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There IS an external examination of this course at this level.

This course caters for students seeking career pathways in areas such as sociology, psychology, education, nursing, occupational therapy, community services, childcare and health.

Content focuses on factors that influence human development and the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Students develop an understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic, political and technological factors that impact on the ability of individuals and families to develop skills and lead healthy lives.

Through the study of developmental theories, students develop an understanding of human growth and the domains of development. They develop an appreciation of how the creation of environments that promote optimal growth and development of individuals, families and communities affect and influence society as a whole. Students investigate access to, and availability of, support services and review laws and regulations that govern the provision of such support. They use a range of skills to make informed decisions and consider actions at personal, family and community levels. Students communicate and interact with children, families and community groups in practical ways.

COURSE OUTCOMES

  1. Exploring human development
  2. Applying the technology process
  3. Self- management and interpersonal skills
  4. Society and support systems

Unit 3 : THE CHANGE FACTOR

This unit focuses on challenges that confront individuals, families and communities in a rapidly developing society and the need to adapt to growing social, cultural, environmental, economic and political circumstances. Students understand the importance of sustainable practices when producing and evaluating resources designed to improve quality of life. They develop an appreciation and understanding of the role of the advocate on national and global issues through participation in an advocacy project.

Students compare, contrast and test developmental theories through observation and participation in practical activities at school or in the community.

Unit 4 : SHAPING THE WORLD

This unit examines the principles of social, economic and political justice and environmental accord. Students investigate ways to address issues that have been created by rapid social, cultural, economic and technological change.

Students explore the characteristics of sustainable communities in Australia and overseas. They consider products, processes, services, systems, structures and relationships that actively support current and future generations’ capacity to create healthy communities.

Students work collaboratively to research and develop strategies to advocate for the needs of specific groups. These strategies are designed to empower and help individuals and communities to manage now and in the future.

Prerequisite:  A C grade in Children, Family & the Community (ATAR) in Year 11

This course connects to the world of work, further vocational education and training within the textiles, clothing, manufacturing and design environments.  The Materials Design & Technology General course aims to prepare all students for a future in a technological and material world by providing the foundation for lifelong learning about how products are designed and how materials are developed and used. It is a practical course with a focus on the design and manufacture of products using ‘textiles’.

Working with textiles, students develop a range of manipulation, processing, manufacturing and organisational skills. When designing with textiles, they develop cognitive skills, such as solving problems, generating ideas, creative design strategies and communicating what they do. Through this inquiry, experimentation and research, students also develop their creativity and understanding of the society in which they live. This makes them more technologically literate and, as consumers, enables them to make more informed decisions about the use and misuse of technology.

Course Outcomes

  1. Technology Process
  2. Understanding the use of materials
  3. Using technology skills
  4. Understanding materials, society & the environment

Course Content

  • Nature, properties and use of materials
  • Design fundamentals and skills
  • Use of technology – skills, techniques, safety and production management

Unit 3  

Students develop an understanding of the elements and fundamentals of design and consider human factors involved in the design, production and use of their projects. They develop creative thinking strategies and work on design projects within specified  constraints. Students learn about the classification and properties of a variety of materials and make appropriate materials selection for design needs.

Students learn about manufacturing and production skills and techniques. They develop the skills and techniques appropriate to the materials being used and gain practice in planning and managing processes through the production of design project. They learn about risk management and ongoing evaluation processes.

Unit 4

Students learn about the nature of designing for a client, target audience or market. Students learn about the nature, properties and environmental impacts related to a variety of materials, and production techniques. Students apply an understanding of the elements and fundamentals of design and consider human factors involved in their design projects. They develop creative thinking strategies, work on design projects within specified constraints and consider the environmental impacts of recycling of materials.

Students extend their understanding of safe working practices and contemporary manufacturing techniques, and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to manage the processes of designing and manufacturing. 

Prerequisites:  A C grade in Materials Design & Technology - Textiles (ATAR) in Year 11

Unit 3

The focus for this unit is building on relationships. The unit examines the dynamics of families, groups and communities, considering positive and negative impacts on children and society. It explores change in family and community structures and how these changes affect children.

Learning Context: Caring for others e.g. family circles; building resilience and connectedness; development through play; parenting styles and child rearing practices.

Unit 4

The focus for this unit is my place in the world. Students’ understanding of human development will be enhanced by the study of developmental theories from different disciplines. They reflect on practices or beliefs, inequalities and injustice related to selected issues impacting upon children and families.

Learning context: Caring for others e.g. equity in society; individuality and inclusivity; and trauma and crisis.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Children, Family and the Community (General) in Year 11.

The Certificate II in Hospitality is an excellent introduction into the hospitality industry; students also gain a national qualification where they will learn practical and operational skills to enable them to work in various hospitality settings including restaurants, clubs, pubs cafes and coffee shops. After completing this qualification students can progress to a wide range of qualifications in the hospitality or service industry or gain employment.

This certificate provides a pathway to working in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, hotels, clubs and catering operations.

The course is both practical and theory based with an emphasis on working effectively with others, food hygiene and safety and preparation of dishes. Course participants will engage in a range of hospitality work activities and work under supervisions to complete tasks.

Course Fee: A student choosing to complete this qualification at Prendiville Catholic College will be charged a subject levy which absorbs the delivery costs of completing the qualification from the RTO (Registered Training Organisation). An approximate levy of $300 per student will be incurred.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Year 11 course.

 

The Certificate II in Community Services will have a focus on child care. The students will develop an understanding of working within the child care industry, organisations and related services. The course provides an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications relevant to aged care, disability and home and community care. Children Services is the primary focus of this course and is suitable for students enthusiastic about employment as teachers, teacher assistants, aged care workers, youth workers, disability care, community care, Nursing and child care worker. Students will study the importance of play, early education and the need for good nutrition for growth and physical development. This will be gained by completing a range of interesting practical, written and research activities.  Visiting guest speakers and excursions to various venues (such as child care facilities, kindergartens and community services) will be incorporated into the course. Students will also complete a Senior First Aid certificate as part of this course.

CHCDIV001 -  Work with diverse people

HLTFSE001- Follow basic food safety practices

BSBWOR201 - Manage Personal Stress in the Workplace

HLTAID004 - Provide basic emergency First Aid Response in an education and care setting

Course Fee: A student choosing to complete this qualification at Prendiville Catholic College will be charged a subject levy which absorbs the delivery costs of completing the qualification from the RTO (Registered Training Organisation). An approximate levy of $275 per student will be incurred in 2018.

Additional Costs:  There will be an extra cost for the outside assessor for the First Aid Certificate.

Auspicing: Our College has an auspicing arrangement with YMCA for this qualification, so students will be enrolled with this RTO.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Year 11 course.

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