We offer a variety of educational pathways to help you reach your future goals. At CJ you can choose from a range of ATAR and General courses to help get you on your way to University, further training or into the workforce. You will also find a selection of Foundation courses to help strengthen your knowledge and skills. Staff at CJSC will personalise a learning program to support your future aspirations. Our expertise in pathway planning will ensure that you are on the right track to achieving your goals, by studying Year 11 and 12 courses, you can work towards various levels of educational achievement. Click to enrol for your personalised interview.
Designed for students who need support to achieve the minimum standards for literacy and/or numeracy before the end of Year 12. These courses provide a focus on functional literacy and numeracy skills, practical work‐related experience and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work.
Foundation courses don’t have exams. They have a compulsory externally set task in Year 12 which is worth 15 per cent of a student’s school-based assessment for the course.
We have a broad range of General courses on offer at the campus. These are available to all students and provide background knowledge in everything from Visual Art to Chemistry. General courses allow you to qualify for the WACE at the end of Year 12. They also complement the ATAR and VET courses you study.
ATAR courses are designed for students who want to study at university. Your ATAR ranking is the number that determines your entry into university. The ATAR is designed so that students from across Australia (except Queensland) can be directly compared when applying for university admission, within WA or nationally. ATAR is not a score out of 100, but rather a ranking of your position compared with all other students.
These courses can be delivered as part of the Year 11 and 12 curriculum or as extra-curricular activities. Endorsed programs are offered to give you the opportunity to use a range of learning strategies including classes and activities on and off campus, to contribute towards your learning goals. Endorsed programs can be used towards the requirements of the WACE.
A range of Vocational Education and Training certificates are on offer at Cyril Jackson SC. VET certificates are designed to provide you with an opportunity to achieve nationally recognised qualifications whilst still at school. These qualifications are equal to the qualifications delivered by TAFEs and other private training providers, and can offer you an alternative pathway to higher education or into the workforce.
Cyril Jackson SC offers a limited number of online courses via an external iLearn program. Courses are delivered by highly experienced teachers using either online delivery or comprehensive text based materials. This adds greater flexibility to the timetable, increasing student onsite choices and catering to students with work or study commitments at other schools or sites.
This is an Endorsed program developed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Workplace Learning allows students to develop transferable skills through work experience in the workplace. These skills may be developed through paid or unpaid work experience.
Why should you enrol in Workplace Learning?
- To improve your skills for employment
- To help you make better career choices
- To gain confidence working with other people
- To improve your opportunities for part-time work
- To gain extra points for TAFE entry
- To gain credit for part-time work
What is required?
To complete this program, a student must:
- Attend an interview
- Work at least 55 hours in a real workplace
- Complete a logbook (see below)
- Complete a skills journal (see below)
During the work placement the student is required to complete a logbook which comprises of an attendance record and task schedule and an evaluation of the student’s workplace performance. This logbook is validated by the workplace supervisor.
During and/or after the work placement the student is required to respond to ten questions for every 55 hours completed (Questions are based on the Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework).
Ideally, you should have two days free on your timetable to enable you to do your work placement. If you have a full timetable you will need to complete your work placement after school or in the holidays.
Please Note: Based on the average of a 6-hour day you would need to work two sets of school holidays without any sick days to comply
Workplace Learning is a course, we do not find you employment. We help you to gain the skills and experience you will need to find employment when you leave school. If you have a part-time job already, you may be able to use these hours towards the program, please check with the Workplace Learning Coordinator.
For any Workplace Learning enquiries please contact Anne Macdermott | 9413 34703 | Anne.Macdermott@education.wa.edu.au