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Support Unit

Senior Campus Support Unit

The Senior Campus Support Unit caters for students in Years 11 and 12 who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder. The Support Unit Consists of 5 classes with up to 63 students.

Our aim is to enable our students to build their skills, knowledge and confidence both in academic achievement and practical contexts. We work with students, parents and carers to plan for positive transitions from school to post-school life.

Life Skills: Most Support students study a full Stage 6 Life Skills study load.

All Support students study

  • English Life Skills
  • Work and the Community Life Skills
  • Mathematics Life Skills

Students will also choose 3 elective subjects delivered by the Support Unit. These subjects include:

  • Visual Arts Life Skills
  • Science Life Skills
  • Information Processes and Technology Life Skills
  • Community and Family Studies Life Skills
  • Industrial Technology Life Skills
  • PD/H/PE Life Skills
  • Food Technology Life Skills
  • Human Society and its Environment Life Skills

Major Faculty Programs: Students also undertake practical programs delivered outside the classroom. These include:

  • Work Experience: Starting Term 2 of Year 11. Students will attend work placement 1 day a week in Year 11 and 2 days a week in Year 12.
  • Community Access: Students will attend a number of events and excursions throughout Years 11 and 12 designed to enhance travel skills and confidence as well as enriching topics and themes learned in class.
  • TAFE: Support students are encouraged to access TAFE courses through a number of programs.
  • Links: Year 12 students build knowledge, understanding and connections to post-school services and service providers.

Mainstream Classes: In some cases because of special interests, abilities or ambitions students may take some or all of their courses outside of the Support Unit. Appropriate study patterns and support strategies for students in the mainstream classes is formulated as part of individual transition planning.

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