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1 WELCOME Senior Schooling 2017

2 Tonight’s Presenters Grant Richards Justine McNaught-Conroy
Associate Principal Yr 9/10 Justine McNaught-Conroy Associate Principal Yr 11/12 Leonie Francis Vocational Education & Training Co-ordinator Year Year

3 Aims Governing Rules and Bodies Types of Courses What Woodvale offers
Identifying an Appropriate Pathway The 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 school TAFE Other Registered Training Organisations Apprenticeship/Traineeship Approved Employment

5 Glossary SCSA – 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 or achieve a Certificate II (or higher) in a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification AND meet literacy and numeracy standards - NAPLAN/OLNA meet 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 equivalent two 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 courses Designed 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 Choices Students are offered three study options which they can mix and match: WACE courses – ATAR or General Vocational Education and Training - Certificates Endorsed programs incl. Workplace Learning etc. All students will be working towards achieving their WACE Not all students will be working towards achieving an ATAR Students 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 certificate Need to have met the prerequisites for a range of courses Students 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 places Students are numbered from down An ATAR of 96 = top 4% or better than 96% of the Year 12 school leaver population 96 ATAR = scaled average of approx. 77.6% Can be used across Australia

14 Public University Requirements 2019
Achieve a WACE An ATAR high enough to get into a course of your choice Competence in English – different to literacy standard for WACE Meet any university prerequisites >50% course mark LOTE 10% of the individual scaled score Maths Methods & Spec 10% of the individual scaled score

15 The ATAR ATAR Ranking School score 65 average = 80 ish ATAR
ATAR Cut offs: ECU 70 UWA 80 Curtin 70 Murdoch 70 Notre Dame 70 + Interview and application

16 University Open Days 17 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 Pathway As 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 process Competitive courses – Academic, Qualifications and work history. Skills calculator Most competitive : Electrical, Plumbing, Vet nursing, nursing.

19 Subjects WSC Offers Tertiary Stream
TAFE (formerly TAFE)/Apprenticeship/Employment Stream Accounting and Finance AEACF Certificate II - Animal Studies Biology AEBLY Certificate II – Sport Coaching (Basketball) Chemistry AECHE Certificate II – Business Chinese (Second Language) AECSL/ Certificate I – Engineering Cert III Applied Language Certificate I – Construction English AEENG Certificate II – Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Geography AEGEO Certificate II – Music Industry Foundation Human Biology AEHBY Certificate III – Music Western Art Japanese (Second Language) AEJSL Certificate II - Outdoor Recreation Certificate II – Sport & Recreation (Soccer Boys) Literature AELIT Certificate II – Sport & Recreation (Soccer Girls) Mathematics Applications AEMAA Certificate II – Visual Arts – (Technical Graphics) Mathematics Methods AEMAM Career & Enterprise GECAE - INSTEP Mathematics Specialist AEMAS Children, Family & The Community (Childcare) GECFC Media Production & Analysis AEMPA Drama GEDRA Modern History AEHIM English GEENG Physical Education Studies AEPES Health Studies GEHEA Physics AEPHY Politics and Law AEPAL Integrated Science GEISC – Certificate II in Sampling and Measurement Psychology AEPSY Materials Design & Technology – Jewellery GEMDTM Visual Arts AEVAR Materials Design & Technology – Wood GEMDTW Mathematics Essentials GEMAE Media Production & Analysis GEMPA Physical Education Studies GEPES Visual Arts GEVAR Psychology GEPSY

20 Programs WSC Offers INSTEP: Non ATAR students Workplace experience
Must choose English, Career and Enterprise and a Certificate course. Interview process Animal Studies: Interview process. ATAR and non ATAR VET for Schools: through TAFE (Profile) one day a week at TAFE Non ATAR

21 Choosing the Best Pathway
Look at School Results –realistic options Subject Type – ATAR, General, VET Subject Prerequisites met Areas of strength and interest Listen to teachers Research alternative entry options

22 University/ATAR Choose five ATAR courses( preferred) – must have achieved subject prerequisite for direct entry Must choose at least one List A and one list B Highly 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 – Health Planning Your Future workbook/Career Voyage – English Semester 1 school report, exam results - Wed. 29th June Yr 11 Course Handbook (Moodle & College website) Draft Selection Sheet (Year 11 course prerequisite information) – End of Term to English tchr Parent/Teacher Interview Afternoon – Wed. 27th July – Bookings will be ed on Wed. 29th June. On-line Course Selection – Closes 6pm Friday 5 August

25 Online Course Selections

26 Important Points USI Prerequisite override (requires counselling int)
High cost courses Checklist at the end e.g. List A/B, No. of courses Print out available Parent counselling interview available Indicating 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 11/12 Ms Francis - Vocational Education and Training Coordinator

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