Student Transition Education Program (STEP)

Students in their final three years at Ashwood School undertake a multi-faceted program that develops the key competencies necessary for post-school life. These years are a true transition and aim to assist students to develop confidence and competence in the skills to function in post-school employment, further education and training, leisure and recreation and home and community living.

The Year 10 STEP curriculum follows the Victorian Curriculum and offers a broad range of age appropriate programs to cater for the individual needs of our students.

The Year 11 and 12 STEP curriculum involves the students participating in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.  
Educational programs include:
  • Numeracy skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Personal Development
  • Work related skills and
  • Industry Specific skills
As part of the STEP curriculum, Pathway Programs enable students to practise work and career related skills and enhance personal social skills in a co-operative work environment.  In Year 10 the Pathway Programs focus on community resourses and careers.  In Year 11 and 12 most students are placed in a variety of pathway programs including: Catering, Business, Retail, Trades and Horticulture

In collaboration with parents/carers a post school pathway plan is formulated for all final year students to prepare for the years ahead.