Year 11 and 12 at NT Christian College provides four major pathways to the NTCET. These pathways are reasonably fluid and do not lock students into a particular path. However, all pathways require a commitment from the student in order to achieve their desired outcome. There is certainly no easy path to the NTCET. An outline of each of the pathways follows.
This pathway is the most recognisable for most parents and guardians as it is in line with their own school experiences. Pathway 1 involves 6 school-based subjects in Year 11. This pathway can be further tailored to have a leaning in a particular area depending on subjects selected. Eg, a mathematics focus, a science focus, an arts focus or humanities focus.
Pathway 2 involves the study of 4 school-based subjects and a VET course. This pathway suits students who are not sure if a VET pathway is for them but would like to have a go or those students that have a good understanding of their direction and a VET course can assist them. If students study a Certificate III course they can still achieve an ATAR.
Pathway 3 is a School, VET and Workplace based pathway. This path most often suits students that are working towards or have a school-based apprenticeship (SBA). Students on this path achieve their English and Mathematics at school and also complete VET and have on the job training.
Pathway 4 is a supported pathway that meets the needs of students that require higher levels of literacy and numeracy support. It involves a similar structure to that of Pathway 3.