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					  St Joseph’s College Melbourne

SENIOR PROGRAMS
   Handbook
      2009




Vce / vet / vcal
                                        CONTENTS
CONTENTS                                                                  1

LIST OF ACRONYMS                                                          3

FOREWORD                                                                  5

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                                6
    The Victorian Certificate of Education                                 7
    Vocational Education Training (VET)                                  10
    Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)                     11
    Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASbA)                       13
    Completing a Unit 3 & 4 sequence in Year 11                          14


ESL STATUS                                                               15

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION                                                      16

PATHWAYS                                                                 17
    Study Options                                                        18
    Business Studies Options                                             19
    Behavioural Science Options                                          20
    Community and Welfare Studies Options                                21
    Electronic/Electrical Options                                        22
    Graphic Design and Art Options                                       23
    Humanities Options                                                   24
    Information Technology Options                                       25
    Mathematics and Science / Engineering Options                        26
    Medical and Health Science Options                                   27
    Media and Performing Arts Options                                    28
    Planning and Architecture Options                                    29
    Sport and Recreation Options                                         30
    Technology and Design Options                                        31

SUBJECT OUTLINES                                                         33
    Accounting                                                           34
    Biology                                                              35
    Business Management                                                  36
    Chemistry                                                            37
    Design and Technology                                                38
    Economics                                                            39
    English                                                              40
    Food and Technology                                                  41



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    History – Twentieth Century                                                                42
    Information Technology Unit 1 & 2                                                          43
    Information Technology (IT Applications Unit 3 & 4)                                        44
    Information Technology (Software Development Unit 3 & 4)                                   45
    Information Technology (VET Certificate II)                                                46
    Literature                                                                                 47
    LOTE (Italian)                                                                             48
    LOTE (Japanese)                                                                            49
    Legal Studies                                                                              50
    Mathematics (Foundation)                                                                   51
    Mathematics (General A and Further Maths)                                                  52
    Mathematics (General B and Specialist Maths)                                               53
    Mathematical Methods                                                                       54
    Media                                                                                      55
    Outdoor and Environmental Studies                                                          56
    Philosophy: Unit 1 (Existence, Knowledge & Reasoning)                                      57
    Philosophy: Unit 2 (Ethics & Philosophy Investigation)                                     58
    Philosophy: Unit 3 & 4 (The Good Life / Mind, Science & Knowledge)                         59
    Physical Education                                                                         60
    Physics                                                                                    61
    Psychology                                                                                 62
    Religion and Society: Unit 1 (Religion in Society)                                         63
    Religion and Society: Unit 2 (Ethics & Morality)                                           64
    Religion and Society: Unit 3 & 4 (The Search for Meaning, Challenge & Response)            65
    Studio Arts                                                                                66
    Systems Engineering                                                                        67
    Texts and Traditions: Unit 2 (Texts in Society)                                            68
    Texts and Traditions: Unit 3 & 4                                                           69
    (The Gospel of Luke, Texts and the Early Tradition, Texts and their teachings)
    Visual Communication & Design                                                              70


CURRICULUM PLANNER                                                                             71




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                        LIST OF ACRONYMS
ACC              Associated Catholic Colleges

ASbA             Australian School Based Apprenticeships

ENTER            Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank

ESL              English as a Second Language

GAT              General Achievement Test

LLEN             Local Learning and Employment Network

N                Not Satisfactory

NA               Not Assessed

S                Satisfactory

SAC              School Assessed Coursework

SAT              School Assessed Task

TAFE             Technical and Further Education

UG               Ungraded

VASS             Victorian Assessment Software System

VCAA             Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

VCAL             Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

VCE              Victorian Certificate Of Education

VET              Vocational Education and Training

VICTER           Victorian Entrance Tertiary Requirement

VTAC             Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre




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                          At St Joseph’s College Melbourne 2009



                                      FOREWORD
Having made the decision to continue secondary education in the post-compulsory years, students
are invited to explore their own sense of what learning is about and are challenged to accept and
express a high level of self-discipline and seriousness as they engage in their studies. A thoughtful
respect for independent learning, the importance of exercising the mind, and respect for the rights
of other learners are key elements for a successful approach by the individual student to his
learning.

St Joseph’s College Melbourne proclaims and commits itself to providing education which:
     challenges and supports all members of the College community to develop self-worth and
       abilities.
     is innovative and creative
     encourages life-long learning
     is diverse and comprehensive
     caters for individual needs, abilities and interests
     integrates awareness and knowledge of Australian Indigenous cultures
     embraces teaching practices suited to the learning styles of boys
The compulsory courses in Religious Education and Spirituality recognise the centrality of the
Catholic faith and the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice to all that happens at St Joseph’s.

A wide range of options are provided for students in Years 11 and 12, including V.C.E., V.E.T.,
ASbA’s and V.C.A.L. programs. It is crucial that all students select units and programs based on
interests and talents, thus creating an individual pathway to their future career.

Reflection Days and Excursions are designed to enrich the curriculum experience of students and
to foster community membership and personal spirituality for all students.

We offer student leadership opportunities, social service programs and supportive school structures
(Pastoral Care), policies and programs to ensure a cohesive community spirit.

I wish to express my appreciation to the College staff for the talent and skill they brought to bear in
devising and implementing this programme for our students.



         Ms Therese Wilson, B Sc, M Ed.                              Mr Neville Box, JP CPA
     Director of Learning & Staff Formation                            Head of Campus




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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THE VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (VCE)
What do I need to do to be awarded the VCE?                                                         7
What are the minimum requirements to be awarded the VCE?                                            7
What are the minimum requirements in English that must be met to be awarded the VCE?                7
What is a learning outcome?                                                                         7
What does the Unit Structure at VCE mean?                                                           8
What does satisfactory completion mean?                                                             8
How long does a unit run for?                                                                       8
What do I need to consider when planning my VCE course?                                             8
How is the VCE assessed in Year 11?                                                                 8
How is the VCE assessed in Year 12?                                                                 8
What is the GAT?                                                                                    8
What if I am having trouble meeting a deadline?                                                     9
What if I change my mind about doing a particular subject?                                          9
Where can I get more information about the VCE?                                                     9
Having considered all those questions, what should I do next?                                       9
What else is important to remember?                                                                 9
What courses of study are available in 2009?                                                        9


VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING (VET)
What is VET?                                                                                      10
Where are the courses held?                                                                       10
Features of VET                                                                                   10
What courses are accessed through the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster?                                10
Courses accessed through the NTEC (Northland Secondary College) include                           10


VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)
What is the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)                                      11
Course information                                                                                11


AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIPS (ASbA)
What is an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASbA)?                                         13
How does an ASbA work?                                                                            13
Who is eligible to be an Australian School Based Apprentice?                                      13
What are the rewards for students?                                                                13
What is the difference between an ASbA and a VET program?                                         13
How to locate a suitable employer?                                                                13


COMPLETING A 3 & 4 SEQUENCE IN YEAR 11
In which studies can I complete a 3&4 sequence in Year 11?                                        14
Are there any criteria that I need to be aware of when deciding to apply to study a Unit 3        14
and 4 sequence in Year 11?



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       THE VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION
What do I need to do to be awarded the VCE?
The VCE is awarded on the basis of the satisfactory completion of units. The decision about
satisfactory completion of a unit is distinct from the assessment of levels of performance. Study is
normally completed over at least two years, but students may accumulate units over a number of
years.

What are the minimum requirements to be awarded the VCE?
The minimum requirement to be awarded the VCE is the satisfactory completion of 16 units that
include:
 three units from the English group, with at least one unit at Unit 3 or 4 level
 three sequences on Units 3 and 4 studies other than English, including VCE, VET, Units 3 and 4
    sequences

NB: VTAC advises that for the calculation of a student’s ENTER, satisfactory completion of both Units
3 and 4 of an English sequence is also required.

What are the minimum requirements in English that must be met to be awarded the VCE?
To be awarded the VCE a student must satisfactorily complete three units from the English group,
with at least one at Unit 3 or 4 levels. (See above note)
The following table provides examples of how the English requirement may apply.

NB: all possible combinations of units from the English group have not been listed in this table.

       English Group        English Group                           Units
                                                   English
         Units 1 & 2          Units 3 & 4                       Contributing
                                                 Requirement                                  Note
        Satisfactorily       Satisfactorily                      to 16 unit
                                                    Met?
         Completed            Completed                            Count

 1   Eng units 1 & 2       Eng Units 3 & 4            Yes            4         Eligible for study score.


 2   Eng units 1 & 2       Lit Units 3 & 4            Yes            4         Eligible for study score.


                                                                               Since there is no S for Lit 4 there
 3   Eng Units 1 & 2       Lit Unit 3                 Yes            3
                                                                               will be no Study Score


 4   Lit Units 1 & 2       Lit Units 3 & 4            Yes            4         Eligible for study score.


                                                                               Only two of these units count
     Lit units 1 & 2                                                           towards the English requirement.
 5                                                    No             4
     Eng Units 1 & 2                                                           The student needs at least one S
                                                                               from units 3 or 4


What is a learning outcome?
For every subject there is a series of ‘learning outcomes’. These outcomes state what you will be
studying during the unit, and what you should be able to do by the end of the semester. These are
the things that you will assess on and you must satisfactorily complete them.

What does the unit structure at VCE mean?
Each VCE Unit is numbered 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Units 1 and 2
Units 1 and 2 may be done separately or as a pair. Please check recommendations from each
subject area when selecting your units. It is recommended that where possible students choose to
study a Unit 1 and 2 sequence.


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Units 3 and 4 and eligibility for a study score
Units 3 and 4 of all studies must be done as a sequence. Unit 3 must be studied in semester 1 and
Unit 4 must be studied in Semester 2. A student must enrol in a Unit 3 and 4 sequence. If a student
gains an S for both units 3 and 4 of a study, then they are eligible to receive a study score.

What does Satisfactory Completion mean?
The student will receive an S for a unit when the school determines that all outcomes are achieved
satisfactorily. This means that you have demonstrated a satisfactory level of knowledge through
the completion of various tasks as set by your teacher. The consequence of failing to satisfactorily
complete an outcome is quite serious. The unit cannot be counted towards your VCE and you
may even find yourself having to repeat it. In addition you can be given an N (non satisfactory) if
you:
 hand in work late
 copy someone else’s work
 help someone else to cheat
 accept “undue assistance” for the work
 breach the school’s attendance rules.

How long does a unit run for?
All units are semester based. Generally in Year 11 students will complete Unit 1 and 2 sequences,
whilst in Year 12 they will complete Unit 3 and 4 sequences. Some students after consultation and
approval may enter a Unit 3 and 4 sequence in Year 11. Please refer to the guidelines and criteria
related to this.

What do I need to consider when planning my VCE course?
When deciding which units to choose for the first year of your VCE, consider the following.
 What subjects am I currently completing in Year 10 that I am good at?
 What subjects am I currently completing in Year 10 that I am interested in?
 What are my strengths as a student?
 Have I thought about a career path that I may wish to follow?
 Have I asked other students who have studied these subjects what work is involved?
 Have I looked at any prerequisite subjects needed for possible tertiary entrance?
 Have I spoken with my Career’s Counsellor if I am still confused?

How is the VCE assessed in Year 11?
You are assessed on two levels in Year 11. Firstly your teacher will determine whether you have
satisfactorily completed all outcomes in a unit. This will be shown on your end of semester report as
an “S” or “N”, and will be reported to VCAA. Secondly, your performance in the subject will be
graded A+ to E (UG). This performance grade is not reported to VCAA but will also appear on your
end of semester report. A student whose grades are unsatisfactory in a subject may not be
recommended to do the same subject in Units 3 and 4.

How is the VCE assessed in Year 12?
The satisfactory completion of all outcomes will be reported as “S” or “N”, the same as in Year 11.
For every subject you will also be doing a number of School Assessed Tasks/Coursework, which are
completed in class. The mark you get for these in a particular subject will be your school assessed
task/coursework mark, and will be sent to VCAA. It will then be statistically moderated against your
performance in the examination, and added to your examination result/s to determine your study
score for that unit of study.

For each Study, details of assessment will be published annually by the VCAA in an “Assessment
Guide” publication. The College publishes annually assessment rules pertaining to the completion
of work, extensions to SAC/SAT submission dates and promotion to the next level of study. Students
must make themselves familiar with all relevant course documentation.

What is the GAT?
The GAT or General Achievement Test is run by VCAA for all students studying a Unit 3 and 4
sequence. The GAT is used to monitor a student’s performance on SAC’s, SAT’s and on
examinations. Therefore, it is very much in your interest to do your best on the GAT.


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What if I am having trouble meeting a deadline?
If work is not submitted on time, you run the risk of receiving an “N” for an outcome, and thus for
the entire unit. Extensions will only be granted in genuine cases of significant hardship or when
supported by medical documentation and at the discretion of the Head of Campus. All
applications should be discussed with your Pastoral Leader before submitting them to the Head of
Campus.

What if I change my mind about doing a particular subject?
You may be able to change to a new subject within the first two weeks of a semester. Sometimes
this can be difficult. The class you may wish to change to may be full, or a subject change may
mean altering your whole timetable, which will affect your other subjects. If you wish to change a
subject, see your Pastoral Leader as soon as possible.

Where can I get more information about the VCE?
For general VCE information consult your Pastoral Leader or Head of Campus. For subject specific
information, consult your subject teacher. Useful websites on VCE and tertiary selection are
www.vcaa.vic.edu.au and www.vtac.edu.au

Having considered all those questions, what should I do next?
You should start mapping out your selections using the draft planner found on page 71. List the
units that you would like to complete, including units at Unit 1, 2, 3, and 4 levels. Once you have
mapped out a draft of your selections, show it to your Pastoral Care Teacher, Pastoral Leader or
Head of House, subject teachers, parents and any other significant person who may be able to
discuss this with you. Also check that you have met the requirements for the English group of
subjects as outlined earlier in this document.

NB: in most cases units 1, or 2 can be studied without any previous study in the subject, but
continuity is important so that a student can be successful in Units 3 and 4. In a few cases, units 3 &
4 may be studied wit out having completed units 1 & 2, but this is not always recommended. For
more information please refer to the individual subject areas for their recommendations on this.

What else is important to remember?
While the College offers many units of study, it always depends on sufficient numbers of students
choosing a unit to make it educationally or economically viable. Those students would be invited
to make a new selection.

What courses of study are available in 2009?
 Accounting (ACCT)                                                Philosophy Unit 1(PHI)
 Biology (BIOL)                                                   Physical Education (PE)
 Business Management (BMGT)                                       Physics (PHYS)
 Chemistry (CHEM)                                                 Psychology (PSYC)
 Design& Technology (DT)                                          Religion & Society (R&S 1)
 English (ENG)                                                    Studio Arts (SART)
 Economics (ECO)                                                  Systems Engineering(SYST)
 Foundation Maths (FM)                                            Religion & Society Units 3 & 4 (R&S 3/4)
 Food & Technology (FOOD)                                         Texts & Traditions 2 (T&T 2)
 General Maths A (GMA)                                            Texts & Traditions 3 & 4 (T&T 3/4)
 General Maths B (GMB)
 History (HIST)
 Information Technology (IT)
 Italian (ITAL)
 Japanese (JAP)
 Legal Studies (LS)
 Maths Methods (MM)
 Media
 Literature (LIT)
 Media (MS)
 Visual Communication & Design (VIS)
 Outdoor & Environmental Studies (OE)


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         VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING (VET)
What is VET?
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses provide an opportunity for students to gain a
nationally recognised vocational qualification as part of either the VCE or VCAL. Scored VET
subjects (courses that have a final exam) receive a study score for Units 3& 4 studies that
contributes to the ENTER. Block credit recognition is available for subjects which are not scored.
VET subjects have a Unit 1-4 sequence. Unlike some VCE subjects, it is not possible to start a VET
course at Unit 2 or 3, therefore, Year 12 students who begin a VET course begin at Unit 1.

Where are the courses held?
VET courses are delivered by a Registered Training Organisation, such as a TAFE, and may include a
Structured Workplace Learning Placement, where students demonstrate acquired skills and
knowledge in an industry setting. The VET course may be delivered at a TAFE or a host school.

Features of VET
VET:
 is a two year program combining general VCAL or VCE studies and accredited vocational
    education and training.
 enables students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification and senior
    studies at the same time.
 focuses on students developing industry specific and workplace skills.
 is a vocationally orientated program designed to meet the needs of industry.
 programs count towards VCE and VCAL programs.
 programs can contribute to the ENTER score.
 prepares students for the workforce.
 programs articulate directly into further education and training at TAFE.

What courses are accessed through the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster?
Depending on student demand the following VET programs are offered.

     Certificate II in Agriculture                              Certificate II in Hairdressing
     Certificate II in Automotive                               Certificate II in Hospitality
      Technology Studies                                         Certificate III in Information
     Certificate II in Business Administration                   Technology
     Certificate II in Broadcasting                             Certificate II in Make-up Artistry
     Certificate III in Concept                                 Certificate III in Multimedia
      Development or Clothing Products                           Certificate III in Music Industry
     Certificate II in Community Recreation                      (Performance)
     Certificate II in Community Services                       Certificate III in Music (Technical
     Certificate II in Dance                                     Production)
     Certificate II in Engineering Studies                      Certificate I in Vocational Preparation
     Certificate II in Furnishings

Courses accessed through NTEC (Northland Secondary College) include:
    Certificate II in Automotive                    Certificate II in Furnishings
    Certificate II in Electrotechnology             Certificate II in Horticulture
                                                        (Landscaping)


* There may be changes to the range of VET courses offered. Arrangements for 2009 are still in
progress. There may be additional courses which will be published in the IMVC Handbook.




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    VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
                      (VCAL)
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a senior school qualification designed to
provide additional pathways for Year 11 & 12 students interested in vocationally orientated career
options such as a traineeships, apprenticeships, diplomas and advanced diplomas, and
employment. It sits alongside the VCE but provides a wider range of education and training
pathways. It offers a different style of learning where students learn through practical activities,
work and community partnerships. On the completion of Year 12 Senior VCAL, students can take
one of two pathways. They can commence an apprenticeship or traineeship or they can continue
with their studies at TAFE. Successful completion of many TAFE courses allows students to
commence further studies either at university or TAFE.

Students are not required to complete exams and are not issued with an ENTER score.

In 2009 VCAL will be offered at three Certificate levels- Foundation, Intermediate and Senior,
depending upon the level that matches the student’s needs and abilities. Students will attend
school for 4 days per week, and work one day a week. The work component will be organised as
an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASbA), a traineeship or work experience. Students
commencing work experience will be expected to find paid employment during the year.

VCAL has four compulsory strands-
   Literacy and Numeracy Skills
   Work Related Skills
   Industry Specific Skills
   Personal Development Skills.

Literacy, Numeracy, Work Related and Personal Development strands are delivered through a
program run at the College. The Industry Specific Skills are delivered through enrolment in a VET
course or an Australian School Apprenticeship. Students must be enrolled in one or the other in
order to qualify for VCAL.

Course Information
Personal Development
This involves students exploring the concepts of teamwork, project organization, self-management,
leadership and responsibility. Students undertake and develop the knowledge and skills that lead
to personal and social responsibility, building community, civic responsibility and improving self
confidence. They will engage in a community partnership where they work with people outside of
the school community.

Literacy
Literacy is divided into two areas
    1. Reading and writing
    2. Oral
Curriculum encourages the development of knowledge/skills in the contexts of family, community,
employment and further learning

Numeracy
Curriculum develops the use of mathematical skills within society related to design, measuring,
time, travel, etc.

Religious Education
Students study the core beliefs of major world religions; undertake reflection activities and become
involved in ministry action.




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Work Related Skills:
Focuses on enterprise, teamwork, communication, resume writing, job applications, researching
industry areas, OH&S, etc. The unit may include structured work placements and Australian School
Based Apprenticeships.

Industry Specific Skills:
Develops the knowledge and skills related to one or more vocational areas in preparation for work
or further training.

Places in VCAL are limited. Selection will be based on student’s vocational goals and suitability for
the program. Application procedures and selection criteria will be available at the compulsory
Information Evening which will be held at the North Melbourne Campus on June 17, 2008.




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    AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIPS
                   (ASbA)
Australian School Based Apprenticeships allow students to work part time in traineeships or
apprenticeships whilst completing their VCE or VCAL. Students, parents, the employer and the
Registered Training Organisation are required to sign a Training Contract. Students are required to
commit an average of 15 hours a week to the ASbA and may be required to work or to complete
the TAFE component of their ASbA during weekends and/or term breaks.

How does an ASbA work?
You will
   1. Be enrolled in VCAL.
   2. Sign a training contract in conjunction with your employer, RTO and parents.
   3. Be paid while you train.
   4. Attend TAFE or other registered training organisation (RTO) one day a week, after school or
         on block release.
   5. Commit to 10-15 hours per week in work and training.

Who is eligible to be an Australian School Based Apprentice?
  1. Students over 15 years of age who are permanent residents.
  2. Students who attend school and are committed to completing their secondary studies.
  3. Students who are prepared to commit a minimum of 15 hours a week to work and training.
  4. Students need to be available during the school week and school holidays.
  5. Students who can manage their time between three settings, school, work and training.

What are the rewards for students?
  1. Great career prospects.
  2. A certificate that is recognised all over Australia.
  3. Getting paid for training.
  4. Gaining credits towards your VCAL and apprenticeship.
  5. Finishing secondary school with two certificates.
  6. Improved employment prospects.

What is the difference between an ASbA and a VET program?
An ASbA combines a full VET certificate program with paid employment. In this way students can
benefit from part time work whilst still completing a full course of study at school. VET programs
while offering structured workplace learning do not offer paid employment as part of their course.

How to locate a suitable employee?
A key feature of the ASbA program is finding suitable employment. There are two methods a
student can use to locate an employer for their ASbA program.
    1. Approach family, friends and employers in sourcing suitable employment.
    2. Use the services provided by the Job Networks (see the ASbA or Careers Coordinator at the
       College).




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  COMPLETING A UNIT 3 & 4 SEQUENCE IN YEAR 11
In which studies can I complete a 3 and 4 sequence in Year 11?
Students may complete a Unit 3 and 4 sequence of study in Year 11 in
     Biology
     Business Management
     History – Twentieth century
     Information Technology. There are two possibilities to choose from. These are IT Applications
       and Software Development
     Legal Studies
     Media
     Outdoor and Environmental Studies
     Philosophy
     Physical Education
     Psychology
     Religion and Society
     Studio Arts
     Texts and Traditions
     Visual Communication and Design

Are there any criteria that I need to be aware of when deciding to apply to study a Unit 3 and 4
sequence in Year 11?
Students who are considering applying to study a Unit 3 and 4 sequence in Year 11 need to be
able to demonstrate their suitability to be able to cope with the demands of this level of study.
When deciding whether a student will be permitted to complete a study at Unit 3 and 4, staff of the
College will consider the following.
     The student’s Year 10 report in related studies of which an average grade of B or higher is
       recommended
     The student’s level of organisation and commitment to the completion of homework and
       assessment tasks by stated deadlines
     Attendance record
     General attitude to school life and study
     Reasons for wishing to study a 3 and 4 sequence

NB: Students please note that entry into a 3 & 4 sequence in Year 11 is not automatic.




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                                        ESL STATUS
Do I qualify for ESL status?
To determine eligibility to be considered an ESL (English as a Second Language) student for VCE
assessment purposes for English Units 3 and 4, students must meet two criteria – one regarding
Residence and the other regarding The Language of School Instruction.

1. Residency
   Students must not have lived in Australia more than seven (7) years immediately prior to the first
   of January of the year in which Units 3 and 4 of English are undertaken.

2. Language of Second Instruction
   English must not have been the major language of instruction in the schools attended for more
   than seven (7) years prior to the first of January of the year in which Units 3 and 4 of English are
   undertaken.

What documentation is required?
 A photocopy of the dates of entry into Australia procured from the passport
 Evidence of having been taught in a language other than English, such as
  o school reports
  o letters from the previous Principal
  o an affidavit

The school determines ESL status on the basis of this documentation; however appeals can be
made in certain circumstances.




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                  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
                                      YEARS 11 and 12
The Religious Education program for 2009 offers a wide choice for students. Religious Education is
compulsory for all students and involves:

     A choice of one VCE unit or a Unit 3 / 4 sequence
     20 hours of Ministry Action
     Participation in the spiritual and liturgical life of the College.

VCE UNIT CHOICES

                        YEAR 11                                                  YEAR 12

 Philosophy Unit 1                                          Philosophy Unit 2
 Religion and Society Unit 1                                Philosophy Units 3 /4
 Religion and Society Units 3 / 4                           Religion and Society Unit 2 (Ethics)
 Texts and Traditions Unit 2                                Religion and Society Units 3 / 4
 Texts and Traditions Units 3 / 4                           Texts and Traditions Units 3 / 4


Ministry Action
As an Edmund Rice school, we are committed to reaching out to others and working with them for
justice. Staff and students work in areas of personal choice that include tutoring at the Edmund
Rice Center St Albans and Sunshine; Young Vinnies, Edmund Rice Justice Network, The Christian
Brothers’ Foundation (Africa), Indigenous Ministry, Amnesty International and many others often
suggested by students.

In term one, our focus is Caritas Project Compassion and as the year progresses, students have
opportunities to attend workshops, meetings, conferences etc designed to support us in our work
for justice.

Spirituality and Liturgy
All students are expected to attend and participate in the celebrations, prayers and liturgies that
feature in the life of the College. These activities include Pastoral Care, morning prayer, assemblies,
College Start of Year Assembly, class Masses, campus Masses, Feast Days, Walkathon, Presentation
Night, Graduations and the many events and people we remember and celebrate together.


Mr. Michael Leonard
Director of Religious Education and Spirituality




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                                       PATHWAYS
 Business Studies                                                      19

 Behavioural Science                                                   20

 Community Welfare                                                     21

 Electronic / Electrical                                               22

 Graphic Design                                                        23

 Humanities                                                            24

 Information Technology                                                25

 Mathematics & Science Engineering                                     26

 Medical & Health Science                                              27

 Media and Performing Arts                                             28

 Planning and Architecture                                             29

 Sport and Recreation                                                  30

 Technology and Design                                                 31




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                                        STUDY OPTIONS
In selecting your two-year VCE program, it is important for you to keep in mind what you may wish
to pursue after you complete your VCE. This is not always easy or straightforward for many students
who are in Year 10 or 11, but it is something that should be addressed.

Several ‘Study Options’ are listed on the following pages which are designed to assist you to plan a
program of study for your two years of VCE which may best suit your future plans, whether they be
for employment or tertiary study. These proposed subject ‘packages’ should only be seen as a
guide to your course planning. In no sense are they meant to replace the various consultations
that must take place before you can make a wise choice of VCE subjects. That process of
consultation should include discussions with such people as your subject teachers, careers teachers
and parents. In addition, you need to make a detailed examination of the Victorian Tertiary
Entrance Requirements (VICTERs) for 2009-2010 this will indicate to you which subjects are
compulsory pre-requisites for particular courses of study and which are highly recommended or
carry bonus marks.

You will notice that each ‘Study Option’ embraces a range of suggested subjects that could be
undertaken in that area. For example, the Business Studies Option includes Accounting and
Business Management. However, if you feel that you have a particular skill or interest in the area of
Visual Communication and Design, you could substitute this subject for Business Management
without any problem – i.e. there may well be some flexibility within the Study Option.

In every case, it is your responsibility to check your VICTER if you plan to undertake tertiary study.


                 Victorian Tertiary Entrance Requirements (VICTERs) are available from

                                                     VTAC
                                                 40 Park Street
                                             South Melbourne 3205
                                              Phone: 1300 364 133
                                               www.vtac.edu.au




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                           BUSINESS STUDIES OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


 ACCOUNTING                                                     HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION                                        MARKETING AND SALES
 BANKING AND FINANCE                                            LEGAL STUDIES


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

             Accounting 1-4                                     Accounting
             Economics 1-4                                      Studio Arts
             Legal Studies 1-4                                  History
             Business Management 1-4                            Psychology
             Information Technology 1-4                         L.O.T.E.
             Mathematics                                        Visual Communication & Design




FUTURE OPTIONS

                                         PATHWAYS TO TAFE
      DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                                                            UNIVERSITY
                                     CERTIFICATES (I-IV) DIPLOMA
          TRAINEESHIPS                                                          BACHELOR BUSINESS
                                      AND ADVANCED DIPLOMA

   Local Government                Banking and Finance                     Banking and Finance
   Retailing                       Marketing                               Applied Economics
   Insurance                       Marketing/Japanese                      Business Administration
   Textiles                        Business Advertising                    Travel and Tourism
   Clothing                        Credit Management                       Economics
   Footwear                        Travel and Tourism                      Marketing
   Banking                         International Trade                     Retail Management
   Clerical                        Hospitality                             Catering & Hotel Management
   Real Estate                     Merchandising & Marketing               Law/Commerce
   Public Service                  Accounting                              International Trade
                                                                           Teaching




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                    BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


       HEALTH PROMOTION                                               SOCIAL WORKER
       COMMUNITY SERVICES                                             PSYCHOLOGY
       OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY                                           CHILD CARE
       COUNSELLING/WELFARE                                            NURSING
       CRIMINOLOGY


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4
At least 2 Units of studies from the Arts/Humanities Grouping
At least 2 Units of studies from the Mathematics/Science/Technology Grouping



                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

             Psychology 1-4                                     Physical Education
             Biology 1-4                                        LOTE
             Mathematics 1-4                                    Information Technology
             History                                            Outdoor &Environmental Studies
             Legal Studies
             Chemistry



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                      PATHWAYS TO TAFE
                                      CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                         UNIVERSITY
   DIRECT EMPLOYMENT
                                  DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                         BACHELOR ARTS
                                         DIPLOMA

 Limited opportunity for       Managing Social &                        Psychology
 direct entry after VCE        Community Services.                      Social & Behavioural Sciences
                               Residential & Community                  Human Services
                               Services                                 B.BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE
                               Child Care                               BACHELOR BUSINESS
                               Community Development                    Human Resource Management
                               Community Justice Studies                BACHELOR SCIENCE
                               Welfare                                  Biological Science
                                                                        Marine Science
                                                                        B.APPLIED SCIENCE
                                                                        Psychology
                                                                        Psychophysiology
                                                                        Human Biology
                                                                        Human Movement
                                                                        Occupational Therapy




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      COMMUNITY AND WELFARE STUDIES OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


   SOCIAL WORK                                                    LEGAL STUDIES
   POLICE FORCE                                                   PRIMARY TEACHING
   INTERPRETING                                                   WELFARE STUDIES
   YOUTH WORK                                                     RELIGIOUS STUDIES
   PSYCHOLOGY


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4
At least 2 Units of studies from the Arts/Humanities Grouping
At least 2 Units of studies from the Mathematics/Science/Technology Grouping

                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

             Psychology 1-4                                     Information Technology
             Physical Education                                 Mathematics
             Legal Studies 1-4                                  Chemistry
             Japanese                                           Biology
             History                                            Outdoor & Environmental Studies
             Italian
             Religion in Society



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                            PATHWAYS TO TAFE
       DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                    CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                      UNIVERSITY
          TRAINEESHIPS                 DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                     BACHELOR BUSINESS
                                              DIPLOMA

    Local Government                Auslan                                 Psychology
    Hospitality                     Medical Laboratory                     Disability Studies
    Public Administration           Residential & Community Serv.          Interpreting/Translation
    Child care                      Intellectual Disability                Language/Culture Studies
                                    Youth/Child                            Urban Studies
                                    Child Care                             Social Work
                                    Community Development                  Community Development
                                    Community Justice Studies              General Family Studies
                                                                           Humanities
                                                                           Social Science
                                                                           Welfare Studies
                                                                           Early Childhood
                                                                           Pastoral Studies
                                                                           Religion & Theological Studies




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                    ELECTRONIC/ELECTRICAL OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


 ELECTRICIAN                                                    ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
 ENGINEER                                                       ELECTRICAL MECHANIC


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Systems & Engineering (Electronics) 1-4              Visual Communication and Design
           Physics 1-4                                          Chemistry
           Mathematics 1-4                                      Business Management
           Information Technology



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                            PATHWAYS TO TAFE
       DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                    CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                    UNIVERSITY
          TRAINEESHIPS                 DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                 BACHELOR ENGINEERING
                                              DIPLOMA

    Electrical                      Engineering                           Electrical
    Electronics                     Electrical                            Computer Systems
    Vehicle                         Electronics                           Communication Electronics
    Aircraft                        Aerospace Systems                     Computer Technology
    Engineering                     Audio/Visual Technology               Aerospace
                                                                          B.APPLIED SCIENCE
                                                                          Computer Science
                                                                          Maths & Computer Science
                                                                          Digital Technology
                                                                          Computing & Instrumentation
                                                                          Microprocessor Application
                                                                          Computing & Accounting




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                GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ART OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


        GRAPHIC DESIGN                                               ART/PHOTOGRAPHY
        INTERIOR DESIGN                                              SIGNWRITING
        FINISHED ART                                                 VISUAL MERCHANDISING
        PRINTING                                                     FASHION DESIGN


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                                OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Studio Arts 1-4                                      Systems Engineering
           Visual Communication and Design 1-4                  Design & Technology
           Media                                                Business Management
           Information Technology
           Mathematics




FUTURE OPTIONS

                                            PATHWAYS TO TAFE
        DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                   CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                      UNIVERSITY
           TRAINEESHIPS                DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                       BACHELOR ARTS
                                              DIPLOMA

    Sign writer                     Applied Design                         Applied Art
    Screen printer                  Applied Photography                    Graphic Design
    Painter/Decorator               Australian Art Fashion                 Visual Arts
    Silver smithing/Jewellery       Ceramics                               Art & Design
    Floristry                       Computer Aided Art & Design            Fashion
    Graphic Reproduction            Graphic Art                            Textile Design
    Printing                        Illustration                           Interior Design
                                    Screen-printing Design                 Industrial Design
                                    Studio Textiles                        Fine Art
                                    Visual Arts                            Architecture
                                    Visual Merchandising
                                    Wood Design
                                    Interior Decoration & Design




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                                 HUMANITIES OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


   JOURNALISM                                                     VIDEO PRODUCTION
   LOCAL GOVERNMENT                                               LAW
   MEDIA STUDIES                                                  POLITICS
   LIBRARIAN                                                      PHOTOGRAPHY
   LANGUAGE STUDIES


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Italian                                              Physical Education
           Japanese                                             Psychology
           History                                              Studio Arts
           Legal Studies                                        Visual Communication and Design
           Studio Art                                           Religion in Society
           English Literature                                   Information Technology
           Literature                                           Mathematics




FUTURE OPTIONS

                                             PATHWAYS TO TAFE
        DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                    CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                    UNIVERSITY
           TRAINEESHIPS                  DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                    BACHELOR ARTS
                                                DIPLOMA

    Australian Public Service          Auslan                             Asian Studies
    Commonwealth Statutory             Applied Language –                 Australian Studies
    Auth                               Japanese
    Legal Office                       Professional Writing & Editing     European Studies
    Local Government                   Media                              Education
    Travel Office                      Corporate Video Production         Language & Culture Studies
    Library Services                                                      Multicultural Studies
    ON JOB TRAINING                                                       Multidisciplinary
    Lighting Operator                                                     Psychology
    CADETSHIP                                                             Behavioural Science
    Newspaper/Publisher                                                   Social Science
                                                                          Family Studies
                                                                          Journalism
                                                                          Media Studies
                                                                          Teaching




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              INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING                                           DATA PROCESSING
 COMPUTER OPERATOR                                              MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS
 ACCOUNTING


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           IT Applications                                      Economics
           Information Technology 1-2                           Visual Communication & Design
           Mathematics 1-4                                      Legal Studies
           Physics 1-4                                          Psychology
           Accounting 1-4
           Systems & Engineering
           Software Development



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                             PATHWAYS TO TAFE
        DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                    CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                   UNIVERSITY
           TRAINEESHIPS                  DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                  BACHELOR BUSINESS
                                                DIPLOMA

    Technology Traineeship             Scientific Computing               Information Systems
    Office Clerical                    Information Technology             Computing
    Travel Officer                     Automated Systems                  Accounting/Information Sys.
                                       Technology-Computing               BACH.SOCIAL SCIENCE
                                                                          Information Management
                                                                          BACHELOR COMPUTING
                                                                          Digital Technology
                                                                          BACH. INFORMATION SYS
                                                                          BACHELOR ARTS
                                                                          Inf. Management/Librarian
                                                                          Teaching




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      MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE / ENGINEERING
                    OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


   ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE                                          PHYSICS
   MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS                                         BIOLOGY
   CHEMISTRY                                                      VETERINARY SCIENCE
   TECHNICIAN/TECH OFFICER                                        FISHERIES & WILDLIFE
   SURVEYING


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4



                           CHOOSE FROM                                OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Mathematics 1-4                                      Information Technology 1-2
           Physics 1-4                                          IT Applications
           Chemistry 1-4                                        Visual Communication & Design
           Biology 1-4                                          Software Development
           Systems & Engineering 1-4                            IT Applications




FUTURE OPTIONS

                                             PATHWAYS TO TAFE
        DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                    CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                     UNIVERSITY
           TRAINEESHIPS                  DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                 BACHELOR ENGINEERING
                                                DIPLOMA

    Lab Assistant                      Animal Technology                   Mechanical
    Tech Assistant Plastics            Wood & Fibre Marketing              Civil
    Municipal Maintenance              Environ. Waste Management           Building
    Water Operations                   Resource Management                 Manufacturing
    Gas & Fuel Pipe Laying             Laboratory Technology               Aerospace
                                       Materials Engineering               Environmental
    APPRENTICESHIPS                    Aeronautics                         Municipal
    Fitting & Turning                  Aviation                            Industrial
    Welding                            Engineering/Aerospace Syst.         Electrical
    Motor Mechanic                     Audio Visual Technology             Maritime
    Aircraft Maintenance               Civil Engineering                   Optical
    Electrical/Electronic              Computer Systems                    B. SCIENCE
    Mechanical Engineer                Electrical/Electronic               B. APPLIED SCIENCE
                                       Mechanical/Manufacturing




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           MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCE OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


    NURSING                                                       MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION
    AMBULANCE SERVICES                                            DENTISTRY
    MEDICAL SERVICES                                              PHYSIOTHERAPY
    PHARMACY                                                      HEALTH PROMOTION


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                                OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           General Mathematics 1-2                              Physical Education 1-4
           Mathematical Methods 1-4                             Outdoor Education 1-4
           Further Mathematics 3-4                              IT Applications
           Specialist Mathematics 3-4                           Systems and Engineering
           Biology 1-4                                          Japanese
           Chemistry 1-4                                        Italian
           Physics 1-4                                          IT Applications
           Psychology 1-4                                       Software Development




FUTURE OPTIONS

                                   PATHWAYS TO TAFE CERTIFICATES
     DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                        (I-IV)                                UNIVERSITY
        TRAINEESHIPS                  DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                        BACHELOR ARTS
                                             DIPLOMA

    Ward Assistant               Applied Science: Medical Lab              Bachelor – Nursing
    Nursing Assistant            Applied Science: Biological Sci           B.App.Sci – Human Movement
                                 Applied Science: Chemical Sci             B.Health Sci – Occup.Therapy
                                 Applied Science: Forensic Sci             B.Physiotherapy
                                 Recreation: Sports Coaching               B.Disability Studies
                                 Myotherapy                                B.Food Science & Nutrition
                                                                           B.Health Studies
                                                                           B.Sports Coaching & Admin.
                                                                           B.Podiatry
                                                                           B.Pharmacy
                                                                           B.Medical Radiation




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           MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


   FILM                                                           NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES
   TELEVISION                                                     TEACHING DANCE
   RADIO                                                          ARTS ADMINISTRATION
   THEATRE                                                        PUBLIC RELATIONS
   DESIGN                                                         JOURNALISM & WRITING
   GRAPHICS MEDIA                                                 MUSIC INDUSTRY
   ADVERTISING                                                    TEACHING


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4



                           CHOOSE FROM                                OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Studio Arts 1-4                                      Physical Education
           IT Applications                                      Outdoor Education
           Visual Communication and Design 1-4                  Business Management
           Media
           IT Applications
           Software Development



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                     PATHWAYS TO TAFE CERTIFICATES
    DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                                                                   UNIVERSITY
                                                     (I-IV)
        TRAINEESHIPS                                                                  BACHELOR ARTS
                                   DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED DIPLOMA

    Limited options exist     Small Companies and Community Theatre.             Media
    for direct                Corporate Video Production                         Performance Studies
    employment without        Dance Instruction & Mgmt                           Media Arts
    work experience.          Theatre Technology                                 Performing Arts
                              Sound Production                                   Dance
                              Media                                              Film & Television
                              Photography




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           PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


 ARCHITECTURE                                                   URBAN STUDIES/PLANNING
 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION                                        DRAFTING
 SURVEYING


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                              OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Visual Communication and Design 1-4                  Studio Arts
           Mathematics 1-4                                      History
           Physics 1-4                                          Business Management
           Design & Technology 1-4                              Accounting
           Economics                                            Chemistry
           Information Technology                               Psychology
           IT Applications                                      Economics
           Software Development



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                        PATHWAYS TO TAFE
    DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                   CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                      UNIVERSITY
      APPRENTICESHIPS               DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                       BACHELOR ARTS
                                           DIPLOMA

  Boat Building                  Architectural Drafting               Visual Com Planning & Design
  Brick Laying                   Building Construction                Urban Studies
  Cabinet Making                 Building Inspection                  Industrial Design
  Carpentry & Joinery            Technology – Furniture               Architecture
  Furniture making                                                    Cartography
                                                                      Building Engineering
                                                                      Surveying
                                                                      Interior Design
                                                                      Town Planning




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                    SPORT AND RECREATION OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


 LEISURE AND RECREATION                                         FITNESS
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HUMAN                                   SPORTS ADMINISTRATION
  MOVEMENT                                                       SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                               OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Physical Education 1-4                               IT Applications
           Outdoor Education 1-4                                Business Management
           Biology 1-4                                          Mathematics
           Chemistry 1-4                                        History
                                                                Accounting
                                                                Software Development




FUTURE OPTIONS

                                        PATHWAYS TO TAFE
    DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                   CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                      UNIVERSITY
       TRAINEESHIPS                 DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                  BACHELOR APPLIED SCIENCE
                                           DIPLOMA

  Sports Administration          Fitness Instruction                  Recreation
  Hospitality                    Myotherapy                           Urban Studies
  Local Government               Recreation Management                Physical Education
  Travel                         Fitness Leadership                   Outdoor Education
  AFL Traineeships               Personal training                    Youth Affairs
  Horticulture                                                        BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
  Retail                                                              General
  Information technology                                              Human Movement
                                                                      Parks & Recreation
                                                                      BACHELOR OF BUSINESS
                                                                      Sports Management
                                                                      Sports Coaching
                                                                      Travel & Tourism
                                                                      Catering & Hotel Management




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               TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN OPTIONS
These options are designed for students who wish to pursue studies that will lead to employment or
further study in the following fields:


    CARPENTRY & JOINERY                                         BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
    PATTERN MAKING                                              TECHNOLOGY DESIGN FURNITURE
    PLUMBING                                                     TECHNOLOGY
    METAL FOUNDING                                              DRAFTING


CORE STUDIES

English Units 1-4

                           CHOOSE FROM                              OTHER SUGGESTED UNITS

           Design & Technology 1-4                              Business Management
           Mathematics 1-4                                      Legal Studies
           Visual Communication and Design 1-4                  Studio Arts
           Systems and Engineering                              Physics
           IT Applications
           Software Development



FUTURE OPTIONS

                                            PATHWAYS TO TAFE
       DIRECT EMPLOYMENT                    CERTIFICATES (I-IV)                   UNIVERSITY
         APRENTICESHIPS                 DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED                    BACHELOR ARTS
                                               DIPLOMA

    Carpentry & Joinery              Building Construction               Industrial Design
    Boat Building                    Architectural Drafting              Technology
    Painting & Decorating            Further Technology                  Design
    Wood Machining                   Interior Design                     Manufacturing Technology
    Engineering Fabrication          Computer Aided Art & Design         Building Construction
    Pattern Making                   Design
    Metal Founding                   Graphic Art
    Plumbing                         Illustration
    Panel Beating                    Screen Printing Design
    Motor Mechanic                   Wood Design




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                           SUBJECT OUTLINES
 Accounting                                                                                                        34
 Biology                                                                                                           35
 Business Management                                                                                               36
 Chemistry                                                                                                         37
 Design and Technology                                                                                             38
 Economics                                                                                                         39
 English                                                                                                           40
 Food and Technology                                                                                               41
 History – Twentieth Century                                                                                       42
 Information Technology Unit 1 & 2                                                                                 43
 Information Technology (IT Applications Unit 3 & 4)                                                               44
 Information Technology (Software Development Unit 3 & 4)                                                          45
 Information Technology (VET Certificate II)                                                                       46
 Literature                                                                                                        47
 LOTE (Italian)                                                                                                    48
 LOTE (Japanese)                                                                                                   49
 Legal Studies                                                                                                     50
 Mathematics (Foundation)                                                                                          51
 Mathematics (General A and Further Maths)                                                                         52
 Mathematics (General B and Specialist Maths)                                                                      53
 Mathematical Methods                                                                                              54
 Media                                                                                                             55
 Outdoor and Environmental Studies                                                                                 56
 Philosophy: Unit 1 (Existence, Knowledge & Reasoning)                                                             57
 Philosophy: Unit 2 (Ethics & Philosophy Investigation)                                                            58
 Philosophy: Unit 3 & 4 (The Good Life / Mind, Science & Knowledge)                                                59
 Physical Education                                                                                                60
 Physics                                                                                                           61
 Psychology                                                                                                        62
 Religion and Society: Unit 1 (Religion in Society)                                                                63
 Religion and Society: Unit 2 (Ethics & Morality)                                                                  64
 Religion and Society: Unit 3 & 4 (The Search for Meaning, Challenge & Response)                                   65
 Studio Arts                                                                                                       66
 Systems Engineering                                                                                               67
 Texts and Traditions: Unit 2 (Texts in Society)                                                                   68
 Texts and Traditions: Unit 3 & 4 (The Gospel of Luke, Texts and the Early Tradition, Texts and their teachings)   69
 Visual Communication & Design                                                                                     70




St Joseph’s College Melbourne - Senior Programs Handbook 2009                                              Page 33 of 75
                                         ACCOUNTING
Unit 1 of V.C.E. Accounting focuses on accounting and financial management of service
businesses. This unit produces the fundamental process of gathering, recording, reporting,
analysing, interpreting and evaluating financial information in relation to small businesses. The area
of financial planning is also covered, including investing (the share market and superannuation are
covered), accounting for the GST, income tax and price setting strategies. Unit 2 moves on to a
detailed examination of the financial operations of trading firms. Included in this is the recording
and reporting of both cash and credit transactions in manual and computerised systems. Areas
covered include managing cash, managing stock and evaluating business performance. The use
of computers is a compulsory part of Accounting and therefore students will be exposed to
computer applications such as Microsoft Excel®, PowerPoint and Quick Books Pro®. Internet
applications are also used during the course.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

 “Establishing and operating a Service Business”            “Accounting for a Trading Business”

 Recording, Reporting And Understanding                     Recording, Reporting And Understanding
 Accounting Information.                                    Accounting Information
  forms of business ownership                               managing cash
  measuring wealth                                          managing stock
  designing accounting systems                              cash v profit
  recording and reporting                                   accounting for the GST
  accounting for the GST                                    balance day adjustments and reporting

 Decision Making                                            Decision Making
  price setting strategies                                  report evaluation
  budgeting                                                 key performance indicators
  investment decisions
  personal taxation


In Units 3 & 4 the following areas are covered:
Units 3 and 4 of Accounting expand on the knowledge gained by students in Units 1 and 2. A full
examination of double entry accounting is covered. This subject is an excellent preparation for
students going on to University or TAFE courses in Accounting. Students cover the recording of
financial information, as well as the preparation of Profit and Loss statements, Balance sheets and
Cash flow statements.

                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

    Double entry recording                                    Accounting for returns
    The GST                                                   Buying and selling non-current assets
    Perpetual inventory                                       Managing debtors and stock
    Balance day adjustments                                   Budgeting
    Depreciation                                              Analysis of reports
    Accounting reports




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                                               BIOLOGY
Biology is the study of living organisms and the processes needed for life. Since it is such a huge
field including animals, plants, microbes, medicine, agriculture, genetics and ecology etc., only
some areas can be covered in four units of VCE.

The course has a strong knowledge content but emphasis is placed on practical work and the skills
of working logically within a scientific framework. These skills include being able to comprehend
and analyse ideas, think logically and critically and come to reasonable conclusions. These skills
are practised on excursions and in the laboratory.

Assessment of the Outcomes is by excursion reports, laboratory investigations, tests and a semester
examination.

In Unit 1, students are given an overview of life and types of organisms. They are introduced to
scientific methods of research and investigation. They will investigate cell structure and the
requirements for life to be sustained. An examination of how living things are organised and
classified is also undertaken.

In Unit 2 the environmental factors impacting on living things is explored, as are adaptations that
living organisms possess that allows them to survive. Relationships between organisms within an
ecosystem are examined, as are the impacts of human intervention and climate change on
survival prospects.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

    Cells in action – Cell functioning                            Adaptations of Organisms
    Requirements of Living Things                                 Environmental factors
    Classification of organisms                                   Adaptations
    Functioning Organisms                                         Dynamic Ecosystems
                                                                   Population Dynamics


For students wishing to undertake Units 3 & 4 the following areas are covered:

                           UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

 Signatures of life                                             Continuity and change
 This unit focuses on the study of molecules and                This unit focuses on molecular genetics
 biochemical processes that are indicators of life              including the role genes play in establishing
 and focuses on the structure of DNA, genes and                 biodiversity. Also included is a study of
 the code for production of proteins.                           evolution      including   the      historical
                                                                development of ideas and the use of
                                                                evidence.


Unit 2 is highly recommended as very important background knowledge.




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                              BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Business Management students in the first year of V.C.E. investigate the management of small
business and the concept of management generally. They focus mainly on the small business
sector but also on communication and marketing.

In the second year of VCE, Business Management students turn to the world of big business, where
they study corporate management, human resource management and change in Large Scale
Organisations (LSOs). The focus is mainly on how LSOs can achieve objectives through the
management of its primary resource, human resources.

As part of this course, students run their own small business and have direct contact with business
managers and large corporations.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                   UNIT 2

 Business Concepts                                          Management, Change, And Innovation.

 Small Business: Decision Making, Planning And              Management And Communication
 Operation.                                                 Managing The Marketing Process

 This involves looking at such things as:                   This involves looking at such things as:
  the characteristics of business                           reasons for change
  measures of business performance                          methods of communication
  business support services                                 barriers to communication
  strategies for decision making, planning                  types of information
      and evaluating small business                          market research methods
                                                             marketing strategies


                         UNIT 3                                                   UNIT 4

 Corporate Management                                       Managing People and Change

 Area of Study 1:                                           Area of Study 1:
 Large Scale Organisations in Context:                      The human resource management function
  Characteristics of an LSO                                 Human Resource Management
  Economic Contributions                                    Motivational Theories
  Types of LSOs                                             The Employment Cycle
  Environments of LSOs                                      Employee Relations
 Area of Study 2:                                           Area of Study 2:
 Internal Environments of LSO                               The management of change
  Management Structures                                     Change – Sources, Forces and Theories
  Key Management Roles                                      Significant Change Issues
  Management Styles and Skills
  Ethical and socially responsible
     management of the internal environment
 Area of Study 3:
 The Operations Management Function:
  Key Elements of Operations management
  Operations Management Strategies
  Ethical and socially responsible operations
     management

Business Management Units 3 & 4 has a single exam which takes place at the end of Term 4


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                                             CHEMISTRY
Chemistry is a key science in explaining the workings of our universe, through an understanding of
the properties and interaction of substances that make up matter. Most processes, from the
formation of molecules in outer space to the complex biological interactions occurring in cells, can
be described by chemical theories. Chemistry is used to explain natural phenomena at the
molecular level, as well as create new materials such as medicines and polymers. The
development of modern society has been intimately linked with the successful integration of
chemical knowledge into new technologies and this trend continues with emerging fields such as
biotechnology and nanotechnology.

In Unit 1, students investigate the basic building block of matter – the atom. Electronic
configurations of different elements are related to the position of those elements in the Periodic
Table, which is seen as a unifying framework for studying the chemistry of the elements. Students
investigate the structures, properties and uses of a wide range of materials.

Unit 2 involves a study of Environmental Chemistry, centering on water as a crucial compound for
life. Students study the interaction between living things and gases of the atmosphere. Students
investigate how chemistry is used to respond to the effects of human activities on our environment.
The principles and applications of green chemistry to processes and practices are included.


AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                 UNIT 2

 The Big Ideas of Chemistry                                 Environmental Chemistry

 The Periodic Table and Materials                           Water and The Atmosphere

    historical development, trends                            bonding and the properties of water
    atomic theory                                             chemical reactions and equations
    chemical bonding                                          chemical calculations
    reactions and equations                                   kinetic molecular theory
    chemical calculations                                     carbon and nitrogen cycles
    properties of materials                                   roles of major gases
    introduction to organic chemistry                         impact of human activities on           the
    polymers                                                   environment
    surface chemistry and nanotechnology




                         UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4

 In Unit 3, students investigate analytical                 Unit 4 focuses on chemistry at work. Large
 principles using everyday items and issues as              industrial-scale production of chemicals is
 the focus. They are introduced to instrumental             studied with particular emphasis on one chosen
 analytical techniques. They study chemical                 chemical. Students investigate the production
 pathways, applying learnt skills and knowledge             and use of energy in non-living systems.
 to the understanding of developments in
 biochemical fuels and of medicines.

Students need to study Units 1 & 2 in order to be able to confidently take up Units 3 & 4.




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                          DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
                                   (WOOD – METAL – PLASTICS)
Design and Technology is the starting point within the VCE for a wide range of career choices,
especially so for those wishing to pursue a trade either through an apprenticeship or a TAFE
Traineeship.

The type of trade is not critical to studying this subject as all trades are based on finding a practical
solution to a problem. They also require you to be able to use tools, know why you are using them
and, most require you to be able to communicate your thoughts via a drawing.

In Design and Technology you will be taught the theory and principles of design, how to do free
hand drawings of what you are going to make, how to make it and finally how to evaluate it to see
if it works.

You may end up making such diverse products as an acoustic guitar to a bedside lamp.

NOTE: Students who do this subject are also expected to choose Visual Communication and
Design as well as this subject will greatly assist you in building up your skills.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                UNIT 2

    Materials, processes and design                         Parameters of design
    Properties and use of materials                         Design considerations and constraints
    Methods of communicating ideas                          Materials in design, development        and
    Production processes                                     production.
                                                             Design and realisation




                                                     UNIT 3 & 4
 In Units 3 and 4 the following areas are covered:

  Production development: designer, client and end user
  Product development in industry
  Designing for others

  Product analysis and comparison
  Product manufacture
  Product evaluation and promotion




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                                           ECONOMICS
In VCE Economics students learn about the economic decisions made by individuals, governments,
producers, unions and our trading partners. Students examine topics such as unemployment,
inflation, distribution of income and wealth, industrial relations, globalisation and foreign trade.

Units 1 & 2 provide students with an understanding of what is happening in the Australian economy
starting with a visit to the Queen Victoria Market to analyse how buyers and sellers interact to
determine prices of goods. For other topics, newspaper articles and recent statistics are analysed
and current events are discussed to determine their likely impact on the economy. Most students
enjoy studying these units because Economics helps them to understand how they and their
families will be affected by changing economic conditions e.g.: GST, increasing interest rates, rising
value of the Australian dollar and the impact of drought and increasing petrol prices.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                   UNIT 2

 A Market System                                            Australia’s External Relationships

 Economic       decision-making,    resources,              Trade agreements and alliances, importing,
 consumers, producers, government, unions                   exporting, tariffs, foreign currency exchange,
 pressure groups, financial institutions and                exchange rates and foreign debt between
 property, shares and produce markets within                Australia and it trading partners.
 Australia.

 Economic Issues                                            Economic Globalisation
  economic growth                                           effects on stakeholders
  employment and unemployment                               case-studies eg. Mcdonalds, Nike etc.
  inflation and prices                                      mass production
  distribution of income & wealth                           role of technology
  workplace relations                                       multinational organisations


In Units 3 & 4 the following areas are covered:

                         UNIT 3                                                   UNIT 4

 Australia’s Economic Objectives                            Australia’s Economic Policies

  Microeconomics                                            Budgetary/Fiscal Policy
  Macroeconomics                                            Monetary Policy
  Economic Growth                                           Microeconomic Reform
  Inflation                                                 Methods and impact of each policy on the
  Full Employment                                            economy
  External Stability                                        Interrelationship of policies to produce an
  Efficient Resource Allocation                              appropriate policy mix.
  Equity and the Distribution of Income and                 Use of each policy to achieve each
   Wealth                                                     objective covered in unit 3.
  Relationship between economic objectives


Economics Units 3 & 4 has a single exam which takes place at the end of Term 4




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                                                ENGLISH
The focus of this study in Units 1 and 2 is the enjoyment of reading a range of texts, including one
Australian text; understanding the ways texts are constructed and interpreted including analysis of
persuasive language and developing competence and confidence in creating written, oral and
multimodal texts.

There are three outcomes to be achieved in each of Units 1 and 2. Demonstration of achievement
of outcomes is based on the student’s performance in a selection of assessment tasks. In Outcome
1 Unit 1 the student will be able to identify and discuss key aspects of a set text, and to construct a
response in oral or written form. In Unit 2 students extend this to include ways of thinking about
characters, ideas and themes. In Outcome 2, the student will be able to create and present
persuasive, imaginative and/or multimodal texts taking into account audience, purpose and
context and showing evidence of planning, editing and revision. In Outcome 3 Unit 1the student
will be able to identify and discuss either in writing and/or orally, how language can be used to
persuade readers and/or viewers. In Unit 2 students extend this to include presenting a reasoned
point of view in oral or written from. Assessment will be part of the regular learning program and
must be completed mainly in class within a limited time frame. This includes two responses to text,
two writing folios, one oral presentation, three topic tests in each of Units 1 and 2 and a mid year
and end of year examination.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 1                                                    UNIT 2

  Reading and responding.                                       Reading and responding
  Creating and presenting.                                      Creating and presenting.
  Using language to persuade                                    Using language to persuade.

                           UNIT 3                                                    UNIT 4

 The focus of this unit is on reading and                       The focus of this unit is on reading and
 responding both orally and in writing to a range               responding in writing to a range of texts in
 of texts. Students analyse how the authors of                  order to analyse their construction and
 texts create meaning and the different ways in                 provide an interpretation. Students create
 which texts can be interpreted. They develop                   written or multimodal texts suggested by their
 competence in creating written texts by                        reading within the chosen Context and
 exploring ideas suggested by their reading within              explain creative choices they have made as
 the chosen Context, and the ability to explain                 authors in relation to form, purpose,
 choices they have made as authors.                             language, audience and context.

 There are three outcomes to be achieved in Unit                There are two outcomes to be achieved in
 3. Assessment will be part of the regular learning             Unit 4. Assessment will be part of the regular
 program and must be completed mainly in class                  learning program and must be completed
 within a limited time frame. This includes an                  mainly in class within a limited time frame. This
 analysis of 3 media texts published in Australia,              includes an interpretation of a selected text
 an oral presentation of a point of view on an                  and a response to a chosen Context.
 issue, an analytical or expository response to a
 selected text and a response to a chosen
 Context.

ESL English is also established pathway accessible through Student Services.

                           UNIT 3                                                    UNIT 4
  Reading and responding                                        Reading and responding
  Creating and presenting                                       Creating and presenting
  Using language to persuade


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                            FOOD AND TECHNOLOGY
Food and Technology is designed to give students a greater understanding of food as a
commodity, and knowledge of food preparation and production from a small-scale perspective to
mass production in industry.

The food production industry is diverse and constantly changing. New and modified products are
developed to meet the changing social, economic and environmental needs of society. There has
been rapid development of technology related to the manufacture of food. This has influenced
the way food is produced, processed, packaged and marketed.

The amount and type of food eaten by the Australian population is becoming a health issue. The
Food and Technology Study Design informs students about selecting and serving foods which are
beneficial for health.

Throughout the four units students will develop skills in the planning, preparation and evaluation of
food products and examine the theory behind food production and product development and
management.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 1                                                UNIT 2

    Food and its preparation                                    Planning and development
    Properties of food                                          Planning in food preparation
    Factors in food preparation                                 Food and technological developments
    Food hygiene and safety



                                                     UNIT 3 & 4
 In Units 3 and 4 the following areas are covered:

    Food preparation and processing.
    Maintaining food safety in Australia.
    Product development.
    The design process.
    New and emerging food trends.




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                                                HISTORY
                                        (TWENTIETH CENTURY)
History is the practice of understanding and making meaning of the past. It is also the study of the
problems of establishing and representing that meaning. It is a synthesising discipline that draws
upon most elements of knowledge and human experience. Students learn about their historical
past, their shared history and the people, ideas and events that have created present societies
and cultures.

The first half of the twentieth century (1900-1945) was a period marked by significant change. In
the nineteenth century there still remained a sense of a certain natural order of society. This order
was challenged and overturned in the first half of the twentieth century. Old certainties were
replaced by new uncertainties. Societies and individuals were in a state of flux and all that seemed
guaranteed was more change.

Since 1945, there has been the interplay between domestic and regional events and international
developments. This period has also been dominated by post-war reconstruction and significant
growth in material living standards.

AREAS OF STUDY

Unit 1 considers the way in which Western societies responded to changes, how they affected
people’s lives and the development of domestic and international crises. Unit 2 provides the
opportunity to investigate major themes and principal events of post-war history: the Cold War, the
Vietnam war, the emergence of social movements such as the Black Civil Rights movement and
peace movements, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the end of apartheid and the development of
organisations such as the European Union. Alternatively, in Unit 2 we may focus on the history of
South Africa and in particular the struggle against the system of Apartheid.

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

 “Twentieth Century History” (1900-1945)                    “Twentieth Century History” (since 1945)

  Crisis and Conflict                                       Ideas and Political Power
  Social Life                                               Social movements
  Cultural expression                                       The growth of internationalism



                                                     UNIT 3 & 4
 In Units 3 & 4 the following areas are covered:

 Revolutions will be studied in Year 12. The French Revolution will be covered in unit 3 and the
 Russian Revolution (1905-1917) will be the basis of unit 4 studies. These units will cover the following
 areas of study: *Crisis in the Old Regime, *Revolutionary ideas, movements and leaders, *Creating
 a new society.

 Each History unit is treated as a separate study with its own structure, key knowledge and skills and
 assessment. There are no pre-requisites for entry into units 1, 2 or 3 History but units 3 and 4 are
 designed to be studied as a sequence.

 The student’s level of achievement for Units 3 and 4 will be determined by school-assessed
 coursework and an end-of-year examination.




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                        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                                 UNITS 1 & 2
Unit 1 of V.C.E. Information Technology focuses on how individuals use, and can be affected by
information and communications technology (ICT) in their daily lives. Students acquire and apply a
range of knowledge and skills to create information that persuades, educates or entertains. They
also explore how their lives are affected by ICT and strategies for influencing how ICT is applied.
Students develop an understanding of the role technology plays in inputting, processing, storing
and communication data and information.

Unit 2 focuses on how individuals and organizations, such as sporting clubs, charitable institutions,
small businesses and government agencies use ICT. Students acquire and apply a range of
knowledge and skills to create solutions and information products that meet personal and clients’
needs. They also examine how networked information systems are used within organisations.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

 “IT in action”                                                 “IT pathways”

    IT techniques                                                 Programming and pathways
    Web authoring and multimedia                                  Programming
    Data management                                               Networks
    Database management                                           Tools, techniques and procedures
    ICT issues


Successful completion of Units 1 &2 Information Technology enables students to undertake Units
3 & 4 IT Applications or Units 3 &4 Software Development.




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                        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                   IT APPLICATIONS UNITS 3 & 4
Units 3 and 4 of IT Applications are designed to be taken as a sequence. In Unit 3, students use web
authoring and database management software to solve information problems.

In Unit 4 of IT Applications, students use web authoring or multimedia authoring software as well as
spreadsheet software to solve information problems. Additional software can be used to support
the development of solutions and information products, for example, web authoring software, such
as Dreamweaver.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 3                                                UNIT 4

  Problem-solving                                           Organisations and information needs
  Organisations: Networks and collaborative                 Data and information security
    problem-solving


It is highly recommended that students complete Units 1 & 2 prior to commencing units 3 and 4.
Those students who have not completed units 1 or 2 will be required to undertake additional
preparatory work.




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                        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                            SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT UNITS 3 & 4
Units 3 and 4 of Software Development are designed to be taken as a sequence. Unit 3 focuses on
the techniques and procedures for determining the ability of networked information systems to
meet organisational needs and on how the development of purpose-designed software, using a
programming language, helps fulfil these needs. Students explore the roles and functions of
networked information systems, and the types of networks. They apply three phases of the waterfall
model of the systems development life cycle (SDLC): analysis, design and development. They use
this concept as the methodology for making changes to networked information systems.

Unit 4 of Software Development focuses on techniques, procedures and strategies to develop,
implement and evaluate proposed networked information systems. Students explore the technical,
human, procedural, economic and management factors that need to be considered when
undertaking these phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The development phase is
realised through the creation of software solutions using the programming language studied in Unit
3.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4

  Operations of networked information systems                   Systems development life cycle
  Systems development life cycle                                Software development
  Software development


It is highly recommended that students complete units1 and 2 prior to commencing units 3 and 4.
Those students who have not completed units 1 or 2 will be required to undertake additional
preparatory work.




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                        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                                 VET CERT II
Information Technology involves the use of electronic equipment to assist people in processing,
managing and communicating information to solve problems and make decisions. The impact of
information technology can be felt in all areas of our society, in our homes, in our workplaces and
in our leisure activities. New uses for computers and improvements to existing technology are
continually being developed.

This study focuses on the processing and management of information to meet a range of individual
and societal needs. Its purpose is to give you the knowledge you need to understand how
computers work and how computers are used by people and organisations to gather and analyse
information to make better decisions.

This study will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will
enhance their employment prospects in the Information and Communications Technology related
industries. It will also allow participants to gain a recognised credential and to make a more
informed choice of vocation or career path.

You will learn:

      To follow workplace safety procedures.
      How to use a range of software tools to design and implement a solution to an information
       problem that meets the users’ needs.
      How to operate computer hardware and use computing packages.
      How to integrate commercial computing packages
      How to use a computer operating system
      To work effectively in an Information Technology environment.


AREAS OF STUDY

                                     UNITS 1 and 2 (Units of competence)

    Follow workplace safety procedures
    Design organisational documents using computer packages
    Operate computer hardware
    Operate computing packages
    Integrate commercial computing packages
    Use computer operating system
    Work effectively in an IT environment
    Communicate in the workplace


VET CERTIFICATE II CONTRIBUTES TO VCE AND TAFE CREDITS.

Once Units 1 and 2 have been completed the students can progress to Units 3 and 4 to undertake
the VET Certificate III in Information Technology.

In Unit 3 the focus is on the components of information systems and how these components are
managed to produce information that achieves particular requirements.

Unit 4 focuses on the techniques and procedures associated with managing changes to
information systems and the effects of information technology applications on individuals,
organisations and society.




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                                             LITERATURE
The aim of this study is to develop an enjoyment of literature through the understanding of a variety
of human experiences and emotions, represented in novels, plays, poetry and films. Students will
draw on their essay writing skills and their oral communication skills to complete most tasks during
class time.    Demonstration of achievement of outcomes will be based on the student’s
performance on a selection of assessment tasks. Assessment tasks will be completed under test
conditions. Students are able to undertake Units 3 and 4 independently of Units 1 and 2. Units 1
and 2 can now be counted towards satisfactory completion of the compulsory English component
of the VCE, serving as an alternative or an addition to English 1 and 2.

AREAS OF STUDY

                          UNIT 1                                                       Unit 2
Readers and their responses.                                    The text, the reader and their contexts.
This area of study focuses on the way in which                  This area of study focuses on the relationships
literature  recreates    and   explores  human                  between the text, readers and their social and
experience.      Students discuss how personal                  cultural contexts. Students analyse and respond
responses to literature are developed and justify               both critically and creatively to the ways texts
their own response to one or more texts.                        from a past era can reflect the ideas and
                                                                concerns of individuals and groups at that time.
Ideas and Concerns in Texts                                     Comparing Texts
This area of study focuses on the ideas and                     This area of study focuses on the way two or
concerns of texts and the ways social and cultural              more texts relate to each other. Students interpret
contexts are represented. Students analyse and                  and compare texts with a particular focus such
respond both critically and creatively to the ways              as the form, ideas, or social, cultural or historical
in which texts reflect or comment on the interests              context.
and ideas of individual or groups in society.
Interpreting Non Print Texts
This area of study focuses on the construction of a
film, television, and multimedia or radio text and
explores the way it represents ideas and
experiences.



                          UNIT 3                                                       UNIT 4
Adaptations and transformations                                 Creative responses to texts
This area of study focuses on the ways in which                 This area of study focuses on the imaginative
various kinds of literature are constructed.                    techniques for creating and recreating a literary
Students use these understandings to analyse how                work. Students respond imaginatively to a text
meaning changes when the form of text changes.                  and comment on the connections between the
                                                                text and the response.
Views, values and contexts.                                     Close analysis
This area of study looks at the views and values in             This area of study focuses on a detailed scrutiny
texts and their relationship with the cultural, social,         of the style, concerns and construction of a text.
historical or ideological contexts in which they are            Students critically analyse features of a text
produced and read. Students analyse, interpret                  relating them to an interpretation of the whole
and evaluate the text’s views and values and the                text.
ideas, social conventions and beliefs the text
appears to endorse or challenge.
Considering alternative viewpoints
This area of study focuses on how various
interpretations and judgements about a text can
contribute to the students’ interpretations.
Students evaluate views of a text and make
comparisons with their own interpretation.


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                                         LOTE - ITALIAN
The areas of study for Italian comprise themes and topics, text types, kinds of writing, vocabulary
and grammar. They are common to all four units of the study, and they are designed to be drawn
upon in an integrated way, as appropriate to the linguistic needs of the student, and the outcomes
for the unit. The themes and topics are the vehicle through which the student will demonstrate
achievement of the outcomes, in the sense that they form the subject of the activities and tasks the
student undertakes. The text types, kinds of writing, vocabulary and grammar are linked, both to
each other, and to the themes and topics. Together, as common areas of study, they add a further
layer of definition to the knowledge and skills required for successful achievement of the outcomes.
The common areas of study have been selected to provide the opportunity for the student to build
upon what is familiar, as well as develop knowledge and skills in new and more challenging areas.

There are three prescribed themes:
    The individual
    The Italian-speaking communities
    The changing world

Each of these comprises a number of sub-topics.

AREAS OF STUDY

                          UNIT 1                                                      UNIT 2
On completion of this unit the student should be                On completion of this unit the student should be
able to:                                                        able to:
 establish and maintain a spoken or written                     participate in a spoken or written exchange
   exchange related to personal areas of                           related to making arrangements and
   experience                                                      completing transactions
 listen to, read and obtain information from                    to listen to, read, and extract and use
   spoken and written texts                                        information and ideas from spoken and
 produce a personal response to a text                            written texts
   focusing on real or imaginary experience                      give expression to real or imaginary
                                                                   experience in spoken or written form

                          UNIT 3                                                      UNIT 4
On completion of this unit the student should be                On completion of this unit the student should be
able to:                                                        able to:
 express ideas through the production of                        analyse and use information from written
   original texts                                                  texts
 analyse and use information from spoken texts                  respond critically (in oral and written form) to
 exchange information, opinions and                               spoken and written texts which reflect
   experiences                                                     aspects of the language and culture of
                                                                   Italian-speaking communities




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                                      LOTE - JAPANESE
The areas of study for Japanese First Language comprise themes and topics, text types, kinds of
writing, vocabulary and grammar. They are common to all four units of the study, and they are
designed to be drawn upon in an integrated way, as appropriate to the linguistic needs of the
student, and the outcomes for the unit. The themes and topics are the vehicle through which the
student will demonstrate achievement of the outcomes, in the sense that they form the subject of
the activities and tasks the student undertakes. The text types, kinds of writing, vocabulary and
grammar are linked, both to each other, and to the themes and topics. Together, as common
areas of study, they add a further layer of definition to the knowledge and skills required for
successful achievement of the outcomes. The common areas of study have been selected to
provide the opportunity for the student to build upon what is familiar, as well as develop knowledge
and skills in new and more challenging areas.

There are three prescribed themes:
• Self and others
• Tradition and change in the Japanese-speaking communities
• Global issues

Each of these comprises a number of sub-topics.


AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2
 On completion of this unit the student should              On completion of this unit the student should be
 be able to:                                                able to:
  establish and maintain a spoken or written                participate in a spoken or written exchange
    exchange related to an issue of interest or                focusing on the resolution of an issue.
    concern.                                                 listen to, read, and extract and compare
  listen to, read, and reorganise information                 information and ideas from spoken and
    and ideas from written and spoken texts.                   written texts.
  produce a personal response to a fictional                produce an imaginative piece in spoken or
    text.                                                      written form.


                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4
 On completion of this unit the student should              On completion of this unit the student should be
 be able to:                                                able to:
  express ideas through the production of                   analyse and use information from written
    original texts.                                            texts.
  analyse and use information from spoken                   respond critically to spoken and written texts
    texts.                                                     which reflect aspects of language and
  exchange information, opinions and                          culture.
    experiences.




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                                         LEGAL STUDIES
In the first year of V.C.E. Legal Studies, students learn where our laws come from, focusing on
Parliament and the Courts, and why society needs laws in order to run smoothly. The areas of
Criminal Law and Civil Law will be explored in detail. Alternative ways of resolving disputes rather
than taking court action is also researched. The operation of the Law will be explored through
various topics.

In the second year of V.C.E. Legal Studies, students study the processes involved in the attainment
of justice by the legal system.

As part of this course, students visit the Victorian Parliament House and Victorian Courts.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

 Criminal Law and Justice                                   Civil Law and the law in focus

 Criminal Law                                               Civil Disputes
  Legal and non-legal rules                                 Civil laws
  Law making through Parliament                             Tort law and related defenses
  Types of crime and related defenses                       Contract law and related defenses
  Sanctions.

 The Courtroom                                              Civil Law in Action
  Court hierarchy                                           Pre-trial and trial procedures in civil cases
  Criminal jurisdiction of the courts                       Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods
  Court procedures                                          Civil Remedies
  Features of adversary system
  Role of the jury

                                                            The Law in Focus
                                                             Families and the Law



                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

 Law Making                                                 Dispute Resolution

 Parliament and the citizen                                 Criminal Cases and Civil Disputes
  Parliamentary system                                      Court Hierarchy
  Legislative Process                                       ADR

 Constitution and protection of Human Rights                Court Processes and Procedures
  Division of power between State and                       Elements of an effective legal system
    Commonwealth                                             Trial procedures
  High Court Interpretation                                 Adversary System
  Protection of Human Rights                                Jury System

 Role of the Courts
  Doctrine of Precedent
  Statutory interpretation


Legal Studies Units 3 & 4 has a single exam which takes place at the end of Term 4


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                       MATHEMATICS - FOUNDATION
Foundation Mathematics is a course designed to prepare students for TAFE or Apprenticeship
opportunities and ensure that course pre-requisites are met. The rigor of this level of Mathematics is
similar to that of General Mathematics but does not allow the student to continue Mathematical
studies in Year 12. It is important to ensure that students consider their options carefully and if they
have average ability in most areas of Year 10 Mathematics, VCE General A may be a more flexible
option.

Technology is an increasingly important part of people’s lives. A variety of technologies, both
electronic and mechanical, are used in Foundation Mathematics. In such cases the use of
technology is meant to make tasks easier and information more accessible.

AREAS OF STUDY

There are succinct areas of study in Foundation Mathematics: Patterns in Number Systems, Space
and Shape, Measurement and Design, and Data Handling.

                         UNIT 1                                                 UNIT 2
    Budgeting                                                 Statistics & Data
    Number Systems                                            Interest/Business Calculations
    Geometry                                                  Mapping
    Measurement. Volume/Capacity/Mass                         Gears & Ratios

Foundation Mathematics is a terminating course. There is no Unit 3 and 4 sequence for which
Foundation Mathematics is a pre-requisite.




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                          GENERAL MATHEMATICS A
                         and FURTHER MATHEMATICS.
General Mathematics A & B are courses designed for the student who wishes to study a level of
Mathematics for one or two years. The courses are suitable preparation for further study in such
areas as the Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Electronics, Business Studies and
Apprenticeships. They consist of different levels of difficulty between Foundation Mathematics and
Mathematical Methods.

AREAS OF STUDY

General Mathematics A

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

  Arithmetic                                                Mensuration – areas, volumes and surface
  Applications of Arithmetic                                 areas.
  Linear Graphs and Modelling - Straight line               Bivariate Data – Tabulating two variables,
   theory, intercepts, gradients.                             Pearson’s coefficient.
  Univariate Data – types of data, organising               Trigonometry – Pythagoras’ Theorem, Intro
   and displaying data, summaries, central                    to Sine and Cosine Rules.
   tendencies, shapes and reports.                           Linear Relations and Equations –
                                                              simultaneous equations.
                                                             Geometry


General Mathematics A is recommended for students wishing to undertake Further Mathematics
Units 3 & 4.


Further Mathematics

Students who do Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 but do not wish to complete that course are
eligible to do Further Mathematics 3 & 4.

                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

  Geometry – similar figures, volumes and                   Graphs & Linear Relationships – Break even
   surface areas.                                             analysis, line segment graphs, step graphs,
  Trigonometry – Sine & Cosine rules, Areas                  non-linear graphs, inequalities, feasible
   using Trigonometry.                                        regions, Objective functions.
  Univariate Data – Standard Deviation,                     Matrices – definitions, operations, inverses,
   Normal distributions, Standard Scores                      Applications of inverses, transition matrices.
  Bivariate Data – Correlation & Causality,
   Correlation Coefficient and Coefficient of
   Determination, Regression lines,
   Transformations.

Calculators – Since calculators are used on a daily basis and the skills involved are necessary to do
further mathematics, a calculator for individual students is compulsory. The texts’ examples on use
of the calculator are based on calculators from the Texas Instruments – TI 83, TI 84, TI 84+ and TI 89.
Hence each student is expected to have one of these calculators.




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                         GENERAL MATHEMATICS B
                       and SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS
General Mathematics B and Specialist Mathematics are the most challenging levels of
Mathematics offered within the VCE programme and require a substantive level of ability, interest
and consistent application from the student. These courses are designed for students intent upon
pursuing tertiary studies which require a significant mathematical base.

AREAS OF STUDY

General Mathematics B

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

    Number Systems                                            Graphs & Functions
    Algebra                                                   Vectors
    Variation                                                 Kinematics
    Circular Trigonometric Functions                          Circular Trigonometric Applications
    Theorems and Proofs                                       Complex Numbers


General Mathematics B is strongly recommended for students wishing to undertake Specialist
Mathematics Units 3 & 4 and Mathematical Methods 3 & 4.       A student would normally be
concurrently undertaking Mathematical Methods 1 & 2 with General Mathematics B. A TI 89 CAS
calculator is required when undertaking this unit sequence


Specialist Mathematics

                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

    Circular Trigonometric Functions                          Differential Equations
    Complex Numbers                                           Vectors
    Functions and Graphs                                      Vector Calculus
    Antidifferentiation Techniques                            Kinematics
    Integration                                               Dynamics
                                                               Statics


A student must be concurrently undertaking Mathematical Methods 3 & 4 with Specialist
Mathematics 3 & 4. A TI 89 CAS calculator is required when undertaking these unit sequences




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                            MATHEMATICAL METHODS
Mathematical Methods is a challenging level of Mathematics that requires a substantive level of
capacity and consistent application. The course is designed for students interested in pursuing
tertiary studies with a mathematical base.

Mathematical Methods Units 1 & 2 should normally be taken with General Mathematics B, Units 1 &
2, although they may be taken alone. It contains materials needed for studies in Mathematical
Methods Units 3 & 4 and Specialist Mathematics Units 3 & 4. A TI 89 CAS calculator is required when
undertaking these unit sequences.
                                   1



AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

    Polynomials                                                   Circular Functions
    Equations                                                     Exponential Functions
    Relations and Functions                                       Differential Calculus
    Rates of Change                                               Antidifferentiation
    Probability                                                   Combinatorics




                           UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

    Algebra                                                     Applications of Differentiation
    Functions & Graphs                                          Integral Calculus
    Circular Trigonometric Functions                            Discrete and Continuous Random
    Exponential & Logarithmic Functions                          Variables and Distributions
    Differential Calculus



For students undertaking Mathematical Methods 3 & 4 in 2009, a TI 83, TI 84 or TI 84 plus Graphics Calculator is
required. The TI 89 CAS Calculator may not be used.




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                                                  MEDIA
Studying Media the course looks at all aspects of the mass communication, the media industry
practices and the creation media products. Students learn about new and emerging technologies
and the impact it has on the world today. How and why people and organizations are represented
in the media in particular ways. Produce unique, individual and exciting media products ranging
from traditional formats like newspapers, magazines and photography or recently accessible
formats for students like pod-casting, websites, animation and digital video. Analyse the function of
role and processes involved film, television and newspapers. Learn how the media influences
audiences and how social values of particular historical period effects the media in what products
they produce.

AREAS OF STUDY

                        UNIT 1                                                 UNIT 2

Representation         and       technologies       of   Media Production and the Media Industry
Representation

Representation:                                          Media Production:
Exercises in how the media is represent reality          Demonstrating specialist skills in the production of
to audience through selection, construction              a media product .
and representation.

Technologies of representation:                          Media Industry Production:
Being able to describe, produce                   and    Identify and analyse industry and production
compare in a variety of media forms.                     issues concerning the production stages within
                                                         the media industry.

New Media:                                               Australian Media Organisations:
Recognising and evaluate the creative and                Characteristics of Australian media organisations
cultural  implications of   new     media                and discussing the social and industrial context
technologies.                                            within these organisations.




                        UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4

Narrative and Media Production Design                    Media Process,      Social   Values   and    Media
                                                         Influence

Narrative:                                               Media Process:
Discussing the nature and function                  of   Presenting a product from their media
production and story elements in film.                   production design plan that meets the
                                                         audience’s expectations.

Media Production Skills:                                 Social Values:
Demonstrating a variety of media production              Evaluating how the media is shaped and reflects
skills which explore technical equipment,                the social values of the period.
process and applications.

Media Production Design:                                 Media Influences:
Planning for as major media production using             Theories about media influences on audiences
specifications appropriate to the chosen                 and issues about the nature and extent of media
media product.                                           influence.




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          OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Outdoor and Environmental Studies is a study of the relationships humans have with the outdoor
environment. For many, natural environments have become places for recreation, which provide
opportunities for adventure and challenge. For others, the natural environment provides a
connectedness with nature and our past, present and future. Outdoor and Environmental Studies
aims to provide the skills and knowledge to safely participate in outdoor activities so that the
environment is respected and appreciated by participants. There is a substantial amount of
practical work in this subject as learning is greatly enhanced by hands on experience. Assessment
of the Outcomes is by Written Reports, Short Reports of Outdoor Experiences and Tests.

In Unit 1, students examine the ways in which humans understand and relate to natural
environments. The Unit focuses on human-nature relationships, different understandings of nature
and different types of outdoor environments.

Unit 2 focuses on human related impacts on natural environments and how our changing lifestyles
are impacting upon the environment.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 1                                                 UNIT 2

  Humans and Nature                                               The environments impact on people
  Access to outdoor environments                                  Types of natural environments
  Safe participation and minimal impact in the                    Social responses to risk taking
   outdoors                                                        Humans impact on Nature
  Technology and the outdoors                                     Impact of changing lifestyles on the
  Characteristics of natural environments                          environment
  Short   and     long    term     changes  on
   environments


In Unit 3, students investigate ecological, historical and social context of relationships between
humans and natural environments in Australia. Students also analyse the impact of these
relationships on the natural environments.

Unit 4 focuses on the sustainable use and management of natural environments and examines
contemporary state of environments in Australia.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4

  Interactions and relationships with the                       The    importance of healthy natural
   Australian environment as expressed by                         environments and biodiversity for the
   indigenous cultures; the first non-indigenous                  future   of   individual   physical  and
   settlers; those from the Gold rush period to                   emotional well-being; for the future of
   Federation; and those since Federation;                        society and the potential impact on
  Patterns and types of interaction with natural                 society of significant damage to the
   environments,       including    conservation                  environment;
   practices, passive and active recreation, and                 Conflicts of interest between people
   commerce;                                                      involved in uses of natural environments,
  The role of contemporary views of nature and                   such as tourism, national parks, public
   outdoor experiences in shaping relationships                   land, farming, conservation and differing
   with natural environments;                                     types of outdoor recreation;

Both units involve hands on, practical component that includes camps, day trips and short trips to visit local
environments and take part in outdoor-based activities.


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                                  PHILOSOPHY (Unit 1)
                        EXISTENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
‘What is ‘real’? How can we know? These questions have driven mankind for millennia and
underpin endeavours in every field such as justice, science, the arts. In this unit, students will engage
with basic philosophical problems through active, guided investigation and critical discussion of
two areas - Metaphysics and Epistemology. With the emphasis on philosophical enquiry, logical
thinking will be most important. Philosophy means “love of wisdom” and philosophical enquiry is
essentially ‘thinking about thinking’.    The unit studies practical questions that arise from
‘Knowledge” and “Reality”.

The study aims to
    understand the nature of philosophy and its methods
    formulate philosophical questions
    engage in philosophical argument about central questions
    understand significant philosophical ideas, viewpoints and arguments and their historical
       contexts
    analyse philosophical arguments and how they are constructed
    understand the relationship between responses to philosophical questions and
       contemporary issues
    express ideas and argue with clarity, precision and logic

AREAS OF STUDY

                                                       UNIT 1

 Metaphysics
 Analyse metaphysical problems,
 Evaluate viewpoints and arguments arising from these.
 Analyse philosophical issues in relevant contemporary debates.

 Epistemology
      Analyse epistemological problems.
      Evaluate viewpoints and arguments arising from these.
      Analyse philosophical issues in relevant contemporary debates.

 Introduction to logic and reasoning.




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                                  PHILOSOPHY (Unit 2)
                      ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION
This unit engages students in philosophical investigation and critical discussion of two key areas of
philosophy. Students explore basic principles of morality, assess ethical arguments and uncover
assumptions about values that underpin ethical viewpoints. In the second half of the unit, students
focus on Aesthetics (beauty) and Philosophy of religion.

AREAS OF STUDY

                                                       UNIT 2

 Ethics
 On completion of this unit, students should be able to analyse ethical problems, evaluate
 viewpoints and arguments arising from these, and analyse philosophical issues in relevant
 contemporary debates.
  Meta-ethics
  Normative ethics
  Applied ethics

 Other great questions in Philosophy
 On completion of this unit students should be able to analyse problems, evaluate viewpoints and
 arguments arising from contemporary debates.
  Aesthetics
  Philosophy of religion

 Techniques of reasoning
 On completion of this unit, students should be able to apply methods of philosophical inquiry.
  Analyse arguments
  Apply techniques of reasoning and argument
  Recognize and describe errors of reasoning and fallacies
  Use appropriate terminology




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                           PHILOSOPHY (Unit 3 and 4)
                 THE GOOD LIFE / MIND, SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
Unit Three considers the question of what living well means. What is happiness? What role does
pleasure play in living the good life? What does the good life have to do with being morally decent
to other people? This unit discusses two periods of history, ancient and modern in which
philosophers have affected our western understanding of the good life.

Unit Four explores two contemporary philosophical debates and their historical development. The
two areas are metaphysical “What is the mind?” and epistemology “Does science provide us with
knowledge?”

Texts: In this study, “texts” refer to a text or extract from a philosophical work or works. These texts will
be prescribed by the VCAA and are referred to as “set texts”. They will be published annually in the
VCAA Bulletin.

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4

 The Good Life                                                  Mind, Science and Knowledge

 Critical analysis of philosophical views on the                The nature of mind and body.
 good life.                                                     Discuss concepts of mind and body.
 Students should be able to analyze and evaluate
 the set texts in relation to the good life.

 Critical comparison of philosophical views on the              Knowledge, belief and science
 good life.                                                     Discuss concepts of knowledge, evaluate
 Students should be able to critically compare the              viewpoints in set texts.
 viewpoints and arguments on the good life
 developed in the set texts

 Analysis and critical comparison of philosophical
 and other ways of thinking about the good life.
 Students should be able to critically compare the
 viewpoints and arguments on the nature of the
 good life in the set texts to other ways of thinking
 about how we should live, and evaluate their
 implications for contemporary debates

Assessment in Unit three will include at least one essay and a range of other tasks including short
answer responses, tests, written analyses, reflections and responses, oral presentations such as a
dialogue or debate

Assessment in Unit four will include at least one essay and a range of other tasks including short
answer responses, tests, written analyses, reflections and responses, oral presentations such as a
dialogue or debate

Examination: There will be a two hour examination in November that contributes 50% of the study
score for this study. All outcomes in both units are examined.




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                                PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The course is designed to integrate both theory and practice. Participation in various physical
activities and the development of skills is critical and enables students to reflect on what specific
factors affect their performance and participation in physical activity.

Assessment of the Outcomes is by Laboratory Reports, Research Project, Case Study Analysis, Data
Gathering, Tests and a Semester Examination.

The Study of Physical Education has its focus on the biological, cultural and social aspects of
physical activity (exercise), sport and recreation. In Unit 1, students are introduced to the concepts
of how people learn physical skills and the processes with which this occurs. They investigate the
systems of the body and how they have an affect on the performance of skills and analyse the
biomechanical principals used in the execution of these skills.

In Unit 2, students investigate the dimensions of physical activity and the various channels in which
physical activity is promoted at the local, state and national level. The development of technology
in the sporting field and its affect on participation is also analysed.

AREAS OF STUDY

                            UNIT 1                                                 UNIT 2

    Learning physical skills                                    Energy Systems
    Biomechanics                                                Dimensions of physical activity
    Body Systems                                                Promoting physical activity
    Sports coaching
    Sports injury prevention


Unit 3 focuses on patterns of participation in physical activity and the National Physical
Activity Guidelines. Using subjective methods such as recall, self-report logs or diaries, or objective
methods such as heart rate telemetry, pedometry, accelerometry and observational tools, students
assess their own or others activity levels.

During Unit 4 Students experience a variety of practical activities involving a range of training
methods and fitness activities. Students learn to accurately assess the particular energy and fitness
needs of the sport or activity for which the athlete is training, through analysis of data collected
from a game or activity.

AREAS OF STUDY

                            UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4

  National Physical Activity Guidelines & methods                 Fitness definitions and components
   of assessing physical activity levels                           Data collection & activity analysis
  Promoting physical activity                                     Assessment of fitness
  Stages of change model                                          Training principles and methods
  Food fuels and energy systems                                   Managing training loads
  Oxygen uptake, debt and deficit                                 Performance enhancement
  Muscular fatigue mechanisms




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                                                PHYSICS
Physics is a subject that opens many career doors because students of physics need to
demonstrate a logical and creative mind, which is able to handle abstract ideas and practical
skills. Students need to be reasonably competent in mathematics.

In Unit 1 there are three Outcomes and in Unit 2 there are three also. These Outcomes are assessed
through various tasks, namely, written reports, response to media items, tests and practical
investigations.

Apart from the usual practical activities, some practical investigations will use data logging
techniques. Simulation activities are also used to assist in the understanding of some ideas.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

 Wave-like properties of light                              Movement
 The wave model is used to explain reflection,              Describe and explain movement.
 refraction of light and some of its applications           Use the force and work-energy approaches.

 Nuclear and Radioactivity Physics                          Electricity
 Describe the uses and hazards of nuclear                   Apply DC circuit theory.
 reactions and radioactivity                                Safe use of electricity.

 Detailed study: Medical Physics                            Detailed Study: Astrophysics
 Medical Physics                                            Investigation: Nature and      origan   of   the
                                                            universe.



                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

 Motion in one and two dimensions:                          Electric power:

  Newtonian laws of motion in the context of                    The generation, transmission, distribution
   transport and safety on Earth, and motion in                   of power.
   space                                                         Interactions of light and matter.
  Electronics and photonics:                                    The study of models and explanations to
  The use of electronic and photonic devices                     interpret     evidence      about      the
   and systems in domestic and industrial                         interaction of light and matter
   contexts.                                                     Detailed study: sound.
  Detailed study: structures and materials:                     Explore    models      of   sound     and
   properties of structures and materials in the                  electromagnetism in the context of
   context of construction and design                             music, and speaking and hearing.


It is highly recommended that students intending to study Units 3 and 4 Physics study Unit 2 Physics.




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                                          PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology is the systematic study of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It is one of the newer
sciences and aims to describe, explain and predict behaviour. It relies on empirical procedures
rather than intuition.

In Unit 1 there are three outcomes and in Unit 2 there are four outcomes. These are assessed by
means of written reports, collection of data and analysis of data and poster reports.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                  UNIT 2

 Introduction to psychology.                                Introduction to neurons and the nervous system
 On completion of this unit the student should              On completion of this unit the student should
 be able to explain how the field of psychology             be able to explain the roles of neurons,
 provides scientific explanations of behaviour              synapses,         neurotransmitters         and
 with particular principles, procedures and                 neuromodulators, and describe the function of
 approaches to data.                                        the central nervous system.

 Social Relationships.                                      Individual differences.
 On completion of this unit the student should              On completion of this unit the student should
 be able to identify the characteristics of pro-            be able to analyse the strength and limitations
 social behaviour and anti-social behaviour and             in scientific approaches to defining ‘normality’
 evaluate the factors that influence them.                  and in the application of psychological
                                                            assessment in this area.

 Development of individual behaviour.                       Social attitudes.
 On completion of this unit the student should              On completion of this unit the student should
 be able to outline the key developmental                   be able to describe attitude formation and
 stages   in   perception,      cognition and               factors that affect prejudice.
 understanding of self, and describe the main
 developmental theories in this area.



                         UNIT 3                                                  UNIT 4

 In Unit 3 psychology students will investigate the         In Unit 4 psychology students will investigate the
 major functions of the brain including a study of          present understanding of the theories of
 hemispheric specialisation and the role of the             memory. This will include sensory memory, short
 nervous system. Evaluation of the strength and             term memory and long term memory.
 weaknesses of the various brain research                   Techniques for effective storage of information
 methods will be undertaken.                                in these aspects of memory will be explored.

 Students will investigate the nature of the                Students will also explore the different theories
 processes involved in visual sensation and                 of learning. These will entail classical
 perception.     In  particular   students will             conditioning,     operant    conditioning   and
 understand the psychological factors that                  observational learning. Effective processes for
 influence our view of the world.                           learning will be explored.

 Finally students will investigate the process of           Throughout the above theories students will be
 normal waking consciousness compared with                  introduced to research methods in order to
 various altered stats of consciousness. In                 explore the issues involved.
 particular students will understand the various
 factors that ensure satisfactory sleep.




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                      RELIGION AND SOCIETY (Unit 1)
                                         RELIGION IN SOCIETY
In this study, religion is understood as forms of belief and practice through which people express
their sense of ultimate reality. These beliefs and practices form an important part of human
experience- both individual and collective. Religious communities, such as the Catholic Church
have formed and developed beliefs and practices.

The study proposes that the Catholic- and other religious traditions- can be understood as a system
of meaning that has eight interrelated aspects that guide us in the study.

The unit explores these aspects from the perspective of both the Catholic and Traditional
Aboriginal traditions. It also investigates the adherence of major religions in Australia, the origins
and spread of the Catholic tradition in Australia, the role of religion in a person’s identity, and the
ways religion supports and enriches the individual and wider society.

The table below summarizes the content of the unit.

            Aspect                          Catholic Tradition              Traditional Aboriginal
 Belief                              Creed                              Relationship with Earth
 Myths                               Creation                           Creation
 Sacred texts                        Gospel                             Art
 Ritual                              Sacraments of Initiation           Initiation, Funeral
 Symbols                             Cross, Fish, Pelican               Dreaming
 Social structure                    Priesthood                         Tribe
 Ethics                              Personal moral responsibility      Aboriginal law
 Spirituality                        Prayer                             Land


AREAS OF STUDY

                                                       UNIT 1

 Overview of religious traditions
 Describe the core beliefs and practices, origin and geographical distribution of the Catholic and
 Traditional Aboriginal traditions.

 Diversity of religious communities in Australia
 Describe the current distribution of religions in Australia and a variety of ways in which Catholics
 and Traditional Aboriginals express their identity and interact with other traditions and wider
 Australian society

 Religious identity and life experience
 Be able to recognize and discuss the interplay between a person’s individual identity and their
 religious community.




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                      RELIGION AND SOCIETY (Unit 2)
                                        ETHICS AND MORALITY
Ethics is a discipline that investigates morality. It involves reflection on what ‘right’ or ‘wrong’;
‘good’ or ‘bad’ mean when applied to human decisions and actions. It is concerned with
discovering ways of acting that are worthy of being chosen and discerning those that are
unworthy. This unit is particularly concerned with the justification for moral choices- the reasons and
arguments behind them. The effect of every individuals’ and groups’ decisions determines the
quality of the individual’s personal, social and working life, the health of the environment and
ultimately the fate of the world. Ethical questions are raised at the personal, family, local, national
and global level.

Ethics is not just a matter of individual awareness and personal decision-making. Family, community
and traditional connections tie people together and provide an ethical background to what
individuals do, supporting some choices and disapproving others. Generations have always
wanted to pass on to their children the values they hold dear and these values are tied in with
religious traditions. Today, the Catholic Church has to compete with powerful alternative cultural
and philosophical values of the twenty-first century represented in the media and popular culture.
Nevertheless, society still relies on moral values centered on human dignity and basic justice. These
values are fundamental to legal and social systems are a starting point and common ground for
ethical discussion in a pluralistic society.

AREAS OF STUDY

                                                       UNIT 2

 Ethical method
 Analyse the ideas and principles that are associated with ethical decision making in a pluralist
 society.

 Religion and morality
 Examine values that are upheld by the Catholic and one other tradition and analyse the ways in
 which these values are applied to selected ethical issues.

 Contemporary ethical issues
 Evaluate two contemporary ethical debates.




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             RELIGION AND SOCIETY (Units 3 and 4)
             THE SEARCH FOR MEANING CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE
These units focus on how core religious beliefs create meaning for individuals and communities. The
core beliefs refer to views about ultimate reality held by individuals and groups. These core beliefs
are communicated to members of the religious tradition by creeds, symbols, rituals, myths and
stories, social structures, codes of behaviour and spirituality. The core beliefs to be studied are
 The concept of ultimate reality
 The nature and purpose of human life
 The relationship between human life and the rest of the world

Unit 3 focuses specifically on the Eucharist- its origins and development, and the life and work of
Edmund Rice. Unit 4 investigates a contemporary challenge of the shortage of vocations to
priesthood in the Catholic Church and how the Church has responded.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 3                                               UNIT 4

 Meaning in Catholic tradition                              Historical challenge
  Explain and evaluate the significance of a                Analyse       how  the    Catholic Church
   range of core beliefs within the Catholic                    responded to a significant internal or
   tradition                                                    external challenge and evaluate the
                                                                outcome for the Church.

 Continuity and maintenance of beliefs:                     Contemporary challenge
  Explain continuity and maintenance of                     Analyse the interplay between religious
    Catholic core belief about the Eucharist.                  beliefs and the vision of the Church for
                                                               society.

 Life experience and religious beliefs
  Draw conclusions about the interplay
      between religious beliefs and significant life
      experiences


Assessment tasks: may be a report in written or multimedia format, test, essay, media analysis,
structured questions, case study, extended responses or analytical exercises.

School-assessed coursework in Units 3 and 4 will contribute 25% each to the study score. A 2- hour
examination will be held in November and will contribute 50% to the study score.




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                                            STUDIO ARTS
Studio Art has great potential to tap into students creative impulses. Learn to document concepts,
inspirations and techniques through the use of visual records. Resolve problems with aesthetics and
design, while using a range of materials and techniques. We can offer creating artworks in a great
range of mediums, materials and techniques. Create two-dimensional artworks using watercolours,
acrylic and oil paints. Use printing techniques like etching, lino prints, silk screen and wood cuts.
Make sculptures in clay, plaster, wire, found objects or wood. Now we can use computers to create
innovative and original artworks, in could be photography, digital manipulation or video
production.

Historical and cultural events have influenced all artists. The students will develop skills in research
and expression that will enhance their artistic knowledge. Other skills the students learn about are
the essential understanding an artist needs to be a professional artist. Like how galleries operate,
how to preserve artworks, which current issues affect the art industry and lots more.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                 UNIT 2
 Artistic Inspiration and Techniques                        Design Exploration and Concepts
 Developing Art Ideas:                                      Design Exploration:
 Using a range of techniques to develop                     Develop a design process including visual
 concepts in art.                                           research and inquiry in order to produce a
                                                            variety of design explorations and a number of
                                                            artworks.
 Materials and Techniques:                                  Ideas and Styles in Artworks:
 Exploration and use a variety of materials and             On completion of this unit the student should
 techniques to record and develop ideas and                 be able to analyse and discuss the ways in
 sources of inspiration for the production of               which artists from different times and locations
 artworks and source ideas and inspiration and              have created aesthetic qualities in artworks,
 use a variety of methods to translate these into           communicated ideas and developed styles.
 visual form.
 Interpretation of Art Ideas and use of Materials
 and Techniques:
 Discuss how artists from different times and
 locations have interpreted sources of inspiration
 and used materials and techniques in the
 production of artworks.

                         UNIT 3                                                 UNIT 4
 Studio Production and Professional Practice                Studio Production and Art Industry Contexts
 The Work Brief:                                            Focus Statement: Written document on how
 Preparation of a brief that formulates the                 potential solutions will be used to produce a
 content and parameters of the design process               cohesive folio of finished artworks.
 and plan how this will be undertaken.
 Design Folio:                                              Folio:
 Production of a range of potential solutions to            A folio of finished artworks that demonstrates
 the aims and ideas documented in the brief.                the refinement and resolution of ideas,
                                                            aesthetics and techniques. In the design
                                                            process.
 Professional Art Practices and Styles:                     Art Industry Contexts:
 The art practices in relation the cultural and             Analysis and discussion of the roles and
 historical contexts and the influence a                    methods involved in the presentation of
 distinctive styles in art.                                 artworks. And current art industry issues.




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                               SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Systems Engineering is another starting point within the VCE for a wide range of career choices,
especially so for those wishing to pursue a trade either through an apprenticeship or a TAFE
Traineeship.

The type of trade is not critical to studying this subject as all trades are based on finding a practical
solution to a problem. They also require you to be able to use tools, know why you are using them
and most require you to be able to communicate your thoughts via a drawing.

In this subject students study systems concepts and technological principals; design and produce,
evaluate and sustain technological systems, and study the implications of technology systems in
work environments.

There are three main areas of study;

     Electronics
     Electricity
     Mechanics

In units 1 and 2 there are three Outcomes, which are assessed through various tasks, namely
records of planning and production, production work, tests and short written reports.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                UNIT 2

  Fundamentals of mechanical technological                  Fundamental electro-technology
   systems.                                                   engineering principals.
  Applied design and technological                          Designing, producing and evaluating
   processes.                                                 technological systems.
  Analysing a technological system in society.              New and emerging technologies.




                         UNIT 3                                                UNIT 4

  Designing and producing integrated                        Integrated systems and control.
   technological systems.                                    Designing, producing, testing and
  Energy use and effects on engineering                      evaluating controlled technological
   systems and the environment.                               systems.


It is highly recommended that students complete units1 and 2 prior to commencing units 3 and 4.
Those students who have not completed units 1 or 2 will require to undertaken additional
preparatory work




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                        TEXTS AND TRADITIONS UNIT 2
                                            TEXTS IN SOCIETY
In this study, students explore the special relationship the Catholic tradition has with the sets of
writings that include stories, myths and references that shape the Church and are the foundation of
its organization, rituals, beliefs, values and actions. These texts are a source of authority within the
Church as well as conflict and dissent over the extent to which texts should influence individual
behaviour. The study aims to enable students to develop an understanding of texts and

       their interpretation within the Catholic Church
       the variety of types of texts
       their place in the Catholic Church
       their historical development
       the ways in which their message is shaped and communicated
       the questions and methods appropriate to commentaries
       skills of investigation, description, analysis and interpretation.

In this unit, texts are studied as a means of investigating the themes of justice, ecology, authority
and gender roles. Texts are chosen that call for change in attitudes and values as well as those that
justify or support existing social and political institutions.

AREAS OF STUDY

                                                       UNIT 2
 The texts in the past
 Describe the origin and development of selected texts that express the Church’s relationship to
 society.

 The texts today
 Describe the kind of authority that the Church attributes to its texts and how those texts affect the
 Church’s understanding of its relationship to society.




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               TEXTS AND TRADITIONS UNITS 3 AND 4
          THE GOSPEL OF LUKE TEXTS AND THE EARLY TRADITION TEXTS
                          AND THEIR TEACHINGS
Teachings contained in texts are regarded as essential for the continuation of the Church because
they function as law, wisdom or understanding or because they contain the key teachings of Jesus.
Other texts are regarded as essential because they communicate teachings or understanding
about the relationship between people and God. Over time, the texts are re-interpreted and these
developments are studied in Unit 4

AREAS OF STUDY

                           UNIT 3                                                   UNIT 4
 Texts and the early tradition                                  Texts and their teaching
 The background of the Tradition                                Interpreting texts (Part 2)
 Identify events, people and places relating to the             Apply basic exegetical methods to the
 early development of the tradition.                            interpretation of Gospel of Luke and discuss
                                                                major themes of the text.

 Approaches to texts                                            Religious ideas, beliefs and social themes
 Analyse issues that relate to writing of the text, its         Discuss a significant religious idea, belief or
 literary structure and major themes.                           social theme in the Gospel of Luke and show
                                                                how the belief or them has been
                                                                reinterpreted at a later stage.

 Interpreting texts (Part 1)
 Apply basic exegetical methods                   to   the
 interpretation of Gospel of Luke.


An examination will be held in November that comprises 50% of the study score for this study.




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            VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN
Visual Communication and Design enables students to enhance and develop skills in creativity in
order to communicate through visually stimulating material. Designers and our students use a great
variety of drawing methods including computer generated imagery. The folio work throughout the
two years of study contains the units in both practical and theoretical areas. Students develop the
ability to understand the visual communications process in a professional practice context and also
in the reasons a designer will make particular decisions in design solutions. Visual Communication
and Design is suitable for those students who are interested in areas such as architecture,
engineering, industrial design, graphic design, illustration, advertising and visual merchandising.
Those working in these areas present information in dynamic, original, expressive and creative
format while still following accepted rules in design.

AREAS OF STUDY

                         UNIT 1                                                    UNIT 2
 Visual Communication                                       Communication in Context
 Instrumental Drawing:                                      Representing Form:
 Creating a folio of technical paraline drawings.           A folio of complex instrumental drawings using
                                                            manual and computer drawing systems.
 Freehand Drawing and Rendering:                            Developing Imagery:
 Completion of a range of freehand drawings                 A range of drawings that explore two point
 from observation using a variety of rendering              perspective and rendering techniques.
 techniques.
 Design Elements and Design Principles:                     Visual Communication Solutions:
 Application of design elements and principles              Using a brief to develop a range of visual
 to the visual communication process.                       communication solutions to a problem.
                                                            Visual Communication in Context:
 The Design Process:                                        The study of how historical, cultural and
 A detailed analysis of the visual communication            technological advances alter the production
 process.                                                   process of visual communication.



                         UNIT 3                                                    UNIT 4
 Visual Communication Practices                             Designing to a Brief
 Visual Communication Design:                               The Design Brief:
 Creation   of  a   design    folio  including              A written brief that states the client’s
 developmental work that contributes to a final             communication need, the audience and
 presentation.                                              specifies possible resolution with the final
                                                            presentations.
 Visual Communication Analysis: Evaluating and              Developmental Work:
 analysing the effectiveness of a range of visual           Preparation of exploration, conceptual and
 communication.                                             developmental        work      that fulfils the
                                                            requirements of the design brief.
 Professional Practice in Visual Communication:             Final Presentations:
 Describing the roles of designers and the                  Production of two distinct final presentations
 process     and      procedures     professional           that satisfy the design brief.
 undertake.




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