Endorsed Program

Be the change that you would like to see in the world

Come on a journey of passion and curiosity, to help you discover what inspires you and provides you with an opportunity to have a ‘voice’ to be a changemaker within our local, national, and global community. Using the Design Thinking Process, you will work collaboratively with community groups to design and implement a project that relates to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, that can enact positive sustainable change in your local, national, and/or global community.

Exciting things about this course

Being the change that you would like to see in the world.
Come on a journey of passion and curiosity, to help you discover what motivates you and inspires you to enact positive change in your community. The United Nations course enables you to pursue an opportunity to work collaboratively with others, to define real-world problems and devise and implement solutions to help create a sustainable future for all.

Main content covered

The MSC United Nations Innovation Unit is the WACE endorsed program United Nations Association of Australia Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program. The program is based on four units. In Year 11 most students focus on Unit 1 Local Community and have the potential to work towards Unit 2 Australian Regions.
• Unit 1: Global Goals and the Local Community
• Unit 2: Global Goals and Australian Regions
• Unit 3: Global Goals and the Indo-Pacific
• Unit 4: Global Citizenship and Sustainable Earth

Desired skills/attributes

A passion to create positive change to help your local and global community. Willingness to develop your critical and creative thinking skills, collaboration/teamwork skills,  communication skills and open to intercultural understanding. A desire to work collaboratively with community groups.

Types of assessments

  • Digital portfolio to record the planning and implementation of your chosen project by using the Stanford Design Thinking Process.
  • Community panel presentation of your project aim, community benefits and challenges that you faced. The panel can consist of a representative from the Western Australia Division of the United Nations Association of Australia, MSC Principal, Teacher, Community Member, Business Leader, etc.

Portfolio Samples

The United Nations Innovation United Digital Portfolio outlines a student’s journey in planning and implementing their chosen projects along with demonstrating their skill development. Examples of digital portfolios are:

Tackling Food Security

Focusing on SDG No.11 Sustainable Cities and Communities by tackling food security within the Bunbury region through connecting community gardens to ‘grow for a purpose’ in providing Milligan and Food Bank with fresh vegetable produce.

Mallokup Restoration and Rehabilitation

Focusing on SDG No.11 Sustainable Cities and Communities by working with the Mutton family on their property in Capel to restore a wetland to bring back the biodiversity within the region.

Storm Chasers

focusing on SDG No.14 Life Below Water by collaborating with the Dolphin Discovery Centre to protect our marine environment.

Clean Birth Kits

Focusing on SDG No. 10 Reduced Inequalities by working with Birthing Kit Foundation Australia to provide clean birthing kits to women in remote regions of the world.

Student Testimonials

What Students say?

Studying the United Nations Association of Australia Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program at Manea Senior College has been a great experience, both enjoyable and educational. This course has provided me with the opportunity to become actively involved with contributing to the local community by creating and implementing our own projects that are focused on one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, given by the United Nations.

I highly recommend this course as it has provided me with a new range of critical thinking skills that involve creatively developing ideas as well as hands on experience. Overall, the stress free, pleasant nature of the course allowed me to combine this endorsed project with an ATAR pathway, without an overwhelming workload, which lead me to especially enjoy this course
Tahlia Bosveld
Student
Choosing to study the United Nations Association of Australia Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program at Manea Senior College was a choice I have not regretted. It has pushed me to learn more deeply about relevant global issues which I care about, and go onto developing my own group project which actively involved me in resolving these issues.

Michele Watson is so encouraging and knowledgeable which eased us all into this course and motivated us to keep doing our best. I highly recommend this course for anyone who cares about making positive changes to our community and our environment
Taylor Kovacs
Student

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