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The Tasmanian Certificate of Education is a qualification that has five standards:
- Everyday adult reading, writing and communication in English (literacy skills)
- Everyday adult mathematics (numeracy skills)
- Everyday adult use of computers and the internet (ICT skills)
- Most students will obtain 120 credit points when successfully completing a full course in year 11 & year 12
- Requirements for planning future education and training
VET programs provide skills and knowledge required for today’s workplaces through a national training system. VET qualifications are recognised nationally and are developed with industry consultation and for industry-specific skills. Most courses also provide the opportunity to undertake work placements, so you can get a real understanding of the industry and an opportunity to develop links to employment.
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All students enrolled in Certificate II in Community Services and Working with Children will be required to have a Working with Vulnerable People Card (WWVP) prior to starting these courses in Term 1. More information about how to apply can be found here.
TASC courses provide a broad range of learning opportunities which can help lead to employment and further education. Courses are organised into four levels of difficulty – Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 (with 4 being the most difficult).
Level 3 and 4 courses, also known as pre-tertiary courses, can contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR). These courses often have substantial reading and writing requirements, and students will be required to complete a considerable amount of homework.
Level 1 and 2 courses are non-pre-tertiary and do not count towards an ATAR but do count towards the TCE and may provide a foundation for pre-tertiary study.
The EC Guide and the State-wide course guides are available here.
EC offers a wide range of subjects and programs and the flexibility to mix these options:
- academic subjects for university entrance
- certificated vocational courses (VET programs)
- Enrichment programs
- work experience
- studying through Flexible Learning
- opportunities for interstate and overseas trips
The activities offered in our Enrichment Program are a great way to make new friends and get to know other teachers at Elizabeth College who share similar interests to you. They can also be an opportunity to try something new with friends. Camps and adventures to spectacular locations; wellbeing activities such as mindfulness and yoga; fitness and sporting activities like futsal and basketball; clubs and societies like the Student Leadership Group; and connecting with the wider community through charities (such as community cooking for Foodbank, or wildlife rescue) are just a few of the enriching activities offered. More information is available here.
ECAAD is for students wanting to attain a high ATAR for university entrance and who have shown academic excellence and community involvement through high school. ECAAD provides a supportive environment, a diverse range of extension activities, and study skills and wellbeing workshops to help you flourish, explore ideas, make friends and achieve your best. Participation in the ECAAD program is by application at the end of Year 10, and again at the end of Year 11 if you would like to continue with the program in Year 12. More information is available here.
The Student Support Teacher and Teacher Assistants work closely with students who require additional learning support; including the development and management of learning plans, communication with teachers about strategies to best support the student and providing assistance when required. If you are feeling a little unsure about coming to College or what to study, the Student Support Teacher can meet with you in Term 4 to chat through your learning needs and organise tours of the College so you can feel more comfortable about the transition to College. More information can be found here.
- No compulsory subjects
- Ownership over what subjects you do
- No uniforms
- First name basis with teachers and staff
- No siren and limited PA announcements
- Adult learning environment
- Exams for level 3 and 4 subjects
Classes run from 8.30am till approx. 2.30pm each day with 5 lines. Recess break is 30 minutes and lunch break is one hour. Home Group is a one hour compulsory period once a week where students will meet with their pastoral care teacher. Our current timetable can be found here.
The teaching and learning facilities include:
- extensive intranet supporting study and research
- IT facilities
- weight room (Chuggy’s Gym)
- dance studio
- designated art rooms
- graphic design and digital art
- photography facilities
- metal/wood workshop
- automotive workshop
- computer design centre
- commercial kitchen and dining room
- foods and catering/hospitality kitchens
- canteen and Café TANG
- spin bike room
- childcare centre
- student common rooms
The Library is the main research and study hub for students to work independently or collaboratively. Opening hours extend before and after classes. There is off-campus access to subscription databases, ClickView and recommended websites from the Library intranet. Students use the Library for:
- study and research
- accessing a wide variety of texts for study and leisure reading
- understanding academic integrity, copyright and referencing
- borrowing resources, such as books, magazines and audio-visual items
- accessing career, further study and general campus information
- photocopying, scanning and printing
The following bus companies leave from close to Elizabeth College
- O’Driscolls – servicing the Derwent Valley area
- Tassie Link – servicing the Huon Valley area
- Redline - servicing the Dodges Ferry & Sorell areas
- Cresswells - servicing the Brighton area
Lockers are optional and available to hire for the year. Pricing information can be found here.
In recent years, Elizabeth College has offered a range of trips including exchange programs to Japan and China. These exchange programs provide students and families in Tasmania and overseas with unique opportunities to share cultures and play a role in community projects. Elizabeth College also offers sporting and cultural opportunities throughout the year, such as visits to the mainland, a Performing Arts trip, the Mt Gambier Generations in Jazz music tour, a ski trip to Mt Hotham and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. In addition, a number of sporting teams represent the college in national competitions. More information can be found here at a later date.
Due to the current COVID situation and travel restrictions we will advise at a later date which trips will be offered in 2021.
The Student Services team is made up of counsellors, youth workers, a psychologist, a chaplain, a social worker, an Aboriginal Education Worker, a security officer and a school nurse. Our qualified counsellors and youth workers are able to offer confidential counselling for a range of personal issues, such as relationships, housing, allowances, finances, health, and future pathways. Our Student Services team also offer support to:
- Students requiring reasonable adjustments for exams - Level 3 and Level 4 students may be eligible for Reasonable Adjustments for TASC exams if they have a diagnosed disability, such as a physical, psychological, medical or specific learning difficulty.
- Country students travelling from country and rural areas
- LGBTIQ students
- Aboriginal Education Worker
More information is available here.
Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) is for families on low incomes who meet the eligibility conditions. If approved, you will not be required to pay school levies. Grandparents raising grandchildren may also be eligible for STAS. A STAS application form must be completed and returned to the school with any supporting documentation. Forms can be found online here or are available at the school office.