• Compulsory Subjects for Years 7 and 8

    • Religious Studies
    • Music
    • Visual Arts (Yr 8 only)
    • Mathematics
    • Sport
    • Mandarin (Yr 7 only)
    • History (Yr 8 only)
    • English
    • PDHPE
    • Technology
    • Geography (Yr 7 only)
    • Science
  • Compulsory Subjects for Years 9 and 10

    • Religious Studies
    • PDHPE
    • Geography
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • English
    • History (Australian)
    • Sports

    Elective Subjects for Years 9 and 10

    (Students choose one subject from each column below)

    • Drama
    • Industrial Technology
    • Information and Software Technology
    • Textile Technology
    • Visual Arts
    • Design and Technology
    • Commerce
    • Food Technology
    • Music
    • Photographic and Digital Media
  • Subjects for Year 11 & 12 Students for 2016/17

    Students must select ONE subject from each line. Students must have 12 units. Students can select BOTH mathematics and English extensions.

    Subject lines for year 11 students for 2016 are:


    • English 2U (Standard) / English 2U (Adv)
    • Mathematics 2U / Mathematics General 2U
    • (OFF-LINE OPTION) Vet Automotive Block

    Elective Lines

    • ELECTIVE LINE 1 Biology 2U / Modern History 2U / Music 1 2U / Geography 2U / VET IDT 2U
    • ELECTIVE LINE 2 Studies of Religion 2U / Physics 2U / VET Hospitality 2U / Design and Technology 2U
    • ELECTIVE LINE 3 Community and Family Studies 2U / Chemistry 2U / Legal Studies 2U / VET Construction 2U
    • ELECTIVE LINE 4 Food Technology 2U / Visual Arts 2U / PDHPE 2U / Ancient History 2U
    • ELECTIVE LINE 5 English Extension 1U / Mathematics Extension 1U


    Off-line Option (Avondale School) VET Automotice (block)

    Off-line Option (TAFE - TVET)

    Off-line Option (Distance Education)

Work Experience

Work experience is part of Avondale School’s Year 10 PDHPE program, with students exposed to the world of work, often for the first time.

After a term spent learning about careers and considering life after school Year 10 students participate in a one-week Work Experience placement in Term 2 where each student has the prospect of learning firsthand about a chosen occupation or industry.

Work Experience is an opportunity to develop skills and networks and to decide what you would like to do with your future.


Work Placement

All VET courses include mandatory work placement hours in the industry area of your course. Work placement gives you the chance to learn current industry skills and to put into practice the employability skills you've already learned as part of your VET course.

Avondale School Trade Training Centre runs a comprehensive work readiness program which skills our students to perform to their very best whilst in industry. Work placement will also help you to:

  • Understand the attitudes expected in the industry area
  • Gain insights into the kind of career you’d like to have
  • Make informed decisions about further training and study
  • Become more employable and better equipped for business and employment opportunities


Avondale School hospitality student presenting food

Avondale School student fixing vehicle