Learning Programme

Years 11 and 12 Learning Programme

At Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College there are two types of courses offered to students. Students need to choose one of the following courses:

1.   Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
2.   Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

During the last two years at MSJ students usually study a minimum of 22 VCE units.
Of the 22 units at MSJ, students must select:

1. At least four sequential units from the group of English Studies:
English 1 & 2, English 3 & 4, English Language 1 & 2, English Language 3 & 4, Literature 1 & 2, Literature 3 & 4

2. Religion:
Religion and Society 1 & 2, Religion and Society 3 & 4, Text and Traditions 1 & 2, Text and Traditions 3 & 4, Religion in Art, Music or MInistry.

 

VCE Unit 1 and 2 Studies* 

English Mathematics Humanities Science Religious Education
English General Mathematics Global Politics Biology Religion and Society
English Language Specialsist Mathematics  Accounting Chemistry Texts and Traditions
English Literature Mathematical Methods Business Management Environmental Science Religion and Society (Art)
English as a second language or dialect Foundation Mathematics Business VET  Psychology  
 VCAL Literacy  VCAL Numeracy History – 20th Century Physics  
    Legal Studies    
LOTE Health and P.E. Technology Visual Arts Performing Arts
French Health and Human Development Food Technology Studio Arts Drama
Italian Physical Education Product Design Technology Media Studies Music Performance
Japanese Outdoor Education  Information Technology Visual Communication and Design Music Industry (VCE/VET)
  VCAL Personal Development Computing    

* Classes will run provided adequate student interest.

VCE Unit 3 and 4 Studies* 

English Mathematics Humanities Science Religious Education
English Further Mathematics Australian Global Politics Biology Religion and Society
English Language Mathematical Methods Accounting Chemistry Texts and Traditions
English Literature Specialist Mathematics Business Management Physics  
    History – Revolutions Psychology  
    Legal Studies    
         
LOTE Health and P.E. Technology Visual Arts Performing Arts
French Health and Human Development Food Technology Studio Arts Drama
Italian Physical Education Product Design Technology Media Studies Music Performance
Japanese   Information Technology Visual Communication and Design Music Industry (VET)

* Classes will run provided adequate student interest.

 The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)


The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning at Mount St. Joseph Girls’ College is offered and accredited to the senior level. The timetable is structured to enable VCAL students to satisfy the Industry Specific strand through their VET training and related employment off campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students undertake VET training through a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation for School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships.

The VCAL’s flexibility enables students to undertake a study program that suits their interests and learning needs. The four compulsory VCAL strands include:

1. Literacy and Numeracy Skills
2. Industry Specific Skills
3. Work Related Skills
4. Personal Development Skills.

VET Studies Available

VET studies may be undertaken within a regular VCE programme, as part of a VCAL programme or as part of a School Based Apprenticeship.

Year 11 and 12 students have access to VET studies including:

  • Certificate III in Aged Care
  • Certificate II in Automotive Technology
  • Certificate II in Business – Office Admin
  • Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate II in Beauty
  • Certificate III in Hair & Beauty
  • Certificate II in Building Construction
  • Certificate I in Engineering Technology
  • Certificate II in Furnishing
  • Certificate II Equine Studies
  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Certificate II in Info Tech-Software (with modules in Cert III)
  • Certificate II in Multi-Media (with modules in Cert III)
  • Certificate II in Music (with modules in Cert III)
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate II in Hospitality

 

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