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Accounting and Legal Studies

Year 10 Students

 

This course allows students to gain experience in both subject areas on a term by term basis. This knowledge and experience will assist students intending on studying these subjects into the senior years of schooling.

  
 

As part of the Accounting content, students will develop:

 
  
  • An understanding of the importance of accounting for effective business decision making
  • An ability to record an interpret basic financial business information, process accounting data, produce reports and make decisions
  • An awareness of the role of technology in Accounting
  • An ability to apply accounting knowledge and skills to their business, social and personal lives both now and in the future.
  • As part of the Legal Studies content, students will develop:
  • An understanding of the concept of democracy and the particular feature of the Australian democratic political system
  • An awareness of how Australian and Asian countries’ systems of government differ
  • An awareness of the role Australia plays in the United Nations
  • An understanding of the role of the High Court of Australia and the international laws and treaties Australia is subject to.
 
  

Business and Tourism Studies

Year 10 Students
 
 

This course allows students to gain experience in both subject areas on a term by term basis. The business subject area of this course focuses on Economics, while the tourism subject area focuses on travel organisation and planning.

 

As part of the Business content, students will develop:

 
  • An understanding of how measuring economic performance determines the success and market strength of a country’s economic system
  • An awareness of what standard of living means and how it can be measured
  • An awareness of how Australia’s standard of living compares with other countries.
  • An understanding of the factors that influence our buying decisions, opportunity cost and the outcomes of making a major consumer and finance decision.
  • As part of the Tourism content, students will develop:
  • An understanding of factors impacting the choice of a travel destination, including research for planning a variety of holidays on a budget.
  • An awareness of current world destination travel advice using the DFAT website and Smart traveller.
  • An understanding of the methods of transport that is utilised when travelling in Australia and overseas.
  • An awareness of the essential, but not often considered, elements required for travel. (Visas,  travel insurance, passenger cards, etc)
  • An ability to prepare a detailed itinerary, taking into consideration problem solving for those situations where you find yourself in trouble abroad.
 

  

Accounting

 

Year 11 and 12 Students

 

Accounting plays a vital role in the business world.  Students will examine how Accounting provides information about various types of businesses to interested parties to enable decisions to be made regarding the operation of the enterprise.

 

The study of Accounting enables students to understand the processes involved in generating, recording, analysing, interpreting and reporting Accounting information as a basis for planning, control and effective decision-making for business enterprises.

 

This course is designed to provide a foundation for Accounting, but also promotes the development of numeracy skills, effective communication and logical reasoning, as well as preparing students for further education, training and employment.  The skills and attitudes gained in this course will prepare students for a variety of entry points to employment in both employee and employer roles, as well as preparing them for continuing studies at tertiary level.

 

Students are provided with opportunities to develop skills in managing financial resources that they can apply at both a personal level and in the business environment. Students will use information technology to enable them to apply accounting processes in business, their daily lives, and as a member of society.  Completion of this course should enable students to participate more effectively and responsibly in a changing social and business environment.

  

Business Management

 

Year 12 Students

 

This subject provides an opportunity for systematic and coherent study of the business organisation, its management and its effectiveness.  The topics covered include:

 
  • The Nature of Business
  • Organisation and Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • The Business Plan
  • International Business
  • Management Processes and Skills 
 
 
 

VET

Certificate II in Business

Year 12 Students

 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior administrative positions who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. Individuals in these roles generally work under direct supervision.

The units of competency covered in these certificate courses are:

 

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others (Core Unit)
  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
  • BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
  • BSBITU201  Produce simple word processed documents  
  • BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets
  • BSBITU203 Communicate Electronically 
  • BSBSUS201  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  • BSBINN201 Contribute to Workplace innovation 
  • BSBCUS201 Deliver a Service to Customers
  • BSBIND201 Work Effectively in a Business Environment
  • BSBINM202 Handle Mail

 

 

Certificate II in Tourism

Year 12 Students

 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of tourism operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism and travel industry sectors and for a diverse range of employers including travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business.

The units of competency covered in these certificate courses are:

 

  • SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry (Core Unit)
  • SITXCCS003 Interact with customers (Core Unit)
  • SITXCOM001 Show social and cultural sensitivity (Core Unit)
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices (Core Unit)
  • SITXCCS201 Provide visitor information
  • SIRXSLS002A Advise on Products and Services
  • SIRXSLS201 Sell Products and Services
  • BSBITU201A Produce Simple Word Processed Documents
  • SITXCOM101 Source and present information
  • SITTTSL202 Access and interpret product information
  • SITXCOM202 Provide a briefing or scripted commentary  

 

 

Dual Certificate (Certificate II in Business and Certificate II in Tourism)

 

Year 11 Students

 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of junior administrative positions who perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context. Individuals in these roles generally work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in many tourism and travel industry sectors and for a diverse range of employers including travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, attractions, cultural and heritage sites, and any small tourism business.

The units of competency covered in these certificate courses are:

 

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others (Core Unit)
  • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace 
  • BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents 
  • BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets 
  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 
  • BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 
  • BSBITU203 Communicate Electronically 
  • BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities 
  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology 
  • BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation 
  • BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment 
  • SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry (Core Unit)
  • SITXCCS003 Interact with customers (Core Unit)
  • SITXCOM001 Show social and cultural sensitivity  (Core Unit)
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices (Core Unit)
  • SITXCOM001 Source and present information
  • • SITXCOM003 Provide a briefing or scripted commentary 
  
 

Hospitality

 
 
 
 
 

Hospitality

Year 10 Students

This course of study is an introduction to the Hospitality Industry. It is designed to reflect the role of Hospitality employees who perform a range of activities requiring operational knowledge and practical skills in a hospitality environment. The course supports students who wish to pursue Hospitality Studies as an authority registered subject and/or who wish to enter into the VET sector through courses such as the Double Certificate in Hospitality. Participants study basic kitchen skills, food presentation, developing the skills to work with colleagues and customers. Students are also required to undertake research and analysis of contemporary Hospitality frameworks.

 

Hospitality Studies

Year 11 and 12 Students

Many careers await students who choose to work in the hospitality industry which comprises businesses that provide food and beverage, accommodation and entertainment services for guests or clients. Hospitality Studies gives students a foundation that, with further development of their skills and understandings of hospitality, could lead to professional hospitality careers in food and beverages, catering, accommodation, entertainment, resorts, tourist attractions, casinos and gaming establishments, festivals and events or tourism.  Alternatively, Hospitality Studies, an authority registered subject, enables students to pursue tertiary studies in hospitality, specializing in hotel, event and tourism or business management. Hospitality Studies develops critical awareness of the social, cultural, environmental, managerial and economic factors that affect the hospital industry, while promoting efficient, creative and entrepreneurial skills and a commitment to service.

 

Certificate 2 in Hospitality

(Food and Beverage) VET Certificate- registered in partnership with The Bremmer Institute of TAFE

In this certificate students will study food and beverage service in a real life restaurant. This will provide students with important experiences in the operation of a restaurant. All hospitality students participate in a variety of excursions including a visit to the Royal Pines Resort, Barista and RSA training.

Recommended Prior Study None, however an interest in food and beverage service, function management and working with people would be an advantage. Mathematical and communication skills are essential.

 

Hospitality Program of Excellence    

Double Certificate III/II in Hospitality- registered in partnership with The Bremmer Institute of TAFE

Enrolments are now open

A unique opportunity exists for young people interested in pursuing an exciting career in Hospitality. Year 11 and 12 students in this two year course complete a Certificate III in Hospitality and Certificate II in Hospitality on campus in the College’s commercial level kitchen and licenced restaurant under the supervision of a qualified Chef and Food and Beverage teacher. This double certificate course of study includes Maths, English and one elective subject. Calamvale Community College is the only state school offering this pathway opportunity.

Conditions of entry apply. For more information contact Mr Geoff Sippel, Senior School Principal on 3712 6333.


 

Maths and Science

 
 
 

Prevocational Maths

Year 11 & 12 Students
 
Prevocational Mathematics provides opportunities for students to improve their numeracy to assist them in pursuing a range of vocational and personal goals. To this end, the course is designed to cater for a broad range of skills, attitudes and needs of students. Units are developed around real life contexts and cover five topics – number, data, location and time, measurement and finance.
 

Maths A 

 
Year 11 & 12 Students
 
Mathematics A provides the opportunity for students to participate more fully in lifelong learning. It involves the study of financial mathematics, applied geometry, statistics and operations research.
 
 

Maths B 

 
Year 11 & 12 Students
 
Mathematics B is a study of and appreciation of the dynamic nature of mathematics and its use in solving and explaining life-related events. Topics include Functions (Periodic, Logarithmic and Exponential), Applied Geometry, Applied Statistics, Rates of Change and Integration.
 
 

Maths C 

 
Year 11 & 12 Students
 
The subject matter of Mathematics C includes the concepts and application of matrices, vectors, complex numbers, structures and patterns, and the practical power of calculus. In the optional topics, students may also gain knowledge and skills in topics such as conics, dynamics, statistics, numerical methods, exponential and logarithmic functions, number theory, and recent developments in mathematics.
 
 

Physics 

 
Year 11 & 12 Students
 
Physics involves students as rational and creative thinkers engaged in the acquisition of knowledge and the development of understanding of physical aspects of their world through processes of scientific investigation in contexts. It is also concerned with the discovery and application of fundamental laws of nature.
 
Topics of Study Include:
  • Motion
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Optics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Sound
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Modern Physics

 

Science 21 

 

Year 11 & 12 Students

 

Science 21 is an interdisciplinary course that will encourage students to develop a broad understanding of science. Students will adopt an inquiry-focused approach to learning, developing their ability to think and work scientifically. They will investigate issues concerned with information and communication, technology, health and wellbeing, catalysts for discovery and environment, with a focus on particle nature of matter, cellular life, earth and space and energy.

 

Biology

 

Year 11 & 12 Students
 
Biological Science is a study of living things and their interrelationships.
Topics are:
  • Cell Biology
  • Survival and Interrelationships
  • Ecology
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Responsiveness and Coordination
  • Evolution
  • Disease

  

Performance and Visual Art

 
 
 

The Performance & Visual Arts Faculty offers courses in Film, Television and New Media, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.  In addition, the faculty offers a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.

Drama

Year 10 Student

Studying Drama is a highly creative experience.  Students are introduced to the dramatic languages (elements of drama and skills of performance) through a selection of theatrical art forms (documentary drama, realism, physical theatre, contemporary puppetry and cinematic theatre).  As part of the course, students undertake assessment in scriptwriting, performance and critical analysis. Students attend live productions and have the opportunity to work with an artist in residence program which culminates in presenting a live performance to an audience. This is a foundation subject for the Senior Authority Drama subject.

 

Year 11 & 12 Students

Students engage with a range of classical and contemporary texts to develop an understanding of performance whilst also using the discipline of Drama to engage with analysis and meaning making. Young people develop skills in voice, acting, improvisation, movement, dramaturgy, directing and staging performance whilst exploring Physical Theatre, Absurdism, Postmodern/Political Drama and other forms of drama. Students participate in artist in residency projects; work in a studio context and within strong production value performances utilising the College’s performance venue (CPAC).

Students enrolled in this subject have gained entrance into a range of future training contexts including the Griffith University early entry program (Guest), an internship with Harvest Rain Musical Theatre as well as pursing further studies in drama education, creative writing, theatre, journalism, event management and communications at University of Queensland, QUT Creative Industries or Griffith University.

Certificate II in Live Production

Theatre and Events (offered Years 11 and 12)

This VET course provides students with an opportunity to explore the basic technical and organisational demands of running live production and events. The course focuses on areas such as technical stage management and event management. Units of study include lighting, sound, the design process, operating vision systems and bumping in/out a production. Students work in teams, apply project management strategies and adhere to work place health and safety procedures. Participants have the opportunity to visit live productions, partake in master classes with industry professionals, complete an industry placement (if requested), support College productions such as Whole of College Assemblies, Café Acoustica, Fashion Parade, Talent Night, the Moscars and IGNITE.

 

National Code

 

Unit of Competency Title

Core / Elective

BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

 

CUEIND01C

Source and apply entertainment industry and knowledge

E

CUELGT09B

Apply general knowledge of lighting to work activities

E

CUESOU 07B

Apply general knowledge of audio to work activities

E

CUEFOH07B

Process financial transactions

E

CUEAUD06B

Apply a general knowledge of vision systems to work activities

E

CUESTA05C

Apply a general knowledge of staging to work activities

E

CUECOR01C

Manage own work and learning

E

BSBDES201A

Following the design process

E

CUETGE15B

Handle physical elements safely during bump

in/bump out

E

CUECOR02C

Work with others

E

Music

Year 10 Students

Music is a practical based subject. It is designed to develop the skills of performance (playing guitars/ keyboards/ own instrument/ voice), skills of listening, and skills of composition.  The emphasis of the course is to learn through participation and gain experience through involvement. A new aspect of study is the use of computer technology – Finale software – to create music.  Through music students develop audiation which is the process by which the brain makes sense of what the ear hears; or the ability to think in sound. They apply their developing audiation through the study of three interrelated dimensions of listening, composing and performance.

Year 11 & 12 Students 

The course is the academic study of Music as an art form that has evolved over the course of history. The units of study will cover a variety of musical styles and genres. The study topics include film music, music of the theatre and musicals, piano music, vocal and instrumental music, jazz / rock/ pop music, and modern art music. Through music students develop audiation which is the process by which the brain makes sense of what the ear hears; or the ability to think in sound. They apply their developing audiation through the study of three interrelated dimensions of listening, composing and performance.  

  • In listening students learn about a wide range of musical styles and repertoire.

  • In composing students acquire, develop and apply music writing skills to create music.

  • In performing students develop and display their music performance skills that may include playing or singing or improvising or conducting.

 

Certificate II in Music

This VET course provides students with an opportunity to explore audio production, sound recording and sound editing, music composition and music performance.  Students have the opportunity to visit professional operating audio production studios and be tutored and guided by current industry professionals within a variety of audio fields.  Students attain valuable real world experience through the application of the skills developed throughout the course via a variety of different live production platforms. Students compose and record original music.

 

 

National code

Unit of competency title

Core / Elective/

Specialisation

BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

C

BSBWOR203A

Work effectively with others

C

CUFIND201A

Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

C

CUESOU07B

Apply a general knowledge of audio to work activities

S

CUSMLT202A

Apply knowledge of music culture to music making

S

CUSMPF201A

Play or sing simple music pieces

S

CUFSOU204A

Perform basic sound editing

E

CUSSOU201A

Assist with sound recording

E

 

Visual Arts

Year 10 Core Art

Students will be introduced to skills and knowledge in a selection of 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional art forms through making (practical) and appraising (theory). Some major practical projects will be completed. This course aims to provide:

  • Basic practical skills and knowledge in drawing, painting, ceramics and printmaking.

  • An introduction to Visual Literacy through appreciating, understanding, analysing and writing about art and becoming familiar with Art History.

  • Time to complete some major practical artworks

 

Year 10 Art Extension

This Course extends upon Year 10 Core Art and introduces students to the concept of developing a folio of work.  It aims for students to begin to develop their own aesthetic and become familiar with the more abstract and independent questioning processes required in years 11 and 12.  In their making (practical) work they will further develop and refine drawing and painting skills and digitally alter some of the work they have made as process work towards printmaking. They will also construct a sculpture. In their appraising (theory), they will develop their analytical skills and enhance their Visual Literacy vocabulary. 

Year 11 & 12 Students 

The Visual Art course provides not only for the student who has ambitions for an art and design related career, but also contributes to a cultural enrichment and a balance in the overall education of the student. The course aims to provide the students with exposure to artists and art forms in history and to develop knowledge, understanding, analysis and evaluation skills in their written responses. In developing their practical folios of work, students will be encouraged to explore a wide range of media and materials in order to solve conceptual problems and communicate individual interpretations.    The course of study is organised around three key areas and involves making and appraising tasks and applying the inquiry learning module:

  • Concepts: used as stimulus for making and appraising art

  • Focuses: individual responses and interpretations of the concepts

  • Media: knowledge, techniques, skills in the practises of drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, fibre arts, and photographic imaging.

 

Certificate II in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft

 

This VET course is designed for students considering further studies in Visual Art, Craft or Design or looking for a Visual Arts pathway. The program is delivered through class-based tasks that simulate a visual arts studio environment. Students may also work with local artists, when available, through an artist in residence program. Students study drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and glasswork through the following contexts; history of modern art, functional design, ancestral art and craft and contemporary graphics.

 

 

 

National Code

 

Unit of Competency Title

Core / Elective/

Pathway

BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS Processes

 

CUVACD101A

Use basic drawing techniques

C

CUVPRP201A

Make simple creative work

C

CUVRES201A

Source and use information relevant to own arts practice

C

CUVPRI201A

Develop printmaking skills

E

CUVPAI201A

Develop painting skills

E

CUVCER201A

Develop ceramic skills

E

CUVDRA201A

Develop drawing skills

E

CUVSCU201A

Develop sculptural skills

E

 

 

Film, Television and New Media

Year 10 Students

This foundation course introduces students to photography (DSLR/Photoshop and I-Phonography) as well as basic film languages and technologies. Participants create a photographic portfolio, screenplays, storyboards and short films using a range of software tools. Students develop visual literacy through an in-depth study of composition, film codes, conventions, movements and style. Students are introduced to video and photographic editing techniques using advanced editing programs. It is intended that students can transfer knowledge and skills to other media contexts.

Year 11 & 12 Students

The Film, Television and New Media course mixes theory and practice, to promote students’ capacity to create a range of media products including storyboards, scripts, short films, documentaries and film critiques.  Students study narrative structure, film languages, genre, Australian cinema/world cinema as well as cinematography, sound and editing to develop a deep understanding of five key conceptual areas:

Technologies: the study of changing technologies and their impact and influence on media products;

Representations: the study of the construction of media texts in particular points of view, bias, value systems and stereotypes perpetuated by the media and the impact of this upon society;

Audiences: the study of the role of audience perceptions and tastes in the formulation and reception of a media text;

Institutions: the study of the role of various film, television and new media institutions in the creation and distribution of media products;

Languages: the study of the codes and conventions of a film, television and new media text.