Curriculum

At Edmund Rice College we understand not only the value but also that the majority of job opportunities available in Western Australia are in agriculture and trade. As a trade specialist College, we have been at the forefront of agricultural and vocational education in Western Australia for many years and we consistently rank high in state-wide graduation tables. The curriculum developed at the College is aimed to provide our students with as many alternative pathways to further education or employment opportunities as possible. Central Regional TAFE (NPN 52789) is Western Australia’s leading state training provider and assists the College with this endeavour, through delivering several of our Vocational Education and Training courses offered at the College.

From Year 7, students at Edmund Rice College have the unique opportunity to study a diverse variety of subjects; ranging from traditional disciplines such as Religious Education, English, Mathematics, and Science, to practical courses in Agricultural Science, Equine, and Sport. In years 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to broaden their skills, learning additional subjects such as Agriculture, Equine and Trades. During their studies at the College, all students have the opportunity to gain a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), achieving Secondary School Graduation. Students may  also undertake courses at ATAR level to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank required for entry into public and private universities throughout Australia.

Those students, who go on to years 11 and 12, will complete a minimum of two Certificate II qualifications in their chosen Vocational Education and Training (VET) areas. All Certificates completed whilst studying at the College are fully accredited and nationally recognised. The education options available at Edmund Rice College are designed to meet industrial training needs, as well as offer a unique personalised learning experience for each student, to study subjects that they are genuinely interested in and passionate about, to reach their full potential, and get the most out of their time in Secondary Education.

Edmund Rice College is very proud of the calibre of our graduate students, not only do our students successfully transition into Higher Education, but they are well-prepared for the workforce, and make significant and positive contributions to their communities.  

College Curriculum & Electives

  Year 7-9  Year 10 Year 11 & 12

Core Curriculum

Subjects

Religious Studies

English

Mathematics

Science

Agricultural Science

HASS

Health & 
Physical Education

Religious Studies

English

Mathematics

Science

Agricultural Science

HASS

Health & 
Physical Education

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

Animal Production
Systems     

 

 

 

Year 7-9 Electives

Equine
Farm
Woodwork

Outdoor Education
Art
Cattle Cllub




 
 

Vocational Education and Training areas of study:

 

Edmund Rice College

Central Regional TAFE         

 
Year 10

Equine Studies
Agriculture

Construction Skills
Leadership

 

 

Year 11 & 12
  • Agriculture
  • Wool Handling
  • Equine Studies
  • Conservation & Land Management
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Leadership
  • Preparation for Health & Nursing Studies
 


Note: Subjects and VET Certificates are subject to change. Some combinations of subjects and/or Certificates may not be available due to timetable conflicts.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Here at Edmund Rice College we pride ourselves on the success rate of our students in being work-ready. During their time at the College, students gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge of many industrial areas which proves invaluable when going onto apprenticeships, traineeships, employment, or Higher Education. Prior to undertaking a vocational course, each student is given a course handbook, providing a clear understanding of what each course element entails, and what the criteria for successful completion is.

Students spend two days of their school week learning their elected VET subjects, and their progress and achievements are closely monitored and recorded through course log-books. The VET courses are taught in small class sizes, ensuring each student is given the attention they deserve. The majority of their learning takes place on-campus, due to our extensive grounds and facilities, with vocational course specialists, industry qualified teachers, and TAFE lecturers who come on the campus to instruct in many of the vocational courses offered at the College. We also, frequently invite quest speakers to come to the College to share their expertise with our students, and we give our students the opportunity to attend a range of off-campus learning experiences through regular excursions, field-days, and camps.