Curriculum

Catholic Agricultural College is a Registered Training Organisation, and we understand not only the value, but also that the majority of job opportunities available in Western Australia are in agriculture and trade. As a trade specialist College, we have been at the forefront of agricultural and vocational education in Western Australia for many years, and we consistently rank high in state-wide graduation tables. The curriculum developed at the College is aimed to provide our students with as many alternative pathways to further education or employment opportunities as possible. C.Y.O’Connor Institute, is Western Australia’s leading state training provider, and assists the College with this endeavour through delivering several of our Vocational Education and Training courses offered at the College.

From Year 7, students at Catholic Agricultural College have the unique opportunity to study a diverse variety of subjects; ranging from traditional disciplines such as Religious Education, English, Mathematics, and Science, to practical courses in Agricultural Science, Equine, and Sport. In years 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to broaden their skills, learning additional subjects such as Agriculture, Equine and Trades. During their studies at the College, all students have the opportunity to gain a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), achieving Secondary School Graduation. Students may  also undertake courses and both Stages 2 or 3 to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank required for entry into public and private universities throughout Australia.

Those students, who go on to years 11 and 12, will complete a minimum of two Certificate II qualifications in their chosen Vocational Education and Training (VET) areas. All Certificates completed whilst studying at the College are fully accredited and nationally recognised. The education options available at Catholic Agricultural College are designed to meet industrial training needs, as well as offer a unique personalised learning experience for each student, to study subjects that they are genuinely interested in and passionate about, to reach their full potential, and get the most out of their time in Secondary Education.

Catholic Agricultural College is very proud of the calibre of our graduate students, not only do our students successfully transition into Higher Education, but they are well-prepared for the workforce, and make significant and positive contributions to their communities.  

College Curriculum & Electives

  Year 7-9  Year 10 Year 11 & 12

Core Curriculum

Subjects

Religious Studies

English

Mathematics

Science

Agricultural Science

Humanities

Health & 
Physical Education

Religious Studies

English

Mathematics

Science

Agricultural Science

Humanities

Health & 
Physical Education

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

 Agricultural Science 

(Animal Production Systems

 

 

 VET Courses

VET Courses

Elective Subjects

Equine Studies

Agricultural Studies

Outdoor Education

 Strategic Games

Cert I Equine

Cert I Automotive

Cert I Agrifoods

Cert I Industrial Skills

Cert II Agriculture

Cert II Automotive  

Cert II Wool Handling

Cert II Equine Industry

Cert II Agriculture (Horse Breeding)

Cert II Leadership

Cert II Engineering

Cert II Business and Construction

Cert IV Nursing

Note: Subjects and Certificates are subject to change. Some combinations of subjects and/or Certificates may not be available due to timetable conflicts.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Here at Catholic Agricultural College we pride ourselves on the success rate of our students in being work-ready. During their time at the College, students gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge of many industrial areas which proves invaluable when going onto apprenticeships, traineeships, employment, or Higher Education. Prior to undertaking a vocational course, each student is given a course handbook, providing a clear understanding of what each course element entails, and what the criteria for successful completion is.

Students spend two days of their school week learning their elected VET subjects, and their progress and achievements are closely monitored and recorded through course log-books. The VET courses are taught in small class sizes, ensuring each student is given the attention they deserve. The majority of their learning takes place on-campus, due to our extensive grounds and facilities, with vocational course specialists, industry qualified teachers, and TAFE lecturers who come on the campus to instruct in many of the vocational courses offered at the College. We also, frequently invite quest speakers to come to the College to share their expertise with our students, and we give our students the opportunity to attend a range of off-campus learning experiences through regular excursions, field-days, and camps.