We offer a pathway to the WACE
In 2017 we are introducing Year 11 General Courses for students who would like to complete their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), through us in our Distance Education program. This gives them an option of progressing to tertiary education if they wish.
The WACE is the senior secondary school certificate for Western Australia. You can learn more about the WACE at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA). As one can see from the guidelines set by SCSA, students need to complete a Vocational Education Training Certificate level 2 (VET Cert II).
We do expect students to select their own VET Cert II course, which can be accessed through a TAFE or on line through a Registered Training Provider (RTO). We do suggest students select a course subsidised by the WA Government such as VETiS (Vocational Education Training in Schools) courses. Nevertheless, students are able to use any RTO in Australia. More information on this can be found in our FAQs section.
Our students can work towards their WACE while enjoying the flexibility of being a distance education student.
If you’re familiar with our distance education program in Years 7-10 - you will be very comfortable with working towards your WACE Year 11 General Courses with ACC Southlands in Albany.
You’ll choose your prefered online courses and work with teachers who will provide you with work that follows the syllabus set by SCSA, for Year 11 General Courses.
Courses being offered in 2017:
- Mathematics Essential (General)
- English (General)
- Accounting & Finance (General)
- Human Biology (General)
- Religion & Life (General)
- Children, Family & The Community (General)
- Carefully read through the SCSA Year 10 Information Booklet .
- Identify which WACE category you are going to work towards (Options E-I) as per page 10 of the SCSA Year 10 Information Booklet.
- Choose the courses that you would like to study. Remember that English is the mandatory subject.
- Identify which Vocational Education Training Certificate Level 2 - VET Cert II course that you will be enrolling in. VETiS - Vocational Education and Training in Schools: These specific courses are subsidised by the WA Government.
Mathematics Essential (General)
The Mathematics Essential General course focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. It provides students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in real contexts for a range of workplace, personal, further learning and community settings. This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.
The English General course focuses on consolidating and refining the skills and knowledge needed by students to become competent, confident and engaged users of English in everyday, community, social, further education, training and workplace contexts. The course is designed to provide students with the skills to succeed in a wide range of post-secondary pathways by developing their language, literacy and literary skills. Students comprehend, analyse, interpret, evaluate and create analytical, imaginative, interpretive and persuasive texts in a range of written, oral, multimodal and digital forms.
Accounting & Finance (General)
The Accounting and Finance General course focuses on financial literacy and aims to provide students with the knowledge, understandings and a range of skills that enables them to engage in sound financial decision making. Students develop an understanding that financial decisions have far reaching consequences. Through the preparation, examination and analysis of financial documents and procedures, students develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices upon which accounting and financial management are based. An understanding of these principles and practices enables students to analyse their own financial data and that of small businesses, and make informed decisions based on that analysis.
Human Biology (General)
The Human Biology General course gives students a chance to explore how the human body works. Students focus on bones, muscles, nerves and hormones, and how they maintain the body to act in a coordinated manner. The causes and spread of disease and how humans respond to invading pathogens are studied, as well as the role of males and females in the process of reproduction.
Students investigate the body systems through real or virtual dissections and practical examination of cells, organs and systems. They research contemporary treatments for dysfunctions of the body systems and are encouraged to use ICT to interpret and communicate their findings in a variety of ways. Second-hand data is used to investigate transmission of diseases from a historical perspective and recent global incidences.
Religion & Life (General)
The Religion and Life General course provides students with opportunities to learn about religion and to explore the relationship between religion, society and individuals. Using a range of inquiry skills students develop an understanding of ways in which people discover, understand and express their religious beliefs. They also use these skills to explore one or more religions in detail, to analyse the role religion plays in human affairs and to explore issues of concern to religion.
Children, Family & The Community (General)
The Children, Family and the Community General course focuses on factors that influence human development and the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Students explore the health of individuals and communities and the protective and preventative strategies that impact on growth and development. They engage in shared research, examine goal setting, self-management, decision making, communication and cooperation skills when creating products, services or systems that will assist individuals, families and communities to achieve their needs and wants. Contemporary Australian issues or trends relating to families and communities at the state and national level are examined in practical ways