This Learning Area assumes responsibility for Business, Home Economics, Information Technology and Manual Arts:
This subject area allows students to develop a wide range of skills that are essential for those interested in pursuing a career in business. The subjects provide a basis for a full business course at TAFE or University and lead to a wide range of career options. Business Application and Key Boarding is offered in Years 9 & 10. Year 10 students may also choose Business Financial Management and/or Business Enterprise Management. The courses offered in Years 11 and 12 are Accounting & Finance Units 2A, 2B and 3A, 3B and Business Management and Enterprise 2A, 2B and 3A, 3B.
In Home Economics students are taught skills to equip them for independence and community living. Students in Year 7 are involved in a semesterised program in Food Creation and Textile Craft. Year 8 students have the option of selecting a semesterised program in Food Creation and Textile Craft. Year 9-10 students select to complete the year long elective in Food Creation and or Textile Craft. Children and the Family can be selected in Year 10 which gives students an excellent introduction and grounding for those who continue the unit into Y11. Year 11 and 12 students have the opportunity of extending their knowledge and basic skills in the area of food through the COS Food, Science and Technology. Students will complete units 1A and 1B in year 11 and units 1C and 1D in year 12.
A knowledge of computers and how to get the best from them is becoming a requirement of so many aspects of daily life. Our well equipped IT labs and gifted staff ensure that all Lumen Christi students receive a good grounding in the use of computers. All Year 7 students complete an Information Technology Course. Students in Years 8,9 & 10 have the option to follow an Information Technology pathway. Those with particular interest and proven ability can in Year 11 & 12 opt into the Computer Science and IT Multi Media Courses.
The Manual Arts Department encourages students to develop creative flair and practical skills in a range of subject options. Is is hoped that students become confident and competent in using a range of common workshop tools and machinery. Students in Year 7 complete semesterised units in Metalwork, Technical Drawing and Woodwork. In Year 8 these one period units become optional. In Years 9 and 10 the units become year long and are done twice a week. Engineering can be selected in Year 10 which gives students an excellent introduction and grounding for those who continue the unit into Year 11.For students in Years 11 & 12 they have the choice of doing Materials Design Wood, Materials Design Metal, Engineering and Certificate III in Drafting.