Pathway Options in Year 11 and 12

All pathways at the College aim to develop the individual student’s social and personal capabilities through a specially designed curriculum. Students will be expected to demonstrate capabilities by undertaking a range of community and group projects in their Maths and English as well as in ‘Personal Leadership’ qualifications.

The following pathway options are available to all students who are starting Years 11 or 12 in 2019.

The WACE pathway:

  • includes four core units – English, Maths, Career and Enterprise, and Health;
  • develops social and personal capabilities through undertaking qualifications in Personal Leadership;
  • includes group and community projects and workplace skills;
  • has the option of including a paid school-based traineeship.

The vocational pathways (see options below):

  • are based on nationally endorsed Certificate II qualifications in an industry area;
  • include subjects and/or other qualifications that focus on Maths, English, group and community projects, workplace skills and paid traineeships; and
  • develop social and personal capabilities through undertaking qualifications in Personal Leadership.

Beauty (Retail Cosmetics) – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student in the role of a retail sales person who sells and demonstrates beauty or cosmetic products. It includes designing and applying make-up. Students will also gain a First-Aid Certificate and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship in retail cosmetics in the workplace.

Business – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student in a variety of junior administrative positions performing a range of tasks in a business environment. It includes creating and using spreadsheets and text documents and how to work with others. Students will also gain a First-Aid Certificate and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in a business.
Certificate of General Education for Adults (CGEA) – Rockingham, Mandurah & Kwinana
This qualification provides a general education through a practical project based vocational approach. The CGEA can be offered at the level of literacy and numeracy that suits the student (Introduction, Certificate I or II). It will include doing a variety of group

Construction – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student to work on a number of different types of construction sites. It includes formwork, planning and organising work, working safely at height and using explosive powertools. Students will also gain their White Card, First Aid Certificate and Riggers Ticket and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in construction.

Community Services (Aged Care/Childcare/Youth Work)– Rockingham, Mandurah & Kwinana
This qualification trains the student to work in the community services industry and offers units in a number of specialised areas such as Aged Care, Childcare and Youth Work. It includes learning how to work with a diverse range of people and being the first point of contact for the public in a community services situation. Students will also gain their First-Aid Certificate and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in community services.

Horticulture – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student to work in Horticulture and provides skills in a broad range of areas relating to growing and maintaining plants for a commercial (e.g. food or crops) or public (e.g. local councils) operation. Students will become familiar with ornamental and native plans as well as methods of propagating plants. Students will gain their Chemical Application (weed spraying) Ticket, First-Aid Certificate and will also be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in Horticulture.

Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student in the basic workings of a commercial kitchen and will enable them to prepare and serve food for the College. It includes preparing food, using commercial kitchen equipment and working with others. Students will also gain their First-Aid Certificate and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in a commercial kitchen.

Retail – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student in the operations of a variety of retail businesses such as supermarkets, speciality retailers, department stores and quick service restaurants. It includes communication skills, engaging the customer and using cash registers. Students will also gain their First-Aid Certificate and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in the retail sector.

Salon Assistant (Hairdressing) – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student in supporting and providing assistance in a hair salon. It includes applying hair colour, braiding and maintaining and organising tools and equipment.

Small Engines (Marine Mechanical Technology) – Rockingham & Mandurah
This qualification trains the student to work with small engines in the marine and other industries. It includes inspecting and servicing outboard and inboard engines, transmissions and drive systems. Students will also gain their First-Aid Certificate and will be required to work in the community on a community project. If the student makes good progress in Maths and English they will be able to undertake a paid school-based traineeship working in a marine and/or small engine business.

Young Women’s Program
The Young Women’s Program is delivered off-campus at SMYL’s community facility in Kwinana which includes a purpose built creche. It is specifically aimed at young mothers who are still of compulsory school age and girls who are disengaged, or at risk of disengaging, from education due to severe anxiety. Successful progress in literacy and numeracy at the Kwinana community facility will lead to placement in a school-based traineeship that blends paid employment in the workplace with an ongoing educational program. Students undertake WACE subjects and/or literacy and numeracy and vocational qualifications such as Community Services (Aged Care/Childcare/Youth Work).