WHY SEDA COLLEGE?
The College’s programs open doors to an exciting future. SEDA College aims to provide young people with a range of learning opportunities in the community and in industry to gain a better understanding of the careers they may wish to pursue in the future.
Each student undertakes work placement in industry and works in collaboration with their teacher to develop a Career Action Plan.
There are a number of pathways to progress to Universities around Australia, as well as to TAFE in Sydney or to Interstate diploma or university courses.
SEDA College students will also become highly employable graduates. SEDA College students are recognised as confident, work-ready young adults who are well prepared for the world of work. Through work and industry placements, students are provided with the opportunity to build networks and they understand what skills are required for roles in the sport and recreation and other like industries.
At SEDA College, each young person will be provided with a range of learning experiences. The College has access to key industry and community organisations to provide students with real-world, hands-on opportunities.
Students will represent a national or state sporting or music association when delivering participation programs in primary schools and the community. Students develop a sense of pride in representing their association and relish the opportunity to share their passion with younger students and community groups.
Each student will undertake an industry placement for one day per week for the duration of the program. In consultation with their teacher, each student is encouraged to seek a placement which will help them refine their future career interests.
Some examples of industry experience include:
- Sporting Associations
- Music Associations
- Media and Marketing
- Gyms and Recreation Facilities
- Primary and Secondary Schools
- Youth Work
- Event Management
SEDA College uses sport and music to engage young people with their learning. For many young people, traditional classroom-based learning is experienced as irrelevant, with students feeling a strong disconnect from their education. The SEDA College HSC and Vocational Education and Training (VET) curriculum utilises the student’s interest to develop skills and knowledge that prepare the young person for a positive future.
The College believes that an applied learning pedagogy, which sees young people engaged in hands-on learning in the community and in industry, is the most applicable way to learn 21st Century skills including resilience, leadership and citizenship.
Through a shared passion for sport or music, students are connected to their peers in a way that enables a collaborative approach to learning. SEDA College aims to prepare young people for a future that is dynamic and unpredictable while encouraging them to pursue a career they love.
SEDA College promotes a ‘learning for life’ approach to education. Our modern society encourages young people to prioritise career choices and financial security over all other life skills. We believe a balanced education allows young people to explore their career interests alongside their sport, community, personal and creative interests.
The SEDA model utilises a learning framework that considers a range of core skills and attributes that young people are keen to develop in empowering them for future pursuits.
The core skills fostered by the program include:
- Team Work
- Critical Thinking
The core attributes fostered by the program include: