Annual Report 2015 - page 6

Annual Report 2015
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Enrolments
In 2015 theCollege had a Total FTE of 967.
The SecondaryCampus comprised 335.54 FTE students.
TheAdult LearningCampus comprised 252 FTE students (approximately 468 people).
The RTOoffered access to 16 qualifications for approximately 334 students.
TheHamiltonDisabilityUnit (LocationNumber: 7811) catered for 37 FTE students with severe
andmultiple disabilities.
Flexible Learning options (FLO) had an FTE of 333
Therewere 333 Flexible LearningOptions (FLO) students enrolled throughHamilton. Themajority
of these students seek entry into off-site programs with eitherCampbell Page, MissionAustralia or
Workskill. These enrolments are included in the SecondaryCampus enrolment figures.
ATSI numbers continue to growwith 51 students nowmaking up part of the secondary students
engaged in on-site programs. TheCollege has aNunga Room, and this is supported by anAboriginal
EducationTeacher and anAboriginal Community EducationOfficer.
Hamilton’s students include the 13 – 18 year old students within the local community seeking a
secondary education, and a range of students over the age of 18 re-entering education after a gap in
their schooling.
In 2015, studentswithNegotiated Education Plansmade up a total of 119 individuals. These numbers
represent 10%of the student population, and this under-states the true breadthof studentswith
special learning needs at our College
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. The LearningCentre employs 10 SSOs
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and an SSO3
to coordinate and deploy these support officers to classes where they supportNEP, ILP and EALD
students. This has been a long standing practice at theCollege.Whilst the students are supported in
their classes, there is scope to explore the introduction of evidenced based intervention programs
and strategies tomove from amodel of support for learning toone of improvement in learning.
In addition, some adult students are at Hamilton because of previous unsuccessful secondary school
experiences, including cases where special learning needsmay not have been identified previously via
theNEP process. Many adults are sensitive about being identified as having special learning needs
and, as a consequence, providing additional support to them is complex.
The college student cohort is also highlymulticultural, both in terms of secondary and adult
students. Currently there are students with backgrounds from 61 countries at the college.
Nationality data indicates that most students come fromAnglo-Australian families. Significant
numbers also come fromAfghanistan, Bosnia, China, Congo, England, Germany, Greece, India,
Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, NewZealand, Philippines, SouthAfrica, Sudan, Poland,
Vietnam andThailand. Awide range of other countries are also represented, including an increasing
number fromAfrican countries. The adult campus, in particular, contains significant numbers of
students frommany overseas locations.
English as anAdditional Language orDialect (EALD) numbers show 9%of our student cohort are
recognized as in need of additional funding for learning support.
The VET courses offered through our RTOwere accessed by a range of secondary students from
across the Inner SouthMetroTrade School for the Future and by adult re-entry students seeking a
formal qualification.
2015was the 4
th
year of theAdult Education Policywhich stipulates that enrolments over the age of
21must be seeking a SouthAustralianCertificate of Education (SACE). This change to enrolment
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