Personal Learning Plan is a compulsory subject that all Year 10 students must complete in order to obtain their SACE and successfully pass secondary schooling. Through this subject students begin to investigate careers pathways and specific industries that are of interest to them. Students learn about setting personal and learning goals, transferable skills as well as identifying their strengths and weaknesses. Through different assessment tasks students create a deeper understanding of the General Capabilities with a specific focus on Numeracy, Literacy and ICT.
The C2C Program was developed by the NAMIG (Northern Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group) Inc to provide a way for schools and industry in Northern Adelaide to work together to provide students with industry experience and assistance as they create their own C2C projects.
C2C is an approach to applied learning of science, maths and technology helping students to develop the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of advanced manufacturing technologies, processes and possibilities through a problem based approach.
Students and industry work together to solve a problem that requires a product. Assisted by industry partners students take the product from the concept, through research and development, production and quality assurance to the final creation and marketing.
The SACE is the internationally recognised qualification that South Australian students achieve upon completing their senior secondary education
Valley View Secondary School is a part of the North Eastern Vocational Opportunities (NEVO) partnership http://nevo.sa.edu.au/ . By being a part of this group it allows us to maximise the opportunities available to students. Students can select from a large range of courses either run onsite or offsite at other schools or Training Facilities.
All Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are nationally accredited training attached to national competencies and structured workplace learning. Successful achievement of VET outcomes are recognised as part of the SACE.
This will allow students to:
- explore vocational options
- acquire employment specific competencies
- undertake traineeships and apprenticeships within an educational and industry context.
- Obtain SACE credits
Students are able to undertake VET both within the curriculum and externally from Year 10 level.
As part of the wider curriculum, certificates offered and competencies gained can gain credits at either SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2 Level. The VET recognition register will tell you how many SACE credits can be gained from a course and at what level https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/vet The below are qualifications offered onsite at Valley School. There are also approximately 30-40 offerings offsite (usually one day a week) please see http://nevo.sa.edu.au/ .
Stage 1 Level
- Certificate II Electrotechnology (career start) – RTO Training Prospects
- Certificate I Electrocomms skills – RTO TAFESA via Visa agreement
Stage 2 Level
- Certificate II Electronics (partial certificate) – RTO TAFESA via Visa agreement
- Certificate III Early Education and care – RTO Open Access College
Part-Time School-Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships
We have an ever increasing number of students participating in Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs) whilst continuing their general studies. The employment/work based component of an ASBA is flexible to support student needs. Students gain valuable experience and qualifications in their chosen field, and can also count their successful training as part of the SACE. School workloads are adjusted accordingly, by negotiation with the employers.
ASBA positions are received from the Vocational Learning and Student Pathways Coordinator and the regional based Apprenticeship Broker and are advertised on a regular basis on the school board and via student’s personal emails.
ASBAs can also be negotiated either by the student finding employment through a part-time job, relative, friend, or simply calling businesses, or through the. Students and parents can make an appointment to see the Apprenticeship Broker through the Vocational Learning and Student Pathways Coordinator.
Flexible Learning Option (FLO)
FLO is a student enrolment strategy aimed at supporting successful engagement and retention of young people in secondary school to the age of 20 identified at risk of disengaging from a mainstream school based learning program.
Students who benefit from this program often have multiple complexities in their lives that impact upon their successful engagement with.
These things include:
- anxiety and depression.
- learning difficulties
- social and behavioral problems
- homelessness and transience
- family difficulties.
Valley View Secondary works with FLO students to ensure that each student has:
- a qualified case manager assigned (who is not a teacher) to help address wellbeing issues, as well as planning for learning options. We will work with the student to match them with the best provider to suit their needs.
- a Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio, which makes use of learning spaces both on the school site and in the wider community.
FLO students and their parents work with a school coordinator, case manager or youth worker to identify strengths, special interests and areas where the student needs support. This information is used to develop a Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio that can lead to:
- learning options outside school, including sites like the NESPN Community Learning Centre, the Youth Education Centre or other providers
- access to subjects of specific interest
- support from other agencies – e.g. youth and community services, Centrelink, health services
- developing stronger numeracy and literacy skills
- coaching and goal-setting
- further education, training and apprenticeships
- employment opportunities
CaFE SACE is part of the Learning Together Program offered at Enfield. It is for parents who want to finish school. To qualify for the program students need have a child under the age of four. CAFE SACE students attend sessions at the CAFE Enfield Site. Students are formally enrolled at Valley View Secondary School but they do not attend any sessions at the school. The SACE study environment is welcoming, supportive and productive.
Go to Student Testimonials to read what students have to say about the program.
NEVO is a partnership made up of Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and non-DECD secondary schools which provides a wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to Year 10, 11 and 12 students in North East Adelaide. The job-related courses will increase pathway options for students through the provision of VET choices linked to the Industry Skills Programs.
In collaboration with the North East Trade School for the Future, NEVO provides curriculum and learning choices which support all students at Valley View to achieve their SACE and to provide pathways which lead all students to further education, training and/or employment.
A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education runs every Tuesday at Valley View Secondary School which allows students to gain up to 115 Stage 2 SACE credit points. Some of the courses that students can enrol in include Certificates in Construction, Plumbing, Retail Cosmetics, Salon Assistant, Horticulture, Electro-technology and Gaming. For further information on all course available please contact, the school’s Career Counsellor.