One Aural Test
• Written Report
Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of all outcomes for Units        Assessment
3 and 4.
There will be two end-of-year examinations: a solo performance examination,               Examinations
which will contribute 50% to the overall score for the study and a written and
practical examination which will contribute 25%. These examinations are externally
assessed.
Studying this subject will assist you in gaining entry to Tertiary Courses in the areas   Pathways
of:
• Sound production/audio engineering
• Performance                • Composition
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
• Musician                   • Teacher                     • Studio recording assistant
• Composer                   • Live and studio sound technician



                                                                                                           9
Outdoor & Environmental Education

                                                                                                                          Units  & 

                                                     The study looks at ways in which humans understand and relate to nature in the
                                                     context of outdoor environments. Students develop an understanding of nature
                                                     through practical experiences of outdoor environments; Human interactions with
                                                     nature and related impacts of those interactions.
                                                     Outdoor activities that may be undertaken in this study are: Canoeing Cross Country
                                                     Skiing; Bushwalking; Down Hill Skiing; Snorkelling; Surfing.
                                                     Unit 1 - Understanding Outdoor Experiences
                                    Course outline   This Unit examines the ways in which humans understand and relate to nature in the
                                                     context of outdoor environments. The Unit focuses on human–nature relationships,
                                                     different understandings of nature and different types of outdoor environments.
                                                     It also develops an understanding of nature through practical experiences and
                                                     investigation of particular outdoor environments.
                                                     Outcomes:
                                                     • Describe ways in which humans understand, encounter and respond to nature.
                                                     • Explain the interrelationships between components of natural environments and
                                                     changes that occur in natural environments.
                                                     Unit 2 - Environmental Impacts
                                                     This Unit focuses on human-related impacts on natural environments at local,
                                                     regional and state levels. It includes historical and contemporary analyses of human
                                                     conceptions of nature and human interactions with nature, including nature’s impact
                                                     on humans. Outdoor recreation provides the major focus for studying this impact,
                                                     as well as the ecological, social and economic implications of human impact on
                                                     the environment. The Unit also provides an opportunity to evaluate state and local
                                                     conservation policies and environmental legislation.
                                                     Outcomes:
                                                     • Completion of this Unit the student should be able to explain factors which influence
                                                     outdoor experiences and their impact on nature.
                                                     • Analyse policy and procedures for minimising human impact on natural
                                                     environments.
                                      Assessment     Demonstration of achievement of outcomes within the study must be based on
                                                     the student’s performance on a selection of assessment tasks. For Units 1 & 2 the
                                                     assessment tasks include; Short reports of outdoor experiences, oral presentations,
                                                     tests practical reports in non-text form, written responses.
                                    Examinations     All students will sit both Semester 1 and Semester 2 examinations. Further tests may
                                                     be used satisfy completion of the outcomes of this Unit.
                                        Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                                     • Outdoor recreation leader                                • Primary Teaching
                                                     • Secondary Teaching • Conservation Officer                • Park Ranger
                                                     • Army Reserve               • Camp Administrator          • Jackeroo/Jillaroo
                                                     • Recreation/Sports Manager               • Tour Operator Administrator



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                                                                                                         Outdoor & Environmental Education
Units  & 

This study focuses on the ecological, historical and social contexts of relationships
between humans and outdoor education environments in Australia and the
sustainability and management of these natural environments. Outdoor activities
that maybe undertaken in this study include: Canoeing, snorkelling, surfing / sea
kayaking, bushwalking, cross country skiing and downhill skiing.
Unit 3 - Relationships with Natural Environments
Unit Three considers the ecological, historical and social contexts of relationships
between humans and outdoor environments in Australia. It examines the impact of         Course outline
those relationships on the outdoor environment.
Students should experience one or more outdoor environments that have
characteristics of natural environments and evidence of human intervention.
The experiences provide the basis for comparison and opportunities to develop
knowledge and skills in classroom and practical settings.
Outcomes:
• Describe and analyse how particular relationships, interactions and perceptions of
the natural environment have changed over time.
 • Analyse and evaluate factors which influence our contemporary relationship with
the natural environment.
Unit 4 - The Future of Human-Nature Interactions
Unit Four focuses on the sustainable use and management of natural environments.
It examines the contemporary state of Australian environments and focuses on the
importance of maintenance to support future needs of the human population.
Outcomes:
• Describe and evaluate the contemporary state of the environment and the
importance of healthy environments for all users.
• Evaluate practices and strategies for sustainable interactions between humans
and the environment.
Demonstrations of achievement of outcomes within the study are based on the             Assessment
student’s performance on a selection of assessment tasks. For Units 3 & 4 the
assessment tasks may include: A practical report in poster or multimedia format;
Tests; Short essay; Analysis of data; Written Report.
Students will have an end of year examination at the completion of Unit 4. It will      Examinations
assess the understanding of work covered in both Units.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                         Pathways
• Outdoor recreation leader                                • Primary Teaching
• Secondary Teaching • Conservation Officer                • Park Ranger
• Army Reserve               • Camp Administrator          • Jackeroo/Jillaroo
• Recreation/Sports Manager               • Tour Operator Administrator




                                                                                                         
Physical Education

                                                                                                         Units  & 

                                      This study focuses on a range of factors that influence learning and improving
                                      physical skills and the role of the coach in making this happen. Students will also
                                      focus on general principles that are common to analysing physical performance
                                      and learning physical skills, as well as the biomechanical principles of movement
                                      involved in these skills. Students are introduced to an understanding of physical
                                      activity, including the relationships between body systems and physical activity.
                                      This will include looking at a range of factors that influence performance.
                     Course outline   Units 1 and 2
                                      Comprises of the following areas of study:
                                      1. Movement analysis
                                      2. Coaching for enhanced performance
                                      3. Body systems and performance
                                      4. The impact of physical activity on the individual
                                      Outcomes
                                      Demonstration of achievement of outcomes within the study will be based on the
                                      student’s performance on a selection of assessment tasks. For Units 1 & 2 the
                                      assessment tasks include:
                                      1. Laboratory reports
                                      2. Video analysis of a students skill
                                      3. Tests
                                      4. Video Analysis
                                      5. Structured questions
                                      6. Written reports
                       Assessment     The award of satisfactory completion of these Units is based on a decision that the
                                      student has demonstrated achievement of the set outcomes specified for the Unit.
                                      This decision will be based on the teacher’s assessment of the student’s overall
                                      performance on assessment tasks designed for the Unit.
                     Examinations     All students will sit both Semester 1 and Semester 2 examinations. Further tests may
                                      be used to satisfy completion of the outcomes of this Unit.
                         Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                      • Primary/Secondary Teaching • Nursing                          • Sports Coaching
                                      • Sports Administration              • Dietitian                • Sports Training
                                      • Recreational Leader                • Victorian Police • Army Reserve
                                      • Fitness/Gym Instructor             • Therapeutic Masseur • Physiotherapy




     
                                                                                                            Physical Education
Units  & 

The study focuses on the concept of physical fitness, training methods and principals,
the contribution of energy systems to performance in physical activity and the health
benefits to be gained from participation in regular physical activity.
Comprises of the following areas of study:
1. Monitoring and promotion of physical activity
2. Physiological requirements of physical activity
3. Enhancing fitness through training
4. Strategies for enhancing sports performance
                                                                                           Course outline
Unit 3 – Physiological and participatory perspectives of physical activity
This Unit introduces students to an understanding of physical activity from a
physiological perspective. It explores the contribution of energy systems to
performance in physical activity, as well as the health benefits to be gained from
participation in regular activity
Outcomes:
• Analyse individual and population levels of participation in physical activity and
  evaluate strategies that promote adherence to the National Physical Activity
  Guidelines.
• Analyse the role and relative contribution of the energy systems during activity.
Unit 4 – Enhancing physical performance
In this Unit students consider the manner in which fitness can be improved by the
application of appropriate training principles and methods and participation in
activity data collection, fitness testing and fitness training. It focuses on a range of
factors and strategies that influence improvement and limit performance in physical
activities.
Outcomes:
• Enhancing fitness through training
• Strategies for enhancing sports performance
Demonstration of achievement of outcomes within the study must be based on                 Assessment
the student’s performance on a selection of assessment tasks. For Units 3 & 4
the assessment tasks include: A written report, Structured questions, A laboratory
activity and report and Data analysis.
Students will have an end of year examination at the completion of Unit 4. It will         Examinations
assess the understanding of work covered in these Units. Further tests may be used
to satisfy completion of the outcomes of this Unit.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                            Pathways
• Primary/Secondary Teaching • Nursing                          • Sports Coaching
• Sports Administration              • Dietitian                • Sports Training
• Recreational Leader                • Victorian Police • Army Reserve
• Fitness/Gym Instructor             • Therapeutic Masseur • Physiotherapy



                                                                                                            
Physics

                                                                                                Units  & 

                           Physics is a theoretical and empirical science, which contributes to our understanding
                           of the physical universe from the minute building blocks of matter to the unimaginably
                           broad expense of the Universe. This study of physics is designed to enable students
                           to become familiar with the language, methods and major ideas of physics.
                           Year 11 physics consists of 2 Units of study. The first is studied in Semester 1 and
                           the second in Semester 2.

          Course outline   Unit 1
                           This Unit focuses on the study of physics as a human endeavour in which observations
                           and ideas about the physical world are organised and explained. Students will learn
                           about the use of conceptual models to describe and explain observed physical
                           phenomena
                           Outcomes:
                           This Unit has three outcomes:
                           • ‘Wave-like properties of light’ – the use of wave models to describe energy transfer
                             and application to light phenomena.
                           • ‘Nuclear and radioactivity physics’ - the uses and effects of nuclear reactions and
                             radioactivity in industry and the general community and
                           • ‘Medical Physics’ - using radioactivity and waves in the context of applications in
                             medical diagnosis and treatment
                           Unit 2
                           Student understanding of physics is further developed through the application of
                           models to more complex ideas. Newtonian ideas of motion already studied as part
                           of the general science curriculum are extended to a greater range of movements
                           and more abstract ideas.
                           Outcomes:
                           This Unit has three outcomes:
                           • ‘Movement’ – the explanation of the movement of particles and bodies in terms of
                             Newtonian theories.
                           • ‘Electricity’ - the application of basic DC circuit models to simple battery operated
                             devices, car and household (AC) electrical systems, and
                           • ‘Alternative energy’ – the use concepts of energy transfer and transformations to
                             design and report on an experimental investigation into an aspect of alternative
                             energy.

            Assessment     Units 1 & 2 are assessed within the school. A variety of means are used for
                           assessment, including practical work, assignment, presentation, questions from
                           text and tests. Set tasks throughout the Semester will be graded and form the basis
                           for the Unit result. Satisfactory completion of a Unit is depended upon satisfactory
                           completion of all Outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of class
                           work.

          Examinations     All students will sit both a Semester 1 and Semester 2 examination, relating to the
                           set outcomes completed throughout each Semester.

              Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                           • Applied Sciences           • Education                  • Engineering
                           • Technology                 • Medicine
  
                                                                                                           Physics
Units  & 

This study is designed to enable students to become familiar with the language,
methods and major ideas of physics as well as prepare for careers in physics and
physics-based technological areas.
Unit 3
This Unit covers the areas of motion in one and two dimensions, electronics and
photonics and the investigation of materials and their use in structures.
Outcomes:                                                                                 Course outline
The study encompasses three outcomes
• Using the Newtonian model in one and two dimensions to describe and explain
  transport motion and related aspects of safety and motion in space.
• Extending the ideas of electrical circuits (covered in Unit 2) to electronic devices
  and photonics
• The study of materials and the way in which forces, shape, and use of material can
  influence the behaviour of a structure.
Unit 4
In this Unit of study models are developed to explain the complex interactions of
light and matter.
Outcomes:
The study encompasses three outcomes:
• Interactions of light and matter – The ideas that light is both a particle and a wave
  is explored using experimental evidence and conceptual models using different
  light sources, lasers and related equipment.
• Electric power – using evidence and models of electrical, magnetic and
  electromagnetic effects in the contexts of electric motors, alternators and
  transformers, and electric power transmission and distribution.
• Sound and sound reproduction – using models to describe and evaluate the
  recording and reproduction of sound
Assessment is based on school assessed coursework (34 %), mid-year exam.                  Assessment
(33 %) and end of year exam (33 %) School assessed coursework consists of
summary reports of selected practical activities, answers to a range of qualitative
and quantitative questions related to outcomes and data analysis and extended
practical investigation.
All Chemistry students will sit two external exams. The first (in June) covering Unit 3   Examinations
and the second (in November) covering Unit 4.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                           Pathways
• Medicine                   • Engineering                 • Applied Science
• Health Sciences            • Teaching                    • Environmental Science •
Veterinary Science • Manufacturing & Production




                                                                                                           
Psychology

                                                                                                 Units  & 

                              Units 1 & 2 focus on an introduction to psychology, social relationships, develop-
                              ment of individual behaviour, introduction to neurons and the nervous system, indi-
                              vidual differences and social attitudes. Research method techniques are integrated
                              into the course and students apply these methods and evaluate the appropriate-
                              ness of each model.
                              Unit 1 - Psychology
                              Students will be able to explain the nature and scope of psychology as a scientific
             Course outline   discipline and how psychology provides scientific explanations of behaviour, the
                              characteristics of pro-social and anti-social behaviour and the evaluation of fac-
                              tors that influence them and the understanding humans have of themselves as they
                              age.
                              Outcomes:
                              • Explain how the field of psychology provides scientific explanations of behaviour
                                with particular principles, procedures and approaches to data.
                              • Identify the characteristics of pro-social and anti-social behaviour and evaluate
                                factors that influence them.
                              • Outline the key developmental stages in perception, cognition and understanding
                                of self and describe the main developmental theories in these areas.
                              Unit 2 - Psychology
                              Students will be able to explain the role of neurons and the functions of the nervous
                              system in the transmission of information analyses the strengths and limitations of
                              defining normality and individual difference in humans and how social attitudes are
                              formed, changed and measured. The relationship between attitudes and prejudice
                              is considered and mathematical correlation techniques are applied to a student
                              designed questionnaire to analyse the results.
                              Outcomes:
                              • Explain the roles of neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters and describe the
                                functions of the central nervous system.
                              • Analyse the strengths and limitations in scientific approaches to defining ‘normal-
                                ity’ and in the application of psychological assessment in this area
                              • Describe attitude formation and factors that affect prejudice.
               Assessment     Students will need to demonstrate achievement for each Unit via a selection of
                              school-based tasks selected by the teacher, which can include an essay, poster, a
                              multimedia presentation, empirical research activity in a report format or test.
             Examinations     There are no external exams for Year 11 Psychology as all tasks are school based.
                 Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you to become a Psychologist.




   
                                                                                                            Psychology
Units  & 

Units 3 & 4 focus on the brain and the nervous system, visual perception, states of
consciousness, memory and learning. Within each area issues of ethical principles
in experiments are discussed as well as learning how to research and write
psychological reports.
Unit 3 - Psychology
Students will be able to explain the major functions and areas of the brain and the
role of the nervous system, the nature of processes involved in visual perception and
be able to compare and contrast characteristics of normal waking consciousness             Course outline
with altered states of consciousness such as patterns of sleep.
Outcomes:
• Explain the major functions of the brain including the cortical lobes and hemispheric
  specialization, the role of the nervous system and evaluate the strengths and
  limitations of brain research methods.
• Explain the nature of processes involved in visual perception
• Compare and contrast characteristics of waking consciousness with altered states
  of consciousness.
Unit 4 - Psychology
Students will be able to describe the different ways in which our memory operates
and compare theories of memory, compare and contrast theories of learning
and behaviours not dependant on learning and be able to report on a research
investigation that includes formulating a hypothesis as well as the collection, analysis
and interpretation of data.
Outcomes:
• Use the information processing model of memory to describe different ways in
  which memory is expressed and compare theories of memory.
• Compare and contrast theories about learning including classical and operant
  conditioning, observational learning and behaviours not dependent on learning.
• Report on a research investigation that includes the formulation of a hypothesis,
  application of a research method, use of an ethical framework and the collection,
  analysis and interpretation of data.
Assessment for Units 3 and 4 will be based on 34% school based coursework and              Assessment
66% external exams.
There are two external exams: one mid year and one at the end of the year.                 Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you to become a Psychologist.                            Pathways




                                                                                                            
Studio Art

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                              In Unit 1 and 2, students may choose to study Studio Arts - Art or Studio Art -
                              Photography. The outcomes will be the same in both studies - the only variation will
                              be the medium used - a choice of traditional Art mediums such as, oil, water-colour
                              and acrylic paints, clay, charcoal etc. OR the Photographic medium.
                              Unit 1 - Artistic Inspiration and Techniques
                              Develop inspiration and ideas as starting points for artworks and use a number of
                              methods of recording, interpreting and translating these into visual form. Students
             Course outline   learn to explore different approaches to developing starting points, such as
                              reflections on experiences, ideas and issues as well as the observation of people,
                              societies and natural and constructed environments. Various methods of recording
                              sources of inspiration are developed. Students consolidate their experience through
                              a process of progressively reflecting on ideas and work produced.
                              Outcomes:
                              • Source ideas and inspiration and use a variety of methods to translate these into
                                visual form.
                              • Explore a range of materials and techniques and develop skill and control of
                                particular characteristics and properties. Use the process of reflection and
                                evaluation of work produced in written and visual form.
                              • Discuss how artists from different times and locations have interpreted sources of
                                inspiration and used materials and techniques in the production of artworks.
                              Unit 2 - Design Exploration and Concepts
                              Students develop artworks through a design process. Students also learn to explore
                              ideas and sources of inspiration, experiment with materials and techniques, practice
                              skills and use visual and other elements to produce particular aesthetic qualities.
                              Outcomes:
                              • Develop a design process including visual research and inquiry in order to produce
                                a variety of design exploration and a number of artworks.
                              • Show ability to analyse and discuss the ways in which artists from different times
                                and locations have created aesthetic qualities in artworks, communicated ideas
                                and developed styles.
               Assessment     Satisfactory completion will be based on the achievement of all the Outcomes for
                              Unit 1 and 2. These will include; A folio of varied ideas and sources of inspiration and
                              experiments plus evaluation of the work produced; Finished artworks appropriately
                              presented and produced; Research reports and essays.
             Examinations     Examinations for both Units 1 and 2.
                 Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                              • Special Effects Technician                               • Illustrator
                              • Artist                      • Graphic Designer           • Photographer
                              • Teacher                     • Visual Merchandiser        • Interior Design
                              • Set Designer                • Web Designer               • Curator
                              • Computer Generated Design


   
                                                                                                          Studio Art
Units  & 

Unit 3 and 4 of Studio Arts, sees students work in the one class, whether they choose
to produce work by using traditional Art mediums, the Photographic medium or
both. This is a constructive environment with the intention of exposing students to a
variety of mediums encouraging imagination and inspiration.
Unit 3 - Studio Production and Professional Practices
The design process is implemented, leading to the production of a range of potential
solutions. A work brief is used to define an area of exploration and apply the design
process to develop ideas and produce works. Students explore professional practices      Course outline
and the development of distinctive styles in relation to particular artworks.
Outcomes:
• Prepare a work brief that formulates the content and parameters of the design
  process and plan how this will be undertaken.
• Present a folio of artworks that document the design process. Investigate the focus,
  subject matter, and sources of inspiration and artform(s) through exploration and
  development of ideas. Develop a variety of potential solutions.
• Discuss art practices in relation to particular art forms and analyse ways in which
  artists develop distinctive styles in their artworks.
Unit 4 - Studio Production and Art Industry Contexts
Students produce a cohesive folio of finished artworks. The folio includes visual and
written documentation explaining how potential solutions are used. The artworks
need to reflect the skilful application of materials and techniques. Students research
current art industry issues as well as exploring the role of galleries and the methods
used in the preparation, presentation and conservation of artworks.
Outcomes:
• Students present a focus statement, which is used to expand the folio, by setting
  out how the potential solutions were chosen.
• Produce a cohesive folio of finished artworks. The folio also needs to show skilful
  application of materials and techniques plus the resolution of aesthetic qualities.
• Explore the art industry and current art issues, presentation of artworks. Look at
  the areas of conservation of artworks and the concern that this has on both artists
  and art spaces.
Satisfactory completion of the Units is based on the achievement of the Outcomes for     Assessment
both Units. These will include; Development of a work brief and outcome statement;
Folios showing the design process and the development of the finished artworks;
Research works through out the year, class SATs; Exams.
Students are to sit an end of the year exam assessed by the VCAA.                        Examinations

Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                          Pathways
• Special Effects Technician                               • Illustrator
• Artist                      • Graphic Designer           • Photographer
• Teacher                     • Visual Merchandiser        • Interior Design
• Set Designer                • Web Designer               • Curator
• Computer Generated Design

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Visual Communication & Design

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                                                 The study of Visual Communication and Design focuses on Instrumental Drawing,
                                                 Freehand drawing and Rendering, the Visual Communication Production Process,
                                                 Developing Communications and Visual communication in context.
                                                 Unit 1 - Visual Communication
                                                 This Unit enables students to develop an understanding of instrumental drawing
                                                 methods and freehand drawing including drawing from direct observation. Students
                                                 study a range of drawing methods, including relevant Australian Standards
                                Course outline   conventions. Students develop practical skills in the application of appropriate drawing
                                                 methods, design elements and principles, and information and communications
                                                 technology. Students are introduced to the diversity of visual communication and
                                                 the role of the design process in visual communication production.
                                                 Outcomes:
                                                 • Complete instrumental drawings using a range of paraline drawing systems.
                                                 • Draw from direct observation, in proportion, and render the drawings.
                                                 • Explore and apply design elements and principles to satisfy a stated purpose.
                                                 • Describe the nature of the design process in the production of visual
                                                   communications.
                                                 Unit 2 - Communication in Context
                                                 The main purpose of this Unit is to enable students to develop and refine practical
                                                 skills by generating images and developing them through freehand drawing,
                                                 instrumental drawing and the use of information and communications technology.
                                                 In the development of visual communications, this Unit enables students to develop
                                                 an awareness of how the design process facilitates exploration and experimentation
                                                 and how information and ideas are communicated.
                                                 Outcomes:
                                                 • Use freehand and instrumental drawings to develop images that represent and
                                                   communicate form.
                                                 • Use freehand drawings in the development of rendered three-dimensional
                                                   images.
                                                 • Apply a design process to develop a visual communication solution to a set task.
                                  Assessment     Tasks will be set to combine both practical folio based work and written research
                                                 topics. A satisfactory result is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of all
                                                 outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of set class work.
                                Examinations     All Visual Communication and Design students will sit both a Semester 1 and
                                                 Semester 2 examination, relating to the set outcomes completed throughout the
                                                 year.
                                    Pathways     Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:
                                                 • Web Designer                       • Illustrator              • Fashion Design
                                                 • Visual Merchandiser                • Architecture             • Engineering
                                                 • Graphic Designer                   • Interior Design          • Industrial Design
                                                 • Computer Generated Design • Special Effects Technician


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                                                                                                           Visual Communication & Design
Units  & 

Unit 3 & 4 focuses on; Communication Design, Communication Analysis,
Investigating Professional Practice, Developing a Brief and Completing the overall
product. Students use a mixed range of materials, learning about the skills of design
and computer-generated graphics involved in the practical work. Students research
and explore the roles of professionals in the community.
Unit 3 - Visual Communication Practices
Students will develop an understanding of visual communication production
through the application of the design process to satisfy specific communication           Course outline
needs. Students consider existing visual communication and analyse and evaluate
examples. Students will also investigate the production of visual communications in
a professional setting and examine the nature of professional practice in the design
and production of visual communications.
Outcomes:
• Apply the design process to produce a final visual communication presentation
  that satisfies a specified communication need.
•Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a range of visual communications.
• Discuss the roles and relationships involved in the design and production of visual
  communications in the context of professional practice.
Unit 4 - Designing to a Brief
Students apply their knowledge of the components of the design process in the
preparation of a design brief. Students apply their practical skills to the development
and production of two distinct final visual communication presentations through
application of the design process based on the requirements of the brief.
Outcomes:
• Prepare one brief that describes a client’s communication need and specifies
  possible resolutions, and proposes two distinct final visual communication
  presentations suitable for a stated audience/s.
• Prepare developmental work that explores design concepts relevant to the
  requirements of the brief developed for Outcome 1 and fulfils the requirements of
  that brief.
• Produce two distinct final visual communication presentations that satisfy the
  requirements of the brief developed for Outcome 1.
Set tasks will be set to combine both practical folio based work and written              Assessment
annotations. A satisfactory result is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of all
outcomes and a minimum of 80% satisfactory completion of set class work.
The end of year exam will focus on; Knowledge of drawing systems and skill in             Examinations
drawing and rendering; Development of solutions to visual communication
problems; Analysis and evaluation of examples of visual communication; Processes
and procedures used to produce visual communications.
Studying this subject will assist you in the following careers:                           Pathways
• Web Designer                       • Illustrator              • Fashion Design
• Visual Merchandiser                • Architecture             • Engineering
• Graphic Designer                   • Interior Design          • Industrial Design
• Computer Generated Design • Special Effects Technician                                                   9
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VET Unit Descriptions
VET Arts: Multimedia                    page   94
VET Automotive                          page   95
VET Building & Construction             page   97
VET Business                            page   98
VET Children’s Services                 page   100
VET Clothing Design & Production        page   101
VET Community Service                   page   102
VET Electrotechnology                   page   104
VET Engineering                         page   106
VET Equine Industry                     page   107
VET Fitness                             page   108
VET Hairdressing                        page   109
VET Horticulture                        page   110
VET Hospitality                         page   111
VET Hospitality (Culinary)              page   113
VET Information Technology              page   114
VET Laboratory Skills                   page   116
VET Music                               page   117
VET Retail Operations                   page   118
VET Sport & Recreation: Fitness         page   119
VET Visual Arts & Contemporary Crafts   page   120




                                           VET       9
VET Arts: Multimedia

                                                                                                    Units , ,  & 

                                        This program is designed for students interested in careers as a website designer,
                                        writer for audio-visual material, CD-ROM designer, software package applications,
                                        visual communication and desktop publishing. Extra costs may be involved due to
                                        the expensive hardware and software required in the course.
                                        Units 1 & 2
                                        Modules involved in Arts (interactive multimedia):
                                        Program 1: Creative Stream -
                       Course outline   • Industry context and future direction
                                        • Introduction to Multimedia Authoring
                                        • Visual Design for Industry
                                        • Introduction to Multimedia
                                        • Computer literacy and survival skills
                                        • Digital Imaging
                                        Units of Competencies:
                                        • Create and manipulate 2D graphics
                                        • Identify components and test/incorporate text and sound in multimedia
                                        • Produce and manipulate digital images
                                        • Update webpages
                                        • Use advanced features of computer applications
                                        Units 3 & 4
                                        Modules involved in Arts (interactive multimedia):
                                        • Introduction to the Internet
                                        • Multimedia Interface Design
                                        • Introduction to 2D Animation
                                        • Introduction to 3D Modelling and Animation
                                        • Introduction to Multimedia Authoring 2
                                        Select ONE of the following modules:
                                        • Digital Audio I
                                        • Digital Video I
                                        Units of Competencies:
                                        • Apply principles of visual design and communication to development of a media
                                          product
                                        • Create 2D digital animation
                                        • Develop a multimedia script
                                        • Create webpages with multimedia
                                        • Write content and/or copy
                           Pathways     Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:
                                        • Traineeships in Multimedia Development • Webpage Development
                                        • TAFE and University Courses in Multimedia • Design courses
                                        • Copywriting in Multimedia and Advertising
                                        • Digital film making & animation



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                                                                                                                 VET Automotive
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This is a pre-apprenticeship program for students looking at a career as a motor
mechanic, panel beater, and spray painter or as an automotive electronics specialist.
The program will run at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, and be auspiced
by Victoria University. The program is assessed on both written and practical
work, where students will be expected to complete Module booklets before sitting
practical assessment.
Units 1 and 2
Year one of the program                                                                       Course outline
• Carry out Industry Research
• Apply Safe Work Practices
• Job Seeking Skills
• Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment
• Dismantle and assemble engine, four stroke multi-cylinder petrol
• Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies
• Recharge Batteries
• Operate electrical test equipment
Units 3 and 4
Year two of the program
• Remove and Replace engine cylinder head
• Dismantle and assemble fuel pump
• Remove and replace clutch assembly
• Remove and replace suspension, front springs
• Dismantle and assemble carburettor
• Remove and replace steering assembly
• Dismantle and assemble transmission manual conventional
• Construct basic electronic circuits
Students who complete the 21560VIC Certificate II in Automotive Technology Studies            Structure of the
qualification will be eligible for four Units’ credit towards their VCE: two Units at Units   qualification
1 & 2 and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.
Students who receive a Unit 3–4 sequence in Certificate II in Automotive Technology
Studies (21560VIC) or any of the School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship
program qualifications from the Automotive Training Packages AUR99 or AUR05
(at Certificate II or III level) will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ENTER
(10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).
Satisfactory completion of each competency                                                    Assessment

Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:                   Pathways
• Apprenticeships/Traineeships in the Automotive Industry
• TAFE courses in the Automotive Industry
• Auto – Mechanical / Body Fitting / Electrical




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                                                                                                       VET Building & Construction
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The aims of the VCE VET Building and Construction program are to:
• provide participants with knowledge and skill development to enhance their
 employment prospects within the building and construction industry
• enable participants to gain credit towards a nationally recognised credential and
  to make a more informed choice of vocational and career paths.
Upon completion of the program, students will have achieved approximately
two thirds of the Pre-apprenticeship certificate, comprising the certificate core     Course outline
and some stream specific modules. Students wishing to complete the entire
pre-apprenticeship certificate will need to undertake modules beyond the
requirements of the VCE VET program.
Modules include:
Calculations for the building Industry
Communications for the building Industry
Quality principles for the building Industry
Career studies
Basic First Aid
Building and construction industry induction
Workplace documents and plans
Workplace safety
Building structures
Levelling
Safe handling of power tools
Introduction to scaffolding
Specialist Stream Units of Study
Students must complete the a range of modules from specialist stream electives
– to be advised by the relevant TAFE.
Career paths within the Construction Industry include:                                Pathways
• Building site administration          • Electronic
• Foremanship                           • Building services
• Building administration               • Drafting (architectural)
• Estimation                            • Union administration
• Building inspection                   • Contract administration




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VET Business

                                                                                                      Units  & 

                                This course provides students with an understanding of the nature of work and
                                specific jobs within the Clerical-Administrative area. It enables them to develop
                                the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competencies that will enhance
                                their employment prospects in this area, whilst being applicable to a wide range of
                                working environments.
                                In 2006 this course was presented at The Grange P-12 College, as the Registered
                                Training Organization, on Wednesday afternoons.
               Course outline
                                In Units 1 and 2 of this certificate students are involved in the TOLL Virtual VIC
                                practice firm. Students will have the opportunity to mimic real life business activities
                                in a virtual business.
                                Units 1 & 2
                                Units of Competencies:
                                • Organise and complete daily work activities
                                • Communicate in the workplace
                                • Work effectively with others
                                • Use business technology
                                • Provide information to clients
                                • Participate in workplace safety procedures
                                • Produce simple word processed documents
                                • Process and maintain workplace information
                                • Handle Mail
                                The above Units give the student a broad foundation in business skills relevant to a
                                wide range of work environments.
                 Assessment     To achieve Certification, a student must be competent in all of the areas above,
                                PLUS complete the Competencies in Unit 3 that apply to Certificate II. A variety
                                of assessment methods are used to determine competency, ranging from tests,
                                assignments, case studies, production of a portfolio of work and observation of
                                skills, to name a few.
               Examinations     Examinations are not used as an assessment tool in Units 1 and 2.
                   Pathways     Following completion of Certificate II in Business, students are awarded a nationally
                                recognised Certificate which will enable them to seek work in many junior office
                                positions such as Clerical Assistants or Receptionists. They may also choose to
                                undertake further studies to complete Certificates III – V within the Business Services
                                Training Package.




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                                                                                                           VET Business
Units  & 

This course provides students with an understanding of the nature of work and
specific jobs within the Clerical-Administrative area. It enables them to develop
the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve competencies that will enhance
their employment prospects in this area, whilst being applicable to a wide range of
working environments.
Units 3 & 4
Units of Competencies:
• Prepare and process financial/business documents                                        Course outline
• Organise personal work priorities and development
• Organise workplace information
• Produce business documents
• Create and use databases
Completion of the above Units of competence will enable students to achieve 4 VCE
VET Units plus one ENTER increment as well as enabling them to be awarded with
the Certificate II in Business.
To achieve Certification, a student must be competent in all of the areas above,          Assessment
PLUS complete the Competencies in Unit 3 that apply to Certificate II. A variety
of assessment methods are used to determine competency, ranging from tests,
assignments, case studies, production of a portfolio of work and observation of
skills, to name a few.
There is one examination held in the end of year examination period.                      Examinations

Following completion of Certificate II in Business, students are awarded a nationally     Pathways
recognised Certificate which will enable them to seek work in many junior office
positions such as Clerical Assistants or Receptionists. They may also choose to
undertake further studies to complete Certificates III – V within the Business Services
Training Package.




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VET Children’s Services

                                                                                                        Units , ,  & 

                                           Certificate III in Children’s Services will equip students with comprehensive skills
                                           and knowledge to enter the children’s services industry as a trained assistant.
                                           The course encompasses health, education, and sociological aspects to prepare
                                           students for work in the industry. All units successfully completed in the Certificate
                                           III in Children’s Services program will provide credit toward the first year of the
                                           Diploma course.
                                           Units 1 and 2
                          Course outline   • Ensure children’s health and safety
                                           • Care for children
                                           • Deliver services/activities to stimulate children’s development and enhance their
                                             leisure
                                           • Respond to accidents, illness and emergencies
                                           • Support the development of children in the service
                                           • Participate in workplace safety procedures
                                           • Care for babies
                                           • Participate in the work environment
                                           Units 3 and 4
                                           • Identify and respond to children at risk of harm
                                           • Work within a legal and ethical framework
                                           • Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs
                                           • Interact effectively with children
                                           • Arrange/organise experiences which facilitate and enhance children’s
                                             development
                                           • Apply basic first aid
                                           • Work with families to care for the child

                              Pathways     This course will lead onto the Diploma of Children’s Services and then Bachelor of
                                           Early Childhood education.
                                           Careers as a: childcare assistant, family day carer, nanny and out of school care
                                           assistant.




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                                                                                                            VET Clothing Design & Production
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The aims of the VCE VET clothing products program are to provide participants
with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their
employment prospects in the clothing or clothing related industries. The course
also enables participants to gain a recognised credential (certificate II in concept
development for clothing products) and make a more informed choice of vocation
and career path. The course is provided through the Gordon Institute of TAFE and
delivered at Galvin Park Secondary College. In the first year the course focuses on
developing the students sewing skills to a professional level, while the second year
is based on developing pattern making and clothing design skills.                          Course outline
Units 1 & 2
Modules involved in Clothing Design & Production:
• Apply quality standards
• Follow defined OH&S procedures
• Sew garments 1
• Sew garments 2
• Work in a team Environment
Units of Competencies:
• Fashion/Manufacturing/Production Streams
• Garment construction
• Pattern Making
• Sewing
• Using Materials
Structure of the Qualification:
There are two exit points at two qualifications levels:
• Certificate II in Clothing Production (Intermediate)
• Certificate III in Concept Development for Clothing Products
Units 3 & 4
Modules involved in Clothing Design & Production:
• Modify patterns and develop prototypes
• Prepare and define basic concepts for clothing products
Structure of the Qualification:
There are two exit points at two qualifications levels:
• Certificate II in Clothing Production (Intermediate)
• Certificate III in Concept Development for Clothing Products
Students enrolled in the Certificate III In Concept Development for Clothing Products      Assessment
can exit with a Certificate II in Clothing Production (Intermediate), a Training Package
qualification, after achieving the five Units of competence in VCE VET Units 1-2.
Completion of all the seven Units of competence is required for the award of the
qualification of Certificate III in Concept Development for Clothing Products.
Satisfactory completion of each competency.                                                Examinations
Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:                Pathways
• Apprenticeships/Traineeships in the Clothing Industry
• TAFE and University courses in Fashion Design
• Patternmaking and Garment Construction
• Clothing technology.                                                                                      0
VET Community Service

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                                         The course provides students with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values
                                         appropriate for undertaking further training in the community services and health
                                         industry. It introduces students to a wide range of career path opportunities and the
                                         course is supported by a belief in the value of community, providing students with
                                         the opportunity to network with a wide range of people throughout the course and in
                                         the community services industry. As a result training and skill development focuses
                                         on communication with clients and colleagues, occupational health and safety
                                         principles, how to effectively participate in the workplace, as well as learning about
                        Course outline   advocacy, casework and how to implement a community development strategy.
                                         Students may also be given the opportunity to undertake specialist competencies in
                                         the area of child care, disability and/or aged care.
                                         Units 1 & 2
                                         Units of Competencies:
                                         • Undertake Work in the Community Services Industry.
                                         • Process and Provide Information.
                                         • Follow the organization’s Occupational Health and Safety Policies.
                                         • Provide Administrative Support.
                                         • Communicate Appropriately with Client and Colleagues.
                                         • Participate in Networks.
                                         Other Benefits:
                                         • Students complete both their VCE and VET Certificate.
                                         • Can apply for exemption from other TAFE courses.
                                         • Contribution of up to four VCE Units at the 1-2 level and as a 3-4 sequence.
                                         • Receive a contribution to the ENTER.
                                         • Scored Assessment at 3-4 level.
                                         • Opportunity to undertake work placement.
                                         • Accredited entry level for other TAFE and UNI courses.
                                         • Pathways
                                         • Nationally endorsed training package certificate
                                         Special Requirements:
                                         Students must gain a current Level 2 First Aid Certificate or equivalent prior to
                                         undertaking structured workplace learning and prior to completion of the Certificate.
                                         The school will endeavour to make arrangements available in school for this training
                                         to occur.
                                         Please note that the first year of this course entails an additional charge directly from
                                         the provider for the first aid certificate. In 2007, this was approximately $25.
                          Assessment     Satisfactory completion of each competency.
                            Pathways     Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:
                                         • TAFE and University Courses in Child Care            • Disability
                                         • Community Welfare                                    • Rehabilitation
                                         • Traineeships in the Community Sector                 • Aged Care



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Units  & 

Units 3 & 4
Units of Competencies:
Core:
• Implement a Community Development Strategy.
• Operate under a Casework Framework
• Participate in the Work Environment.
Electives:
• Participate in Policy Development                                                     Course outline
• Advocate for Clients
• Support Group Activities
• Orientation to Disability Work
• Orientation to Aged Care Work.
• Support the Development of Children
Other Benefits:
• Students complete both their VCE and VET Certificate.
• Can apply for exemption from other TAFE courses.
• Contribution of up to four VCE Units at the 1-2 level and as a 3-4 sequence.
• Receive a contribution to the ENTER.
• Scored Assessment at 3-4 level.
• Opportunity to undertake work placement.
• Accredited entry level for other TAFE and university courses.
• Pathways
• Nationally endorsed training package certificate
Special Requirements:
Students must gain a current Level 2 First Aid Certificate or equivalent prior to
undertaking structured workplace learning and prior to completion of the Certificate.
The school will endeavour to make arrangements available in school for this training
to occur.
Satisfactory completion of each competency.                                             Assessment

The Unit 3 and 4 sequence of this course involves an end of year exam and students      Examinations
receive a scored assessment as with other VCE Unit 3/4 studies.
Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:             Pathways
• TAFE and University Courses in Child Care            • Disability
• Community Welfare                                    • Rehabilitation
• Traineeships in the Community Sector                 • Aged Care




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VET Electrotechnology

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                                         The aims of the VET Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) program are to:
                                         • provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve Units of competence
                                         that will enhance their employment prospects in the electrotechnology and related
                                         industries
                                         • enable participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed
                                         choice of vocation and career paths.
                                         The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) provides a pathway into
                                         industries that are likely to combine different types of technologies. These industries
                        Course outline   include automotive, building and construction, electrical, electronics, engineering,
                                         information technology and telecommunications.
                                         Units 1 & 2
                                         Students must complete a shared technology project.
                                         Electives: students are required to select Units to make up a minimum of 90 hours
                                         from at least two different specialisations.
                                         Units in Electrotechnology are;
                                         Computer systems
                                         • Perform basic network and computer assembly
                                         • Perform basic network and computer maintenance
                                         • Install, maintain and modify customer premises communication
                                         • Install and test a home entertainment system
                                         Wireless Communications
                                         • Build a small wireless LAN
                                         • Install and test a wireless intercom system
                                         • Set up and operate a wireless communications link
                                         Energy Generation
                                         • Assemble and connect an extra low voltage battery power source
                                         • Maintain rechargeable battery systems
                                         • Identify and locate building blocks of a centralised power generation system
                                         • Set up an extra low voltage emergency power supply system
                                         Robotics and Embedded Controllers
                                         • Set up and test an embedded control system
                                         • Test and verify correct operation of a ‘by-wire’ control system
                                         • Construct and configure a basic robotic system
                                         Photonics
                                         • Place, secure and terminate optical fibre cable
                                         • Use photonic equipment in communications technology
                            Pathways     Springboards into a diverse range of related industries sharing technologies with
                                         the electrotechnology industry. These industries include
                                         • Automotive • Building and Construction              • Electrical
                                         • Electronics • Engineering
                                         • Information Technology and Telecommunications


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                                                                                                           VET Electrotechnology
Units  & 

The aims of the VET Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) program are to:
• provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve Units of competence
that will enhance their employment prospects in the electrotechnology and related
industries
• enable participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed
choice of vocation and career paths.
The Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Shared Technology) provides a pathway into
industries that are likely to combine different types of technologies. These industries
include automotive, building and construction, electrical, electronics, engineering,      Course outline
information technology and telecommunications.
Units 3 & 4
Identify and select components/accessories/materials for electrotech work activities.
Apply technologies and concepts to electrotech work activities.
Select ANY two of the following electives:
Computer System Networks
• Install and configure basic network and computer operating system
• Provide network system administration
Wireless Communications
• Conduct site survey for a wireless network
• Install communications antennae
Energy Generation
• Operate a small power supply system
• Install a sustainable extra low voltage energy power system
Robotics and Embedded Controllers
• Implement a digital circuit using a programmable logic device (PLD)
• Program a basic robotic system
Photonics
• Plan and build a system using photonic equipment
• Use photonic equipment in engineering technology
Springboards into a diverse range of related industries sharing technologies with         Pathways
the electrotechnology industry. These industries include
• Automotive • Building and Construction              • Electrical
• Electronics • Engineering
• Information Technology and Telecommunications




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VET Engineering

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                                     This is a pre-apprenticeship program for students considering a range of engineering
                                     trade careers including Fitting and Turning, Metal Fabrication, Boilermaking,
                                     Automotive or related trades’ areas. This course will be completed at Hoppers
                                     Crossing Secondary College in association with Integrated Training.
                                     This course will only be offered as a School Based Apprenticeship (SBA). Whereby
                                     the students will undertake work as a paid employee throughout the final two years
                                     of schooling. This course works hand in hand with the VCAL course being offered
                   Course outline    at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
                                     Units 1 to 4
                                     • Undertake manual handling
                                     • Purchase materials
                                     • Undertake warehouse receivable process
                                     • Pick and process order
                                     • Perform production packaging
                                     • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
                                     • Perform engineering measurements
                                     • Perform computations
                                     • Apply principles of OHS in the work environment
                                     • Undertake OHS activities in the workplace
                                     • Plan to undertake a routine task
                                     • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
                                     • Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components
                  Structure of the   Students who complete a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship program in
                     qualification   the MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering or MEM20205 Certificate II in Production
                                     Technology qualification are eligible for four Units credit towards their VCE: two
                                     Units at Units 1 & 2 and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.
                     Assessment      Satisfactory completion of each competency
                        Pathways     Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:
                                     • Apprenticeships/Traineeships in the Engineering / Automotive Industry
                                     • TAFE and University courses in a variety of industries




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                                                                                                       VET Equine Industry
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Students who complete the Certificate in Equine Industry will be able to seek
employment in the racing, trotting, or competition horse industries. They would
also be well equipped to undertake further studies with a view to employment in
some of the industries which service the horse industry. These include photography,
journalism, and transport.
Units 1 & 2
Modules involved in Horse Studies:
• Horse Care                                                                          Course outline
• Stable Routines
• Horse Gear
• Grooming
• Workplace Communication
• Occupational Health and Safety in the Horse Environment
• Job Seeking Skills
• Personal Health and Fitness
Units of Competencies:
• Horse riding and handling
• Horse safety practices
• Preparing horses for competitions
Units 3 & 4
Modules involved in Horse Studies:
• Health Care
• Horse Features
• Feeding
• Riding/Driving
Select ONE of the following:
• Racing Industry
• Competition Preparation
• Horse Breeding (Principles)
• Provide advice on horse industry products
• Trail Riding
Units of Competencies:
• Horse health
• Horse physiology
• Advanced horse riding
• Understanding the equine industry
• Using equine products
Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:           Pathways
• Apprenticeships and Traineeships in the Equine Industry
• Stablehand               • Strapper/Groom            • Jockey
• Animal Husbandry         • Horse Breeding            • Horse Racing Industry



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VET Fitness

                                                                                              year course

                               Certificate III in Fitness is a two year course designed for students considering a
                               career in the areas of physical fitness, health and rehabilitation. Upon successful
                               completion of this course students may be eligible to receive five VCE VET credits.
                               UNITS OF COMPETENCIES:
                               • First Aid
                               • Occupational health and safety
                               • Develop fitness programs
              Course Outline   • Provide nutrition advice
                               • Instruct fitness activity skills for clients
                               • Customise gym instructional skills
                               • Use and maintain fitness industry equipment
                               • Plan and instruct group exercise classes
                               • Instruct water based fitness classes
                               • Undertake client instruction and screening
                               • Provide advice on basic anatomy and physiology to fitness programs
                               Certificates and Diplomas in: Community Recreation; Sport; Coaching; Sport and
                               Recreation; Fitness; Health Services; Outdoor Recreation; Community Recreation;
                               Health Science; Occupational Health and Safety; Paramedical Science.
                               Bachelor Degrees in: Acupuncture; Aromatherapy; Massage; Nursing; Occupational
                               Therapy; Health Sciences; Exercise and Sport Science; Sport and Outdoor
                               Recreation; Human Movement.
                  Pathways     Career as: Fitness Instructor; Personal Trainer; Health Practitioner (eg Massage
                               Therapist); Recreation Officer; Sports Administrator; Sports Coach; Physical
                               Education Teacher; Child Carer; Aged Carer; Sports Journalist; Yoga Instructor;
                               Ambulance Officer; Dietician; Sports Psychologist.




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                                                                                                        VET Hairdressing
 year course

This program is a 1 year course designed for students interested in a career in the
hair and beauty industry. This program will be run at Galvin Park Secondary College,
in purpose-built facilities, and provide students with the foundation knowledge
and skills required for a career in the hairdressing industry. On completion of this
Certificate students are eligible for three units at VCE level 1 and 2.
Compulsory Units
• Prepare clients for salon service
• Maintain tools and equipment                                                         Course Outline
• Maintain and organise work areas
• Follow personal health and safety routines at work
• Perform head and shoulder massage
• Develop hairdressing industry knowledge
• Dry hair to shape
• Communicate in the workplace
• Work effectively in a retail environment
• Apply safe working practices
Elective Units
• Apply temporary hair colour and remove residual colour products
• Apply single, two and three strand braiding techniques
• Assist colleagues providing multiple salon services as a team member
Certificates and Diplomas in: Hairdressing; Hairdressing Salon Management;             Pathways
Makeup Services; Retail Cosmetic Services; Natural Beauty; Resort Management
(Spa); Nail Technology.
Career in: Hairdresser; Beauty Therapist; Makeup Artist; Trichologist; Body Artist;
Nail Technician; Massage Therapist; Dermal Therapist; Beauty Consultant; Stage
Makeup Artist.




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VET Horticulture

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                                    This is a course designed for students considering careers in agriculture/horticulture,
                                    nursery management, botany, greenkeeping, gardening, landscape design and
                                    floristry. This course will be delivered off campus.
                                    Units 1 & 2
                                    Modules involved in Horticulture:
                                    • Meet Industry Requirements
                                    • Meet Workplace Health and Safety Requirements
                   Course outline   • Use Hazardous substances safely
                                    • Cooperate in the workplace
                                    • Act in an emergency
                                    • Plan daily work routines
                                    • Apply Chemicals and Biological Agents
                                    • Maintain Supplies of Chemicals and Biological Agents
                                    Units of Competencies: (Depending on stream chosen)
                                    • Parks and Gardens
                                    • Nursery
                                    • Horticulture and Landscaping
                                    • Plants, trees and shrubs
                                    • Operate machinery and equipment
                                    • Maintain Drainage systems
                                    Units 3 & 4
                                    Modules involved in Horticulture:
                                    • Treat Weeds
                                    • Treat Pests and Diseases
                                    • Plant Trees and Shrubs
                                    • Communicate in the Workplace
                                    • Operate Tractors
                                    • Operate equipment and Machinery
                                    • Prune Shrubs and Small Trees
                                    • Maintain Properties and structures
                                    • Undertake propagation activities
                                    • Maintain Drainage systems
                                    • Recognise Plants, products and treatments
                                    • Install paving
                                    • Establish turf
                                    Units of Competencies:
                                    • In depth study of plants
                                    • Trees and shrubs
                                    • Continuation of Unit 1 and 2 competencies
                       Pathways     Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:
                                    • Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Landscaping • Nursery Work
                                    • TAFE and University courses in Agriculture             • Gardening
                                    • Parks and gardens management                           • Horticulture
                                    • Landscape Gardening                                    • Turf Management
                                    • Farming
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                                                                                                       VET Hospitality
Units  & 

The Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations) is designed to reflect the role of
hospitality employees who perform a range of activities and functions requiring
basic operational knowledge and practical skills in a defined context. They may be
multi-skilled across more than one functional area of hospitality.
Examples of job outcomes appropriate at this level include:
• Bar attendant
• Waiter
• Food and beverage attendant                                                         Course outline
• Gaming attendant
• Housekeeping attendant
• Porter
Units 1 & 2
Units of Competencies:
• Work with colleagues and customers
• Work in a socially diverse environment
• Follow health, safety and security procedures
• Develop and update hospitality industry knowledge
• Follow workplace hygiene procedures
• Communicate on the telephone
• Responsible service of alcohol
• Organise and prepare food
• Present food
• Clean and maintain premises
• Use basic methods of cookery
Students must pass all Units to be competent in the Certificate. Assessment will be   Assessment
based on theory and practical components.
There are no examinations for Unit 1 and 2, however there are Unit tests.             Examinations

Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:           Pathways
• Apprenticeships and Traineeships as Cook or Chef
• Commercial Cookery courses
• Back of house
• Careers in hospitality and tourism industry
• TAFE and University courses in Hospitality and Tourism




                                                                                                       
VET Hospitality

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                                   A Certificate III in Hospitality (Operations) is designed to reflect the role of
                                   hospitality employees who perform a range of skilled operations with the need to
                                   apply discretion and judgement. It allows for the multi-skilling requirements of many
                                   hospitality businesses.
                                   Examples of job outcomes appropriate at this level include:
                                   • Barperson
                                   • Waiter
                  Course outline   • Barrista
                                   • Gaming attendant
                                   • Concierge
                                   • Front desk attendant in a hotel
                                   Units 3 & 4
                                   Units of Competencies:
                                   • Develop and update food and beverage knowledge
                                   • Provide food and beverage service
                                   • Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
                                   • Provide a link between kitchen and service areas
                    Assessment     Students must pass all Units to be competent in the Certificate. Assessment will be
                                   based on theory and practical components.
                  Examinations     Students will undertake an externally set and assessed examination in the November
                                   examination period. The score for the examination will contribute to 34% to the final
                                   study score.
                      Pathways     Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:
                                   • Apprenticeships and Traineeships as Cook or Chef
                                   • Commercial Cookery courses
                                   • Front of house careers in hotels and restaurants
                                   • Careers in hospitality and tourism industry
                                   • TAFE and University courses in Hospitality and Tourism




  
                                                                                                          VET Hospitality (Culinary)
Units  & 

This course is designed for students considering a career in the Hospitality and
tourism industry, including cooking, catering, hotel management and related
careers. This course is delivered at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College by a
Registered Training Organization called Student Training Hospitality. Hoppers
Crossing Secondary College will continue to offer the Culinary stream to give the
students more experience in preparing and presenting food.
Units 3 and 4
• Prepare Appetisers and Salads                                                          Course outline
• Prepare Stocks, sauces and Soups
• Prepare Vegetables, Eggs and Farinaceous Dishes
• Receive and Store Kitchen Supplies
• Clean Premises and Equipment
• Prepare foods according to dietary and cultural needs
Students who complete the Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations – Culinary)          Structure
with additional Units of competence leading to Certificate III in Hospitality will be    of the
eligible for four Units credit towards their VCE: two Units at Units 1 & 2 and a Units   qualification
3 & 4 sequence.
Students wishing to receive an ENTER contribution for VCE VET Hospitality (Op-
erations - Culinary) must undertake Scored Assessment for the purpose of achiev-
ing a Study Score. This Study Score can contribute directly to the primary four or
as a fifth or sixth study.
Students wishing to receive a Study Score for VCE VET Hospitality (Operations
- Culinary) must undertake Scored Assessment. This consists of three coursework
tasks, worth 66% of the overall Study Score and an end of year examination, worth
34% of the overall Study Score.
Satisfactory completion of each competency                                               Assessment

Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:              Pathways
• Apprenticeships/Traineeships in the Hospitality Industry
• TAFE and University courses in the Hospitality Industry
• Careers like Hospitality Management / Kitchen Management




                                                                                                          
VET Information Technology

                                                                                                                      Units  & 

                                              2 Year Course
                                              Incorporating the Certificate III in Information Technology
                                              (Network Administration specialist core stream)
                                              The subject is run in accordance with the new Information and Communications
                                              Technology National Training Package ICA05 over 2 years starting in year 11 under
                                              the auspice of Kangan Batman TAFE as our Registered Training Organization (RTO)
                                              and students can obtain study scores for their VCE.
                             Course outline
                                              This course provides the skills and knowledge for a student to be competent in
                                              introductory ICT ’technical’ functions and is designed to support information activities
                                              in the workplace. This will give employers confidence in an individual’s usefulness
                                              upon completion.
                                              Qualification Structure (over 2 years):
                                              6 common core subjects
                                              6 specialist core stream subjects – Network Administration
                                              4 Elective Units, usually those that relate to network administration
                                              The Network Administration Stream develops student skills in the administration and
                                              maintenance of the user environment on a computer network. The students will learn
                                              how to perform basic network management functions and provide the necessary
                                              support to users on the network. A part of this course includes developing skills as
                                              a “help desk” operator.
                                              There are 8 core prerequisite subjects from the Cert II that must be completed prior
                                              to the course. These will be covered in appropriate Year 9 and 10 electives from 2007
                                              or as extra Units within this course. These include: workplace safety procedures,
                                              designing organizational documents, operate a PC, operate computer hardware,
                                              operate computer packages, integrate commercial computing packages, use a
                                              computer operating system, work in an IT environment, and communication in the
                                              workplace.
                                              Job Roles you can consider at the end of the course:
                                              Work in basic PC support, basic network/system administration, or first level help
                                              desk roles
                                              Upon completion of the course: The student receives a Certificate from the TAFE
                                              College as well as a study score for VCE or a subject in VCAL. This subject will suit
                                              those students thinking about VCAL as many students doing academic stream find
                                              the VET subject suits there learning needs.
                                              FEES: this course is self funding; the set fee (approximately $300) is paid. This
                                              covers TAFE administration, workbooks, and purchasing essential equipment for
                                              the course. Doing this course at TAFE would cost up to $1200 so it is value for
                                              money!!!
                                              This course provides for a natural progression into Certificate VI in IT qualifications
                                              including networking or websites. Students can progress further into Diploma and
                                              Advanced Diploma courses at TAFE and credits to university entry at La Trobe
                                              University.


   
                                                                                                      VET Information Technology
Units  & 

This course is designed for students interested in careers in multimedia, computer
software applicants, website design, and other computer related careers.
Units 3 & 4
Modules involved in Information Technology:
• Develop macros and templates for clients
• Create user and technical documentation
• Use advanced features of computer applications
• Provide network systems administration                                             Course outline
• Migrate to new technology
• Provide advice to clients
• Install and optimise system software
Units of Competencies:
• Develop macros and templates
• Create user and technical documentation;
• Use advanced features of computer applications;
• Migrate to new technology
Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:          Pathways
• Games                                        • Multimedia
• Database management                          • Information technology
• Business computing                           • Computer technician
• Database management                          • Computer programming
• TAFE and University courses in Software Development
• Traineeships as Computer Technician
• Information Technology Support person




                                                                                                      
Laboratory Skills

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                                     Certificate III in Laboratory Skills will provide students with the knowledge and
                                     skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their prospects within a laboratory
                                     operations environment. Students will acquire skills associated with the operation
                                     of a laboratory and associated technical tasks such as sampling and testing. This
                                     course will enable students to gain a recognised credential and to make a more
                                     informed choice of vocation or career paths.
                                     The VCE VET Laboratory Skills program aims to provide students with the knowledge
                    Course outline   and skills who want to work as laboratory assistants or laboratory attendants in the
                                     food, chemical, manufacturing, construction materials, biological/environmental or
                                     pathology industry sectors. Students will be eligible for credit of up to five VCE
                                     VET units towards their VCE: three units at Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4
                                     sequence.
                                     Units of Competencies:
                                     • recording and presenting data
                                     • planning and conducting laboratory/field work
                                     • maintaining the laboratory fit for purpose performing
                                     • basic testing and fieldwork
                        Pathways
                                     The VCE VET Laboratory Skills program addresses the needs of the laboratory
                                     operations industry covering sectors such as biological testing, biotechnology,
                                     chemical testing, construction material testing, environmental monitoring, food
                                     testing, mineral assay, pathology testing and scientific glassblowing.
                                     Laboratory assistants are required to perform straight forward sampling and testing,
                                     to follow set procedures and apply well-developed technical skills and basic
                                     scientific knowledge. They generally form part of a team inside a laboratory but may
                                     also perform technical tasks in the field or within production plants.




  
                                                                                                       VET Music
Units , ,  & 

Certificate III in Music Industry (Technical Production) develops in students
advanced and diverse technical skills, including skills in live sound and lighting,
recording, multimedia and video.
Units 1 & 2
Units of Competencies:
• Develop and update music industry knowledge
• Establish and maintain work and contractual relationships
• Follow health, safety and security procedures in the music industry.                Course outline
• Lay sound tracks
Units 3 & 4
Units of Competencies:
• Edit sound using digital system
• Operate sound mixing console
• Operate sound reinforcement system
• Mix sound sources
Electives:
Select four electives – one of which must come from the following:
• Install, align and test equipment
• Operate audiovisual equipment
• Repair an maintain sound equipment
• Set-up, operate and de-rig portable sound recording equipment
Up to three electives may come from the following:
• Address copyright requirements
• Assist in stage managing the production
• Compose a simple song or tune
• Contribute to backup accompaniment for a performance
• Create a simple accompaniment for a song or tune
• Manage own work an learning
• Operate lighting
• Plan a career in music
• Read music
• Plan, prepare and perform for a demo recording
• Record Sound
• Use and adapt to changes in technology
• Use MIDI devices and/or software to perform music
• Work in a culturally diverse environment
• Work with others
Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:           Pathways
• Traineeships in Music Industry                       • Audio/Sound production
• TAFE and University courses in Music                 • Music teaching
• Music Industry                                       • Music performance



                                                                                                       
VET Retail Operations

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                                         This course is available to students employed part-time in the retail industry wishing
                                         to convert their experience into a formal TAFE qualification
                                         Units 1 & 2
                                         Modules involved in Retail Operations:
                                         • Communication in the Workplace
                                         • Operate Retail Equipment
                                         • Work Effectively in a Retail Environment
                        Course outline   • Perform Routine Housekeeping Duties
                                         • Apply Safe Working Practices
                                         Units of Competencies:
                                         • Apply point of sale handling procedures
                                         • Interact with customers
                                         • Operate retail equipment
                                         • Work effectively in a retail environment
                                         • Perform stock control procedures
                                         • Balance register/terminal
                                         • Perform routine housekeeping duties
                                         Units 3 & 4
                                         Modules involved in Retail Operations:
                                         • Minimise Theft
                                         • Apply Point of Sale Handling Procedures
                                         • Interact with Customers
                                         • Perform Stock Control Procedures
                                         • Balance Register/Terminal
                            Pathways     Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:
                                         • Traineeships in Retail Management           • Retail sales
                                         • TAFE and University courses in Retail • Sales and Marketing
                                         • Sales management                            • Other related careers in retail




   
                                                                                                    VET Sport & Recreation: Fitness
Units , ,  & 

This is a program for students looking at the fitness industry, sport coaching,
gymnasium work and related careers.
Units 1 & 2
Modules involved in Modules involved in Sport and Recreation (Fitness):
• Interact with clients
• Deliver service to clients
• Communicate in the workplace
• Receive and pass on information to facilitate effective routine communication    Course outline
• Provide emergency care
• React safely in an emergency and help prevent emergencies
• Participate in the control of minor emergencies
• Organise work
• Work effectively in a sport and recreation organization
• Work in teams
• Support the work of a team
• Operate a computer to gain access to and retrieve data using keyboard skills
• Operate a computer and printer to produce a simple document
• Develop knowledge of a sport and recreation industry
• Develop and implement a career path
• Occupational Health and Safety
Units of Competencies:
• Develop knowledge of the sport and recreation industry
• Work in teams
• Provide first aid
• Operate a computer
• Develop and implement a career path in the industry
Units 3 & 4
Modules involved in Sport and Recreation (Fitness):
• Provide orientation to clients prior to undertaking a fitness program
• Apply basic exercise science to fitness activities
Units of Competencies:
• Sport and recreation specific training including Bushwalking and other related
  activities
• Apply basic exercise science to fitness activities
• provide orientation to clients prior to undertaking a fitness program

Completing this study will assist you in the following courses and careers:        Pathways
• Recreation Centres                      • Sport Administration
• Councils                                • Exercise Science
• Physical/Outdoor Education              • Gyms
• Fitness Leadership                      • Sport Coaching



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VET Visual Arts & Contemporary Crafts

                                                                                                                       Units , ,  & 

                                                         Certificate III in Visual Arts and Contemporary Crafts is project based with learning
                                                         linked to practical tasks. Assessment is based on demonstration of work practice,
                                                         a folio of work, a visual diary recording work progress and involvement in group
                                                         discussions and activities. Students will engage in a range of hands-on drawing,
                                                         painting and printmaking processes with the result of producing a folio of high quality
                                                         work. Students will take part in an exhibition of their best work in the final Semester
                                                         of the course. Visiting artists and excursions to galleries are incorporated into the
                                                         teaching program. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge
                                                         and skills to move on to further education in a range of Visual Arts Courses as well
                                                         as enhance their employability within the Visual Arts courses.
                                        Course Outline   Units 1& 2
                                                         • Follow health, safety and security procedures
                                                         • Apply techniques to produce drawings
                                                         • Document the work in progress
                                                         • Produce drawings to represent and communicate concept
                                                         • Develop and refine and communicate concept for own work
                                                         • Apply techniques to produce paintings
                                                         • Share ideas in the workplace
                                                         Units 3 & 4
                                                         • Integrate colour design processes
                                                         • Review history and theory for application to artistic practice
                                                         • Produce paintings
                                                         • Produce prints
                                                         • Prepare, store and maintain finished work
                                                         • Work with others
                                                         • Select and prepare work for exhibition
                                            Pathways     This course is designed as a pathway into the higher level Certificate IV in Visual
                                                         Arts and Contemporary Craft as well as the Certificate IV in Photo imaging and the
                                                         Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)




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                                    VCE/VCAL Requirements & Regulations
Contents
VCE Units 1 & 2        page   122
VCE Units 3 & 4        page   123
VCE/VCAL Regulations   page   125




                                    
VCE Units 1 & 2

                  Assessment
                  Students attempting any Unit 1 or 2 subject will be assessed in two formats.
                  1. OUTCOMES - Satisfactory completion of all Units is based upon mastery of the
                     prescribed Outcomes for each study. These outcomes are judged via assessment
                     tasks as ‘S’ if the student has demonstrated an understanding or ‘N’ if the student
                     has not demonstrated an understanding.
                  2. GRADED ASSESSMENTS - Performance on each task will be indicated by a letter
                     grade from A+ to E, with UG representing a fail, and NA indicating that the work
                     was not assessed.
                  Students will be advised by classroom teachers of due dates well in advance.
                  Changing subjects
                  It may be possible for students in Year 11 to change subjects at the end of Semester
                  1. This can only occur with the approval of the classroom teacher, parents and
                  the Senior Years Manager/Year Level Leader. Students seeking a change to their
                  program must complete a ‘Request for Course Modification’ form which is available
                  from the VCE Office. The Careers Coordinator must be consulted also. No changes
                  will be made to student programs during the first two weeks of the academic year.

                  Students in Year 11 can expect homework in all of the Units they are attempting. The
                  Study Designs published each year by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment
                  Authority emphasize that part of the workload for each study needs to be undertaken
                  at home. As a result, teachers will usually provide students with approximately 20
                  minutes of homework per night which equates to 2 hours per evening. This may vary
                  at certain stages throughout the year as assessment deadlines and examinations
                  approach.
                  Homework/home study
                  Home study is different to homework. Home study will need to be undertaken
                  throughout the year in order for students to revise class work. It is vital that they
                  develop a routine of regular home study in order to maximise performance in tests
                  and exams. Home study should be treated as a separate entity to homework.
                  Students should devote at least one hour to home study each night. This means
                  that a Year 11 student’s commitment to school work at home will average 3 hours
                  per night. Students who are unable to consistently devote this time to their studies
                  jeopardise their chances for success in this, their first year of the VCE.
                  Exam policy
                  As exams form an integral part of assessment in Units 3 & 4, it is essential that
                  students are adept at preparing for and sitting exams. Consequently, the College
                  has a policy where students from Year 10 onwards, sit exams at the end of each
                  Semester. All Unit 1 and 2 teachers will conduct formal examinations in each study
                  area.



  
                                                                                            VCE Units 3 & 4
Assessment
Students attempting any Unit 3 or 4 subject will be assessed in three formats.
1. SCHOOL ASSESSED COURSEWORK - School Assessed Coursework is used to
  differentiate between students’ abilities and helps, in conjunction with exams, to
  determine the ENTER which is the score used for entrance into University or TAFE.
  Satisfactory completion of all Units is based upon mastery of the prescribed
  Outcomes for each study. These outcomes are judged via assessment tasks as
  ‘S’ if the student has demonstrated an understanding or ‘N’ if the student has not
  demonstrated an understanding.
2. SCHOOL ASSESSED TASKS - Performance on each task will be indicated by a
   numerical grade with UG representing a fail, and NA indicating that the work was
   not assessed. Students are expected to complete all set work.
3. EXAMINATIONS - Examinations are held for some studies at the end of Unit 3 and
   for all studies at the end of Unit 4.
Changing subjects
Students will be advised by classroom teachers of all due dates well in advance.
In order to successfully complete the VCE, a student must pass 16 Units including:
(i) at least three Units of English/Literature
(ii) at least three sequences of Unit 3 & 4 studies other than English
Students in Year 12 are advised not to change subjects because of criteria (ii)
above and must consult with the Year Level Leader if they are concerned with their
program.
Homework/home study
Students in Year 12 can expect homework in all Units they are attempting. The study
designs published each year by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
emphasize that part of the workload for each study needs to be undertaken at home.
As a result, teachers will usually provide students with approximately 30 minutes
of homework per night which equates to 2.5 hours per evening. This may vary
at certain stages throughout the year as assessment deadlines and examinations
approach.
Home study is different to homework. Home study will need to be undertaken
throughout the year in order for students to revise class work. It is vital that students
develop a routine of regular home study in order to maximise performance in tests
and exams. Home study should be treated as a separate entity to homework.
Students should devote at least one hour to home study each night. This means
that a Year 12 student’s commitment to school work at home will average 3.5 hours
per night. Students who are unable to consistently devote this time to their studies
jeopardise their chances for success in this, their final year of the VCE.




                                                                                            
VCE Units 3 & 4

                  Rules for school-assessed coursework and
                  school-assessed tasks
                  The VCAA sets down seven rules which a student must observe when preparing
                  work for assessment. These rules apply to School-assessed Coursework, they are:
                  1. A student must ensure that all unacknowledged work submitted for assessment
                     is genuinely his/her own.
                  2. A student must acknowledge all resources used, including:
                      – text, websites and source material
                      – the name/s and status of any person/s who provided assistance and the type
                        of assistance provided.
                  3. A student must not receive undue assistance from any other person in the
                     preparation and submission of work.
                      Acceptable levels of assistance include:
                      – the incorporation of ideas or material derived from other sources (e.g. by
                        reading, viewing or note taking), but which has been transformed by the
                        student and used in a new context
                      – prompting and general advice from another person or source which leads to
                        refinements and/or self-correction.
                      Unacceptable forms of assistance include:
                      – use of, or copying of, another person’s work or other resources without
                        acknowledgment
                      – corrections or improvements made or dictated by another person.
                  4. A student must not submit the same piece of work for assessment in more than
                     one study.
                  5. A student who knowingly assists other students in a breach of rules may be
                     penalised.
                  6. A student must sign an authentication record for work done outside class at the time
                     of submitting the completed task. This declaration states that all unacknowledged
                     work is the student’s own.
                  7. A student must sign a general declaration that he/she will obey the rules and
                     instructions for the VCE, and accept its disciplinary provisions.
                  A student who uses a computer to produce school-assessed work is responsible
                  for ensuring that:
                  • there is an alternative system available in case of computer or printer malfunction
                    or unavailability,
                  • hard copies of the work in progress are produced regularly to meet drafting and
                    authentication requirements, and
                  • each time changes are made, the work is saved onto a back-up file. The back-up
                    file should not be stored with the computer.
                  This year, the timetable has been organised so that all Year 12 students are free
                  of scheduled classes concurrently. In many cases, these times will be used for
                  excursions, practice exams, School Assessed Coursework and study tutorials.
                  While students are required to attend such events, they may remain at home if
                  they have no school obligations. It must be stressed that these sessions are to
                  be used for study purposes and not to increase part-time work, sporting or social
                  commitments. Any students wishing to remain at school in order to meet with staff
                  or use the College’s library or computer facilities are most welcome to do so.

  
                                                                                        VCE/VCAL Regulations
Attendance
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes in order to maximize the
teaching/learning process and to satisfy the Outcomes. It is necessary that most
work is completed during class time to allow authentication.
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has published strict guidelines
regarding student attendance and provides schools with the option of failing a
student in one or more Units if absences are unapproved.
The following conditions relating to student absences are essential to note:
• Students whose attendance falls below 90% in any subject will be deemed to
  have failed that subject. Absences explained with medical certificates will not
  be included in the calculation. Consequently, it is strongly recommended that a
  medical certificate be provided for all absences no later than two days after their
  return to the College.
• Students who are absent from classes must produce a parental note or preferably
  a medical certificate to be presented and signed by the student’s tutor group
  teacher no later than two days after their return.
• Any absence on the day a major piece of work (e.g. GA/SAC/SAT) is due must
  be covered by a medical certificate or the work will not be accepted. A note from
  parents will not suffice.
• It is the College’s prerogative to determine the legitimacy of any explanation.
  Absence not supported by the appropriate documentation will be treated as an
  ‘unapproved absence’.
  Family holidays are generally not regarded as approved absences. Requests for
  exemption should be made well in advance and will only be granted in extreme
  circumstances.
  Appointments made in school hours, which could have been scheduled after
  hours, will not be approved.
  Staying home to complete work will be considered an ‘unapproved absence’.
  Absence from class while at school without the permission of the subject
  Teacher will be considered as an ‘unapproved absence’.
• Students may be required to make up any time lost as a result of ‘unapproved
  absences’ and may also face school suspension.
• Any student receiving an N grade because of a breach of the attendance policy
  will have an opportunity to appeal the decision. The student’s intention to appeal
  must be received within 14 days of the student receiving the notification of the N
  result.




                                                                                        
VCE/VCAL Regulations

                       Lateness
                       Students are expected to be punctual, and will be marked with an ‘Unapproved
                       Absence’ if late to class. Frequent lateness will be dealt with by the Year Level
                       Team. Students who are late to class will be sent to the Senior Years Administrative
                       Assistant, Jenny Richards, who will record the late arrival.
                       Uniform
                       Students are required to wear correct school uniform during school hours.
                       VCE/VCAL students do not have a separate sports uniform. Any student undertaking
                       Physical Education or Outdoor Education must wear their full school uniform to class
                       and bring with them a change of clothes. Students must change into the appropriate
                       sports gear for their class and then change back into their uniform at the conclusion
                       of the class.
                       If a student is unable to comply with the College Uniform Code, one of the following
                       may occur :
                       • The student in question may be sent home to change.
                       • The student may be removed from timetabled classes and allowed to complete
                          work under the supervision of the Assistant Principal.
                       • The student may be asked to borrow the appropriate piece of uniform from the
                          Student Welfare Coordinator.
                       Footwear
                       Students are required to wear socks and black leather lace-up shoes at all times.
                       Students are not permitted to wear runners, skate shoes, surf shoes or any type of
                       sandal.
                       Facial Jewellery
                       Facial jewellery is not permitted while on school grounds and needs to be removed.
                       Covering facial jewellery with band-aids or plaster is not acceptable.
                       Phones/iPods
                       Mobile phones must be switched off before entering classrooms. Any student found
                       using a phone in class will have it confiscated.
                       Students are not permitted to bring electronic musical devices such as iPods, MP3
                       players into classrooms.
                       Extensions
                       Extensions of time for the submission of key tasks is ONLY POSSIBLE UNDER ‘Special
                       Provision’ guidelines. For an extension to be granted, a student will have generally
                       encountered significant hardship due to ill health or personal circumstances. All
                       applications for ‘Special Provision’ are to be made to the Senior Years Office




  
                                                                                         VCE/VCAL Regulations
Lost or damaged work
It is the student’s responsibility to take precautions to ensure that they keep copies
of all significant work. Students must ensure that they store their work, including
rough drafts and notes, hard copies and electronic copies (e.g. computer files) in
a secure place. Students are encouraged to utilise the computer facilities at the
College and to back-up their work on suitable media.
If work has been lost, stolen or damaged, the student or teacher must complete a
written statement describing the incident. The statement must be signed and dated.
Schools will keep a record of the loss or damage. The Principal, acting on advice
from VCE/VCAL staff, and on the basis of records kept, shall determine the Unit
result for the student.
Unsupervised excursions
Occasionally, senior students need to complete assignments outside of normal
school hours. This may necessitate visits to sites to complete work or interview
people at their workplace. When such activities are completed during school hours
without the accompaniment of a teacher, the student may be permitted to attend
but must follow the procedures for an Unsupervised Excursion. Students will need
to obtain the relevant form from their Year Level Leader well in advance. This form
requires the permission of the Year Level Leader, affected teachers, the Assistant
Principal and parents.
Study scores and the enter
The grades and study scores of students who have received special provision are
reported on their Statement of Results in the same way as the grades and study
scores of other students.
The VCAA will report each students final study score to the Victorian Tertiary
Admissions Centre (VTAC) for the calculation of the ENTER.
VTAC will calculate a single ENTER for each student.
Student absence
The ‘buddy’ system
Students who are absent from school will need access to assignments and class
notes. In order to facilitate this, all VCE/VCAL students are advised to nominate
a BUDDY who will be responsible for collecting extra assignments/handouts as
necessary for the absent student. Teachers will record the names of each student
and their buddy in class. Students may then collect work for their ‘buddy’.
Please note: Absences include Excursions, Sporting Events and Extra Curricula
activities.




                                                                                         
VCE/VCAL Regulations

                       Special provisions
                       The policy of Special Provision allows Galvin Park Secondary College to make
                       alternative arrangements for students’ school based assessments where they
                       suffer significant disadvantage. This may include arrangements to allow students
                       to demonstrate their ability to meet the set outcomes and achieve a score for set
                       tasks.
                       This policy also makes provision for students suffering significant hardships during
                       examination periods. Any special provisions granted to a student will be incorporated
                       into the calculation of the student’s final grades and study score.
                       All students receive a single study score for each study, regardless of whether or not
                       they are given special provision for their assessments.
                       What Special Provision are available for students?
                       Students who are affected by illness (physical or psychological), by a disability or
                       impairment (including learning disabilities) or by factors relating to their personal
                       circumstances are eligible to apply for one or more of the following special
                       provisions.
                       • Special provisions and arrangements for the students learning program.
                         Galvin Park Secondary College is responsible for determining whether students are
                         eligible for special provisions in their learning program and what these provisions
                         should be.
                       • Special provisions and arrangements for School-assessed Coursework (SACs)
                         and School-assessed Tasks (SATs)
                         Our College may approve alternative arrangements to enable students to complete
                         their SACs and SATs.
                         Students must apply to the Senior School office for these provisions using the
                         application form available from the Senior School Manager. Supporting medical
                         and/or other specialist evidence will be required.
                       PLEASE NOTE: It is vital that students inform a member of the Senior School Team if
                       they believe they are suffering significant hardship that is affecting their studies.
                       • Special arrangements for VCE examinations
                         The College may apply to the VCAA for special arrangements for students who,
                         because of illness or disability, are unable to complete their VCE examinations in
                         the same way or under the same conditions as other students.
                         Applications for Special Examination Arrangements must be accompanied by
                         recent supporting medical or other specialist documentation.
                         The VCAA will not approve special examination arrangements for students who
                         have a long-term impairment if they have not been given similar arrangements by
                         their school during the year.




  
                                                                                         VCE/VCAL Regulations
• The use of a Derived Examination Score
This provision is for students who are prevented from attending an examination or
whose performance on an examination is adversely affected as a result of illness,
accident or a personal traumatic event occurring immediately before or during the
examination period.
Students must apply for a Derived Examination Score to the Senior School Office
which will consider their application and make a recommendation to the VCAA.
Students must complete the VCAA application form for a Derived Examination Score
and provide independent professional evidence to support the application.
The VCAA will consider each student’s application and may approve or refuse the
application.
Students granted special provision must meet the requirements for Satisfactory
Completion of the VCE, and must be assessed against the same standards as all
other students.
The policy does not allow alternative courses of study with standards of achievement
that are different from those specified in VCE, VET or VCAL study designs.
Use of student vehicles
Occasionally senior students at the College obtain their driver’s license and drive to
school. While the Administrators at the College are happy for students to do this, a
number of important guidelines must be followed.
• The school’s insurance carriers and the Department of Education forbid students
  to park in the College grounds, including the staff carparks.
• Students are not to transport any other student in their vehicle, with the exception
  of brothers and sisters.
• Under no circumstances can students, once at school, transport other students in
  their cars when travelling to and from any school program or function.
• If these requirements are disregarded, parents will be notified and appropriate
  student sanctions will apply. If the school becomes aware that a student driver
  has broken road rules or driven in an unsafe or irresponsible manner, police will
  be notified.
Access to staff
The staff at GPSC is committed to providing a quality education in order to give
every student the opportunity to realise their potential and achieve success.
Consequently, students are encouraged to utilise teachers not only during class
time but also during recess, lunchtime, before and after school.
Access to computer facilities
The College has numerous computer areas throughout. Senior students are
encouraged to make use of these facilities providing they do not interfere with other
classes and they must first seek permission from the relevant staff member.
The College library also has computers available for student use. The Education
Channel is available via the Internet for student research. Students are able to print
from their workstation at a cost of 10 cents per page.


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VCE/VCAL Regulations

                       Satisfactory completion of the VCE
                       In order to successfully complete the VCE, a student must pass 16 Units including:
                       • At least three Units of English
                       • At least 3 sequences of Unit 3 & 4 studies other than English.
                       In order to satisfactorily complete a Unit, students must satisfactorily complete ALL
                       the OUTCOMES for the Unit in accordance with the guidelines set out in the study
                       design. Failure to complete these Outcomes will result in the student receiving an
                       ‘N’ grade for that Unit.
                       When it becomes apparent that a student may receive an ‘N’ grade, teachers will
                       complete the ‘Report for the Issuing of an ‘N’ Grade’ form. This form will be submitted
                       to the Year Level leader and contact made with the student’s parents or guardians.
                       Authentication
                       It is recognised that in producing work for assessment purposes, students will
                       frequently draw on various forms of assistance. The basic objective of authentication
                       is to ensure that students submit for assessment only work that is their own and that
                       they acknowledge all assistance received.
                       Rules and Procedures for Students
                       • Students must ensure that all unacknowledged work submitted for assessment is
                         genuinely their own work.
                       • Students must acknowledge all resources used. This includes:
                         - text and source material.
                         - the name(s) and status of any person(s) who provided assistance and the type
                           of assistance provided.
                         - Internet and electronic sources.
                       • Students must not receive undue assistance from any other person in the
                         preparation and submission of work. Acceptable levels of assistance include:
                         - The incorporation of ideas or material derived from other sources (e.g. by reading,
                           viewing or note taking) but which have been transformed by the student in a new
                           context.
                         - Prompting and general advice from another person or source which leads to
                           refinements and/or self-correction.
                       • Unacceptable forms of assistance include:
                         - Use of, or copying of, another person’s work or other resources without
                           acknowledgment.
                         - Actual corrections or improvements made by another person.
                       • Students must produce appropriate evidence of the development of their work
                         from planning and drafting, through to the final piece of work. This will enable the
                         teacher to monitor/record the development of the work and attest that the work is
                         the student’s.
                       • Students who knowingly assist other students in a breach of authentication may
                         be penalised.




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Breach of rules – Authentication
Occasionally, there will be instances where the authenticity of student work needs
to be checked. In particular, teachers must satisfy themselves about the authenticity
of any student work that:
• is not typical of other work produced by the student,
• is inconsistent with the teacher’s knowledge of the student’s ability,
• contains unacknowledged material,
• has not been sighted and monitored by the teacher during its development.
Teachers will not accept such work for assessment until sufficient evidence is
available to show that the work is the student’s own. The onus is on the student
to provide evidence that the work submitted is their own and was completed in
accordance with the VCAA requirements. In order to obtain the necessary evidence,
students may be required to:
• provide evidence of the development of the work, for example, drafts,
• discuss the content of the work with the teacher and answer questions to
    demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the work,
• provide samples of other work,
• complete, under supervision, a supplementary assessment task (or test) related
    to the original task,
• attend an interview or complete a test to demonstrate an understanding of the
    work.
In all instances relating to authentication, students will be interviewed by VCE staff
and parents or guardians contacted. If the school is still not satisfied and suspects
a substantial breach of Authentication then a formal interview will be conducted.
Rules and regulations relating to the interview and panel will be sent to students and
parents prior to the interview.
Penalties for breach of rules – Authentication
The principal has the power to:
(i) reprimand a student,
or
(ii) give the student the opportunity to re-submit work if this can occur within the
     dates designated by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority,
or
(iii) refuse to accept that part of the work which infringes the rules and base a
      decision whether to award the work as an N or an S upon the remainder of the
      work,
or
(iv) refuse to accept any of the work if the infringement is judged by the Principal to
      merit such a decision, in which case an N will be awarded for the work.
Where work was initially accepted for assessment and a breach of rules has been
discovered after the initial assessment has been made, the Principal shall determine
which of the above penalties shall be imposed. This may result in a change of the
original result from an S to an N in accordance with the above procedure. If an N is
awarded, then, as a consequence, an N may be awarded for the Unit concerned.


                                                                                          
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                       Notification to the Student
                       If a decision is made to impose a penalty as described in this section, the Principal
                       must notify the student in writing within 14 days of the decision being made. This
                       notification must include:
                       • the nature of the Breach of Rules by the student,
                       • the reasons for a decision being made that a Breach of Rules had occurred and
                            the evidence supporting this,
                       • the penalty to be imposed,
                       • advice about the student’s right to appeal to the Victorian Curriculum and
                             Assessment Authority, and
                       • advice that this appeal must be lodged within 14 days of receipt of notification
                            from the Principal.
                       Appeals
                       Students have a right of appeal to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
                       against the decision of the Principal if a penalty has been imposed because of a
                       breach of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority rules set out above.
                       Students may appeal on one or both of two grounds:
                       • that a breach had not occurred,
                       • that the penalty was too severe.
                       Please note
                       There is no appeal to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in the case
                       of a school refusing to accept the late submission of a School Assessed Task or
                       School Assessed Coursework.




  
                                                                                       Glossary of terms
•  &  Units – Units within a VCE study designed to approximate the Year 11
  level of difficulty.
•  &  Units – Units within a VCE study designed to approximate the Year 12
  level of difficulty.
• Authentication – This is the procedure observed by both teachers and
  students in order to attest that work undertaken is genuinely that of the student.
  The VCAA has produced detailed guidelines outlining how this is to be achieved
  and includes the teacher sighting drafts of the students’ work at various stages
  and students attending all classes.
• Credit Transfer Arrangements – The gaining of credit from some
  studies in the VCE/VCAL towards TAFE courses. Credit will be granted to those
  students who have undertaken an appropriate program that incorporates studies
  and work requirements directly related to a particular TAFE or University course.
• Consideration Of Disadvantage – Where illness or other factors affect
  performance, students may seek special consideration. The Victorian Curriculum
  and Assessment Authority publishes guidelines in relation to Consideration of
  Disadvantage. Consult with the VCE Manager or your Sub-school leader if you
  feel your situation warrants consideration of disadvantage.
• ENTER – The Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank is calculated from
  a student’s GA/SAT results from all of their studies. It is the primary means of
  deciding which tertiary courses a student will be offered. Unlike the study score,
  the ENTER is a means of comparing students across studies, rather than within
  them.
• GAT – The General Achievement Test is a test undertaken by any student enrolled
  in a Unit 3 and 4 Study. The test, usually conducted in the June exam period,
  is made up of a writing task and a set of multiple choice questions on general
  knowledge. While the GAT doesn’t form part of the graduation requirements of
  the VCE, it is a mechanism employed by the VCAA to ensure that schools are
  marking School Assessed Tasks to the same standard. If a student’s GA/SAT
  results disagree with GAT results by a large margin, then the VCAA will review
  the school’s assessment of tasks in that study and the student’s grades may be
  altered.
• Outcomes - Teachers will set tasks that will measure whether a student has
  satisfied a particular outcome in a subject. All students must meet each Outcome
  in every subject if they are to gain a pass in that study.
• Pathways – Different vocational directions and options which VCE/VCAL
  students may take as they move through the broad area of education and
  training.
• Prerequisites – Are Units that must be passed and included in a student’s
  ENTER for entry into certain TAFE and Tertiary courses.

                                                                                       
Glossary of terms

                    • SBAs – School Based Apprenticeships. The scheme that allows students to
                      undertake a secondary school certificate while being in paid part time employment
                      and completing a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET)
                      qualification.
                    • School Assessed Coursework – (SACs) - A set of assessment
                      tasks that assess students’ achievement of VCE Units 3 and 4 outcomes.
                    • Semester – Equivalent to half a school year, or two terms.
                    • School Assessed Tasks – (SATs) – Assessment Tasks undertaken by
                      students at school and which are set and graded by teachers. The marks obtained
                      count towards a student’s overall Study Score.
                    • Sequence of Units – Most studies are designed as a sequence of four Units
                      to be taken each Semester over the two years. Units 1 & 2 are normally attempted
                      in Year 11 and can be undertaken as single Units. Units 3 & 4 of a particular study
                      are normally attempted in year 12 and must be taken as a sequence.
                    • Study – A sequence of half year Units in a particular curriculum area, for example
                      English, Mathematics, Economics.
                    • Study Design – The Study Design describes the Units available within the
                      study and prescribes the objectives, topics, work requirements and assessment
                      tasks. Full description of study designs can be found on the VCAA website.
                    • Study Score – The Study Score is the numeric score out of 50 that a student
                      receives for each of their Unit 3 & 4 studies (subjects) in the VCE. The GA/SAT
                      grades received for each study as well as exam results determine the Study
                      Score.
                    • TAFE – Technical and Further Education.
                    • Tertiary Institutions – Generally Universities.
                    • Unit – A Semester length component of a study (subject) representing
                      approximately 100 hours of work, of which about 50-60 hours is class time.
                    • VCAA – The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority– responsible for
                      curriculum, assessment certification and administration of the VCE and VCAL at
                      Years 11 and 12 in Victoria.
                    • VCE – Victorian Certificate of Education.
                    • VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.
                    • VELS – Victorian Education Learning Standards
                    • VTAC – Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
                    • VQA – The Victorian Qualifications Authority.
  
                                                                                                          Useful Websites
Career planning and pathways
abc.net.au/catapult Innovative and creative ideas in action.
abc.net.au/acedayjobs Online videos about people who enjoy their work.
www.australia.gov.au/australianapprenticeships Information                         about Australian
Apprenticeships in a range of industries and how to find them (available in several languages).
www.australia.gov.au/careeradviceaustralia Find the Local Community Partnership
(LCP) in your area and other useful career advice links.
www.australiantechnicalcolleges.gov.au Information about Australian Technical
Colleges.
www.career.edu.au An Australian Government initiative designed for parents and career
practitioners to access career development learning opportunities.
www.education.gov.au The Government Education Portal points the way to education and
training information from Australian Government and State and Territory Government sources.
www.enya.org.au Promotes the active participation of young people in business.
www.futurefinder.com.au A free personalised career information service for browsing
careers and courses suited to individual interests.
www.gapaustralia.org For a chance to live and work in a different country and culture, to take
a break from study, grow in confidence and widen your perspectives.
www.graduatecareers.com.au Employment and career opportunities for graduates.
www.getatrade.gov.au Information about apprenticeships, training, labour market information
and more for those considering a trade-based career.
www.grouptraining.com.au Information about Group Training Organisations that take on
Australian Apprentices, loaning them to ‘host’ employers.
www.innovation.gov.au Information about setting up innovative business.
www.jobguide.dest.gov.au Describes over 500 occupations, and their education and
training pathways, as well as career planning and job seeking information.
www.jobjuice.gov.au Career, job search assistance, apprenticeship and training information
designed for young people.
www.myfuture.edu.au Online career exploration and information service useful for all students
and parents.
www.ntis.gov.au The National Training and Information Service provides information about
courses, qualifications, competencies, training packages and Registered Training Organisations.
www.questacon.edu.au Science career information.
www.thegoodguides.com.au A comprehensive database of courses, careers, and education
institutions, as well as ratings and rankings which help students choose between them.
www.training.com.au A gateway to information about Vocational Education and Training.
www.volunteeringaustralia.org.au A range of opportunities for volunteers and ideas for a
gap year.
www.workplace.gov.au An entry point to information about employment in Australia including
wages and working conditions, labour markets and careers.
www.yearwhatnext.gov.au A guide for Year 12 students planning their post school
education and training.
www.youthpathways.dest.gov.au The Youth Pathways Programme (YPP) helps eligible
13–19 year olds through their schooling and their transition to work or further education and training.
State and Territory
boyzatwork.det.nsw.edu.au Work options for young men from the NSW Department of
Education and Training.
www.decs.act.gov.au/schools/voced.htm Information about ‘VET in Schools’ from the
ACT Department of Education and Training.
www.deet.nt.gov.au Northern Territory Department of Education and Training
                                                                                                          


								
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