COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education

COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education

Elizabeth College
Department of Education
COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education
COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education
Secretary’s Foreword                             4
Principal’s Welcome                              5
'Connected and On Track'                         6
Our Supportive College Environment               8
Personal Fitness                                11
Hobart City Partner Schools                     12
Our International College                       13
Student Exchanges and Study Tours               14
Preparing for Work                              15
College Musical and Ensembles                   16
Resources at College                            18
College Links with the University of Tasmania   19
Qualifications and Certificates                 20
College Timetable 2022                          21
College Map                                     22
My Course                                       23
COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education
                                    Hi 2022 students (and families),
                                    I know that the next couple of years of your study can at times seem
                                    a bit daunting. Great news though: you don’t need to know ‘what you
                                    want to do with the rest of your life’ to make your education work for
                                   you this year. All you have to do is commit to being curious, to showing
                                   up, trying new things and seeing where that takes you.
                   Have a look through the incredible learning programs on offer in this guide and design
                   your perfect program, in a way that works for you.
                   Remember that:
                   It’s your journey, and your life. Forget about template ‘success stories’, and make this
                   year about uncovering or honing your worthy blend of talents and interests. You
                   know what interests you and what doesn’t; you know the kind of learning that makes
                   you feel energised versus counting the minutes until lunch. Ultimately, there’s more
                   than one way to get to where you want to be.
                   This is your education to design, your year to create, so back yourself. Anything can
                   happen with an education.
                   So, keep your options open. You might not know what your niche is yet, that makes
                   total sense – you will figure it out as you go. If you do know what path you want to
                   take, that’s alright too! Take your passion and go for it, but don’t forget to be open to
                   the possibilities around you – you might be surprised.
                   AND LEARNING
                   You aren’t locked into the subject choices you make when you first enrol. If you find
                   that a course is not working for you, chat to your teachers, your family or your friends
                   at school about your options. There is more than one way to get to where you want
                   to be, and these days there are more options available to you than ever before.
                   Be kind to yourself. We can’t operate at peak courage or peak aspiration, 24/7/365.
                   Never forget to treat your wellbeing as your priority, make it something you talk with
                   your friends and family about, and that you seek advice on when you feel stuck.
                   Wishing you all the best for a great year. You are on your way to a bright future –
                   remember that anything can happen with an education.

                   Tim Bullard
                   Secretary of the Department of Education

COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education
This Guide gives you a snapshot of our offerings at Elizabeth College. As you
read through the pages, I hope you are inspired to participate in many of the
programs listed.
Our programs at Elizabeth College aim to provide engaging learning experiences
that will prepare you for future opportunities after Year 12. We also care about
your wellbeing and will support you to build resilience when meeting new challenges,
so you can flourish at college and beyond.
At Elizabeth College we provide you with a two-year program that will prepare you
for future pathways. During this period we will support you to achieve the Tasmanian
Certificate of Education (TCE), a certificate that shows future employers or education
providers that you have successfully achieved the standards required for Year 12 and
future employment.
Each week you will attend a Home Group session with a teacher who will monitor
your progress throughout the year. Your Home Group teacher will help you to keep
on track with your studies, encouraging you to participate in extracurricular activities
and to seek support for any personal issues. They will support you to maintain good
attendance and help you to plan for future pathways.
Your teachers are keen to assist you if you are unsure about any aspect of your
course. You can ask them for help in class, or you can arrange a time to meet them
during a tutorial slot or at a time that is convenient for both of you. I urge you to
ask for help when you do not understand something, so that you can move forward
with confidence.
A further opportunity for students is our extensive Enrichment Program. Each
year you can sign up for a number of Enrichment offerings including: sports,
camps, certificate training and social clubs. This program aims to expand and
enrich your experiences at College. You will learn new skills, visit new places and make
new friends.
We know that every lesson counts at college, and students who regularly attend their
classes are the students who achieve. That is why attendance and staying ‘Connected
and On Track’ is so important to us. Please take the time to visit our website and view
our video on the importance of being in every lesson:
au/elizabeth-college-attendance-video. I look forward to you joining us in 2022.

Dr Dianne Purnell

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HOME GROUP                                             class teachers will closely monitor your progress
                                                       and will get in touch with your parents/carers to
Academic progress and student wellbeing are            help you stay ‘Connected and On Track’. We
intrinsically linked. The College runs a formal        send an SMS message to your parents/carers if
program called Home Group, which meets                 you miss a class without a good explanation.
every week. Each Home Group teacher works              You and your parents/carers will also be sent SMS
with their Home Group students to keep them            messages and attendance letters if you continue
‘Connected and On Track’ with their learning.          to have unexplained absences. It is important
Students are provided with opportunities to            that you talk to your teachers and Home Group
develop knowledge so they can make informed            teacher about any absences that you may
decisions about course selection and post Year         have and how you can catch up when you
12 options. Additionally, there is a focus on          do miss classes.
student wellbeing in the areas of social, physical
and mental health, as well as everyday life skills
that are vital for learning. Sharing extracurricular   WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
experiences is also a key part of the Home             Whole school assemblies are student led and
Group program. Attendance is compulsory and            held at the end of each term. They allow the
each Home Group is comprised of either Year 11         Elizabeth College community to come together
or Year 12 students. Your Home Group teacher           to hear inspirational speakers, to celebrate the
takes a special interest in your progress and in       term and to recognise student achievements.
most cases, they are the first point of contact for    Year group assemblies are also held at various
your parents/carers.                                   times throughout the year.

Students who attend college regularly are more
likely to obtain their Tasmanian Certificate of
Education (TCE) and find employment or go
on to further study. We realise some absences
are unavoidable due to health issues or other
circumstances, but we also know that when you
miss too many lessons, regardless of the reason,
it can cause you to fall behind. Home Group and

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ENRICHMENT PROGRAM                                      our College. This is a great day to dress up, have
                                                        fun and meet new people.
The activities offered in our Enrichment Program
are a great way to make new friends and get to
know other teachers and students at Elizabeth           WELLBEING EXPO
College who share similar interests to you. They        Each year Elizabeth College holds a Wellbeing
can also be an opportunity to try something             Expo, which reflects our focus on resilience.
new with friends. Camps and adventures to               This event provides students with access to
spectacular locations; wellbeing activities (such       information about a range of agencies and
as mindfulness and yoga); fitness and sporting          organisations that provide support to young
activities (such as futsal and basketball); clubs and   people around Hobart. Students are able to
societies (such as Student Leadership Group);           interact with a variety of providers and develop
and connecting with the wider community                 their knowledge and understanding of the wide
through charities (such as community cooking            range of support that is available to them within
for Foodbank, or wildlife rescue) are just some of      the local community.
the enriching activities offered. You can also gain
nationally recognised employment qualifications in      CAREERS EXPO
First Aid, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Bronze
                                                        The Elizabeth College Careers Expo provides
Medallion, Open Water Scuba, or a Recreational
                                                        students with the opportunity to find out more
Boat Licence. Check it out!
                                                        about further education and career options after
                                                        college. Students can learn about post-college
TUTORIAL SESSIONS                                       pathways, including UTAS courses, TasTAFE
Tutorial sessions are offered at Elizabeth College.     offerings, and apprenticeships and traineeships
Our timetable has opportunities during the week         from a range of industries and providers.
where students are able to access individual and
group support with subject teachers.                    DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
                                                        Elizabeth College has its own Driver Education
HARMONY DAY                                             car and a learn-to-drive program to help students
Harmony Day is a highlight of the Elizabeth             to obtain their licences. You can obtain your L1
College calendar and is celebrated in Term 1.           licence through the College and then, with the
Through the sharing of food, music and a range of       support of mentors, undertake driving practice
games and activities, students and staff celebrate      using our car.
the diverse and inclusive nature that is unique to

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STUDENT SERVICES TEAM                                 a physical, psychological or medical condition,
                                                      or a specific learning disorder. Reasonable
The EC Student Services team is made up of            Adjustments may include extra time, use of
counsellors, youth workers, a psychologist, a         a laptop, a smaller room or permission to
chaplain, a social worker, an Aboriginal Education    bring food or medication into the exam room.
Worker, a security officer and school nurses.         Home Group teachers will discuss options for
Our qualified team is able to offer confidential      Reasonable Adjustments in Term 1. If you think
counselling for a range of personal issues, such      you might be eligible, please see one of our
as relationships, housing, allowances, finances,      Student Services counsellors to discuss evidence
health, and future pathways. Focusing on your         requirements. For further information, please
mental health and wellbeing is a key priority of      contact Sally Westland by email:
our college and the Student Services team can
help you with this, as well as organising referrals   Information can also be found at
to outside agencies. Our psychologist provides
educational assessments and recommendations           adjustments-for-exams/
for students who may have specific learning
difficulties such as dyslexia. Please contact
Student Services on 6235 6559 to make an              STUDENT SUPPORT
appointment, or one of your teachers can              Student support teachers and teacher assistants
complete an online referral form.                     work with students who require additional
                                                      learning support, including: the development and
REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS                                management of learning plans, communication
                                                      with teachers about strategies to best support
FOR EXAMS                                             the student, and providing assistance when
Level 3 and Level 4 students may be eligible for      required. For further information, please contact
Reasonable Adjustments for TASC exams if they         Damian Stolp by email:
have a diagnosed pre-existing condition, such as

COLLEGE GUIDE 2022 - Elizabeth College Department of Education
issues which may concern you. A Christian group,
                                                      facilitated by the chaplain, meets regularly. This
                                                      service is non-denominational.

                                                      ABORIGINAL EDUCATION
                                                      The Aboriginal Education Worker provides
                                                      information and support for students with
                                                      Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
                                                      They are on campus two days per week.
                                                      Students on a university pathway can also receive
                                                      support from the Aboriginal Higher Education
                                                      Officer at the Riawunna Centre (UTAS), who can
                                                      facilitate transition meetings and mentoring.
Our careers advisor provides advice on various        SUPPORT FOR COUNTRY
career-related matters such as university
and TasTAFE courses, apprenticeships and
                                                      Students from country and rural areas often face
traineeships, part-time or casual job applications
                                                      particular challenges, including longer travel times,
and resumes, and general career planning. They
                                                      limited transport options, accommodation, access
can help explain career pathways, course options,
                                                      to facilities, and possible feelings of isolation. If
ATAR and Tasmanian Certificate of Education
                                                      you are a country student, the Student Services
requirements. University, TasTAFE and industry
                                                      team can support your transition to college and
representatives visit the college throughout
                                                      will assist you with any issues or difficulties that
the year. You can visit Dave Newcombe in the
                                                      may arise. Lunchtime meetings and activities are
Library Careers Centre or email
                                                      planned to further help you connect and feel
                                                      comfortable at college.

SECURITY OFFICER                                      SUPPORT FOR LGBTIQA+
Our security officer provides a safe learning
environment for both students and staff at our        STUDENTS
college. They can be seen mixing with students        Our Student Services staff facilitate a LGBTIQA+
in a variety of activities, both in and out of the    diversity group. This group meets once a week
classroom, and are able to provide support            as part of the Enrichment program, and covers
and advice.                                           a range of educational topics, as well as offering
                                                      social experiences. Allies and friends are very
SCHOOL NURSE                                          welcome. For further information, please contact
                                                      Jesse Blackaby by email:
The school nurses work closely with teachers
and students to promote healthy lifestyle
                                                      or Sandy Verrier by email:
choices. They visit classes and offer individual
appointments for students to discuss any
health-related issues they may have.
                                                      THE COLLEGE CANTEEN
COLLEGE CHAPLAIN                                      Elizabeth College’s canteen offers a range of
                                                      cooked and fresh food, prepared and served
Our college chaplain works as a member of the
                                                      each day by our friendly and helpful canteen staff.
Student Services team and provides support and
guidance in relation to spiritual welfare and other

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BREAKFAST CLUB                                         degree at UTAS in the future. If you participate
                                                       in the full program offered by the School of
The Breakfast Club runs three mornings per week.       Business, you will have the opportunity to
It offers a free breakfast in the Student Common       attain the Elizabeth College School of Business
Room in H Block and provides an opportunity for        Certificate. For more information and to obtain
you to connect with other students and staff.          an application form, please contact Dannica
                                                       Burrows by email:
Do you wish to achieve at the highest level in
your pre-tertiary subjects? Do you have a strong       ELIZABETH COLLEGE
academic and co-curricular background, and
an interest in contributing to your community?
                                                       Elizabeth College offers a number of
If so, you may wish to apply for a place in the
                                                       scholarships, including one to a Year 10 student
Elizabeth College Advanced Academic Diploma
                                                       transitioning from each of our feeder high
(ECAAD) program. ECAAD provides a supportive
                                                       schools. A further scholarship is offered to
environment, a diverse range of extension
                                                       a Year 12 international student. Scholarship
activities, and study skills and wellbeing workshops
                                                       recipients are high achievers in their studies
to help you flourish, explore ideas, make friends
                                                       and make meaningful contributions to their
and achieve your best. Applications to join the
                                                       communities. The scholarship holders have
ECAAD program need to be completed at the
                                                       become high profile members of our college
end of Year 10, and again at the end of Year 11
                                                       community, inspirational role models for other
if you would like to continue with the program
                                                       students and ambassadors for their high schools.
in Year 12. For more information, please contact
                                                       You can find out more information from your
Will Walker by email:
                                                       high school or contact the college on 6235 6555.
                                                       STUDENT LEADERSHIP GROUP
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS                                     Students interested in developing leadership
The School of Business at Elizabeth College
                                                       skills and in representing the student body
is a unique partnership with the University            can join the Student Leadership Group.
of Tasmania, other tertiary providers, local           The group meets weekly and you can self-
businesses and industry bodies. It offers you the      nominate if you wish to join. Members of
opportunity to enhance your classroom studies          the Student Leadership Group contribute to
through connecting and interacting with the            and organise community activities, such as
real world of business. The program develops           charity events, student initiatives and activities,
your business knowledge and skills and you will        and student representative projects, such
have opportunities to participate in business          as grounds’ redevelopment. In 2021, the
tours, industry leader networking, creating your       Student Leadership Group focused on student
own start-up business, workshops and work              wellbeing. For more information, please
experience. The University of Tasmania offers          contact Kirsten Bacon:
a scholarship for the top EC School of Business or
graduate who will be undertaking a Business            Doug Pybus:

CHUGGY’S GYM                                             and training equipment. The suite of spin cycles
                                                         is used by staff and students in classes such as
Chuggy’s Gym is a strength and conditioning              Body and Soul, Physical Education, and Athlete
facility at Elizabeth College open to all students       Development, as well as a variety of Enrichment
and staff. The gym complex focuses on stretching         activities. It also has a space for recovery
and core, cardiovascular development and                 programs and activities such as yoga.
functional strength. Modelled on a commercial
gym, this college facility has an excellent range
of free weights, dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells,       ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT
medicine balls, benches and fit balls. Our selection     PROGRAM
of cardio equipment extends to industry-standard         Elizabeth College provides extensive
Life Fitness bikes, cross trainers, treadmills, SkiErg   opportunities to develop your chosen sport
and Concept 2 rowers.                                    through our Athlete Development Programs
                                                         (ADP). Sport specific Athlete Development
GYM                                                      Programs include futsal, basketball and AFL
The College gymnasium is one of the best of its          Women, in addition to our general programs.
type in Tasmania. It is used extensively during the      With access to expert coaching and state-of-
day by a range of subject areas and for popular          the-art facilities, ADP enables you to develop
lunchtime Enrichment activities.                         your sport specific skills, fitness and sporting
                                                         knowledge. For further information, please
                                                         contact Rebecca Thomas by email:
SPIN ROOM                                      
The Athlete Lab has been developed to improve
physical performance and has high quality testing

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                                                      Digital STEM Pathway (DSP)
                                                      New Town High School offers subjects
                                                      to students who wish to develop a strong
                                                      background in STEM, Engineering and
                                                      Agricultural Enterprise subjects, as a pathway
                                                      to further study in these fields beyond Year 12.
Hobart City Partner Schools is a collaborative
                                                      Students can do one or two subjects at NTHS
partnership between Elizabeth College, New
                                                      and the remaining two or three subjects at
Town High School and Ogilvie High School. The
                                                      Elizabeth College as a dual enrolment. For more
three schools are working together to develop
                                                      information, please contact NTHS on 6278 0400
and provide a combined educational delivery
                                                      or by email:
model for Years 9-12. Each campus retains its
unique identity, while offering specialised courses
of study for some students, allowing them to          BIG PICTURE AT
move across campuses. This partnership also           OGILVIE HIGH CAMPUS:
allows the three schools to share specialised
resources and facilities.                             ‘ONE STUDENT AT A TIME –
                                                      SMALL BY DESIGN’
NEW TOWN HIGH SCHOOL                                  Big Picture Learning is an innovative alternative to
Courses at the New Town High School                   mainstream education. Students are supported
(NTHS) campus are designed around project-            to explore their interests and passions, combining
based learning methods, meeting the individual        academic work with real-world internships, and to
needs and interests of students. Year 11 and          plan their own pathway to employment, further
12 courses are delivered in a purpose-built           study or enterprise opportunities.
building, rich in technology and set up as a          In Years 11 and 12, Big Picture involves a
MAKER Space. NTHS offers two pathways for             structured advisory program that incorporates
Year 11 and 12 students.                              several TASC subjects, while also meeting TCE
Integrated Skills Pathway (ISP)                       requirements. Students develop a Graduation
Students enrolled in this pathway will be             Portfolio that can then be used for entry into
full-time at the NTHS campus and have an              University, TAFE or employment.
Integrated Skills Pathway with engagement, social     Interested students from all schools in the
development, literacy and numeracy as their           Greater Hobart Region are encouraged to
priority. These outcomes will be achieved via the     apply. For more information and to receive an
Project Based Learning (PBL) model, whereby           application package, contact Ogilvie High School
students learn about a subject through the            on 6228 8800 or by email:
experience of solving an open-ended problem 
found in stimulus material.

Elizabeth College has a strong focus on              If you are an international student, you will have
international education. We have sister school       four staff supporting your studies at Elizabeth
relationships with schools in both China and         College, including a counsellor, and a mathematics
Japan. Our partnership with Hiroshima Inokuchi       and science tutor. We also organise cultural tours
Senior High School is one of the longest active      for international students. If you are part of the
sister school relationships in Tasmania. In recent   international student body at Elizabeth College,
years we have had over 50 international and          we encourage you to mix as much as possible
exchange students studying at the college from       with local Australian students, both in and out of
Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines,     the classroom, which will improve your English
Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia,          conversation skills. The International Student
Korea, Slovakia, Sweden and Vietnam.                 Common Room is a large room located in
                                                     H Block and is a place to relax and mix with
                                                     other international students and local friends.

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                                  Elizabeth College has offered international
                                  exchange programs to Japan and China for
                                  many years. These exchange programs provide

                                  students and families in Tasmania and overseas
                                  with unique opportunities to share cultures and
                                  play a role in community projects. Elizabeth

                                  College also offers a number of sporting and
                                  cultural opportunities throughout the year,
                                  such as visits to the mainland, the Mt Gambier

                                  ‘Generations in Jazz’ music tour, the Performing
                                  Arts tour, a ski trip to Mount Hotham and
                                  diving on the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to
                                  this, a number of sporting teams represent the
                                  college in national competitions. With the easing
                                  of travel restrictions, the College is hopeful
                                  of running a number of trips in 2022. Further
                                  information will be posted on our website in
                                  early 2022.

If you are intending to move into the workforce      Kitchen Operations, Automotive, Construction,
after Year 12, there are a range of vocational and   Sport and Recreation, Community Services
work preparation programs to help you achieve        (focus on children) and Retail Cosmetics. For
the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and           students interested in exploring different industry
vocational certificates. We offer career planning,   pathways, there is a generic program called Skills
work experience, resumé writing and interview        for Work and Vocational Pathways, as well as
techniques for entry to work.                        Work Readiness. For further information,
                                                     please contact Rebecca Thomas by email:

TRAINING PROGRAMS (VET)                              PATHWAYS
VET programs provide skills and knowledge
                                                     The Pathways program caters for students with
required for today’s workplaces through a
                                                     diverse needs and abilities and offers students
national training system. VET qualifications are
                                                     extra levels of support. Students entering Year 11
recognised nationally and are developed with
                                                     are eligible to apply and may be referred on a
industry consultation and for industry-specific
                                                     case-by-case basis. The course is designed to help
skills. In Years 11 and 12, VET subjects offer
                                                     improve career prospects, learning strategies and
both Certificate I and Certificate II programs,
                                                     develop social skills. All students will have the
providing a pathway to further qualifications,
                                                     opportunity to undertake hands-on projects and
up to Advanced Diploma level after Year 12.
                                                     complete certificates in First Aid, Responsible
VET qualifications also allow you to progress
                                                     Service of Alcohol and barista skills. Participants
to university. Most courses also provide the
                                                     can also elect to be involved in a variety of
opportunity to undertake work placements,
                                                     activities that promote wellbeing and creativity.
so you can get a real understanding of the
                                                     For further information, please contact
industry and an opportunity to develop links to
                                                     Tim Medwin by email:
employment. Elizabeth College’s offerings include:
Business Administration, Tourism, Hospitality,

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COLLEGE MUSICAL                                       MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Our College is widely recognised for producing        Elizabeth College has a strong and diversified
musicals of a high standard with a strong focus       music ensembles program. These include: vocal,
on ensemble. Past shows include: Jesus Christ         string, flute, brass, wind quintets, stage band,
Superstar, All Shook Up, Godspell, The Wiz, Our       funk, rock and jazz ensembles. Rehearsals run
House, Hair, Rent, Chicago and Dusty. You will        at convenient times and performances at various
develop skills in all areas of musical theatre such   concerts and events are held throughout the
as singing, dancing and acting. All students are      year. The ensembles are mentored by
welcome to be involved, and no experience             highly-respected instrumentalists and educators
is necessary. If you have a background in any         whose areas of expertise relate directly to the
of these areas, you will find this a challenging      music ensemble. In addition to this, Elizabeth
and rewarding course that will enhance and            College utilises its close affiliation with the
develop your performance skills. There is also        Conservatorium of Music to provide clear study
the opportunity to be part of the band. You will      pathways and develop opportunities for students.
have the choice of being accredited with either       You do not need to be enrolled in music
the TASC Musical Theatre course or UTAS Music         subjects to participate in music ensembles at
Project 1 or 2.                                       Elizabeth College.

UTAS WIND ENSEMBLE                                   The Stage Band Summer School is an exciting
                                                     opportunity to develop your skills as a musician.
This ensemble is a collaboration between
                                                     You will be mentored by an incredible group of
Elizabeth, Claremont, Hobart and Rosny
                                                     professional musicians and teachers, all leaders
Colleges, and the Conservatorium of Music.
                                                     in their field. During the week-long program,
You will attend weekly rehearsals at the
                                                     you will attend rehearsals, workshops and
Conservatorium of Music, working alongside
                                                     tutorials, building ensemble skills, improvisation
Conservatorium students and presenting a
                                                     and vocal technique, concluding with public
number of performances throughout the year.
                                                     performances. The Stage Band Summer School
The ensemble is conducted by a UTAS staff
                                                     runs every January.
member. Rehearsals and concerts are held within
UTAS semesters and are scheduled to avoid
clashes with college exams, musicals and holidays.
You will have the opportunity to be credited with
a UTAS course if you desire.

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COMPUTER RESOURCES                                  LIBRARY LEARNING HUB
Elizabeth College has an extensive, well-           The Library Learning Hub is a vibrant and
maintained computer network available for all       friendly study space at the centre of our
students of the college. High speed internet,       College. It is the main research and study
personal storage and email are all provided.        hub for students to work independently or
Students’ email and our virtual learning            collaboratively. Opening hours are 8:00am
environment, Canvas, can be accessed off            to 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
campus. Adobe Creative Cloud software is            and 8:15am to 3pm Tuesday and Thursday.
also provided for students enrolled in relevant
                                                    Students use the Library Learning Hub for:
subjects and can be installed on your own device.
Access is also provided to high-quality printers,   • Study, research and group work
scanners, digital projectors and a wide range       •	Accessing a wide variety of texts for study
of digital equipment. Information Technology is        and leisure reading
integrated into all learning areas via classrooms
and computer labs, offering a variety of up-to-     •	Help with academic integrity, copyright,
date software.                                         referencing, research skills and study support
                                                    •	Borrowing resources, such as books,
BRING YOUR OWN                                         magazines and audio-visual items
TECHNOLOGY                                          •	Accessing career, further study and general
Students who have their own laptops and tablets        campus information
are required to bring them for use in class and     •	Photocopying, scanning and printing
during private study. Our ICT Services staff will
assist you to access the College network through    •	Off-campus access to subscription databases,
Wi-Fi. Microsoft Office 365 is available and free      ClickView and recommended websites from
for all students. More information can be found        the Library intranet

Elizabeth College has close links with the
University of Tasmania (UTAS) across all
                                                 UTAS CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
our subject areas. Our students have the         Elizabeth College students are able to undertake
opportunity to participate in a range of         university subjects whilst studying for their TCE
programs and activities with the University      in areas such as Languages, Creative Arts, SOSE,
including:                                       Business Studies, Music and more. Eligible Year 11
                                                 and 12 students will gain university accreditation
•	Regular college visits by UTAS staff to       for courses either through extension programs
   advise students                               or by undertaking a UTAS unit of study. The
•	University Connections Program                latter can be counted towards their TCE and
                                                 ATAR and requires regular attendance at
•	UTAS High Achiever Program                    lectures and tutorials. More information can be
•	Elizabeth College School of Business         found at:
   in partnership with UTAS                      projects-and-initiatives/ucp
•	Course and scholarship information sessions
•	Step-Up Program using UTAS
                                                 UTAS HIGH
   library resources                             ACHIEVER PROGRAM
                                                 To be eligible for the UTAS High Achiever
•	UTAS Riawunna Centre
                                                 Program, you will need to demonstrate
•	UTAS Diploma and Associate                    high levels of academic performance. The
   Degree information                            expectation is that you would be in Year 12,
More information can be found at the UTAS        have completed three or more Level 3 subjects
website:                         in Year 11 with exemplary achievements,
                                                 and have the maturity to balance university
                                                 experience with college. More information can
                                                 be found at:

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OFFICE OF TASMANIAN                                  TERTIARY ENTRANCE
ASSESSMENT, STANDARDS                                SCORE (TE)
AND CERTIFICATION (TASC)                             TASC calculates a score for each pre-tertiary
                                                     subject. Your TE score is calculated by combining
TASC is the qualifications authority for
                                                     the scores of your best three pre-tertiary
Tasmania. It makes decisions about senior
                                                     subjects (from Years 12 or 13), together with
secondary courses, assessment, certificates,
                                                     the best score(s) of up to two other pre-tertiary
qualifications and the application of national and
                                                     subjects in that year or one other year. The TE
state standards.
                                                     score is then used to calculate an Australian
                                                     Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR).
OF EDUCATION (TCE)                                   AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY
The Tasmanian Certificate of Education is a
qualification that has five standards:
                                                     ADMISSION RANKING (ATAR)
                                                     The Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking is
•	Everyday adult reading, writing and               used by Australian universities to allocate places
   communication in English (literacy skills)        to students. TASC will advise eligible students of
• Everyday adult mathematics (numeracy skills)       their TE score and ATAR in late December.

•	Everyday adult use of computers and the
   internet (ICT skills)
                                                     UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
                                                     If you are interested in a university pathway, it is
•	At least 120 points, with at least 80 at          important to check the requirements of entry
   Level 2 or above by completing a full program     with the university you would like to attend. The
   as part of your senior secondary education        majority of courses require you to complete a
   and training                                      minimum of four TASC pre-tertiary subjects to
•	Requirements for planning future education        attain an ATAR and qualify for university admission.
   and training.                                     Most students on a university pathway will study at
For more information go to https://www.tasc.         least five pre-tertiary subjects over the two years        to gain the best possible ATAR. Of these, at least
certificate-of-education-tce/                        three must be achieved in Year 12 or 13. You also
                                                     need to achieve your TCE to obtain an ATAR. For
                                                     some university courses students may be required
                                                     to provide other evidence of attainment, such as a
                                                     portfolio or sit the UCAT exam.
                                                     There are many pathways to university. You
                                                     may complete a TasTAFE course or an associate
                                                     degree that leads to further study at university.

          MONDAY              TUESDAY        WEDNESDAY    THURSDAY                FRIDAY

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             Recess             Recess         Recess      Recess                 Recess

11.00                                        Home Group

11.30        Line 2             Line 5                      Line 4                 Line 1

12.00                                          Line 2


 1.00        Lunch              Lunch          Lunch        Lunch                  Lunch


 2.00                           Line 5         Line 1       Line 4
             Line 3                                                                Line 2
            Tutorial         Staff Meeting   Enrichment
                                                          Leadership         Teacher Assessment
 3.30                                                                           & Preparation
        Teacher Assessment                                 Meeting
           & Preparation

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A 	Administration, Canteen,                     Facilities Office                 Gender Neutral Toilets
    Humanities                               GYM Sports                            Female Toilets
    Bicycle Shelter                          H 	International Students            Male Toilets
B 	Foods, Maths, Science,                       Program,                          Gender Neutral
    Visual Arts                                  Student Common Room               Accessible Toilets
    Café TANG                                K   Playgroup                         Showers
    Canteen                                  L   Library and Careers Centre        Theatre
D   Children’s Services, Maths               N   Student Services                  Pedestrian Entry + Exit
    Chuggy's Weights Gym                         Main Office                       Vehicle Entry + Exit
E   Performing Arts                          T 	Automotive, Computing,            Motorcycle/Scooter Parking
F 	EAL, English, Health and                     Construction, Graphic
    Wellbeing, Languages,                        Design, Housing &
    Spin Room                                    Design, Journalism, Maths,
                                                 Metalwork, Pathways,
    First Aid
                                                 Photography, Retail
                                                 Cosmetics, Woodwork

FULL-TIME LOAD                                         	I am able to meet deadlines and realise that
                                                         TASC deadlines for some external assessments
A full-time senior secondary course requires a           and folios are not negotiable.
minimum of 600 hours.
A full-time load usually equates to four full-        YOUR PATHWAY
time TASC subjects (150 hours each), or a VET
                                                      Tick one of the following and where possible add
Certificate Program and two or three TASC
                                                      a description or focus area such as industry or
subjects. It is recommended that students wishing
                                                      university faculty.
to go to university consider studying at least two
TASC Level 3 subjects in Year 11 and three or            University, including possible faculty/faculties
four Level 3 or 4 subjects in Year 12. Students
not planning on going to university will enrol in
a vocationally focused program.                       Pre-requisite subjects:
 	I understand the importance of regular
   attendance, to ensure that I cover course
                                                       	Vocational Pathway
   information and topics in depth and do not miss
   any key learning.
 	I am prepared to do a considerable amount
                                                      Pre-requisite subjects:
   of homework, which may involve a number of
   hours of homework each week.
 	I am willing to work as part of a group.
 	I understand that many pre-tertiary
   subjects have substantial reading and writing
   requirements, and I am prepared to read a             Undecided
   range of texts for information.                    In the 2022 Student Guide (available on the
 	I understand that a reasonable level of accuracy   Elizabeth College website) list the subjects you
   (spelling, punctuation, grammar) is required in    want to know more about.
   most subjects.
 	I understand there are rules associated with       WHAT DO I DO IF
   Academic Integrity and referencing, which can      I HAVE QUESTIONS?
   vary for each subject area.
                                                      • Contact the Year 10 coordinator in your school
 	I realise that most pre-tertiary subjects have
                                                      • Contact the Elizabeth College office on
   an exam, which can be 2 or 3 hours long and
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   mostly handwritten, therefore my handwriting
   needs to be legible.                               • See the Elizabeth College website:
 	I am able to manage my time and workload
   to meet the demands of my college subjects,        • Contact us on Facebook:
   part-time work, sport and other interests, as
   well as allowing time for a healthy lifestyle,
   family and friends.

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