Compulsory Year 10
Year 10 English is about getting you ready for your senior years. Whether you choose a VCAL pathway or a VCE pathway, Year 10 English will get you ready for senior success. You will study documentaries, learn how to critically engage with all media, including social media, craft texts, and read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (and watch the Muppets adaptation of it of course). There are a range of assessment tasks, all designed with VCAL and VCE outcomes in mind.
The study of Literature focusses on the meaning of texts, how texts connect to one another, and the power of the reader. Studying Literature broadens your understanding of important movements such as Marxism, Feminism, and Postcolonialism and is vital for anyone interested in issues to do with gender, race, and power. At least one Literature major is a required subject for anyone who wishes to purse a VCE Literature pathway, it’s also a great choice for any students who love to read.
The journalism minor elective will give you the skills and the experience needed to tackle the world of print and online journalism. You will study journalism from traditional print to modern-day media such as blogs, social media and video. Along the way you will create, edit and publish a Monivae College magazine, newspaper and/or blog and will speak with experts from the industry. Perfect for anyone interested in a career in the media, writing, or publishing.
Sick of staring at a blank page? Do you know you have great ideas, but struggle to get the words out? Or are you a confident writer searching for a way to get yourself heard? The creative writing elective will give you the opportunity to create and publish your own texts, giving you skills in a field of your choice such as fiction, poetry, or online writing. You’ll hear from real authors, and by the end of the semester every student will publish at least one piece of writing.
Year 10 Advanced Mathematics
You will study algebra (expansion and factorisation of algebraic expressions), geometry, probability, surds, indices, logarithms, linear relationships, trigonometry and quadratic functions. It prepares you for Year 11 Mathematical methods or Mathematical methods and Specialist mathematics. Your assessment tasks include topic tests, skills assignments, problem solving tasks, application tasks and end of semester examinations. You are required to have a TI-Nspire CX II CAS calculator.
Year 10 Mainstream Mathematics
You will study algebra (expansion and factorisation of algebraic expressions), geometry, probability, surds, indices, logarithms, linear relationships and trigonometry. It prepares you for Year 11 General Mathematics (or possibly Year 11 Mathematical methods if your grades are appropriate). Your assessment tasks include topic tests, skills assignments, problem solving tasks, application tasks and end of semester examinations. You are required to have a TI-Nspire CX II CAS calculator.
Year 10 Consolidating Mathematics
This unit is designed for students who need to improve their basic skills. Teacher recommendation is required. You will study algebra, consumer mathematics, geometry, statistics, probability, indices, measurement and trigonometry. This subject prepares you for Year 11 Foundation mathematics. It does not lead to Year 11 General Mathematics. Your assessment tasks include tests, skills assignments, problem solving tasks, application tasks and examinations. You must have a scientific calculator.
Compulsory Year 10
In the Year 10 curriculum, students explore systems at different scales and connect microscopic and macroscopic properties to explain phenomena. Students explore classical genetics and inheritance patterns, applying this knowledge to the theory of Evolution and Natural Selection. They investigate the structure and function of DNA exploring real life applications that involve manipulation of this molecule. Students will also explore Chemistry, Forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion. Once basic knowledge has been learned they will apply and extend their understanding in an extended practical investigation.
By the end of Year 10, students have the capacity to design and carry out investigations to answer particular scientific questions. They learn how to formally structure their thoughts and communicate their conclusions using appropriate scientific language.
In this elective, students will gain an understanding of the systems on Earth that support life, then explore how human activities impact on the environment and steps that can be taken to reduce this impact. Students will monitor the local environment, with the potential for visits to a local wetland that is the focus of a restoration project. Take the opportunity to discover your local environment and learn how to make a positive impact on our planet while developing skills that will be useful in the VCE Environmental Studies or Biology course.
Agricultural Studies 1
Reviewing local agricultural farming systems, the technology in use now and what could be used in the future. Review alternative farming systems that could be used to add an additional income stream to traditional farming systems. Understand the impact of farming on climate and how to reduce our impact on the environment. Students will use this knowledge and skills to develop an exciting and alternative farm plan for the Monivae Farm. This course will be ideal for students who wish to go onto a Certificate course in Agriculture or Horticulture or VCE studies in Agriculture, Horticulture or Environmental Science.
Agricultural Studies 2
Reviewing local agricultural farming systems, the technology in use now and what could be used in the future. Students can work individually or in small groups on a project in an area of interest within the Agricultural industry.
This course will be ideal for students who wish to go onto a Certificate course in Agriculture or Horticulture or VCE studies in Agriculture, Horticulture or Environmental Science.
Psychology: Opening minds
This course studies developing areas within the field of psychology. Students examine three contemporary disciplines, including an introduction to the fields of forensic psychology-“The dark side”, sports psychology-“Motivation and confidence”, positive psychology-“The pursuit of happiness”. Activities will include completion of psychological experiments and research tasks. This course provides students with useful psychological skills and prepares students for VCE Psychology.
The inner workings of animals
The inner workings of animals elective involves investigating the body systems of a range of animals, from simple to complex. You may compare the changes in structural features such as eyes, hearts, skeletons, and reproduction in insects through to mammals. You will gain skills and experience in dissecting and using microscopes. This elective suits anyone interested in Biology, Vet science, Health and Agricultural Science.
Disclaimer: you will be expected to actively participate in all dissections.
A virtual world is out there for us to look at and create. How can we use the worlds of VR, Gaming design, 360 degree cameras, 3D printing, Laser Cutters and Drones to make a difference in the world we live in. A flexible and independent approach to this unit will see students select an area of interest and develop and complete a project that gives benefit to our community.
STEM (Digital Technologies)
A virtual world is out there for us to look at and create. The worlds of VR, Gaming design, 360 degree cameras, 3D printing, Laser Cutters and Drones will all feature in this semester-based study. Learn how to use these technologies and design and develop products from each of these technologies.
How does that work?
Welcome to the world of Physics, have you ever wondered how things work?
In this project base learning elective you will have the chance to investigate a challenging problem or question based in Physics (of your own choice.) Your project will give you the chance to engage in an experimental design, the process of questioning, finding resources, and applying information by conducting your own experiment to explain your problem or question.
You will have the opportunity to make decisions about the project, such as what you will create and how, and be able to communicate your ideas in your own voices.
In this elective you will follow through the realistic processes of analysing a crime scene, by undertaking experiments including blood splatter, fingerprints, and DNA profiling, the major component will involve you being the first person at a crime scene and solving a mystery death. By the end of this unit, you will have enhanced your understanding of scientific procedure and improved your scientific experimental skills. Perfect for anyone interested in a career in the science area.
Agricultural Skills 1
Students will learn a variety of basic skills necessary to begin their career in an agricultural industry and around the backyard. These skills can include, Cows Create Careers, simple tools care and maintenance, and the growth and propagation of plants.
This course will lead directly to the Agricultural Studies elective and into a Certificate course in Agriculture or Horticulture.
Agricultural Skills 2
Students will learn a variety of basic skills necessary to begin their career in an agricultural industry and around the backyard. These skills can include (and will be dependent on the semester that elective runs in) Chemical Handling, the weather and its impact on farming. Preparation and maintenance of equipment for various animal health activities. This course will lead directly to the Agricultural studies elective and into a Certificate course in Agriculture or Horticulture.
Compulsory Year 10
Geography and economics and business
Students will understand how human activities and natural processes shape environments and the wellbeing of people. Students will measure change, assess impacts, and assess solutions to complex problems that shape the lives of people. Students will explore the concepts of liveability, wellbeing, economic performance and living standards and use economic terminology to explain variations in different economies, proposing solutions to problems facing the global economy.
History and civics and citizenship
Students will investigate events from 1918 until present day and determine how they influenced modern-day Australia. Case studies such as World War II, the twentieth century rights and freedoms campaigns and the migration experiences of ‘new’ Australians introduces students to the broader impacts of global trends on the development of the nation. Students will learn about the enshrining of our Constitutional rights through the high court and Australia’s global roles and responsibilities.
Markets and money
Students will develop an economist's view of the world. Economics looks at how consumers and businesses behave in a market economy and how they make decisions. You will use case studies to develop knowledge and understanding of the role of markets. You will explore the nature of money and how and why goods are produced, distributed and consumed in society. This will provide a background knowledge for students who wish to undertake VCE Accounting or Business Management
Making and breaking the law
Students will develop an understanding of Australia's political system. They will investigate how political parties are formed and how they underpin democratic processes. Students will explore criminal and civil law and investigate Australian cases. They will explore the role of courts in adjudicating disputes. Students will explore the role of, and relationship between parliament and courts in developing law. This will support students who wish to undertake VCE Legal Studies
Have you ever wondered where your money comes from? Or how to best manage your money? Do you use a mobile phone, have you considered the charges associated with your plan? In this unit you will learn about earning, spending, saving and investing your money, you will learn about taxation. You will investigate how to be an informed consumer, how to avoid scams and to shop safely online. This will provide a background knowledge for students who wish to undertake VCE Accounting or Business Management
Crime and punishment through the ages
The study of crime and punishment explores how society deals with those who commit crimes. You will investigate the different types of crimes through the ages and consider the evolution of punishment through the ages as we reach a ‘just’ society. You will look at the many factors that influence a person’s criminal behaviour. This will provide a background knowledge for students who wish to undertake VCE History or Legal Studies.
History through popular culture
Why are historical people and events so often used in the name of entertainment? Would Ned Kelly be as infamous if he was a shearer? Does watching night at the museum give you insight into the influential people throughout history? Can games capture historical events accurately? In this unit you will consider why certain events or people are viewed a certain way, you will consider how accurate media such as horrible histories is, in portraying historical circumstances. Is it really ok to change history for entertainment? Throughout this unit students will explore how historical events and people are used through the lens of films, music, books and games. This will support students who wish to undertake VCE History.
Fieldwork in Geography
Do you like learning outside of the classroom? Fieldwork is the hands-on ‘doing’ of geography, and in this unit students will experience first-hand learning in actual situations. Students will connect with their surrounding environment, as well as developing ties with their local community. Students will understand, explain and think about their surroundings as well as collecting data. During the timetabled classes students will go offsite to undertake geographical investigations, as well as deepening their geographical skills such as field sketching, collection and presentation of data, as well as many more. This will support students who wish to undertake VCE Geography.
Compulsory Year 10: CORE
This year you will complete and be awarded the Certificate of Religious Education. This certificate, otherwise known as CORE, is accredited by the Catholic Education Office (Ballarat) and is awarded as a digital badge that you can link to your CV, social media or LinkedIn. CORE is a combination of self-paced online modules where you learn key theological concepts in preparation for VCE Religion and Society or VCAL Religious Education, and a self-driven Problem Based Learning (PBL) project.
Health and PE
Compulsory Year 10
In Year 10 HPE students will cover topics such as men’s and women’s health issues, first aid and sports injuries, physical activity in life and general health matters. This is aimed at helping students to make healthier decisions that will enhance their personal health and wellbeing. Practical activities covered range from athletics, fitness training and testing, soccer, futsal, badminton, volleyball, hockey and dance.
Exercise and sports science
The body is an amazing machine! In this elective, you will explore how the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and energy systems work together to produce movement and adapt to the demands of exercise. You will study essentials of sports nutrition and understand the role of diet in maximising athletic performance. The role of physical activity, sport and society in developing and promoting healthier lifestyles will be examined. This subject will prepare you for further studies in VCE Physical Education.
Health and human development
This unit provides students with a broad understanding of health and wellbeing. There is a strong focus on the dimensions of health and wellbeing and development for youth, as well as the various biological, sociocultural and environmental factors that influence these. Food and nutrition for good health and wellbeing is explored along with the key aspects of Australia’s healthcare system such as Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Private Health Insurance. Overall this is an exciting unit that prepares students for VCE Health and Human Development.
Outdoors and environmental studies
This unit leads into Years 11 and 12 VCE studies. Students will learn about different kinds of environments and how to interact sustainably with these through a variety of hands-on practical excursions. Students will explore the concept of sustainability and the importance of this for the environment. Topics will incorporate minimal impact strategies and codes of conduct, linking sustainable practices to practical experiences.
Students will also be looking at the technology and equipment involved in different outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, learning to cook on a trangia, surfing, scuba diving and canoeing. Students will understand how their activities impact the environment and learn strategies to lessen the impact we have on our surroundings.
Male health and fitness
Wanting to develop your technique in the gym? Become more knowledgeable in the areas of male health and fitness with this minor elective. During your studies you will engage in a wide variety of practical sessions that focus around resistance training techniques, pilates, yoga, aerobic and anaerobic capabilities, as well as group fitness and how to properly recover to ensure you stay fit and healthy throughout your life.
Women's health and fitness
Want to gain confidence in the gym and develop your physical skills? Become more knowledgeable in the areas of female health and fitness with this minor elective. During your studies you will engage in a wide variety of practical sessions that focus around resistance training techniques, pilates, yoga, sport skill capabilities, as well as group fitness and how to properly recover to ensure you stay fit and healthy throughout your life.
Recreational pursuits and world sports
Most Australians love to relax by doing….nothing! The recreational pursuits aims to provide students with the experience and knowledge for effectively using “me time” to enhance wellbeing, social, health and fitness outcomes. Participants will engage in a wide variety of practical activities including cycling, croquet, yoga, lawn bowls, tennis, aquatic endeavours, racquet sports and other sports from around the world.
Outdoor and environmental studies: Water and Land
In this unit, students will be discovering land-based environments and learning how to interact sustainably with these. Students will be looking at the technology and equipment involved in different outdoor activities including hiking, camping and learning to cook on a Trangia, surfing, fishing and canoeing. Students will understand how their activities impact the environment and learn strategies to lessen the impact we have on our surroundings.
YouTube. TikTok. Snapchat. How do these platforms inform how you view the world? This elective will explore the world of traditional and social media. You will study a variety of films from different genres and create your own short film. Along the way you will also create your own animation and research some of the issues in the media including media ownership and fake news. Perfect for anyone interested in a career in the film industry, radio, television or on social media.
Music - The Performer 1
Music- The Performer 1 will give you the opportunity to learn and develop the skills you need to be a confident performer on your instrument or voice. You will explore rehearsal techniques, develop skills on your instrument and harness performance nerves as you learn to perform to a range of audiences as a soloist and within a group. You will explore a range of music and performances and write music for your instrument. Perfect for those aspiring to undertake VCE Music and/or those who wish to be a musician.
Music - The Performer 2
Music- The Performer 2 will give you the opportunity to build on the skills learning in Music- The Performer 1. You will explore and develop the skills you need to be a
confident performer on your instrument or voice. You will explore rehearsal techniques, develop skills on your instrument and harness performance nerves as you learn to
perform to a range of audiences as a soloist and within a group. You will explore more complex music and develop more sophisticated performances and write music for your
instrument. Perfect for those aspiring to undertake VCE Music and/or those who wish to be a musician.
Drama Devising 2
*You will have taken Drama devising 1 to take this subject
Building on the skills learned in Drama Devising 1, you will continue to explore the dramatic elements and production areas to devise your own performances. You will explore Eclectic theatre, including transformation of time, place and space and application of symbol. You will work collaboratively in groups to create performances from a range of ideas/topics/concepts. You will bring all of this together to create and perform a solo drama performance at the end of semester performance evening
Drama - Production 2
In drama production 2, you will work creatively and imaginatively to interpret a range of written scripts. You will look at a range of theatre styles and identify how these can be applied to a script. You will develop skills in interpreting characters, exploring costume design, set design and props. You will also explore designing lighting and sound, as well as directing.
Film music and composing with technology
Have you ever wondered how the atmosphere is created in your favourite movie? The answer lies in the music. This elective will explore how music is used to create effect, atmosphere, establish a setting and reinforce the narrative. You will explore how to use sound effects, and loops and explore how to compose and create music using the latest apps and software. You will learn about the works of famous film composers and how they have influenced movie making.
If you love to sing and would like to develop your voice within a group, then Choir is the choice for you! We will be singing well known music as a group, learning the techniques to sound confident and in tune and learning to sing harmony lines.
Drama - Theatre Sports
Improvisation is fun! It’s about harnessing your creativity in a positive and safe environment. It is based on the following principles: acceptance, being positive, being in the moment, making your partner look good, embracing and removing fear, enjoying failure and storytelling. Regardless of experience, background or training, everybody can benefit from impro.
Do you want to be involved in the theatre without having to step on stage? Did you know there are many roles you can take on that are behind the scenes? Think costume design, make-up, sound and lighting, set pieces, directing and many more. If this sounds like something you would be interested in then this subject is for you. Over the course of the semester we will work alongside the senior drama students to build set pieces, create costumes, design sound effects and even have a go at directing a show.
Podcasting is one of the largest growing media markets in the world. In this elective you will create your own podcast, on a topic and in a genre of your choice. You will use audio editing software to produce episodes of your podcast, focusing on voice production and techniques. By the end of the semester you will have produced and published your own podcast.
If you enjoy playing in a concert band instrument, this elective will broaden your skills as a soloist and as a member of a group. You will extend your knowledge of concert band music and learn how to balance your part within the group. You will perform within a concert band, learn to lead the band and learn conducting skills and rehearsal techniques. You will use technology to arrange music for a concert band. Perfect for those who like to play in an ensemble and wish to advance their skill as a musician.
Visual Art & Technology
Click here to download a Visual Art & Technology subject guide with images of works and more information about this faculty.
Year 9 is a fantastic way to experience all aspects of what Art has to offer. You will create 3D sculptures and develop your 2D skills. This includes drawing, printmaking, collage and painting. You will use a variety of materials as well as developing and learning new techniques.
The Painting elective will be a fun and exciting class directed at developing your painting skills and creating a variety of finished works. You will enjoy using a range of paints, such as watercolour, acrylic and oils. You will learn new techniques in order to create abstract and realistic work. This is a great class if you have a love of painting or simply want to develop and learn new skills.
To participate in this subject, students will need to have completed PAINTING 1 to gain the foundational skills and knowledge needed before extension. In this class, students will build on prior learning
of different painting movements, techniques and mediums, emulating different styles of contemporary art, and pursuing personal areas of interest within the world of painting whilst reflecting on other artist’s work and practices.
Visual Communication Design
This subject covers the three professional design areas of communication design, industrial design, and environmental design. It includes learning and applying technical drawing skills such as
perspective and isometric drawings. You will learn how to work within a client brief and create both conceptual and constructed designs. This is perfect for anyone wanting to work in a Visual Industry such
as Advertising or Design.
The Ceramics major elective will give you the skills to build and create a range of ceramic objects. You will gain an understanding of different types of clay and hand building skills. You will bisque fire and glaze your work to create exciting and colourful finished products. You will study the history of ceramics and look at a variety of ceramic artists, gaining an understanding of their techniques and inspiration.
To participate in this subject, students will need to have completed CERAMICS 1 to gain the foundational skills needed before extension. In this class, students will build on prior knowledge and understanding of different construction techniques with challenging projects such as making a bust, expanding options for glaze finishes, and pursuing personal areas of interest within the world of ceramics
whilst reflecting on other artist’s work and practices.
Photography and Photoshop
This class is a buzz as we impart a huge amount of tools and skills in a short period of time. You will look at Photographic Composition and inspiring artists, have opportunity to take multiple photos with classmates and develop your photo taking skills. You will also learn the basics of the program Photoshop, and the vast options of how to develop your photos into other artworks such as Movie Posters, using
your creativity and design.
Drawing is the basis of almost all Art and Design, and a skill that can be endlessly developed. This class will look at multiple types of drawing, whether realistic, abstract, or technical, giving you the
tools and opportunity to succeed in creating your artworks. The Drawing major elective is a class to create multiple artworks in a variety of mediums and styles, including pastel, pencil, fineliner
and charcoal, and looking at existing artists for inspiration and methodology.
Wood - Outdoor furniture
This unit is designed to further a student’s level of practical skill, and their understanding of creative processes, through design / construction of an ADIRONDACK CHAIR (or table). Students will look at the many design aspects possible, consider various options, selecting relevance to their particular situation, before creating their own chair/table. They research, create sketches, produce accurate plans and construct a scale model.
Wood - Cabinets
Cabinets are a part of our everyday lives. Storage for clothing, sporting goods, gumboots or maybe Dad’s vinyl LPs! This elective offers students an opportunity to create a small cabinet for their personal domain using plywood sheets, and learning the skills required to join sheet materials.
Wood - Dog’s life
“Man’s Best Friend” deserves to be spoiled, and in this elective, you will be given the opportunity to treat your furry-friend like a king. You will research, design and plan a castle or comfy bed which has your own personalised touch to best suit the needs of your best friend. You will use Sketch-Up, a 3D design software program, along with a well planned Design Folio to show your design and understand the products and process needed to create your masterpiece. You will learn and practice new practical woodworking techniques and skills using a range of materials, tools and machinery to create your design all the while maintaining a strong focus on safety in the workshop. The aim is to encourage students to use creativity and enjoy the pleasure of seeing their personal designs come to life.
Wood - Makin' stuff
The limit is your imagination! In this Major elective you will be given the freedom of choice to plan, design and create your own individual project. You will use Sketch-up, a 3D design software program, along with a well-planned Design Folio to show your planned design and understand the products and process needed to create your masterpiece. You will learn and practise new practical woodworking techniques and skills using a range of materials, tools, and machinery to create your design all the while maintaining a strong focus on safety in the workshop. The aim of this elective is to encourage you to use creativity and enjoy the pleasures of seeing your own personal design come to life.
Food - Multicultural Food
Australia is a hugely multicultural country. Food functions as a universal language and illustrates the history and culture of the place and/or country it represents. Students will be introduced to different ingredients, foods and their origins from around the world and the sensory properties of different cultural foods. Students will also learn about Australian native ingredients and their uses. They will develop the skill of altering recipes to suit their own personal liking.
Textiles - Second time around
Textile waste is growing faster than ever before – our responsibility as a consumer is to play our part in reducing this concerning trend. This subject will look at why people throw their clothes away and how this impacts our environment and the world we live in. The practical part of Second Time Around will involve visiting local Op Shops and other venues where we can choose items that we will use to complete 2 main projects – one item of clothing that we upcycle and one item of soft furnishing that you can use in your bedroom. You will be able to use other items that you collect from home, the community and generally saving from being thrown out to add to your Op Shop purchases. Imagination, creativity and thinking outside the box will be required to design and create your upcycled masterpieces.
The Drawing minor elective will be a fun and relaxing class directed at developing your drawing skills and creating a variety of finished works. You will enjoy using a range of drawing materials, such as
charcoal, colour pencil and biro, developing drawings into well rendered and realistic work. This is a great class if you have a love of drawing or simply want to develop and learn new skills.
In the Printmaking elective you will learn a number of printing techniques, including Lino, Relief, Silk Screen, Collagraph and Etching. These will be printed using different inks on a printing press and allow you to develop your understanding of line, shape, space, and composition. Printmaking is a unique form of expressing your art skills and involves tactile methods to create.
Wood - Skateboards
Skater or not, you can still be a part of this fun elective. As the name suggests, you will be fabricating a skateboard deck from scratch using interesting techniques, tools, and materials. Whether you will be showing off at the skatepark to impress the onlookers, or you just want to display your decorated deck on your bedroom wall, you will have fun learning the skills to create and decorate your masterpiece all the while maintaining a strong focus on safety in the workshop.
· NB There is a cost of materials associated with this course.
Wood - Pallet creations
Recycling is the ‘new normal’ so what could be created from an old pallet? Well the only limit really is your imagination! Craft magazines, on D.I.Y. TV we’ve seen everything, but what would your imagination encourage you to create? In this elective, students will be given the reins to dream up a project only using the materials from an old pallet (or two). Patio furniture, planter boxes, rustic shelves, almost anything can be created and for next to no cost. Repurposing, recycling materials, and considering the environmental benefits is our new normal.
For those with a preference for working with metal materials this course allows students to learn about techniques and tools involved in shaping, bending and joining of sheetmetal as they create a tool tray project. This course is an excellent lead-in for those interested in pursuing an Engineering pathway offered at Monivae in Year 10.
Food - Just Desserts
We eat desserts to make our lives more enjoyable and keep us in good mood. Students will learn how to make different types of desserts from different parts of the world by using different cooking and presentation skills and share with families and friends. Students will become competent in a range of increasingly complex preparation techniques and cooking methods, using a broad range of ingredients and equipment. Ingredients should be handled, prepared and cooked following safe and hygienic practices and pupils should be provided with opportunities to make choices and demonstrate creativity.
Textiles - The Dressmaker
How to get the perfect fit! Make it in the colour you want! Get the satisfaction of making your own design! Making your own clothes offers up lots of choices for fabric colour, texture, pattern and design.
This unit will give each student the opportunity to purchase a pattern of their choice and customise it to a personal fit, with their own fabric and extras. Learn how to adjust, alter and reproduce designs that suit you and are on trend. Learn the tips and tricks for pattern sewing and get the look you are after.
Textiles - Being Crafty
Beads, buttons, crystals, leather, jewellery, accessories – the list is endless of craft resources and ideas. Designing and using your imagination to create your own masterpieces gives you pieces that you can keep, give away as gifts, share with others and the self-satisfaction of accomplishing a new skill. This unit will explore different techniques and mediums and you will then work on an individual project of your choice. Find your passion and expertise and then create a unique product.
Students will extend their knowledge and skills in basic Indonesian and begin to look more closely at how the language works.
A main part of this course will be on becoming more fluent and confident in learning a foreign language through more regular use of Indonesian in the classroom.
There will be frequent interactions with Indonesian high school students through technology in order to improve language skills and to learn more about Indonesian culture first-hand.
The focus will be on current Indonesian youth culture by learning more about Indonesian teenagers through the study of trending films and music among young people, social media and vlogging. There will also be a focus on more current issues among Indonesian teenagers.
Students will develop skills in translating and apply them in a variety of interesting and relevant tasks.
Cadets has a long-standing history at Monivae and has seen many students grow in self-confidence and further their leaderships skills during their time in cadets. From Year 9 – 12, students may remain in the cadet unit to continue their training as well as form part of the leadership group. For more information click here
Accelerated VCE Studies
For more details on these subjects, visit the Year 11 and 12 page
- VCE Accounting
- VCE Business management
- VCE Health and human development
- VCE Psychology
- VCE Studio arts
Certificate II in Automotive
A two-year pre-vocational course of study that provides a pathway into the automotive industry through an apprenticeship or higher education. It enables students to gain an understanding of automotive theory and culture and the skills to enhance their employment and further training prospects within the Automotive and allied industries. Students will attain “work ready” knowledge and skills applicable to a variety of career paths in the automotive industry such as automotive repair and service and the retail sector. For more information click here
Certificate II Building
The program provides specialised training in basic construction, first aid and the construction industry white card. This enhances employment prospects within the building and construction industry. Four VCE VET are attained, Unit 1 and 2 and a Unit 3-4 sequence and a 10% increment to the ATAR. Students will also have achieved credits towards the pre-apprenticeship certificate, comprising the certificate core and some stream specific modules, which will prepare students for employment in areas such as carpentry, painting and decorating, bricklaying and wall and floor tiling. For more information click here
Certificate II Engineering
The course provides students with a solid foundation in the basic principles of engineering with an overview of engineering, fabricating and electrical components that would be experienced and expanded on in the manufacturing and engineering industries. The program enables a recognized credential and a more informed choice of vocation and career paths at apprenticeship, traineeship and higher education. On completion of the certificate students are eligible for 4 VCE units, 2 at 1-2 level and 2 at 3-4 level. There is scored assessment at unit 3-4 level that contributes to the ATAR.
Certificate II Kitchen operations (Hospitality)
The course caters for basic commercial cooking and creative preparation skills. It provides involvement with industry experts, excursions and catering shifts. For the second year of the course students either complete Kitchen Operations or transfer to Certificate II in Hospitality, which has more front of house management. In the second-year students attain units at 3-4 level and a scored assessment to contribute to their ATAR. The course has been designed to articulate with Certificate IV in Hospitality and Hospitality and Events courses as well as lead to cookery apprenticeships. For more information click here
Certificate III in Screen and media
The course provides students with entry level training in the exciting new medium of digital technology by introducing the fundamentals of 3D design and animation. It also provides a focus on getting students ready for further study in the gaming industry. The course provides students with a broad range of knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in the screen and media industry in areas such as film and television production, animation, radio broadcasting and photography. As HDSC does not offer scored assessment it can’t count in the ATAR. For more information click here
Hair and beauty
This is a two-year dual delivery program merging units from Certificate II in Salon assistant and Certificate II in Retail cosmetics. Students gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills at an entry level standard to enhance career prospects within the hairdressing and make up industries. Career opportunities include salons, spas, events, advertising, modelling agencies and cosmetic counters. At the end of the program successful students will receive two full qualifications in both certificates but they are only at the unit 1-2 level.
Certificate II in Agriculture
This course is designed to encourage students to understand the industry and gain experience and basic skills. This includes livestock, farm work, environmental sustainability, chemical usage, farm maintenance. Agriculture and agribusiness are diverse sectors including both plant and animal-based production systems. There are careers on farm and in Agribusiness enterprises that supply agriculture goods and services. This sector is a leader in the uptake of technology including the use of GIS and GPS. Holiday block training is required in order to fulfill practical components
Certificate II in Agriculture as an SBA
This course provides an entry level occupation in agriculture enabling students to select a livestock or cropping context as a job focus. This wide range of industry relevant units suit future agriculture career goals and interests ranging from apprenticeships to managerial positions and undergraduate courses. Students undertaking this course do a traineeship with an employer and study modules selected in consultation with their employer through RIST. Work placement is combined with study at RIST which is done on a school day.
Certificate ll in Sport Coaching
The IVET Sport Coaching program has been developed with community sport and passionate sporting students in mind.
Students who complete this program will develop a variety of skills and the knowledge to contribute to sport at the community level in assistant coaching or official roles. The program includes practical coaching and officiating experience that will challenge and ultimately build student confidence, and decision-making skills. The opportunity also exists for students to improve their own sporting performance by learning about physical conditioning.
Certificate II in Health Services
This program allows students to be educated and engaged in the health services industry. During this program students will have an opportunity undertake practical sessions in a simulated work environment. This will give the students opportunities to undertake numerous roles and tasks within the health services assistance field.
Certificate III in Health Services Assistant
This course is ideal for people interested in working in entry level roles in the health sector and are interested in pursuing a career supporting clients in acute and aged care environments. In this course you will learn to communicate and work in the Health Industry, infection prevention, assist with movement, standards of service and behaviours of concern. Possible career paths include hospital orderly, ward assistant, patient support assistant, cleaner in health care setting, kitchen support worker in a health care setting and allied health assistant.
Certificate II in Early Childhood
This course enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and education experiences for young children.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This course allows students to gain skills you need to provide quality education to children. This course is ideal if you are passionate about the development of young children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting. During this course you will be required to perform a total of 120 hours of structured workplace learning over 2 years in a variety of settings. You will learn how to care for babies and children up to 12 years old, how to develop positive relationships with children, how to provide experiences to support children’s playing and learning, childhood development and workplace health and safety and first aid.
If you are passionate about something, already have a business in an industry you love, or are interested in taking part in a business mentoring program, you should consider applying for Ignite.
Successful applicants will work with a mentor to create a portfolio over the course of the year related to your passion. The portfolio will be assessed using a new framework we have developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne, and can form part of the students’ CVs and tertiary applications.
Monivae College Sports Academy
Monivae College Sports Academy (MCSA) is offered to students in Years 7 - 10. This program allows eligible students to develop their skills and knowledge to achieve at elite levels in either: Cricket, Basketball, Netball, AFL Football or Swimming, with dedicated time within their timetable for specialist coaching and training. Students in Year 10 complete 10 periods per cycle in the MCSA.
For more information about the MCSA program, click here