Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate, become knowledgeable about, and become empowered to deliver and assess, the various alternative learning models in Victoria in a variety of settings. Students consider various applied learning options (VCAL, VET, SBAs), and their power and implementation in different educational settings including: secondary schools, alternative schools e.g. Community Learning Houses/Networks, and TAFE.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesUnderstanding is consolidated by meeting in 'expert' groups researching the same topic prior to presenting to their group. Peer and self assessed. Investigation of Applied Learning Principles through active and hands on activities for each principle. Interview students and teachers regarding the learning, assessments and outcomes of the program. Identification and discussion of key components observed. Group brainstorms of possible Passion projects modelled and mapped to template. Experiential workshop to explore the range and impact of Specific Learning Disorders eg Dyslexia. Demonstrate understanding and application of strategies to accommodate for SLDs and Trauma  through learning activity design.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities


Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of alternative education models and their curriculum documents, history and philosophy that are available to young people
02. Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the pedagogical knowledge of how alternative education models are taught
03. Develop the capacity to plan and develop, teach and assess programs which provide alternative education models
04. Demonstrate an understanding of the connection between a broad range of complex student circumstances and flexibility and differentiation in education for young people

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