Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (VET)

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (VET)

Course Summary

Are you interested in Computer Networking and Security? Do you like to troubleshoot computer problems? In Information and Communication Technology you will pull apart, rebuild and upgrade desktop computers and servers. You will set up small computer networks using switches, routers and wireless access points. You will learn about Operating systems such as Windows, Windows Server and Linux. You will learn about the relevant software and devices that help run a computer network. To learn about cyber security, you will investigate the threats to computer networks and the software used to minimise these threats.

Applied Computing is a recommended Year 10 Science choice.

VCE Units: 1, 2, and 3, 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VET: ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Maintain and repair ICT equipment and software
  • Install and optimise operating system software
  • Connect internal hardware components
  • Care for computer hardware
  • Run standard diagnostic tests
  • Monitor and administer security of ICT systems
  • Provide basic system administration
  • Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
  • Provide ICT advice to clients
  • Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hospitality – Cookery

Hospitality – Cookery (VET)

Course Summary

Do you like cooking for your family and friends? Are you interested in working in the Hospitality Industry? Do you like working in a team and interacting with people? The potential of being your own boss? By studying Cookery you will develop skills in preparing, cooking and serving food to industry standard. You will be trained by current industry trained teachers. Prospective job outcomes include Chef, Cook, Baker, Catering Manager.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VET: SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery as well as a statement of attainment from Certificate III

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare and serve restaurant-quality food for customers
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Prepare soups, stocks, and sauces
  • Prepare vegetable, fruit and farinaceous dishes
  • Prepare poultry dishes
  • Use cookery skills effectively (students complete 1-week work placement)
  • Barista Basics, introduction to Espresso coffee (no certificate attained)

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with IVET INSTITUTE, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 40548

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Unit 1 & 2

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hairdressing (Salon Assistant VET)

Hairdressing (Salon Assistant VET)

Course Summary

Have you always wanted to be a hairdresser? Enjoy doing other people’s hair and helping them feel good about themselves? Studying Hairdressing (Salon Assistant) at WSSC will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin your career in the hairdressing industry. You will develop strong communication, traditional and contemporary skills. This will be delivered through a mixture of learning through theory and practice, as well as on Structured Workplace Learning.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score contribution for this subject

VET: SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Structured workplace learning advice: 40 hours is required. An additional 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory 

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of the hairdressing industry
  • Perform basic application of hair colour and removal
  • Demonstrate basin skills
  • Develop an understanding of how to dry hair to shape and massage techniques

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Wodonga Institute of TAFE, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 3097

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Creative & Digital Media (VET)

Creative & Digital Media (VET)

Course Summary

Are you interested in 3D modelling and game design? VET Creative & Digital Media will teach you how to develop 3D environments, characters and animation for interactive games. Game art development is an exciting and dynamic entertainment medium that is quickly being adapted into traditional areas such as architecture, product design and filmmaking and emerging technologies such as VR and AR. This course teaches best practices for a creative and iterative pipeline with the importance of developing quality 3D artwork for games. You will work with real-time game engines to showcase your creativity and build your technical knowledge in order to maximise your artwork within a fun and engaging game environment.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VET: CUA31015 Certificate III in Creative & Digital Media

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Creating animated game characters
  • Creating interactive environments
  • Learn about Concept art, 3D modelling, texturing, animation, Lighting and grayboxing

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with The Academy of Interactive Entertainment Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation. TIOD: 88021

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Automotive Technology (VET)

Automotive Technology (VET)

Course Summary

Do you have a passion for cars? Spend your spare time tinkering with motors? By studying Automotive you will develop the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. By completing the requirements of this subject you will be able to undertake a limited range of tasks related to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VET: AUR20716 Certificate II  in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Structured workplace learning advice: 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory 

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of occupational health and safety relevant to the automotive industry
  • Maintain automotive tools and equipment
  • Dismantle and assemble engines
  • Construct and test basic electronic circuits
  • Opportunity to participate in Structured Workplace Learning

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Australia Institute of Education and Training Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 121314

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Beauty (Retail Cosmetics VET)

Beauty (Retail Cosmetics VET)

Course Summary

Do you like putting makeup on your friends? Doing your nails? Interacting with people and making them feel good? The potential of being your own boss? By studying Beauty (Retail Cosmetics) you will develop skills to sell products, practice makeup, apply skincare products and nail techniques. You’ll be trained by current industry trained teachers. Students can undertake Structured Workplace Learning as part of the subject.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score contribution for this subject

VET: SHB20116 Certificate II  in Retail Cosmetics

Structured workplace learning advice: 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory 

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Design and apply make-up
  • Apply skincare products
  • Develop communication skills
  • Learn the art of selling products and services
  • Learn eyelash, brow and manicure treatments
Find out more VET Beauty

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Wodonga Institute of TAFE, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 3097

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Building & Construction (VET)

Building & Construction (VET)

Course Summary

Do you like building projects with timber or related to the construction industry? By studying Building and Construction you will learn traditional and contemporary skills in the industry. This will include a mixture of learning through theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to undertake Structured Workplace Learning in the building and construction industry. You will be able to put your creative and innovative skills to the test in designing and implementing building and construction projects. This subject can help you pursue a range of careers in the building and construction industry.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VET: 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (Carpentry Stream)

Structured workplace learning advice: 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of occupational health and safety relevant to the building and construction industry
  • Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
  • Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
  • Learn how to interpret and apply basic plans and drawings

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Access Australia Group, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 4603

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Early Childhood Education & Care (VET)

Early Childhood Education & Care (VET)

Course Summary

Do you enjoy spending time with children? Seeing them grow and develop? Early Childhood Education and Care is a stimulating and rewarding career. By studying Early Childhood Education and Care you will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively engage children in their early learning. This will include a mixture of learning through theory and practice, as well as, Structured Workplace Learning.  If you want a stimulating and rewarding career start by studying Early Childhood Education and Care. 

This subject commences in Year 10.   

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VET: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Structured workplace learning advice: 160 hours of structured work placement is required in this program

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn how to provide care for children
  • Learn how to support the holistic development of children
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • Identify and respond to children at risk of harm

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with MP Training and Recruitment, a Registered Training Organisation. TIOD: 91454

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Engineering (VET)

Engineering (VET)

Course Summary

Do you like working with metal? Are you creative? Like seeing projects to completion? By studying Engineering you will work with machines, solve problems, interpret technical drawings, and safely use a variety of hand and power tools. This will include a mixture of learning through theory and practice, as well as, Structured Workplace Learning. Studying Engineering we enable you to progress into careers in the metal and engineering industries.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VET: 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies 

Structured workplace learning advice: 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop welding and thermal cutting skills
  • Learn how to complete Engineering CAD drawings
  • Complete basic fabrication techniques
  • Identify and use hand and power tools

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Australia Institute of Education and Training Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 121314

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Circus (VET)

Circus (VET)

Course Summary

Are you a member of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus? This subject is designed to provide you with specific skills and knowledge required for fitness instructors in circus training and performance at a basic level. You will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to assist more qualified circus trainers. This subject provides you with a firm foundation of theory and practice to assist with a future diploma or degree courses in the circus area.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score for this subject. Instead, they receive an ATAR increment of 10% of their fourth Study Score in other subjects 

VET: Certificate III 10110NAT in Circus Arts

Structured workplace learning advice: To be completed in conjunction with circus training for students enrolled in the Fruit Fly Circus

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the role of body awareness and knowledge of major body systems in elementary training for circus performers
  • Reflect on the physiological and psychological requirement of performance for specific circus apparatus
  • Assess individual requirements for fitness, strength and conditioning and participate in relevant pre and post-training fitness testing
  • Participate in individual fitness strength and conditioning program
  • Reflect on one’s individual training program, progress and outcomes

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Swinburne University of Technology, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 3059

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with Dance Factory Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 3746

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Unit 1 & 2

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Derek Bowey