Studio Arts General

Studio Arts: General

Course Summary

Do you appreciate art exhibitions? Do you like expressing art? Through studying Studio Arts: General 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

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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

Hair

Hairdressing

Course Summary

Have you always wanted to be a hairdresser? Enjoy doing other people’s hair and helping them feel good about themselves? Studying Hair 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

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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

Angela Lawson

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

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Approximate Costs

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $300

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Hospitality (Food & Beverage)

Food & Beverage (3 & 4)

Course Summary

Do you like preparing food and drinks 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 Food and Beverage you will develop skills in preparing a wide range of drinks, setting restaurants, serving customers and preparing espresso coffee. You will be trained by current industry trained teachers. Prospective job outcomes include: Barista, Bar Attendant, Waiter, Hospitality Manager

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare/serve expresso coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, food and beverage service, advice on food, and functional transactions
  • Prepare and serve food for customers at WSSC Pepper Restaurant
  • Obtain your Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate

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Approximate Costs

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $300 (Includes RSA Certificate)

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

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

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Approximate Costs

Subject Fee $200

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Information, Digital Media and Technology

Information, Digital Media and Technology

Course Summary

Are you interested in Programming and IT? Digital Media and Technology combines industry-standard programming workflow and technologies to develop games through coding. You will be introduced to the Unity 3D engine and C#. This subject equips you with how to quickly create key functionality of game types. You will explore networking a series of computers and design and build a network.

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: ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn about game mechanics and how to implement them
  • Create games faster as you learn rapid prototyping
  • Explore Unity 3D’s components and scripting to generate levels, special effects, user interface and game logic
  • Import artwork assets for games
  • Manage projects using version control and collaboration tools

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $90

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $90

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

Psychology

Psychology

Course Summary

Do you wonder what makes people tick? What affects their mood and behaviour? In Psychology, you will study the science of the mind and human behaviour, and be able to apply that to personal and social circumstances in everyday life. Psychology provides students with a framework for exploring the complex interactions between biological, psychological and social factors that influence human thought, emotions and behaviour. This framework applies to children, adults, families and communities in a variety of settings.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate the structure and functions of the human brain and nervous system
  • Develop an understanding of internal and external influences on behaviour
  • Explore mental health and mental disorders
  • Conduct research and psychology experiments

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $32

Edrolo Software Subscription $25

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $48

Edrolo Software Subscription $25

Learning Area Contact

Science Learning Area Leader

Terri Gregotski

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Course Summary

Do you enjoy spending time with children? Seeing them grow and develop? Early Childhood Education is a stimulating and rewarding career. By studying Early Childhood Education 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.      

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 

VCAL: Hours credited towards VCAL Industry Skills Strand

VET: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Subject Fee $80

First Aid – Level 2 $100

Textbook Hire $14

Unit 3 & 4

Subject Fee $80

Textbook Hire $14

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Angela Lawson

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

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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

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

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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

Angela Lawson