To prepare students for course selection, Brauer will provide the following activities:

  • Information nights for parents and students
  • Access to unit descriptions and year level selection grids which are available online from this site.
  • Students are issued a ‘PLP Passport’.  This is a course planning form for parents and students to use.  It is also used by Pastoral Care Leaders, subject teachers and Year Level Coordinators to assist and endorse student subject choices.
  • Time is made available during extended Pastoral Care meetings for further discussion between students and Pastoral Care Leaders.
  • Time is made available for students to upload their subject selections online if unable to do so at home.
  • Further follow-up of course selection is available with key personnel if further changes to student courses are needed.
  • A Counselling Day where time is spent with Pastoral Care Leaders.
  • KLA counselling and online course selection support is also available throughout the process.

Students and parents are encouraged to contact these key personnel listed below or the student’s Pastoral Care Leader or subject teachers for further information. 

Key Personnel For The Personal Learning Program

Key Responsibility

Staff

Email

Assistant Principal

Mr Anthony Jones

jones.anthony.gl@edumail.vic.gov.au

Special Programs’ Coordinator

Ms Michele Foord

foord.michele.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

Careers

Mr Iain Jackson

jackson.iain.i@edumail.vic.gov.au

Arts

Ms Gail Higgins

higgins.gail.c@edumail.vic.gov.au

English

Mrs Anne Knappett

knappett.anne.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Health, Physical Education & Sport

Mr Greg Schnerring

schnerring.gregory.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Humanities

Mr Paul Cullum

cullum.paul.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

LOTE

Ms Andrea Sampson

sampson.andrea.a@edumail.vic.gov.au

Mathematics

Mr Mark Alexander

alexander.mark.c@edumail.vic.gov.au

Science

Ms Anna Gage

gage.anna.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Technology

Mr Ricky Carr

carr.ricky.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

 

All staff can be contacted by telephone on 03 5560 3888.

What are the minimum requirements of a PLP?

At least one unit from each Key Learning Area must be included at Year 8 and 9 levels. 

Each KLA will explain their requirements in more detail in the relevant Unit Description section.

In the 2 years from Year 8 to Year 9 of the PLP, students must aim to include the following number of units in their PLP:

 

Key Learning Area

Minimum units

English

4

Maths

4

Science

2

Health & Physical Education

(Includes the compulsory 
PD & Pathways Unit at Year 9)

4

Humanities

2

Arts

2

Technology

2

LOTE (if chosen)

2

 

 

Year 10 students must complete 2 Units from Maths and 2 Units from English.  They must also select a ‘Major Study’: either a VCE Unit 1&2 sequence; or a full year VET option.  There are no other KLA restrictions; however students are encouraged to include a mix from all other KLAs.

What if I am going into Year 7 next year?

Your learning program is already organised for you.  You will be allocated a Pastoral Care Group with whom you will study most of your subjects.  Your group will be looked after by a Pastoral Care Leader (PCL) who will also be one of your main teachers.

What if I am going into Year 8 next year?

In Term 3 this year, you will choose 12 units of your PLP (plus 4 reserve units).

  • You will be placed in 2 English and 2 Maths units for the year.
  • You must choose 2 Health and Physical Education units.
  • You must choose 1 unit from each of: Science; Humanities; Technology; and Arts.
  • You may choose a LOTE unit.  This is optional.
  • You can then choose any other units to a maximum of 2 from any one KLA.
What if I am going into the Year 8 SEAL Program next year?

In Term 3 this year, you will choose 12 units of your PLP (plus 4 reserve units).

  • You will be placed in 2 Maths, 2 English, 1 Science and 1 Humanities unit for the year.
  • You must choose 2 units from Physical Education units.
  • You must choose 1 unit from each of: Technology; and Arts.
  • You may choose a LOTE unit.  This is optional.
  • You can then choose any other units to a maximum of 2 from any one KLA.
What if I am going into Year 9 next year?

In Term 3 this year, you will choose 12 units of your PLP (plus 4 reserve units).

  • You will be placed in 2 English units for the year.
  • You must choose 2 Maths units and also study the compulsory Personal Development and Pathways unit.
  • You must choose 1 unit from each of: Humanities, Science; Health and Physical Education; Technology; and Arts.
  • You may choose a LOTE unit.  This is optional.
  • You can then choose any other units to a maximum of 2 from any one KLA.
What if I am going into the Year 9 SEAL Program next year?

In Term 3 this year, you will choose 12 units of your PLP (plus 4 reserve units).

  • You will be placed in 2 English units.
  • You must choose 2 Maths units.
  • You must also study the compulsory units: PD and Pathways; and SEALP Science.
  • You must choose 1 unit from each of: Technology; and Arts.
  • You may choose a LOTE unit.  This is optional.
  • You can then choose any other units to a maximum of 2 from any one KLA.
What if I am going into Year 10 next year?

In Term 3 this year, you will choose 12 units of your PLP (plus 4 reserve units). 

  • You must choose 2 English units.
  • You must choose 2 Maths units.
  • You must select a ‘Major Study’: either a VCE Unit 1 and 2 sequence; or a full year VET option.
  • You may choose a LOTE unit.  This is optional.

It will be helpful if you can decide which Senior Pathway you intend to follow – either VCE or a VCAL pathway.

Seek counselling advice to ensure your course prepares you for your future studies. 

What units can I choose for my ‘Major Study’ in Year 10?

Year 10 students must select a Major Study.  This will take up two (2) of their available choices.  These can be any of the following units:

  • A sequence of VCE Units (Unit 1 and Unit 2). i.e., VCE Drama Units 1 and 2 (DRA1 and DRA2)

NOTE: Any VCE Unit 1 and 2 Sequences that are available to Year 10 students to select are labelled as ‘Early Access’ units and are listed on the Year 10 Selection Grid in the back of this handbook and on your PLP Passport as green coloured units. 

  • A VET study that runs for the whole year. i.e., VET Engineering Units 1 and 2 (TMD03 and TMD04).

NOTE: VET units that can be studied as a Major Study are listed in the Year 10 Grid (see Year Level Grids) and on your PLP Passport as green coloured units.

What if I am going into Year 11 next year?

You will need to decide if you will follow a VCE or VCAL pathway.

For a VCE pathway you must choose a total of 6 VCE or VET subjects.  Generally, they will be at Units 1 and 2 level, but you might consider extension studies at Units 3 and 4 level in one subject.

Choose your subjects based on your further study or career aspirations.  Refer to the VCE or VCAL requirements in the Senior Programs Handbook.

Seek counselling advice to ensure your course prepares you for your future pathways.

What if I am going into Year 12 next year?

Choose your subjects based on your further study or career aspirations.  Refer to the VCE or VCAL requirements in the Senior Programs Handbook.

Which Senior School Certificate should I study - VCE or VCAL?

While it is possible to reach most goals from either certificate, or from a combined program, VCE and VCAL each have a particular focus.

Generally, VCE will lead students to university courses or work.

Generally, VCAL will lead students to apprenticeships, traineeships and other employment.