Accounting

Accounting

Course Summary

Accounting is the skills of being able to tell a story to management, owners, government, employees, investors, suppliers, the tax office and customers of how well a business is doing through producing a financial report (eg. Income statements, Balance sheets and Cashflow Statements). In this subject, you will learn how to record transactions, prepare financial reports, interpret and analyse financial reports and make decisions. You’ll be able to answer questions about profit/loss, stock, investments, returns, growth, shares, and cash flow through studying this subject.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare accounting reports both manually and using ICT
  • Participate in simulated business activities such as buying/selling shares and managing inventory
  • Participate in discussions around ethical considerations in business, particularly in the area of accounting
  • Construct graphic representations of financial data to assist with the analysis of accounting reports and the evaluation of business performance

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Learning Area Contact

Humanities Learning Area Leader

Michelle Heintze

Health Assistance (VET)

Health Assistance (VET)

Course Summary

Are you concerned about other’s people’s health and wellbeing? Do you strive to provide excellent help and support to other people? Studying Health Assistance at WSSC will open up several career pathways that assist health professional staff in the care of clients. You will gain knowledge and skills to interpret and apply medical knowledge. This will through a mixture of hands-on practical activities and classroom delivery.

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: Certificate III HLT33115 in Health Services Assistance

Structured workplace learning advice: 80 hours is required

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn the skills to assist with movement
  • Develop the skills required for the first point of contact
  • Learn how to interpret and apply medical terminology
Find out more about VET Health Services Assistance
Find out more about VET Health Services Assistance at WSSC

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Derek Bowey

Business Management

Business Management

Course Summary

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur/business owner/leader? Studying business management is a good opportunity for you to learn the knowledge and skills to help you pursue this aspiration. Students will follow an idea for a business concept, to planning and establishing a business, through to the day-to-day management of a business. Using contemporary business case studies students will compare a range of management theories with management in practice. Students will have the opportunity to propose and evaluate alternative strategies for establishing and maintaining a business.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate the planning stage of setting up a business
  • Learn how to establish a business
  • Examine how large businesses operate
  • Learn what make a good manager and management styles
  • Explore change management strategies and how to ensure transformation and continued success of a business

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

Michelle Heintze

Music Industry (VET)

Music Industry (VET)

Course Summary

Are you looking for further employment in the music industry? This subject will provide you with a mix of practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources. It covers areas such as soundtrack recording, digital editing and mixing, audio equipment operations and management.

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

VET: CUA3095 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Mix music in a studio environment
  • Operate sound reinforcement systems
  • Record and mix a basic music demo
  • Install and disassemble audio equipment
  • Manage audio input sources

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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Arts Learning Area Leader

Tanya Gower

English

English

Course Summary

Murder, heartache, trauma, love, voyeurism, betrayal, beatings, whippings, stolen kisses…

Hate, death, repression, humour, longing, desire, identity, belonging, voices, media, images, presentations, audiences, point of view, a world where your imagination is challenged by beliefs and values defined by authors of the past and present.  We aim to challenge your desire to write creatively embodying your most inner feelings and representing them in the world of a text.  Leaving you with the power to create a narrative that will blow your teacher’s mind.  Then be challenged by the power of words and persuasion, why do we feel the way we do when we read, see and hear?  Create a speech that fulfils your brightest ideas and confront the minds of your fellow students with your delivery. And if that is not enough, be insightful, infer meaning, challenging themes and ideas with texts that are designed to test the very essence of your understanding and produce an analytical experience that showcases your writing skills and vocabulary in an analytical and comparative response.

You are in for a treat, dare to be, write with passion and prepare to be enlightened. 

English Units 1 – 4 what a blast!

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Critically analyse written and multimodal text
  • Create pieces of writing in a range of styles and forms
  • Analyse the ways verbal and visual language is used to persuade in other texts and your own
  • Apply skills to a range of creative, analytical and media texts
  • Complete classwork and final exams to demonstrate competence and confidence in writing and speaking for different purposes and to different audiences, in a variety of forms

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Sport & Recreation (VET)

Sport & Recreation (VET)

Course Summary

Are you interested in planning, organising and managing sport and fitness activities? Are you passionate about the sport and fitness industry? Studying Sport and Recreation will equip you with the skills and knowledge to start working in this industry. You will gain the skills you need to work with others. This VET course will be delivered through a mixture of theory and hands-on practice.

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: Certificate III SIS30115 in Sport and Recreation

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Learn the skills required for officiating
  • Develop an understanding of drugs in sport
  • Complete your First Aid Certification
  • Undertake structured workplace learning in a relevant sporting industry
  • Conduct a sport and recreation session
Find out more about VET Sport & Recreation
Find out more about VET Sport & Recreation at WSSC

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Unit 1 & 2

Workbook $125

First Aid – Level 2 $100

Polo Shirt $45 (Optional)

Unit 3 & 4

Workbook $125

Learning Area Contact

Health & Physical Education Learning Area Leader

Derek Bowey

English Language

English Language

Course Summary

Are you interested in a career that supports language-related field? The study of English Language will enable you to further develop and refine your skills in reading, writing, listening to and speaking English. You will learn about personal and public discourses in workplaces, fields of study, trades and social groups. As a part of this subject, you will study a range of texts, including publications and public commentary about language in print and multimodal form, as well as, observe and discuss contemporary language in use.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse the technical construction and use of the English language, the nature and function of language, the way language is organised and its use in communication
  • Explore language over time, language in its social setting and situating texts in their social, cultural and ideological context
  • Investigate English language in formal and informal contexts and contemporary Australian social setting
  • Consider language as a means of social interaction
  • Explore through written and spoken texts how we communicate infromation, ideas, attitudes and prejudices

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Literature

Literature

Course Summary

VCE Literature provides opportunities for you to develop an awareness of other people, places and cultures and explore the way texts represent the complexity of human experience. This subject equips you with skills to examine the evolving and dialogic nature of texts, the changing contexts in which they were produced and notions of value. You’ll develop an understanding and appreciation of literature, and an ability to reflect critically on the aesthetic and intellectual aspects of texts. The study of Literature enables you to consider the power and complexity of language, the ways literary features and techniques contribute to meaning and the significance of form and structure.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop critical and creative responses and deepen your understanding of the meaning of texts by studying literacy elements such as narrative, the characters, the language and structure of the text
  • Explore the impact of culture as an influence on understanding and interpretation of the text
  • Complete frequent and detailed reading and writing
  • Reflect and develop individual interpretations
  • Explore adaptations and transformations, creative responses to texts, literary perspectives and close analysis

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Pearson English Skills Workbook $51 (if not purchased previously)

Learning Area Contact

English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Music Investigation

Music Investigation (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

Music Investigation requires you to design an Investigation Topic based on your musical interests that have a performance-based outcome. This topic determines the scope, content and direction of your study across the year. Your work for each Area of Study, Outcome and Assessment Task, including the end-of-year performance examination, must draw on content relevant to the Investigation Topic. This subject is only available to students in their final year of VCE. You cannot select this subject unless they have had discussions with relevant music teaching staff.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Complete a research report and presentation
  • Undertake a technical demonstration and discussion
  • Respond to questions based on mini-program performance of Unit 3 work
  • Undertake Composition/Improvisation/Arrangement
  • Sit an external performance examination

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Music Styles & Composition

Music Styles & Composition

Course Summary

Do you enjoy studying music? Do you want to create music yourself? In Music Style and Composition you will investigate ways composers and/or creators treat elements of music and use compositional devices to create effects and elicit responses. Listening and responding to music from a wide range of music styles will enable you to improve your familiarity with elements of music and ways composers/music creators treat these elements and use compositional devices to create specific effects. You will compose and/or arrange music for a multi-disciplinary work of your choice in response to an understanding of the music and the creative processes studied.

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

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write responses to musical excerpts
  • Complete oral and visual analysis of selected works for study
  • Document a folio of original compositions
  • Sit an end of year oral and written examination

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Tanya Gower