Year 9 Elective Offerings
In 2017, Year 9 students will be provided with an increased range of subject offerings, giving them the opportunity to have a more active role in designing their learning journey. Students will continue to study a core set of subjects and in addition to this, will have the chance to select three elective subjects for each semester. These new elective offerings will replace the existing experience subjects.
Year 10 Course Selection
To ensure a balanced curriculum in Year 10, students undertake a mixture of core subjects and elective subjects. To assist students to make informed decisions when selecting their elective subjects, Pacific Lutheran College has produced a Course Selection Handbook.
The elective subjects allow students to explore and develop more specialised skills in additional areas. In selecting these subjects students should consider the following:
- Will my choice of subjects help me reach my post Year 10 and post Year 12 goals?
- Do my results so far suggest that I will succeed in the subjects chosen?
- Do I need a balance of theory and practical subjects?
- Will the subjects contribute to the development of skills, knowledge and attitudes useful for my future goals?
Year 11 and 12 Course Selection
To assist Year 10 students to make informed decisions when selecting subjects for Year 11 and 12, Pacific Lutheran College has produced a Course Selection Handbook. It is important for students to choose senior subjects carefully, as their decisions can affect their future career path options.
There are many factors to consider when choosing your course of study. Students should consider subjects that:
- they enjoy or are interested in,
- they demonstrated some ability or aptitude,
- will help them reach their chosen career goals,
- which will develop skills, knowledge and attitudes useful throughout their life.
Vocational Education and Training
Pacific Lutheran College provides students with the opportunity to undertake certificate level courses as well as school based traineeships and apprenticeships.
As a registered training organisation (RTO), Pacific offers a certificate course in Hospitality. Pacific is responsible for student induction, ensuring trainer expertise, creating assessment items that meet national standards and recording certificates. In 2015, Pacific commenced a Certificate III in Basic Health Care as part of an extended registration with East Coast TAFE. The College delivers this course on campus, with training provided by Pacific’s registered nursing staff and Dr Peter McMahon.
Pacific also supports student access to further Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses through a personal and customary case-by-case arrangement. Students and parents interested in alternative pathways are advised of various opportunities through external providers as they arise and are then supported by the College to achieve their desired outcomes.
The range of external certificate and diploma courses that Pacific students have been successful in completing in the past include:
- Certificate III in Basic Health Care;
- Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology;
- Certificate III in Sport and Recreation;
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care;
- Certificate IV in Music;
- Diploma of Business;
- Diploma in Makeup; and
- Trade training courses at Caloundra.