The Western Australian Curriculum provides teachers and supporting staff information to help plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents. The curriculum is established by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA).
In the Senior School years of 11 to 13, the focus is on fostering independence and developing resilience and social skills. Students work towards their Certificate II in Wider Opportunities for Work (WOW) and participate in practical work placements and independent living skills in the community.
KSESC encourages partnerships with families and partners with other Agencies to develop productive transition pathways.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
KSESC deliver Certificate I qualifications to upper school students that provide basic, fundamental and technical skill development required to function effectively in a workplace under supervision.
We currently deliver BSB10120 - Certificate I in Workplace Skills. The training arrangements are auspiced through Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Activ Pathways (RTO code 51960). KSESC has a qualified trainer and assessor on site who facilitates unit delivery.
Students completing certificate qualifications participate in the Authority Developed Workplace Learning (ADWPL) program. This supports on-the-job training, recording training hours and workplace skills developed.
ASDAN – Workright
Workright provides a framework for students in Year 11 to develop a range of basic transferable employability skills. The program has been developed for young people who are following a work-based/work experience program of study. It can cater for a wide range of abilities. Employers want people who are punctual and reliable, can work with other people and can complete tasks safely to the required standard. These are accredited within the four Workright units:
Each unit is divided into three sections. Units can be undertaken in any order and certification is available for all four units or for individual units.
Workplace Learning provides students the opportunity to attend placement in a variety of industries for work experience or work shadowing as part of an accredited Workplace Learning Program (WPL).
At KSESC offers work experience, that aligns with the ASDAN Workright program, and ADWPL for students participating in a certificate qualification.
Depending on student level ability and staffing, small groups attend weekly placements in supported workplace environments.
Students who have developed more advanced employability skills can access possible opportunities, when they arise, through School Based Traineeships in their chosen career path or industry area. These students attend WPL and training independently.
All students complete a WPL Logbook, recording on-the-job training hours and site-specific job tasks. Students participating in ADWPL complete up to four employability skills journals, answering questions that relate to their current workplace.
Preliminary Courses focus on the practical application of knowledge, skills and understandings to a range of environments that will be accessed by students with special education needs. Grades are not assigned for these units. Student achievement is recorded as ‘completed’ or ‘not completed’. These courses provide the opportunity for students to prepare for post-school options of employment and further training.
KSESC currently offer Preliminary Courses (Units 1 – 4) in Mathematics and English. Course content is designed to develop real life skills and experiences for out in the community, in the home and employment options post school.
OLNA - Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
The Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) is designed for secondary students to successfully meet the minimum standard of literacy and numeracy.
At KSESC, selected students are given the opportunity to complete their OLNA. Students can access the testing windows twice a year, giving them up to six opportunities to meet the minimum standard in reading, writing and numeracy between years 10 to 12.
Students are supported in this process by classroom teachers and a subscription to online practice tests.
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