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contents Our Vision


Principal’s Welcome


Enrolment Information


Connecting with LTC


College Life


College Facilities


Quality Learning Programs 10 LTC Organisation & Governance


Lake Tuggeranong College Library


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) 13 Staff and Students 2017



Design & Technology [DT]


English [EN]


Humanities [HU]


Information Technology [IT]


Languages [LA]


Maths [MA]


Performing Arts [PA]


Physical Education [PE]


Professional Services [PS]


Science [SC]


Trades Training [TT]


Visual Arts [VA]


Extra-Curricular Registered Units


OUR VISION Our vision is to be a college of innovation and excellence in teaching and learning; a place where student wellbeing is central to academic success. Our graduates are active lifelong learners, with skills to thrive and connect in personal and global contexts. Our approach to realising this vision is embodied in the Lake Tuggeranong College ideals... LEARN, THRIVE, CONNECT.


principal’s welcome Welcome to Lake Tuggeranong College (LTC). Welcome to what we believe is an outstanding educational facility. What makes it an outstanding place to learn?

At Lake Tuggeranong College, we believe in the following: Learn - Thrive - Connect. We believe that our success as learners is intrinsically linked to our sense of wellbeing and connectedness.

Lake Tuggeranong College has many of the things that educational researchers tell us are required to help equip young people for productive and happy lives in the 21st century: • Teachers with subject matter specialisation and teachers who actively seek to enhance their teaching skills. Our teachers know they are making a difference to the learning of their students. They are passionate about what and how they teach. • Well-resourced classrooms and learning environments. The college boasts excellent information technologies to allow students (and staff) to access the world. Specialist teaching areas are also well equipped to ensure that students experience real-world learning. Examples of this are our performing arts theatre, our technology workshops, as well as our flight simulators. • A library facility shared with Libraries ACT, affording students the opportunity to learn how to learn and to research. • An active student leadership presence, ensuring the voice of students is heard and is part of decision-making at the college. • A range of advice and support services for students and their families. We are a positive education school, and we actively promote wellbeing for everyone. We organise our school around pastoral care Forum Groups and (smaller) LinC Groups (‘Life in College’ groups) to assist in this. We also have an excellent Careers & Transitions Unit which actively helps students plan their senior secondary pathway and life beyond Year 12. • Beautifully maintained buildings and grounds, helping to make students feel proud of where they learn. We enact these three values each and every day as we strive to provide an outstanding educational experience for your son/daughter. At Lake Tuggeranong College, we believe in the following: Learn - Thrive - Connect. We believe that our success as learners is intrinsically linked to our sense of wellbeing and connectedness. We enact these three values each and every day as we strive to provide an outstanding educational experience for your son/daughter. I wish all students well in their college life and studies at Lake Tuggeranong College.

Julie Murkins Principal 3

ENROL NOW FOR 2018 Lake Tuggeranong College invites parents and carers wishing to enrol their son or daughter at LTC for 2018 to visit the LTC website or the ACT Education Directorate website and complete the Online Enrolment Application Form. For more information please refer to the LTC website or call (02) 6142 3660.


LTC 2018 Prospectus ENROLLING AT LTC

How to enrol/TRANSFER Applications for enrolment or transfer to Lake Tuggeranong College for 2018 are welcome using the Education Directorate online enrolment/transfer form. Please note that applications submitted after 9:00am 29 May 2017 will be considered in the Subsequent Enrolment Period. To view the application timeline and enrolment policies, please visit the LTC website.

CONNECTING WITH LTC The college has a dedicated Outreach and Communications Coordinator who works closely with the Principal to provide a strategic and an operational approach to the way we connect with our families. In addition to key events focused on providing families with information and contact time with college staff, we make the most of social media in our communications.

Events Our Events calendar includes formal activities organised by the college for the purpose of connecting with our families and partners. Events are advertised on our webpage and via regular notices to families. Events include: • Year 11 ‘Family Meet & Greet’ • Course Selection Evening • Parent-Teacher Evenings (one each semester) • Open Night • AST Briefing for Year 11 families • Year 12 Breakfast • College Graduation • Year 12 Formal • Arts Festival • Drama Production • Sports events • Other as identified throughout the year

Online and digital communications Public web site The public online ‘face’ of Lake Tuggeranong College can be accessed at - this site comprises broad information about the college with links to important forms including the LTC timetable, semester planner, unit outlines and weekly notices.

live blog For information in-the-now, updates and student achievement, LTC has a news and events website available at - parents and students can ‘follow’ this blog for up-to-the-minute email notifications of all our general goings-on.


LTC 2018 Prospectus wellbeing AT LTC

college life

Student Wellbeing Coordinator

The college population (staff and students) is arranged across four broadly similar sized groupings. There are two Year 11 and two Year 12 groups. Students are assigned by surnames, as follows: • Surname starting A-K • Surname starting L-Z

Student Wellbeing Coordinators are the major contact point for all matters relating to a student’s life at college. This means they watch over attendance, participation and academic progress – all with an eye to a student’s wellbeing. They identify concerns showing up in the college data sets and set up meetings to discuss matters with students and their families. They also access a wide range of external support agencies.

Each of these groupings is supported by a Student Wellbeing Coordinator, an Academic Officer and a team of LinC Teachers.

If you have concerns about your son/daughter’s academic or social wellbeing at college, please contact the relevant Student Wellbeing Coordinator.

LinC Groups

Academic Officers

The LinC (Life in College) group is our smaller-scale grouping of students for the purpose of general well-being and communication during the two years of college. LinC Groups are deliberately formed as a student enters college so that their LinC teacher is also one of their classroom teachers.

Each Forum has access to a trained Academic Officer. Academic Officers work behind the scenes with Student Wellbeing Coordinators to ensure that student packages meet the requirements of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies (the BSSS). Academic Officers conduct regular checks on student academic packages (courses and subjects studied) and on results. They also provide advice regarding any changing of classes by students.

our model for pastoral care and wellbeing

Each Monday at 11:35, LinC Groups meet for approximately 15 minutes. These are critical opportunities to connect with key personnel in the college and to stay up to date with what is happening. LINC SESSIONS ARE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL TO STUDENT SUCCESS AT COLLEGE. IT IS A CLEAR EXPECTATION THAT STUDENTS ATTEND EACH SCHEDULED LINC SESSION AND ASSEMBLY. LinC teachers schedule individual catch ups with each member of their LinC group once a semester with a specific focus on academic and wellbeing progress. Beyond LinC groups, Google Classroom is used to communicate important information about what is going on across the college. The platform also provides a place for staff and students to connect with others outside of the designated LinC sessions.


LinC Teachers Classroom teachers are also assigned to a LinC group. LinC teachers support Student Wellbeing Coordinators and Student Leadership Group members in providing strategies for gaining the most out of college life.

Student Leadership Group (SLG) Each Forum contributes approximately 10 members of the Student Leadership Group. Members are supported to develop their own leadership skills and to assist in the planning and running of Forum and LinC meetings. SLG plays a critically important role in College Life – identifying activities and functions for the whole college. Similarly, the SLG meets regularly with Student Wellbeing Coordinators and college Senior Executive for information sharing, policy development and ongoing governance of the college.

LTC 2018 Prospectus pathways & transitions

Careers & Transitions Team The college has a thriving Careers & Transitions unit, providing timely advice to students and their families on matters related to the world of work and the world beyond Year 12. The college hosts a major Careers Expo at the start of each school year, with over 35 ACT-wide trainers and employers represented. Lake Tuggeranong College students are expected to undertake a careers interview in the first semester of Year 11 and a second interview in their final semester in Year 12.

The team Lake Tuggeranong College Careers area is staffed by an Executive Teacher who oversees Careers Advisors, Administration staff and a Transition and Careers officer. Staff in this area will: • • • • • •

Assist students with course and unit selections Show students where to find information about jobs and tertiary courses Counsel students about career paths and their study package including the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) estimates Assist with job applications, enrolment for further study and resume preparation Provide opportunities to hear guest speakers from industry and Tertiary Institutions as well as facilitate excursions to Canberra Careers Market, Try-a Trade and other providers Encourage students to participate in the Work Experience Program (WEX).

Work Experience (WEX) Work Experience (WEX) is available to all students across the year and offers a diverse and extensive range of placements. Work Experience is an essential element of college in preparation for work opportunities beyond college.

Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA) An Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA) involves the employment of a young person who is undertaking a traineeship part-time while still attending college and who is enrolled in a program leading to a senior secondary certificate. This program provides students with an excellent opportunity to try an occupation that may be of interest to them. The range of industry areas that offer ASBA traineeships is extensive. If students are interested in undertaking an ASBA, contact the Vocational Education/ASBA coordinator to discuss the possibility of commencing a traineeship. Students do not need to have an employer identified as the college can assist students to find a suitable employer. Students will receive credit towards the Senior Secondary Certificate.

School Psychologist The college provides a full-time school psychologist to provide high quality counselling on a wide range of issues. Students (and families) are able to make appointments via College Life Administration (6142 3709 or

Community Service & Volunteering Program Lake Tuggeranong College considers community service and volunteering to be an important component of citizenship development in our students. As such, it plays a part in our College Life model. Students can gain valuable insight into our community by giving their own time to the support of others. The range of opportunities for Community Service and Volunteering are diverse – eg storytelling in childcare centres; Lifeline Bookfair; Breakfast Club; supporting our local primary schools; charity fundraising etc. Volunteering gives students the opportunity to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organisation. These programs are coordinated by a School Leader C, and are publicised throughout the school year.


LTC 2018 Prospectus the ltc environment

College Facilities Opened in 1990 Lake Tuggeranong College is a secondary college providing high quality Year 11 and Year 12 experiences. It boasts a fine record of academic, vocational, sporting, cultural and social achievements. Students have the opportunity to take part in a variety of subjects in Tertiary (T) and Non-Tertiary (A) courses as well as Vocational (V) and Registered Units (R). Lake Tuggeranong College is situated 20 km south of Canberra city, the capital of Australia. It overlooks picturesque Lake Tuggeranong and has tree-lined suburbs to the east and the bustling Tuggeranong Town Centre to the west. Lake Tuggeranong College makes an immediate impression on visitors with stunning architecture, taking full advantage of the lakeside setting. Incorporated in a modern complex of tastefully finished buildings are facilities unrivalled in Australia.

Student Facilities • • • •

Extensive coverage of Chrome Books and other portable electronic devices available for classroom use (BYOD is encouraged) A large student common room Student lockers College radio room

Library The Tuggeranong Library is designed and managed as a joint-use facility of Libraries ACT and Lake Tuggeranong College. It caters for the college community and the general public. The joint-use arrangement provides students with significant and unique learning advantages over stand alone school libraries with: • Increased access to expertise from teacher librarians and public library staff • Access to the entire collections of all ACT Public Libraries for books, journals, CDs, DVDs and videos • Online access to an impressive range of online databases, catalogues and resources • Longer opening hours compared to school libraries Teacher librarians are available to help with information needs for all assignments, guiding students to become problem-solvers and discerning literate users of information. Students should note that borrowing policies apply, as per Libraries ACT guidelines. Fines and restrictions on borrowing rights will be enforced if items are overdue.

Careers & Transitions • Well-resourced suite with specialist advisers, computer access, and supporting leaflets

The Arts • • • •


Drama Theatre for 246 people Dance and Music studios Mac computer labs supporting Photography and Media, using industry standard Adobe software packages Recording studio with industry-standard software

LTC 2018 Prospectus the ltc environment

Business & Social Sciences • Lecture theatre seating for 80 people • Business Skills Centre resourced with office equipment for VET Cert II Business Administration training

Information Technology • •

Multiple computer laboratories with a student ratio of 1:1 Computer technology in classrooms including Interactive White Boards (IWB’s)

Physical Education • Air-conditioned gymnasium • Outdoor sporting facilities • Weights and exercise room

Science • Well-equipped Science laboratories • An agriculture plot and glass houses

Technology • • •

Food technology facilities Specialist design lab with industry-standard software packages Leading edge metal, woodwork, and automobile technology workshops supporting Cert II VET training

Trade Training Centre (TTC) Lake Tuggeranong College is part of the Tuggeranong VET Network of schools which also includes Erindale College, Caroline Chisholm School, Wanniassa School, Calwell High School, Lanyon High School and Namadgi School. Together, these partnering schools provide a range of nationally certified vocational education and training opportunities to students. Both colleges are also part of the Tuggeranong Sustainable Living Trade Training Centre (the TTC) – a commonwealth-funded program designed to provide school-aged students with access to trade quality facilities.

What is on offer through the TTC? Students enrolling at Lake Tuggeranong College or Erindale College can enrol in TTC courses at either college. Lake Tuggeranong College will be delivering nationally-recognised qualifications at the Certificate II level with pathways into Certificate III in: • Agrifood (Introduction to Horticulture and Agriculture) • Automotive • Building Construction • Furniture Construction Erindale College will be delivering qualifications at the Certificate II level with pathways into Certificate III in: • Hospitality At Lake Tuggeranong College, TTC funding has provided an additional purpose-built building for the delivery of Building Construction. Additionally, the program has provided significantly refurbished workshops in support of Automotive and Metal. Both new learning spaces boast industry-leading equipment in support of the best possible qualification outcomes for students.


LTC 2018 Prospectus value adding

quality learning programs Specific curricula support programs operate at Lake Tuggeranong College designed to meet the individual needs of students. This suite of programs is coordinated by a School Leader C, and the work is supported by a range of staff – teachers and learning support assistants.

Keys to Success The Keys to Success program is an R Unit offered to all LTC students. Delivered by LTC’s teacher librarians, the program provides students with the key skills required to achieve their best outcomes while studying. Examples of content are: library orientation, referencing, taking and making notes, curation, effective search strategies, evaluating websites and digital footprint/cyber safety. The sessions allow for a consistent and deep delivery of information and digital literacy skills which will be needed for all courses at Lake Tuggeranong College and for life beyond college.

AST Preparation Program (Year 12) The ACT Scaling Test (AST) Preparation Program runs throughout Year 12 for all tertiary-aspiring students. The Program covers strategies for the Writing Task, Multiple Choice and Short Response tests which are components of the AST. The program involves formal workshops, online activities and practice exams, and is supported by explicit and practical application in all subject areas. The college strongly advises tertiary-aspiring students to participate in all elements of the Program.

ANU Extension ANU enrols up to 35 ACT Year 11 and Year 12 students in a range of courses – all of which are accredited with the BSSS (as ‘H’ courses on the senior secondary certificate). The courses include specialist mathematics, a suite of science courses, Continuing and Advanced Japanese, Discovering Engineering, Continuing Chinese, Indonesian and Advanced music. The programs have been developed by expert senior


secondary teachers and ANU academics. They will be presented by ANU educators and expert senior secondary teachers. Students are selected by a panel made up of an ANU, government, independent sector and Catholic sector representative. Selection is based on selection test results, applications and information from schools. ANU Extension is coordinated in the Careers Unit at Lake Tuggeranong College.

Resources Room & Study Skills centres The Resources Room and Study Skills centres provide support for any student who is concerned or anxious about their academic progress. Staff support students to achieve to the best of their ability - this may include support with their classwork and/or assignments, as well as supporting students who may experience a range of issues which affect their capacity to learn or participate in college life. Students can access support by making contact with staff in the Resources Room or through teacher referral. The Resources Room is open from 7.30am – 3.30pm each day.

The Hub Lake Tuggeranong College hosts a Learning Support Unit (LSU) for identified students with special needs. Placements in the Hub are coordinated by the Education Directorate. The college has a team of exceptional teachers and Learning Support Assistants to deliver a personalised academic and social program. Families play a huge part in the designing of our individualised programs. Some of our work is conducted in a small-group setting in the Hub itself, and other parts are thoughtfully integrated into college classes. As a result, our Hub students have a fully-rounded senior secondary experience, making them ready for life after college.

LTC 2018 Prospectus strong governance

LTC organisation College Board The college encourages and welcomes parental participation in the decision-making associated with our school. One manifestation of this is the College Board. The Board includes three parent representatives, two student representatives, two staff members, the Principal and a community representative. Meetings are held six times a year, and the Board considers matters such as: • • • •

College financial oversight Curriculum offerings (adopting new courses) School improvement (strategic and operational plans, monitoring progress, formal reporting) Community involvement in the college

Parents are invited to make contact with the Board Chair or via their parent representatives. Details are made available on our website following the Board elections each year.

Student Leadership Group (SLG) In addition to the work undertaken by students who choose to engage in community service, the Student Leadership Group provides an opportunity for young leaders to develop their skills in representation, advocacy, decision-making and public speaking. All students are invited to nominate for the SLG at the start of each school year. The college aims for a wide representation across both year levels and from a broad set of student life experiences. At the start of each year, a Leaders Camp or Leaders Workshop is run to build group dynamics and to set the tone for the year’s work. The SLG stays connected via Google Classroom and members can access numerous leadership development opportunities throughout the year. Time spent representing the college and taking part in training and workshops is tallied and reflected in the senior secondary certificate. The SLG is a conduit for the senior leadership team of the college to gain insight into student perspectives on the running of the college, its programs and practices.

Voluntary Financial Contributions Lake Tuggeranong College offers a diverse and relevant curriculum to its students. The College Board requests parents pay a Voluntary Parental Contribution of $180 for Year 11 students and $100 for Year 12 students to purchase resources which enhance the teaching-learning environment for all students across the college. Upon enrolment, a one-off materials and resources contribution of $80 is requested to secure a place at the college. This amount covers administration items such as photographic ID, student printing and internet usage. In addition to this contribution, costs for materials/ activities exist in some courses. These courses usually have consumables or use equipment which is expensive to maintain and replace. There are many alternative courses where there are no consumable costs required. Although all contributions are voluntary in accordance with ACT Government policy, it is vital that parents support the college through payment of this money as it provides a major part of the budget figure allocated to resourcing the education program. The Education Act 2004 states that your child will not be refused benefits or services if you do not choose to contribute. Individual records of contributions are confidential. Upon enrolment parents may choose to pay into the colleges voluntary contributions fund and if the student decides not to take up their place, the amount can be fully refunded. Parents who elect to pay into either of the tax deductible funds (Library Fund and/or Building Fund) are not able to obtain a refund as these funds are governed by rules set in place by the Australian Taxation Office. At the beginning of the year, when students have settled into all their classes, the college will send home a Family Transaction Statement outlining all costs, including consumable costs for the classes that attract these costs.


LTC 2018 Prospectus LTC library

Welcome to the Lake Tuggeranong College Library At Lake Tuggeranong College Library you will find friendly staff to assist you with your research, digital resourcing, and recreational reading. Our library provides students with significant and unique benefits such as: • Knowledgeable staff - students access expertise from teacher librarians, LTC library technicians and public library staff. • Huge collection - students easily access the collections of all 8 Libraries ACT branches for books, journals, CDs and DVDs. • 24/7 resources - online access to Libraries ACT’s and LTC Library’s Virtual Libraries with their impressive range of e-resources and databases. • Long opening hours - as both a college library and a public library, we are open every day of the week. • Keys to Success Program (R Unit) - This is delivered by LTC’s teacher librarians in the LTC Library on Line 8 (Thursday lunchtime). The 12 sessions (delivered through a mix of face to face and online/independent instruction) are spread out over a term, and provide students with the key skills required to achieve their best outcomes while studying. Teacher librarians are available to help with information needs for all assignments, guiding students to become problemsolvers and discerning literate users of information. Staff and students have 24/7 access to college-specific resourcing created and sourced by teacher librarians via the LTC Library website:






LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

course finder Use this guide (or the contents page) to find the Learning Area and Courses you may be interested in studying at Lake Tuggeranong College. For ease of navigation, Learning Areas are listed here independent of faculties please make specific enquiries via the Faculty listed for further information.

Learning Area: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 19 Courses: Design Technology & Graphics Fashion Design Engineering Studies Faculty: Technology

Learning Area: PERFORMING ARTS 25 Courses: Dance Drama Music Faculty: Arts

Learning Area: ENGLISH 20 Courses: English English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) Contemporary English Faculty: English/History/Languages

Learning Area: PHYSICAL EDUCATION 26 Courses: Exercise Science Sports Studies Physical Education Sports Development Faculty: Science/ PE

Learning Area: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 27 Courses: Accounting Business Administration Business Economics Legal Studies Faculty: Business, Social Sciences, IT

Learning Area: HUMANITIES 21 Courses: Tourism Global Studies* Psychology Sociology Theory of Knowledge (ToK)* History* Faculty: Business, Social Sciences, IT English/History/Languages* Learning Area: Courses: Faculty:

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 22 General Computing 3D Game Design Programming & Robotics CISCO Networking & Cyber Security Business, Social Sciences, IT

Learning Area: LANGUAGES 23 Courses: Chinese Japanese Korean Spanish Faculty: English/History/Languages Learning Area: MATHEMATICS 24 Courses: Specialist Maths Maths Methods Maths Applications Essential Maths Faculty: Maths

Learning Area: SCIENCE 28 Courses: Agriculture Biology Chemistry Flight Physics Senior Science Faculty: Science/PE

Learning Area: TRADES & SERVICES Courses: Automotive Technology Construction Pathways Food Science & Management Food for Life Furniture Construction Metal Technology Social & Community Services Faculty: Technology Business/Social Sciences/IT

Learning Area: VISUAL ARTS Courses: Ceramics Glass Art & Design Visual Art Photography Media Faculty: Arts

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LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

Design and Technology (T/A) This course incorporates Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Architecture culminating in a Major Design Project. Students will learn the elements and principles of design, the design process, sketching and ideation, and use industry standard software such as Vector Works, Google SketchUp and the Adobe Creative Suite. There are no prerequisites for this course, however, it does combine both traditional drawing visualisation skills with computer-aided-design software so it is crucial that students have a desire to sketch and draw as well as have strong IT skills. Students will learn how to rapid prototype and make maquettes and be introduced to 3D printing and CNC machining. Work experience, excursions and involvement in design competitions add to the educational experience. Successful completion of the course enables students to apply for further study at a variety of tertiary institutions (e.g. ANU, CIT, UC etc.) based on presentation of a portfolio of their work and an interview. Students can complete a Major or Minor in Design Technology and Graphics at either a Tertiary (T) or Accredited (A) level.

Textiles and Fashion (T/A) The Textiles and Fashion course is based on the design process within the Fashion and Interior Design domains. Students work on design briefs to solve particular problems. The work required of each student is negotiated and takes into account each student’s level of skill. Previous textiles experience is not essential, but desirable if studying at the tertiary level.

Engineering Studies (T) Engineering Studies is intended to meet the needs of students who intend to pursue further studies in fields such as Engineering, Surveying, Architecture, Environmental or Design Studies and for students with vocational interests including technical trade careers such as drafting and building management. The subject promotes problemsolving ability, and engagement with information technology, self-directed learning, communication, management and skills in working as a team. There is a base level of mathematical ability required by students considering this course and LTC recommends students study Maths Methods and Physics as a requirement for this course. The units include Structural Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Architectural Building Systems Engineering and Bio-Mechanical Engineering.


LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

english The study of English helps student develop their ability to become effective users of language. It focuses on developing evaluative, analytical and creative thinking skills.

English (T) Students who wish to continue their studies at a tertiary level once leaving college are enrolled in T English (Australian Curriculum Course). Those students who are highly competent in English, and who wish to pursue English at a higher level should consider English Literature (Australian Curriculum). Some CIT courses require an English T major.

English (A) This course is for students needing English for employment or who intend to go to CIT to study, but who are not seeking a T package or the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Units from the Essential English – (Australian Curriculum) will be offered over the two years.

Contemporary English (A) Contemporary English provide opportunities for students to gain and practise the skills of communication, team work, problem-solving, using their initiative and enterprise planning and organising, self-management, learning and technology skills.


English as an Additional Language or DialectEALD (T/A) This course is for students for whom English is their second language and who have been in Australia for less than seven years. Students cannot study EALD (T) and mainstream English concurrently to obtain a major. EALD is counted towards a student’s ATAR score.


LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

Behavioural Sciences (T) Students may combine units in Psychology (T) with units in Sociology (T) to form a Major in Behavioural Sciences (T).

Psychology (T/A) Psychology (T) is designed for students interested in how humans think, feel and behave. The course aims to develop skills to think critically and to understand the scientific basis and methods in the study of human behaviour. The course provides an overview of many topics in Psychology and forms a solid basis for students interested in further study in this area including those wishing to pursue this discipline at university. It aims to develop the ability to think critically, express ideas clearly and understand the scientific rationale and methodology in the investigation of human behaviour. Psychology (A) is designed for students interested in how and why we behave the way we behave. The course covers the same topics as Psychology (T); however, its emphasis is more descriptive and practical. Students interested in further study at CIT in areas such as social welfare, disabilities studies and nursing find this course an interesting, useful introduction.

Sociology (T) What is this world we live in and who are all these people who we live amongst? What is this thing we call “society” and “human culture”? Sociology (T) investigates these questions, enabling students to explore and interpret the forces, beliefs and behaviours that shape their lives. At LTC, Sociology has a particular focus on research and social theory—students draw connections between the way they live their lives and how other people, from different times and different places, live theirs. As the course progresses, students develop core skills in critical thinking and communication. Sociology is relevant for students wishing to pursue further study as well as a wide range of careers including social work, politics and the public sector.

Theory of Knowledge (T) Theory of Knowledge (T) challenges students to think about the big questions in life. What is the self? What makes us all human? How do we think? How do we decide what is good and bad? Students are introduced to key philosophers in history, and through learning about their work, are encouraged to come to their own perspectives and understanding of concepts like truth, belief, objectivity, beauty, reason, logic, morality and justice. At LTC, Theory of Knowledge is particularly focused on developing core life skills in creative and critical thinking, ethical understanding and intercultural awareness.

History (T/A) History is the study of forces that have shaped today’s world based on analysis and interpretation of physical and written remains. History is intended for students who wish to pursue university studies, employment or for furthering their general knowledge. History is also useful for AST preparation. Students select units at the beginning of each semester from a diverse range of areas including; Ancient, Medieval and Modern History.

Global Studies (T/A) Globalisation, technological change, environmental, social, economic and political pressures present new and exciting opportunities for Australians to engage meaningfully with other cultures. Global Studies (T) introduces students to these issues and opportunities, preparing them to make informed decisions as part of a global community. It teaches students to think critically about key global issues and to develop a cross cultural understanding of the values that have shaped history, politics, international relations, global economic forces and global citizenship. The course provides excellent preparation for any Social Sciences, Law or International Relations program at university.

Tourism and Event Management (A) Tourism provides students with opportunities that not only promote an appreciation and understanding of the workplace culture and practices of the tourism industry but also engage them in examining and evaluating the impact of social, cultural and environmental issues from a tourism perspective. Through the theoretical and practical components of this course students are provided with opportunities to develop skills, concepts, processes and attitudes crucial to making valid decisions regarding tourism issues. Students completing the course can follow a vocational pathway into CIT and university courses and/or entry-level employment.


3D Game Design, AR & VR (T/V)

LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

information Technology Information Technology (T/A/V) This subject is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the IT industry. Students will gain skills including project management, website design, computer networking through CISCO, database administration and programming; and in emerging fields such as 3D animation, virtual reality (VR) and games programming. Students can choose from four ‘streams’. A stream is studied over 2 years and 1 stream forms a major in IT, a double major can be gained when 2 streams are studied. We encourage students doing Programming and CISCO to Bring Their Own Device (BYOD).

Computing Applications (T/A/V) This stream is intended for students wanting to pursue a career in website design, administering computer based systems including databases and spreadsheets, and develop skills in project management and IT systems analysis. Students will develop web design skills and link these to create e-commerce solutions. The stream has a 2D animation component that creates animations that are imbedded in the web pages they create. Project management and e-commerce skills are developed to create practical e-commerce solutions in form of a year 12 major project. Minimum recommended Maths level – ‘General’


This stream integrates 3D design and animation skills, programming in C#, to produce interactive 3D software. The stream is aimed at producing a variety of skills used in a number of emerging industries worldwide and many of the students use their skills in further education including the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), and Universities to complete IT courses. Students work individually and in small teams and learn skills including project management, software design, 3D modelling techniques, 3D animation skills, scripting and project documentation. LTC deploys projects to ITunes and Android including games using Unity3D, augmented reality AR and Virtual Reality (VR) apps. Recommended Maths level – ‘Applications’

Programming and Robotics (T) (BYOD) This stream is aimed at students who want to enter the field of computer programming and who wish to continue their studies at the tertiary level. Students develop problem-solving abilities and strategies in conjunction with programming languages such as Scratch, Python and Arduino. This stream has a focus on learning programming techniques for embedded platforms including Raspberry Pi, Arduino and mobile devices to interact with the world around it and other devices. Minimum recommended Maths level – ‘Methods’

Cisco Networking & Cyber Security (T/V) (BYOD) This stream is a computer networking course that has added Cyber security as a focus. Students learn how to set up equipment including routers, switches for use in small offices through to large scale networks. You can gain the internationally recognised qualification Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) after completing the course through an external exam. Cisco is studied over two years and involves an online learning approach where students read and complete weekly tests spending 3 hours study time per week. Minimum recommended Maths level – ‘Applications’

LANGUAGES Four thriving languages are offered at Lake Tuggeranong College: students should take into consideration the number of years the language has already been studied (if any), prior to selecting into a particular level of language at college. Numerous opportunities exist throughout the year for our students to promote the cultural contribution of the nations speaking their language. The college also organises international excursions with a focus on visiting countries which have one of our four languages.

LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

CHINESE JAPANESE Beginning T/A Beginning T/A Continuing T Continuing T Advanced T Advanced T SPANISH Beginning T/A Continuing T

KOREAN Beginning T/A Continuing T Advanced T


LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

Mathematics Our courses cater for all students – those intending further study in mathematics and those who need mathematics as a support for other areas, including trades. All students require numeracy skills for daily living and this is presented in all courses but is a particular focus of the Essential Mathematics course.

How TO choose THE RIGHT course for YOU In choosing a mathematics course at college students need to consider the following: • Past achievements in mathematics: college builds on skills developed in high school and is not a “fresh start”. • Career aspirations: Career advice is essential and most universities specify the maths course needed to begin tertiary studies. • Work habits: Sustained effort is needed to be successful in all maths courses. • Excellent algebra skills are essential for Specialist Mathematics and Mathematical Methods. Those students who are good at number-based problems such as statistics or trigonometry should enrol in Mathematical Applications. Students who have struggled a little with formal mathematics but who need to enhance their basic skills, learn life skills and apply them to real life situations should enrol in Essential Mathematics.

Specialist Mathematics and Specialist Methods (T) Specialist Mathematics is designed to provide students with additional opportunities to extend their knowledge, to refine their abstract reasoning ability to develop rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs and to use mathematical models extensively. This course is designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics, including those intending to study mathematics, statistics, science, economics or engineering at university. Students may complete a major, major/minor or a double major in Specialist Mathematics. This means they must do Specialist Methods and then complete either a minor or a major in


Specialist Mathematics. A high level of achievement in the top level of maths (including all of the 10A course) in high school is essential.

Mathematical Methods (T) The major themes in the methods course are calculus and statistics. Necessary pre-requisites are algebra, functions, graphs and probability. Mathematical Methods is designed for students whose future pathways may involve mathematics and statistics and their applications in a range of disciplines at the tertiary level. There is ample opportunity for problem solving throughout this course. Reasoning and communication skills are important. Excellent algebra skills are assumed. A good pass at 10A Mathematics in high school is recommended.

Mathematical Applications (T) Mathematical Applications is designed for those students who want to extend their mathematics beyond year 10 but whose future studies or employment pathways do not require knowledge of calculus. A pass at the year 10 Australian Curriculum course in high school is recommended. Topic areas include number, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphs, networks and statistics. Problem solving, reasoning and communication skills are important.

Essential Mathematics (A) This course focuses on enabling students to use mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives. It provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts in a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings. Students are prepared for post school options of employment and further training. Problems solving and reasoning skills are developed in this course. A scientific calculator is essential.

Contemporary Mathematics (A) Contemporary Mathematics provides opportunities for students to gain and practise the skills of communication, team work, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management as well as learning and technology skills.

Mathematics Tutorials (R) Mathematics Tutorials are available at designated times and for some afternoon sessions each week. Any student may attend to get help with their work on a regular basis or only when they need help. A student attending the minimum number of hours of tutorial as an R unit may achieve additional points for their Year 12 Certificate.


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Drama (T/A) Drama is a Performing Art which explores human traditions and experiences in ancient and modern contexts. It has the potential to bring together all other art forms. Students develop intellectual, literary, physical, creative and emotional learning. Problem solving abilities and creativity are fostered through analysis, research, synthesis, images and narratives. All units studied explore historical contexts practically and are assessed through Creating, Performing and Evaluating tasks. It can be studied as a Minor, Major, Major Minor and Double Major course pattern.

Music (T/A/M) This Music Type 2 Course recognises the need to improve student achievement and learning by offering a course that rigorously develops student skills and knowledge through traditional and contemporary units, and is relevant to the changing global contexts. This is a broad course, providing instruction and experience in theoretical, analytical, historical, compositional, and practical aspects of music. It can be studied as a Minor, Major, Major Minor and Double Major course pattern. The Tertiary (T) course is designed to building on students’ prior knowledge and experience in studying music. It is assumed students entering this course have a formal knowledge of music notation, developed literacy and performance skills and a general knowledge and understanding of some musical styles. The recommended entry level for T courses is Grade 3 Practical from a relevant examination body or equivalent or at the discretion of the Principal.

Dance (T/A) The Dance course is offered both to students who have aspirations for a career in dance or in a related industry, as well as to those with an interest in and commitment to dance for recreation and fitness. Previous dance experience is not necessary for enrolment into this course and students with a range of experience and skill level can be catered for. Dance is normally studied as a major or minor course, although with negotiation it is possible to study as a major-minor. All units in this course cover technique and performance, composition and choreography, and theory. Dance styles studied will vary depending on the focus of the unit being studied and include contemporary, jazz, hip hop and ballet. Similarly, theory topics will vary according to the unit and range from historical developments, the role of dance in society, human anatomy and physiology for dancers, composition concepts, movement analysis, and the impact of media on dance. Opportunities exist for students who wish to extend their dance studies beyond the BSSS course.

The Accredited (A) course is designed to introduce students to studies in music. It is assumed that students entering the A Course have little or no prior experience in studying music (i.e. performance and/or notation skill), or may elect to study this course for personal enjoyment at a non-tertiary level. The Modified (M) course is designed to introduce students to studies in music. It is assumed that students entering the M Course have little experience in studying music, or may elect to study this course for personal enjoyment.


Sports Development (A)

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Sports Development is an integral area of study for the elite and competitive sports person that actively engages students in their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Students are encouraged to learn about their individual sport and personal development, and this learning is enhanced through physical, recreational and sporting activities. The course includes physical training where strength and conditioning components are tailored to meet the needs and capabilities of the individual, with a focus on the individual athlete’s sport. Students will undertake regular strength and conditioning sessions at Club Lime to improve upon and maintain their physical condition.

Exercise Science T/A

Sports Studies (T/A)

If you are interested in how the human body works, human performance, fitness and physical activity, then you should elect to study this course. Exercise Science is a theory based course with a practical application geared towards the science of movement. It is highly recommended for those who wish to enter into further studies in the fields of teaching, nursing, physiotherapy, sports studies, paramedics, medicine, coaching, recreational, ambulance officer, chiropractor and other related fields. This course examines the structure and function of the human body, its responses to training, learning and performance and many other topical issues that are related to human performance and physical activity. Emphasis is on the theoretical components with the inclusion of practical laboratories.

Sports Studies has as its main focus a combined theoretical and practical approach to encourage participating students to develop an understanding of and interest in personal fitness, health, skills, sport and recreation, issues in sport, coaching administration, sports marketing and working with children. The course is designed for a wide range of students who have an interest in physical activity, personal fitness, sport and recreation. The course also provides opportunities to gain formal sports coaching and administration qualifications. It will also provide a suitable foundation for students wishing to undertake various Fitness Leadership and Recreation courses offered by CIT.

Physical Education (A) This course is open to students of all skill levels and physical abilities. Physical Education enables you to pursue your interest and enjoyment of physical activities. The course concentrates on practical experiences in individual, team and recreational sports. Emphasis is on development of skills, personal fitness and understanding of the importance of regular physical activity. This course is strongly recommended if you wish to improve your skills and continue your physical education.



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Business (T/A) The Business Studies course has a strong practical orientation and covers the principles of how businesses are planned, marketed, financed and staffed. It combines a number of areas of study such as economics, psychology, law, history, marketing and accounting when looking to explain how the business sector functions within society. This course incorporates several excursions so that students experience firsthand how the business and the financial sector operate. Students enrolled in this course are given the ability to demonstrate their understanding using a number of interactive and differentiated learning activities.

Business Administration (A/V) This very versatile course will enable students to develop computing and employability skills required for a career in administration leading to careers in areas such as marketing, business, and events management. It also provides the necessary skills to prepare and present assignments at college in further studies. Structured work placements form an essential part of this course providing students with the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience.

Economics (T) The Economics course helps students understand the world around them by exploring the reasons and theories behind society’s wants and needs. This course integrates a variety of different disciplines including; Business, Law, History, Philosophy, and Politics, and decodes the reasoning behind why we all make the choices we do. Students are continuously encouraged to think creatively and analyse their environment to try and find solutions to society’s problem relating to increasingly limited resources.

Legal Studies (T/A) Legal Studies is a course which develops skills in communication, analysis and interpretation. Local resources such as the Courts, Police, Guest Speakers, the Alexander Maconochie Centre, the Legislative Assembly and the Federal Parliament are used to gain a practical understanding of the workings of the legal system, while current legal issues are frequently utilised as a vehicle for examining various aspects of the Australian legal system. The knowledge and skills gained in Legal Studies are relevant to students in their daily lives, especially in raising awareness of both their rights and responsibilities as citizens in dealing with issues raised in the press and other media.


Chemistry (T) (Australian Curriculum)

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Science Why should I study Science? Science is a terrific subject for developing your analytical skills. Developing skills in these areas will be an asset to you in any career or field of study that you choose. You will use the thinking skills you develop from science subjects for the rest of your life. For those considering tertiary study, then Science subjects offer you a double bonus. It will help prepare you for the quantitative parts of the AST.

Which Science should I study? Science comes in many ‘flavours’ so we should have something that is to your taste. If you’re reasonably strong at maths and have a sound grasp of manipulating equations, then you can consider areas such as Chemistry and/or Physics. If you have strengths in the languages area then you may consider the life sciences such as Biology or Agriculture. If you’re interested in Science and are pursuing an Accredited pathway then one of the Science (A) courses could be for you.

Science Courses Agriculture (A) Agriculture provides for students who have an interest in agriculture and who may wish to pursue further studies in the rural industry as well as those who want a career in this field but are not tertiary bound. Students maintain the agriculture plot and glasshouses at the college as part of this course.

Biology (T/A) (Australian Curriculum) Biology is the scientific study of living organisms and their environment. The course will enhance your understanding of the natural world and the place of people and other organisms within it. It is appropriate for students intending to pursue careers in areas such as physiology, nursing, paramedical or medical sciences, wildlife biology, zoology, botany, genetics, biochemistry, forestry and natural resources. 26

A study of chemistry allows a student to develop a basic understanding of the ways different substances react. It is a central scientific discipline and is strongly recommended for those with an interest in pursuing tertiary studies for scientific careers.

Flight (T/A) This unique science-based course is offered at Lake Tuggeranong College. This is a supportive and cost effective structure for initial flight training and provides an excellent stepping-stone for a future career in aviation. Flying training is not a prerequisite to the course.

Physics (T) (Australian Curriculum) Physics investigates the basic nature of the physical universe. A study of physics provides a sound basis for tertiary studies leading to technologically based careers.

Senior Science (A) This is a new course that allows students to engage with science in a practical way. Students can study units for one semester each, with four semester options available to choose from. Students can choose to study only one unit, or up to all four options over their two years at college. The units are: Animal Science (A) This semester option is designed for students interested in a career related to caring for animals. You will learn about their care and requirements, animal rights, and large scale influences on species such as feral animals. It is the Biological Senior Science unit. Cosmetics and Hair Care (A) This semester option will introduce you to a wide range of haircare products, beauty products and cosmetics. You will learn about their preparation, their application, and the science behind beauty products. It is the Chemical Senior Science unit. Electricity (A) This semester option is designed for students interested in careers such as: Electrician, Refrigeration and AirConditioning, Data and Voice Communications, Electronics and Communications, and Electrical Machine Repair. It is the Physical Senior Science unit. Forensics (A) This semester option will introduce you to forensic science. You will learn about investigating crime scenes and types of evidence, as well as looking at disaster management. It is the Environmental Senior Science unit.

trades training & service industries

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Automotive Technology (A/V) This course covers the general mechanical and electrical principles and practices related to modern cars. Students begin by working on single cylinder motors and progress over the 2 year period to multi-cylinder engine rebuilding. Students may elect to undertake work placements in the automotive industry as a means of gaining knowledge and confirmation about a possible career in the industry. Students are able to obtain up to nine competencies from the Certificate II in Automotive Training. This enables students to acquire a definite ‘head start ‘into a trade certificate course while at College.

Construction Pathways (A/V) This course is aimed at those students who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of building construction and allied professions (eg: carpentry, bricklaying, concreting etc). This course leads to a Certificate II in Construction Pathways where all competencies and Structured Workplace Learning (SWL’s) are completed. Previous experience is not required to enrol in this course.

Food for Life (A) This course offers the opportunity to develop skills in meal preparation and planning. It is a valuable course for students who wish to work in the hospitality industry, however is just as relevant and useful for all students as it teaches general lifestyle management skills. Enrol in this course if you want to realise the ‘Master Chef’ within.

Social and Community Work (A) Social and Community Work is a course which introduces students to community work, with a focus on the areas of childcare, youth work, community work, aged care and disability work. It provides foundation knowledge to work in the Community Services Industry, which is considered an area of steady growth and development for job prospects. Students undertaking this course who successfully complete the work requirements can apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for enrolment in a related CIT course.

Metal Technology (A) This course is aimed at students who are seeking a career in the Metals, Engineering and Related Services Industry (this includes fitting and machining, light fabrication, sheet metalwork and welding). This course offers students the opportunity to develop a foundation of skills and knowledge. No prior experience is necessary to enrol in the course.

Food Science and Management (T) This course is designed for students who have a general interest in Food Sciences and wish to extend their knowledge and skills at a tertiary level. It provides valuable experience for students considering a career in food styling, marketing, food science, nutrition, nursing, community service and other related fields.

Furniture Construction (A/V) This course is aimed at those students who would like to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of woodwork and furniture construction. This course leads to a Certificate I in Furniture Construction where a SWL is completed. The course is also suitable for students who enjoy working with wood and developing a useful life skill. Previous experience is not required to enrol in this course.


Media (T/A/V)

LTC 2018 Prospectus LEARNING AREAS

visual arts The Visual Arts courses at Lake Tuggeranong College are dynamic and responsive to the needs and interests of students. The college is exceptionally well equipped for all Arts subjects, giving students the opportunity to explore more specialised skills through the use of state of the art facilities, equipment and software.

Ceramics (T/A) This course offers the students the opportunity to explore a wide range of clay building, turning and glazing techniques. Students learn about the history of ceramics as well as aspects of all types of clays, firing, and glazing as well as exploration of colour. The course examines 3–D drawing to be transferred into art pieces. There is a focus on technical skill and quality works for display. Students can complete a major or a minor in ceramics at either Tertiary or Accredited.

Glass Art & Design (T/A) This is a subject unique to Lake Tuggeranong College and the course is designed to satisfy the broad demands of students looking to enter work areas which value creativity, self-motivation and technical expertise. The students will be taught how to cut, arrange, construct and explore the vast ways in which to create fantastic glass works, as well as the importance of the history of glass and theoretical knowledge of glass firing in the kiln. Experimentation to solve design problems is encouraged, as well as research into the versatility of this fantastic material ‘Glass’. Students learn the safe and responsible use of glass, tools and materials and demonstrate aesthetic sensitivity and awareness in relation to this exciting medium. Students can complete a minor in Glass at either Tertiary or Accredited level.


The Media course offers students the opportunity to study the theory and concepts related to digital technology and produce practical projects using the industry standard facilities at the college. Media studies examines the communications process in the mass media particularly television, film, radio, digital sound, print and multimedia. Through the Media course students will be prepared for the Media industry and will have a portfolio of Media work that can be used to gain entry into a tertiary institution.

Photography (T/A) Lake Tuggeranong College has excellent photographic facilities including two digital photography labs and a portrait studio. Course units range from introductory digital to more advanced art photography catering for students of all ability levels. Our computer platform hosts Mac computers that are equipped with the complete Adobe Creative Suite giving students the latest software used by the Photographic and Graphic Design industries. Students can use graphics tablets to achieve more detailed editing techniques and have the opportunity to print images using our wide format colour printer to an A1 sized format.

Visual Art (T/A) This subject provides practical and theoretical experiences to develop core drawing and painting skills, and an appreciation of the Visual Arts whilst working with a broad range of materials. Students will complete practical teacherdirected and student-directed assessment tasks, written tasks and are expected to submit a Visual Art Diary with each unit studied. Opportunities exist within the structure of sequenced units to develop a portfolio of work to apply for Visual Arts oriented courses such as those offered by ANU, CIT and other universities. Students can complete a Major or Minor in Visual Art at either a Tertiary (T) or Accredited (A) level.

Extra-curricula studies

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In addition to the curriculum on offer directly by the college, students may elect to participate in courses from other educational providers – some of which can contribute to their senior secondary certificate.

courses provider REGISTERED (R) UNITS


Students enrol in units at the commencement of each semester. Recognition of hours spent outside college hours is also possible. There are no prerequisites, but course costs may be incurred. The units vary from year to year. Examples of areas covered include: Community Service, Debating, Dance Festival, Sport, Music Production, Road Ready, Sustainability and subject-based tutorial support. CIT OPPORTUNITIES


College students can avail themselves of courses offered at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT – RTO Code 0101). The following course areas are planned for 2017 delivery at CIT Tuggeranong: spatial and surveying, childcare, IT, library studies, business, travel, accounting, bar service and MYOB. Students interested in these options should make an appointment with the Careers team at college to see how this might contribute to their senior secondary certificate. ANU EXTENSION PROGRAM


Admittance is by application via ANU processes. There is no entry fee, although some course costs may apply such as the purchase of textbooks. See Careers at LTC and visit Courses include: Specialist Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Conservation Biology, Continuing Japanese, Chinese, Astrophysics, Discovering Engineering, Indonesian, Advanced Music


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Information in this guide was correct at time of printing. Lake Tuggeranong College reserves the right to change course offerings, arrangements and all other aspects without notice. Up-to-date information can be sourced from the public web site at: Printed May 2017 Image credits: Lachie Mills Phil Styles Mark Will

LTC 2018 Prospectus  
LTC 2018 Prospectus