This program is directed towards fostering and developing in young people those skills and abilities which enable them to move towards their career goals on a pathway of lifelong learning and success.
A one, two or three year course will give Year 10, 11 and 12 students the option of completing WACE graduation and/or VET Certificates to suit their career industry areas. Inclusive in the program for Year 10 is English, Money Matters, Life Skills and Keys for Life. Students will then select two additional elective subjects. English, Mathematics, Career and Enterprise, and Workplace Learning are the compulsory components of the Year 11 and Year 12 courses. Students will then pick two additional elective subjects that interest them or compliment their career objective. This will give them better opportunities to access their desired career path in work experience, traineeships, apprenticeships or further training in a TAFE course.
The purpose of The Focus Program is to help individual students to access the relevant programs to suit their individual needs and help them achieve their career, education and personal goals.
Focus aims to:
- Engage students in a non-traditional setting
- Improve attendance of students
- Tailor an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
- Make sustainable links with Industry, Communities, and Agencies
Enrolment into The Focus Program begins with a referral. Students may be referred by parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, Participation Coordinators or self-referral.
Once received, an appointment for interview with the student and their parent/guardian will be organised with the Senior School Deputy Principal to assess the needs of the student, identify possible Educational Pathways, and to ascertain whether The Focus Program, as a flexible, integrated learning program, is the best option for the student.
Student fees for The Focus Program are $235.00 per year plus the cost of the additional chosen electives. This can be arranged with a payment plan (per term, regular instalments rather than one payment). Please contact Coodanup College Registrar for more information on
(08) 9581 0900.
Students would have a total of 6 subjects, and could have a combination of WACE or VET.
The Focus Program allows for course flexibility and adjustment to individual needs where necessary. Students may enrol in Endorsed Programs to enhance their WACE.