The Creative Technologies Institute delivers an enriched digital technologies curriculum while developing students’ skills in various areas of ICT such as graphic design, photo media, coding, lego robotics, circuitry, entrepreneurial skills, project management, video game design and the latest innovations in the technology industry.
Classes are designed to provide students with a unique learning experience, focused on fostering creativity and innovation. Students also have access to pecialised excursions, incursions, guest speakers, industry partnerships and expos.
The College’s research-based learning models are used to develop the ICT capability of students, as they learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create, communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively.
The facilities and equipment at Ashdale Secondary College are world class. Students have access to the latest technology throughout the College including:
• a vibrant Creative Lab including use of 3D printers
• robotics & mechatronics workshop
• e-textiles & maker space workshop
• iMac labs, TV studio, surface tablets and the latest software.
The CTI Curriculum
The program requires a three year commitment (Years 7 to 9) to fully develop the students as self-directed learners with exceptional higher order thinking. All students enrolled in the Program who successfully complete their course requirements over three years will have the opportunity to pursue further studies on an ATAR pathway, as part of their WACE achievements.
The program is offered in a learning environment that is technology smart and rich. Parents are required to supply a laptop and Adobe Creative Cloud Software for students in this program. See the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Specifications sheet for minimum requirements.
Both the STEM and Creative Technologies Institutes provide a clear pathway to Senior School, targeting career paths across a vast range of leading edge professions. Our expert teachers undertake development programs that encourage inquiry-based teaching and learning strategies. There is a strong emphasis on creative and critical thinking, scientific method and problem solving.
For further information please visit the Overview and Application Process
To view the ICT Approved Specialist Program brochure, please click on the brochure below: