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Stage 6 TAS Courses

Stage 6 Food Technology

For the purposes of the Food Technology Stage 6 Syllabus, food technology refers to knowledge and activities that relate to meeting food needs and wants. The provision and consumption of food are significant activities of human endeavour, with vast resources being expended across domestic, commercial and industrial settings. Food issues have a constant relevance to life. This concept underpins the subject and is reflected throughout the Preliminary and HSC courses.

Stage 6 Industrial Technology

Much of Australia's economic, social and cultural development can be related to the capacity of our industries to develop and use technology in the manufacture of goods and services. The effective and responsible application of industrial technologies has a direct bearing upon the quality of our lives. For this reason, the study of industrial technology and its role in industry is relevant and purposeful for many students. The subject provides students with a choice of six different focus area industries, through which they can study the course. These focus areas have been chosen to cover a wide range of potentially accessible and locally available technologies.

Students choose to study ONE of SIX focus areas. The same area is to be studied in both the Preliminary and HSC courses.

The focus areas are:

 · Automotive Technologies

· Electronics Technologies

· Graphics Technologies

· Metal and Engineering Technologies

· Multimedia Technologies

· Timber Products and Furniture Technologies.

The embolden dot points are offered for study at MAHS. Both the Preliminary and HSC courses are organised around four sections:

A. Industry Study

B. Design, Management and Communication

C. Production

D. Industry Related Manufacturing Technology.

Stage 6 Hospitality Curriculum Framework

Industry curriculum frameworks provide students with the opportunity to gain industry recognised national vocational qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as part of their NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).  

HSC courses within industry curriculum frameworks count as Board Developed unit credit for the HSC. Frameworks include an HSC examination which provides the opportunity for students to have this HSC examination mark contribute to the calculation of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). 1.1 AQF VET qualifications available in the Hospitality Curriculum Framework

The Hospitality Curriculum Framework is based on qualifications and units of competency contained in the nationally endorsed SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package. The AQF VET qualifications available in the Hospitality Curriculum Framework are:

· SIT20213 Certificate II in Hospitality

· SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

· SIT30813 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery – Statement of Attainment only

· SIT31013 Certificate III in Catering Operations – Statement of Attainment only

HSC VET courses in the Hospitality Curriculum Framework are made up of:

· units of competency - associated HSC mandatory units of competency - associated HSC stream units of competency - HSC elective units of competency

· HSC outcomes and content

· mandatory HSC work placement requirements.

Work placement requirements:-

Work placement is a mandatory HSC requirement within this Framework and appropriate hours have been assigned to each HSC VET course.

Work placement is to be undertaken in an appropriate hospitality work environment.

Students undertaking courses as part of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship will meet the mandatory work placement hour requirements through the on-the-job training component of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

For units of competency that must be assessed in a hospitality work environment, work placement provides an opportunity to collect evidence required for a student to be deemed competent.

Work placement also provides an opportunity for students to undertake ‘service periods' for the collection of evidence of work performance required by the holistic units of competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted for mandatory work placement requirements. Students' outside employment (ie not under the auspices of the school) may be recognised towards the requirement for work placement in a VET course

Stage 6 Information and Digital Technology

Curriculum Framework

Industry Curriculum Frameworks provide students with the opportunity to gain industry-recognised national vocational qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as part of their NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).

 

HSC courses within Industry Curriculum Frameworks count as Board Developed unit credit for the HSC. Frameworks include an HSC examination which provides the opportunity for students to have this HSC examination mark contribute to the calculation of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

 

AQF VET qualifications available in the Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework

 

The Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework is based on a qualification and units of competency contained in the nationally endorsed Information and Communications Technology Training Package (ICA11).

 

The AQF VET qualifications available in the Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework are:

  • ICA30111 Statement of Attainment towards Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

 

HSC VET courses in the Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework are made up of:

  • units of competency
  • associated HSC mandatory units of competency
  • associated HSC stream units of competency
  • HSC elective units of competency
  • HSC outcomes and content
  • mandatory HSC work placement requirements.

 

For a student to be considered to have satisfactorily completed a course within the Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework they must meet the:

  • HSC VET course requirements
  • requirements for satisfactory course completion (refer to the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES)

There must be sufficient evidence that the student has:

  • followed the course developed by the Board
  • applied themselves with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the course
  • achieved some or all of the course outcomes
  • undertaken the mandatory work placement.

 

Work placement is a mandatory HSC requirement within this Framework and appropriate hours have been assigned to HSC VET courses.

 

Students must complete the following work placement for Information and Digital Technology Curriculum Framework courses.

 

 

Information and Digital Technology Framework course

Minimum work placement requirement

Information and Digital Technology
(120 indicative hours)

35 hours

Information and Digital Technology
(240 indicative hours)

70 hours