Year 9 – 12

The Senior Years of Education

As students enter their senior years of education the underpinning philosophy is on challenging them to reach their full potential and building the pathway to their future careers. There is a strong focus on developing leadership skills, independence, responsibility, an ability to think critically and analyse a range of complex problems.

Senior students will be guided to become more complex thinkers and begin to develop preferred areas in their learning, thus selecting specific subject areas as they start to establish their pathway towards a career choice.

Destination data for YCP12 Year 12 students is amongst the best in the state, with almost every student transitioning to University, TAFE, employment, traineeships or an apprenticeship each year.

Senior Certificates

Students have the opportunity to enrol in a VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) course for their final 2 years at school (Years 11 & 12).

Whilst in Year 10, students also have the opportunity of accelerated learning by studying one or two VCE studies. Vocational subjects (VET) may be included in both certificates – more information is provided below on VET subjects. Parent information evenings and course counselling sessions are held regularly to provide advice and assistance in selecting the most appropriate course to meet their future pathway goals.

Vocational Education and Training

Yarrawonga College provides a number of opportunities for students to complete a TAFE certificate. These include: Building and Construction, Engineering, Music, Sport and Recreation, Sport & Rec – Watersports, Allied Health & Hospitality.

In addition students have the ability to study at GO TAFE one day per week, completing a TAFE course of their choice. More information on courses offered is available at the following link: https://www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/courses/vet-delivered-to-secondary-students-vetdss

For further information regarding Teaching and Learning at our 9 – 12 Campus, including Accelerated Learning options, Career Pathways and Course Outlines please visit our Year 9 – 12 Teaching and Learning Section.