Year 10

The Year 10 curriculum at Villanova College provides students with the opportunity to experience a balanced general education, as well as the opportunity for students to tailor their schooling to better fulfil their individual needs and talents.

As the first year of our Senior School, Year 10 is an important opportunity for students to prepare for their Senior Program in Years 11 and 12.

The program for a Year 10 student is a preparatory one and consists of the study of seven (7) subjects.

Core Subjects

All Year 10 students are required to study in the following areas and are required to choose one of the options available:

  • Religious Education and Personal Development
  • English
  • Mathematics
    • General Mathematics
    • Mathematical Methods
  • Science
  • History
  • Health and Physical Education

Elective Subjects

A broad range of subjects are available for students to choose in order to commence their senior studies. Students are required to choose four (4) of the following subjects. All subjects are one (1) year in length:

  • English
    • Literature
  • Mathematics
    • Specialist Mathematics
  • Business
    • Accounting
    • Business
    • Economics
    • Hospitality Practices
  • Creative Arts
    • Drama
    • Film, Television and New Media
    • Music
    • Visual Art
  • Health and Physical Education
    • Physical Education
  • Languages Other Than English
    • Chinese
    • Italian
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Physics
  • Social Sciences
    • Geography
    • Legal Studies
    • Modern History
  • Technologies
    • Design
    • Digital Solutions
    • Engineering
    • Workshop Technologies

Click here to view the Year 10 Studies Guide

Year 11 and Year 12

A typical program of study for a full-time student in Years 11 and 12 consists of six (6) subjects and the Academic Coaching Program (ACP). Each subject is intended to be studied for two years. Students are required to choose three (3) core subjects and three (3) elective subjects.

Dependent upon their subject choices, students will study a course that makes them eligible for an ATAR or allows them to pursue an industry pathway. To be eligible for an ATAR, students are required to study a minimum of four (4) General subjects and one (1) Applied subject or one (1) VET qualification at a Certificate III level or higher.

Core Subjects

  • Religious Education
    • Study of Religion (General)
    • Religion and Ethics (Applied)
  • English
    • Essential English (Applied)
    • English (General)
    • Literature (General)
    • English as an Additional Language (General)
  • Mathematics
    • Essential Mathematics (Applied)
    • General Mathematics (General)
    • Mathematical Methods (General)

All of these subjects are four (4) units long.

Elective Subjects

After selecting their core subjects, students are able to choose three (3) subjects from the following General, Applied and Vocational Education & Training (VET) Courses offerings

General Subjects

These subjects are four (4) units in length and are studied over two years.

  • Creative Arts
    • Drama
    • Music
    • Music Extension (Year 12 only)
    • Visual Art
  • Business
    • Accounting
    • Business
    • Economics
  • Languages Other Than English
    • Chinese
    • Italian
  • Mathematics
    • Specialist Mathematics
  • Health and Physical Education
    • Physical Education
  • Science
    • Biology
    •  Chemistry
    • Earth and Environmental Science
    • Physics
  • Social Science
    • Geography
    • Legal Studies
    • Modern History
  • Technologies
    • Design
    • Digital Solutions
    • Engineering

Applied Subjects

This subject is four (4) units in length and is studied over two years.

  • Business
    • Hospitality Practices

Vocational Education & Training (VET) Courses

Villanova College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 30478). Similar to a TAFE college, we are able to offer nationally recognised certificates to our students as part of their everyday curriculum.

Vocational Education & Training (VET) subjects are complete training packages that award a VET Certificate upon successful completion in addition to any other certification students receive.

To receive the VET Certificate, students must complete the course and demonstrate competency in each of the required VET modules. Students may choose from the following courses:

  • Business
    • Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) – Binnacle (RTO No. 31319)
  • Health and Physical Education
    • Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) – Binnacle (RTO No. 31319)
  • Technologies
    • Certificate I in Furnishing (MSF10113) – SkillsTech (RTO No. 31396)
    • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115) – Axiom (RTO No. 40489)

Click here for the Senior Studies Guide.

Complaints and Appeals Policy

Any person wishing to make a complaint against the College concerning its conduct as an RTO, whether a complaint, appeal or other matter, shall have access to the complaints and appeals procedure.

Complaints include conduct of the RTO, its trainers, assessors and other staff, a third party providing services on the RTO’s behalf, its trainers, assessors or other staff, or a student of the RTO. An appeal can be made to the College for a review of a decision, including complaints regarding assessment.

Villanova College, as a school RTO, will ensure the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness are upheld at every stage of the complaints and appeals process. All formal complaints and appeals will be heard and decided on within 60 calendar days of receiving the written complaint or appeal.

If the College considers more than 60 calendar days are required to process and finalise the decision, the complainant or appellant will be informed of the reasons in writing and will be regularly updated on the progress of the matter.

If the processes fail to resolve the complaint or appeal, a review by an independent party will be provided if requested.

Complaints or appeals should be directed to the Principal as CEO of the College RTO: mstower@vnc.qld.edu.au

Please note: Please direct any complaints and appeals concerning Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) and/or Certificate III in Business (BSB30115) to Binnacle (RTO No. 31319). Please direct complaints or appeals concerning Certificate I in Furnishing (MSF10113) and Certificate I in Construction (CPC10111) to SkillsTech (RTO No. 31396)

To read the Villanova College RTO Complaints and Appeals Policy in full, please refer to the link below:

RTO Complaints and Appeals Policy and Procedures (Click to download PDF)