Learning at Cunderdin Ag

Our students experience a combination of excellence in academic teaching and relevant practical and trade experience within the 4,023 hectare working farm environment. Graduates go on to gain apprenticeships in industry, and employment in agricultural industries, while others go on to further their studies at university and TAFE.

There are two pathways of study to choose from for Year 11 students – ATAR and General.

ATAR Courses

ATAR courses: for students who are aiming to enrol in university directly from school. These courses will be examined by the Authority and the results accepted by TISC for the purpose of university selection. It is recommended that students choosing this stream have achieved at an A or B level in Year 10.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR are required to complete a minimum of four ATAR courses in Year 12.  Each course has four units, each unit is usually completed in a semester. Units 1 and 2 (Year 11) are typically studied as a pair. Units 3 and 4 (Year 12) must be studied as a pair.

SUBJECT/CERTIFICATE

YR 11 YR 12

Animal Production Systems

Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

Plant Production Systems

Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

English

Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

Mathematics

Applications

Applications

Agriculture

Complete one or more certificates over 2 years to Certificate II and/or Certificate III level.

Trade Training

Two courses to be undertaken to Certificate II level over 2 years in Automotives, Construction, Engineering & Furnishing.

General Courses

General courses: for students who are aiming to enter further training such as apprenticeships,or the workforce directly from school. These courses will not be examined by the Authority.

Graduates in the General course often gain apprenticeships, traineeship ,TAFE certificates in Agriculture or return to the family farm.

With access to well equipped workshops designed to produce quality material, students learn solid industry standard practices in automotive mechanics, engineering, metalwork, woodwork and general construction.

SUBJECT/CERTIFICATE

YR 11

YR 12

English

Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

Mathematics

Essentials

Essentials

Choose between:

 

 

Animal Production Systems OR

Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

Plant Production Systems

Units 1 & 2

Units 3 & 4

RTO Theory: A series of short courses, theoretical and practical sessions designed to help achieve certificates studied during Agriculture & D & T.

Agriculture

Complete one or more certifcates over 2 years to Certificate II and/or Certificate III level.

Trade Training

Two certificates from Automotives, Engineering, Furnishing and General Construction.

Design & Technology or Physical

Education Studies or Additional Farm

A third D & T certificate to be undertaken or Physical Education Studies or Additional Farm.