The college places a strong emphasis on preparing students for future study, training or the world of work.  The  college is a registered training organisation (RTO) giving students many opportunities to access nationally recognised industry programs.

 Vocational Courses

 While studying for the ACT Year 12 Certificate, students are able to incorporate a VET course into their package and work towards gaining a nationally recognized Certificate I or II qualification.  These courses allow students practical experience in an industry and facilitate accelerated entry into CIT/TAFE courses and/or direct entry into part-time or full-time employment.  The following courses are offered:


Information Technology


Information Technology is the study of information and intelligent systems, software development and application, hardware implementation, human computer interface/interaction and social, ethical and environmental issues. IT is integral to all aspects of contemporary society. Rapid and continuing advances in IT are changing the ways people share, use, develop and process information. The study of IT empowers individuals to participate in a rapidly changing technological world.

This course will enable students to:

Develop essential skills in literacy and numeracy, and be creative and productive users of technology, as a foundation for success in all learning areas

Develop condence and capabilities to pursue university or post-secondary vocational qualications leading to rewarding and productive employment

Work for the common good, in particular sustaining and improving natural and social environments.

Requirements for Certicate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology (IT)

Qualification Rules

Total number of units = 6

• 4 core competencies

• 2 elective competencies

Core Units - Achieve 4 Core Units

ICAICT101A Operate a personal computer

ICAICT102A Operate word-processing applications

ICAICT103A Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

ICAICT104A Use digital devices

Elective units - Achieve 2 Elective Units

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Requirments for Certificate ll In II Information, Digital Media and Technology

Qualification Rules

Total Number Of Units = 14

• 7 core competencies

• 7 elective competencies

• 1 week of Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is highly recommended.

Core Units - Achieve 7 Core Units

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ICAICT201A Use computer operating systems and hardware

ICAICT202A Work and communicate effectively in an IT environment

ICAICT203A Operate application software packages

ICAICT204A Operate a digital media technology package

ICAWEB201A Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

Elective Units - Achieve 7 Elective units

ICAICT205A Design basic organisational documents using computing packages

ICAICT206A Install software applications

ICAICT207A Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAICT209A Interact with ICT clients

ICAICT210A Operate database applications

ICAICT211A Identify and use basic current industry-specific technologies

ICASAS201A Maintain inventories for equipment, software and documentation

ICASAS202A Apply problem-solving techniques to routine IT malfunctions

ICASAS203A Connect hardware peripherals

ICASAS204A Record client support requirements

ICASAS206A Detect and protect from spam and destructive software

ICASAS207A Protect and secure information assets

ICASAS208A Maintain IT equipment and consumables

ICASAS209A Connect and use a home-based local wireless network

ICPMM321C Capture a digital image

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

CUFCAM201A Assist with a basic camera shoot

CUFDIG303A Produce and prepare photo images


Requirments for Certificate lll In Information, Digital Media and Technology

Statement of Attainment ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

To receive a Statement of Attainment towards ICA30111 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology students must follow one of the streams below and demonstrate the underpinning knowledge and skills required at AQF Level 3 over time and in a variety of industry contexts:

One week of Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) in the area of specialisation or demonstration of ongoing industry relationships and mentoring with industry partners is highly recommended.

Fashion Design

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology LMT21707

Qualification Rules

Vet Fashion

Total Number Of Units = 11 Units

7 Core Units

4 Elective Units

Core Units- Achieve 7 Core Units

LMTGN2001B Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

LMTGN2002B Apply quality standards

LMTCL2001B Use a sewing machine

LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

LMTFD2005B Identify design process for fashion designs

LMTFD2001B Design and produce a simple garment

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units - Achieve Elective Units

LMTGN2003B Work in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry

LMTGN2009B Operate computing technology in a Textiles, clothing and footwear workplace

LMTCL2004B Sew components

LMTCL2010B Modify patterns to create basic styles

LMTCL2011B Draw and interpret a basic sketch


LMTFD2002B Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs

LMTFD2003B Apply dyeing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs

LMTFD2004B Work within an Indigenous cultural framework



The media are one of the most powerful influences on contemporary society as they inform, educate and entertain. The media are important channels for education and cultural exchange.

The media are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. The media enable us to understand ourselves as Australian and global citizens, consumers, workers and imaginative beings. They also provide a means to connect with and learn about our own and other cultures and practices.

Media courses offer students a context in which to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become effective members of society. Students become critical and discerning individuals, recognising that the media shape what we know about the world.

A media course aims to encourage students to create their own media products, both as a means of exploration and as evidence of understanding. Media studies address aspects of the media industry, workplace realities, teamwork, commercial considerations, industry requirements and restrictions along with work ethics. Students learn to work independently and collaboratively, make informed decisions about professional and vocational pathways and acquire employment and leisure skills.

One Media Studies unit can be usedin an English major, major minor or double major.

Students also have the opportunity to attain a Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)

One Media Studies unit can also be used in an English major, major minor or double major

Vet Media

Business Administration

This course falls within the Business Services area. Business services are essential to every Australian business either as a core activity or as a support to a core activity. Business services can be internally or externally provided to a business.

Business services are those activities that bind an organisation together, enable it to function and connect it to its customers and community. As such, ‘Business Services’ represents both an industry sector (comprising those rms which provide a business service to other companies) and an occupational grouping (comprising those workers in all industries who are providing a business service within their own company).

Business services include management and administration; human resource management; marketing and advertising; record-keeping, processing accounts and nancial documents; and customer service.

Business administration forms part of the business service industry sector, which is estimated to employ over 2 million Australians and is growing at the rate of 5% per year. The business services workforce is the second largest cross-industry occupational group in Australia and is traditionally open to school leavers. The size of the workforce ensures that the sector will provide current and future school students with employment opportunities. It is likely that employers will require higher-level skills and place a greater emphasis on formal qualications.

The inclusion of industry-recognised courses in Business Services in the school curriculum will allow students to develop a range of skills. This will broaden and enhance the current and emerging opportunities available for students in training and employment across a range of work options.

Certicate II in Business is a nationally recognised qualication for clerical/administrative employment at an operational level but also provides pathways to further qualications in supervision, specialist occupations and management in a range of industries.

On successful completion of this course, students will:

• be able to carry out a range of entry-level tasks in a position, such as administrative assistant

• possess a range of skills, attitudes and knowledge which will assist them in roles not specically related to employment, e.g. as a student and as a citizen in general

• be eligible for appropriate credit towards courses offered by other training providers where such courses, or the relevant parts thereof, are based on the same industry competency standards.

This is also a competency-based course and therefore the Units of Competence contain goals that are specic to the learning outcomes.

“Business Services” is also relevant to a number of related professional careers, including information technology, business management, publishing and nance.

Effective business services underpin the successful operation of all organisations in the public, private and community sectors, whether they are commercial or not-for-prot.

Requirments for Certicate I in Business

Qualication Rules

Total Number Of Units = 6

• 1 core

• 5 electives

Core Units - Achieve 1 Core Unit

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

Elective Units - Achieve 5 Elective Units

BSBADM101A Use business equipment and resources

BSBIND201A Work effectively in a business environment

BSBCMM101A Apply basic communication skills

BSBITU101A Operate a personal computer

BSBITU102A Develop keyboard skills

BSBLED101A Plan skills development

BSBWOR202A Organise and complete daily work activities

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBITU202A Create and use spread sheets

Requirments for Certicate II In Business


Qualication Rules

Total Number Of Units = 12

• 1 Core

• 11 Electives

Core Units - Achieve 1 Core Unit

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

Elective Units - Achieve 11 Elective

BSBIND201A Work effectively in a business environment

BSBCMM201A Communicate in the workplace

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others

BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

BSBITU202A Create and use spread sheets

BSBWOR202A Organise and complete daily work activities

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

BSBINM202A Handle mail

BSBCUS201B Deliver a service to customers

BSBITU203A Communicate electronically

FNSACC301A Process nancial transactions and extract interim reports

BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations

Requirments for Certicate III In Business BSB30110

Qualification Rules

Total Number Of Units = 12

• 1 Core

• 11 Electives

Core Units - Achieve 1 Core Unit

BSBOHS301B Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplace

Elective Units - Achieve 11 Elective Units

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

BSBCUS301B Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBWRT301A Write simple documents

BSBWOR301B Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBITU309A Produce desktop published documents

BSBITU301A Create and use databases

BSBPRO301A Recommend products and services

BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations

BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity

BSBITU304A Produce spread sheets

BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents

BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding and accuracy-continued from Cert II

Furniture Construction

Requirements for Certicate I in Furnishing LMF10108

Qualication Rules

Total Number of Units = 6 And Over

4 Core Units

1+ Specialist Units

1+ Elective Units

CORE UNITS - Achieve 4 Core Units

LMFCR0001B Follow safe working policies and practices

LMFCR0002B Communicate in the workplace

LMFCR0003B Carry out measurements and calculations

LMFCR0004B Work eectively with others

SPECIALIST UNITS - Achieve Minimum Of One

LMFFF1001B Complete a basic -nishing product

LMFFM1001B Construct a basic timber furnishing product

LMFFM1002B Operate basic woodworking machines

ELECTIVE UNITS - Achieve Minimum Of One

Furniture Finishing

LMFFF2001B Use furniture -nishing sector hand and power tools

LMFFF2002B Dismantle/re-assemble furniture

LMFFF2003B Remove surface coatings

LMFFF2004B Prepare surfaces for -nishing

LMFFF2008B Apply surface coatings by hand

Furniture Making

LMFFM2001B Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

LMFFM2002B Assemble furnishing components

LMFFM2003B Select and apply hardware

LMFFM2005B Join solid timber

LMFFM2006B Hand make timber joints


Dance is the language of movement. It is an art form that uses the body as an instrument of communication and creativity. It has its own specific language, processes and techniques that are explored through creation, performance and evaluation of dance, demanding intellectual and physical rigour.

When creating dance, students explore ideas through developing an understanding of the elements of dance, stylistic conventions and choreographic tools. They learn to problem solve, collaborate and make creative judgements as they select and structure those elements and conventions to create and shape choreographic sequences.

When presenting dance, students use expressive techniques to convey the choreographer’s intent to an audience. They develop an understanding of the nature and function of dance; through a practical knowledge of various forms and styles and a range of technical and performance skills to entertain, inspire and challenge an audience.

When evaluating dance, students use a range of processes to communicate their interpretation, critical analysis and appreciation of dance. The deconstruction of dance forms allows students to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of dance as performers, choreographers and observers.

Dance offers opportunities for students to derive a sense of wellbeing, self-esteem and the necessary social skills to work effectively, both individually and collaboratively.

Through Dance, students have the opportunity to develop a range of life skills that will enhance their careers and personal growth.

Dance graduates from Narrabundah College have gone on to WAAPA, Village Performing Arts Centre, Jason Coleman Ministry of Dance, and Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Some units offered in Dance Studies include:

Introduction to Dance - An introductory unit that focuses on safe dance practice and the basic fundamentals of technique and choreography.

Contemporary Dance - Students will study dance pioneers Martha Graham and Australian Contemporary dance companies.

World Dance - Students will learn traditional sequences and repertoire from a wide range of cultures. They will have the opportunity to perform these pieces at Narrabundah College’s United Nations Day in Session Three.

Dance and the Media - Students will study the relationship of dance and the media and will receive the opportunity to create their own dance film or music video.

Popular Dance - This unit will enable students to understand dance in contemporary society and have an opportunity to choreograph a piece in one of the following styles: Street Dance, Hip-Hop, Krumping, Popping, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballroom, Contemporary, Latin, Bollywood and Disco.

Dance students at Narrabundah College receive the opportunity to perform at Dance Festival, Limelight Festival, Australian Dance Week and regularly at local community and school events.

Structured Workplace Learning

Students have the opportunity to undertake workplace learning and gain competencies associated with their VET course during vocational placements.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASBAS)

Through an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship students are able to combine their college studies and employment.  These are available in a range of industry areas.

Apprenticeships & Traineeships Available

The best way to start your act apprenticeships career is to apply on line at www.actapprenticeships.com.au.  Click on "register for an apprenticeship" and fill in the form. 


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