Curriculum

SEDA College engages students in their education through their interest and passions such as Sport, High Performance and Building and Trade. Students complete the Victorian Certificate Applied Learning (VCAL) and Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificates.

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a recognised senior secondary qualification for students in Years 11 and 12. To obtain an Intermediate or Senior VCAL you must complete 10 credits from across the below VCAL strands.

The curriculum is developed by our expert teaching staff, in collaboration with our industry partners so that students develop the knowledge, skills and attributes of current industry professionals. Students are immersed in industry through work placements, community events and various industry experiences. This combination enables our students to acquire the skills to support future educational and employment pathways.

Areas of Study

SEDA College students engage in Areas of Study that provide context and enhance learning through their interest in sport and recreation

Sport development program

Through a range of practical experiences, learn about athlete training and development, data analysis, anatomy/physiology, energy systems, training principles, nutrition and sport specific training. The VCAL strands of Personal Development, Literacy and Numeracy are integrated throughout this Area of Study.

SEDA College aims to develop a student’s physical and mental wellbeing to cope with the things that life throws at them. With a strong literacy focus, Healthy Living involves students investigating respectful relationships, drugs and alcohol, safe partying and social inclusion all of which aim to better equip students within our current society.

In meeting the requirements of the VCAL Personal Development Skills strand students will improve their leadership skills and put their ideas into action by organising events and activities out of the classroom. They will also recognise the importance of environmental sustainability and use measures to conserve nature for future generations.

Through MyPLAN meetings, the work that students do within the Areas of Study and on Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) placements, students will explore career pathways in real work settings and acquire transferrable skills that employers value. Students explore the value of volunteering, while building their resume and connecting with key professionals in their chosen industry. SWL provides students with a hands-on learning experience one day a week starting from Term 2. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the duties they might be expected to perform in the workplace.

Understand the influence of sport in the community and how it can shape culture, behaviour and bring people together. Link with community groups to organise and run community projects and activities. Through the integration of the VCAL Personal Development and Literacy strands students will work in groups, developing their collaborative, problem solving and teamwork skills as they put their ideas into action.

Sporting clubs have a significant influence on community life and culture. With a strong Numeracy focus, students will have the opportunity to liaise with sporting bodies and associations to plan, organise, design and manage their own club.

Develop the skills and attributes needed to teach sport skills to a wide variety of people. Access SEDA’s industry experts and sporting partners to gain a greater understanding of coaching principles and the development of coaching sessions. In Year 11 and Year 12 students undertake VET qualifications in sport and recreation, providing the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas within the industry.

high performance program

Develop a personal budget based on your first contract and relocate overseas or interstate to begin your professional sporting career in a real life simulation of a year in the life of a professional athlete. Real life application of numeracy skills is the emphasis of this area of study as you plan the budget of a high-performance camp for a group of elite athletes and consolidate your mathematical skills in designing a high-performance facility. 

Become an expert on the high-performance habits of athletes and apply these to a 14-day challenge. Set goals, develop solutions to barriers, select motivational leadership strategies and manage the resources required to increase your power, stamina, speed, and endurance. 

Sporting performance enhancement is the objective, so reflecting on where you end up after 14 days is critical to evaluating the impact of high-performance habits on your own performance.

SEDA College aims to develop a student’s physical and mental wellbeing to cope with the things that life throws at them. With a strong literacy focus, Healthy Living involves students investigating respectful relationships, drugs and alcohol, safe partying and social inclusion all of which aim to better equip students within our current society.

Through MyPLAN meetings, the work that students do within the Areas of Study and on Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) placements, students will explore career pathways in real work settings and acquire transferrable skills that employers value. Students explore the value of volunteering, while building their resume and connecting with key professionals in their chosen industry. SWL provides students with a hands-on learning experience one day a week starting from Term 2. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the duties they might be expected to perform in the workplace.

Understand the influence of sport in the community and how it can shape culture, behaviour and bring people together. Link with community groups to organise and run community projects and activities. Through the integration of the VCAL Personal Development and Literacy strands students will work in groups, developing their collaborative, problem solving and teamwork skills as they put their ideas into action.

Develop the skills and attributes needed to teach sport skills to a wide variety of people. Access SEDA’s industry experts and sporting partners to gain a greater understanding of coaching principles and the development of coaching sessions. In Year 11 and Year 12 students undertake VET qualifications in sport and recreation, providing the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas within the industry.

Building and Trade

This area of study is designed to build student knowledge and skills in managing their own mind and body for the demands of the building and construction industry. Students are exposed to a range of resources relating to exercise, nutrition and mental health to help them develop a holistic approach to coping in a physically demanding work environment.

We encourage students to create projects for themselves and the community using a broad range  of trade skills like plastering, bricklaying, carpentry and wall and floor tiling. Students will study both traditional and contemporary approaches to building and learn how to use emerging technologies. There is a focus on ‘Green Building’ and the need for creating environmentally friendly living spaces. They will get the chance to examine 5-Star Rating Systems in the building and construction industry.

This Area of Study focuses on developing leadership and management skills. Students will learn a variety of skills ranging from developing a business proposal to starting and running a business. We will help students develop the skills to manage both their time and money.

We recognise the need for SEDA College students to grow and develop in the areas of communication, problem-solving and teamwork. We want to empower them to be global citizens and find innovative solutions to problems. For this study area, students will undertake activities including building and repair work, teaching skills to children or organising community projects.

Through MyPLAN meetings, the work that students do within the Areas of Study and on Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) placements, students will explore career pathways in real work settings and acquire transferrable skills that employer’s value. Students explore the value of volunteering, while building their resume and connecting with key professionals in their chosen industry. SWL provides students with a hands-on learning experience one day a week starting from Term 2. Students gain an in-depth understanding of the duties they might be expected to perform in the workplace.

Develop the skills and attributes needed to work in the building and trade industry. In Year 11, students complete units in a variety of areas such as Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and Bricklaying before completing a full Certificate II in Building and Construction in Year 12.

learning Environment

The number one factor attributed to positive student outcomes is the teacher. Our ‘one teacher, one classroom’ model enables our teachers to take on a true mentoring approach.

Our teachers will walk alongside and support the individual journey of our students as they complete their secondary education. SEDA College teachers are experts in developing and maintaining positive teacher-student relationships. Mentor-style relationships are formed between teachers and students through their shared passions and interests.

This mutual connection enhances the bond our students have with their class and the school as a whole. In addition, the College has well developed support services available for all students. These include:

Two days a week an additional staff member is in the classroom to assist individualised student learning. They work with students who need to be extended academically and those that require additional academic support.

SEDA College has in place a team to support students with any wellbeing issues. They work with external practitioners and organisations to ensure all students have access to the best options available. We have integrated the learnings of Positive Education into the College program. Applying the philosophies of The Resilience Project (Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness), in conjunction with our role as a lead school in the Respectful Relationships initiative, enables a wellbeing focus in the day to day learnings of our students.

The College Pathways team works individually with each student to educate and help them develop their pathway opportunities. This is done through supporting the Structured Workplace Learning process and identifying possible education and employment pathways. As part of the annual school fees, each student receives a laptop enabling access to the curriculum for the year ahead and their SEDA College uniform. For each of our students this enhances the bond they share with their class and the school as a whole.

MyPLAN is a digital portfolio that supports students to track their individual goals, achievements, experiences, and growth during their time at SEDA College. Underpinning MyPLAN are the Work Skills and Personal Habits, which have been identified as important attributes, attitudes, and mindsets to develop in order to succeed at SEDA College and beyond. Development of the MyPLAN portfolio is supported with timetabled MyPLAN sessions in class and regular MyPLAN meetings between teachers, parents, and students. The five core Work Skills we believe are essential for student development are:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving
  • Self-Awareness
  • Planning & Organising

MySEDA is the Learning Management System (LMS) that students, parents and staff use as their central hub for communication, teaching and learning. MySEDA supports parents and guardians to stay connected with real-time access to student assessment, grades, reports, industry experiences and important notifications. It is available online and as a smartphone app.

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