Santa Sophia Catholic College Embraces Australian Learner Competency Credential
14 Dec 2023
Teachers and students at Santa Sophia Catholic College posing with their credentials. From left to right: Mark De Vries (Principal), Lisa Kalocsai (Head of School), Prabesh Rajbhandari, Nicole Bugeja, Anthony Theodosiadis, Chris Maguire (Leader of Innovation and Digital Learning).
Shaping Future Leaders: Santa Sophia Students Excel with the Australian Learner Competency Credential.
As Santa Sophia Catholic College prepares to celebrate the achievements of our foundational Year 12 cohort with their HSC results, we are thrilled to enhance their academic accomplishments with the Australian Learner Competency Credential (Australian LCC).
This pioneering initiative, led by the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Assessment research unit, recognises vital competencies such as Agency in Learning, Quality Thinking and Communication.
Our participation in this groundbreaking programme, alongside eight other esteemed schools across Australia, highlights our commitment to a holistic educational approach. The Australian LCC complements traditional academic measures, offering a broader perspective on our students' abilities and potential.
Enterprise Professor Sandra Milligan, Executive Director of Melbourne Assessment, notes the Australian LCC will help students prepare for a rapidly changing future: “Traditional metrics of learning and schooling success report what a learner knows about a particular subject or topic, or what they can do under timed, high-stakes tests or examinations. But to thrive in a modern AI world, students need to demonstrate more than that. They need to be collaborative, build and maintain connections, act ethically, be entrepreneurial, be critical thinkers and reflective. These are the qualities the Australian LCC is designed to recognise.”
Nicole Bugeja, our 2023 College Captain, is pleased with the support from Santa Sophia Catholic College in developing “skills that are really fundamental for success,” and “really useful for the workplace.” Sholto Marti, a Year 12 student at Wurun Senior Campus in Victoria, has already secured an offer to the ANU for a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science through their early offer system, which considered his capabilities in Year 11 and 12. This type of entry to further study is enhanced by their engagement in new assessments.
The Australian LCC is more than a certificate; it's a reflection of our students' readiness to meet future challenges and opportunities. As Santa Sophia Catholic College continues to innovate in education, we remain dedicated to equipping our students with the skills for the workplace of the future.
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