The goal of our middle years program is for students to develop study and learning skills through core subjects and a variety of specialty subjects. Students follow the Australian Curriculum (ACARA) for years 7-9 enriched through our extensive facilities including the STEAM centre, 75 hectare tropical farm and 150 hectare nature reserve.
Taminmin’s Middle School provides a rich student focused program for students in years 7, 8 and 9. The middle years of schooling constitutes a stage of schooling where young adolescents explore themselves and the world they live in. Students have distinctive and diverse needs due to the very significant developmental changes in this period. By focusing on success for all students we strive to ensure meaningful and rich experiences preparing students for great achievements in their senior years.
Our senior years program prepares students for their future through various pathway options and supports students to achieve their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).
The NTCET is a Year 12 qualification that recognizes the knowledge and skills that have been acquired through formal education and training. At Taminmin College we offer many pathways for students to successfully complete the NTCET including a rigorous academic pathway, a vocational transition to work pathway and a combination of the two.
At Taminmin College we understand that every student is different. Through careers counselling, PLP, information evenings and careers expos we try to equip our students to make decisions that guide them onto the best pathway to suit their needs.
Taminmin offers opportunities for Academic success through to Year 12.
We offer Transition to Work programs in Year 10, 11 and 12 leading into a trade/traineeship or fulltime work. This includes a wide variety of VET courses.
NTCET stands for Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training. It is a qualification designed to recognise the knowledge and skills that have been acquired through formal education and training. It is recognition of the successful completion of Year 12.
The NTCET is based on and administered by the South Australian Certification of Education (SACE).
An NTCET is awarded based on a credit system.
Your child must gain 200 credits in a mix of compulsory and non-compulsory subjects across the two stages, stage 1 which most students complete in Year 11 and stage 2 which most students complete in Year 12
SACE subjects are worth 10 or 20 credits. Semester long subjects are normally worth 10 credits, whilst year long subjects are normally worth 20 credits.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are recognised by SACE and awarded credits which vary based on the VET training that is completed.
Students must achieve an A, B or C for all compulsory subjects
Students must achieve an A, B or C in 140 credits
There a many possible entry points to universities, including ATR, bridging courses, enabling courses, ‘Mature age’ entry and VET certificates.
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a rank given to secondary school students on a range from 0 to 99.95. The ATAR shows how you performed in your studies compared to other students completing an Australian Year 12 program. It is calculated by the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC).
Achieving an ATAR through Year 12 Mainstream is a popular way to gain university entry. University courses will have a minimum ATAR score requirement for each course, and this varies year to year. It is important to investigate to see if there are any prerequisite subjects for university courses you may be considering. To qualify to receive and ATAR you must complete 90 credits of Stage 2 studies and complete your NTCET.
Most mainstream Stage 2 subjects count towards an ATAR, but be aware: Only 1 Integrated Learning can be counted, Community Connections does not count.
VET Certificate 3 subjects count as 20 credits towards an ATAR. The scaled score is calculated as an average of the other ATAR qualifying credits.