We offer a Course, Career and Transition Adviser who is available to provide advice to students and parents on such matters as individual student learning pathway plans, career pathways, university applications, traineeships, apprenticeships, work placements and work experience.
Tertiary Pathways Vocational Pathways Educational Alternatives
• General studies
• Centre for Excellence
• Workplace Studies
• Gateways Engagement Program
• Alice Outcomes
• Young Mums
• Owen Springs
Centralian Senior College provides the widest variety of courses available to senior years (Year 10, Stage 1 and Stage 2) students in Central Australia. The main focus of the College’s educational program is to enable students to successfully complete their Northern Territory Certificate of Education & Training (NTCET). The NTCET may be achieved via:
• a tertiary subject discipline approach
• VET or school based apprenticeships/traineeships within the Workplace Studies Program
• the integrated curriculum approach offered by our Gateways engagement program
Gateways’ integrated curriculum utilises a middle schooling approach with three core subjects: Mathematics, English and Integrated Learning. Students are also able to select two or more subjects of their choice from the wide range of courses offered at the college. The individual learning needs of students are recognised, as a consequence many students working within the Gateways Engagement Program may take 4 years to complete their NTCET.
The Gateways program provides students with a ‘home base’ and most classes are conducted within the Gateways area. Gateways’ teachers manage this area and keep track of each student’s individual progress, supported by a team of tutors. The teachers are the Coaches for Gateways’ students and are always available to provide support and guidance.
Workplace Studies Program
The College provides a school to work transition program, the Workplace Studies Program, that enables students to incorporate vocational studies as a part of the NTCET and assists students to access school-based apprenticeships, full-time apprenticeships plus further training and employment.
The Workplace Studies Program is structured to allow students to more easliy complete relevant nationally accredited VET competencies and also fulfil the Stage 1 and Stage 2 pattern requirements for the NTCET. As all students have different needs the program caters for this as students embark on individual programs that are tailored to the outcomes they require. Flexibility is required in order to cater for VET subjects and workplace structures.
Students can be School Based Apprentices (SBA’s). The school can provide the flexibility to allow students to undertake structured work places part time and attend school part time. They will also complete VET studies as required. This allows the SBA to work towards completing their apprenticeship while also working toward their NTCET. This is a flexible, individually negotiated program.
Centralian Senior College also manages the Alice Outcomes Alternate Education program. The program is staffed by a Senior College Manager, DET teachers and tutors and is run off-site at a DET facility at Kempe Street. Alice Outcomes operates to provide an educational option for students unable to meet the requirements of a regular school timetable. The courses offered are NTOEC correspondence courses which are all accredited and allow students to complete their schooling from Year 8 through to completion of their NTCET. Students are also able to access the VET programs offered by CentralianSC once they are 15 years of age.
Alice Outcomes Young Carers Program
This program is open to anyone with a young child to care for who cannot access any other mainstream programs. It offers two different streams of study.
• The first stream focuses on improving literacy and numeracy skills in conjunction with developing parenting skills in a range of areas, for example nutrition, accessing support services and working with students to ensure their child’s educational development is on track in preparation for accessing primary school. This stream is aimed at preparing young carers who have been out of school for prolonged periods for accessing mainstream schooling, VET studies and the workforce. It also aims to assist them in ensuring their children are prepared for their own school entry.
• The second stream is aimed at students who have only recently left school and have solid academic skills. These students can access the parenting skills aspect of the first stream, however their academic studies will be provided by NTOEC courses, allowing them to continue working towards their NTCET. This stream can also be tailored towards VET Studies and the workforce.
Both streams are very flexible and allow the carer to bring the children they are responsible for to school with them.
Owen Springs Education Unit
Centralian Senior College oversees and provides an administrative support role in the operation of the Owen Springs Education Unit. The Unit is managed by a Senior Teacher, Two DoE teachers, two Administrative Officers and one Aboriginal Islander Education Worker. The Education Unit operates under the Juvenile Justice System within the Alice Springs Juvenile Correctional Facility. Owen Springs Education Unit enables students to participate in an educational program while in detention. The core education learning programs are literacy and numeracy in conjunction with Art, PLP, SOSE, and Health. The students can complete courses from NTOEC and receive accreditation on completion of course material. This also enables students to complete a section of Stage 1 and Stage 2 requirements of the NTCET. The NT Music School provide a weekly music session to enable students to develop their skills in drumming, guitar and writing/composing their own songs. Charles Darwin University is providing a VET program in Certificate 1 Retail Baking and Certificate 1 in Horticulture. These programs aim to enable the students to gain or have access to developing work skills and experience.
Dear parents & community members,
Our 2019 school year has had a busy start. Thanks to all members of the College community for your support College at our well attended Meet the Mentor/Teacher Evening in Week 3 and of our recent Whole School Professional Development Day last week. Staff worked with visiting Senior Years Team curriculum officers and colleagues from other local schools to ensure their learning plans and associated assessment tasks supported students to optimise their engagement and achievement in Stage 2 / Year 12 courses. Professional learning from this day will flow through to Year 10 and Stage 1 courses.
Thanks also to parent support at our College Council AGM. Parents Tanya White, Lauren Winter and Tanya Becker were elected to Council, joining continuing members Liz Hay, Janette Gunner. Belinda Harding is the staff representative, Fred Richardson continues as Invited member with Student Representative Council members sharing the role of representing students at monthly Council meetings. The next meeting is Tuesday March from 5:30pm in the conference room – parents are welcome to attend Council meetings.
Tony Collins — Principal
- Mon 11 Mar VET Intensive Block Week for Year 10. No Year 10 classes operate during this week.
- Fri 12 April Last day of Term 1
- Tue 23 Apr Term 2 classes commence