Studio Arts

Studio Arts

Course Summary

Do you appreciate art exhibitions? Do you like expressing art? Through studying Studio Arts you will continue to explore, develop and refine a range of fine art materials to investigate the characteristics and aesthetics of the materials. There will be a greater focus on individual ideas and production of refined work. You will actively participate in managing the production of artistic work across an extended period. During this subject, you will investigate and respond to a range of artists and artworks in a more formalised critical writing format.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write reports
  • Analyse of artists and artworks
  • Documented folio of work
  • Explore a range of class materials
  • Produce work accompanied by annotations

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

Excursion $60

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $120

Excursion $60

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

Hairdressing (Salon Assistant)

Hairdressing (Salon Assistant)

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

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

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

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $200

Module Workbook $135

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $200

Module Workbook $135 (if not previously purchased)

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)

Commercial Cookery (3 & 4)

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 Commercial 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 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

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operation as well as some units or Certificate III

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare and serve restaurant-quality food for customers at WSSC Pepper Restaurant
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Prepare soups, stocks, and sauces
  • Prepare vegetable, fruit and farinaceous dishes
  • Prepare poultry dishes

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $300

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Hospitality

Hospitality (1 & 2)

Course Summary

Are you looking to working in the Hospitality industry? Are you creative? Hospitality prepares you for a range of potential career paths within the Hospitality industry. Topics that will be studied include hygiene, safety, using a range of equipment, preparing food using basic cookery methods, maintaining the quality of perishables, cleaning kitchen premises and interacting with customers.

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

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Demonstrated hospitality knowledge through theory assessments and practical application and observations
  • Prepare and serve food to customers in WSSC Pepper Restaurant
  • Complete at least one week of work placement within the hospitality industry

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Subject Fee $200

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Engineering

Engineering

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

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies 

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

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $100

Module Workbook $30

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $100

Module Workbook $30

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Screen & Media

Screen & Media

Course Summary

Are you interested in 3D modelling and game design? VET Screen & 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 film making as well as emerging technologies such as VR and AR. This course teaches you best practice 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 environments.

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

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

Learning Activities & Assessment

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

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

Student Folio $45

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $80

Student Folio $45

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Biology

Biology

Course Summary

Are you interested in uncovering the ‘what’, ‘why’, and the ‘how’ of the living world at a macro and micro level? The study of Biology helps us understand humans, animals and plants and their interconnectedness. You will learn how to critically assess the strengths and limitations of science, respect evidence-based conclusions and gain an awareness of the ethical, social and political contexts of scientific endeavours.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the challenges of sustaining life through theory, research and hands-on investigation
  • Conduct student-designed practical investigations into an area of interest related to the concepts taught
  • Conduct an investigation into an issue related to genetics and/or reproductive science
  • Develop a deeper understanding of more complex biological concepts and theories
  • Conduct a student-designed practical investigation into biological that is reported in the form of a scientific poster

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $32

Excursions $50

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $48

Compulsory Excursions $50

Learning Area Contact

Science Learning Area Leader

Terri Gregotski

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Course Summary

Do you like solving complex problems? Are you creative? Systems Engineering involves the design, production, operation, evaluation and iteration of integrated systems, which mediate and control many aspects of human experience. You will identify and quantify systems goals, generate system designs, practice trial and error, justify design trade-offs, select and implement the most appropriate designs. In addition, you will test and verify that the system is well-built and integrated before evaluating how well the completed system meets the intended goals and reflect on the systems engineering process to create a satisfactory design outcome.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Build several projects including a simple machine, an electrical system and an integrated system containing a microcontroller
  • Produce a folio containing designs, production, testing and evaluating diagrams, data, notes and conclusions
  • Develop knowledge of electrical, mechanical, open and closed-loop systems to design and build an integrated system and portfolio
  • Demonstrate knowledge of planning, design, hand skills, component identification, testing procedures and safe work practices

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $170

Textbook Hire $28

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $170

Textbook Hire $40

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen

Chemistry

Chemistry

Course Summary

Are you creative and interested in reactions, chemical reactions? Do you want to know what underpins the production and development of energy, the maintenance of clean air and water, the production of food, medicines and new materials, and the treatment of waste? Studying Chemistry enables you to examine a range of chemical, biochemical and geophysical phenomena through the exploration of the nature of chemicals and chemical processes. You’ll develop an understanding of the structure of materials, ionic compounds, periodic table, chemical energy sources, manufacturing processes and much more.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Explore the origin and nature of material through a combination of theory, research and hands-on investigation
  • Conduct research investigations in relevant topics
  • Design a practical investigation into physical and chemical properties of water; acid and base reactions; redox reactions; and analysis of water
  • Develop a deeper understanding of more complex chemistry concepts and theories
  • Design a major practical investigation into an area of interest that is reported in the form of a scientific poster

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $32

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $48

Checkpoints (Optional) $35

Learning Area Contact

Science Learning Area Leader

Terri Gregotski

Applied Computing

Applied Computing (1 & 2)

Course Summary

Are you interested in understanding how computers are used in business? Do you want to work in the Information Technology industry? In Unit 1 & 2 Applied Computing you will develop a deep understanding of computing systems to design and develop databases, programs, digital systems/devices and networks. You will engage in hands on practical experience to develop industry skills and knowledge.

VCE: Unit 1 and Unit 2 available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn how to use database and spreadsheet software to collect, manipulate and present data
  • Interpret software requirements to design, create and evaluate working programs
  • Create innovative digital devices or systems
  • Understand networks and security to design and build secure network

Classroom Virtual Tour

Click for a virtual tour

Quick Links

Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $150

Textbook Hire $30

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Paul McMullen