Style: Accordion

Indonesian - Second Language (ATAR)

Pre-requisite: B grade in Year 10 Indonesian Specialist

Course Overview
The Indonesian: Second Language ATAR course is designed to further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the culture and the language of Indonesian-speaking communities, providing them with opportunities to gain a broader and deeper understanding of Indonesian and extend and refine their communication skills. The course focuses on the interrelationship of language and culture, and equips students with the skills needed to function in an increasingly globalised society, a culturally and linguistically diverse local community, and provides them with the foundation for life-long language learning. Relevant and engaging tasks, delivered through a range of appropriate contexts and topics,
develop literacy in the Indonesian language as well as extend literacy development in English.

Course Description:
The syllabus is divided into two units, which are delivered as a pair.

Unit 1
This unit focuses on Saat ini aku disini (Here and now). Through the three topics: Being teen, what does it mean? Indonesian communities, and Staying connected, students further develop their communication skills in Indonesian and gain a broader insight into the language and culture.

Unit 2
This unit focuses on Bisa saya bantu? (Can I help you?). Through the three topics: My country Australia, On exchange, and Careers and travel, students extend their communication skills in Indonesian and gain a broader insight into the language and culture.

Japanese - Second Language (ATAR)

Pre-requisite: B grade in Year 10 Japanese

Course Overview
The Japanese: Second Language ATAR course is designed to further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the culture and the language of Japanese-speaking communities, providing them with opportunities to gain a broader and deeper understanding of Japanese and extend and refine their communication skills. The course focuses on the interrelationship of language and culture, and equips students with the skills needed to function in an increasingly globalised society, a culturally and linguistically diverse local community, and provides them with the foundation for life-long language learning. Relevant and engaging tasks, delivered through a range of appropriate contexts and topics, develop literacy in the Japanese language as well as extend literacy development in English.

Course Description:
The syllabus is divided into two units, which are delivered as a pair.

Unit 1
This unit focuses on 日 常 生活 (Daily life). Through the three topics: My life 私の生活 , Home life学校と家での生活, and Daily life 生活をくらべて, students further develop their communication skills in Japanese and gain a broader insight into the language and culture.

Unit 2

This unit focuses on ようこそ 、私の国へ! (Welcome to my country). Through the three topics: Welcoming a guest ようこそ!, Seasonal activities and celebrations しきとイベント, and Healthy lifestyles けんこう , students extend their communication skills in Japanese and gain a broader insight into the language and culture.

Please note that at Mater Dei College, the Applied Languages: Japanese Certificate III course is embedded in the Japanese: Second Language ATAR course.

10661NAT Certificate III Applied Language - Indonesian (VET Certificate)

Pre-requisite: C grade in Year 10 Indonesian Specialist

Duration: 2-Year Course. Part A delivered in Year 11, Part B delivered in Year 12

Qualifications are delivered and assessed at school in partnership with:
RTO: North Metropolitan TAFE

Number: 52786

This Certificate III Course emphasises the practical application and vocational use of languages. It gives students an additional choice for their Language studies and enables teachers to provide a purposeful language-learning environment for students who may not wish to study at ATAR level.
VET Languages in schools is a great idea for students who do not wish to sit their WACE examinations, but would like to continue with their Language studies. The student has the opportunity to gain an additional qualification and extra points before entry into TAFE courses. As the VET course is embedded within the SCSA course, students receive recognition from TAFE for work completed during their normal lessons. Students will be able to attempt a learning outcome a maximum of two times, resulting in a competent or not yet competent level. This gives students the chance to re-sit assessment tasks.

At Mater Dei College, VET Language students study the following units in Year 11:

 National Code  Unit of Competency  Year of Study
 10661NAT  CALOCS301 CALRW303  Year 11

Year 11

CALOCS301 Conduct routine oral communication for social purposes in a language other than English
CALRW303 Read and write for basic communication in a language other than English

Students studying Indonesian in Year 11 will have the opportunity to participate in the student tour to Indonesia.

Note: This certificate course is not recognised for graduation purposes.

10661NAT Certificate III Applied Language – Japanese (VET Certificate)

Pre-requisite: C grade in Year 10 Japanese

Duration: 2-Year Course. Part A delivered in Year 11, Part B delivered in Year 12

Qualifications are delivered and assessed at school in partnership with:

RTO: North Metropolitan TAFE

Number: 52786

This Certificate III Course emphasises the practical application and vocational use of languages. It gives students an additional choice for their Language studies and enables teachers to provide a purposeful language-learning environment for students who may not wish to study at ATAR level.

VET Languages in schools is a great idea for students who do not wish to sit their WACE examinations, but would like to continue with their Language studies. The student has the opportunity to gain an additional qualification and extra points before entry into TAFE courses. As the VET course is embedded within the SCSA course, students receive recognition from TAFE for work completed during their normal lessons. Students will be able to attempt a learning outcome a maximum of two times, resulting in a competent or not yet competent level. This gives students the chance to re-sit assessment tasks.

At Mater Dei College, VET Language students study the following units:

 National Code  Unit of Competency Year of Study 
 10661NAT  CALOCS301 & CALRW303  Year 11

Year 11

CALOCS301 Conduct routine oral communication for social purposes in a language other than English

CALRW303 Read and write for basic communication in a language other than English

Students studying Japanese in Year 11 will have the opportunity to participate in the student tour to Japan and also to host students from Japan.

Note: This certificate course is not recognised for graduation purposes.