A flourishing learning community building academic, creative, social and personal excellence as students progress towards senior qualifications and the world of work.
Our aim is to provide the maximum opportunity for students to achieve personal and academic growth in a supportive environment. We have high aspirations for all our students and will provide the teaching and learning opportunities to develop the talents and build the skills necessary for students to maximise their post-school choices.
Through our Pathways Program all students are provided with personal counselling and careers guidance to assist them in the transition from school to tertiary education, apprenticeships, traineeships or job preparation. Melton Secondary College offers quality opportunities and pathways for students to pursue an educational journey that suits there skills, interests and aspirations.
When students enter the senior school in Year 10, students are given some freedom in tailoring a course to pursue their interests and also consider pathways for the future. Year 10 is an opportune time for students to experiment with new and interesting subjects and to challenge themselves academically. Students should select a course that offers a wide range of subjects and experiences in order to make informed choices and move confidently into the next stage of their educational journey.
Year 10 students can pursue accelerated VCE studies or begin work towards a nationally recognised VET credential.
Further information on all subjects offered are featured in our Year 10 handbook.
Head Start Program
To provide our students with the best possible start to the following academic year, we have developed a Head Start Program for Years 10-12.
During the two week-long programs, students will begin their course of study in each subject that includes:
- An overview of the course
- Requirements for satisfactory completion
- Procedures / tasks for determining the level of achievement
- Tasks that need to be completed prior to the start of the New Year.
- Texts / equipment that students will need.
Study & Career Skills
Within the curriculum all senior students complete two periods per fortnight of Study and Career Skills. This is a structured program that equips students with the knowledge, skills and mindsets required to excel in senior secondary studies and begin post-secondary career planning.
Victorian Certificate Of Education
Melton Secondary College provides VCE students with an extensive range of rigorous and challenging academic programs in a variety of learning areas. Our VCE teachers have an enormous breadth and depth of specialist experience and expertise. Many are active members of their relevant subject associations as well as being VCE Assessors.
The challenge of VCE is complimented by a supportive learning culture, underpinned by the STARR Connect personal and social development program and Study and Career Skills program. These structured programs encourage students to become resilient, emotionally intelligent, independent learners. Our focus on both academic excellence and personal development prepares our students for a successful and fulfilling life.
The School places a heavy emphasis on career development vocational guidance. Students receive extensive support when making their career decisions.
Student talents, efforts and achievements are rewarded in an environment which fosters mutual respect, personal integrity and a strong sense of self-worth.
Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning
Melton Secondary College offers a well-established and innovative VCAL program. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a senior school certificate designed to sit alongside the VCE, providing additional pathways for Years 11 and 12 students seeking vocationally oriented career options such as apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training or moving on to employment.
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning provides students with a more flexible approach to their education and training. It aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable students to make informed choices regarding work and further education. Personal development and the use of individual student interests are important components of the VCAL.
Fully accredited modules and units are delivered as part of the VCAL qualification at the College for the following five compulsory strands:
- Literacy and Numeracy Skills
- Work Related Skills
- Personal Development Skills
- General Studies
- Industry Specific Skills
Vocational Education And Training (VET)
Students can nominate to undertake a VET study as part of either the VCE or VCAL program at the College. On completion of a VET study, students will be awarded with two qualifications, a VCE or VCAL Certificate in addition to a nationally recognised VET certificate.
Melton Secondary College delivers VET programs in conjunction with other secondary schools and training providers in the Western Edge Cluster (WEC). 2023 booklet link is below. Some of the courses offered are listed here:
Health Services Assistant
Applied Fashion and Design
Building and Construction
Sport And Recreation