2018 Course Options

Agriculture
Automotive Technology
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chinese Beginning
Chinese Continuing
Chinese Advanced
Dance
Design Technology & Graphics
Drama
Electronics and Mechatronics
Engineering Studies
English
English / Literature
English - Essential
English as a Second Language (ESL)
English as a Second Language - Bridging (ESL)
Exercise Science
Food For Life
Furniture Construction
Global Studies
History - Ancient
History - Pre-Modern
History - Modern
Hospitality Industry Fundamentals - Service/Kitchen
Hospitality - Cafe Culture & Cafe Operations
Hospitality - Retail Bakery & Patisserie
Information Technology - Applications
Information Technology - Game Design
Information Technology - Programming
Integrated Science
Legal Studies
Literature
Mathematics - Essential
Mathematical Applications
Mathematical Methods
Mathematics - Specialist
Media
Metal Engineering
Music
Outdoor Education
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Sport, Recreation and Leadership
Textiles and Fashion
Tourism and Event Management
Visual Arts
Visual Arts - Graphic Communication and Animation

Agriculture A/M

Agricultural Studies is a broad field that covers the production, management and research of agricultural goods. It crosses disciplines of science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Environmental and Earth Science) and makes provision for students who have an interest in science but may not wish to specialise. It is relevant to every consumer.

Hawker College students will learn employable skills through this practical course, learning about native species and the local environment, landscaping, irrigation and land management in our own garden. They will manage seasonal crops that will be used in our school cafe, and engage in authentic modern farming practices through Aquaponics and Agri -robotics.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Agricultural Economics & Local area

Unit 2: Soil Properties and Plant Production

Unit 3: Animal Production

Unit 4: Negotiated Study

Automotive Technology A/M/V

This course provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal skills suitable for employment and further training in the Automotive Industry.  It meets the needs of students who have a general interest in industrial technology trades as well as those intending to choose a career pathway into traditional trades and related service industries.

Hawker college students will get their hands dirty as they learn about the various operating systems in a car. It is a comprehensive course with a practical skills focus in an industry standard workshop. Students do not need prior automotive experience or understanding. The course covers the skills and knowledge required for the certificate in pre vocational automotive.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Automotive Fundamentals

Unit 2: Automotive Electrical Systems

Unit 3: Automotive Engine Systems

Unit 4: Automotive Vehicle Systems

Biology A/T

Biology is the study of the fascinating diversity of life as it has evolved and as it interacts and functions. Investigation of biological systems and their interactions, from cellular processes to ecosystem dynamics, has led to biological knowledge and understanding that enable us to explore and explain everyday observations, find solutions to biological issues, and understand the processes of biological continuity and change over time.

Hawker College students will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students acquire an understanding of the scientific method, gain an understanding of modern techniques through hands-on activities, acquire experience in properly conducting controlled experiments, and develop skills in the reading of scientific literature.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 2: Cells and Organisms

Unit 3: Heredity and Continuity of Life

Unit 4: The Internal Environment

Unit 1:.Biodiversity and Connectedness

Business A/T/M

This course allows students to learn the essential planning requirements ranging from a small business to the broader roles of finance, human resource management, marketing, operations, sustainability and the impacts for the future business environment. Students develop the skills to create innovative solutions to business problems and will learn to communicate in a variety of contexts.

The study of Business opens up a world of possibilities for potential business managers and those interested in becoming highly productive employees in the workplace. Opportunities include excursions to network with real business leaders in the ACT community, in order to gain insights into business practices. Students discover the key concepts of key business areas such as marketing, finance and operations. Importantly, students learn entrepreneurial, leadership and team skills.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Changing Business Environment

Unit 2: Relationship Management

Unit 3: Business Challenges

Unit 4: Planning for Current Context

Business Administration A/V/M (2018)

This course prepares students for clerical/administrative employment at an operational level and provides pathways to further qualifications in supervision, specialist occupations and management in a range of industries. Students will be able to carry out a range of entry-level tasks in a position, such as administrative assistant and be eligible for appropriate credit towards courses offered by other training providers.

Business services include management and administration; human resource management; marketing and advertising; record-keeping, processing accounts and financial documents; and customer service. Business administration forms part of the business service industry sector, and is growing at the rate of 5% per year.  The business services workforce is the second largest cross-industry occupational group in Australia and is traditionally open to school leavers.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: The Work Environment / Working in Business

Unit 2: Business Operations / Business Finances

Unit 3: Using Business Documents / Create Business Documents

Unit 4: Business Practices / Customer Service in Business

Chemistry T

Chemistry is the study of materials and substances, and the transformations they undergo through interactions and the transfer of energy. Chemists can use an understanding of chemical structures and processes to adapt, control and manipulate systems to meet particular economic, environmental and social needs.

Hawker College students will develop analytical and problem solving skills through examining and interpreting results and making evaluations based on limited information. Students learn to appreciate the world on the macro-scale, such as synthesis of medicine, plastics or biomolecules, while learning the underlying principles occurring on the molecular level.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Chemical Fundamentals

Unit 2: Molecules

Unit 3: Equilibrium and Redox Reactions

Unit 4: Structure, Synthesis and design

Chinese Beginning A/T

This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of the language. Learning a language is fun and challenging, and offers a broad learning experience. It also develops an understanding of English and how to communicate effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds. With globalisation, it is becoming more important to communicate in other languages.

Chinese is the language of communication of approximately one quarter of the world’s population. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations. China has a significant profile in economic, political and cultural developments, both globally and, in particular, in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: The World Around Us

Unit 2: Society and Community

Unit 3: Lifestyle and Tradition

Unit 4: The Individual’s Experience

Chinese Continuing A/T

The continuing course is for students who have studied the language in years 9 and 10 as well as in junior secondary or primary school. It is also for native speakers who have not completed primary school education in a Chinese-speaking region. Students at Hawker College will acquire fundamental knowledge of the Chinese Language comprising speaking, grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills.

Skills developed in language learning include higher order thinking skills, independent and collaborative learning, problem solving and strategies for decoding unfamiliar language.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1:  The World Around Us

Unit 2: Society and Community

Unit 3: Lifestyle and Tradition

Unit 4: The Individual’s Experience

Chinese Advanced T

Students entering an advanced language course should have reached an advanced level of spoken and written language.  This course is a bi-lingual course and students are required to work in Mandarin and English. Chinese can be studied at the advanced level by application.

Learning a language strengthens intellectual and analytical capability and enhances creative and critical thinking. Students at this level develop a deeper understanding of linguistic and stylistic features of Chinese language, culture, and communication. Hawker College students will require discipline and systematic study habits characterised by effective planning and organisation.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: The World Around Us

Unit 2: Society and Community

Unit 3: Lifestyle and Tradition

Unit 4: The Individual’s Experience

Dance A/T

This course develops and improves students in a range of dance styles both traditional and popular. The classes are appropriate for students with a classical ballet background, jazz, contemporary and other styles. Students with previous dance experience are challenged by this course and beginning students are supported in their development of dance skills.

Dance students participate in training workshops, learn to develop choreographic skills and develop dances to performance standard. Each year the dancers participate in Dance Festival and other arts events at the school, along with excursions to popular shows and dance productions.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1:  Dance Foundations; Dance in our Time

Unit 2:  Dance Production; Dance and Entertainment

Unit 3:  Contemporary Dance; Classical Dance

Unit 4: World Dance; Dance in Australia

Design Technology & Graphics A/T/M

The study of Design Technology and Graphics explores the purposeful use of technologies and creative processes to produce design solutions. Students acquire knowledge and develop skills using technologies and other processes appropriately, to design and create graphic solutions, products, systems and built environments with a mind to a ‘preferred future’.

Students develop skills from basic design and project management, utilising industry standard software, through to the development of complex 3D modelling with the aim of producing prototypes of their designs utilising the college’s 3D printing and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) capability. Design Technology and Graphics prepares students for tertiary studies which can lead to a variety of careers including engineering, architecture and industrial design. Students can also compete in the University of Wollongong’s STEM competitions.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Industrial Design Foundation

Unit 2: CAD Industrial Design

Unit 3: Architecture Foundation

Unit 4:.Architecture Applications

Drama A/T

Drama offers students an opportunity to develop competence and confidence in performance. Students participate in productions as part of their studies and learn teamwork and responsibility. Skills are taught to a high standard and students receive training in voice, movement, characterisation and a variety of theatrical styles.

Students may use Drama to achieve entrance to tertiary studies, learn technical production skills to enter industry, or improve all pathways through enhanced communication skills developed in this course. Other students learn technical production skills and train to enter the industry. All pathways are improved by the enhanced communication skills students develop in this course.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Theatre for Young People, Comedy, Voice and Movement

Unit 2:  Actor and Director, Theatre Production and Performance, Performing Shakespeare

Unit 3: Dramatic Explorations, Experimental Theatre, Voice and Movement

Unit 4:.Devising and Ensemble Production, Community Theatre, Modern and Classical Tragedy

Electronics and Mechatronics A/T/M

This is a two year specialisation in the Electronics and Mechatronics Engineering Discipline. Students will learn about fundamental principles of electrical and electronic circuits and how they can be controlled via microcontrollers. This course explores the use of such engineering disciplines in such areas such as Control, Gaming, Launch, and more traditional implementations of mechatronics such as robotics.

Electronics/Mechatronics students will learn how to design, evaluate, build, and control systems. From low level electronics to micro controllers, students will engage in and solve meaningful and interesting problems with gaming interfaces, Launchpad systems, and large scale physical games.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Safety, Circuits, and Solenoids

Unit 2: Semiconductors and Systems

Unit 3: Digital and Analog Interactions

Unit 4:.AC and Advanced Applications

Engineering Studies T

Through practical, hands-on experiences, students will research, analyse and design their own solutions for real-world problems. Engineering Studies equips students with the skills and knowledges to become innovators.

Students will develop and refine the skills that will support them to create technical solutions to complicated, real world, and meaningful problems. Students participate in a range of engineering challenges that require them to conceive, design, and then build their solutions using a range of industry standards. Projects include Gaming Interfaces for Disabled Gamers and Land/Air based drones and systems.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Engineering Design and Drawing

Unit 2: Aerospace Engineering

Unit 3: Mechatronic Engineering

Unit 4: Major Engineering Project

English T

English T is for students who wish to continue their studies at university level. To study at this level, students should have successfully completed Level 1 or 2 English at high school.  Assessment tasks ask students to respond, create and investigate, commonly but not exclusively in the form of essays, creative responses and oral presentations.

The study of English develops students’ ability to become effective users of language and producers of texts. English T focuses on developing evaluative, analytical, and creative thinking skills through a study of a diverse range of texts.)

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Communication of Meaning

Unit 2: Representations Through Texts

Unit 3: Comparative Texts

Unit 4: Perspectives

English / Literature T

The English/Literature course allows students to combine units from the English T and Literature T courses to achieve an English/Literature minor, major, major minor or double major. English and Literature units are cognitively similar. The key difference is in range and type of texts studied: Literature units focus predominantly on literary texts; English units cover a wider range of text types.

Students may move between English and Literature or study both courses concurrently. English/Literature T gives students a broad experience of English and suits students who intend to continue their studies at university level.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Ways of Reading and Creating

Unit 2: Intertextuality

Unit 3: Power of Literature

Unit 4: Literary Interpretations

English - Essential A/M

The Essential English course is for students who wish to undertake a practical English course. It is designed to develop students’ language, literature and literacy skills, which enable them to interact confidently and effectively with others in everyday, community and applied learning contexts including further education, training and the workplace.

Accredited (A) English is for students who may not wish to continue their studies at university level. Assessment tasks ask students to respond, create and investigate, commonly but not exclusively in the form of essays, creative responses and oral presentations. This course aims to provide students with skills that will empower them to succeed in a wide range of post-secondary pathways.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Comprehending and Responding

Unit 2: Making Connections

Unit 3: Understanding Perspectives

Unit 4: Local and Global

English as a Second Language (ESL) A/T

The ESL course is designed for students whose understanding and effective use of Standard Australian English is still developing. ESL is of equal value and rigour to all other English courses, with a particular emphasis on developing academic English skills.  An explicit teaching of structure, language and social/cultural aspects of Standard Australian English benefits ESL students in their studies across all curriculum areas and for future study and work. It also assists students to engage effectively with the college and wider Australian community.

ESL students explore how learning in and through English language and literature influences social and cultural identities and ways of thinking. They develop skills to use different registers of spoken and written English so they can communicate effectively in a range of situations and for different purposes.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Language and Culture

Unit 2: Perspectives in Texts

Unit 3: Communication

Unit 4: Issues and Attitudes

English as a Second Language - Bridging (ESL) A

The Bridging ESL course assists students who are new to Australia to build their knowledge, understanding and skills in using Standard Australian English.  With a focus on language and literacy, Bridging ESL provides a foundation for work, training or further study.

The course is designed for students who are in the early stages of English language acquisition and need assistance to develop their skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing English. It has a particular focus on communication skills. Hawker College ESL students may study Bridging ESL A in addition to ESL T/A to maximise their English language development.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Communication Foundations

Unit 2: Consolidate Communication

Unit 3: Responding to Texts

Unit 4: Connecting Through Texts

Exercise Science A/T

Exercise Science examines the biological, physiological, biomechanical and psychological, interrelationship and influences on performance and participation in physical activity. This discipline will expose students to knowledge and skills, including those who wish to pursue further study at a tertiary level as well as training settings and pathways. Students develop insights into the science underpinning sports performance and movement.

This course will be useful for students considering courses in physiotherapy, nursing and associated medical/health areas or teaching. It is also useful if students are intending to do Fitness and Recreation at CIT, or even if just interested in coaching, sport; or would like to understand more about personal performance and how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2: Sports Performance and Nutrition

Unit 3: Exercise Physiology and Sports Medicine

Unit 4: Biomechanics and Sports Psychology

Food For Life A/M

This practically focused course has been developed for students with an interest in food, health and well-being. Its main focus is on the development of knowledge and practical skills, which will assist young people in establishing a healthy relationship with food throughout their life.

Units included in this course provide a balance between theoretical understandings and practical capabilities. The course recognises the importance of a practical approach to solving everyday life problems and provides students with the opportunity to develop management skills involved in the selection and manipulation of resources.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Food First

Unit 2: Nutrition for Life

Unit 3: Food and Culture in Australia

Unit 4: Independent Living

Furniture Construction A/V/M

This course promotes skills and knowledge for further training in the Furniture or Construction industry trades, including, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Formwork, Antique Restoration, Picture Framing, Wood Machining, Glass and Glazing and Musical Instrument construction. This course is structured to lead to the VET qualification Certificate I in Furnishing.

The course allows students to develop industry knowledge, skills and understanding while engaged in hands-on creative projects using current industrial manufacturing processes and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) technology. Through working in a simulated workplace environment students are prepared for entry level employment into an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Sample Unit pattern:

Unit 1: Furniture & Timber: Fundamentals

Unit 2: Furniture & Timber: Industrial Skills

Unit 3: Furniture & Timber: Project

Unit 4: Furniture & Timber: Timber Joints

Global Studies A/T (new in 2018)

Global Studies is the study of political, economic, social and cultural relationships of the world. The course content encourages global perspective and provides students with the background to study other cultures in relation to their own, including concepts of identity and belonging. This interdisciplinary course explores global issues, global communities, global challenges and change.

The Global Studies course teaches students to think critically about key global issues and to develop an understanding of international politics, global economic forces, intercultural relationships, international cooperation, and global citizenship. This course complements the proliferation of interdisciplinary courses in prominent universities in Australia and around the world.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Big Ideas & You

Unit 2: Australia: Our Democracy, Your Choice

Unit 3: International Relations

Unit 4: Global Challenges

History - Ancient A/T/M

The Ancient History curriculum enables students to study life in early civilisations based on the analysis and interpretation of physical and written remains. The ancient period, as defined in this curriculum, extends from the development of early human communities to the end of late antiquity AD 650, with a particular focus on the ancient societies of Europe, the Near East and Asia.

Hawker College students reconstruct the past using evidence from a range of literary, documentary, architectural and archaeological sources, and develop skills associated with the analysis and evaluation of historical sources. Students enjoy opportunities to join excursions to the National Library, the ANU Classics Museum and Sydney University’s Nicholson Museum. Students may specialise in a particular course or may ‘mix and match’ units to suit their interests. No previous study of History is required.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Investigating the Ancient Worlds

Unit 2: Ancient Societies

Unit 3: People Power & Authority

Unit 4: Reconstruct the Ancient World

History - Pre-Modern A/T/M

The Pre-Modern History curriculum enables students to study life in the pre-modern period based on the analysis and interpretation of physical and written remains. The pre-modern period, as defined in this curriculum, is global in scope and covers the period c. 400-1750 CE.

Hawker College students can choose from many diverse cultures from the end of ancient times to the beginnings of the modern world - including ‘medieval’ history on a global scale.  This course allows for fascinating comparisons of societies undergoing historical change, such as transformations caused by Vikings, golden ages of Elizabethan England and Renaissance Florence, conflict in Japan and Peru, and power in France and Prussia.  All students are welcome, including those who have not previously specialised in History.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Transformation

Unit 2: Golden Ages

Unit 3: Conflict

Unit 4: Power

History -  Modern A/T/M

The Modern History curriculum enables students to study the forces that have shaped today’s world and provides them with a broader and deeper comprehension of the world in which they live. While the focus is on the 20th century, the curriculum refers back to formative changes from the late 18th century onwards and encourages students to make connections with the changing world of the 21st century.

Hawker College students can deepen their knowledge about world-changing events in modern times, with a huge range of topics to choose from.  For example, they can start with revolutions in France and America, move on to explore the women’s movement in Britain and Australia, focusing next on modern Japan or Germany, before looking at conflict in the Middle East and the Cold War.  All students are welcome, including those who have not previously specialised in History.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Understanding the Modern World

Unit 2: Change in the 20th Century

Unit 3: Modern Nations in the 20th Century

Unit 4: The Modern World since 1945

Hospitality Industry Fundamentals C Service/Kitchen

Hawker College students will progress towards competency based qualifications aimed at high end and intermediate technical food preparation skills for restaurants and catering as well as routine skills for the fast food sector. The hospitality industry contributes significantly to the Australian economy and employs a large number of people incorporating a wide variety of related skills sets. The industry offers full and part-time employment opportunities that encompass flexible working hours making it particularly attractive to young people as a second job.

All are examples of possible employment destinations for young people with hospitality qualifications which has been identified as a national skills shortage area.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Hygienic Practices

Unit 2: Safe Work Practices

Unit 3: Food Preparation Equipment

Unit 4: Customer Information and Assistance

Hospitality  C Cafe Culture & Cafe Operations

Students can progress toward Hospitality Industry qualifications that will give them employable skills such as coffee making and cafe food service. This course provides students with opportunities that promote an appreciation and understanding of industry workplace culture and practices.

Hawker College students will learn hospitality industry attributes such as self-reliance, personal responsibility for the safety, health, and well-being of others, contribution to teamwork, effective time management and targeted technical skills.  This course supports the development of these attributes in students and contributes to both life and employability skills for the domestic and international employment market.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Interact with Customers

Unit 2: Coffee

Unit 3: Financial Transactions

Unit 4: Hospitality Skills

Hospitality V/C Retail Bakery & Patisserie (2018)

Skills and qualifications in Retail Baking and Patisserie have been identified on the ACT Skills Needs List as required to fill employment gaps in these areas. Students undertaking these courses will build on and supplement existing Certificate 1 & 2 in Hospitality.

Hawker College students wishing to build on skills acquired through Certificates 1& 2 in Hospitality may wish to expand their knowledge and attain specialised qualifications in these sought after areas. Students will have access to Hawker’s specialised equipment and teaching staff. Students interested in this course stream will need to demonstrate suitability through an interview with teaching staff.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Certificate II Retail Baking Assistance

Unit 2: Certificate III Retail Baking (combined)

Unit 3: Certificate III Retail Baking

Unit 4: Certificate III Patisserie

Information Technology A/T/M Applications Stream

Students learn industry standard practices in digital media graphics &, animation, website design & construction on industry standard tools to solve problems that are both meaningful and interesting for the student. Learning starts with a technical problem that students will solve and then engage in the design and development of practical solutions to centre their learning and help provide direction and focus.

By studying the impacts of Interaction and Experience Design on a range of technical design disciplines Information Technology Applications provides the core skills that students will need to participate and create solutions for a rapidly changing technological world. Information Technology Application uses a problem solving methodology of learning that helps build strong critical analysis, design, evaluation, and development skills.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Digital Media Foundations

Unit 2:  Digital Media Graphics and Animation

Unit 3: Website Design

Unit 4: Dynamic Website Construction

Information Technology A/T/M Game Design Stream

Students will develop skills to conceive, design, build, and release interactive systems for games and simulations. Game Design students will learn how to produce complex systems, manage timeframes, manipulate control sequences and programming environments, the creation of graphical representations, the use of multimedia effects such as sound, and project completion aspects such as marketing, selling, and legal considerations.

Students will learn the complete development lifecycle on how to create digital and interactive worlds. Students will be engaged with conceiving, designing, and developing, both classical games but also participate in modern simulations systems found in architecture, engineering, flight, and military systems.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Computer Game Programming and Design

Unit 2: 3D modelling, animation, and texturing

Unit 3: Portable Games Programming

Unit 4:.Project Development

Information Technology A/T/M Programming Stream

Programming provides opportunities for students to learn practical and meaningful skills through the application of modern Computer Science / Software Engineering fields such as Ubiquitous Computing, Intelligent Systems, Computer Vision, and Physical Computing. The course meets the needs of students who have a general interest in technology as well as future software developers.

Programming at Hawker is focused on teaching the skills required for young people to help create the future. Students will be provided with challenges to conceive, design, and develop meaningful and creative solutions to interesting real world problems.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Foundation Programming

Unit 2: Microcontrollers

Unit 3: Intermediate Programming

Unit 4: Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Integrated Science A/T/M (currently under review to replace Senior Science )

The study of Integrated Science encourages and enables students to develop an understanding of the universe through observation, questioning, experimentation, discussion, critical analysis and creative thinking.

Hawker College students will explore fundamental aspects of the most of the core sciences through a series of themed units. The course is intended for students who are NOT pursuing a career in one of the major Sciences, but rather students who may have an interest in a variety of natural phenomena or those students wishing to follow a career were some knowledge of scientific methods and concepts would an advantage ( e.g. Primary Teaching, Nursing , Electrical trades etc.)

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 4:  Physical Senior Science

Unit 2: Environmental Senior Science

Unit 3: Chemical Senior Science

Unit 1: Biological Senior Science

Legal Studies A/T/M

Students will explore the law, its institutions and processes, in a social, economic and political context. They will seek to develop their knowledge of how legal processes impact the lives of citizens and to evaluate the effectiveness of laws and consider opportunities for reform.

Students choosing Legal Studies will be provided with opportunities to explore legal principles such as justice, fairness and equality. Learners will examine both criminal and civil law and also become familiar with the nature of human rights. Students will have the opportunity to select current legal issues to study in depth. They are encouraged to become active and informed citizens and there are many opportunities for further involvement such as participation in Mock Trial Competitions, visits to the ACT Courts, Debating and the Constitutional Convention.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1:  Civil Law and Dispute Resolution

Unit 2:  Crime, Justice and Legal System

Unit 3: Negotiated Study (Family and Property Law)

Unit 4: Law, Government and Society

Literature T

Literature fosters an appreciation for the power of language through study of literary texts, and develops students as independent, innovative and creative learners and thinkers. Students explore how literary texts from the past and present, from Australia and other cultures, shape our perceptions of the world. They actively participate in detailed evidence-based literary analysis and in the creation of imaginative texts, inquiring into the relationships between authors, audiences, contexts, attitudes and values.

Literature is a course best suited to strong students of English who are keen readers, with a genuine interest in the examination of complex, challenging literary texts. It allows those students interested in pursuing literary studies beyond college to establish a foundational knowledge and skills for undergraduate work.Literature can be combined with English T in a major, or to achieve a major minor or double major.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Ways of Reading and Creating

Unit 2: Intertextuality

Unit 3: Power of Literature

Unit 4: Literary Interpretations

Mathematics - Essential A/M

This 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 subject provides the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.

Essential Mathematics will enable students to use mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions in their daily lives. For example, familiarity with the concept of a rate enables students to solve a wide range of practical problems, such as fuel consumption, travel times, interest payments, taxation, and population growth.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Rates, Measurement, Algebra, Graphs

Unit 2: Data Presentation, Percentages, Time and Motion

Unit 3: Measurement, Plans and Models, Graphs, data

Unit 4: Probability, Earth Geometry, Loan and Interest

Mathematical Applications T

This course is designed for those students who want to extend their mathematical skills beyond Year 10 level but whose future studies or employment pathways do not require knowledge of calculus. The subject is designed for students who have a wide range of educational and employment aspirations, including continuing their studies at university or TAFE.

Mathematical Applications focuses on the use of mathematics to solve problems in contexts that involve financial modelling, geometric and trigonometric analysis, graphical and network analysis, and growth and decay in sequences. It also provides opportunities for students to develop systematic strategies based on the statistical investigation process for answering statistical questions that involve analysing univariate and bivariate data, including time series data.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Finance, Algebra and Measurement

Unit 2: Statistics, Applications of Trigonometry, Linear Equations

Unit 3: Bivariate Data Analysis, Growth and Decay, Networks

Unit 4: Time Series Analysis, Loans and Investments, Decision Mathematics

Mathematical Methods T

The major themes of this course are calculus and statistics. They are developed systematically, with increasing levels of sophistication and complexity. Mathematical Methods is designed for students whose future pathways may involve mathematics and statistics and their applications in a range of disciplines at the tertiary level.

This course provides a foundation for further studies in disciplines in which the mathematics of calculus and statistics have important roles. It is also advantageous for further studies in the health and social sciences.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Functions, Trigonometry, Counting and Probability

Unit 2: Exponential Functions, Sequences and Series, Differential Calculus

Unit 3: Calculus and its Applications, Discrete Random Variables

Unit 4: Logarithmic Functions, Continuous Distribution, Interval Estimates

Specialist Mathematics T

This course has been designed to be taken in conjunction with Specialist Methods. Specialist Mathematics is designed for students with a strong interest in mathematics, including those intending to study mathematics, statistics, all sciences and associated fields, economics or engineering at university.

Students of Specialist Mathematics will be able to appreciate the true nature of mathematics, its beauty and its functionality. There is a sound logical basis to this course, and in mastering the subject students will develop logical reasoning skills to a high level.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Combinatorics, Vectors, Geometry

Unit 2: Trigonometry, Matrices, Complex Numbers

Unit 3: Complex Numbers, Functions, Vectors in 3D

Unit 4: Integral Calculus, Rates of Change, Differential Equations, Statistical Inference

Media A/T/M

Media is the study of communication. The Media course involves making and responding to a variety of media texts. Students learn by making media products that communicate to audiences and by responding critically to media products. Students learn about media codes and conventions, representation, workflow end-to-end production, technology and the production process, to engage an audience.

Media students develop skills in written and oral communication as well as production skills in a range of media.  Hawker College Media students have access to a range of production equipment including Adobe Suite, cameras, audio equipment, radio room, green screen and multimedia formats.  The course suits students who are interested in media, journalism, film making, photography, events management, advertising and public relations.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Media Foundation, Documentary, Film Genres, Animation

Unit 2: TV, History & Development of Film, Journalism

Unit 3: Popular Culture, Video Production, Audio Communication

Unit 4: Process to Production, Media Project & Scriptwriting, Radio, Public Communication

Metal Engineering A

This course provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical and interpersonal skills suitable for employment or further training.  It meets the needs of students who have a general interest in metal fabrication as well as those intending to choose a career pathway into traditional trades and related service industries.

This course has a high practical content with students learning through a number of ‘hands on’ tasks. It is suitable for any student who is interested in metal fabrication, machining, casting and sculpture. The course has scope to meet the needs of those who wish to pursue a trade or those who would like to learn to work with metal for pleasure. As the students develop their skills they have the opportunity to work on projects of their own choice.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Introduction to the Metal Industry

Unit 2: Metal Trade Skills

Unit 3: Metal Skills and Processes

Unit 4 :Working in the Metal Industry

Music A/T

Students explore a diverse range of music styles through performance, composition and musicology. Students are provided with a variety of stimulating performance opportunities throughout the year. Hawker College has a school band and a focus on performing, song writing and audio production in contemporary styles.

This course caters for all levels of musical ability. Research has proven the many social, physical and intellectual benefits of a music education. Music has a wide range of real-life applications from performance and community involvement to audio technician skills for live and studio performance. Tertiary pathways may be vocational and music overall adds to a well-rounded tertiary package for university entrance.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Music in Media

Unit 2: Introduction to Jazz

Unit 3: Contemporary Music of the 90s and Beyond

Unit 4: Self-directed Studies in Music

Outdoor Education A/R

Outdoor Education is an area of study that actively engages students in intellectual, social, emotional and physical learning through recreational and sporting activities. Students can undertake camps and courses in surfing, wilderness expeditions, alpine skiing and snowboarding and SCUBA diving.

Outdoor Education at Hawker College focuses on building new relationships, working as a team, and participating in a variety of practical activities that develop students as leaders.  This course offers exciting experiences for students to build on their confidence and skills.   Students have the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and face challenges in an outdoors environment.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Surfing

Unit 2: Wilderness and The Bush

Unit 3: Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Unit 4: Surfing

Scuba Diving

Term 1, Year 11 & 12 - Unit 1: Open Water Scuba Diving

Term 2, Year 11 & 12 - Unit 2: Advanced Open Water

Term 3, Year 11 & 12 - Unit 3: Marine Expedition - Overseas Excursion

Scuba Diving at Hawker College is an amazing opportunity for students to experience the underwater world and gain a worldwide recognised PADI dive qualification. Students, once qualified, have the opportunity to take part in the overseas marine Expedition to Fiji or Vanuatu.  This is a great way for students to experience another culture and their communities and most of all the fantastic dive locations and sea life.

Photography A/T/M

Images are the language of photography, and are used to represent, question and communicate concepts and ideas. The study of photography enables students to experience photography as producers and as audience members.

Students who are considering further study in the Photography, Visual Arts, Design, Architecture, Web Design, Media and Education should consider either the Tertiary or Accredited course in Digital Photography. More broadly these courses can help students learn about their camera and how to take photos for travel, wedding and general interest. The study of Photography equips students with life skills whilst also providing continuity with many tertiary and industry courses.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Digital Photography

Unit 2: Digital Photographic Practice

Unit 3: Contemporary Photography

Unit 4:.Art Photography

Physical Education A/M

This course is designed for students with an interest in physical activity, personal fitness, sport and recreation. A mainly practical course, that also caters for students who would like to gain coaching accreditation or learn how to organise and manage various competitions. It is a suitable foundation for students considering various fitness and recreation courses at CIT.

The course aims to build your self-confidence and develop skills and attitudes, which may lead to sustained interest in leisure activities in post college years.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Fitness and Football Codes

Unit 2: Racquet and Team Sports

Unit 3: Recreation and Throwing Sports

Unit 4: Modified Games and Sport Competitions

Physics T

Physics is a fundamental science that endeavours to explain all the natural phenomena that occur in the universe. Its power lies in the use of a comparatively small number of assumptions, models, laws and theories to explain a wide range of phenomena, from the incredibly small to the incredibly large. .

Hawker College students will develop skills in problem solving and analytical thinking as they explore the content of this course.  Practical work will emphasise the application of theory to solve extended, open ended tasks. Well-developed skills in algebra are highly recommended for students considering this course.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Linear Motion and Waves

Unit 3: Gravity and Electromagnetism

Unit 2: Thermal, Nuclear and Electrical

Unit 4: Revolutions in Modern Physics

Psychology A/T/M

Psychology is the scientific study of how individuals and groups think, feel and behave. It gives students a better understanding of themselves and others. The study of psychology is useful for most career paths: medicine, human resources, academia, business, marketing, defence forces, social and community work. The Study of Psychology at Tertiary level is helpful for further Tertiary studies in the area.

Hawker College students will understand how individuals think, feel and act within different contexts. Such knowledge has the potential to empower and enhance individual abilities and facilitate awareness of the human condition, along with tolerance and respect for others.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Psychology in Society

Unit 2: Individual Differences

Unit 3: Into the Mind

Unit 4: Psychology of Wellness

Sport, Recreation and Leadership A/M/V

This course focuses on the significance that the Sports and Recreation Industry has in the life of individuals and communities. It is a subject that provides students with the opportunities to learn through health and wellbeing activities.

Sports, Recreation & Leadership can make an important contribution to enhancing students’ opportunities for employment, enterprise, further study, leisure and lifelong learning. It provides a unique opportunity for students to experience the challenge and fun of active participation in physical activity.  Students will have the opportunity to work within our local primary and high schools, as coaches and leaders and provide a variety of sporting clinics and carnivals.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Sport & Recreation Industry

Unit 2: Sports Coaching & Management

Unit 3: Community Activities & Events

Unit 4: Active Lifestyles & Sports Leadership

Textiles and Fashion A/T

Fashion and Textiles is a broad and evolving area of study that reflects the important and varied roles that textiles play in industry and broader society. This field is a multidisciplinary study that draws on concepts and skills underpinning design, technology, markets, culture, environmental sustainability, ethical issues and relevant skills for employment in the textiles and fashion industries.

This course covers aspects of the fashion industry such as development of design elements, construction techniques, fabric analysis, fashion trends, marketing and manufacturing a collection of garments according to a design brief. Some sewing skills are an advantage but not a prerequisite for this course.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Working with Textiles

Unit 2: Marketing and Designer Labels

Unit 3: Design Applications

Unit 4 :Fashion Industry

Tourism and Event Management A/T/M/V

Students studying Tourism and Event Management gain an appreciation and understanding of the workplace culture and practices of the tourism and hospitality industry

Tourism and Event Management can lead to career opportunities across a range of industries. Workplaces for which tourism and hospitality competencies are required include hotels, clubs, restaurants, community food service organisations, catering organisations, resorts, as well as travel and tourism organisations and government departments.  Student will have the opportunity to visit a variety of tourist locations around Canberra and Australia.  Students will promote Hawker College and assist with special events and activities.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Tourism and Event Management

Unit 2: Global Tourism

Unit 3: Working in Tourism

Unit 4: Tourism and Events Promotion

Visual Arts A/T/M

Visual Art is integral to our lives and is fundamental to how we communicate, express and explore ideas. The study of Visual Arts involves making and responding focussing on nurturing the development of individual creativity while enhancing a student’s ability to critically interpret, analyse, evaluate and express themselves. It provides an excellent foundation and preparation for future pathways in employment, creative industries or further tertiary study in the creative Arts.

Students studying a unit in Visual Art experience Teacher Directed and Student Directed practical tasks while maintaining a Visual Diary, research and written tasks. Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of enrichment programs, events and projects within the school and the local community. Students develop their skills in visual presentation and are encouraged to display and exhibit their work in the school and wider community.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Units: Exploring Art / Exploring Ceramics

Units: Drawing/Painting/ Ceramics

Units: Drawing /Painting/Ceramics

Units: Negotiated Study / Portfolio Preparation

Visual Arts A/T/M - Graphic Communication and Animation

In broad terms, learning in Visual Arts involves making and responding. Students learn as artists, by making art works that communicate to audiences. They learn as audiences, by responding critically and ethically to art works. These actions are taught together as each depends on the other. Students explore the elements and principles, techniques, purpose and media used in graphic communication and design.

Graphic Communication and Animation is the digital arm of the Visual Arts at Hawker College and is suitable to students who are considering further study in the, Visual Arts, Design, Graphic Design, Architecture, Web Design, Photography, Media and Education should consider either the Tertiary or Accredited course in Visual Arts. Students can achieve an ATAR score at a Tertiary level and the may also create a portfolio of work that allows them to apply for a wide range of University and TAFE courses.

Sample Unit Pattern:

Unit 1: Graphic Communication and Design

Unit 2: Graphic Communication for the Screen

Unit 3: 2D Animation for the Web

Unit 4:.Contemporary Game Design