PreCAL and how it’s implemented – TAFE Taster and Work Experience
Students will attend a TAFE Taster Program every Wednesday in Semester One. This enables the student to set goals, gather experience and achieve credit towards a qualification that can later be recognised. It also offers the students a taste of the courses available at TAFE, an institution they will be familiar with attending on a weekly basis, as part of their Year 11 VCAL.
In Semester Two, students will attend a work experience placement each Wednesday in lieu of the TAFE Taster coming to an end. Students must find the placement themselves. This is designed to enable our boys to become independent and offer them a chance to network and form ties with people in their field of interest. It also provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the world of work, gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate, developing and improving interpersonal skills and enabling students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.
Curriculum and Reporting
The PreCAL program offers a targeted curriculum that aims to suit a variety of learning styles. The program offers an applied approach to the mainstream curriculum, in addition to
providing project-based work, giving students a more practical method to achieving their learning outcomes, through projects designed to suit their learning styles. All subjects are taught within the Program by Key Program Teachers, who offer individualised support. Reporting is integral to reflect the goals, aims and achievements of the individual student’s program.