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UNIT GUIDE

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Table of Contents

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Arts

Visual Art (T/A)
A selection of units will be offered each semester, in
                                                                makers. It is also expected that students will use
line with student needs. PLEASE NOTE: While the
                                                                appropriate language to evaluate and critique their own
content of an A and T course is the same, there are
                                                                work and the work of other artists.
several defining factors between the two. There is a
differentiation in the level of analysis in the literacy        Protest Art
tasks, the conceptual depth in the practical tasks, as          This unit looks at how social issues are explored
well as the relevant skill level in the practical tasks.        through Protest Art. Students will investigate social,
Assessment criteria varies from T to A.                         environmental and political issues of personal interest
                                                                and produce artworks that convey a particular cause or
List of Units
                                                                message. Students will also explore the work of artists
Exploring Visual Art                                            who produce work with the intention of promoting
This initial unit provides an introduction to the               counter-thinking about the fabric of society.
elements and principles of art, skills, terms and
concepts. Drawing is a major focus although a wide              Illustration
variety of techniques and methods are covered. History          This unit explores illustration, artistic expression and
and theory will be related to the practical work being          communication through a variety of structures such as
undertaken.                                                     zines, graphic novels, picture books, posters,
                                                                advertising, animation and album covers. Students will
Foundation Skills                                               have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of
Students develop techniques to plan and create art-             mediums and techniques from drawing and painting to
works. They develop safe work practices and look at art         printmaking. Art theory will include research into
movements, periods and styles and analyse and critique          illustrators and designers as inspiration for practical
artworks using the Interpretive Frameworks.                     tasks completed in class.

Painting                                                        Sculpture
This unit offers the continuing student exercises in            In this unit students create sculptural artworks
fundamental painting techniques and colour theory,              including installations and body adornment in a variety
followed by thematic explorations of different paint            of media such as papier-mache, clay, plaster, mixed
media. Theory is linked with the relevant medium, or            media and upcycled material. Accompanying theory is
artists who use that medium.                                    relevant to the techniques being utilised.

Culture and Identity                                            Contemporary Art Practice ( Yr 12 only)
This unit looks at cultural identity, symbols, stories,         Students plan and create a body of work around the
myths and legends. Students generate ideas for art              theme of contemporary art practice, exploring the
based on their interpretations and experiences of               emergence of contemporary art and its relationship to
culture and identity in a global world. Personal stories        previous art movements, techniques and
and family history are developed through the medium             styles. Students study visual language contexts used to
of the Artist’s Book.                                           create contemporary forms and to express and
                                                                communicate ideas.
Drawing
This unit looks at Drawing as a discipline in visual            Printmaking
art. Students may create works in a range of drawing            This unit explores the different ways in which artists
mediums. The Drawing media can include pastel,                  produce print runs. Students experiment with a variety
charcoal, ink, paint and other mark                             of printing techniques including lino, lithography,

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pochoir, collagraph and drypoint etching, and theory is          Wheel Work in Ceramics
relevant to the technique, and to the artists who                 Students will develop skills in throwing techniques
practise the techniques.                                         using the potter’s wheel. There will be the opportunity
                                                                 to create ceramic collections that are functional or
Visual Arts Negotiated Study
                                                                 purely aesthetic. Theory will be related to the practical
This unit is available to students who have
                                                                 work created in class.
demonstrated high conceptual, cognitive and
organisational outcomes in at least three previous units         Nb Teacher negotiated year 12 unit only.
(e.g. as the fourth unit in a major or as part of a major
                                                                 Course Patterns
minor or double major). Students will negotiate their
                                                                   •   Art and Ceramics units may be combined to form
own learning outcomes in an area of interest and                       a Major, Minor, Major/Minor or Double Major.
critically research and analyse a visual art related area.
                                                                   •   Students may transfer from T courses to A
                                                                       courses.
Ceramics (T/A)                                                     •   Year 11 Semester 1 units are either Exploring
List of Units                                                          Ceramics or Exploring Visual Art

Exploring Ceramics                                               Dance (T/A)
This foundation course covers basic hand building and            PLEASE NOTE: The content of the T and A Courses is
decoration techniques. No previous experience in                 similar, but the depth of analysis and conceptual
working with clay is needed. The emphasis is on                  understanding in both the theory and practical work
learning sound building techniques and developing                expected of students studying the T Course is greater.
expressive qualities in a three-dimensional format.
                                                                 List of Units
Ceramics, Decorating & Firing                                    Dance Foundations
In this unit students are introduced to more complex             Students will be introduced to Dance with the study of
surface decoration techniques and have the                       elements of dance, elements of composition, style or
opportunity to explore various firing techniques                 genre, form and the application of creative stimuli.
including saggar, salt and raku. Theory includes                 Students will present work through performance
exploration of the history of firing techniques and their        including dance technique, contemporary. Students will
adaption to modern ceramics. Exploring Ceramics is a             understand how the body works and how it moves.
pre-requisite for this Unit.                                     Anatomical awareness may include the study of skeletal
                                                                 and muscular systems and so on. Appropriate cultural,
Ceramics, Sculpture and Mixed Media
                                                                 social and historical aspects of dance and related arts
This unit offers further opportunities for sculptural
                                                                 will be studied. Students with previous dance
exploration and refinement of building and decorative
                                                                 experience will develop greater technique and
skills. There are opportunities to explore both the
                                                                 choreographic understanding.
functional and expressive elements of ceramics. Theory
will be related to the practical work being                      Classical Dance
undertaken. Exploring Ceramics is a pre-requisite for            In this unit students will compose dance tasks through
this Unit.                                                       the study of classical ballet form and the modern
                                                                 contemporary dance form with attention given to the
Hollow Ceramic Form Sculpture
                                                                 growth of dance in Australia. A broad overview of the
Students will apply hand building and thrown
                                                                 development of dance is provided by studying the
techniques to create ceramic sculpture. Students
                                                                 beginnings of classical ballet, the Romantic Period,
analyse and critique artworks using the Interpretive
                                                                 Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes; Balanchine and the
Frameworks.
                                                                 New York City Ballet pioneers, choreographers and
Nb Teacher negotiated year 12 unit only.
                                                                 companies in Australia.

                                                                 Contemporary Dance

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In this unit students will understand the elements of         create mood and atmosphere to enhance a dance work,
choreography and the techniques studied through               artwork or advertisement. Students will create their
performance of compositional tasks. They will display         own dance films and promotional material.
an understanding of the elements of choreography and
the techniques studied through performance. They will         Dance in the Community
research motivations and intentions of particular             Students will present choreography in a series of
choreographers through the study of significant works         community performances or workshops. They will
from their repertoire and evaluate how they, as               research the needs and resources of each community
choreographers, relate to their broader artistic              group and then create an appropriate project for the
community.                                                    current need of that community.

Dance and Entertainment                                       Dance Studies — Self Directed
Students will look at past and present contexts of            Dance Studies (T) only
musical theatre covering the cultural origins of jazz, tap,   This unit may be available to Year 12 students studying
ballroom, ballet, character, Charleston or rock ‘n roll.      Dance Studies as a T Course who wish to complete a
Areas of study may include the evolution of jazz dance        Major minor or a Double major in Dance. Students may
and parallels with jazz music, the blend of European          negotiate to undertake a major dance project in a
and African traditions in an American environment and         specific area of interest. Emphasis will be on linking
the development of musical theatre in Australia.              research and practical studies to areas of study
Students will also study the development of the               completed in previous units. The unit may include study
Commercial dance genre including Jazz, Funk and Hip           outside of the college.
Hop.
                                                              Dance in Our Time
World Dance                                                   This unit explores current dance styles including street,
Students will compose tasks based on a style selected         jazz, social dance and Hip Hop, and choreographed
from technically demanding styles, demonstrating              dances in the dance styles studied. Students will
movement sequences with authentic composition using           perform sequences and understand terminology used
traditional steps of a particular country. Students will      as well as understand the social, historical and cultural
also look at dance forms from cultures such as                influence of dance in contemporary society.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, African, Indian or
dances from the Asia Pacific region. Studying dances of       Dance in Australia
particular societies and their cultural ritual and or         Compositional tasks including those inspired by
religious significance involves emphasis on ritual and        Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance, Asian
religious context and the development of social and           Dance and other cultural groups in Australia. The
theatrical dance form.                                        growing role of Asian culture, the history of ballet and
                                                              dance in other parts of the world and its influence on
Dance Production                                              Australian choreography and dance companies, and the
In this course students will be directly involved in public   role television and the media play in developing dance
performance, rehearsal processes and critical                 in Australia.
evaluation of their own and others’ work through the
study of theoretical principles of stage lighting and         Dance Pathways
sound and their use to create mood and atmosphere to          It is highly recommended that students undertaking this
enhance a dance work.                                         unit participate in Work Experience style placement at a
                                                              suitable dance related business or institution. The unit
Dance and the Media                                           looks at applications of dance as a career and the dance
This unit explores compositional tasks exploring dance        practitioner.
and media through study of lighting for film and basic
video and still camera techniques that can be used to

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Course Patterns                                                  Comedy
This course is non-sequential. These units are usually           The focus of this unit is to explore the many facets of
studied as semester length units (value one standard             comedy in performance. Students will develop a
unit). Studying them as half units may also be an                knowledge and understanding of theatrical styles such
option.                                                          as Commedia dell’Arte and melodrama and experiment
                                                                 with techniques such as farce, satire, status and comic
  •    Minor - Students must include
                                                                 timing.
       Dance Foundations and/or Classical Dance
       and/or Contemporary Dance
                                                                 Devising an Ensemble Production
  •    Major - Students must include
       Dance Foundations and/or Classical Dance                  This unit is designed for students to work as an
       and/or Contemporary Dance                                 ensemble to create and present original theatrical
  •    Major/Minor - Students must include                       work/s for an intended target audience either within
       Dance Foundations and/or Classical Dance                  the school community or for regional or interstate
       and/or Contemporary Dance                                 theatre festivals. The content studied will be
  •    Double Major - Students must include                      determined by the production requirements and may
       Dance Foundations and/or Classical Dance                  draw on a wide range of both conventional play
       and/or Contemporary Dance
                                                                 building techniques and/or specific art forms.
Prerequisites
It is recommended that those students wanting to do              Australian Theatre
Dance (T) have some previous dance experience. All               The focus of this unit is to develop an understanding of
students are expected to have a strong interest in               the relationship between theatre practices and content
dance and a commitment to Dance.                                 and Australian cultures, both historical and developing.

All students are expected to have a strong interest in           Dramatic Explorations
dance.                                                           The focus of this unit is to provide students with an
                                                                 understanding of the fundamental elements of Drama
Year 11 Semester 1 students should choose Dance
                                                                 as well as the historical influences and styles such as
Foundations
                                                                 Stanislavski, Brecht, and Artaud on the development of
Students who wish to complete a Double Major should              theatre.
select the Foundations unit and one other.
                                                                 Community Theatre
                                                                 The focus of this unit is to investigate the ways in which
Drama (T/A)
                                                                 theatre can be used by communities as a tool to
A selection of units will be offered each semester, in
                                                                 express their concerns and seek resolution of these
line with student needs and interest. PLEASE NOTE:
                                                                 issues. Students studying this unit may have an
While the content of an A and T course is the same,
                                                                 opportunity to work directly with a specific community
there are several defining factors between the two.
                                                                 group or festival event in order to create an original
A and T units will be differentiated through the design          theatrical work in response to the specific needs of a
of appropriate assessment tasks that are weighted to             particular community or event to achieve a targeted
the requirements of The Arts Framework.                          impact.

List of Units                                                    Performing Shakespeare
Actor and Director                                               The focus of this unit is to enable students to engage in
                                                                 a range of workshops, improvisations and
The focus of this unit is to explore the role, purpose and
                                                                 performances to develop a deep understanding of the
focus of the actor and the director and to understand
                                                                 acting skills required to perform Shakespeare for a
their relationship in making theatre. Acting workshops
                                                                 contemporary audience. This is one of our production
examine various genres and styles of performance /
                                                                 units to develop a Shakespearean play to production
directorial techniques. Students may work as both an
                                                                 standard.
actor and a director.

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The emphasis of this unit is on the development of                Independent Study Unit (Yr 12 Unit only)
practical skills that assist students to interpret text and       The focus of this unit is to provide experienced and high
perform characters to heighten their appreciation of              achieving Year 12 students the opportunity to
Shakespeare’s plays and language                                  negotiate, devise and implement their own project to
                                                                  extend and shape their understanding of dramatic
Realism and Expressionism
                                                                  processes.
The focus of this unit is to investigate the expressionist
movement as a reaction to realism, and the                        Self-directed Production
performance styles appropriate to each.                           The focus of this unit is to provide students with an
                                                                  opportunity to generate their own performance event.
Experimental Theatre
                                                                  The unit allows students to explore and apply new skills
This unit provides an in-depth study of a range of                as part of a cohesive self-directed production and
theatre styles that have deviated radically from Realism          performance team. The progression encompasses pre-
in the 20th century such as Absurdism, Poor Theatre,              production, casting and rehearsing, providing
Cruel Theatre, Epic Theatre and Forum Theatre.                    opportunities to create work specifically designed for
Students will have opportunities to explore the purpose           performance in front of a live audience.
and nature of theatre by experimenting with the actor/
audience relationship, space, narrative conventions and           Theatre for Young People
acting styles and apply these in the creation of                  The focus of this unit is to explore and appreciate the
innovative theatrical works.                                      value of theatre designed and intended for young
                                                                  people. Students are provided with the opportunity to
Modern and Classical Tragedy
                                                                  devise and perform theatre to inform, entertain and
The focus of this unit is to explore, examine and journey         educate their audience. The unit will explore the
through the changing face of the tragedy form. This               importance of establishing interaction and rapport
includes consideration of the essential questions of life,        between the young performers and their audience.
death and suffering.
                                                                  World Theatre
Lighting and Sound Design
                                                                  The focus of this unit is to experience dramatic
The focus of this unit is to design and operate lighting          performance, storytelling styles and contextual impacts
and sound for performances.                                       of performance in a variety of cultures other than our
                                                                  own.
Theatre Visionaries
The focus of this unit is an in-depth study of a few              Voice and Movement
significant theatre movements and practitioners from              The focus of this unit is to provide students with an
classic to modern times that have had a profound                  understanding of a range of voice and movement
impact on the development of Western Theatre.
                                                                  techniques and opportunities to utilise these in a
                                                                  variety of practical contexts.
Theatre Production & Performance
The focus of this unit is to work collaboratively to              Acting for Film and Television
develop a polished theatrical production. The unit                The focus of this unit is to provide students with an
explores and practically applies general principles of a
                                                                  understanding of acting techniques for screen and
production from all perspectives: performing, directing,          television. Whilst the coursework will require a degree
design and technical production. The unit provides                of technical understanding, assessment should
opportunities to create work specifically designed for            emphasise individual acting to chosen camera
performance in front of a live audience. Focus is on
                                                                  angles/shots, not the use of editing techniques or
team/ensemble work as part of a cohesive production               ability to use the camera.
team.

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Course Patterns                                                genre (mockumentary) may be included along with a
Year 11 Semester 1 it is recommended that students             variety of documentaries, short documentaries,
choose either Dramatic Explorations (T/A) NB: This is          mockumentaries, and selected examples of reality
not a prerequisite unit and any other unit/s may be            television. Students will create their own media product
selected.                                                      and evaluate and reflect on the production process
                                                               through pre-production, production and post-
Students who wish to complete a Double Major should            production.
select the Explorations unit and one other.
                                                               Genre Studies
NB: The unit timetabled on line 4 is always a Production
                                                               The focus of this unit is to explore a modern method of
unit and requires commitment to rehearsals and
                                                               film studies that assesses the role of the audience, the
performances in addition to the regular timetabled
                                                               industry and the artist in creating influential genres of
classes.
                                                               film production. Students will explore a wide range of
                                                               cultural and historical transformations of popular
Media (T/A)                                                    genres such as science fiction, crime and action.
List of Units                                                  Students will create their own media product and
Media Foundation                                               evaluate and reflect on the production process through
                                                               pre-production, production and post-production.
This unit is recommended as an introductory unit. This
unit is designed to provide a foundation for the               Film Making
commencement of Media studies.
                                                               The focus of this unit is to examine the role of Super 8
This unit introduces technical, symbolic and narrative         film in film history and produce a short film using Super
elements, as well as production and media issues. This         8 (or if available Super 16) film stock. Students will
also investigates the codes and conventions applicable         create their own media product and evaluate and
to the study of communication theory. It is designed as        reflect on the production process through pre-
a generalist unit – in which the basic codes and               production, production and post-production.
conventions of media communication and production
                                                               History and Development of Film
are identified and developed. It focuses on theory
                                                               The focus of this unit is to engage students in a
(communication, history, issues) and skill development
                                                               historical and cultural assessment of the development
for the creation of media products in a variety of
                                                               of film from its inception to the present day. They will
mediums and a range of genres and target audiences.
                                                               explore the technology and forms of film production
Students will evaluate their creative process through
                                                               within their social and cultural significance. Students
pre-production, production, post-production and
                                                               will emulate and explore specific film movements
distribution.
                                                               through their own productions and demonstrate their
Animation                                                      understanding of conventions and techniques of film
This unit examines the nature of and concepts related          production. Students will create their own media
to traditional and digital forms of animation. Students        product and evaluate and reflect on the production
will view, examine and critically analyse a range of           process through pre-production, production and post-
animated texts, study animation production and                 production.
processes, and produce short animated films. Students
                                                               Interactive Media
will evaluate their creative process through pre-
                                                               Interactive media is the combination of digital forms
production, production and post-production.
                                                               including text, images, sounds, video and animation
Production and Sound Design
                                                               with the addition of interactive elements. This unit aims
Documentary                                                    to build on the theories and principles of interactive
This unit explores the social, cultural and aesthetic          media and provide students with a theoretical and
impact of the documentary genre through a study of             practical introduction to design criteria and the design
documentaries. Fictional forms of the documentary              process of information delivered by interactive media.

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The unit will cover user needs, analysis and designing           culture, augmented reality, emerging technologies and
for the user, selection of suitable technology, designing        mass marketing. It focuses on theory (communication,
for computer-based media, and the use of the major               history, issues) and skill development for the creation of
software tools and their accompanying skills. The                media products in a variety of mediums and a range of
design and development of interactive media systems              genres and target audiences. Students will evaluate
involves; complex system analysis and design, the                their creative process through pre-production,
application of project management principles, and the            production and post-production.
integration of diverse content through interactive
media authoring. Students will study changes occurring           Process to Production
in society as a result of the emergence of interactive           This unit explores the development of production from
media. Students will through their own productions               beginning to end. It focuses on developing students’
demonstrate their understanding of conventions and               skills in pre-production, production and post-
techniques of Interactive Media. Students will create            production. Students are required to work
their own media product and evaluate and reflect on              independently on one production for the duration of
the production process through pre-production,                   the semester. It is considered to be a final unit in
production and post-production.                                  media production. Students will critically evaluate their
                                                                 creative process through pre-production, production
Journalism                                                       and post-production.
This unit is a generalist journalism unit. In this unit
students will undertake a series of tasks to develop             Radio
their awareness and understanding of journalism as a             The focus of this unit is to explore the history and social
whole. It defines journalism and the changing nature of          function of the radio industry and its effect upon
how information is presented in society, both local and          popular culture. Students will also use a variety of
international. It examines the effect on society of              different methods of production from traditional to
developments in the delivery and orientation of                  digital. Students will evaluate their creative process
journalism. Students will create their own media                 through pre-production, production and post-
product and evaluate and reflect on the production               production.
process through pre-production, production and post-
                                                                 Scriptwriting
production.
                                                                 This unit involves the analysis and development of a
Motion Graphics and Special Effects                              script in preparation for the production of a variety of
The focus of this unit is to explore and develop the             media products.
fundamental concepts and techniques used in the
                                                                 Television Fiction
production of motion graphics and special effects.
                                                                 The focus of this unit is to explore the history and social
Students will view, examine and critically analyse texts,
                                                                 function of the radio industry and its effect upon
including film, television and online works. The practical
                                                                 popular culture. Students will also use a variety of
component of this unit focuses on 2D and 2.5D motion
                                                                 different methods of production from traditional to
graphics production. Students will evaluate their
                                                                 digital. Students will evaluate their creative process
creative process through pre-production, production
                                                                 through pre-production, production and post-
and post-production.
                                                                 production.
Popular Culture
                                                                 Audio Production and Sound Design
The focus of this unit is to examine the concept of
                                                                 This unit examines the nature of and concepts related
culture, ideology, systems of representation and the
                                                                 to traditional and digital forms of animation. Students
role of media in a cultural context. Students will
                                                                 will view, examine and critically analyse a range of
undertake a study of popular culture, its links with
                                                                 animated texts, study animation production and
media organisations and the nature of specific popular
                                                                 processes, and produce short animated films. Students
culture sectors such as the music industry, cyber

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will evaluate their creative process through pre-             List of Units
production, production and post-production.                       •   Early Jazz: Students gain an understanding of the
                                                                      influences and social climate of the Early Jazz
Year 11 Semester 1 students are recommended to                        years in America during the 1930’s and 1940’s
choose Media Foundation.                                          •   Swing: Students study the conventions of the
                                                                      Swing era in America in the 1940’s and learn
Students who wish to complete a Double Major                          performance and composition techniques
should select the Foundations unit and one other                      specific to the swing era.
                                                                  •   Bebop: The Bebop unit is a demanding
Music (A/T)                                                           exploration into the post swing area of Bebop.
                                                                      Students become more acquainted with Bebop
Jazz and Music can be combined to form a double                       conventions
Major or Major/Minor. It is expected that by the end of
                                                                  •   Cool and Modern Jazz: This unit explores the cool
Year 10 that students who are intending on choosing a                 Jazz era of the 1950’s and the Free Jazz and
Music course have instrumental experience.                            Avante Garde movements.
                                                              In the Jazz units students will be introduced to the Jazz
The Early Western Music stream of units allows the
                                                              genre through playing in an ensemble. Improvisation
flexibility to deliver an appropriate general overview of
                                                              will be studied as well as early styles of Jazz. The Jazz
two significant periods of western art music history.
                                                              units are sequential.
The focus can be on specific areas of interest relating to
these periods (listed below) as determined by student
needs or areas of interest.

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  •    Early Music
  •    Classical Period
  •    Romantic Period
  •    20th and 21st Century
  •    The Blues
  •    World Music
                                                              A focus on specific areas of interest relating to these
  •    Early rock Music
                                                              periods as determined by student needs or areas of
  •    Rock Music of the 1970’s and 1980’s
                                                              interest.
  •    Film Music
In these units students have the opportunity to develop       Year 11 Semester 1 students choose Early Jazz which is
their performance skills. The units focus on a wide           the compulsory first unit in the Jazz course.
variety of musical styles. Students have the opportunity
to increase their theoretical knowledge at an                 Music Industry (C)
appropriate level.                                            This course is designed for students interested in the
                                                              music industry. It focuses on the fundamental skills and
Year 11 Semester 1 students choose either Music (A) or        underpinning knowledge to pursue further training and
Music (T) depending upon their package needs.                 work in a range of music areas. Students will be
                                                              involved with producing and performing in musical
Jazz (A/T)                                                    settings across a range of areas. They will enhance this
Jazz and Music can be combined to form a double               experience with demonstrations of relevant theoretical
Major or Major/Minor.                                         knowledge and listening skills.

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List of Units                                                    unit. Students plan and produce digital images to set
  •    Performance Skills                                        criteria, as well as producing a series of self-directed
  •    Working in the Music Industry                             experimental images. The links between the theoretical
                                                                 and practical aspects of photography play an important
  •    Ensembles and Audio Skills
                                                                 part of the unit.
  •    Music Culture and Sound Editing
  •    Music and Technology                                      Digital Photography      (T/A)
                                                                 Advanced digital imaging techniques, layers, channels
Photography (T/A)
                                                                 and masks, filters, digital photographic illustration,
List of Units                                                    typography in digital context, ethical issues, and
Photography Practice (T/A)                                       copyright are some areas covered in this unit. Students
In this introductory unit students learn about camera            produce a series of self-directed experimental images.
types, parts and functions, early history of                     They will prepare a portfolio.
photography, film and paper structure, film processing
                                                                 Photographic Applications (T/A)
and darkroom printing. Students will gain an
                                                                 This is the third unit in a digital photography major and
understanding of visual design elements and methods
                                                                 consists of the applications of photography in society
of print presentation. Specific teacher-directed
                                                                 for example photojournalism, fashion, advertising,
exercises form the basis of assignment work. This unit is
                                                                 portraiture, illustration, editorial and architecture.
a compulsory unit in both Minor and Major course
                                                                 Technical areas to be addressed in this unit are lighting,
patterns.
                                                                 studio work, lenses and filters.
Photography Communication (T/A)
                                                                 Course Patterns
Advanced camera techniques and print processing,
                                                                 Photography Practice/Digital is the compulsory first unit
including creative photographic manipulation, an
                                                                 of this course if you intend a major in photography.
awareness of digital technology, contrast filters and
paper surfaces (fibre base and resin coated) are                 Units should be studied sequentially. Variation to this
covered in this unit. Specific teacher directed exercises        must be discussed with teaching staff.
and self-directed images form a portfolio.
                                                                 Contemporary Photography
Art Photography (T/A)                                            A study of contemporary photographic processes and
A study of photography as an art form and exploration            practices which may include the following movements:
of artistic techniques such as cyanotypes,                       Düsseldorf Academy and Typologies, staged
photomontage, mixed media, self-applied emulsions,               Photography, deconstructed Photography and
lithographic film, infra-red, digital imaging are some           Appropriation, the New Documentary, the everyday,
areas covered in this unit. A student initiated and              trivial, intimate, the social and political and the New
directed photographic study leading to a portfolio of            Photographic Portraiture. The conceptual nature of
exhibition standard work completes the unit.                     contemporary photography and common themes such
                                                                 as: identity, time, truth and memory, place, the body
Photography Negotiated Study (T/A)                               and spirituality)
This is only recommended for students completing a
double major or major minor in Photography.                      R Unit Photo Access (0.5 R Unit)
                                                                 Students have the opportunity to use the photography
Digital Photographic Practice (T/A)                              facilities to enhance current photography studies or
An introduction to digital camera and studio practices,          pursue their own interests in this area.
computers and digital image manipulation, scanning
and use of appropriate software are covered in this

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Behavioural Science (T/A)
This is an interdisciplinary course, with units from both          •   the development of children - the physical, social,
                                                                       emotional and cognitive development
Psychology and Sociology being able to be combined to
                                                                   •   role of play in learning
form a major, major minor or double major in
Behaviour Science. There are specific requirements of              •   child protection and the rights of the child
students for this, so students must seek advice from the           •   organisational standards, policies and procedures
faculty prior to enrolment.                                        •   communicate with stakeholders and follow
                                                                       policies, procedures and programs of various
Social & Community Work (A)                                            organisations
Students undertaking the course will be those                  Unit 4: Relationships in Early Childhood
considering employment or further study in the                 This unit contains two half units and focuses on:
Community Services industry, or those with a personal
                                                                   •   the qualities of effective communication and
interest in the Community Services area.
                                                                       positive interactions with children
List of Units & Unit Description                                   •   the importance of supporting and respecting
                                                                       children, maintaining their dignity and rights
All units are of one semester duration, there are no
prerequisites required. It is possible to enter or exit the        •   the requirements of a safe and supportive
                                                                       environment
course at the end of each term.
                                                                   •   investigate children’s behaviour; develop,
In Year 11, students will select Unit 1: ‘Development                  implement and evaluate strategies for support
and Nutrition’ in semester 1 and Unit 2: ‘Early                Psychology (T/A)
Childhood Health and Society’ in semester 2.
                                                               Psychology is the study of the human mind and
Unit 1: Development & Nutrition                                behaviour. Students develop an understanding of
                                                               themselves and others by exploring the interactions
This unit contains two half units and focuses on:
                                                               between the individuals and groups as well as the roles
  •    the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and          of biological and environmental factors.
       communication development of children and
       plan appropriate learning activities                    These units are offered on a rotation, over two years of
  •    the importance of creating an environment for           study. Year 11 semester 1 students will choose Unit 1:
       holistic learning and development                       ‘Individual Differences’ and Unit 2: ‘Into the Mind’ in
  •    the key factors that need to be addressed to            semester 2..
       promote healthy eating among children, and
  •    the purpose of maintaining food safety while            Unit 1: Individual Differences
       carrying out food handling activities                   This unit examines individual differences in human
Unit 2: Early Childhood Health and Safety                      cognition and behaviour. Students examine at least two
This unit contains two half units and focuses on:              electives for the semester to explain individual human
                                                               behaviour as an outcome of influences and
  •    individual children’s health needs and need for         interactions. Students explore the assumptions,
       rest, sleep and relaxation                              applications and limitations of psychological research
  •    the purpose of effective hygiene practices and          and literature related to individual differences. Through
       the requirement to minimise risk
                                                               their studies, students explore the nature of the
  •    analyse the purpose of active supervision and           individual and how these differences relate to society.
       explain the role of the educator and key factors
                                                               The key conceptual understandings covered in this unit
  •    the key requirements of effective management            are: differences in mental abilities and intelligence,
       of allergies (anaphylaxis) and asthma
                                                               personality, development, learning and motivation.
Unit 3: Interact with Children
This unit contains two half units and focuses on:              Unit 2: Into the Mind

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This unit examines the biological basis of human                   •   Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney (day trip)
cognition and behaviour. Students examine at least two             •   Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong (day trip)
electives for the semester to explain how individuals              •   Psychology Skills Camp, Birrigai, ACT (overnight)
respond to the environment as an outcome of
                                                                   •   The ‘Street Retreat’, Sydney (overnight), and
biological influences and interactions. Students explore
                                                                   •   Jewish Museum of Sydney (day trip).
the assumptions, applications and limitations of
psychological research and literature related to the             Sociology (T/A)
biological basis of behaviour. Through their studies,            Sociology is the study of how individuals and groups
students explore how heredity, environmental and                 think, feel, and behave. Students develop an
biological factors influence behaviour. The key                  understanding of themselves and others by exploring
conceptual understandings covered in this unit are:              the roles and interactions between individuals and
sensation and perception, consciousness, memory,                 society. Students develop their knowledge and
emotion and neuroscience.                                        understanding of theories, concepts and perspectives
                                                                 to explain behaviour. They analyse the nature and
Unit 3: Psychology of Wellness
                                                                 purpose of Sociology and develop insights into types of
This unit examines the factors that influence physical
                                                                 behaviour across a range of contexts in society. The
and mental wellbeing. Students examine at least two
                                                                 study of Sociology provides continuity with many
electives for the semester to explain how health can be
                                                                 tertiary and industry courses.
positively and negatively affected by biological and
environmental influences and interactions. Students              List of Units - Units are offered on a rotation
explore the assumptions, applications and limitations of
psychological research and literature related to the             Unit 1: Identity
psychology of wellness. Through their studies, students          This unit explores society on the individual level: the
explore how heredity, environmental and biological               ways people define themselves and their relationships
factors influence physical and mental wellbeing. The             with others. The electives in this unit provide students
key conceptual understandings covered in this unit are:          with opportunities to study the myriad ways that
positive psychology, mental health, stress, resilience           society classifies and categorizes people at an individual
and coping and human relationships.                              and small group level, and how individuals can be
                                                                 constrained and empowered through their
Unit 4: Psychology in Society                                    identification with such labels.
This unit examines the role of psychology in society.
Students examine at least two electives for the                  Unit 2: Sociology of Social Justice
semester to explain how humans think act and feel in a           This unit explores social issues that lend themselves to
social setting. Students explore the assumptions,                activism and debate: issues of equality, justice and
applications and limitations of psychological research           fairness on a social scale. The electives in this unit
and literature related to psychology in society. Through         provide students with opportunities to explore all sides
their studies, students explore how individual                   of these issues, to develop the skills and acquire the
perceptions and interaction influence social                     information to make informed decisions about issues
relationships. The key conceptual understandings                 that affect them.
covered in this unit are: attitudes, prejudice, forensic
                                                                 Unit 3: Cultural Icons
psychology, human relationships, organisational
psychology and social influences.                                This unit explores all levels of culture: the ideas,
                                                                 institutions and practices that define the ways we
Excursions—Action Learning/Research                              communicate and interact with each other. The
During the course of study, students may have the                electives in this unit provide students with
option of participating in four excursions based on              opportunities to study the ways that ideas shape social
action learning principles which are linked to choices in        life, from mass communication to everyday recreation
assessment:                                                      activities.

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Unit 4: Power and Institutions                                 picture’ of society and explore the ways in which their
This unit explores the superstructure of society: the          lives are shaped by forces outside of their control.
social institutions and systems that determine the
                                                               Year 11 students in Semester 1, choose ‘Unit 1:
structure of society on a macro level, and in turn
                                                               ‘Identity’. In Semester 2, students choose Unit 2:
influence life on a micro level. The electives in this unit    ‘Sociology of Social Justice’.
provide students with opportunities to study the ‘big

                                                   Big Picture
Enrolling in a Big Picture Education Package is an             through multiple lenses of science, mathematics,
important step in a style of lifelong learning and             geography, psychology, sociology and history. A sense
enquiry that focuses on problem solving, individualised        of self and individual aspirations or personal qualities
learning programs and working in an authentic real             are reflected upon and improved through this process
world model. “All the components that make up the              of learning. Students will be required to use real world
student’s learning experience — the curriculum; the            strategies to communicate in a variety of forums and
learning environment; the use of time during the school        using a range of strategies including technology, writing
day; the choice of workshops or college classes; the           speaking and listening. They will present work to a
focus and depth of investigation through the Big Picture       panel and will demonstrate how they conducted their
learning goals — is developed based on the student’s           study project at the internship. This will involve using
individual interests, talents, and needs”.                     empirical and quantitative reasoning; using
http://www.bigpicture.org                                      mathematical and scientific thinking in the real world.
                                                               The study, related to their interest is based in social
An LTI (Learning through Internship) allows students to        reasoning; how do the perspectives of others influence
explore their interests in real world setting such as          your work in the real world?
business, community organisation or academic
institution with an expert mentor to guide them.               Canberra College Big Picture is committed to helping
Students are linked carefully from the school to               students to gain direction, reach their academic
internship and a learning plan created with an Advisory        potential, personalise their learning to address any gaps
Teacher who works with them as an individual to                and build on areas of strength, connect them with the
develop a project each term. Students are enrolled in a        world beyond school and to ultimately ensure that the
mandatory English and Mathematics class with                   post school destination is one that suits them.
individual support to build their literacy and numeracy
skills. The Big Picture learning goals are based on            Big Picture is in partnership with Universities around
                                                               Australia to enable University entrance through our
developing a broad and in-depth knowledge and
                                                               Graduation Portfolio.
understanding of the area of study through looking

                                                      CCCares
Canberra College Cares (CCCares) is recognised                 CCCares offers Individual Learning Packages leading to
internationally as a best practice model for supporting        ACT Year 12 Certification; vocational training; personal
teenage pregnant and parenting students with their             health and wellbeing support; advocacy and support
educational, health, social and emotional needs.               services; goal-oriented learning packages, on-line
Canberra College in partnership with ACT Department            learning and employability skills. Specific program
of Education & Training, ACT Health and significant            activities provided on site include the following:
government and non-government community agencies,
                                                                   •   On site MACH nurse visits two times weekly
provides an education and support program for
pregnant and parenting students in the ACT and                     •   On site monthly antenatal nurse
surrounding districts.                                             •   On site adjunct care child-minding model

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•    On-line curriculum through an e-learning                   •   Transport assistance 5 days using 3 buses which
       platform                                                       drive out and back daily to all of ACT and
                                                                      adjoining NSW
CCCares also offers Vocational training certification as
part of year 12 Certification. These are delivered by             •   Road Ready
external RTO’s.                                                   •   Cooking facilities + lunch and morning tea
                                                                      program
These are available in:                                           •   Emergency food and clothing relief
  •    Business Admin
  •    Hair
  •    Senior First Aid
  •    Hospitality
  •    Community Services
  •    RSA/ RSG/ White Card/ Barista
  •    Take home learning packages
  •    Advocacy and support programs

               Commerce, Languages and Social Sciences (CLASS)
Accounting (T/A)                                                Issues, perspectives and viewpoints on basic
Year 11 Semester 1 students choose Unit 1:                      accounting, including users of accounting information,
Introduction to Accounting. In second semester,                 accounting regulators and business structures in a
students choose Unit 4: Accounting Controls & Analysis.         range of social and historical contexts. Research and
                                                                investigate factors that influence accounting including
Accounting courses provide a continuity with many
                                                                stakeholders of financial information.
pathways into tertiary and industry studies.
                                                                Unit 2: The Accounting Cycle
List of Units
                                                                An overview of the Accounting Cycle structure and
Unit 1: Introduction to Accounting                              operation including source documents, journals, ledgers
An overview of Accounting includes: the nature of               of service and trading entities, trial balance, goods and
accounting, financial statements in accounting, business        services tax (GST), introduction to accounting software
structures, accounting principles, accounting equations,        and their relationship between theory and practice.
and their relationship between theory and practice.
                                                                Concepts and principles of the accounting cycle,
Concepts and principles of basic accounting, including:         including: the accounting equation, double-entry
the nature and functions of accounting, the difference          accounting, accounting cycle, accounting software and
between bookkeeping and accounting, careers in                  their significance.
accounting, accounting assumptions and principles and
their significance.                                             Nature and purpose of the accounting cycle including:
                                                                the accounting cycle, ie. original documents, journals,
Nature and purpose of basic accounting including                ledgers, trial balance, financial reports and decision
financial statements, for example Statement of                  making and the impact of change locally, nationally and
Financial Position, Statement of Profit & Loss, and             globally.
Statement of Cash Flow, and introduction to financial
statement analysis, for example, working capital,               Issues, perspectives and viewpoints on the accounting
current ratio, debt ratio, quick asset ratio, return on         cycle, including GST, Business Activity Statement (BAS),
owner’s equity and the impact of change locally,                accounting computer software, trading entities.
nationally and globally.
                                                                Unit 3: Measuring Profit
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An overview of Measuring Profit and Cash Flow                   or Business to form a Commerce Major, Major-Minor or
                                                                Double Major.
Structures and operation including accrual accounting,
adjusting entries, preparation of fully classified financial    Business Services (A/V)
statements, sources of finance, cash flow and their
                                                                BSB10115- Certificate I in Business and
relationship between theory and practice.
                                                                BSB20115- Certificate II in Business
Concepts and principles of measuring profit and cash
                                                                Certificates Awarded: Certificate I in Business
flow, including cash accounting, accrual accounting,
                                                                Administration and Certificate II in Business
adjusting entries, for example, prepaid and accrued
                                                                Administration
expenses, unearned revenue, depreciation, GST
clearing, classification of cash flow, including operating      Business Services is designed to provide students with
activities, investing activities, and financing activities      the opportunity to develop specific skills associated
and their significance.                                         with information management and processing. The
                                                                focus is for personal use and for employment in the
Nature and purpose of measuring profit and cash flow
                                                                business world
including profitability and liquidity and the impact of
change locally, nationally and globally.                        List of Units:
                                                                Year 11 students will choose ‘Implementing best
Issues, perspectives and viewpoints on measuring profit
                                                                procedures in Business’ for Semester 1. In Semester 2,
and cash flow, including sources of finance, comparison
                                                                the students will choose the unit, ‘Business
between cash and accrual accounting in a range of
                                                                Environment and Services’.
historical contexts.

Research and investigate factors that influence                 Navigating the Business Environment (1)
measuring profit and cash flows, for example the effect         Students learn to produce business standard word-
of adjusting entries, the effect of cash holdings/flows,        processed documents and presentations, provide
or the sources of finance.                                      customer service and the procedures and
                                                                responsibilities relating to workplace sustainability,
Unit 4: Accounting Controls & Analysis                          health and safety. They develop oral and written
Students may study two electives (1.0) or one (0.5)             communication skills for the workplace, practicing and
from the four offered: controls for cash and credit,            creating strategies for a wide variety of interactions in a
controls for inventory and non-current assets, financial        business environment. They develop self-management
statement analysis or breakeven analysis.                       skills and knowledge of processes that will assist them
                                                                in a successful transition to work.
Accounting Controls and Analysis covers the structures
and operation to maintain best practice.                        Business Services Pathways (2)
                                                                Students learn to engage with others in a business
Concepts and principles of Accounting Controls and
                                                                environment, contribute to workplace innovation,
Analysis.
                                                                manage conflict and develop effective workplace
Nature and purpose of measuring Accounting Controls             relationships. Students also learn how to use business
and Analysis, for example, profitability and liquidity and      technology and develop oral and written skills to
the impact of change locally, nationally and globally.          communicate information with others.

Issues, perspectives and viewpoints on Accounting               Implementing Best Practice in Business (3)
Controls and Analysis, for example, the impact of bad           Students learn a range of technological skills to design
and doubtful debts, differences in depreciation                 and produce documents and desktop published articles.
methods and decision making for various stakeholders.           They develop keyboarding skills to support the creation
                                                                of these.
Accounting is available as a Minor or a Major and some
units may be combined with some units from Economics            Business Environment and Services (4)

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Students learn to create simple databases for storage                 •   Marketing structures, operations and models
and retrieval of information. They also learn to identify             •   Concepts and principles of marketing
customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service                  •   Nature and purpose of identifying a target
and identify improvements in the provision of customer                    market to meet consumer needs
service. Students develop skills in the organisation of               •   Issues, perspectives and viewpoints of developing
workplace information and their own work schedules.                       marketing strategies responding to changing
They learn to monitor and obtain feedback on their                        consumer tastes
work performance.                                                   Planning for Current Context
                                                                    This unit examines
Business (T/A)
Business is the study of the essential planning                       •   Finance structures, operations and models
requirements ranging from a small business to the                     •   Concepts and principles of finance
broader roles of management, finance, human resource                  •   Nature and purpose of comparing debt and
management, marketing, e-business, ethical practices,                     equity finance, ratio analysis and appreciating the
                                                                          risk on businesses
sustainability and the impacts of implications of the
future business environment.                                          •   Issues, perspectives and viewpoints of ethical and
                                                                          legal aspects of finance
The study of Business enables learners to develop their               •   Issues, perspectives and viewpoints of ethical and
knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance the                        legal aspects of finance
well-being of all citizens locally, nationally and globally.          •   Concepts and principles of business planning
                                                                      •   Nature and purpose of business planning and the
The Business course provides continuity with many                         impact of this
pathways into tertiary and industry studies.
                                                                      •   Issues, perspectives and viewpoints of business
                                                                          planning
List of Units
                                                                      •   Creating individual business plan
Changing Business Environment
                                                                    Business Challenges
This unit examines
                                                                    This unit examines
  •    The nature of business structures, operations and
       models                                                         •   Human resource structures, operations and
                                                                          models currently implemented in business and
  •    Concepts and principles of the internal and                        the relationship between theory and practice
       external environment
                                                                      •   Human resource structures, operations and
  •    Nature and purpose of the changing dynamics of                     models currently implemented in business and
       business in Australia                                              the relationship between theory and practice
  •    The impact of globalisation on structures,                     •   Nature and purpose of employment trends and
       operations and models                                              the impact of this locally, nationally and globally.
  •    Concepts and principles of globalisation and their             •   Management structures, operation and models
       significance                                                       and the relationship between theory and practice
  •    Nature and purpose of globalisation and its                    •   Management structures, operation and models
       impact on consumers, business and governments                      and the relationship between theory and practice
  •    Issues, perspectives and viewpoints on the                     •   Nature and purpose of management processes
       ethical issues associated with globalisation                       and the impact of this locally, nationally and
Relationship Management                                                   globally.
This unit examines                                                    •   Issues, perspectives and viewpoints of change
                                                                          management
  •    Market research structures, operations and                   Year 11 Semester 1 students choose Changing Business
       models
                                                                    Environment, and in semester 2, Relationship
  •    Concepts and principles of market research                   Management.
  •    Nature and purpose of market research

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Economics (T/A)                                                are: Development Economics and Population
                                                               Economics.
The study of Economics enables learners to develop
their knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance           Year 11 Semester 1 students choose Unit 1: Economics
the well-being of all citizens locally, nationally and         and in semester 2, they will choose Unit 3: Economics.
globally. It is a study of the actions of individuals and
societies, particularly as they relate to choices about
satisfying needs and wants, and the utilisation of scarce
resources. It uses theories and models to attempt to
explain these behaviours.

This course provides continuity with many pathways
into tertiary and industry studies.

List of Units
Unit 1: Economics
In this unit, students will study economic concepts,
models and relationships. This unit examines the
choices which all individuals, firms, institutions, markets    Global Studies (T/A)
and governments attempt to address as they confront            Global Studies is the study of political, economic, social
the problem of satisfying their unlimited wants with           and cultural relationships of the world. The course
limited resources. Students develop the ability to apply       content encourages global perspective and provides
economic theory to current                                     students with the background to study other cultures in
real-world events. The particular electives studied            relation to their own, including concepts of identity and
within this unit are: Economic Principles and the Price        belonging. This interdisciplinary course explores global
Mechanism.                                                     issues, global communities, global challenges and
                                                               change.
Unit 2: Economics
In this unit, students will continue the study of              The Global Studies course teaches students to think
economic theories and concepts as applied to the free          critically about key global issues and to develop an
market. This unit exams macroeconomic and                      understanding of international politics, global economic
microeconomic theories as business and governments             forces, intercultural relationships, international
attempt to address economic issues of cost, benefits           cooperation, and global citizenship.
and intervention. The particular electives studied
within this unit are: Macroeconomic Theories &                 List of Units
Macroeconomic Issues                                           Big Ideas and You
                                                               This unit will give students an understanding of what
Unit 3: Economics
                                                               people know, think and believe. It will make students
In this unit students will further examine the role of
                                                               aware that there is more than one way to think about
economic decisions and policies on conflicting issues.
                                                               the world in which we live—how they can participate in
This unit examines government intervention in a free
                                                               and contribute to global communities.
market at a national and international level. The
particular electives studied within this unit are:             Australia: Our Democracy, Your Choice
Globalisation Economics and Trade Economics.                   This unit will enable students to acquire knowledge and
                                                               understanding of Australia’s democratic political
Unit 4: Economics
                                                               landscape, the history that contributed to its formation
In this unit students will study the implications and pace
                                                               and to become reflective, informed and active citizens.
of economic programs. This unit examines the impact
                                                               This unit is delivered in partnership with the Museum of
of globalization, population, trade and development of
                                                               Australian Democracy (MOAD)
nations. The particular electives studied within this unit

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