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1 Shenton College

2 WELCOME Adam Pengelly - Year Leader Chris Hill, Associate Principal - Year 10 and GATE Mike Morgan - Principal Janet Schofield - Dean of Studies Jane Hamburg – Student Services Coordinator

3 Course Selection Process
Students complete a Careers topic in their HASS class. Students have presentations from Learning Areas. Jan Schofield and Jane Hamburg present to all the students. Parent Night on Monday 16th June. Parent Report day, Thursday 3rd July. Course counselling interviews Wk 10, Term 2 and Wk 1 & 2 of Term 3. Course Selection sheets to Mentor teacher by MONDAY 4th AUGUST.

4 4 All courses offered at Shenton College: ATAR General
VET Certificates (Vocational Education & Training) and Endorsed Programs Contribute to the achievement of the Western Australian Certificate of Education. This is also known as Graduation. 4

5 Sequential development
All ATAR and General courses demonstrate an increasing level of complexity from Year 11 to Year 12. Course units must be completed sequentially - Year 11 units then Year 12 units. ATAR courses – students who are aiming to enrol in university direct from school. General courses – students who are aiming to enter further training or the workforce directly from school. Vocational Education & Training(VET) – VET courses developed in consultation with industry are nationally recognised. While the Authority does not formally require that Year 11 units are pre-requisites for study of Year 12 units, enrolment in Year 11 units after completing Year 12 units in the same course pathway will not be permitted. 5

6 Pathways Students can mix and match from the options provided through Shenton to ensure they have the best platform to achieve: WACE and pathways beyond school Students are selecting a two year course pathway.

7 To achieve a WACE students must satisfy the following:
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Complete a Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to demonstrate a minimum standard based on skills regarded as essential for individuals to meet the demands of everyday life and work in a knowledge-based economy. Complete a minimum of four Year 12 ATAR courses including the external examination (i.e. be eligible for an ATAR) or complete a Certificate II or higher.

8 To achieve a WACE students must:
BREADTH & DEPTH Complete at least 20 units (or equivalents) including a minimum of 10 Year 12 units. Complete two Year 11 English units and a pair of Year 12 English units. One pair of units from a Year 12 List A (arts/languages/social sciences) course and one pair of units from a Year 12 List B course (mathematics/sciences/technologies).

9 To achieve a WACE students must:
ACHIEVEMENT Achieve a minimum of 14 C grades (or equivalent) in Year 11 and Year 12, including at least 6 C grades in Year 12 units (or equivalents). Unit equivalence can be obtained through VET and/or Endorsed Programs to a maximum of 8 units. Up to 8 unit equivalents through completed VET programs Up to 4 unit equivalents through completed Endorsed programs Up to 8 unit equivalents through a combination of VET and Endorsed Programs NOT AN AVERAGE!!

10 VET equivalences Completed qualification Equivalence (total) Credit allocation (units) Satisfies the minimum VET qualification requirement for WACE 11 12 Certificate I 2 units 2 - X Certificate II 4 units Certificate III or higher Partial (220+) Full 6 units 4 For a completed Certificate I, a student is credited with two Year 11 units provided that the achievement in units of competency is equal to or greater than 110 nominal hours. Where the number of hours is less than 110 students may choose more substantial elective units within the qualification to ensure that the Certificate I meets the requirements for the full allocation of unit equivalents. Certificate I qualifications where student achievement in units of competency are less than 110 nominal hours in total will not be awarded any unit equivalence towards the WACE. For a completed Certificate II, a student is credited with two Year 11 units and two Year 12 units provided that the achievement in units of competency is equal to or greater than 220 nominal hours. Where the number of hours is less than 220 students may choose more substantial elective units within the qualification to ensure that the Certificate II meets the requirements for the full allocation of unit equivalents. A student who achieves a Certificate II qualification with units of competency that are less than 220 nominal hours in total will be able to meet the minimum Certificate II qualification requirement but the qualification will only contribute towards the WACE as two Year 11 unit equivalents. For a completed Certificate I, units of competency must have a minimum of 110 nominal hours. For a completed Certificate II, the achievement of units of competency must be a minimum of 220 hours. More substantial elective units may be required to ensure the minimum is met.

11 Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
To achieve a WACE, students will be required to complete the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) and demonstrate achievement at or above a minimum standard. The OLNA has three components – reading, writing and numeracy. Students who achieve Band 8 or higher in the associated component of their Year 9 NAPLAN tests will be recognised as having met the standard required for that component of the OLNA. The minimum standard will be mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) which describes the minimum requirement for individuals to meet the demands of everyday life and work in a knowledge-based economy and is indicative of ACSF Level 3. Each component of the OLNA is 60 minutes duration.

12 When do students sit the OLNA?
Students will be required to undertake the OLNA in Semester 1, Year 10 unless they have prequalified for one or more components through achievement of Band 8 or higher in the Year 9 NAPLAN tests. If the student does not meet the standard in Semester 1, then they must sit in Semester 2, Year 10, and, if required, Semester 1, Year 11. From then on, and if required, students may choose when next to sit the assessment. A set of procedural guidelines for principals, coordinators and teachers was provided to schools in January 2014. Schools have been advised the names of students who have prequalified in one or all of the components and will therefore not be required to sit the associated components of the OLNA. Schools have received a list of students who are required to sit one or more components of the Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. International and mature age students will sit the test at the first available opportunity.

13 If students do not meet the literacy and numeracy standard by the time they exit secondary school, they can apply to the Authority to re-sit the assessment. All students (whether they have achieved the WACE or not) will receive a Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement – a record of all courses and or programs completed.

14 Private Candidates Typically, students enrolled at a school cannot sit an Authority examination as a private candidate. From 2016, private candidature in ATAR examinations will only be available to students: seeking mature age university entrance OR undertaking language courses through interstate offerings (e.g. Chinese: Background – NSW) OR Undertaking European background language courses (e.g. German background language) Currently, individuals are eligible to enrol to sit a WACE examination for a course/stage as a private candidate. These candidates do not undertake the school-based assessment that is usually required and their assessment is based solely on their examination results.

15 Vocational Education and Training Opportunities
Jane Hamburg Vocational Education and Training Opportunities

16 What is Vocational Education and Training (VET)?
Vocational Education and Training enables students to gain nationally recognised qualifications. This training provides hands on practical experience needed for a specific career or can be used as a pathway into University studies.


18 Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)
HIGH SCHOOL STP UNIVERSITY AQF Level Doctoral Degree Level 10 Masters Degree Level 9 Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Bachelor Honours Degree Level 8 Bachelor Degree Level 7 Associate Degree Advanced Diploma Level 6 Diploma Level 5 Certificate IV Level 4 Certificate III Level 3 Certificate II Level 2 Certificate I Level 1 Senior Secondary Certificates of Education HIGH SCHOOL TAFE UNIVERSITY AQF Level Doctoral Degree Level 10 Masters Degree Level 9 Graduate Diploma Graduate Certificate Bachelor Honours Degree Level 8 Bachelor Degree Level 7 Associate Degree Advanced Diploma Level 6 Diploma Level 5 Certificate IV Level 4 Certificate III Level 3 Certificate II Level 2 Certificate I Level 1 Senior Secondary Certificates of

19 Certificate Courses (VET) and the Benefits
Provides credit towards the achievement of WACE. Demand for young people with well-developed vocational skills remains strong. Students can begin training at school and those who successfully complete all of the requirements will gain a nationally recognised certificate qualification e.g. Certificate II Business. Students can complete VET through credit transfer programs or by studying one of the 12 industry specific courses. VET programs: To meet ongoing skills shortage Enable students to gain work skills and experience Enable students to start school-based training, e.g. school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, School Apprenticeship Link Program. Industry specific courses are also available (see next slide). 19

20 Certificate - Vocational Education and Training and the Benefits
Direct links into post school Certificate course options at a State Training Provider. Students can take part in the School Pre-Apprenticeship Program and School-based Traineeships which can reduce a post school apprenticeship. These Certificate qualifications together with course grades will support students to have the competitive edge when seeking STP/TAFE entry and or employment in various industries.

21 VET in School Programs at Shenton College
School Delivery – qualifications delivered by the school in partnership with a RTO State Training Provider (formerly TAFE) – qualifications delivered by a STP offsite (1 day per week, normally advertised Term 2 and each STP has its own process and timeline) Pre-apprenticeship in Schools (PAiS) – qualifications delivered off site through a RTO/STP (1 – 2 days per week, normally advertised Term 2 and each STP has its own process and timeline) School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships (SBT/SBA) – qualifications delivered through on the job training (1 – 2 days per week) with students receiving payment while training

22 Combination of Alternative Courses offered to Students which take them off campus
Pathway 1 – Career Access Program (CAP) - 3 courses + qualification + WPL - 3 days at school - STP, SBA/SBT and/or WPL – 2 days Pathway 2 – Alternative Pathway - 5 courses/qualifications taken at school - 1 day at PAIS, STP, SBT


24 Workplace Learning An endorsed program the Workplace Learning Program provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate and develop increasing competence in the core skills for work. To complete this program students must: work in one or more real workplace/s to develop a set of transferrable work skills record the number of hours and the tasks undertaken in a logbook completion of a skills journal spend 55 hours in the workplace A maximum of 4 programs may be completed in years 11 and 12.

25 Endorsed Program A student can only use endorsed programs for 2 units of equivalence in Year 11 and two units in Year 12 - but this must be considered in relation to the total number of equivalences being claimed for through VET. Authority-developed Provider-developed School-developed Cathy Sayers – The Endorsed Programs Committee is a sub-committee of the Curriculum and Assessment Committee. It has been charged by the Authority to provide advice for the consideration of all of the following: the desirability and feasibility of separating completely the use of endorsed programs for credit within the WACE from providing students with a record of other achievements on their Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) strengthening policies and processes regarding the approval of endorsed programs for credit within the WACE significantly reducing the number of endorsed programs on offer removing the variety of grading schemes currently provided within endorsed programs discontinuing the use of endorsed programs for credit within the WACE where the proposed courses have significant overlap with WACE courses reviewing the nature of university courses that are suitable for registration as endorsed programs for credit within the WACE investigating how the Authority can better quality assure those endorsed programs that are available for credit within the WACE allowing for credit within the WACE only those endorsed programs that are the equivalent of a full WACE unit.

26 Endorsed Program Examples

27 Senior Secondary Category
List of Endorsed Programs Curriculum Council Name Change – School Curriculum and Standards Authority. All of the information for Endorsed programs can be found under the Senior Secondary Tab.

28 Courses and Pathway Options offered through Shenton College
Jan Schofield Courses and Pathway Options offered through Shenton College

29 State Training Admissions
Currently working on a model for admissions incorporating new WACE requirements Consultation process underway Transition arrangements will be in place

30 STP/TAFE entry requirements
All applicants must meet entry requirements Communication (English) & Mathematics Courses are split into competitive and non competitive for entry purposes Some courses are competitive and selection criteria need to be meet Check the TrainingWA website for latest details Entry requirements will be established for all qualifications offered by TAFEWA. The term ‘entry requirements’ will be used in place of the term ‘minimum entry requirements’. It is proposed that TAFEWA should adopt the entry requirements specified in accredited courses or Training Package qualifications, when they are provided. It is proposed that the entry benchmark will be based on the NRS (National Reporting System) to describe the generic competencies required for entry to TAFEWA qualifications. The benchmarks will define indicators of competence in four key areas. These are: • reading • writing • oral communication • numeracy Evidence guides will indicate to students what they need to provide to show their competence. For most students, this will be their school report. For the latest information check

31 Selection criteria model
QUALIFICATION PATHWAY [29 points] WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT [Maximum total combined score – 29 points] You can score points for: Qualification pathway (maximum score = 29) This includes any qualification completed/not completed, as listed in the qualification pathway of the selection criteria. Work Experience/Employment (maximum score = 29) This includes any employment or workplace experience that you have had as listed below under the work experience and employment sector. Note: you must provide copies of either a reference, pay slip or group certificate/summary. CVs and phone references are not accepted. Education/Skills Development (maximum score = 42) This includes secondary education (current or past), or a portfolio demonstrating skill development. The portfolio may contain qualifications or tests that you completed in the past. For more information on how the points are calculated for this section and evidence required check the Evidence Guide or call TAFE Admissions on For a brief explanation of selection criteria see the selection criteria table. SECONDARY EDUCATION / SKILL DEVELOPMENT [Maximum total combined score – 42 points] English + 2 others Portfolio OR

32 General Courses and VET Certificate Courses
Pathways include STP/TAFE, Apprenticeship, Traineeship General courses have a practical emphasis together with theory in school. No WACE exam in Year 12. Class tests and assessments. General courses have an external assessment task in Semester 1, Year 12 set by the Authority. VET courses e.g. Cert II Business or Cert II Sport & Recreation - students can achieve National VET Qualifications, which will make them very competitive for State Training Provider (STP/TAFE) entry. Some students may have a course which requires them to be out of school one day per week e.g. STP/TAFE (Ms Hamburg ) or Workplace Learning (Ms Sayers). 32

33 General Courses - STP/TAFE Pathway Courses
English General Arts Health & Phys. Education Technologies Mathematics Essentials Design: Photography Outdoor Education Design Tech Graphics Science – Integrated Science Media Production & Analysis Materials Design Technology Humanities – Career & Enterprise Music Applied Info Tech Visual Arts

34 Year 11 Certificate Pathway Offerings at Shenton
Certificate II Business Cert II Computer Aided Design (Visual Art) (Year 12) Cert II Dance Certificate II Digital Media and Technology (Year 12) Certificate II in Engineering over two years (Year 11 & 12) Certificate II Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Certificate II Sport & Recreation Workplace Learning (Endorsed Program)

35 University Entry Requirements
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Final Scaled Score of 50 or better in an English or Literature ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) – is a percentile ranking. The sum of four (4) best ATAR courses. This is the student’s TEA (Tertiary Entrance Aggregate). An ATAR high enough to gain entry into the course of choice. Pre-requisite courses (as required) TISC

36 Prerequisites move Go to TISC website
Link to a university Information about courses Check prerequisites Go to Admissions Requirements for School Leavers for more information. Prerequisites are the TEE subjects or special requirements that need to be successfully completed to be considered for entry to particular courses. Yr 10s receive the purple and orange TISC brochure (University Admission for School Leavers), which details the prerequisites for their particular year of entry. When counselling students for subject selection, it is important to refer to the booklet for the appropriate year of entry to University. Eg Year receives the University Admission 2009 brochure 36

37 ATAR Courses in Year 11 and 12
Pathways include University and State Training Provider/TAFE entry: Academic rigour. Five days in school. Minimum of (3) three study/homework sessions per course each week. 3 - 4 hours of study at home per night. WACE exams in all ATAR courses are compulsory. Exams for university entry, 50:50 school and exams. Scores can be over 5 consecutive years for university entry. 37

38 ATAR Courses - University Pathway
Arts English Health & Physical Educ Languages Dance Literature Physical Educ Studies French Second Language Design: Photography Japanese Second Language Drama Studies Media Production and Analysis Music Visual Arts

39 University Pathway Courses con’t
Mathematics Science Humanities & Social Sciences Technologies Mathematics - Specialist & Mathematics –Methods Biology Accounting & Finance Applied Info Technology Mathematics -Methods Chemistry Ancient History Computer Science Mathematics -Applications Human Biology Economics Engineering Studies Physics Geography Food Science & Technology Modern History Politics & Law

40 Advice for choosing Pathways
Typically: University bound students study a minimum of four ATAR courses over Year 11 & 12. The other one or two courses may come from the suite of General or Certificate courses on offer. Students planning STP/TAFE entry, training (Apprenticeship or Traineeship) or directly into the workforce, can study a mixture of General courses and VET Certificates. Students must select at least one Certificate course.

41 General pathway description
English General pathway description YEAR 11 YEAR 12 Typical university oriented pathway A1/A2 ENG A1/A2 LIT ATENG ATLIT Typical pathway to STP/TAFE (further training) or employment, but leaving open the option of university G1/G2 ENG GTENG Typical pathway to STP/TAFE (further training) or employment

Outdoor Ed - OED G1OED/G2OED  GTOED Applied Info Tech - AIT G1/G2AIT  Cert II Applied Digital Media Tech A1AIT/A2AIT  ATAIT Physical Ed Studies - PES Cert II in Sport Recreation  Cert II Sport Coaching A1PES/A2PES  ATPES Media Prod. & Analysis MPA G1MPA/G2MPA  GTMPA A1MPA/A2MPA  ATMPA

43 WACE 2015-2016 Mathematics Pathway Year 11 Year 12
Double mathematics for university entry to specialist courses such as engineering, physical sciences and mathematics ATAR Mathematics: Specialist Units 1&2 and ATAR Mathematics: Methods Units 1&2 ATAR Mathematics: Specialist Units 3&4 and ATAR Mathematics: Methods Units 3&4 Single mathematics for university entry to courses where further mathematics is likely to be needed ATAR Mathematics: Methods Units 1&2 ATAR Mathematics: Methods Units 3&4 Single mathematics for university entry to general courses or entry to STP/TAFE training qualifications requiring a stronger mathematics background ATAR Mathematics: Applications Units 1&2 ATAR Mathematics: Applications Units 3&4 Single mathematics for students to develop general mathematical skills for further training STP/TAFE or employment Mathematics: Essential (General course) Units 1&2 Mathematics: Essential (General course) Units 3&4

44 Course Selection You are able to select from THREE (3) packages
Which offer the following: An Apprenticeship or Traineeship pathway – complete Package 1, the Career Access Program; State Training Provider/TAFE and Alternate University entry pathway – mainly General courses and Certificate II qualifications, which give you the competitive edge – complete Package 2; University pathway – mainly ATAR courses in Year 11 – complete Package 3.

45 Package 1 – Career Access Program (CAP)
CAP – 3days in school; 2 days outside school. Five (5) compulsory courses, certificates, programs: English General; Mathematics Essential; Career and Enterprise General Workplace Learning (Endorsed Program); Industry Focus area - Hospitality (Cert II Hospitality) OR Industrial Arts (Cert II Engineering) STP/TAFE, PAiS, SBT/SBA. Ms Hamburg Coordinator the Career Access Program

46 Package 2 – State Training Provider/TAFE & Alternate University entry
Select ONE of ENGLISH and list this as your first course in the Course Selections table: (i) English General G1ENG+G2ENG; (ii) English ATAR A1ENG+A2ENG; (only if available to you); Select a List B course Select ONE of the Year 11 VET pathway options listed in the table.

47 VET Pathway Options 2015 Year 11 Year 12
G1AIT+G2AIT - Applied Info Tech → Cert II Info Digital Media & Tech G1DEST + G2DEST - Design Tech Graphics → Cert II Computer Aided Design (Visual Art) Cert II Business → Cert III Business AND/OR Cert II Tourism Cert II Dance → GTDAN - Dance G1MUS+G2MUS → Cert II Music Cert II Hospitality (Kitchen Ops) → Cert II in Hospitality (Food & Beverage) Cert II Sport & Recreation → Cert II in Sports Coaching Cert II Engineering (over Yr 11 & 12) → Cert II Engineering (over Yr 11 & 12) ADWPL - Workplace Learning (End Prog) → ADWPL – Workplace Learning (Endorse Prog)

48 Package 2 – con’t Select THREE other courses (maximum of 2 Certificates) Your selections should now total 6. You may wish to consider attending ONE of STP/TAFE or Work Place Learning, one day a week. If so tick () in the box □ and tell us your Industry focus. Note: - If you select STP/TAFE, ONCE it is confirmed that you are enrolled at STP/TAFE, you may then reduce your course selection to 5. This means you will study 5 courses at school and one course at STP/TAFE.

49 Example of Package 2 Year 11 Year 12 G1/G2 ENG GTENG A1/A2MAA AATMAA
G1/G2AIT Cert II Info Digital Media & Technology Cert II Engineering G1/G2ISC GTISC G1/G2OED GTOED

50 Package 3 – University Pathway
Select ONE of : - English A1ENG + A2ENG or - Literature A1LIT + A2LIT Select a List B course Select Four (4) other courses. You must select a minimum of four ATAR courses. Students can select from a VET pathway to enable them to achieve a Certificate II in Year 12. Students will be required to sit EXAMS each semester and the compulsory Year 12 EXIT exams in November 2016.

51 Course Availability Likely to succeed
Likely to succeed with application Not recommended Offered with NO recommendation Inside folder with Semester One Report. 51

52 ALL Students Select and complete the preferred Package 1, 2 or 3.
Ensure that you meet the minimum requirements (prerequisites) for each course & follow teacher’s advice from the COURSE AVAILABILITY sheet. Gain a signature of endorsement from the appropriate teacher if the entry on the Course Availability sheet is blank against any one course you have selected. The teacher may not recommend. Ensure at least one list A and one list B course.

53 Unacceptable Combinations of Courses
English ATAR & Literature ATAR; Scaled scores from only two mathematics courses may be used in the ATAR.

54 Will I get what I want? Most students get their six courses.
If not, then two courses occur at the same time or the course has been cancelled. Pre-requisites will be enforced. Have a 7th choice in mind. Re-selection occurs mid Term three.

55 Can I Change Courses? Early is better. THIS YEAR is preferable. Any change in 2015 needs to be done by the end of Week 5, Term One. Restricted choices. some classes may be full choices must fit the timetable You will need to catch up on assessments. 6 courses + weeks missed

56 Education and Training required
How do I decide? Future Career Choices Education and Training required Pre-requisite or Preferred school courses Choose those courses first and then…..

57 Shenton Website Help

58 Careers Information

59 Course Selection Help

60 Career Centre

61 Resources University Admission Guide - Job Guides – STP/TAFE – Apprenticeships – Web Sites – to assist career search: Myfutre Career Centre - Shenton College - Intranet/Careers Information Student Services & Library University Prospectus and STP / TAFE Brochures Career Pamphlets Bullseye posters

62 Course and Careers Advisors at Shenton College
Janet Schofield Lyn Johnson Jane Hamburg Bill Friday Telephone: (ask for Student Services)

Shenton College website

64 Current WACE courses – Year 12 units
WACE Mathematics courses MAS 3CD Mathematics: Specialist MAT 3CD Mathematics: Methods MAT 3AB MAT 2CD Mathematics: Applications MAT 2AB MAT 1DE Mathematics: Essential MAT 1BC Mathematics: Foundation MAT P units Mathematics: Preliminary

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