Alternative Programs are negotiated for and accessed by college based students who identify as requiring specialised learning environments. Decisions are made in collaboration with the Assistant Principal Alternative Programs, Student Wellbeing Leaders, parents/carers, teachers and students.
Open Access College provides a range of programs for students from R – 12.
Alternative Programs offer personalised and variable approaches with responsive curricula accommodating student learning needs as documented in the One Child One Plan (OCOP).
Students from R – 9 who are identified as requiring specialised learning environments are managed on a case by case basis with the Student Wellbeing Leader.
Designed for students seeking a way into the world of work in a supportive, team environment. The program focuses on developing life-skills and work readiness through literacy, numeracy and technology.
Students begin by identifying individual learning and work goals and work throughout the year to achieve these goals with the support of a skills-based teaching team.
The New Directions course operates on a basis of:
To complete the full New Directions Program students will enrol in:
Completion of these courses will establish student's pathways to either complete their SACE or to transition to further training or work.
The Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory subject at Stage 1.
Achievement of C or better for the PLP will earn students 10 credits towards their SACE and successful completion of the subject.
Completion of the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways will earn students maximum 15 credits towards their SACE.
Designed for students seeking a personalised and flexible approach to learning with a focus on transition to work or other study. Students and teachers participate across online platforms with a specific focus on developing a collaborative social learning environment.
The program is full time and has four phases - engagement, learning, accreditation, transition. Students develop life-skills through literacy, numeracy and community studies and opportunities to be involved work related learning, tailored around student needs.
Students identify individual learning and work goals with the support of a skills-based teaching team.
Students will enrol in a package of subjects. They also have the option of enrolling in a subject of specific interest, allowing for a personalised focus and generally contributing to successful learning outcomes.
The program is full time and has been designed for students seeking a personalised and flexible approach to learning with a focus on SACE completion or its equivalent. Students develop life and work skills to suit personal post school pathway choices.
Students identify individual learning and work goals with the support of a skills-based teaching team. Students will enrol in a package of subjects that enable completion of 70 compulsory credits at Stage 2.
An innovative 12 month program empowering young people to engage in preparation for either life beyond school or re-entry to education.
Partnerships and Pathways is an inclusive strengths based program for young people aged 15 – 17 wanting to engage in a range of activities outside the classroom that are inclusive, flexible and responsive to individual need.
Last updated: 03 April 2019