2020 Course Options

Agriculture

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.

Australian and Global Politics

Australian and Global Politics (A/T/M)

Australian and Global Politics is the study of power, influence, authority, legitimacy, conflict and political systems at both national and global level. Through this study, students explore concepts institutions, processes and practices in a political context to investigate, question, critically analyse and evaluate their personal view of national and global political issues, problems, movements, events and the forces that shape these and responses to them.

Australian and Global Politics provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in research, analysis and evaluation of information. Using logical and coherent arguments, students will explore the implications and consequences of decisions made by individuals, organisations and governments.

Automotive Technology

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.

Students learn about the various operating systems in a car. This 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 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation (AUR 10116)

Biology

Biology (A/T)

Biology is the study of the 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.

Business

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 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, to gain insights into business practices. Students discover concepts of key business areas such as marketing, finance and operations. Importantly, students learn entrepreneurial, leadership and team skills.

Business Services

Business Services (A/M/V)

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. The business services workforce is the second largest cross-industry occupational group in Australia and is traditionally open to school leavers. Students can achieve Certificate II in Business (BSB20115) and a Statement of Attainment for Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) in this course.

Chemistry

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 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.

Chinese

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.

Chinese is the language of communication for 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 the Asia-Pacific region.


Chinese Continuing (A/T)

The continuing course is for students who have studied the language in high school or primary school. It is also for native speakers who have not completed primary school in a Chinese-speaking region. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge of the Chinese Language comprising speaking, grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills.


Chinese Advanced (A/T)

Students in this course should have reached an advanced level of spoken and written language.  This course is a bilingual course and students are required to work in Mandarin and English. Chinese can be studied at the advanced level after an application process to assess suitability.

Dance

Dance (A/T/M)

This course develops and improves skill 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.

Design and Graphics

Design and Graphics (A/T/M)

This course equips students to use technologies and creative processes to produce graphic design solutions. Students will learn how to use graphic design software, design to a brief for clients, and apply a range of techniques and technologies to create visual designs. They will learn to apply industry standards and practices through the development of their design projects.

This course provides pathways in a range of related fields such as architecture, digital 3D modelling, industrial design, engineering, interior design, graphic design, furniture design, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, and trade-based careers.

Designed Environments

Designed Environments (A/T/M)

The Designed Environments course focuses on the fields of architecture, interior design, urban design, landscape and sustainable building design. Students learn about 3D spatial design and apply problem solving skills in making appropriate design solutions to create attractive and functional spaces such as playgrounds, buildings and galleries. This course considers sustainability, aesthetics, human interaction, ergonomics, the ethical use of space and functionality.

Designed Environments forms a pathway for further study in areas such as building design, civil engineering, and architecture, interior design, set design and landscape design, concepts design and furniture design

Drama

Comedy and Improvisation (A/T/M)

In this stream students explore the many facets of comedy in performance. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of theatrical styles such as Commedia dell’Arte and melodrama and experiment with techniques such as farce, satire, status and comic timing. Students will have opportunities to be involved in Theatresports and the Class Clowns program

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. The Hawker College Drama program provides challenging and effective education and training to prepare students for exciting careers in the arts and associated industries.


Live Production and Performance (A/T)

In this stream students work collaboratively to develop a polished theatrical production. They explore and apply general principles of a production from all perspectives: performing, directing, design and technical production. The course provides opportunities to create work specifically designed for performance in front of a live audience. Students will build to a major theatrical production as part of a cohesive production team.

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.


Technical Production (A/T)

In this stream students will design and operate lighting and sound for performances. They will attain hands-on experience in a fully functional theatre with industry professionals. Students will participate in the major theatrical productions at Hawker College, and it is intended that these students will be able to participate in other liver industry events and performances in the broader community.

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.

Economics

Economics (A/T/M)

Economics is a study of the actions of individuals and societies, particularly as they relate to choices about satisfying needs and wants, and the utilisation of scarce resources. It uses theories and models to attempt to explain these behaviours. Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the structure and operation of Economic models.

Students develop the skills to create innovative solutions to Economic problems. They will research and analyse information to present logical and coherent arguments through an inquiry approach to learning. Students will assess the ethical implications and consequences of a changing commercial environment. Skills implicit in the study of Economics empower students to communicate in a variety of contexts.

Electronics

Electronics (A/M)

Students will learn about fundamental principles of electrical and electronic circuits. They will learn about the use of microcontrollers to control an electrical circuit and the mechanical system that it operates. Students will apply their knowledge to the design and construction of real systems.

The electronics stream provides a pathway for students interested in electrotechnology trades, other technical fields and related recreational pursuits.

Engineering Studies

Engineering Studies (T)

Engineering Studies introduces students to engineering principles and systems and is based on finding solutions to real-world problems. Students apply engineering processes, understand underpinning scientific and mathematical principles, develop engineering technology skills and explore the interrelationships between engineering and society.

The course focuses on understanding the engineering design process, to develop products and to devise systems, components or processes that meet human needs. Students are required to undertake a variety of engineering design challenges which include activities such as testing of materials, formulation of problems, analysis of engineering solutions, modelling solutions and prototyping.

English

It is a BSSS requirement that all students complete a course in English (English T, Essential English A/M, Literature T or ESL A/T)

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.


Literature (T)

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

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.


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 the 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.


Essential English (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.

Essential 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.


ESL- English as a Second Language (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 an 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.


ESL- English as a Second Language - Bridging (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 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.

Exercise Science

Exercise Science (A/T/M)

Exercise Science examines the biological, physiological, biomechanical, psychological, interrelationship and influences on performance and participation in physical activity. This discipline will equip students with knowledge and skills, for further study at a tertiary level as well as other 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.

Canberra Academy of Languages (CAL)

The Canberra Academy of Languages delivers courses in languages for senior secondary students who wish to study languages that are not available in their day schools or through other registered providers. Students receive unit credits towards the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate and if their course scores in languages are among their best four, these contribute towards their ATAR.

Students may be school-sponsored or family-sponsored for the cost of enrolment. We suggest that students who are doing their language course with CAL as part of their core study program may be sponsored by their college; and that those doing course with CAL in addition to a full study program with their college may be family-sponsored.
For interested families and schools, visit www.cal.act.edu.au

French

French Continuing (T)

French is considered as a language of diplomacy and culture. It is spoken by more than 200 million people on the five continents and in the Pacific. It is the most widely learned foreign language in the world after English. Many French and English words share the same origins from Latin and Norman French, which speeds up the path to communicative competency in French for speakers of English. Units delivered for French in 2019 will be The World Around Us and Lifestyle and Traditions.

The study of languages at continuing level builds on prior language learning, generally from high school language courses. It consolidates communication skills so that students can understand and use French in a wide range of familiar contexts.

Offered through the Canberra Academy of Languages


French Advanced (T)

The study of languages at advanced level builds from a broader set of capabilities, generally from experience gained through bilingual and immersion programs or family language background. It refines and extends communication skills so that students can understand and communicate key information and ideas in a broad range of contexts and can interact with a degree of ease and spontaneity.

Offered through the Canberra Academy of Languages

German

German Continuing (T)

German is an important language in philosophy, science, music and literature. Germany has one of the world’s strongest economies and is the biggest economy in western Europe. It is a leader in fields such as engineering and software development. English is closely related to German, with the connection going back to the Anglo-Saxon era, so many everyday words and many turns of phrase are similar.

The study of languages at continuing level builds on prior language learning, generally from high school language courses. It consolidates communication skills so that students can understand and use German in a wide range of familiar contexts.

Offered through the Canberra Academy of Languages


German Advanced (T)

The study of languages at advanced level builds from a broader set of capabilities, generally from experience gained through bilingual and immersion programs or family language background. It refines and extends communication skills so that students can understand and communicate key information and ideas in a broad range of contexts and can interact with a degree of ease and spontaneity.

Offered through the Canberra Academy of Languages

Global Studies

Global Studies (A/T)

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.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing (A/T/M)

Health studies are the study of biological, physiological, psychological, social and cultural influences on health and broader wellbeing.

Health studies prepares students for career and employment pathways in a range of sectors including and beyond traditional health professions such as allied health fields including social work, physiotherapy, audiology, nutrition, counselling, and a range of therapies. The course lays a foundation for both tertiary and vocational studies.

History

Ancient History (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 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 course or may ‘mix and match’ units to suit their interests. No previous study of History is required.


Pre-Modern History (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.


Modern History (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 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.

Horticulture

Horticulture (C)

The study of sustainable horticulture encourages and enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of plant production through observation, experimentation, discussion, analysis and hands on experience.

In this course students will explore production horticulture and sustainability, and pathways to the conservation and land management industry. It will assist students in preparing for further studies or employment in the agriculture, horticulture or conservation and land management fields. Students are enrolled to study identified competencies from Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416)

Hospitality and Food Studies

Food for Life (A/M)

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

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.


Hospitality Industry (C)

Hawker College students will progress towards competency-based qualifications focussing on technical food preparation skills for restaurants and catering. The hospitality industry contributes significantly to the Australian economy and employs many people incorporating a wide variety of related skills sets.  Hawker College provides authentic hospitality learning experiences as students prepare food for sale in our own hospitality training facility, 51 Bake, cater for functions and complete service periods.  Students work toward achieving Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (SIT20416).

This course provides underpinning knowledge and skills for students who are interested in pursuing a career in hospitality and related industries and provides direct pathways to further training


Hospitality Industry (C) -Patisserie

Skills and qualifications in Patisserie have been identified on the ACT Skills Needs List to fill employment gaps in this area. This course focuses on Café services including coffee, barista skills, bakery practices and patisserie fundamentals. Students will use specialised hospitality and patisserie industry equipment in a commercial hospitality environment.

This course provides underpinning knowledge and skills for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a café and bakery hospitality environment and provides direct pathways to further training.  Competencies achieved in this course are nationally recognised and contribute to further training and employment opportunities.

Information Technology

Data Science and Network Security (A/T/)

This two-year course provides opportunities for students to construct and deconstruct simple ciphertexts; using computational tools to digitally manipulate dynamic data to identify and understand patterns and trends in ciphertext and secure messaging; and how to set up and defend secure systems from enemy agents.

The course has a strong focus on developing skills including problem-solving, communication, time management, and teamwork. This is an entry point into software engineering and will support students pursuing careers in cyber security, data analysis, intelligence industries, corporate IT security and computer science.


Robotics and Mechatronics (A/T/M)

This two-year course provides opportunities for students to construct mechatronic systems and subsystems; the development of intelligent systems in software to support mechatronic systems to adapt to changing environments; and how to respond to real-world needs to design complex control and systems.

The course has a strong focus on developing skills including problem-solving, communication, time management, and teamwork. This is an entry point into software engineering and will support students pursuing electro technological trades and vocations, and careers in electronic and mechatronic engineering.

Interdisciplinary Science

Interdisciplinary Science (A/T/M)

The study of Interdisciplinary 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 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 where some knowledge of scientific methods and concepts would an advantage (e.g. Primary Teaching, Nursing, Electrical trades etc).

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 become familiar with the nature of human rights. Students will have the opportunity to select current legal issues to study. 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.

Mathematics

Essential Mathematics (A/M)

This course focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. It provides students with the 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 develop the skills to use maths confidently 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.


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 CIT.

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.


Mathematical Methods (T)

The major themes of this course are calculus and statistics. 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.


Specialist Methods(T)

This course extends and develops the Mathematical Methods T course. The major themes of Specialist Methods are calculus and statistics. They include as necessary prerequisites studies of algebra, functions and their graphs, and probability. They are developed systematically, with increasing levels of sophistication and complexity.

Specialist Methods is designed for students whose future pathways involve mathematical and statistical applications in a range of disciplines at the tertiary level. In addition, this course is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of mathematics itself.


Specialist Mathematics (T)

This course should be taken in conjunction with Specialist Methods. It 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 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.

Media

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.

Metal Products

Metal Products (A/M)

Metal Products is for students with an interest in practical metalworking skills. The course has a large practical component with students developing relevant technical skills to design and make a range of metal products.

Students learn about industry practices, processes, procedures and concepts such as technical information, materials, sustainability, equipment and work health & safety (WHS).  The course has scope to meet the needs of those who wish to pursue employment in industry or those who would like to learn to work with metal for creative interest.

Music

Music (A/T/M)

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.

Outdoor and Environmental Education

Outdoor and Environmental Education (A/T/M/R)

Outdoor & Environmental Education provides students with skills and knowledge to understand the role of the environment in mental health and physical wellbeing. It provides skills allowing students to safely and respectfully participate in physical activity in diverse outdoor environments and to understand the concept of discriminating between risk and challenge and to develop social and leadership skills. Students develop insights into environmental sustainability, particularly in local contexts.

The study of Outdoor and Environmental Education provides pathways to further study in both tertiary and vocational areas as well as providing foundations for life-long enjoyment of the outdoors and respect for the environment.

Photography

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, weddings and general interest. The study of Photography equips students with life skills whilst also providing continuity with many tertiary and industry courses.

Physical Education Studies

Physical Education Studies (A/M)

This course is designed for students with an interest in physical activity, personal fitness, sport and recreation. A mainly practical course, it 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.

Physics

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.

Psychology

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.

Sport, Recreation and Leadership

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.

Sport, 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. They may also work toward achieving Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (SIS20115).

Textiles and Fashion

Textiles and Fashion (A/T/M)

Textiles and Fashion focuses on design thinking and the application of the design process to create and develop practical solutions using textiles as a medium. Students learn about the textiles and the fashion industry by exploring; fundamentals of design, emerging technologies, textile and fashion futures, history and culture, sustainability and ethics. Students apply problem solving skills in making appropriate design solutions.

A course of study in Textiles and Fashion can establish a basis for further education and employment in the design fields such as interior personal styling, fashion design, industrial design, costume design, production manufacture and textile technologies.

Timber Products

Timber Products (A/M)

In Timber Products students learn to use tools and timber materials to design and create timber products. They learn skills that are useful for life, for recreation or as a transition to employment or further education.

Students learn about industry practices, processes, procedures and concepts such as technical information, materials, sustainability, equipment and work health and safety (WHS). The course has a large practical component with students developing relevant technical skills to design and make a range of timber products.

Visual Arts

Visual Arts (A/T/M)

Visual Arts is integral to our lives and is fundamental to how we communicate, express and explore ideas. This course 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 experience Teacher Directed and Student Directed practical tasks while maintaining a Visual Diary, research and written tasks. Students can 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.