Adult Campus Handbook 2017 - page 7

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Eligibility criteria for
adult students
TheDECDAdultEducationProvisionPolicy
(AEPP) identifies twocategoriesofadult
students, classifiedbyage.
adult studentsunder21at commencement
of their course.
adult studentsover21at commencementof
their course.
For studentsunder21, tobeeligible toenrol at
Hamilton theymustbe:
either18
andunder21andhadabreak in
schoolingwithoutaSACEenrolment in the
precedingyear
or
traditionalYear 13studentswhowish to
complete theirSACEorupgrade theirATAR.
Forstudents
over21
tobeeligibletheymust
NOT
holdaSACECertificate
holdaDegree/Diploma/Certificate IVwhich is
currentlyrecognisedasaqualification inAustralia.
Adult Education
HamiltonSecondaryCollege isasecondary
schoolwithin theDepartmentofEducation
andChildDevelopment. Themainobjective
ofagovernment secondaryschool is toenable
students toeventuallycomplete theirSouth
AustralianCertificateofEducation (SACE).
Studentsunder21mayenrol tostudy towards
theirSACEor, if theyalreadyhaveachieved their
SACEcanchoose tostudy towardsachievinga
higherATAR foruniversityentrance.
ForStudentsover21 theAdultEducation
Provisionallowsadult studentswhohavenot
yet completedSACEorequivalent toenrol at
secondaryschools tostudyStage1andStage2
subjects towardseventualSACEcompletion. It
is important tonote that:
Theywill have5consecutiveyears to
complete theirSACE.
After completing the requirednumberof
Stage1subjects, theymustmoveon toStage
2subjects if theirknowledgeandskillsallow.
AllAdult studentsmustbeAustraliancitizensor
permanent residents.
Coursesoffered in theAdultCampusare
constructed foradult learnerswhoare ready
toengage in theSouthAustralianCertificateof
Education.Thereareanumberof foundation
coursesoffered inpreparation forSACE
completion, aswell asSACEPathwayPackages.
Somecoursescater for the learningofboth
senior school studentsandadults.AtStage
1 level,manyclassesconsistonlyofadult
studentsandsome includesecondary-aged
students.AllStage2classes includesenior
school studentsandadults.
TheSACEconsistsof courses totalling200
creditsspreadover two full timeyearsof study.
Broadly, theSACE isdivided intoStage1and
Stage2subjectsandacompleteSACE isa
combinationofboth.Anopportunityexists for
adult students toapply for status inStage1
studies to fast track their completion.Toqualify
for status, studentsmusthavea12month
break fromSACEenrolmentandbeover the
ageof 18whenapplying.
There isa literacyandnumeracy requirementat
this level of studyand theDECDpolicyassumes
that studentswill beSACE ready, that is, have
theability tostudyatStage1 level.AtStage
1,most coursesareasemester in length, but
somearedivided into tenweekmodules,which
arecoupledwithasimilar 10weekmodule,
eachofwhichcanaccumulate intoSACE ten
credit subjects.Stage2subjectsare full year
in lengthexcept for thecompulsorysemester
lengthResearchProject.
Thecollegedoesnotprovide individual support
programs foradultstudentswith learning
difficultiesandspecialeducationprogramsare
notoffered. It isessential thateachstudentover
21enrolling inHamiltonAdultCampusdiscuss
theirsituationwithanenrolmentcounsellor to
ascertain theirbestpathway. In this interview,a
StudentPathwayPlan (SPP)willbegenerated
tomap the individual’s intention incompleting
theSACE.ThisSPPcanbe renegotiatedatany
time tosuit thechangingneedsof thestudent.
OnlineLLN testingwillneed tobecompletedby
allnewstudents.
TheDECDAEPPPolicystates thatstudentsover
21haveamaximumoffiveconsecutivecalendar
yearsentitlement toenrolment inasecondary
school.Theentitlementbeginsat thedateof the
commencementof thefirstclass.
Younger students,whoarecontinuing in their
schoolingandhavenothadabreak in their
studies, areencouraged toseekenrolment in
thesecondaryprogramat thecollege.
Adult studentsareoffereda rangeof subjects
andcourses that complywith theSACE
requirements, includingsubjectswithembedded
VETcompetenciesand fullVETcertificates.
Whenenrolling,yourcounsellorwilldiscusshow
thesemaycontribute toyourSACEcompletion.
Adult studentsenrolling insecondaryschools
inSouthAustraliawill requireDCSI criminal
historycheck inaccordancewithDECDpolicy.
There isacharge for thischeck thatwill be
shownon the fee invoice.
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