By SHARON REIBEL*
CHOOSING the right subjects for Years 11 and 12 has never been easier.
‘Step into your future’ is Claremont College’s key message for students as they approach senior secondary education. To ensure students can make informed decisions about their courses in years 11 and 12, Claremont College has developed a new online course and enrolment information space on its website.
Apart from the many subjects on offer, the site highlights opportunities available to students if they choose to study a particular course. This may be working in the college’s highly regarded music program with tutors who are experienced performers, or the chance to perform in one of the college bands at MONA.
The online guide has profiles of alumni who have gone on to complete apprenticeships, university degrees or excel in research or sport.
Information on the uniHUB on the college campus, the only one in southern Tasmania, is available in the new online guide allowing students to access UTAS. Students can get advice and assistance on pathways to university study, as well as study support and advice.
A careers centre assists students determining pathways, accessing career and job information, writing applications and resumes, and interview practice. They can be accessed virtually by students currently at college and those planning their Year 11 program in 2021.
The new Claremont College Academic pathways program mentors and supports students on a university pathway. It inspires students to aim high, through community engagement and a series of targeted activities, as well as builds confidence and develops strategies for successful academic study.
Claremont College has an excellent Vocational Education and Training (VET) program managed by experienced staff with long-standing employer networks. Claremont was the first college to offer Electrotechnology VET in Tasmania and the first in Australia to offer the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) VET program, which is in its 15th year providing a direct pathway into the ADF for many graduates. Certificate II in animal studies, introduced this year, can provide a pathway to work and/or study in the animal care and management industry such as veterinary nursing,
The College offers a number of specific industry-focused Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification courses supported by new facilities and equipment. In the agricultural enterprise class, students can run their own real-life agricultural enterprises, including seedling production, egg production and the raising of chickens and piglets. The media production class uses a fully equipped studio with a green screen and drone, and the digital art class works with industry-standard software, including Cinema 4D. Examples of the work undertaken in these classes can be seen in the new course guide.
For more information go to https://claremontcollege.education.tas.edu.au/
*Sharon Reibel is assistant principal of Claremont College