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This unit will introduce and reinforce grammar concepts.

  • Part I The legal system includes a detailed examination of law reform and law reform in action. A law reform issue that is contemporary, relevant and engaging for students is now to be studied.
  • Part II The individual and the law has replaced The individual and the state. This includes a new sub-topic The individual and technology which considers legal implications of the use of technology and its impact on the individual.
  • Part III The law in practice replaces The law in focus with enhanced opportunities to investigate a wider choice of topics that deepen understanding of the principles covered in Parts I and II. Students will have opportunities to develop relevant research, analytical and communication skills that underpin the process of investigation. The law in practice may be taught as a stand-alone topic or may be integrated with Parts I and II, allowing greater flexibility for teachers.

Rationale for Community and Family Studies in the Stage 6
curriculum

Contemporary society is characterised by rapid social and technological change, cultural diversity, conflicting values and competitive pressures. Developing understanding about society and living in society requires a comprehensive knowledge of its complex nature. Consequently, Community and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary course drawing upon selected components of family studies, sociology, developmental psychology and students’ general life experiences. This course focuses on skills in resource management that enable people to function effectively in their everyday lives, in families and communities.

As students develop into young adults they are faced by challenges of increasing complexity and there is a range of strong influences on the decisions they make. Schools complement the role of families and other social groups by helping students to make informed decisions and to take responsible action in all aspects of their lives. This includes preparing students for vocational options and acting to enhance the wellbeing of themselves and others. To this end, Community and Family Studies develops students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to effective decision-making leading to confidence and competence in solving practical problems in the management of everyday living.

The way in which individuals relate to others is a key factor determining their capacity to lead responsible and productive lives both now and in the future. Community and Family Studies provides opportunities for students to explore and form positive attitudes about themselves and others; to develop an understanding of their relationships within their families and other groups; to learn to work cooperatively and to appreciate the importance of effective communication.

Community and Family Studies utilises an ecological framework to investigate the interactions among the individual, family, community and society. Recognition of the interdependence of the individual and other groups is central to the framework. Consequently, this syllabus focuses the Preliminary course on the individual and their interactions with personal groups, family and community. The HSC course builds upon this by examining how the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities is affected by broader societal influences including sociocultural, economic and political factors.

Community and Family Studies can have a direct and positive influence on the quality of students’ lives both now and in the future. During the school years, students are confronted with an awareness of their emerging identity as young women and young men. Community and Family Studies investigates the unique contributions of individuals, groups, families and communities in the development of effective social structures. It encourages opportunities for students to become proactive members of society as they examine both their potential to adopt a range of roles and the responsibilities they have in contributing to society.

The dynamic nature of this area of study places particular importance on the skills of inquiry and investigation. Research is an integral component of this subject. Students are required to develop and utilise research skills in planning, collecting, recording, interpreting, analysing and presenting as they employ various research methodologies to complete an Independent Research Project (IRP).

Community and Family Studies explores life issues that are important to all young people and of equal relevance to female and male students. The topics investigated and the emphasis on research ensures a course that is attractive to many students, with the capacity to challenge and extend all students’ ability levels.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace. It includes gathering, conveying and receiving information together with completing routine written correspondence.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit of work is designed around "Communication Skills" that contributes to productive and harmonious relations

across employees and customers. This will include:

  • listening and understanding
  • speaking clearly and directly
  • writing to the needs of the audience
  • negotiating responsively
  • reading independently
  • empathising
  • using numeracy effectively
  • understanding the needs of internal and external customers
  • persuading effectively
  • establishing and using networks
  • being assertive
  • sharing information
  • speaking and writing in languages other than English

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to deliver all aspects of customer service at an introductory level. It includes creating a relationship with customers, identifying their needs, delivering services or products and processing customer feedback.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a commercial or business environment. It includes identifying the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers and conducting business in accordance with the organisational goals, values and standards.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to collect, process, store and maintain workplace information and systems. It also includes the maintenance of filing and records systems.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

The student will:

  • explain safe work practices and procedures for a business services work environment
  • demonstrate an understanding of WHS consultation, participation and compliance in the business services industry
  • apply risk management in a business services workplace
  • propose appropriate responses to emergency situations
  • describe workplace policy and procedures that ensure the safety of the business services worker and others.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and to carry out improvements including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.

This unit requires the ability to access industry information, and applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (WHS) guidelines.

While no licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply holistically to this unit at the time of publication, relevant national, state and territory legislation, regulations and codes of practice impact upon this unit.

This unit applies to operators/team members under supervision or guidance, who are required to follow workplace procedures and instructions, and to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. It covers:

  • efficient resource use
  • potential environmental hazards
  • regulatory compliance
  • improving environmental performance (within the scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility).

It addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise and complete work activities, and to obtain feedback on work performance.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a group environment promoting team commitment and cooperation, supporting team members and dealing effectively with issues, problems and conflict.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select, use and maintain a range of business technology. This technology includes the effective use of computer software to organise information and data.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to individuals who use business technology to perform a range of routine tasks.  They use a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data or files in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to receive and distribute incoming mail, and to collect and despatch outgoing mail.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks in the workplace, using a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of mail handling in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop basic keyboard skills using touch typing techniques.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to individuals developing skills and knowledge of basic keyboarding techniques in preparation for working in a broad range of settings.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to correctly operate word processing applications in the production of workplace documents.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks in the workplace, using a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of word processing and software in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to correctly create and use spreadsheets and charts through the use of spreadsheet software.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop predominantly text based documents using advanced features of word processing software.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding, and basic skills in the operation of word processing software. They may work as individuals who provide administrative support within an enterprise, or may be technical/knowledge experts responsible for production of their own word processed documents.

This unit covers the preparation and processing of routine financial documents.
This unit covers the preparation and processing of routine financial documents.
Application of the Unit
This unit requires the application of skills and knowledge to process routine documents such
as application or claim forms, invoices, banking documents, and petty cash vouchers. It may
be applied in any sector of the financial services industry.
This unit requires the application of skills and knowledge to process routine documents such
as application or claim forms, invoices, banking documents, and petty cash vouchers. It may be applied in any sector of the financial services industry.

YEAR 09 (5.3) MATHEMATICS

  1. Students develop understanding and fluency in mathematics through inquiry, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts, choosing and applying problem-solving skills and mathematical techniques, communication, and reasoning.
  2. You study: 
    • Number and Algebra
    • Measurement and Geometry
    • Statistics and Probability. 
  3. Within these strands they will cover a range of topic areas including: 
    • Financial Mathematics
    • Algebraic Techniques
    • Equations
    • Linear and Non-Linear Relationships
    • Surface Area and Volume
    • Properties of Geometrical Figures
    • Trigonometry
    • Data Collection and Representation
    • Data Analysis
    • Probability.


Step by step Moodle video lessons .. From bigeners to Advance

This informal course will help you learn how to effectively use Moodle 2.0 learning management system software. The course contains:

  • Tutorials
  • Documentation
  • Sample activities organised into Essentials Course Design
  •  Communication and Collaboration
  • Assessment and Reporting
  • Administration and Advanced. 
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Students learn to:

examine contemporary business issues to:

· explain why goods and/or services are central to both marketing and operations

· examine why ethical behaviour and government regulation are important in marketing

· assess why a mix of promotional strategies is important in the marketing of goods and services

investigate aspects of business using hypothetical situations and actual business case studies to:

· evaluate the marketing strategies for a good or service

· analyse a marketing plan for a business

· explain how globalisation has affected marketing management

Students learn about:

role of marketing

· strategic role of marketing goods and services

· interdependence with other key business functions

· production, selling, marketing approaches

· types of markets – resource, industrial, intermediate, consumer, mass, niche


influences on marketing

· factors influencing customer choice – psychological, sociocultural, economic, government

· consumer laws

 deceptive and misleading advertising

 price discrimination

 implied conditions

 warranties

· ethical – truth, accuracy and good taste in advertising, products that may damage health, engaging in fair competition, sugging

marketing process

· situational analysis – SWOT, product life cycle

· market research

· establishing market objectives

· identifying target markets

· developing marketing strategies

· implementation, monitoring and controlling – developing a financial forecast; comparing actual and planned results, revising the marketing strategy

marketing strategies

· market segmentation, product/service differentiation and positioning

· products – goods and/or services

 branding

 packaging

· price including pricing methods – cost, market, competition-based

 pricing strategies – skimming, penetration, loss leaders, price points

 price and quality interaction

· promotion

 elements of the promotion mix – advertising, personal selling and relationship marketing, sales promotions, publicity and public relations

 the communication process – opinion leaders, word of mouth

· place/distribution

 distribution channels

 channel choice – intensive, selective, exclusive

 physical distribution issues – transport, warehousing, inventory

· people, processes and physical evidence

· e-marketing

· global marketing

 global branding

 standardisation

 customisation

 global pricing

 competitive positioning