Aboriginal Studies is designed to foster intellectual, social and moral development by enabling students to think critically about the historical and contemporary experiences of Aboriginal peoples. Through this study students will develop a keen understanding and appreciation of the concepts of social justice and shared histories, and will critically examine their role as active and informed citizens.
Business Studies is distinctive in that it encompasses the theoretical and practical aspects of business and management in contexts which students will encounter in life. Conceptually, it offers focus areas and perspectives ranging from the planning of a small business to the broader roles of management, finance, employment relations, marketing and the impact of the global business environment.Through the incorporation of contemporary business theories and practices the course provides rigour and depth and lays an excellent foundation for students either in further tertiary study or in future employment.
Community & Family Studies
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.
Economic decisions have a crucial influence on the quality of life experienced by people throughout the world.The study of economics can help individuals, groups and societies make choices that assist them to improve their quality of life. As a subject, Economics is distinctive because of the range of problems and issues that it investigates and the skills that it develops.
Geography is an investigation of the world which provides an accurate description and interpretation of the varied character of the earth and its people. It is a key discipline through which students develop the ability to recognise and understand environmental change and the interactions which take place in our world.
Legal Studies is designed to foster intellectual, social and moral development by empowering students to think critically on the role of law and legal institutions in society. This is achieved through a review of selected legal rules, institutions and processes at the domestic and international level, a demystification of terminology and a focus on change, effectiveness, dispute resolution and justice.
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) is an integrated area of study that provides for the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of students. It involves students learning about and practising ways of maintaining active, healthy lifestyles and improving their health status. It is also concerned with social and scientific understandings about movement, which lead to enhanced movement potential and appreciation of movement in their lives.
Society & Culture
The central concern of Society and Culture is the interaction of persons, societies, cultures, environments and time. Society and Culture draws on cross-disciplinary concepts and social research methodologies from anthropology, communication, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, psychology, social ecology and sociology. Society and Culture has direct relevance to the immediate needs of students and to their future lives by enabling students to develop understanding of:
- their own society and culture
- the societies and cultures of others.
Studies of Religion
Studies of Religion is based on an understanding of religion as a distinctive answer to the human need for meaning in life. An understanding of religion integrates, interprets and provides a perspective for the human view of reality. Religion deals with daily living as well as with the ultimate source, meaning and goal of life. Religion generally is characterised by a world view that recognises a transcendent dimension, or belief in divinity or powers beyond the human and/or dwelling within. Certain beliefs, values and activities, both personal and communal, are described as being specifically religious.