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Accounting and Finance (ATAR)

The Accounting and Finance ATAR course focuses on financial literacy and aims to provide students with the knowledge, understandings and a range of skills that enables them to make sound financial judgements. Students develop an understanding that financial decisions have far reaching consequences for individuals and business. The course will provide students with the understanding of the systems and processes through which financial practices and decision-making are carried out, as well as the ethical, social and environmental issues involved. Through the preparation, examination and analysis of a variety of financial documents and systems, students develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices upon which accounting and financial management are based. An understanding and application of these principles and practices enables students to analyse their own financial data and that of businesses and make informed decisions, forecasts of future performance, and recommendations based on that analysis.

Pre-requisite: B grade in Mathematics – General Upper

Course Description

The focus for Unit 1 is Double Entry Accounting for small Business. Students apply their understanding of financial principles, systems and institutions to manage financial information and make decisions in a variety of small businesses. Students record and process financial information and apply the principles of GST. Students learn about the various forms of business organisations adopted by small business.

The focus of Unit 2 is Accrual Accounting. Students record and report using balance day adjustments, financial information for a sole trader using manual and computerised accounting systems. Students will evaluate a business entity and formulate strategies that will improve business performance.

Business Management & Enterprise (ATAR)

Course Overview

The Business Management and Enterprise ATAR course gives students the opportunity to understand how vital business is to individuals and society, and how it impacts on many aspects of our lives. Business has a complex and dynamic organisational structure that requires a combination of skills, aptitude, creativity, initiative and enterprise to operate effectively. In a constantly changing world, individuals, businesses and nations must adapt their position in an increasingly global economy and generate the wealth to sustain economic growth. To do this, business requires people with strategic vision who are enterprising, innovative and creative. This course focuses on the development of these skills within the business cycle of day-to-day running and continuing viability and expansion of a business. Exposure to a wide range of business activities, management strategies and an understanding of enterprise, helps students to appreciate the significance of their role as both participants and consumers in the business world.

The Business Management and Enterprise ATAR course aims to prepare all students for a future where they will need to identify possibilities and create opportunities within a business environment. This course provides students with the ability to make sound and ethical business decisions based on critical thinking, in line with their own and societal values.

Pre-requisites: High C grade in Year 10 English
Course Description
Unit 1
The focus of this unit is on success in business at a national level. It explores what it takes to be successful beyond the initial start-up stage. Students investigate the features of successful marketing campaigns and report on how businesses succeed and prosper through methods, such as expansion in products, market share or diversification. The unit explores how the marketing plan contributes to the overall business plan.
Unit 2
The focus of this unit is on business growth and the challenges faced by businesses expanding at a national level. The unit explores issues in the business environment, including the importance of intellectual property in protecting business ideas. The unit addresses the significance of employee motivation and the development of a business plan in the overall success of expansion.

Business (Certificate II Course)

Duration: 1-Year Course. Delivered in Year 11 or Year 12

Pre-requisite: Nil

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to function at a good starting level of business competency in contemporary business society. It will enable a person to undertake competently a starting level of common office administrative tasks and to engage in fundamental office activities.

This entry-level qualification provides the foundation skills and knowledge to support a wide range of varying industry occupations.

Students achieving this qualification will develop skills and knowledge in:
• communicating effectively and interacting confidently through and within a business
environment, within either the private or public sector
• a range of business information technologies, appropriate to both the private and public
administration sectors
• a range of individual and group strategies to resolve issues and complete tasks within both
private and public sector administrative environments
• questioning existing private and public sector administrative practices from a variety of
viewpoints, for example, financial, technological, social, ethical and cultural
• developing solutions to problems encountered within a business environment
Units include:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

BSBITU101 Operate a personal Computer

BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities

BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets

BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment

BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others

BSBWOR204 Use Business technology

BSBITU203 Communicate electronically

BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers

BSBINM202 Handle Mail

Children Family and The Community (ATAR)

The Children, Family and the Community ATAR course focuses on factors that influence human development and the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic, political and technological factors which impact on the ability of individuals and families to develop skills and lead healthy lives. They recognise how promoting inclusion and diversity among individuals, families and groups in society contributes to the creation of safe, cohesive and sustainable communities.

Through the study of developmental theories, students develop an understanding of human growth and the domains of development. Students are introduced to the diverse nature and interdependence of societal groups. They develop an appreciation of how the creation of environments that promote optimal growth and development of individuals, families and communities affect and influence society as a whole. Students investigate access to, and availability of, support services and review laws and regulations that govern the provision of such support.

Students explore products, services or systems that address issues, opportunities or challenges to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities. Students consider alternative perspectives, policies and practices when working individually or collaboratively. They use a range of skills to make informed decisions and consider actions at personal, family and community levels. Students communicate and interact with children, families and community groups in practical ways. They demonstrate initiative when advocating for others about issues of inequity and injustice. Students understand that beliefs, values and ethics influence decisions made by individuals, families, communities and governments.

Unit 1 – Building on relationships

Unit 2 – My place in the world

This course caters for students seeking career pathways in areas such as sociology, psychology, education, nursing, occupational therapy, community services, childcare and health.

Prerequisite – minimum of a C grade in English

Children Family and The Community (General)

The Year 11 Children, Family and the Community General course focuses on factors that influence human development and the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic, political and technological factors which have an impact on the ability of individuals and families to develop skills and lead healthy lives. They recognise how promoting inclusion and diversity among individuals, families and groups in society contributes to the creation of safe, cohesive and sustainable communities.

Through the study of developmental theories, students develop an understanding of human growth and the domains of development. Students are introduced to the diverse nature and interdependence of societal groups. They develop an appreciation of how the creation of environments that promote optimal growth and development of individuals, families and communities affect and influence society as a whole. Students investigate access to, and availability of, support services and review laws and regulations that govern the provision of such support.

Students explore products, services or systems that address issues, opportunities or challenges to meet the needs of individuals, families and communities. Students consider alternative perspectives, policies and practices when working individually or collaboratively. They use a range of skills to make informed decisions and consider actions at personal, family and community levels. Students communicate and interact with children, families and community groups in practical ways. Students understand that beliefs, values and ethics influence decisions made by individuals, families, and communities.

The course is presented as two units:

Unit 1: Families and relationships

Unit 2: Our Community

During this course students will partake in the following learning experiences:

  • Virtual Babies
  • Guest Speakers, new mum’s and babies, health professionals
  • Cooking experiences, for healthy pregnancies and first foods
  • Community projects, helping out, producing a product to help others in need

Prerequisites: Nil

Pathways: in areas, such as education, nursing, community services, childcare and health.

Design - Graphics (ATAR)

This is a fun student focussed course that develops your creative skills. Students will get the opportunity to work on two design projects that they will develop from overarching themes. Projects can explore poster design, logo design, creative packaging, sticker design, branding or a combination of these. Students also have access to 3D printers. Guest speakers and teachers will coach each student through the practical and theoretical sections of the course. Students skills will be developed along the way, they don’t have to be good drawers to select this subject as a broad range of skills will be taught. The syllabus contains two units delivered as a pair, each unit is 15 weeks long.
Unit 3: Product Design
Unit 4: Cultural Design
Prerequisite: Students who have not completed a Graphics course in Year 10 are eligible; but, will require an interview with the Head of Learning Area.
Pathway: Units 1 & 2 Design: Graphic Design - ATAR leads to Unit 3 & 4 Design: Graphic Design - ATAR, Year 12.

Design Graphics (General)

This is a fun student focussed course that develops your creative skills. Students will get the opportunity to work on two design projects, that relate to them personally. Projects can explore poster design, logo design, sticker design or a combination of these. Students also have access to 3D printers. Guest speakers and teachers will coach each student through the course. Students skills will be developed along the way, they don’t have to be good drawers to select this subject as a broad range of skills will be taught. The syllabus contains two units delivered as a pair, each unit is 15 weeks long.

Prerequisite: Nil
Pathway: Year 11 Graphics General leads to Year 12 Graphics General.Materials Design and Technology -Wood (ATAR)

Students will look to design and produce an individualised Hall Table. This project introduces new skills of manipulating timber as building materials, some complex design fundamentals which guide the selection of an amazing range of choices. This project introduces new skills of designing for a client or need, complex design and material selection, application of various surface finishes and surface preparation. Students put all of these new skills into action, in the design and production of their own Hall Table. Research assignments and the production of a Portfolio in which students investigate, explore ideas and follow a design process in response to the chosen design brief complete the study of Units 1 & 2. Students are required to evaluate the final solution’s effectiveness for specific purposes and audiences, and this subject can be used for their College ATAR calculation at the completion of the following year at the conclusion of exams in Year 12.

Engineering Studies (General)

D & T offers an amazing hands-on approach to Engineering Studies. Engineering is for students who have passion, a flair for creativity and the ingenuity to solve problems on the fly.
Students are given exciting and innovative student-centred programs that brings together all manner of technical skills, scientific knowledge and high-level thinking. These programs range from building Hovercrafts to Arcade Machines. Some of the programs offered include Robotics, Quadcopters,
STEM is the basis for programs offered.

Food Science and Technology (General)

The Year 11 Food Science and Technology General course provides students with opportunities for students to explore and develop food-related interests and skills.

Food impacts on every aspect of daily life and is essential for maintaining overall health and wellbeing.

Students organise, implement and manage production processes in a range of food environments and understand systems that regulate food availability, safety and quality.

Knowledge of the sensory, physical, chemical and functional properties of food is applied in practical situations. Students investigate the food supply chain and value-adding techniques applied to food to meet consumer and producer requirements. Principles of dietary planning, adapting recipes, and processing techniques, are considered for specific nutritional needs of demographic groups. Occupational safety and health requirements, safe food handling practices, and a variety of processing techniques, are implemented to produce safe, quality food products.

Course Description

The syllabus is divided into two units.

Unit 1 – Food choices and health

Unit 2 – Food for communities

This course may enhance employability and career opportunities in areas that include nutrition, health, food and beverage manufacturing, food processing, community services, hospitality and retail.

Prerequisite: This course has no pre-requisites however completion of Year 10 Food and Nutrition or Cafe Culture is advantageous.

Information, Digital Media and Technology (VET Certificate)

Duration: 2-Year Course. Delivered in Year 11 and Year 12

Pre-requisites: Nil
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to function at a basic level of ICT competency in the contemporary information society. It will enable a person to undertake basic ICT functions using a personal computer and to engage in fundamental online activities. It could be described as 'the community standard in ICT literacy' and may be wholly or partially used as an access and equity program. Its objective is to enable people to acquire basic ICT knowledge and skills at a fundamental or foundation level.

This entry-level qualification provides the foundation skills and knowledge to use information and communications technology (ICT) in any industry.

Job roles
Possible jobs relevant to this qualification include:
• office assistant
• records assistant
• junior office support

This qualification provides basic digital literacy skills to support a wide range of varying industry occupations.

This Certificate includes the following Core units and up to seven Elective units:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

BSBSUS201 Participate in enivironmentally sustainable work practices

ICTICT201 Use computer operating systems and hardware

ICTICT202 Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment

ICTICT203 Operate application software packages

ICTICT204 Operate a digital media technlogy package

ICTWEB201 Use social tools for collaboration and engagement

ICPDMT321 Capture a digital image

ICTICT205 Design basic organisational documents using computing packages

ICTICT206 Install software applications

ICTICT207 Integrate commerical computing packages

ICTSAS203 Connect hardware peripherals

ICTSAS206 Detect and protect from span and destructive software

CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images

Hospitality (VET Certificate)

This course offer students the training to best equip them for the Hospitality industry. Students undertake this Certificate if they wish to pursue a career in the Hospitality industry providing pathways to work in a restaurant, café, club, hotel or food outlet. Students not wishing to pursue a career in the Hospitality industry, will find this course imperative for their employability skills when working part time during travel, TAFE or University studies.

The course is both practical and theory based with an emphasis on working effectively with others, food hygiene and safety and preparation of simple dishes. Course participants will engage in a range of hospitality work activities and work under supervisions to complete tasks.

Students have the opportunity to obtain a Certificate II over Year 11 and 12. This is an excellent qualification to assist entry into a career in Hospitality or Food Production. Units covered over Year 11 years are as follows;

BSBWOR203B WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS

SITXCCS003 INTERACT WITH CUSTOMERS

SITXWHS001 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES

SITXFSA001 USE HYGENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY

SITHCCC006 PREPARE APPERTISERS AND SALADS

SITHCCC003 PREPARE AND PRESENT SANDWICHES

SITHFAB004 PREPARE AND SERVE NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Course Fee:  A student choosing to complete this qualification will incur a VET course cost. It will also incur a cookbook and workbook levy.

Auspicing:  The RTO for this Certificate is with VETiS  

Prerequisite: This course has no pre-requisites however completion of Year 10 Food and Nutrition or Cafe Culture is advantageous.

Pathway: This course continues in Year 12 for the completion of the Certificate II in Hospitality. This is a two year course and must be completed in Year 12.

Materials Design and Technology (ATAR)

Students will look to design and produce an individualised Hall Table.  This project introduces new skills of manipulating timber as building materials, some complex design fundamentals which guide the selection of an amazing range of choices.  This project introduces new skills of designing for a client or need, complex design and material selection, application of various surface finishes and surface preparation.  Students put all of these new skills into action, in the design and production of their own Hall Table.  Research assignments and the production of a Portfolio in which students investigate, explore ideas and follow a design process in response to the chosen design brief complete the study of Units 1 & 2.  Students are required to evaluate the final solution’s effectiveness for specific purposes and audiences, and this subject can be used for their College ATAR calculation at the completion of the following year at the conclusion of exams in Year 12.

Materials Design and Technolgy (General)

Students design and produce a timber storage Cabinet. This project introduces new skills of laminating materials, complex design and material selection. Students put these new skills into action, in the design and production of their own carcase style cabinet. Students design and produce a drawer to insert with their carcase frame. Finishing techniques, surface preparation and the application of various surface finishes to the completed project. Students put these new skills into action, in the design and production of their own Cabinet which is of a high standard. Production of a portfolio in which students investigate, explore ideas and follow a design process in response to a design brief. Students are required to evaluate the final solution’s effectiveness for specific purposes and audiences.

Media Production and Analysis (ATAR Course)

Pre-requisite Year 11: High C grade in Year 10 English

Course Description
This syllabus is divided into two units.

In Unit 1 the focus involves identifying what is meant by ‘popular’ culture and considering the types of media, ideas and audiences from which popular culture evolves. Students analyse, view, listen to and interact with a range of popular media, develop their own ideas, learn production skills and apply their understandings and skills in creating their own productions.

In Unit 2 students will further their understanding of journalistic media. The breadth of this focus allows teachers to choose learning contexts that are of contemporary relevance and related to students’ interests. In contexts related to journalism students analyse, view, listen to and interact with a range of journalistic genres and they undertake more extensive research into the representation and reporting of groups and issues within media work. They draw on knowledge when developing ideas for their own productions.

Media Production and Analysis (General Course)

Pre-requisite Year 11: C grade in Year 10 Media (preferred)

Course Description
This syllabus is divided into two units.

Unit 1 – Mass Media. The focus for this unit is on the mass media and students reflect on the way media is constructed and produced. Students are introduced to the languages of the media, and they analyse, view, listen to and interact with common media work from their everyday use. They also generate ideas and learn basic production skills as they apply their knowledge and creativity in their productions.
Unit 2 – Point of view. The focus for this unit is on point of view, a concept that underpins the construction of all media work. Students examine ways in which information and specific codes, conventions and techniques are selected and used to present a particular point of view. Students develop strategies and production skills when creating their own media work.
Students must work in at least one of the following media types in any year: film, television, photography, print media, radio or digital media.

Visual Arts - Furniture (VET Certificate)

Using a variety of exciting different materials, students have the opportunity to design and produce an upmarket Coffee Table. The students use a variety of joints and techniques to produce high quality furniture. An assortment of embellishments can be utilised to enhance the aesthetics of these products. Application of surface preparation and finishes of various kinds will be taught. Students then apply these skills to produce high quality furniture. A quality portfolio is produced to demonstrate the design process and exhibit the students’ development of presentation skills.