2 Tonight’s Presenters Grant Richards Justine McNaught-Conroy Associate Principal Yr 9/10Justine McNaught-ConroyAssociate Principal Yr 11/12Leonie FrancisVocational Education & Training Co-ordinatorYearYear
3 Aims Governing Rules and Bodies Types of Courses What Woodvale offers Identifying an Appropriate PathwayThe process from here
4 Student Participation Requirement Young people must remain in education, training or approved employment until the end of the year in which they turn 17 ½ .The options are:Full-time schoolTAFEOther Registered Training OrganisationsApprenticeship/TraineeshipApproved Employment
5 GlossarySCSA – The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is the WA governing body for K-12 Curriculum.WACE – The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is awarded to students who have successfully completed senior secondary schooling in WACE studies and have met the WACE requirements.WASSA – The WA Statement of Student Achievement is provided to students who complete Yr12.WACE Subjects – include ATAR and General courses.ATAR – Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank – required for direct entry to public universities.VET – Vocational Education and Training encompasses qualifications linked to certificates.Certificates – equivalent to a qualification achieved through a TAFE. Managed by Training Organisations appointed by the government.OLNA – Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
6 WACE Requirements 2017-2018 Students must: complete at least four Year 12 ATAR courses orachieve a Certificate II (or higher) in a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualificationANDmeet literacy and numeracy standards - NAPLAN/OLNAmeet requirements for breadth and depth of study
7 WACE Requirements 2017-2018 Breadth and Depth Students must complete a minimum of 20 units or the equivalent, including:a minimum of ten Year 12 units or the equivalenttwo completed Year 11 units from an English course and one pair of completed Year 12 units from an English course (English, Literature, English as an Additional Language or Dialect)one pair of Year 12 units from List A and one pair of Year 12 units from List B
8 WACE Requirements 2017-2018 Achievement standard Students must achieve 14 C grades (or equivalents) in Year 11 and Year 12 units, including at least six C grades in Year 12 units (or equivalents)
9 WACE Subject Types Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) courses Designed for students aiming to enrol in university directly from school. ATAR courses will be examined by the Authority and contribute to the achievement of an ATAR.General coursesDesigned for students aiming to enter further training or the workforce directly from school. These courses are not examined externally by the Authority. However, they each have an externally set task (EST) in Year 12 which is set by the Authority.
10 Vocational Education and Training VET is nationally recognised and enables students to gain qualifications based on certificates for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace or in further training. eg. Certificate II in Hospitality Kitchen Operations
11 Study ChoicesStudents are offered three study options which they can mix and match:WACE courses – ATAR or GeneralVocational Education and Training - CertificatesEndorsed programs incl. Workplace Learning etc.All students will be working towards achieving their WACENot all students will be working towards achieving an ATARStudents can be ATAR students and VET students
12 ATAR Pathway Select six courses (+ three reserve choices) At least four ATAR Courses – typically five at this level + a certificateNeed to have met the prerequisites for a range of coursesStudents can study ATAR courses without necessarily working towards achieving an ATAR – must have achieved prerequisites
13 What is ATAR? A percentile rank TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre) ranks students because there are more applicants than placesStudents are numbered from downAn ATAR of 96 = top 4% or better than 96% of the Year 12 school leaver population96 ATAR = scaled average of approx. 77.6%Can be used across Australia
14 Public University Requirements 2019 Achieve a WACEAn ATAR high enough to get into a course of your choiceCompetence in English – different to literacy standard for WACEMeet any university prerequisites >50% course markLOTE 10% of the individual scaled scoreMaths Methods & Spec 10% of the individual scaled score
15 The ATAR ATAR Ranking School score 65 average = 80 ish ATAR ATAR Cut offs:ECU 70UWA 80Curtin 70Murdoch 70Notre Dame 70 + Interview and application
16 University Open Days17 July – ECU Joondalup 24 July – Murdoch 31 July – Curtin University 14 August – UWA and ECU Mount Lawley 21 August – Notre Dame (private uni)
17 VET PathwayAs part of the minimum WACE requirements a student who chooses not to complete four ATAR courses must complete a minimum of a Certificate II or higher. Studying VET certificates can provide up to eight units toward the number of course units students need to complete to achieve their WACE. Students will typically enrol in ATAR/General courses along with Cert II + to meet the WACE requirement.
18 TAFE Entrance Requirements Two stage application processCompetitive courses – Academic, Qualifications and work history.Skills calculatorMost competitive : Electrical, Plumbing, Vet nursing, nursing.
19 Subjects WSC Offers Tertiary Stream TAFE (formerly TAFE)/Apprenticeship/Employment StreamAccounting and Finance AEACFCertificate II - Animal StudiesBiology AEBLYCertificate II – Sport Coaching (Basketball)Chemistry AECHECertificate II – BusinessChinese (Second Language) AECSL/Certificate I – EngineeringCert III Applied LanguageCertificate I – ConstructionEnglish AEENGCertificate II – Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)Geography AEGEOCertificate II – Music Industry FoundationHuman Biology AEHBYCertificate III – Music Western ArtJapanese (Second Language) AEJSLCertificate II - Outdoor RecreationCertificate II – Sport & Recreation (Soccer Boys)Literature AELITCertificate II – Sport & Recreation (Soccer Girls)Mathematics Applications AEMAACertificate II – Visual Arts – (Technical Graphics)Mathematics Methods AEMAMCareer & Enterprise GECAE - INSTEPMathematics Specialist AEMASChildren, Family & The Community (Childcare) GECFCMedia Production & Analysis AEMPADrama GEDRAModern History AEHIMEnglish GEENGPhysical Education Studies AEPESHealth Studies GEHEAPhysics AEPHYPolitics and Law AEPALIntegrated Science GEISC – Certificate II in Sampling and MeasurementPsychology AEPSYMaterials Design & Technology – Jewellery GEMDTMVisual Arts AEVARMaterials Design & Technology – Wood GEMDTWMathematics Essentials GEMAEMedia Production & Analysis GEMPAPhysical Education Studies GEPESVisual Arts GEVARPsychology GEPSY
20 Programs WSC Offers INSTEP: Non ATAR students Workplace experience Must choose English, Career and Enterprise and a Certificate course. Interview processAnimal Studies: Interview process. ATAR and non ATARVET for Schools: through TAFE (Profile) one day a week at TAFE Non ATAR
21 Choosing the Best Pathway Look at School Results –realistic optionsSubject Type – ATAR, General, VETSubject Prerequisites metAreas of strength and interestListen to teachersResearch alternative entry options
22 University/ATARChoose five ATAR courses( preferred) – must have achieved subject prerequisite for direct entryMust choose at least one List A and one list BHighly recommend the addition of a VET Certificate course
23 TAFE/Employment Up to five (5) Courses include List A and B Up to two (2) Certificates/qualifications Three Certificates could be negotiated with a Course Counsellor, but not considered the norm.Consider INSTEP
24 The Selection and Counselling Process Career exploration – HealthPlanning Your Future workbook/Career Voyage – EnglishSemester 1 school report, exam results - Wed. 29th JuneYr 11 Course Handbook (Moodle & College website)Draft Selection Sheet (Year 11 course prerequisite information) – End of Term to English tchrParent/Teacher Interview Afternoon – Wed. 27th July – Bookings will be ed on Wed. 29th June.On-line Course Selection – Closes 6pm Friday 5 August
26 Important Points USI Prerequisite override (requires counselling int) High cost coursesChecklist at the end e.g. List A/B, No. of coursesPrint out availableParent counselling interview availableIndicating preferred courses only – no guarantee
27 The Selection and Counselling Process Selection Counselling Interviews - 2 & 3 August Course Counsellor names will appear on your child’s draft paper-based selection sheet.INSTEP & Animal Studies Interviews – Week 4&5 Term 3 (students only)Timetabling occurs – students may be required to reselect
28 Questions Mr Richards - Associate Principal Year 9/10 Ms McNaught-Conroy - Associate Principal Year 11/12Ms Francis - Vocational Education and Training Coordinator