Australian History 3&4

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Overview

Australian History is an exciting opportunity for students to engage with the history of their nation through new perspectives and understandings. They will dive deeply into two investigations that allow them to explore some of the key themes and topics that have shaped the world they in today and develop their critical thinking and research skills. Students will consider the history of the continent from Deep Time, analysing the ways in which First Nations Australians used and shaped the land prior to colonisation and then evaluate the ongoing impacts of colonisation and European values on the environment up to the 21st century. They will also investigate the ways in which power has been exercised and movements that have resisted it and pressed for change.

  • Commencing 30 January 2023
  • Apply before 31 October 2022
  • Duration 2 Semesters
  • Hours per week Live lessons are 2 periods per week and self-paced is 4-6 hours
  • Fees View fees
  • Department Humanities

Unit focus areas

Australian History Unit 3 – From custodianship to the Anthropocene 60,000 BCE – 2010 CE

Australian History Unit 4 - Power & resistance 1788 CE – 1998 CE

Pre-requisites

Students undertaking Units 3 and 4 Australian History need to have completed Units 1 and 2 Modern History.

Assessments

For Units 3 and 4, students complete School-Assessed Coursework (50%) subject to external moderation, and a written examination (50%).

Enrolments and assessments

Some important information regarding enrolments and assessments.

Using the Victorian Assessment Software System (VASS), a student is enroled in each of their subjects with both (a) a home school and (b) an assessing school. For more information about enrolments and assessments and what needs to be completed please click the button below to read further information

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Who can study at Haileybury Pangea?

VCE single subjects are run over two semesters and are available to students from Years 10-12.

Does a parent or guardian need to be at home during lesson and study time?

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What type of computer do I need?

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  • Laptop (MS Windows or Mac)
  • External monitors (Highly Recommended)
  • USB/USB C wired headsets
  • USB web cameras (optional)
  • Keyboards & Mouse
  • Laptop stand (optional)

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Processor: Intel Core i501135G7 minimum
Screen: 13.3" diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), touch enabled minimum
Memory: 16GB (DDR4) minimum
Hard Drive: 512GB NVMe SSD
Networking: Wi-Fi 6 (2x2)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
End Point Protection: Must have an antivirus/anti-malware/anti-ransomware software protection for the duration of the device being used for Haileybury Pangea's coursework
Webcam: 1080p HD webcam minimum
Connectivity: 2 x Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 Type-C, 2 x Super speed USB Type-A. 1 x HDMI 2.0 input
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 or latest version of Mac OS
Stylus: Recommended

If you are unable to meet these technical requirements, we cannot confirm your eligibility for Haileybury Pangea.


What are the fees to attend Haileybury Pangea?

Haileybury Pangea VCE single subjects are offered at $4,000 per subject per annum.

If I enrol with Haileybury Pangea, am I also enroled at Haileybury?

No – Haileybury Pangea is a separate campus and enrolments into the online school are independent of on-campus. Students enrol at Haileybury Pangea exclusively.

Can I attend a free trial of a Haileybury Pangea class before I enrol?

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Is there a test students must take to attend Haileybury Pangea?

Haileybury Pangea is proudly an open entry school. We welcome all students. Students complete a range of entry tests dependent on the subjects to determine the appropriate academic pathway.

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