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Winner SA Training Awards, Small Training Provider - 2009

Finalist Australian Training Awards, Small Training Provider - 2009

Winner SA Training Awards, VET in SACE Excellence - 2008

Finalist Australian Training Awards, VET in SACE Excellence - 2008

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United Nations School for Global Peace


Contents

WELCOME

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BECOMING A STUDENT

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OUR COURSES, YOUR PATHWAY

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COURSES OVERVIEW

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ENGLISH PROGRAMS New Arrivals Program English Proficiency Certificate AUSTRALIAN CORE SKILLS FRAMEWORK Computing Creative Arts Cross Disciplinary Studies Design and Technology English Health and Personal Development Humanities and Social Sciences Mathematics Science

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UNIVERSITY BRIDGING PROGRAM

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SACE REQUIREMENTS

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SACE STAGE 1 Business, Enterprise & Technology Creative Arts Cross Disciplinary Studies English Health and Personal Development Humanities and Social Sciences Mathematics Science

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Business, Enterprise & Technology Creative Arts English Health and Personal Development Humanities and Social Sciences Mathematics Science THE SKILLS CENTRE

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Skills Acquisition Courses 79 Vocational Certificate Courses 89 Building and Construction 90 Business Administration 91 Community Services 95 Information Technology (including CISCO) 97 Metal Trades Skills 104 Multimedia 106 Resources and Infrastructure Operations 108 ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COURSES

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Welcome

Our students come from across the road and around the world. They all know that the focus of studying at Thebarton Senior College is all about learning for life. Whether learning skills to enter the workforce or to prepare for tertiary study, learning is a lifelong journey. At Thebarton Senior College we value respect, innovation and excellence. Respect for each other and ourselves is demonstrated by a committed staff who work with you to ensure you reach your goals. Innovation is evident in our programs that provide opportunities for all students to find a pathway which interests them. Excellence in staff, quality resources, high expectations and support ensure you have the most experienced teachers who will challenge you to be your best. If you are considering full- or part-time education, then talk to us. Our programs are conducted in an adult environment with modern facilities and supportive staff. This booklet outlines all the courses available. Our enrolment team will provide you with the advice you need to design a program appropriate to your specific needs. For the very latest information on courses, please refer to our website at www.tsc.sa.edu.au.

Kim Hebenstreit Principal October 2009

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Becoming a student l enrolment, costs, times . . .

Enrolment and Counselling

Class Times

Choosing the right course for you is important and our counselling team is available to guide you through the process and advise you of pathways which will help you achieve your goals.

Most day classes begin at 8.30 am, 10.50 am, 1.20 pm or 3.20 pm and last for 110 minutes twice a week.

Most of our courses are conducted over a full year, semester (half year) or term (10 weeks). We have two main enrolment periods for these: • October - February for Semester 1 programs • May - June for Semester 2 programs

Some classes may be offered in the twilight from 3.45 - 6.45 pm. Evening classes begin at 6.30 pm (although this is often negotiable with the class and teacher) and last for three hours once a week.

In addition, there are term length courses for which enrolments can be made in the weeks before the commencement of each new term.

Some specialist courses, especially in The Skills Centre, may have different starting and finishing times. These will be discussed with you at enrolment.

Course Fees

Attendance

Most subjects have a fee of $80 with a maximum fee of $300 per year*. Some courses may cost a little more than this, but all our courses are most affordable. Fees for each of our Certificate courses are $300 per certificate. CISCO networking is $300 per term. Building and Construction (Certificate 1 in General Building) carries an additional fee to cover White Card ($50) and Job Safety Analysis ($100) training.

Regular attendance is important to help you succeed. You are required to attend at least 75% of lessons and to complete at least 75% of set assessment tasks or your enrolment in the subject may be reconsidered and you may risk the cancellation of your enrolment at the College.

There is also a $75 administration fee which covers your ID card, diary, text book loans and access to the internet and printing credits. This fee is not refundable. You are only assured of your place in any class when the required fees are paid. Concessions may apply to eligible Centrelink Health Care Card holders. You should enquire about this at enrolment. Fees are generally not refundable unless the College cancels a subject or unless the student withdraws before the start of the course. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

If you are receiving financial assistance through Centrelink, you must maintain regular attendance to qualify for your benefit. More than five unexplained absences in a term may mean a cut to your benefit. If you are absent through illness, phone the College on 8352 5811 and then present your medical certificate to the Student Centre on your return. If you are experiencing difficulties, speak to a counsellor. *At the time of going to print, fees are still to be confirmed by DECS. See our website at www.tsc.sa.edu.au for the latest information.

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Our courses, your pathway . . . Thebarton Senior College offers a wide range of courses and subjects to suit your needs. These range from personal interest or skills development through to preuniversity and vocational training. Courses fall into five broad groups.

English Language Programs

The Skills Centre

New Arrivals Program

An innovative development in the teaching of skills that are in demand in the workplace, The Skills Centre will focus on preparing students with work-ready skills and workplace experience in the areas of Building and Construction, Metal Trades, Resources Infrastructure and Operations, Information Technology and Business Administration. For further details, please see page 78.

This program offers an intensive English language and literacy course for adults. It aims to prepare students for living and working in the Australian community and for further study.

Certificate in English Proficiency The Certificates 1 and 2 in English Proficiency are nationally accredited courses designed for people from non-English speaking backgrounds who wish to develop the English skills necessary for living, working and/or studying in Australia. They provide a pathway into TAFE training.

Skills Acquisition Courses

Australian Core Skills Framework

Vocational Certificates

Levels 1, 2 and 3

Our VET Certificate courses provide a set of related subjects that give you the skills and knowledge needed to obtain a nationally accredited certificate in the industry. When successfully completed, you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification at Certificate level (or Statement of Attainment if a full qualification is not completed). In 2010, you can choose a pathway in Multimedia, Community Services, English Proficiency or CISCO Networking. For further details, please see page 89.

These subjects are designed for students with limited English skills. They are suitable for students with non-English speaking backgrounds with a low ESL scale and for those students with difficulties in English proficiency. They introduce you to the content of the subject while focussing on the development of language and literacy skills. See page 15.

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Subjects in this category are designed to introduce you to the subject or allow you to explore the subject content for personal development or interest. Because these subjects are introductory, they do not carry any accreditation or formal assessment. They do not have assumed knowledge and are suitable for beginners. For further details, please see page 78.


l pathways

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Stage 1 and Stage 2 We offer a very wide range of SACE subjects, at both Stage 1 and Stage 2, that will allow you to complete your senior secondary studies. For further details, please see page 28. As you may already know, the structure of the SACE will change for students who are in Stage 1 in 2010. This means that those students who do not complete their SACE studies by 2010 may have to undertake subjects as part of the new SACE. No student will be disadvantaged because of the transition to the new SACE. Any subject or course that a student successfully completes, whether part of the current or new SACE, can be counted towards the certificate. Generally, one unit of current SACE studies will be considered equal to 10 credits of the new SACE studies and vice versa. Most subjects available in the current SACE will continue to be offered in the new SACE. There may be minor changes to subject content because of Excellence - Respect - Innovation

the inclusion of new requirements, such as the A to E grading in every subject in Stage 1 and 2, and the 30% Stage 2 external assessment in 2011. Further information about the new SACE is available on the SACE Board web site at www.ssabsa.sa.edu.au.

University Bridging Program Preparation Program for Adult Learners (PAL) The Thebarton Senior College/UniSA Preparation for Adult Learners (PAL) course is a special bridging program that is designed to help adult students access a wide range of university under-graduate programs by preparing them for study at a tertiary level. For further details, please see page 25. Thebarton Senior College 5


Course Overview Core Skills Level 1

Level 2

SACE Level 3

Business, Enterprise & Technology Computing 1

Computing 2

Computing 3

Stage 1

Stage 2

Accounting A & B

Accounting Studies

Business & Enterprise

Business Studies

Workplace Practices

Work Studies

Information Processing & Publishing – Personal

Information Processing & Publishing - Personal

Information Processing & Publishing – Business

Information Processing & Publishing Desktop Publishing Information Processing & Publishing - Business

Excel/Access

Information Technology Database Systems Information Technology Programming Systems

Computer Networking

2D Animation

Animation & Game Design

Electronic Music Production

Digital Photography Digital Video & Sound

Design and Technology 1

Design and Technology 2

Design and Technology 3

CAD

CAD/CNC

Electricity and Electronics Energy & Automotive Systems Home Maintenance

Creative Arts

Art 3 Art A & B

Furniture Construction

Art Practical Visual Art Studies

Claymation

Cross Disciplinary Studies

Work Education 1

Pronunciation 1 Keyboarding 1

Design A & B

Design Practical

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Work Education 2

Working in Australia

Being a Volunteer

Personal Learning Plan

Pronunciation 2 PC Gaming Integrated Studies Research Project Preparation

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l how our courses fit together Core Skills English

English 2

SACE English 3

ESL

ESL ESL Studies

Volunteering in Australia Literacy for Work and Community Life English A & B

English Communication English Studies

Health & PE

Cooking 1

Cooking 2

Cooking 3

Food & Catering

Food & Hospitality Studies

Food & Hospitality Active Lifestyle for Women

Physical Education

Recreation and Fitness

Humanities & Social Sciences

Living in Australia A&B

Civics & Citizenship Rights & Resources

Legal Studies

Economics

Economics

Society & Culture

Modern History

Society & Culture ESL

Studies of Societies

Tourism

Tourism Philosophy Women’s Studies

Mathematics

Numeracy 1

Numeracy 2

Numeracy 3

Mathematical Applications A&B

Mathematical Applications

Mathematical Studies A, B, C

Mathematical Studies Specialist Mathematics

Numeracy for Work and Community Life

Science

Science 2

Science 3 Biology A & B

Biology

Chemistry A & B

Chemistry

Health Science A & B

Nutrition

Integrated Science

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Physics A & B

Physics

Psychology

Psychology

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l how our courses fit together l The Skills Centre - Vocational Certificates Certificate level 1 Building (General Construction)

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Business Administration

English Proficiency

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Metal Trades Skills* Multimedia Information Technology

Information Technology (Networking) Resources and Infrastructure Operations

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Business CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CISCO – IT Essentials Community Services

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* completes competencies under the MEM05 Metals Skills Training Package

l Skills Acquisition Courses (non accredited) Art and Craft Studio DIY Home Maintenance Drawing ESL (night course) Furniture Construction Human Rights Life Drawing Metal Machining Metal Skills Workshop New Internet 8 Thebarton Senior College

New Media Painting Textile Studies Using Your Digital Camera Photoshop Intro Photoshop - Tips and Tricks Welding Woodwork Woodwork Workshop 3D CAD


These programs offered at Thebarton Senior College are designed to enable newly arrived migrants, refugees and nonEnglish speaking background students to develop their written, spoken, listening and comprehension skills in the English language.

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English Programs

English Language Programs


English Language Programs l New Arrivals Program The New Arrivals Program (NAP) offers an intensive English language and literacy course for adults. It aims to prepare students for living and working in the Australian community and for further study.

PREREQUISITES

FURTHER INFORMATION

To enrol students must:

Each class attends our City Campus (1st Floor, 22 Grenfell Street, Adelaide) for lessons on one day a week. These lessons are part of the English curriculum and provide the students with opportunities to learn more about the city, its culture and people.

• be permanent residents or on long-stay visas with permission to study in Australia • have been in Australia less than 12 months.

ATTENDANCE

PATHWAY

Students study full time and attend 25 hours per week (14 lessons). It is expected that students will complete homework in addition to attending classes.

Students graduating from the New Arrivals Program can choose a pathway through the Core Skills courses, the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), vocational certificate programs or other further education.

A part-time night class may be offered once a week for three hours, depending on student demand.

Students who successfully complete the NAP program are accredited with 40 points towards the SACE.

COURSE LENGTH: 2 - 4 SEMESTERS

ASSESSMENT

Students are enrolled into the New Arrivals Program continuously throughout the year. Students graduate when their English level is assessed to be at the required standard and is based on teacher recommendations.

Students are assessed on entry and placed in an appropriate class. Classes consist of groups of students at similar levels of English competency. Assessments are carried out each term and reports are issued at the end of each semester.

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English Programs

l New Arrivals Program

SUBJECTS Students study the following subjects: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE Students develop an understanding of Australian culture and gain knowledge of educational and career choices. Students develop writing, reading, speaking, listening and research skills through topics such as: • orientation to Australian society • migration and multiculturalism • the media • current affairs • careers • the environment. Students also develop English through Physical Education, Art, Home Economics and Technology (Photography and Woodwork) programs. Excursions are an important way students learn English in the program.

COMPUTING Students can develop skills in word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and web design. This subject supports language development within the NAP program. Students use computing skills in other NAP subjects.

MATHEMATICS Students develop English language and skills appropriate for Mathematics. Students develop mathematical knowledge, learn to apply the knowledge and are able to communicate mathematically through topics such as: • percentage • decimals • geometry • area • ratio • graphing.

SCIENCE Students develop English language and skills appropriate for Science. Students develop and communicate scientific knowledge through topics such as: • the classification of plants and animals • laboratory safety and apparatus • states of matter • separation of mixtures • environment • pollution. Students also learn research and experiment skills.

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English Language Programs l English Proficiency Certificates The Certificates of English Proficiency are nationally accredited courses designed for people from non-English speaking backgrounds who wish to develop the English skills necessary for living, working and/or studying in Australia. They provide a pathway into TAFE. There is a strong work education focus and a concentration on the four macro skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: CERTIFICATE 1: 40492SA* This program is offered either full- or part-time to students who cannot access the New Arrivals Program or who have been in Australia for some time. All students enrolled in Certificate 1 Preliminary or Certificate 1 Preparatory will study a minimum of 6 lessons of English as a Second Language per week, covering the following skills: • conversational English • giving personal information • numeracy including money, weights and measures • following instructions • reading short texts.

All students enrolled in Certificate 1 Core will study a minimum of 4 lessons of English as a Second Language per week, covering the following skills: • conversational English • requesting information and making complaints

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• s poken and written instructions • s hort descriptions and recounts • s tudy skills and goal setting.


English Programs

l English Proficiency Certificates

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: CERTIFICATE 2: 40493SA* This program is for students who are proficient at Certificate 1 level. Certificate 2 has two levels (Preparatory and Core) and all students will study a minimum of 4 lessons of English per week covering topics such as: • using community services • leisure • being a consumer • keeping safe and secure • education services • health services • Australian government.

•K  eyboarding Covers keyboarding and word processing skills and proofreading. •P  ronunciation Revises basic sounds of English and develops skills in the use of rhythm, intonation and emphasis. These electives may help you to achieve other competencies towards these certificates. Students in any Certificate 1 or 2 course can also choose from the range of Australian Core Skills Framework subjects. (See pages 15-24 for more details.)

ASSESSMENT Competency based assessment is used.

Electives ACCREDITATION Students enrolled in Certificate 1 Core or higher can choose from the following electives: • Work Education 1 or 2 Covers English for paid work or voluntary work in Australia and job seeking skills eg resumes, letters, interviews, forms.

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Students who complete all the competencies successfully will be accredited with a Certificate in English Proficiency at either Certificate 1 or 2 level. Thebarton Senior College is a Registered Training Organisation for these certificates. *This training package is under review and some aspects of it may change as a result.

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Core Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3

The Core Skills •

Learning

Reading

Writing

Oral Communication

Numeracy

Core Skills

These skills are essential for people to participate in our society. People need to communicate effectively in many different ways, for diverse purposes, in a variety of contexts and to think critically about information and ideas. The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a rich, detailed picture of real-life performance in adult learning, English language, literacy and numeracy. It provides a consistent national approach to the identification of the core skills requirements and a common reference point for describing and discussing performance in the five core skill areas mentioned above. There are three levels of performance and a person’s level of performance is determined by whether they can demonstrate competence in each of the indicators at that level. In all of the Core Skills courses, you will develop your reading, writing, oral communication and practical skills to prepare you for further study or work. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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Core Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3

l Computing Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Computing 1 Core Computing Skills Course Length: 1 semester

Computing 2 Essential Computing Skills Course Length: 1 semester

Computing 3 Applied Computing Skills Course Length: 1 semester

In this course, you will gain a basic understanding of computers and the internet.

In this course you will use computing applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and use the internet for email and to search for information.

In this course, you will apply your computing knowledge to a range of tasks. You will extend your skills in using software applications such as Microsoft Office and using the internet for research.

This course will emphasise the language used and the practical skills necessary for using computers.

Assessment One class presentation.

The course will emphasise the language used and practical skills necessary for success in work or study. Assessment On-going written, oral and practical tasks.

This course will emphasise literacy, study skills and encourage independent learning. Assessment On-going written, oral and practical tasks.

Excel/Access Course Length: 1 semester In this course, you will learn two applications (Excel and Access) to gain an understanding of the software to create and use a basic spreadsheet and relational database. The course will involve group work and documentation and will introduce you to assessment methods used in higher education and training courses.

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l Creative Arts Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Art 3

It will be both practical and theoretical, with a focus on building the language and core skills related to the subject such as using materials, techniques, processes and technologies. Learning strategies related to the arts area will also be developed.

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Core Skills

This course will prepare you for Stage 1 Art.


Core Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3 l Cross Disciplinary Studies Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Work Education 1

Work Education 2

Working in Australia

Covers basic English for paid or voluntary work in Australia.

This course covers simple English for paid or voluntary work in Australia.

An exploration of work options available to you to help you make informed decisions about your future. This subject may allow you to fulfil the minimum SACE literacy requirements. .

Being a Volunteer

Personal Learning Plan

This course aims to help you learn about volunteering in Australia. You will work as a volunteer for a short time in Rotaract, Meals on Wheels etc.

This is a compulsory SACE requirement for many students.

Pronunciation 1

Pronunciation 2

This course covers the basic sounds of English and develops skills in the use of rhythm, intonation and emphasis.

This course revises the basic sounds of English and develops more complex sounds as well as the use of rhythm, intonation and emphasis to improve spoken English

Refer to page 39.

Keyboarding 1 Covers basic keyboarding and word processing skills. Teaches how to proofread and correct errors.

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Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Design & Technology 1 Course Length: 1 semester

Design & Technology 2 Course Length: 1 semester

Design & Technology 3 Course Length: 1 semester

This introductory course has a strong emphasis on safety and literacy and numeracy.

This course extends students’ English language skills.

Students will be encouraged to become independent learners.

Students will practise oral communication and reading by working in groups and through practical instructions and course notes with some support from teachers and peers.

Students will present their projects and research to the whole class. They will work independently and prepare and record data and procedures.

It introduces students to the workshop environment. Students will be closely supervised and supported by teaching staff throughout all their activities. Students will practise oral communication in class discussions and will develop reading skills by reading class notes together. Students will also develop their numeracy skills through mathematical calculations.

Students will begin to work independently on set projects and will look at the design and manufacture of products.

Workshop areas may include:

Workshop areas may include:

• Woodwork • Metals • Plastics • Electricity and Electronics.

• Woodwork • Metals • Plastics • Electricity and Electronics.

Students will begin to carry out mathematical calculations independently.

Students will undertake independent research tasks and contribute to the design of their practical projects. Some analytical writing will also be expected. Students will carry out basic mathematical calculations independently. This course provides students with a solid preparation for further studies of Design and Technology at SACE Stage 1 and also for the Building and Construction and Metal Trades courses offered through The Skills Centre at Thebarton. Workshop areas may include: • Woodwork • Metals • Technical Drawing • Digital Photography.

These workshop-based courses have been designed to provide a stimulating environment for learners of English. All courses have a set of integrated elements within the levels. They include: • Practical Skills • Workshop Safety • Producing, Reading and Interpreting Technical Drawings • Application of Workshop Mathematics. The courses also enable students to make informed choices about future studies and allow supervising teachers to assess a student’s abilities and aptitude for extended workshop courses. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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Core Skills

l Design and Technology


Core Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3 l English Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

English 2

English 3

In level 2, you will study two lines of English (4 lessons per week) and learn to:

This subject will prepare you for SACE ESL.

• • • • • • •

read short, simple texts and locate specific information locate and select information from spoken texts write notes, paragraphs and short reports ask questions to clarify and confirm instructions express opinions and negotiate tasks develop a simple learning plan practise effective study skills.

You will study a variety of written, spoken, visual and multimedia texts. You will complete formal assessment tasks to improve all the English language skills you will need to be successful at SACE.

Volunteering in Australia You will build community networks and have an opportunity to work with community organisations such as Rotary, Rotaract and Surf Lifesaving SA. This subject may allow you to fulfil the minimum SACE literacy requirements.

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l Health & Personal Development Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Cooking 1 Length: 1 semester

Cooking 2 Length: 1 semester

Cooking 3 Length: 1 semester

This course is designed for students who wish to begin to develop their cooking and kitchen skills and to increase their knowledge of food preparation and safe food handling.

This course is designed for students who wish to further develop their cooking and kitchen skills and to increase their knowledge of food preparation and safe food handling.

The course will further develop your cooking and kitchen skills and will increase your knowledge of food and nutrition

Food preparation lessons will focus on:

Food preparation lessons will focus on:

• • • •

food safety and hygiene language and literacy equipment and utensils eating and preparing healthy nutritious foods • cooking for singles and families • cooking within a budget.

• • • •

Assessment College assessment will be continuous and involve discussion between students and teacher. There is some writing required to support the language and literacy aspects of the course.

Assessment College assessment will be continuous and involve discussion between students and teacher. There is some writing required to support the language and literacy aspects of the course, as well as some research and class discussion. Students will receive a written report of their progress.

Further Information You are required to wear closedin shoes for all lessons as this is a safety requirement.

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Further Information You are required to wear closedin shoes for all lessons as this is a safety requirement.

• food safety and hygiene • equipment and utensils • eating and preparing healthy nutritious foods • cooking for different occasions • experiencing food from other cultures. Assessment The course assessment is designed to assist you to gain experience and prepare for Stage 1 studies. The research assignments and class discussion will support the food and nutrition aspects of the course. You will receive a written report on your progress. Further Information You are required to wear closedin shoes for all lessons as this is a safety requirement. Pathway Stage 1 Food and Hospitality A & B.

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Core Skills

food safety and hygiene language and literacy equipment and utensils eating and preparing healthy nutritious foods • cooking for singles and families • cooking within a budget.

Lessons will focus on:


Core Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3 l Humanities & Social Sciences Level 1

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Level 2

Level 3

Living in Australia A Length: 1 semester

Civics and Citizenship Length: 1 semester

An understanding of the geographical and local and global historical factors that have shaped Australia. This includes a study of indigenous, post colonial and contemporary societies.

An introduction to the political, legal and economic systems and the responsibilities of the Australian people.

Living in Australia B Length: 1 semester

Rights and Resources Length: 1 semester

An understanding of the values, beliefs and culture of Australia. This will include the influence of indigenous and British cultures as well as exploring the input of migrants, tourism and globalisation.

This course will explore equal opportunities legislation as well as rights and resources available to the individual and the family within education, the workplace and in the broader society.


l Mathematics Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Numeracy 1 Numeracy Skills Length: 1 or 2 semesters

Numeracy 2 Basic Maths Length: 1 or 2 semesters

Numeracy 3 Length: 1 semester

This course is designed for students who have little previous background in Mathematics. The course will focus on English language and basic Mathematical skills. Students will be given a lot of support and individual progression is possible.

This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a pathway into trade and/or business courses.

Possible topics include: • • • • • • •

mathematical symbols addition subtraction shapes measurement (money, length, time) whole numbers simple mathematical calculations.

This course will be delivered with a thematic approach.

Possible topics include: • • • • • • • • •

whole numbers fractions decimals percentage number patterns measurement (area, volume) mapping spreadsheets estimation.

This course will be delivered with a thematic approach.

A successful student can fulfil the requirement for 10 credits in Mathematics numeracy. It is a useful course for students to gain more mathematical experience before attempting SACE Stage 1 mathematics units such as Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics. Possible topics include: • using data and statistics • length • mass • capacity • coordinates • adjusting quantities • reading and writing mathematical texts.

Numeracy for Work and Community Life This subject allows you to fulfill the minimum SACE numeracy requirements. Please refer to page 50. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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Core Skills

The course topics will be tailored to meet the requirements of the students’ pathways.

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the Stage 1 Numeracy for Work and Life.


Core Skills Levels 1, 2 and 3

l Science Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Science 2 Science Applications Length: 1 or 2 semesters

Science 3 Designing Investigations Length: 1 or 2 semesters

This course is tailored to student needs through a thematic approach.

This course is designed for students who wish to continue an academic science career by studying SACE sciences.

Students can progress into some vocational and SACE courses. Topics could include: • creating tables and graphs • writing reports • developing hypotheses • safety • practical skills • observing and recording.

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Some of the possible topics include: • research, experimental design and report writing • introduction to Physics and Robotics.


University Bridging Course This course is a joint initiative of the University of South Australia and the Thebarton Senior College.

The program enables entry into a wide range of undergraduate courses at the University of South Australia, Charles Darwin University and Flinders University. Previous graduates from this program have gone on to enrol and succeed in their first choice courses such as: • • • • • • • • •

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podiatry international business psychology nursing teaching international law social work journalism arts.

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UniSA PAL

UniSA PAL is a bridging program which is designed to prepare adult students for entry into university and successful university study. It is intended to increase the level of adult university participation of those people who, for various reasons, have not been able to use the traditional university entry methods.


University Bridging Program

l University of South Australia Preparation Program for Adult Learners (PAL)

course length: 1 year full-time

Course Content

Program - Course Description

UniSA PAL is the equivalent of the UniSA Foundation Studies Program. It consists of eight modules

(or equivalent)

UniSA PAL is designed by the University of South Australia and taught by Thebarton’s teachers. Teaching resources and materials are provided by the university and assessments are marked by the teachers and moderated by the university lecturers. Thebarton Senior College provides intensive and high level support for students by experienced teaching staff in a classroom environment. Classes are held during the day, four days per week.

Semester 1

Semester 2

• Introduction to Tertiary Learning

• Individual and Group Skills

• Introduction to Computing

• Information Skills

• Critical Literacy

• F inancial Skills • Person and Society

• Society, State and the Individual

ACCREDITATION A statement of completion is provided for each semester course.

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l UniSA PAL

All students who successfully complete all eight units of UniSA PAL will be eligible to be considered for entry into a wide range of university courses through SATAC providing all relevant prerequisites are met. Currently this includes many of the programs offered at the University of South Australia, Flinders University and Charles Darwin University. Past students who have successfully completed the program at Thebarton have undertaken university courses such as podiatry, psychology, international business, teaching, nursing and many have been able to enrol in double degrees.

ELIGIBILITY and selection process To be eligible for enrolment in UniSA PAL, you should not hold a completed AQF Diploma (formerly Associate Diploma) or higher level award from a tertiary institution, including TAFE and universities. If last enrolled in a course leading to a higher education award in 2007, 2008 or 2009, you must not have completed more than one year of fulltime study, or part-time equivalent.

You must also meet the criteria, and quota, set by Thebarton Senior College: • Make an interview appointment. •B  ring to the interview, a piece of original writing of 500-1000 words. The piece of writing can be an example of writing previously completed for another course or could be written for this interview and could cover reasons why you wish to enter this course, what you already know about tertiary options, your willingness to participate in tertiary study and your ability to be a self-directed learner.

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AVAILABILITY OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS


South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), is being redesigned to meet the needs and interests of today’s young people, as well as making it more relevant for employers, who are increasingly looking to employ highly skilled workers. Students will need to achieve the compulsory literacy and numeracy requirements of the SACE. They will need to achieve a C grade or better in a range of English and mathematics subjects or courses at Stage 1 to complete their SACE. Stage 1 subjects in the new SACE are being introduced in 2010, and Stage 2 subjects under the new SACE will be available from 2011. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 subjects will be graded from A to E. All students will be expected to gain knowledge, skills, and attributes in the areas of communication, citizenship, personal development, work and learning. Students need to earn 200 credits to successfully complete the new SACE. Ten credits equates to one semester or six months of study.

Compulsory Subjects •

Personal Learning Plan 10 credits (at Stage 1)

Literacy – at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects or courses (Stage 1)

Numeracy – at least 10 credits from a range of mathematics subjects or courses (Stage 1)

Research Project – an in-depth major project (10 credits at Stage 2)

Other Stage 2 subjects totalling at least 60 credits. In order to obtain the SACE, students must achieve at least a C grade in the compulsory subjects. The remaining 90 credits can be gained through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2 subjects, vocational training or Board-recognised courses of a student’s choice. 28 Thebarton Senior College

Vocational Education and Training (VET) in SACE In the new SACE, students can earn up to 150 of the 200 credits required to complete the SACE, through recognised Vocational Education and Training courses offered through Registered Training Organisations such as Thebarton Senior College. The remaining 50 credits can be completed through subjects with a VET focus. This means the 200 SACE credits required to complete the new certificate can be gained through a VET focus, provided the Personal Learning Plan, Research Project, and the Stage 1 literacy and numeracy requirements are also satisfied. Students can also count recognition for learning gained through informal community activities such as coaching a sporting team, being the primary carer of a family member, or leading an environmental project in the community.

ADULT Status An adult student is a person who is at least 18 years old on 1 January in the year he or she completes the SACE, and who has left school for at least one continuous year. On re-entry, you’ll be awarded a maximum of 110 credits at Stage 1. To complete the new SACE, you will have to satisfactorily complete: •

Stage 2 SACE Board-accredited subjects or VET courses worth 60 credits

the Research Project for 10 credits

other Stage 1 or Stage 2 Board-accredited subjects or VET courses worth 20 credits

and meet minimum literacy and numeracy requirements.

The SACE Board is currently considering how adults will demonstrate that they have met the new literacy and numeracy requirements. Adults will not have to do the Personal Learning Plan.


l New SACE requirements

Research Project

SACE

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SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Business, Enterprise & Technology

ACCOUNTING A & B CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION The study of Accounting gives students opportunities to learn the practical skills needed to manage their own financial affairs and to develop an understanding of the ethical considerations that affect financial decision-making. They develop an understanding of the successful management of financial affairs in business, and gain knowledge and skills related to accounting processes for organisational and business applications. Students also learn how to interpret financial information and how to convey this information to interested users.

COURSE Content ACCOUNTING A • The Environment of Accounting • Personal Financial Management • Financial Reports

BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Business and Enterprise focuses on learning about the successful management of business and enterprise issues in personal, business and social contexts, locally, nationally and globally. Students gain an understanding of business operations and practice; develop an awareness of business, financial and technological skills; participate in planning, developing and controlling business activities; and evaluate decisions on business practices. They have the opportunity to reflect on current issues in business and enterprise and make informed decisions. Students evaluate the impact and effect of business, enterprises and technology on the well-being and lifestyle of individuals, communities, the economy and the environment.

COURSE Content Students study the following four topics: • Introduction to Business and Enterprise • Establishing a Business • Business Plans • Marketing.

ACCOUNTING B • The Environment of Accounting • Keeping Cash Records • Double-entry Recording

Assessment

Assessment

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Skills and Applications Tasks • Investigation.

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• Folio • Practical • Issues Study.


Stage 1 l Business, Enterprise & Technology

INFORMATION PROCESSING AND PUBLISHING A & B

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY A & B

CREDITS: 10 or 20

INTEGRATED LEARNING CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Information Processing and Publishing focuses on the application of practical skills to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. Students create both hard copy and electronic textbased publications and evaluate the development process. They use technology to design and implement information processing solutions and identify, choose and use the appropriate computer hardware and software to process, manage and communicate information in a range of contexts.

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship, personal development, learning and work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Students investigate existing information technology systems to discover their nature and components. They develop a range of information technology skills and techniques while creating their own systems that can be tested and evaluated. They develop and apply specialised skills and techniques in the use of software in a number of information technology areas.

Uses Microsoft Access to develop an understanding of relational database principles to store data efficiently, minimise file size, reduce unnecessary data entry and is user friendly in the design of forms, reports and finished layout.

IPP B WORD PROCESSING - BUSINESS

IT B - PROGRAMMING SYSTEMS

Assessment

Assessment

• Personal Publishing • Data Input

• Business Publishing • Digital Publishing

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Practical Skills • Product and Documentation • Issues Analysis.

Excellence - Respect - Innovation

Use Visual Basic.Net to build a client user interface that accepts input from, and interacts with, the user to produce outcomes. The program structures used include selection (if-then, case statements) and repetition (loops). Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Folio • Skills and Applications Tasks • Project.

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IT A - DATABASE SYSTEMS IPP A WORD PROCESSING - PERSONAL


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Business, Enterprise & Technology

2D ANIMATION

ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

CREDITS: 10 SOFTWARE: ADOBE FLASH CS3

CREDITS: 10 SOFTWARE: GARAGE BAND/LOGIC/AUDACITY

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a Design and Technology course in the focus area of Communication Products in which students use images, sounds, or other data to design and make products that communicate information.

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a Design and Technology course in the focus area of Communication Products in which students use images, sounds, or other data to design and make products that communicate information.

Preferred Background COURSE CONTENT This is an introductory course in which you will learn how to produce 2D animations, use timelines, special effects, transformations, add events, sounds and create Shockwave movies. Some basic action scripting will also be covered.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Skills and Applications Tasks • Folio • Product.

You should be familiar with the basic operation of a computer and have a keen interest in creating your own music.

Course CONTENT You will be able to create electronic music for use with other multimedia applications as well as for personal use - writing songs, rap etc.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Skills and Applications Tasks • Folio • Product.

further information You will need to supply your own headphones.

Pathway This subject complements studies in the Multimedia certificate and may provide you with portfolio materials for TAFE and/or SAE training courses. 32 Thebarton Senior College


Stage 1 l Business, Enterprise & Technology

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)

ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS

CREDITS: 10

INTEGRATED LEARNING OR VET CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

The focus capabilities for this subject are personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a Design and Technology course in the focus area of Systems and Control Products in which students use devices such as electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and interface components including programmable control devices to design and make products.

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship, personal development, learning and work.

Preferred Background The unit is primarily designed for students in Technology and Science subjects who want theory and practical experience.

COURSE CONTENT

Skills learnt will be of value for entering any of the traditional drafting areas such as architecture, engineering, landscape design, garment construction or interior design and in jobs that deal with static or animated images. Basic computer knowledge and skills are introduced within this course.

Course Description During the course you will: • learn soldering techniques • build simple electronic games • construct circuit boards • test and assemble electronic circuits. Other kit constructions may include: • stroboscope (includes calibrating instruments) • water level sensor and pump control • traffic light simulator • other circuits used in conjunction with the robot driver circuit.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Skills and Applications Tasks • Folio • Product.

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ASSESSMENT Assessment will meet TAFE requirements for competency in the unit E003B - Solve problems in low voltage circuits. SACE accreditation can be for 10 credits.

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You will learn basic computer skills and terminology and then use these skills to produce technical drawings and model imaging with the aid of a computer and the sofware package called 3D Inventor.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Business, Enterprise & Technology

ENERGY & AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS

HOME MAINTENANCE

INTEGRATED LEARNING CREDITS: 20

INTEGRATED LEARNING CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship, personal development, learning and work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This unit includes topics related to Occupational Health and Safety, engineering science, hand and power tools, mechanical components and electrical fundamentals. The course covers current and future energy needs and alternative energy sources; mechanical fastening systems, spanners and hand tools; manual handling and workshop safety, combustion engines and operating principles of 2-stroke, 4-stroke, diesel and rotary engine designs; measurements and calculations based on engine components and internal dimensions; introduction to electricity and electrical safety; introduction to transmission of energy by belts, chains and gear systems.

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship, personal development, learning and work.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course aims to develop skills needed to maintain homes, cars and lifestyles in Australian society. This course will integrate maths, technology, science, English and vocational links with a range of domestic and practical skills such as: electrical appliances and safety; basic plumbing repairs; metal welding; basic carpentry; cement and concrete work; bricklaying and tiling; painting; bicycle maintenance; basic motor car or motor bike routine checks; hand tools and power tools for the home workshop; the garden and sprinkler systems for water economy; the garden and planting for food and nutrition.

ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Application • Group Activity • Folio and Discussion.

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Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Application • Group Activity • Folio and Discussion.


Stage 1 l Business, Enterprise & Technology

WORKPLACE PRACTICES CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SACE STAGE 1

Students develop knowledge, skills, and understanding of the nature, type and structure of the workplace. They learn about the changing nature of work, industrial relations, legislation, safe and sustainable workplace practices and local, national, and global issues in an industry and workplace context. Students can undertake learning in the workplace and develop and reflect on their capabilities, interests and aspirations. The subject may include the undertaking of vocational education and training (VET) as provided under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Content Stage 1 Workplace Practices comprises these focus areas of study: • Industry and Work Knowledge • Vocational Education and Training (VET). Plus two topics from: Topic 1: Future Trends in the World of Work Topic 2: The Value of Unpaid Work to Society Topic 3: Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities Topic 4: Career Planning Topic 5: Negotiated Topics.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following three assessments: • Folio • Performance • Reflection. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Creative Arts

ART A & B CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and personal development.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Students complete tasks in the following areas of study: • Creative Arts Process • Development and Production • Core Concepts in Arts Disciplines • Creative Arts in Practice.

CONTENT Painting, Drawing, Print making and Sculpture. This course aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and experience in both 2D and 3D Art and to work as artists do. There is an emphasis on developing knowledge and appreciation of aspects of contemporary practice in the visual arts. You will also investigate an artist and his or her work and the culture in which the work is produced.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Product • Folio.

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CLAYMATION CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and personal development.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Students complete tasks in the following areas of study: • Creative Arts Process • Development and Production • Core Concepts in Arts Disciplines • Creative Arts in Practice.

CONTENT Students will gain skills in developing a short story and its characters, which will be built using special techniques and materials specifically for claymation productions. The story will be animated with stopmotion techniques using Istop Motion Pro, Macintosh computers, video and still cameras and lighting. Students will work as individuals and in teams simulating industry. A DVD claymation product will be produced.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Product • Folio.


Stage 1 l Creative Arts

DESIGN A & B CREDITS: 10 or 20

PERFORMING ARTS (INTEGRATED LEARNING) CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES

COURSE DESCRIPTION Students complete tasks in the following areas of study: • Creative Arts Process • Development and Production • Core Concepts in Arts Disciplines • Creative Arts in Practice.

CONTENT Graphic, Product and Environmental Design. This course aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop design skills - working as a designer and understanding the relationships between how things look, how they work and what they are used for. You will also develop the ability to meet the requirements of a design brief using the design process. There is also an emphasis on developing knowledge and appreciation of contemporary designers and their work and on making informed personal comments on topics studied throughout the semester.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and personal development.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Semester 1: Drama/Music Semester 2: Dance/Drama This course provides you with the opportunity to learn basic performance skills in drama, dance and singing. You will also learn about the performing arts of other cultures. Music will focus on singing as a group as well as appreciation of music from other cultures. Dance will require you to learn a range of dance styles and then create a short performance. You will be required to work with others, in pairs and small groups. You may be required to perform in local community events and/or view performances out of school hours.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Product • Folio.

• Product • Folio.

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The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and personal development.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Cross Disciplinary Studies

PC GAMING (ENGLISH PATHWAYS/MATHS PATHWAYS/MEDIA STUDIES) CREDITS: 40 COURSE LENGTH: FULL YEAR

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are citizenship, communication, personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides you with the opportunity to meet the New SACE Literacy and Numeracy requirements through the playing and study of various PC games. There are 3 parts to this course: English Pathways This component emphasises playing, interpreting and critically analysing a range of PC games. We will explore common themes and issues in the gaming world. It also involves oral presentations and writing for a variety of audiences. Maths Pathways This component emphasises the use of mathematics in a gaming context, including simulating random processes, functions and graphs, and statistics. You will use mathematical models to understand the games you are playing. Media Studies In this component you will explore games in a wider context, especially the areas of violence in games, the portrayal of women in games, and game advertising.

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Pathway Successfully completing this course will earn you the compulsory 20 credits of Literacy and 10 credits of Numeracy required for the New SACE, along with another 10 credits for Media Studies giving you 40 credits out of the 200 needed.


Stage 1 l Cross Disciplinary Studies

PERSONAL LEARNING PLAN CREDITS: 10 The Personal Learning Plan is a new compulsory SACE subject for all students aged under 18 years, in which students consider their aspirations and research career, training and further study choices to help them map out their future. Students identify goals and plan how to achieve them through school and after finishing the SACE.

identify and research career paths and options, including further education, training and work

choose appropriate SACE subjects and courses based on plans for future work and study

consider and access subjects and courses available in and beyond school

review their strengths and areas they need to work on, including literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology skills

gain skills for future employment

identify their goals and plans for improvement

review and adjust their plans to achieve their goals.

ASSESSMENT The Personal Learning Plan contributes 10 credits towards the SACE. Because it is compulsory, students need to achieve a C grade or above.

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The Personal Learning Plan helps students to:


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Cross Disciplinary Studies

INTEGRATED STUDIES CREDITS: 10 Students doing three or more Stage 1 subjects are required to select one of the following pathways as an additional line of study at Stage 1. Due to the success of previous students enrolled in these programs, it is also recommended that a student doing even only one of the core subjects listed below, also undertakes the corresponding Integrated Learning unit. Each option focuses on the integration of skill development in specialist subjects and prepares students for success in Stage 1 and Stage 2 SACE studies.

RESEARCH PROJECT PREPARATION INTEGRATED LEARNING CREDITS: 10

BACKGROUND This subject is highly recommended for students undertaking SACE Stage 2 the following semester. It will assist you in the preparation of the compulsory Stage 2 Research Project.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject gives you the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of research skills and processes to study an area of interest. It allows you to use your creativity and initiative, teamwork and collaborative skills, while applying your knowledge and research skills to a real-world task.

OPTIONS ENROL IN

IF YOU ARE STUDYING

Applied Systems

Maths Apps, Word Processing Personal

Critical Thinking

English, Society and Culture

Financial Skills

Maths Studies, Accounting

Investigative Methods

Maths Studies, Chemistry

Scientific Methods

Biology, Psychology

Social Analysis

Society and Culture ESL, Word Processing Personal

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Assessment Assessment is school based. Students must demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Application • Group Activity • Folio • Discussion.


Stage 1 l English Pathways

The study of English prepares students for further education and training as well as supporting positive outcomes in the workplace and in personal lives.

Stage 1 English subjects allow students to achieve the compulsory literacy requirement in the SACE. To achieve this, students are required to achieve a C grade or better at this level. There are three ways to achieve the literacy requirement at Thebarton: 1. English A and B - leads to English Communications and English Studies at Stage 2. 2. Literacy for Work and Community Life - this does not lead directly to a Stage 2 course. 3. PC Gaming - will allow students to achieve the basic literacy requirement at Stage 1 level in an integrated, thematic approach.

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All Stage 1 English subjects require students to read, view, listen to, speak and compose a range of texts, both familiar and unfamiliar.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l English Pathways

ENGLISH A & B CREDITS: 10 or 20

LITERACY FOR WORK AND COMMUNITY LIFE CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship, personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Students read and respond to texts as well as produce texts. Text Analysis Students explore a range of texts composed for different purposes and in a range of forms. They develop an understanding of how authors communicate and use examples of these texts to compose their own texts. Students learn that texts and language are situated in social and cultural environments and the ways in which the study of texts supports them to establish and maintain community connections. Producing Texts Students explore a range of text types for a range of purposes and audiences, and compose their own texts. They learn to recognise the linguistic codes and conventions of different text types, and use these to compose their own texts.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 English Pathways is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • •

Text Analysis Text Production.

PATHWAY This subject will prepare you for further study in English and in other subject areas.

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CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship, personal development, work and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject provides basic and functional language development. This subject builds your knowledge of using English in everyday written, visual and multimedia texts. You will use your own experiences of school workplaces and the local community to study possible topics such as running a household, being a consumer and leisure activities. This subject offers you the chance to gain the compulsory literacy requirment of 10 credits for your SACE, providing you obtain at least a C grade.

ASSESSMENT Assessment is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Text Analysis • Text Production.


Stage 1 l English as a Second Language

If you have had more than five years of education in the medium of English in Australia or overseas you must show that your performance in at least two texts is at Scale 11 or below (ESL Scope and Scales 2002)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CREDITS: 20

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Students need to demonstrate a minimum competence of Scale 7 in most texts.

CONTENT The subject is based on responding to, and composing, oral and written texts in a range of genres and situations. Areas of study include:

Investigative Study Students investigate a topic of personal interest by moving beyond the classroom to interview one or more people of their choice. Communication Study The focus of this study is on written and oral texts as they are used in contexts beyond the classroom and, in particular, the use of texts to persuade, influence, and instruct other people.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • •

Text Production Language Application.

Students who achieve a C grade or better in 20-credits of this subject meet the SACE literacy requirement.

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Text Study Students explore a range of written, oral, and visual texts, constructed for different purposes and in a range of genres. Texts studied could include feature films, web pages, poetry, newspaper or magazine articles, documentaries, talks by guest speakers, or news broadcasts.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Health & Personal Development - Home Economics

FOOD AND HOSPITALITY A & B CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and work.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND An interest in cooking is presumed. The ability to read, research and write at an ESL scale of 7 or above is essential.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject focuses on the impact of the food and hospitality industry in Australia. Topics include: • investigate, prepare, cook and serve a range of foods for different occasions • occupational health and safety • consumer protection and the rights of individuals • safe food practices • small group catering enterprises • management practices • interpersonal skills • customer relations.

ASSESSMENT • Practical activity • Group activity • Investigation

PATHWAY This course is recommended if you wish to study Stage 2 Nutrition and/or Stage 2 Food and Hospitality Studies.

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Stage 1

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR WOMEN

RECREATION AND FITNESS

CREDITS: 10

CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES

CAPABILITIES

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and personal development.

The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, learning and personal development.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course has two parts: practical activities and issues relating to physical activity.

This course has two parts: practical activities and issues relating to physical activity.

Practical Topics to select from include: basketball, badminton, volleyball, squash and other recreational activities.

Practical Three practical topics from: basketball, badminton, volleyball, soccer, golf, squash and other recreational activities.

Students will also undertake a fitness program designed to meet their individual goals. It will include cardio and resistance training activities to assist with weight management - reducing body fat and increasing muscle power.

Students will also undertake a fitness program designed to meet their individual goals. It will include cardio and resistance training activities to assist with personal fitness goals for general health or improved sports performance.

Issues Various issues relating to physical activity will be studied. They include: how to manage weight, how to eat healthily, how to avoid toxic chemicals in personal care products and how to plan a healthy lifestyle.

Issues Various issues relating to physical activity will be studied. They include: how to improve fitness for sports performance, how to avoid and manage sports injuries, how to play in community sport groups, how to eat for maximum performance and the risks of unhealthy substances.

Students will also do a self-directed analysis, like a major project, of an issue that is of personal interest to them. It could be about drugs in sport, obesity or gender and equity.

ASSESSMENT Practical skills - observation checklists, skill tests Issues - journal, written assignments, AV presentations.

PATHWAY This course is a useful preparation for Stage 2 Physical Education or for careers with minimum fitness requirements such as police force or fire fighter. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

Students will also do a self-directed analysis, like a major project, of an issue that is of personal interest to them. It could be about drugs in sport, obesity, gender and equity, the role of technology or professionalism in sport.

ASSESSMENT Practical skills - observation checklists, skill tests Issues - journal, written assignments, AV presentations.

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SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Humanities and Social Sciences

ECONOMICS CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Studying economics enables students to understand how an economy operates, the structure of economic systems, and the way in which they function. Students develop an understanding of different economic systems and institutions, and can assess the degree to which these systems and institutions help satisfy people’s needs and wants. Students become aware that economic decisions are not value free and have outcomes that may be inconsistent with social, moral and ethical values. Students research, analyse, evaluate and apply economic models that are expressed in graphical and/or diagrammatic form. They make forecasts about economic change and evaluate issues for individuals and groups in local, national and global settings. They learn how some of these issues affect their lives and how they can use the knowledge and skills of economics to inform their participation in society.

Content • What is Economics • The Economic Problem • Economic Systems • The Market Economy • The Circular Flow of Income

Assessment

LEGAL STUDIES CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are citizenship, personal development and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION The study of Legal Studies provides insight into law-making and the processes of dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Students investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society. Students examine the Australian legal system. They read and write about, and discuss, analyse, and debate issues. They use a variety of methods to investigate legal issues, including observing the law in action in courts and through various media.

CONTENT

Semester 1 • Law and Society • People, Structures and Processes • Law Making Semester 2 • Justice and Society • Victims and the Law • Motorists and the Law (Students who do not study Semester 1 Legal Studies must have a background knowledge in Australian Civics and Citizenship.)

Assessment

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

• Folio • Skills and Applications Tasks • Issues Study.

• Folio • Presentation • Issues Study.

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Stage 1 l Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCIETY AND CULTURE SOCIETY AND CULTURE ESL

TOURISM CREDITS: 10

CREDITS: 10

The focus capabilities for this subject are citizenship, communication and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION The ESL course is designed for those who have only recently arrived in Australia. In Society and Culture, students explore and analyse the interactions of people, societies, cultures and environments. They learn how social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors affect different societies; and how people function and communicate in and across cultural groups. Through their study of Society and Culture, students develop the ability to influence their own futures, by developing skills, values and understandings of the significant factors such as gender, ethnicity, racism, class and power structures.

Content Students study two topics from: • power, authority and change • prejudice and discrimination • wealth, work and status • media and communication • peace and conflict • popular culture.

Assessment Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Sources Analysis • Group Activity • Investigation. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication, citizenship and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Tourism, students develop an understanding of the nature of tourists, tourism and the tourism industry. A student’s understanding of the sustainable management of tourism is central to the subject. The course allows a choice of three topics from the list below: • investigating the history of tourism • exploring tourism in the local area • examining local impacts of tourism • preparing for international travel •u  nderstanding the role of organisations and government in tourism • examining tourism and technological change • appreciating tourism in Australia • investigating tourism markets • understanding tourism and natural environments •u  nits of competency from tourism training packages. These topics are influenced by the following themes • Understanding the Tourism Industry • Identifying Visitors and Hosts • Creating Sustainable Tourism • Working in the Tourism Industry.

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CAPABILITIES


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Mathematics

MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS A

MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS B

CREDITS: 10

CREDITS: 10

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

It is assumed that students who undertake this unit will: • know how to perform calculations with numbers in decimal, fraction and percentage form on a calculator • know how to use instruments that measure length • have some experience with the calculation of areas of rectangles, triangles and circles • have some prior knowledge of reading line and column graphs and pie charts.

COURSE DESCRIPTION The emphasis of this unit is upon the personal use of mathematics, although all of the components below form a basis for further study in the area of business mathematics. This unit is intended for students who plan to study only one unit of mathematics, or those who intend to study Mathematical Applications B in the second semester and Mathematical Applications at Stage 2.

Content

• spending - percentage calculations, discounts, taxes and charges, credit and debit cards • earning - employment, shares, Government support, superannuation, self-employment and associated wages, salaries, entitlements and taxation • budgeting - balancing the books, fees and charges • use of Excel spreadsheets for financial calculations • units of measurement and measuring devices • scale and ratio, time and rates • perimeter and area, volume and capacity • specialist measurements

ASSESSMENT

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PREFERRED BACKGROUND

It is assumed that students who undertake this unit will: • be able to perform basic arithmetic • have an understanding of simple probability • know how to manipulate and perform calculations with numbers in decimal, fraction, and percentage form on a calculator • have learnt about the metric measurement system and Pythagoras’ theorem, and will have used a variety of measurement tools.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This unit is intended as a subsequent unit to Mathematical Applications A for students who want to proceed to Stage 2 Mathematical Applications. The focus of this course is business mathematics and statistics.

Content

• financial institutions • investing for interest and the costs of borrowing • consideration of how data is represented to us by others and the organisation of your own data • centre of a distribution - median, mean and reliability • spread of a distribution - range and standard deviation • forming and supporting conjectures from interval and categorical data • use of Excel spreadsheets and FXDraw for graphing and display purposes • sampling from populations, normal distribution • data based investigation • right-angled triangle geometry, Pythagoras’ theorem, sine, cosine and tangent ratios

ASSESSMENT 60% 20% 20%

Skills and application tasks Directed investigations Project

60% 20% 20%


Stage 1 l Mathematics

MATHEMATICAL STUDIES A

MATHEMATICAL STUDIES B

CREDITS: 10

CREDITS: 10

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This unit is intended as a first unit for students who wish to proceed to Stage 2. Graphs and graphic calculators will be used throughout this subject to solve problems.

Content

Statistics • centre of a distribution • spread of a distribution • sampling • data based investigations • normal distribution

Content

2-D Coordinate Geometry • distance formula, ratio, equations of straight lines • equations of circles • inverse functions Matrix Algebra

ASSESSMENT 60% 25% 15%

FURTHER INFORMATION Students intending to study Mathematical Studies only at Stage 2 should complete Mathematical Studies A and B and may also take Mathematical Studies C. Students intending to study Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics at Stage 2 must complete Mathematical Studies A, B and C. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

Models of Growth • sequences • linear functions • exponential functions Quadratics and Other Polynomials • the quadratic function • quadratic algebra Logarithms • r ules, solving exponential equations, using Binomial Theorem Functions and Graphs • linking algebraic and graphical representations of a relationship • sketching of linear, quadratic, other functions • graphs of cubic polynomials

ASSESSMENT Skills and application tasks Directed investigations Project

60% 20% 20%

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Geometry and Mensuration • right angled triangle geometry • areas of triangles and related compound shapes • solving non-right angled triangles

Skills and application tasks Directed investigations Project

This unit is intended as a second unit for students who wish to proceed to Mathematical Studies only or to Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics together at Stage 2. Mathematical Studies B may be taken concurrently with or following Mathematical Studies A. Graphs and graphic calculators will be used throughout this subject to solve problems.


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MATHEMATICAL STUDIES C

NUMERACY FOR WORK AND COMMUNITY LIFE

CREDITS: 10

CREDITS: 10 or 20

COURSE DESCRIPTION This unit is intended for students who wish to proceed to both Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics at Stage 2. Graphs and graphic calculators will be used throughout this subject to solve problems.

Content

Planar Geometry • triangle similarity and congruence • properties of triangles and quadrilaterals • deducing further properties of plane figures • properties of circles • vectors and vector operations • component and unit vector forms • projections Periodic Phenomena • observing periodic behaviour • characteristics of graphs of periodic functions • periodic functions of circles • the sine function and its transform • reference angles • the cosine function and tangent function • important trigonometric relationships (identities)

ASSESSMENT Skills and application tasks Directed investigations Project

60% 25% 15%

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course description This subject enables you to build on your knowledge and understanding of mathematical information and its relationship to everyday contexts. This subject is suitable for you if you have identified numeracy skills as an area of development. It will provide you with additional numeracy support for your studies and future pathways.

CONTENT In this subject you will discuss and share ideas as you explore, select and apply a range of mathematical concepts, processes, strategies to everyday problems and situations. You will develop your critical thinking skills by making choices to solve problems and communicating mathematical processes and results with clarity and understanding.

Assessment Assessment is school based. Students must demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: • Skills and Application Tasks • Folio. Students who gain a C grade or better in this subject can meet the numeracy requirement of SACE.


Stage 1 l Science

CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Competence in reading and writing.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a general Biology course. Biology A - Semester 1 Topics include an animal study - classification, ecology, adaptations; use of microscopes; cells; cancer; human physiology - respiratory and circulatory systems. Biology B - Semester 2 Topics include useful and harmful micro-organisms; human physiology - digestive system; plant adaptations; genetics.

ASSESSMENT Assessment will incorporate a variety of techniques, including written tests, practical reports, research projects and oral presentations.

CHEMISTRY A CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed as an introduction to Chemistry, providing basic chemical knowledge that can be applied to everyday situations as well as foundation concepts for further studies in Chemistry.

CONTENT Topics include: • a tomic nature of matter and periodic classification of the first 20 elements •m  etals and non-metals - properties and position on periodic table • s tructures of materials, compounds and elements, including metallic, ionic and covalent bonding • petrol and organic chemistry • chemistry of wine and food •d  evelopment of laboratory skills, including health and safety

PATHWAY Prepares you for SACE Stage 2 Biology or Psychology.

ASSESSMENT Written and oral assignments, topic tests and practical work including testing of hypotheses.

PATHWAY Students wishing to proceed to Stage 2 Chemistry are strongly advised to take both Chemistry A and Chemistry B.

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BIOLOGY A & B


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Sciences

CHEMISTRY B CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

HEALTH SCIENCE A & B CREDITS: 10 or 20

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Chemistry A or the equivalent of Year 12 Chemistry in a language other than English.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This semester provides a more specific and essential background for Stage 2 Chemistry. Everyday applications of the chemical knowledge are highlighted.

CONTENT Topics include: • Stoichiometry • balancing of equations and writing of formulae • acid base reactions • salts • redox reactions - oxidation number, balancing equations using half-reactions • metal reactivity, electrochemical and electrolytic cells, corrosion • laboratory skills.

ASSESSMENT Written and oral assignments, topic tests and practical work. Some practical tests in laboratory skills and techniques are also given.

PATHWAY Students wishing to proceed to Stage 2 Chemistry are strongly advised to take both Chemistry A and Chemistry B.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is a SACE Stage 1 Scientific Studies course designed for students who still want to improve their general scientific skills and writing before continuing with the mainstream SACE Science courses.

CONTENT Health Science A • Health, Safety and Hygiene • The Health Care Profession • Body Systems Health Science B • Injuries, allergies and first aid • Nutrition • Disease and medication

ASSESSMENT • Investigations folio • Skills and applications tasks

PATHWAY This course could prepare students for future studies in Community Services, Aged Care, Health or Disability Studies, Nursing Assistant or Enrolled Nursing.


Stage 1 l Sciences

INTEGRATED SCIENCE CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

PHYSICS A CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a SACE Stage 1 Scientific Studies course designed for students who still want to improve their general scientific skills and writing before continuing with the mainstream SACE Science courses.

content Course work will include a themed topic of Consumer Science including: • domestic chemistry • food science • energy. There will also be a focus on safety in the laboratory and use of laboratory apparatus. Practical work will also focus on analytical problem solving skills.

ASSESSMENT • Investigations folio • Skills and applications tasks

This course is designed as an introduction to Physics as well as a basis on which further Physics skills can be understood. The focus is on experimental learning, emphasising concepts and experimental methods to understand what happens in the social and physical world around us. Mathematical models will be used after the conceptual approach has been thoroughly investigated. It is therefore advantageous to be familiar with mathematical processes such as re-arranging formulae and basic trigonometrical ratios.

Content • Electrostatics - forces on charged objects •M  otion of objects in 1 and 2 dimensions as well as under the influence of gravitational fields • Newton’s Laws - the causes of motion •W  aves and light - concepts associated with waves and their properties, the pathways of light through prisms and lenses Throughout these topics, you will be encouraged to develop problem solving skills, design and carry out various investigations and communicate effectively and creatively.

ASSESSMENT PATHWAY This course is a recommended pre-course to Biology A, Chemistry A or Physics A at SACE Stage 1.

Topic tests, research assignments, work sheets and practical work.

PATHWAY You are strongly advised to study both Physics A and B if you wish to proceed to Stage 2 Physics.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Science

PHYSICS B

PSYCHOLOGY

CREDITS: 10

CREDITS: 10

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are communication and learning.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will prepare you for further study at Stage 2 Physics. You will develop further skills in analysing and evaluating problems as well as researching and communicating effectively.

This course will prepare you for further study in Stage 2 Psychology. You will develop skills in conducting psychological research, evaluating the data to provide information and in communicating effectively. The course is an introduction to the study of psychology showing how it relates to our social world and provokes us to consider the ethics of psychological research in our modern society.

Content

content

COURSE DESCRIPTION

• Mechanics - revision of motion and Newton’s laws of motion, the use and application of vectors and conservation laws of energy and momentum • Electricity • Electric fields • Current electricity • Electricity in the home

ASSESSMENT

There are four topics: Introductory Psychology •b  asic statistics, types of research design, ethical principles Brain and Behaviour • f unctions within the human brain, effects of everyday habits on brain and how the brain is studied

Topic tests, research assignments and practical work.

Cognition •h  ow we think, remember and forget, influences on our thinking

FURTHER INFORMATION

Social Influence •h  ow behaviour changes in different social situations (conforming, aggression, helping).

Opportunity exists to visit work sites to see how physics relates to career pathways.

ASSESSMENT

PATHWAY You are strongly advised to study both Physics A and B if you wish to proceed to Stage 2 Physics.

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Collaborative research investigation. Resource based assignments, topic tests.

PATHWAY This course can be of interest to a range of students and will give students considering studying Stage 2 Psychology an insight into the subject.


SACE STAGE 2

SA Certificate of Education (SACE) Stage 2

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SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Stage 2 Subject Groups Group 1 Arts, Humanities, Social and Cultural Studies

Art Practical Business Studies Design Practical Economics English as a Second Language English as a Second Language Studies English Communications English Studies Food and Hospitality Studies Legal Studies Modern History Performing Arts Philosophy Studies of Societies Tourism Visual Art Studies Women’s Studies Work Studies

Group 2 Mathematics, Science, Technology

Accounting Studies Animation and Game Design Biology Business Documents Chemistry CAD/CNC Computer Networking Desktop Publishing Digital Photography Digital Video and Sound Furniture Construction Mathematical Applications Mathematical Studies Nutrition Personal Documents Physical Education Physics Psychology Specialist Mathematics Excellence - Respect - Innovation 56 Thebarton Senior College

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Stage 2 l Business, Enterprise and Technology

ACCOUNTING STUDIES

ANIMATION & GAME DESIGN

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Accounting Stage 1.

You will use Adobe Flash CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3 to produce interactive 2D animations and games. You will learn the fundamentals of game design and action script programming to produce games for web distribution.

You will acquire an understanding of the financial information processes used in society and learn to apply accounting information in financial decision making. There are three topics in this course. The Environment of Accounting Entities, decision-making, influences on accounting information produced, users of accounting information and the accounting process. Financial Accounting The accounting equation, double entry, accounting reports, cash flow and analysis and interpretation of financial statements.

ASSESSMENT Product Critique & Technological Influences 10% Product Realisation & Evaluation 60% Specialised Skills Task 30%

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Fundamental knowledge of Adobe Flash will be assumed. Successful completion of 2D Animation Stage 1 is desirable.

Management Accounting Cash budgets, recording inventories, understanding depreciation, control over debtors and assets and decision making using both financial and non financial information.

ASSESSMENT Assessment Tasks External Examination

50% 50%

PATHWAY Prepares you for entry to careers associated with business and helps you to manage your financial affairs throughout your life.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Business, Enterprise and Technology

BUSINESS STUDIES SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL : GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING & COMPUTER NUMERIC CONTROL (CAD/CNC)

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS SOFTWARE: AUTODESK INVENTOR/EDGE CAM

Recommended that you have some background in Stage 1 Business Studies, Accounting, Legal Studies or Economics.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course prepares you to handle your own business affairs and to function more effectively and responsibly as a consumer, worker and citizen by broadening your perception of the business world.

content Topics include small business ownership; the lifecycle of business organisations; decision-making processes and the sources of finance available to both profit and non-profit organisations; Human Resource Management in business, including the rights and obligations of employers and employees regarding Health and Safety; equal opportunity; induction and training programs; the nature and purpose of work; the changing nature of the Australian workplace; industrial relations in Australia.

ASSESSMENT Assignments, case studies, tests and research assignments. The major investigative study involves direct contact with a small to mediumsized business. Investigative study Folio

30% 70%

PATHWAY This course will prepare you for University and TAFE courses in Business.

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PREFERRED BACKGROUND Computer Design experience or work related skills.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject requires you to use advanced manufacturing technologies such as CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines to investigate and analyse existing and developing manufacturing trends and techniques. Through the design process, you will draw articles for manufacture using CAD. Machine codes will be automatically written or generated and downloaded to CNC lathes or milling machines for manufacture. Many of the skills developed and practised in this unit of work directly relate to the learning outcomes from specific National Metal and Engineering Training Package competencies.

ASSESSMENT Assessment tasks will range from written critiques, through specialised skills and designing tasks.


Stage 2 l Business, Enterprise and Technology

COMPUTER NETWORKING (DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY STUDIES) SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND You will need to have a good grounding in computer systems and hardware for this course.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS SOFTWARE: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3

PREFERRED BACKGROUND You should be familiar with the basic operation of a computer. You should have some experience with basic camera operations.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ASSESSMENT Assignments Network Design Network Development

50% 20% 30%

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course teaches skills in digital photography. You will use digital cameras, flatbed scanners and film scanners to acquire images. You will edit your photographs and create complex design layouts using the Adobe Photoshop software. You will manipulate images and apply filters, special effects and restoration techniques including redeye reduction, masking, colour channels, noise reduction and many other of the numerous effects and adjustments possible with this complex and powerful software.

ASSESSMENT This course is externally moderated by the SACE Board. Assessment tasks will be written and practical. Product Critique & Technological Influences 10% Product Realisation & Evaluation 60% Specialised Skills Task 30%

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This course is the first two semesters of the CISCO CCNA Exploration Course and includes lectures, practicals, on-line tests and assignments which require investigation, analysis, designing, testing and implementation of networks. You will cover application layer functionality and protocols, OSI layers of a network, IPv4 addressing, Ethernet, planning, cabling, configuring and testing of networks.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Business, Enterprise and Technology

DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND

FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS SOFTWARE: FINAL CUT PRO

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND You should be familiar with the basic operation of a computer. You must have developed file management skills before working at this level. Some experience with other multimedia/graphics software is desirable.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Previous experience in wood construction.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

You will learn how to use a digital video camera to capture video and transfer to a computer to edit using Final Cut Pro software. You will also learn how to edit sound tracks to accompany the video using specialised software.

This is an advanced course to develop wood machining skills with exercises using power saws and surface planers. You will be involved in the uses of traditional timber joints, as well as ‘knock down fittings’, through the construction of cabinet-ware, involving both hinging and drawer construction. Skills will be developed using both hand and power tools. You will design and construct your own medium-sized piece of furniture.

You will produce digital video output for web-based publishing as well as for DVD production.

ASSESSMENT

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ASSESSMENT

Assessment tasks will range from written critiques, through specialised skills and designing tasks.

This course is externally moderated by the SACE Board. Assessment tasks will be written and practical.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Product Critique & Technological Influences 20% Product Realisation & Evaluation 50% Specialised Skills Task 30%

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You are required to purchase some furniture construction materials as required for larger projects.


Stage 2 l Business, Enterprise and Technology INFORMATION PROCESSING & PUBLISHING PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

INFORMATION PROCESSING & PUBLISHING DESKTOP PUBLISHING

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 1 UNIT

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 1 UNIT

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

Personal Documents is an Information Processing and Publishing unit in which you learn to operate a keyboard efficiently and correctly. Personal Documents involves the use of computer hardware and software to present and display personal documents for the purpose of communication. This unit contains two sections, one on practical skills and the other on issues and understandings.

Keyboard skills are an advantage.

SOFTWARE USED

You will learn the efficient use of computer technology and apply the designing process to develop and present communication tasks for individuals. You will apply the principles of design and page layout in completing tasks. You are required to use word processing and at least one other software application to produce letters, tables, assignments, reports and display items.

Desktop Publishing involves the use of page layout and other applications to assemble text and graphics electronically for publishing on paper. This unit contains two sections, one on practical skills and the other on issues and understandings.

Adobe InDesign CS3.

You will also consider related social, ethical and legal issues such as health and safety, plagiarism, intellectual property and employment.

You will complete tasks including programmes, leaflets, stationery, posters, brochures, newsletters and advertising material. You will also consider the social, ethical and legal issues associated with publishing materials including health and safety, intellectual property and environmental concerns.

ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

Consists of a written report, design brief and practical task. Practical skills Designing and skills application Issues analysis Technical & operational understandings

40% 30% 15% 15%

FURTHER INFORMATION This course can form a two-unit sequence with either Business Documents or Desktop Publishing. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

This course is moderated by the SACE Board. There are four assessment components. Practical skills Designing and skills applications Issues analysis Technical and operational understandings

40% 30% 15% 15%

FURTHER INFORMATIOn This course can form a two-unit sequence with Personal Documents.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Business, Enterprise and Technology INFORMATION PROCESSING & PUBLISHING BUSINESS DOCUMENTS

WORK STUDIES A & B

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 1 UNIT

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 1 OR 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

Keyboard skills and/or completion of Personal Documents.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION Business Documents involves the use of computer hardware and software to present and display material for the purpose of business communication. You will be required to use word processing and at least one other software application (Excel) to complete tasks such as letters, reports, tables, memoranda, forms, agreements, financial statements, newsletters, programs and itineraries. You will also consider the social, ethical and legal issues associated with the use of computerised technology for communication within businesses. Issues include confidentiality, retraining, multiskilling, occupational health, safety and welfare, intellectual property and security.

ASSESSMENT This course is moderated by SSABSA. There are four assessment components: Practical skills Designing and skills applications Issues analysis Technical and operational understandings

40% 30% 15% 15%

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Work Studies A is a prerequisite for Work Studies B.

The course aims to develop useful skills, such as personal goal setting, using the telephone and interview techniques. You will also gain an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety requirements and other laws relating to the workplace. You will be required to do work experience for approximately five days each semester. Work Studies A Includes the following topics: What is work; finding employment; industrial relations; work experience. Work Studies B Includes career pathways (training and education); places of work in Australian society; work experience.

ASSESSMENT Workplace Learning • Work Experience • Work Experience Journal

25% 25%

Course Work • Oral and Written Assignments

50%


Stage 2 l Creative Arts

ART PRACTICAL

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 1 UNIT

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

Previous experience in the visual arts would be an advantage but is not essential.

Previous experience in the visual arts would be an advantage but is not essential.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides you with the opportunity to work as an artist in ways appropriate to the needs, skills and future aspirations of each student. You are expected to demonstrate your ability to generate visual ideas and concepts and to be able to present them with appropriate skill. You are also expected to be able to talk and write about aspects of the visual arts.

ASSESSMENT Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester with final SACE Board moderation at the end of the unit. Practical Studies 50% One major artwork for final assessment which includes a folder of developmental and support work in the form of drawings, diagrams and maquettes. Practical Extension 40% You will explore an area of art in a practical way. A skills based extension. Investigative Study 10% One written assignment, selected from a list of set topics.

This course provides you with the opportunity to work as artists in ways appropriate to the needs, skills and future aspirations of each student. You are expected to demonstrate your ability to generate visual ideas and concepts and to be able to present them with appropriate skill. You are also expected to be able to talk and write about aspects of the visual arts. This course will provide a good grounding for further studies in art related areas.

ASSESSMENT Assessment is ongoing throughout the subject with final SSABSA moderation at the end of the year. Practical Studies 50% Two major art works for final assessment which includes a folder of developmental and support work in the form of drawings, diagrams and maquettes. Practical Extension 20% You will explore an area of art in a practical way. A skills based extension. Investigative Study 30% Two written assignments, selected from a list of set topics.

FURTHER INFORMATION This course has a substantial practical emphasis.

FURTHER INFORMATION

PATHWAY

This course has a substantial practical emphasis.

This course will provide a good grounding for further studies in art related areas.

You may study Life Drawing as part of this course.

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ART PRACTICAL


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Creative Arts

DESIGN PRACTICAL

DESIGN PRACTICAL

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 1 UNIT

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

It is useful to have previous experience in Design. Drawing skills and the ability to manipulate materials used in the production of designs are an advantage.

It is useful to have previous experience in Design. Drawing skills and the ability to manipulate materials used in the production of design are an advantage.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course aims to develop your awareness and understanding of the natural and constructed environments. You will develop skills in designing for different purposes - Graphic, Product and Environmental. You will develop an understanding of the relationship between the functions of things, their form and their contextual environment. You will develop the ability to analyse and appreciate design. This course will provide a good basis for further studies in design related areas.

This course aims to develop your awareness and understanding of the natural and constructed environments. You will develop skills in designing for different purposes - Graphic, Product and Environmental. You will develop an understanding of the relationship between the function of things, their form and their contextual environment. You will develop the ability to analyse and appreciate design. This course will provide a good grounding for further studies in design related areas.

ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is on-going throughout the course with final SACE Board moderation at the end of the semester.

Assessment is ongoing with final SACE Board moderation at the end of the year.

Practical 50% One major design piece, with a folio of support material showing the design process. These should show a high degree of skill. Methods and Materials 20% A practical exploration of skills, techniques and media appropriate to creating design. Investigative Study 30% One written assignment selected from a given list.

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Practical 50% Presentation of two finished pieces of practical work following the design process and including support material. Methods and Materials 20% A practical exploration of skills, techniques and media appropriate to creating design. Investigative Study 30% Students present two written assignments selected from a given list. This study is moderated externally by SSABSA.


Stage 2 l Creative Arts

PERFORMING ARTS

VISUAL ART STUDIES

(INTEGRATED LEARNING) SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 1 OR 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

Semester 1: Drama/Music Semester 2: Dance/Drama This course provides you with the opportunity to learn basic performance skills in drama, dance and singing. You will also learn about the performing arts of other cultures. Music will focus on singing as a group as well as appreciation of music from other cultures. Dance will require you to learn a range of dance styles and then create a short performance. You will be required to work with others, in pairs and small groups. You may be required to perform in local community events and/or view performances out of school hours.

ASSESSMENT Journal Performance Project Portfolio - documentation of the learning process

COURSE DESCRIPTION The aim of the course is to give you a critical understanding of art in historical and contemporary themes. You will also develop skills and knowledge of materials and processes in producing works of art from conception and planning to completion.

content The course consists of two main parts: Part A - Visual Art Practice Two major practical pieces for assessment, accompanied by support material showing how the final pieces were conceived and developed. Practical may be Art, Design or Craft. Part B - The Study of Visual Art • A study of art from an historical and contemporary focus. You will look at, discuss and write about art from selected topics in these two areas. The contemporary focus looks at art of the past 25 years and the historical focus of art from more than 25 years ago. •

A student choice topic. You must select a topic related to the visual arts and present your findings of the research at the end of the year in a written report, oral presentation or electronic media presentation.

ASSESSMENT All practical work is school assessed with SACE Board external moderation at the end of the year. Part A - Practical Part B - E xternal Examination - Theory Investigative Study Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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COURSE DESCRIPTION


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l English

ENGLISH COMMUNICATION

ENGLISH STUDIES

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL : GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

This course explores the world of communication. It focuses on the relationship between form, purpose and audience in language. You are expected to respond to texts as well as produce your own written and oral examples of various forms of language. Texts will be chosen from novels, films, TV series, short story collections, poetry and drama scripts.

Competence in English and a strong interest in reading, writing and in analysing texts is recommended.

ASSESSMENT

This subject involves the shared study of two single texts, a pair of texts, poetry, a film, two texts chosen and studied individually by the student and a range of shorter pieces of writing. It also involves oral presentations and writing for a variety of audiences and purposes in a variety of situations.

There are 13 summative tasks in total. Each task is expected to be between 600 and 1000 words in length. A Communication Study 20% Two tasks. You will study communication in one of the following areas: the mass media, personal or business communication, computer related communication or advertising. Knowledge is demonstrated in writing and speech. Text Study Three tasks (two written, one oral).

20%

Text Production 30% You will produce four pieces of original writing in various styles. Applications 30% There are two independent studies. Each study consists of one written and one oral task.

FURTHER INFORMATION You may do a single unit of English Communication in first semester as a HESS Restricted subject. The ability to use a computer is an advantage.

COURSE DESCRIPTION English Studies emphasises reading, viewing, interpreting and critically analysing a range of texts including novels, plays, poetry and films.

ASSESSMENT

School assessed 50% •S  hared studies 30% B  ased on 8-10 responses to texts studied in class, including drama, prose, films and poetry. •W  ritten text production 10% B  ased on 2-3 pieces of writing using a range of forms. •O  ral text production 10% B  ased on 2-3 oral presentations. May be presented using multimedia. Externally assessed 50% • Individual study 20% Y ou will study two texts and write supporting material of 6000 to 8000 words. A well drafted essay of 1500 to 2000 words is then submitted. Externally marked. • E xternal examination .

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30%


Stage 2 l English as a Second Language

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STUDIES

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Communication Study 20% You will study the way in which texts are used to persuade, influence and instruct beyond the classroom to develop skills in organising and presenting information in a variety of forms. One oral and one written task is completed. Investigation 20% You will investigate a topic and learn how to find and note relevant information, summarise, explain, express opinions, write a bibliography, listen critically, formulate appropriate questions and to plan written and oral presentations. Text Production 30% You will develop an understanding of a range of issues in both fictional and non-fictional texts. You examine ideas and beliefs, analyse and evaluate the language and structure of texts, develop an appreciation of the relationship between language context, practice discussions, expositions and writing creatively and complete an oral and written task. Interaction 30% You will plan for a series of interviews beyond the classroom on a social issue or on an interesting aspect of someone’s life or career.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA If you have had more than five years of education in the medium of English in Australia or overseas you must show that your performance in at least two texts is at Scale 12 or below (ESL Scope and Scales 2002). Excellence - Respect - Innovation

You need to be able to demonstrate a minimum competence at Scale 9 in most texts.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Issues Analysis You will critically examine and analyse issues and arguments in a range of texts. You will develop skills including identifying connections between ideas, combining information, and interpreting visual material such as graphs and diagrams. Text Production You will learn to write more complex texts in a variety of genres. For assessment you will write an essay on an issue and a creative piece of writing. Investigative Study You will negotiate a topic for a major investigation in which you will develop analytical and research skills. You will write a major research presentation, present a tutorial using information and communication technology and lead a group discussion. As part of your course, you will practise writing answers to exam questions.

ASSESSMENT Issue analysis Text production Investigation Examination

10% 15% 25% 50%

ELIGIBILITY critEria If you have had more than five years of education in the medium of English in Australia or overseas you must show that your performance in at least two texts is at Scale 12 or below (ESL Scope and Scales 2002). Thebarton Senior College 67

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Students need to be able to demonstrate a minimum competence at Scale 8 in most texts.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Health and Personal Development

FOOD & HOSPITALITY STUDIES

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

An interest in cooking and the hospitality industry is assumed. The ability to research and write extended prose is required. The ability to read, research and write at an ESL scale of 9 or more is essential.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject focuses on the impact of the food and hospitality industry on Australian society. You will investigate the food and hospitality industry and how it influences, and is influenced by, sociocultural, technical, economic, environmental, political and legal factors. Sixty percent of the course is practical and you will learn cooking techniques and choose your own recipes to demonstrate the influences of current and future trends in the food and hospitality industry. Forty percent of the course is theory and you are assessed by writing and demonstrating your understanding of the above issues.

ASSESSMENT

Practical and Theory 70% Six assessment tasks with both practical and theory components. Special study 30% This is a 2000 word research task on an aspect of the Food and Hospitality industry.

PATHWAY TAFE Food and Hospitality courses or employment in the industry.

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A recent background in Stage 1 or 2 Physical Education and prior experience of badminton, basketball, volleyball or soccer is desirable.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course consists of two areas of study: Practical Skills and Applications Consists of three SACE Board developed practical modules selected from basketball, volleyball, badminton or indoor soccer (18 hours each). Principles and Issues • E xercise, Physiology and Physical Activity • L earning Sports Skills and the Biomechanics of Movement • Issues Analysis

ASSESSMENT Practical 50% Course Work 10% Issues Analysis 10% Examination 30% (based on Modules Exercise Physiology and Physical Activity, Skill Acquisition and the Biomechanics of Movement).

FURTHER INFORMATION You are required to be suitably dressed for all practical work.


Stage 2 l Humanities and Social Sciences

LEGAL STUDIES

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

It is an advantage to have studied at least one unit of Economics or Business Studies at Stage I.

COURSE DESCRIPTION You will study the basic principles upon which a modern economy operates. You will learn how to analyse economic activity with the help of economic theory and simple models. Topics include an introduction to economics, markets in theory and practice; economic objectives of governments; production, employment and prices; government economic policies; international trade, globalisation and global poverty.

ASSESSMENT School Assessment External Examination

60% 40%

FURTHER INFORMATION You are encouraged to purchase an Economics Workbook which will support your learning with practical exercises.

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There are no formal prerequisites but you need to have a good level of critical literacy and writing skills. If you have recently arrived in Australia you are advised to obtain satisfactory achievement in Stage 1 Legal Studies before enrolling in the Stage 2 course.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides you with the chance to learn about the Australian legal system, its origins and functions. The course focuses on the Australian Constitution and how the legal system deals with civil and criminal disputes. You will learn how laws are made and enforced and the legal issues affecting families. You are encouraged to take a critical view of the legal system as well as understanding its strengths.

ASSESSMENT Course Work Civic Participation Task External Examination

45% 15% 40%

The Civic Participation Task is an activity where you will research and respond to a contemporary legal issue. It will involve an action and a recommendation or conclusion. Most students will present a written report of 1000 - 1500 words.

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ECONOMICS


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Humanities and Social Sciences

PHILOSOPHY

MODERN HISTORY SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

Content

Students are required to read widely outside of allocated lesson time. You should also have a willingness to learn skills in essay writing.

Stage 2 Philosophy consists of two sections and three key areas of study Section 1 Philosophical Inquiry Skills Section 2 Key Areas of Philosophical Study

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course explores the major political, economic and ideological forces shaping modern history. You will develop a variety of skills such as information management, reading critically, analysing and sustaining an argument. You will need to write in clear and effective prose. This subject consists of a comparative study, an in-depth study, source analysis and an individual history essay based on a topic of your choice.

content Topics that may be studied include: • Revolutions • Depression, dictators and the Second World War • The First World War and its consequences • Social and political upheaval • Slaves, serfs and emancipation. The individual history research essay provides scope for independent study in an aspect of Modern History.

ASSESSMENT School Assessed Individual History Essay External Examination 70 Thebarton Senior College

40% 20% 40%

The three key areas for study are ethics, epistemology and metaphysics. Students undertake an in-depth study of one topic from each key area.

Assessment Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types: School-based Assessment • Argument Analysis • Issues Analysis

25% 45%

External Assessment • Issues Study

30%

The issues study is a piece of writing of up to 2000 words. Students examine a philosophical issue from any of the key areas, and consider why it is a philosophical issue; what position various philosophers hold and what their reasons are; what objections or counter examples are relevant to the positions, and what their position is and why.


Stage 2 l Humanities and Social Sciences

STUDIES OF SOCIETIES

TOURISM

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A willingness to develop skills in primary and secondary research. Must read widely and meet set deadlines.

As a potential tourist, it is important that we become aware of the impact of tourism on the natural, built, economic, cultural and social environments.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Themes

Studies of Societies is a study of contemporary societies, their structures and systems, and the interactions within and among them. It is concerned with how people function in groups and how individuals communicate and share their needs, values and beliefs. Through Studies of Societies you can become more informed about the social, political, economic and cultural factors that affect different societies. You will develop an understanding of social behaviour and processes in contemporary Australia and gain an understanding of difference reflected in diverse values and belief systems, lifestyles and social structures. You will work both independently and collaboratively. The subject consists of key skills of social enquiry, three topic studies and an investigative assignment (negotiated topic). The three groups of topics are Cultural Diversity, Ethics and Human Rights.

ASSESSMENT School Assessed Course work Oral task(s) Group task

50% 10% 10%

Externally Assessed Investigative Assignment

30%

There is no examination in this subject.

• operations and structures of the tourism industry • t ravellers’ perceptions and the interaction of host community and visitor • planning for and managing sustainable tourism • e valuating the nature of work in the tourism industry Topics - three topics selected from: • applications of technology in tourism • the economics of tourism • establishing a tourism venture • indigenous people and tourism • management issues in local area tourism • managing the impacts of tourism • marketing tourism • responsible travel • t he role of governments and organisations in tourism.

ASSESSMENT Types of tasks you will undertake in this course include reports, essays and oral presentations based on field visits and practical research, personal interviews, written material including texts, magazines and industry publications. Course work Communication exercise Practical activity Investigative report

25% 20% 25% 30%

There is no examination in this subject. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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PREFERRED BACKGROUND


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Humanities and Social Sciences

WOMEN’S STUDIES SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 1 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course consists of two main topics which are integrated throughout the course. Topic 1: Gender Relations and Social Identity • Identifying Women - Public & Private Spheres Masculinity and femininity and how they are shaped and reinforced by society. The connection between women’s identity and gender roles in the private sphere (where women are expected to fulfil the traditional maternal role as carers within the family), and the public sphere (where women are workers and citizens). • Women and Identity - Identity as Difference The differences and similarities between women, and between women and men, and how factors such as age, race, ethnicity and class can shape their lives. It also looks at feminist thought and the meaning of feminism for different women. Topic 2: Key Issues in Women’s Studies A choice of three issues are studied which may include representations of women in cultural texts; women and work; women’s health and well-being; women’s achievements and struggles in different times and cultures; globalisation issues.

ASSESSMENT

Course Work 70% Tasks include research and analysis of individual topics and group/oral work. Assessment is school based with external moderation. Issue Analysis 30% This allows you to explore in depth an issue based on one of the key issues in Topic 2. It is externally marked by SSABSA. There is no examination in this subject. 72 Thebarton Senior College


Stage 2 l Mathematics

SACE STAGE 2 HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

It is assumed that students have satisfactorily completed a unit of Mathematics at Stage 1 or equivalent. A knowledge of spreadsheets and simple compound interest is assumed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

You will study a wide variety of mathematical applications as they apply in a general and business context. Graphic calculators will be used extensively throughout this subject. Spreadsheets form a compulsory part of the topic Share Investment.

Content

Investments and Loans • you will investigate a range of ways of investing and borrowing

MATHEMATICAL STUDIES SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Students who undertake this subject should have studied at least 2 units of Stage 1 Mathematics, including the successful completion of Mathematical Studies A and B, or equivalent.

COURSE DESCRIPTION The course also endeavours to teach you skills so that you can think ‘mathematically’. The emphasis is on applications of mathematics to problem solving. You are required to use graphics calculator technology in the solution of problems.

CONTENT The subject consists of the following three topics. Working with statistics • observing and deciding from data

Share Investments • investment as it applies to the trading of shares on the stock exchange

• t ypes of data, normal distributions, central limit theorem, testing population means, binomial distribution and confidence intervals

Mathematics and Small Business • the physical and financial planning of a small business, using a variety of mathematical applications

Working with functions and graphs using Calculus •u  sing functions for describing change. Rate of change, limits, derivatives, exponential and log functions and integrals

Statistics and working with data • critical analysis of the large and varied data that is presented to us on a daily basis

ASSESSMENT Each unit of study will be assessed as follows: Skills and application tasks 30% Portfolio 40% Semester exam 30% The portfolio consists of directed investigations and projects. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

Working with linear equations and matrices •u  sing linearity and matrices to solve problems, which is one of the assessment components

ASSESSMENT School Assessed • Skills and Applications Tasks (Tests) • Portfolio

35% 15%

External Examination

50%

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MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Mathematics

SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Mathematical Studies A, B and C. A graphics calculator or equivalent will be essential for class work, assignments and examinations.

Content

Trigonometric Preliminaries • trigonometric graphs, properties and identities Polynomials and Complex Numbers • complex numbers, conjugation, argument, number plane and polar form. • Quadratic iteration and operations with polynomials Vectors and Geometry • algebraic and geometric treatments of threedimensional vectors, lines and planes, circles and tangents and vector methods Calculus • f unctions varying with time, quadratics and cubics, related rates eg velocity and tangents, derivatives of circular functions and trigonometric functions Differential Equations • introduction, separable differential equations and cyclic behaviour

ASSESSMENT School Assessed • Skills and Applications Tasks (Tests) • Directed Investigation External Examination

40% 10% 50%

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Stage 2 l Science

BIOLOGY SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND It is strongly recommended that you have studied Stage 1 Biology. Other Stage 1 science studies are also highly recommended.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

You will develop an understanding of basic biological concepts and then use this knowledge to see the links between the exciting new advances in biology and the social issues that may arise from these advances. You will extend your skills in numeracy, graphical representation and analysis of data. The need to listen, observe and discuss is emphasised, and the course aims to develop proficiency in formulating and testing hypotheses, evaluation of evidence and problem solving. During this course you will study cells and how they work; the molecules of life, and how humans use them; the human organism; ecosystems; evolution.

ASSESSMENT School Assessment 50% Tests, essays and assignments, practical work, human awareness essays External Examination

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50%

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This course looks at a range of aspects of Biology, from the study of DNA to looking at the way humans can affect the biosphere.


SA Certificate of Education (SACE) l Science

CHEMISTRY

NUTRITION

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

Stage 1 Chemistry or equivalent.

A basic understanding of biology, chemistry, and human physiology is assumed. The ability to read, research and write at an ESL scale of 9 or more is essential.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course attempts to blend facts and theories in Chemistry with applications of Chemistry in our world. Environmental problems are also considered. Practical work is an integral part of the course.

Content • experimental and information skills • organic and biological chemistry • using and controlling reactors • analytical techniques • elemental and environmental chemistry • materials

School Assessment 50% Topic tests, assignments, at least four practical tests in laboratory skills and techniques, one or more reports on the social relevance of chemistry. 50%

PATHWAY Study of Chemistry can lead to a range of science and engineering courses at University. Chemistry is recommended for most biology based courses. You should check which courses have Chemistry as a pre-requisite or as assumed knowledge.

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This subject examines the direct relationship of nutrition to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. You will look at how the nutritional requirements of individuals can be met and issues related to diet and lifestyle, including strategies for improvement. You will also study environmental and global issues related to nutrition. You are required to comprehend and respond to texts, perform simple mathematical calculations, undertake scientific analysis of practical experiments, analyse and interpret data and research a nutrition related issue. The study of theoretical concepts is supported by four practical activities.

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ASSESSMENT

External Examination

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Core Topics • Fundamentals of human nutrition • Diet, lifestyle and health • Food selection and dietary evaluation • Food, nutrition and the consumer Option Topic • Global hunger

ASSESSMENT Practical tasks (4) 20% Course work - tests, case studies, data analysis 35% Issues investigative study (1000 words) 15% 2 hour external examination 30%

PATHWAY TAFE Food Technology or university studies in Nutrition or a related discipline.


Stage 2 l Science

PHYSICS

PSYCHOLOGY

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

SACE STAGE 2 HESS GENERAL: GROUP 2 COURSE LENGTH: 2 UNITS

A good knowledge of SACE Stage 1 Physics as well as SACE Stage 1 Mathematics or equivalent.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE DESCRIPTION Psychology introduces students to an understanding of ourselves, our behaviour and our view of the world as members of society.

Physics is a desirable preliminary for any sciencebased tertiary course. The emphasis is both theoretical and experimental, with laboratory experiences an integral part of the course. There is a strong emphasis in the mathematical abilities: using a scientific calculator, exponents, trigonometry, vectors and rearranging equations.

Psychology provides insight into our lives. It also opens the door to a range of possible futures because psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in every part of our lives (eg education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure).

content

During this course you will gain an understanding of Psychology by undertaking guided investigations and learn to make informed decisions about issues, events and situations in society by applying what you have learnt about the relevant psychological ideas you will be studying.

This course introduces you to the processes and principles of Physics by concentrating on four main areas of interest; motion in 2D; electric and magnetic fields; light and matter; the atom and its nucleus. These topics have been chosen to provide a broad foundation in the subject. They form a sound basis for further studies and at the same time, include applications that illustrate many of the principles involved in these topics.

ASSESSMENT

School Assessment 50% Based on tests, essays, practical reports, practical skills tests, investigation design, information search and oral presentation. External Examination

50%

PATHWAY Study in this subject can lead to a range of science and engineering courses at the universities. You should check which courses have Physics as a prerequisite or as assumed knowledge.

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content You will study the following topics: • Introduction to Psychology • Social cognition • Learning • Personality • Psychobiology of altered states of awareness • Healthy minds

ASSESSMENT Collaborative Investigation Individual Investigation Assignments External 2 hour examination

15% 25% 30% 30%

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PREFERRED BACKGROUND


The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre is a centre of excellence for vocational training courses. There are nationally recognised qualifications delivered in: • Building (General Construction) • Business and Business Administration • Community Services • Information Technology • Metal Trades Skills • Multimedia • Resources and Infrastructure Operations. In addition, there are a wide range of non-accredited courses to encourage you to pursue your interests in areas like the arts, digital photography, textiles, woodwork, welding, the internet and new media. Some of these courses are even offered in flexible mode, utlising the Thebarton Online Moodle site to allow enrolments from near and far. 78 Thebarton Senior College


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ART & CRAFT STUDIO

DIY HOME MAINTENANCE

NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

Interest and skills in traditional and experimental art/craft techniques.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

PREFERRED BACKGROUND This course is designed primarily to suit beginners who have some practical skills or interests.

You will work in a sharing and supportive environment on individual art and craft projects. You will get an opportunity to plan and begin new projects and to continue your own work with support and advice from the teacher and fellow students.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Possible areas of art and craft include tapestry, applique, weaving, print making, basket making, glass painting, sculpture, mosaic and clay work.

Topics include:

Assessment There is no formal assessment in this subject.

Further information You will need to supply most of your own materials for individual projects.

This course allows you to develop a range of practical building and home maintenance skills to allow you to perform many routine tasks in and around your home.

• s afety •u  sing hand and power tools •b  asic carpentry •w  all lining and finishing • s urface preparation and painting •u  sing cement and concrete materials • laying pavers.

SAFETY It is recommended you wear suitable clothing and strong, sturdy boots or shoes, preferably steel caps.

Pathways This subject may lead to future study at Stage 1 or Stage 2 level within the Visual Arts areas of Art and Design.

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ASSESSMENT No formal assessment is conducted.

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PREFERRED BACKGROUND


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DRAWING NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE NIGHT CLASS NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

PREFERRED BACKGROUND No previous experience required. Suitable for anyone who wishes to learn to draw or for those who wish to further develop their drawing skills.

COURSE DESCRIPTION In this course you will be introduced to the fundamentals of drawing. Through a series of set exercises you will develop the basic skills and techniques of drawing and rendering. You will use a range of graphic media such as pencil, pens, pen and ink, charcoal, coloured pencils and chalks. You will learn techniques in line, contour, form, light and shade and texture. Emphasis will be placed on developing your observation skills. The second term will allow for more experimental techniques including using mixed media.

ASSESSMENT

Course Description This course is offered for non-English speaking background students who want to learn, practise and extend their everyday English and develop their confidence to write and speak in public situations. You will complete written and oral tasks.

COURSE CONTENT During this course you will: • s pend some part of each lesson learning and revising English grammar rules and structures • e ngage in group work and collaborative learning • learn to give short, spoken recounts of personal experiences, ask for services, and respond to informal conversation with confidence • learn to respond to spoken instructions and be required to show comprehension of simple written texts

There is no formal assessment. Feedback is intended to indicate to you how your skills and understanding are developing.

• e xamine real life texts such as labels, advertising brochures, gas or electricity accounts and learn to write simple formal letters of request or complaint

PATHWAY

•b  e encouraged to plan and speak about your future goals and participation in Australian society.

This course will prepare you for Stage 1 Art and Design, Stage 2 Art Practical, Design Practical and Visual Art Studies. It will compliment the night Painting course and Art and Craft Studio course.

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ASSESSMENT This class does not have any SACE or VET assessment.


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FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

HUMAN RIGHTS

NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

Some background in woodwork is required for this course - for example, Woodwork or Woodwork Workshop A and B.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a general woodworking course which allows you to further develop and apply your knowledge and skills in woodworking, machining and construction. You will complete a range of small to medium-sized projects of your design or choice and develop more complex woodworking skills using a range of hand and power tools, machines and materials.

Assumed background This course is offered on line. Therefore, basic skills using the internet and email will be assumed.

Course description This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge about human rights and peace building at a local, national and international level. You will become a part of a small online community, accessing resources and taking part in facilitated discussions on the course website.

COURSE CONTENT

PATHWAY

• • • • • • • •

This course is designed to prepare you for SACE Stage 2 Furniture Construction.

ASSESSMENT No formal assessment.

Historical overview of human rights The United Nations Charter Indigenous rights Children’s rights Human rights abuses Gender issues Working for peace Restorative practice/conflict resolution techniques Individuals can make a difference

Assessment No formal assessment but a statement of participation will be issued if requested.

Further information Participants will need access to an internet enabled computer and an internet connection. The number of participants per course will be limited.

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LIFE DRAWING NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Previous experience in drawing using different media and styles is an advantage but not necessary.

METAL MACHINING NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

PREFERRED BACKGROUND There are no prerequisites.

course description COURSE DESCRIPTION By using a variety of techniques, media and styles, this course endeavours to guide you to develop your self-confidence, skill and independence in drawing from the model. Using a selection of male and female models and poses varying from 1 hour to 30 seconds, you are encouraged and given the freedom to develop your own style. Materials used include charcoal, wash, crayon, pencils (coloured, lead, conte and charcoal) and paint. The course will provide a good basis for figure drawing in related tertiary studies in Art and Design.

Further information An additional fee of $40 will be charged for the use of live models. Materials and paper are provided by the College. The course can also be used in conjunction with any Stage 2 Visual Art course.

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This course introduces you to basic theoretical and practical aspects of metal machining. Topics covered will include: • workshop and machine safety • materials and their properties • hand tools • threads, taps and dies • tool sharpening. Machinery used will include drill presses, metalworking lathes and may include milling machines.

SAFETY You will be required to wear sturdy footwear (preferably safety boots), eye protection (supplied) and will not be able to wear loose clothing or jewellery.

ASSESSMENT There is no formal assessment but some out-ofclass work and/or research topics will need to be completed.


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NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

COURSE DESCRIPTION

NEW INTERNET NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

This is an introductory program in general workshop practice for students with little or no background in the fabrication and machining of metals.

ASSUMED BACKGROUND

You can work on small projects provided or bring your own projects to work with. A multi-skilled teacher will supervise the workshop sessions and provide a graduated skill development program to match student needs.

This course will explore a range of new social and online tools that have become collectively known as Web 2.0. You will learn to become part of online communities and study effectively online using Moodle, a Learning Management System (LMS). You will also learn to be an efficient and effective researcher on the web.

SKILL OUTCOMES You will develop skills in gas and electric welding; fabrication methods; metal machining methods using lathes and drill presses. Some sheet metal facilities are also available.

ASSESSMENT No formal assessment. You will receive continual feedback on your progress from your teacher.

SAFETY You will be required to wear safety clothing as needed. You will participate in a safety induction program at the commencement of this course.

PATHWAY This is an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for further training in the skill areas covered in the Metal Trades program in the The Skills Centre at Thebarton Senior College or other further training.

A basic understanding of the Internet and the ability to use email will be assumed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CONTENT You will look at the following tools: •b  logs •w  ikis • s ocial bookmarking • s tart pages and RSS feeds • internet identities •p  hoto sharing •p  odcasts •m  ashups - a web application that combines data from more than one source into an integrated experience • v irtual worlds •p  rotecting your intellectual property •p  roblems and pitfalls.

ASSESSMENT No formal assessment.

FURTHER INFORMATION This course will also be offered in distance mode, that is on-line. Participants will need their own internet enabled computer and broadband connection.

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NEW MEDIA

PAINTING

NON-ACCREDITED DAY OR NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER or 1 TERM

NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

PREFERRED BACKGROUND

A basic familiarity with ICT will be assumed.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to prepare students for pathways in design and technology and in particular those contemplating VET Certificate 2 in Multimedia and/or SACE subjects. It will also support students intending to use the new media as part of the requirements of the new SACE in 2010.

COURSE CONTENT

No previous experience needed. Suitable for students with a general interest in art.

Course Description This is a structured course over two terms where you will be introduced to the practice of painting, focusing on the development of skills using acrylic paint. PAINTING A (TERMS 1 & 3) You will learn the basic techniques of painting including setting up, use of media and supports, paint application, tonal modelling, colour theory and its application.

The course will take you through some of the elements of the new media. In particular it will utilise Apple’s iLife Suite and Adobe Photoshop as well as the dominant student owned technology, the mobile phone.

PAINTING B (TERMS 2 & 4) Introduces further technical methods such as glazing, scumbling, transparent washes, alla prima and more experimental techniques using mixed media.

You will be introduced to;

You will be introduced to a range of styles throughout the course.

• • • • • •

digital photography – PhotoBooth, iPhoto, digital photo editing – Photoshop digital story telling – Inspiration, GarageBand sound – GarageBand film making – iMovie publishing digital assets – iDVD, iWeb, Quicktime.

Projects will include podcasting, digital storytelling and making movies. There will be a strong emphasis on team work.

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Assessment There is no formal assessment but you will be given feedback on how your skills and understandings are developing.

Further information This course can also be used in conjunction with Stage 2 Visual Art Studies, Art Practical or Design Practical.


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NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

Course Description This course is designed for students who want to develop skills in sewing and increase their knowledge and awareness of sewing and textiles. Lessons will focus on: • language and literacy development • use of sewing machines, overlockers and computer embroidery machines • basic sewing skills • sewing as a hobby • sewing using a commercial pattern • making a wide variety of simple articles • simple garment construction depending on previous experience and skills. There will be opportunities for students to determine some of the course content.

Assessment This course is self assessed to enable you to determine your own pathway throughout the course.

Further information You must provide your own patterns and fabrics for garment construction and for projects that require larger amounts of fabric. Sewing machines, overlockers, computer embroidery machines and threads are supplied.

USING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course looks at the basics of digital photography from capturing an image with your digital camera, transferring the images from the camera to a computer and presenting the image, either as a print or as a slideshow on the computer.

COURSE CONTENT You will learn about: •b  asic photographic terms • g etting the best from your camera in different situations • c omposing a photograph • fi le size, storing and finding • image types and sizes. You will learn to correct imperfections and enhance your digital images.

SOFTWARE The program used to manipulate your images will be Photoshop CS3 but the features taught are also available on the much more economical Photoshop Elements.

assessment No formal assessment will apply in this course although you may be able to demonstrate some of the competencies for the Certificate 2 in Multimedia.

FURTHER INFORMATION It is desirable, but not essential, to have access to a digital camera and a computer. Please bring your camera and its operation manual to class with you.

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PHOTOSHOP INTRODUCTION WORKING WITH DIGITAL IMAGES

PHOTOSHOP TOO! TIPS & TRICKS

NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course follows on from Using Your Digital Camera and assumes this knowledge and some level of comfort using your digital camera. It will cover the basic techniques used in Photoshop CS3 such as selecting, cropping, guides and rulers, filters and effects, shapes, type and layers. It will also look at correcting common problems such as under/over-exposure, colour casts and red-eye.

This course follows on from both Using Your Digital Camera and Photoshop Intro - Working with Digital Images and assumes some knowledge and experience in using your digital camera and Photoshop CS3.

SOFTWARE You will use Photoshop CS3 but the features taught are also available on the much more economical Photoshop Elements.

assessment No formal assessment will apply in this course although you may be able to demonstrate some of the competencies for the Certificate 2 in Multimedia.

The course looks at a range of problems facing the digital photographer and how to get the best from a range of digital tools to produce great photographs and composite images eg for digital scrapbooking. You will also look at online publishing sites such as Blurb. The course would be an ideal preparation for those wishing to go on to the Stage 2 Multimedia Certificate 2 courses.

SOFTWARE You will use Photoshop CS3 to manipulate your images.

assessment FURTHER INFORMATION It is desirable, but not essential, to have access to a digital camera and a computer.

No formal assessment will apply in this course although you may be able to demonstrate some of the competencies for the Certificate 2 in Multimedia.

FURTHER INFORMATION It is desirable, but not essential, to have access to a digital camera and a computer.

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WELDING NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a basic skills program that introduces the beginner to metal welding techniques. The oxyacetylene component covers thermal cutting, fusion welding, braze welding and soldering processes. Electric welding processes include stick arc (MMAW) and MIG (GMAW). During the course, you will have the opportunity to complete small projects.

WOODWORK NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides a progressive introduction to basic woodworking skills, knowledge and construction techniques. You will complete a range of projects that gradually develop more complex skills and provide opportunities to use both traditional hand tools as well as power tools and machines.

assessment No formal assessment is conducted.

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WOODWORK WORKSHOP A & B

3D - CAD

NON-ACCREDITED COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

NON-ACCREDITED NIGHT CLASS COURSE LENGTH: 1 TERM

CAPABILITIES The focus capabilities for this subject are personal development, work and learning.

PREFERRED BACKGROUND An understanding of general geometry is required to operate the software.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is a Design and Technology course in the focus area of Material Products in which students use a range of manufacturing technologies such as tools, machines, equipment, and/or systems to design and make products with resistant materials.

COURSE CONTENT

WOODWORK A Content includes workshop safety under OHS guidelines; hand and power tools; simple framing joints; the rebate joint; the housing joint; the dowel joint; construction techniques; specialised skills focussing on the manufacture of a small step ladder; a design project will be based on a letter box or tool box. WOODWORK B Content includes workshop safety under OHS guidelines; hand and power tools; the mortise and tenon as a framing joint; the mitre joint; using “biscuit” joining technology; construction project based on a small table of variable design.

PATHWAY This course provides a desirable preparation for Stage 2 Furniture Construction.

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SOFTWARE The software used is Autodesk Inventor.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This is an introductory course in basic three dimensional computer aided drawing (3D-CAD). It will have an engineering theme and will cover drawing, geometry, dimensioning, 3D views and accepted industry standards of presentation.

ASSESSMENT There is no formal assessment, but some out-ofclass work and/or research topics will need to be completed.


Vocational Certificate Courses

Thebarton is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), accredited to deliver nationally recognised training in the areas of Business, Business Administration, Community Services, Information Technology, Resources and Infrastructure Operations.

Other nationally recognised training in Building (General Construction), the Metal Trades and Multimedia are accredited by the Master Builders Association or TAFE respectively.

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Thebarton is also a certified CISCO Training Academy. Training in the CISCO courses will give you industry recognised qualifications in the Information Technology field, including networking.


l Building & Construction Certificate 1 General Construction PROGRAM LENGTH 18 WEEKS PROGRAM TIMING: SEMESTER 1 OR 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION This exciting program has been designed to help you learn the practical and employability skills to help you obtain employment in the building and construction industry. This is a project-based course which operates in blocks of time simulating the real working world with rotating supervisors (teaching staff) and a team environment. You will receive intensive skill building instruction. You will also learn about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and industrial relations relevant to the workplace.

MODULE 2: BUILDING SKILLS

Weeks 1-8 You will work on-site to make a cubby house or small garden shed and follow the entire building process including building stud walls, a gabled roof, flush walls and ceilings, adding wall cladding and doors and windows. Relevant workplace OHS will also be taught.

The program is repeated each semester. Each module, described below, runs for one term.

Weeks 9-10 You will undertake a work placement in the industry where you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your competencies in a real work situation.

Course CONTENT

SAFETY

MODULE 1: CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

Weeks 1-9 In this course you will learn how to prepare a site, footings, mix and lay cement and concrete, bricklaying and paving. You will build a brick wall, lay foundations, lay a cement path, pave a path, and fix wall and floor tiles. Relevant workplace OHS will also be taught. Weeks 10-11 You will undertake a work placement in the industry where you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your competencies in a real work situation.

Students will be required to wear safety clothing as needed.

ASSESSMENT You will be required to demonstrate your competency in performing skills taught, both at the College and in work placement.

ACCREDITATION This course covers the requirements of Certificate 1 General Building and is accredited by the Master Builders Association.

FURTHER INFORMATION To complement your building skills, you may wish to study English/ESL, Mathematics or Science subjects which are also available at the College.

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l Business Administration

They are designed to prepare students who wish to work in an office or business environment. After completing your studies, you may find yourself working as a clerical assistant, receptionist, office administrator, data entry operator, secretary, mail clerk, personal assistant, school support officer or similar in the retail industry, in small business, the medical field, a financial institution, legal firm or the manufacturing industry. Completion of Certificates 2 and 3 leads to further study at TAFE in Certificate 4 Business, Diploma in Business or Degree at UniSA or Flinders University.

Course Description All students in the Business Administration Certificates are required to complete the subjects listed for each certificate. Certificate 2 is studied in one semester, followed by Certificate 3 in the next semester. Work placement in a real business will be undertaken.

ACCREDITATION Thebarton Senior College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Certificate 2 Business and Certificate 3 Business Administration.

Virtual Enterprise UNIQUE @ THEBARTON Unique@Thebarton is a simulated business run by students with help from the teacher and a real business partner. It offers a training environment to enhance the development of business, technical and interpersonal skills. The products and services are traded as in a real business although no actual transfer of money or goods takes place.

Student employees conduct all aspects of the business in a local and national market. They place orders, issue invoices, keep financial records, pay employees, bank monies and develop skills in decision-making, group dynamics and working with clients. Software used includes the Microsoft Office Suite and MYOB.

All students in Certificate 2 and 3 will participate in this simulated business each semester. Employability skills are incorporated into every unit of work studied as part of the tasks and activities. They are a set of skills which support an individual’s ability to perform effectively in the workplace eg communication, team work, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organisation, self-management, learning and technology. Employability skills obtained in one workplace can be applied and further developed in other workplaces and employee roles. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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The Certificate 2 in Business and Certificate 3 in Business Administration are nationally accredited courses. Each certificate level can be completed in six months of full-time study or equivalent part-time.


l Certificate 2 Business

BSB20107 COURSE LENGTH: 1 SEMESTER

PREFERRED BACKGROUND An ESL scale of 7+ is desirable.

UNIQUE @ THEBARTON

WORD PROCESSING – INTRODUCTION 10 WEEKS Unit of Competence – BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents

Virtual Enterprise (see page 91). Units of Competence: Core BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes Electives BSBADM101A Use business equipment and resources BSBCUS201A Deliver a service to customers BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information BSBINM202A Handle mail BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace BSBWOR202A Organise and complete daily work activities BSBWOR203A Work effectively with others BSBWOR204A Use business technology FNSICGEN305A Maintain daily financial/business records

WORD PROCESSING – KEYBOARD SKILLS 10 WEEKS Unit of Competence – BSBITU102A - Develop keyboard skills BSBITU101A - Operate a personal computer You will learn correct keyboarding techniques and aim to achieve a minimum speed of 20 words a minute with 98% accuracy. Work will be carefully proofread and corrected. File management and word processing features, using Microsoft Word, will be practised to competently utilise the software and enhance basic document layout. Health and Safety issues are included. 92 Thebarton Senior College

You will prepare a range of documents using Microsoft Word. Documents include display of letters, memos, tables, advertisements and reports. Speed and accuracy development will be undertaken. OHS issues are included.

SPREADSHEETS 10 WEEKS Units of Competence – BSBITU202A - Create and use spreadsheets BSBITU304A - Produce spreadsheets An introduction using a spreadsheet – Microsoft Excel – for personal and business applications. You learn to create and format a spreadsheet, use simple formulae, absolute and relative cell references, built-in functions, create charts, customize basic settings, and print and save.

WORK PLACEMENT PREPARATION 10 WEEKS Unit of Competence – BSBIND201A Work effectively in a business environment You will research and investigate the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees. OHS and Equal Opportunity issues are discussed. You will compile a letter of application, resume and portfolio.


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BSB 30407 1 SEMESTER

An ESL scale of 8+ is desirable.

UNIQUE @ THEBARTON Virtual Enterprise (see page 91). Units of Competence: Core BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy Administration Electives BSBFIA302A Process payroll BSBADM307B Organise schedules BSBWRT301A Write simple documents Electives BSBCUS301A Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBINM301A Organise workplace information BSBITU203A Communicate electronically BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

ASSESSMENT You must demonstrate your acquisition of skills and knowledge in each of the various subjects to show that you have achieved the necessary competencies.

WORD PROCESSING – ADVANCED 1 SEMESTER Units of Competence – BSBITU303A - Design & produce text documents BSBITU307A - Develop keyboarding speed & accuracy You continue keyboarding speed and accuracy development. Using Microsoft Word you prepare displays, tables, two-page business letters, mail merges and reports using multi-level numbering. Documents will be keyed, retrieved, edited, formatted, saved and printed. File management including storage and location of data, log on procedures and supervisor’s instructions will be followed. You also study associated health and safety issues. A portfolio displaying a variety of document layouts will be collected as evidence of work tasks undertaken throughout the term.

DATABASES 10 WEEKS Unit of Competence – BSBITU301A - Create and use databases An introduction to using the database application, Microsoft Access, to design, create and set table attributes, customize basic settings, retrieve information using queries, create reports for printing and create forms for data entry.

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l Business Skills Sets

ACCOUNTING TO TRIAL BALANCE 18 WEEKS Units of Competence – BSBFIA304A - Maintain a general ledger BSBFIA303A - Process accounts payable and receivable, You will learn the recording process from financial documents through to journals, ledger and trial balance. Bank reconciliation as a means of cash control is included.

POWERPOINT 6 WEEKS Unit of Competence – BSBITU302A - Create electronic presentations Using Microsoft PowerPoint you learn to create a slide show; add, select, copy, delete and move text, images and graphics; customize basic settings; sequence a slide show; use various effects such as animation, transition and on-screen navigation tools, save and print the presentation in various forms.

DESKTOP PUBLISHING 12 WEEKS Unit of Competence – BSBITU309A - Produce desktop published documents You will use Desktop Publishing software (Adobe InDesign CS3) to apply the principles of design and layout in completing tasks including brochures, posters, leaflets, newsletters, letterheads and business cards.

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The Business Skills Sets provide the opportunity for students to receive training in a selected business area to obtain, update or advance their computer skills. They are especially suitable for people returning to work after a short absence. A Skills Set is one or more units of competence which meet a defined industry need.

Introductory Business Skills Set

Units of Competence: BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets Covers a selection of basic practical, routine business administration tasks. Provides units of competence towards BSB20107 Certificate 2 Business.

advanced Business Skills Set

Units of Competence: BSBITU303A Design & produce text documents BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed & accuracy Covers more complex word processed business administration tasks. Provides units of competence towards BSB30407 Certificate 3 Business Administration.

PRESENTATION Business Skills Set

Units of Competence: BSBITU302A Create electronic presentations BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents Covers business administration tasks that are designed for presentation. Provides units of competence towards BSB30407 Certificate 3 Business Administration.


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CERTIFICATE 1 WORK PREPARATION (COMMUNITY SERVICES) CHC10108

CERTIFICATE 2 COMMUNITY SERVICES CHC20108 COURSE LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS

COURSE LENGTH: 2 SEMESTERS

PREFERRED BACKGROUND Suitable for students who are exiting from the New Arrivals Program and/or studying English Proficiency Certificate 2.

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will cover Work Education topics suitable for students who might wish to follow the Community Services pathway but who do not yet have the language skills to enter the pathway at Certificate 2 Community Services. It is suitable for those students who want to improve their communication skills.

This nationally accredited course is designed for people who enjoy working with others in a caregiver role in areas such as child care, disability care, aged care, youth work, primary health care, nursing, community work or dental assistant.

COURSE STRUCTURE If you are doing the course part-time, you are advised to complete Workplace Documents (Integrated Learning), Human Development and Communication Studies before undertaking Vocational Studies.

COURSE CONTENT Competency based assessment in Certificate 1 Work Preparation (Community Services). Practical projects, group work, personal statement and oral discussion.

PATHWAY This course provides a pathway to the Certificate 2 Community Services, SACE Stage 1 Workplace Practices, depending on your language level.

You must complete all of the following subjects:

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INTEGRATED LEARNING STAGE 2: HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1: 2 UNITS or STAGE 1: 2 UNITS This course is designed to give you an understanding of all aspects of human development. Guest speakers, interactive discussion and community visits will occur. There is a lifelong learning emphasis. Independent research and study is included.

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ASSESSMENT


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Certificate 2 continued

VOCATIONAL STUDIES SACE STAGE 2: HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 1: 4 UNITS Vocational Studies includes class time, community visits and investigations as well as work experience or work placement for approximately 60 hours per semester. Content of the course includes industrial relations, OHS, finding employment and understanding the community services industry.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES VET: 2 SEMESTERS A study of communication skills for personal and workplace use. You will develop your skills in conflict resolution and learn how to work appropriately in a team setting. Part of the assessment will take place while on work placement.

WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS INTEGRATED LEARNING STAGE 2: HESS RESTRICTED: GROUP 2: 2 UNITS SOFTWARE: Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint This subject aims to develop your skills and confidence in using a range of oral and written communication techniques in the workplace. There is an emphasis on technology. Independent research and study is included.

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WORK PLACEMENT You must undertake a negotiated placement in the Community Services industry as part of this course.

ASSESSMENT Assessment is based on the Community Services national training competencies and SACE requirements. Some of the assessment will take place while on work placement. You must demonstrate your acquisition of skills and knowledge in each of the subjects to show that you have achieved the necessary competencies.


l Information Technology

These competency-based certificate courses in Information Technology allow you to develop skills that are used in industry in areas such as client support, advanced applications use, installation and maintenance of software and hardware, networking support and project management. Thebarton Senior College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Information Technology to Certificate 4 level.

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The CISCO courses and Information Technology Certificate 3 and 4 courses may also be offered in the evenings.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts. You will learn to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. You will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment.

RESOURCES The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are standalone tools designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive “hands-on” experience in learning environments with limited physical equipment.

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CONTENT Topics include : • Laptops and portable devices • Wireless connectivity • Security • Safety and environmental issues • Communication skills In the last term students will build a computer.

ASSESSMENT Hands-on lab activities are an essential element of the course and assessment is through online tests. In support of this, virtual learning tools are integrated into this course. This is an accredited CISCO course.


l CISCO Networking - CCNA

PREFERRED BACKGROUND To enrol in this course you should have good computer literacy and awareness of the operation of the internet. Prior experience with computer hardware, mathematics and basic electronics and knowledge and experience in cabling. The course is offered at night and during the day.

CCNA exploration 3: LAN Switching and Wireless You will learn how switches are interconnected and configured using the CLI to provide network access to LAN users, virtual LANs, inter VLAN routing, VLAN trunking protocol and Spanning Tree Protocol. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN.

CCNA EXPLORATION 4: ACCESSING THE WAN

CCNA exploration 1: NETWORKING fundamentals

You will focus on advanced IP addressing (NAT and DHCP and IPv6) and WAN technologies, Virtual Private Networks, Point-to-point protocol, network security, Access Control Lists, DSL, cable and wireless technologies.

You will learn about communication over a network, network addressing and subnetting of networks, OSI and TCP/IP models, planing, cabling and configuring small networks and Ethernet.

ASSESSMENT

CCNA exploration 2: ROUTing protocols and concepts You will learn to configure a router using the CLI, path determination, static routes, routing metrics, at least three routing protocols, advanced examination of routing tables and troubleshooting. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a practical and technical introduction to the field of networking. It is designed for students interested in careers as network technicians, network engineers, network administrators or network help-desk staff. The four units in the course offer you an opportunity to pursue a specialised strand of Information Technology through on-line instructor-led training and hands-on laboratory exercises. As a result, you can apply classroom learnings to actual technology challenges in preparation for industry-standard certification and sit for the CCNA exam.


l Information Technology Certificate 1 ICA 10105

This is a prerequisite course for Certificate 2.

USING A PC AND THE INTERNET

SPREADSHEETS*

10 WEEKS: WINDOWS, INTERNET EXPLORER ICAU1128B, 1CA1133B

10 WEEKS: MICROSOFT EXCEL ICAU1130B

You will learn to use various features of a browser; search engines; web crawlers; create bookmarks; send and organise mail messages; create and send attachments; create an address book; basic computer hardware, file management and logging on to a network.

You will learn to use a spreadsheet for personal and business applications. You learn to create and format a spreadsheet, use simple formulae, absolute and relative cell references, built-in functions, create charts, import and manipulate objects, customise basic settings and print and save.

POWERPOINT 10 WEEKS: MICROSOFT POWERPOINT ICAU1132B You will learn to create a slide show; add, select, copy, delete and move text, images and graphics; customise basic settings; sequence a slide show; use various effects such as animation, transition and on screen navigation tools; save and print the presentation in various forms.

DATABASES* 10 WEEKS: MICROSOFT ACCESS ICAU1131B You will learn to use the database application to design and create a two-table database, set table attributes, customise basic settings, retrieve information using queries, create reports for printing, create forms for data entry.

* These applications are required for Certificate 2

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WORD PROCESSING* 10 WEEKS: MICROSOFT WORD ICAU1129B You will learn some introductory word processing; keyboarding, using touch typing techniques; creating and formatting documents; customising settings; page layout conventions; creating tables; inserting objects such as images; saving and printing; Occupational Health and Safety.

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l Information Technology Certificate 2 ICA 20105

The Unit of Competence, Operate a PC (from Using a PC and the Internet), is a prerequisite for any study at Certificate 2 level.

APPLICATIONS

WORK PLACEMENT PREPARATION

ICAU2006B You must successfully complete the Database, Spreadsheet and Word Processing applications offered at Certificate 1 (marked with *).

ICAW2002B, ICAW2001B, ICAD2003B, BSBCMN106A 9 WEEKS

ICAU2231B, ICAI2015B, ICPMM263B 9 WEEKS You learn different aspects of Windows, basic computer hardware, managing the filing system and connecting peripherals.

COMPUTER HARDWARE ICAU2005B, ICA52014B 9 WEEKS You learn about the motherboard, memory, storage devices, programs, cleaning and maintenance, computer virus protection and installation of software.

ORGANISATIONAL DOCUMENTS ICAD2012B, ICAW2011B 9 WEEKS You must have completed Certificate 1 Applications in Databases, Spreadsheets and Word Processing before starting this subject.

INTEGRATE COMPUTING PACKAGES ICAU2013B 9 WEEKS You learn to manipulate, convert and integrate data between two or more different commercial software applications. You will be required to develop skills appropriate to use in a business situation.

COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE ICAW2002B 18 WEEKS Students with an ESL scale of less than 8 and other students identified as needing literacy support, must enrol in this subject in order to understand the technical vocabulary, read and interpret technical information and write technical reports and procedures.

You learn to create business documents such as memos, letters and reports and work in groups to achieve outcomes in a business environment. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS

You learn to participate in an IT work environment. This subject provides you with opportunities to study the role of employees both paid and unpaid, as well as employers in Australian society. It includes a work placement in the IT industry.


l Information Technology Certificate 3 ICA 30105 You are required to have completed Information Technology Certificate 2 before starting this course. You may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for all of the subjects listed in Certificate 2. Staff will be available to assist with this process in the first 2 weeks of the semester.

You will do 15 days of work placement in industry during the course.

INSTALL AND CONFIGURE SOFTWARE

CISCO 1 ICAI3101B, ICAI4029B 16 WEEKS You will learn about networking terminology and protocols, local area networks, wide area networks, Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and networking standards.

WORKING WITH CLIENTS

ICAI3020B, ICAS3234B, ICAT3025B, ICAI4030B 16 WEEKS: WINDOWS, LINUX, MCAFEE

ICAU3004B, ICAD3218B, ICAS3031B, ICAW4214B 16 WEEKS

You will learn about security, backup, restoring, installing operating systems (Windows, Linux) and other software, uninstalling software, using diagnostics, virus control, documentation.

You will learn to create user documentation that is clear to the target audience and is easy to navigate. You will provide advice and support to clients including the communication of comprehensive technical information. You will study professional and ethical conduct and learn how to deal with colleagues, clients and employers. You will participate in work placement where you complete a logbook to provide evidence of your competence in working in an IT environment.

NETWORKING ESSENTIALS ICAS3032B, ICAS3121B, ICAS3024B, ICAS3120B,ICAS3034B 16 WEEKS You will learn to install and configure network protocols, maintain security and capacity and advise clients on suitable network services. You will learn to create and manage policies, groups, users and peripherals. This subject must be taken with the CISCO 1 course.

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PROGRAMMING (ELECTIVE) ICAB4225B, ICAB4224B, ICAD4217B 18 WEEKS You use basic mathematical methods and operations, evaluate and construct formulae in standard and computer notation and use Boolean algebra to automate solutions by creating algorithms to solve problems. You use VB.Net to create solutions. You will learn to fully document IT solutions.


l Information Technology Certificate 4 (Networking) - ICA 40405

Certificate 3 contains units of competence which are part of this certificate.

You will do a work placement in the IT industry for 20 days. You will complete a logbook to provide evidence of your competencies.

SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

PROGRAMMING

ICAI3110B, ICAS4112B, ICAS4109B, ICAT4221B 18 WEEKS

ICAA4051B 16 WEEKS

You learn about the system board, C\BIOS, CMOS, memory, hard drive technology, installing internal hardware, ports and connections, upgrading a system, client issues and security.

You will learn structured programming techniques and program design techniques. You will learn the elements of designing understandable and maintainable technical documentation and code, including making an interface easy for users. Using VB.Net, you will learn to use variables, constants, decisions and conditions, loops and functions to implement user requirements.

PSPPM402B, ICAA4041B, BSBCMN304B, ICAD4043B 18 WEEKS You learn job seeking skills, resume writing, time management, human resource management, the project life cycle and must work in a team to develop an appropriate application to meet client needs and work with clients to implement a system.

NETWORK MANAGEMENT ICAS4127B, ICAI4097B, ICAI4188B, ICAS4124B, ICAS4220B, ICA4099B 18 WEEKS

CISCO 2 (ELECTIVE) ICAI4175B, ICAI5176B 18 WEEKS You may elect to complete this subject to gain further skills in configuring a router, managing IOS software and configuring routing protocols. You will install and configure routers in multi-protocol internetworks using LAN and WAN interfaces.

PATHWAY Leads to further study at TAFE in Information Technology.

You learn to plan and carry out the installation of network hardware and software and initial configuration according to organisational guidelines, including monitoring and administering network security. You will create scripts for networking. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

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l Metal Trades Skills

PROGRAM LENGTH: 18 WEEKS PROGRAM TIMING: SEMESTER 1 OR 2

COURSE DESCRIPTION This exciting new program has been designed to help you learn the practical and employability skills to help with employment in areas of demand like welding, machining, fabrication, turning and milling.

This is a project-based course which operates in blocks of time simulating the real working world with rotating supervisors (teaching staff) and a team environment. You will receive intensive skill building instruction.

The program is repeated each semester. Each module described below runs for one term.

SAFETY You will be required to wear safety clothing as needed.

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COURSE CONTENT MODULE 1: WELDING & FABRICATION SKILLS Weeks 1-9 In this course you will learn a range of joining skills using gas welding, arc welding (MMAW) and MIG welding (GMAW) using flat plate, RHS sections, round tubing and angle iron. You will build a range of projects in steel that could include a brazier or fire tool set, clamp frames, weather vane, garden tools and a sprinkler base. Relevant workplace OHS will also be taught.

MODULE 2: METAL MACHINING SKILLS Weeks 1-9 You will use metal lathes, hand fitting and milling machines. You will read and produce technical drawings and will be introduced to Computer Aided Drawing and Drafting (CADD). You will make a range of small tools that could include punches, screwdriver, metal vice, clamp screw and sprinkler head. Relevant workplace OHS will also be taught.

Weeks 10-11 You will undertake a work placement in the industry where you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your competencies in a real work situation. Excellence - Respect - Innovation

ASSESSMENT You will be required to demonstrate your competency in performing skills taught, both on the site and in work placement. Core Units 14.4 plan a routine task 15.24A apply quality procedures 16.7A work in an engineering environment 13.14A apply principles of OHS in a work environment Specialisation Units 18.1C use hand tools 18.2B use power tools/hand held operations 12.23A perform engineering measurements 16.8A interact with computer technology 5.12C perform routine MMAW (arc welding) 5.50B perform routine GMAW (MIG welding) 5.4C perform routine oxyacetylene welding 5.7C perform manual heating and thermal cutting 11.11 undertake manual handling 7.32B use workshop machines for basic operations

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Weeks 10-11 You will undertake a work placement in the industry where you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your competencies in a real work situation.


l Multimedia Certificate 2

The Certificate 2 in Multimedia is a nationally accredited course that can be completed over one year or one semester. It is designed for students who may be interested in a career working in the field of multimedia development and design.

CORE SUBJECTS

It provides you with an introduction to 2D animation, design, video and sound production and other web page design and production techniques. Classes are scheduled for day, twilight and evenings to enable as many students as possible to access the subjects.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 You are introduced to the multimedia industry by looking at multimedia products, employment possibilities and the organisations that are involved. You produce Web Pages that have an interactive interface and that incorporate the main components of multimedia (video, sound, animation, text and graphics).

MULTIMEDIA VET: 1 SEMESTER

COURSE CONTENT You will gain an overview of the process of multimedia production and experience in the use of a range of software and hardware components. The course focuses on both the creative and technical aspects of multimedia design. Industry standard computer equipment and software is used.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY VET: 1 SEMESTER

You must complete five compulsory subjects. You are also encouraged to do up to three more optional subjects in related areas.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 This course uses digital imaging software and hardware on both Macs and PCs. You learn to acquire digital images using digital cameras and scanners, manipulate images in Photoshop, repair and restore old images, use CD technology to store images, present colour images, create composite and multi-layer images and retrieve images from the Internet.

PATHWAY

DESIGN - MULTIMEDIA

COURSE STRUCTURE

Further study is available at TAFE including Certificates and Diplomas in Multimedia and Information Technology or other Arts Certificates. Employment options include traineeships or employment in the areas of webpage, media and multimedia development.

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VET: 1 OR 2 SEMESTERS Adobe Illustrator CS3 You will produce a number of designs for business and industry utilising a range of design media. Adobe Illustrator and other software are used as design tools. The second semester focuses directly on interface design for multimedia.


l Multimedia Certificate 2

DIGITAL VIDEO AND SOUND PRODUCTION VET: 1 SEMESTER Final Cut Pro, Audacity You will use a use digital video camera, lighting equipment, commercial quality microphones, DAT recorder and video editing software with Macs and PCs to create short movies suitable for the web or DVD environments. Sound editing software will be used to capture and edit sound tracks incorporating both music and voice. Projects will be designed to develop skills and industry knowledge. Issues of OHS and copyright will be investigated.

2D ANIMATION (optional) SACE STAGE 1: 1 UNIT Adobe Flash CS3 You will learn the basics of 2D digital animation using Adobe Flash CS3. You will produce a number of types of animation including a component to be submitted in your multimedia project. (See page 32)

other OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

Excellence - Respect - Innovation

The Skills Centre

You could also study SACE subjects such as Animation and Game Design, Art Practical, Electronic Music Production and Drawing or Painting to supplement your portfolio development.

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l Resources and Infrastructure Operations Certificate 1 - RII10106 This Certificate reflects the role of entry level employees in operations within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry sectors, who perform a defined range of activities, most of which may be routine and predictable. It is expected that workers with this Certificate would work as part of a team and demonstrate broad-based induction skills and/or specific workplace skills.

COURSE CONTENT

ACCREDITATION

Certificate 1 in Resources and Infrastructure Operations requires successful completion of 4 Core Units of Competence which reflect workplace outcomes that are meaningful to the industry generally. These are:

Thebarton Senior College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for Certificate 1 Resources and Infrastructure Operations.

RIIG001A RIIG002A RIIG003A BSBCMN215A

PATHWAY

Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures Communicate in the workplace Contribute to quality work outcomes Participate in environmental work practices.

Students at Thebarton may elect to do more than 2 Electives (minimum requirement) which may include: RIIG2003A: Use hand and power tools RIIG2004A: Operate small plant and equipment ICAITU128A: Operate a personal computer HLTFA1A: Apply Basic First Aid

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The course leads to further training in metalliferous mining, extractive industries, coal drilling and civil construction. It provides opportunities for entry-level employment in the mining and resources industries where there may be job opportunities available.


2D Animation 32 3D CAD 88 Accounting A & B 30 Accounting Studies 57 Active Lifestyle for Women 45 Animation & Game Design 57 Art & Craft Studio 79 Art 3 17 Art A & B 36 Art Practical 63 Being a Volunteer 18 Biology 75 Biology A & B 51 Building (General Construction) 90 Business Cert 2 92 Business & Enterprise 30 Business Administration 91 Business Skills Sets 94 Business Studies 58 CAD 33 CAD/CNC 58 Chemistry 76 Chemistry A & B 51 CISCO – IT Essentials 98 CISCO CCNA 99 Civics & Citizenship 22 Claymation 36 Community Services Cert 95 Computer Networking 59 Computing 1, 2, 3 16 Cooking 1, 2, 3 21 Design & Technology 1, 2, 3 19 Design A & B 37 Design Practical 64 Desktop Publishing 60 Digital Photography 59 Digital Video & Sound 60 DIY Home Maintenance 79 Drawing 80 Economics 46, 69 Electricity & Electronics 33 Electronic Music Production 32

Energy & Automotive Systems 34 English 2, 3 20 English A & B 42 English Communication 66 English Proficiency Cert 12 English Studies 66 ESL 43,67 ESL (Night) 80 ESL Studies 67 Excel/Access 16 Food & Hospitality A & B 44 Food & Hospitality Studies 68 Furniture Construction 60, 81 Health Science A & B 52 Home Maintenance 34 Human Rights 81 IPP- Business Documents 62 IPP - Desktop Publishing 61 IPP - Personal Documents 61 Information Technology Cert 97 IT - Database Systems 31 IT - Programming Systems 31 IT (Networking) 58 IT Cert 4 Networking 103 Integrated Science 53 Integrated Studies 40 Keyboarding 1 18 Legal Studies 46, 68 Life Drawing 82 Literacy for Work & Community Life 42 Living in Australia A & B 22 Mathematical Applications 73 Maths Applications A & B 48 Mathematical Studies 73 Math Studies A, B, C 49 Metal Machining 82 Metal Skills Workshop 83 Metal Trades Skills 104 Modern History 70 Multimedia Certificate 106 New Arrivals Program 10 New Internet 83

New Media 84 Numeracy 1, 2, 3 23 Numeracy for Work & Community Life 50 Nutrition 76 Painting 84 PC Gaming 38 Performing Arts 37, 65 Personal Learning Plan 39 Philosophy 70 Photoshop Intro 86 Photoshop Too! 86 Physical Education 68 Physics 77 Physics A & B 53 Pronunciation 1, 2 18 Psychology 54, 77 Recreation & Fitness 45 Research Project Preparation 40 Resources & Infrastructure Operations Certificate 108 Rights & Resources 22 SACE Pattern 28 Science 2, 3 24 Society & Culture 47 Society & Culture ESL 47 Specialist Mathematics 74 Studies of Societies 71 Textile Studies 85 Tourism 47, 71 Using Your Digital Camera 85 Visual Art Studies 65 Volunteering in Australia 20 Welding 87 Women’s Studies 72 Woodwork 87 Woodwork Workshop A & B 88 Word Processing Business 31, 60 Word Processing Personal 31, 60 Work Education 1, 2 18 Work Studies A & B 62 Working in Australia 18 Workplace Practices 35


Course Handbook  

Outlines all subjects and courses offered in 2010.

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