Vocational Education Training
Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays an important role in the curriculum at St Michael’s College. Introductory and Certificate courses act as a transition between school and the world of work and allow students to both explore and begin an industry pathway. Courses vary in time and length; they may run through the school day or after hours and delivered anywhere between 2 and 7 hours per week. They may run for a term, semester or throughout the entire year and are delivered, assessed and credited by Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s).
Why Study VET?
- If students enjoy hands-on learning in a workplace setting, they can earn SACE credits for a wide range of activities;
- Including VET can help students get a head-start on a career;
- Students develop skills in trades and industries that interest them and work towards the SACE at the same time;
- Recognised Certificate III courses count towards a student’s ATAR.
Who can do VET?
VET courses can begin in Semester 2 of Year 10. In many cases, the introductory nature of the Year 10 options lead directly to a VET pathway in Year 11 and 12, for example, an Introduction to Construction in Year 10 leads to Doorways to Construction (Certificate II) in Year 11 which leads to Doorways Plus (partial Certificate III) in Year 12.
As semester courses, Year 10 options are limited and courses are subject to change. Examples of Year 10 courses include:
- Cert. 1 Automotive
- Cert. 1 Animal Studies
- Introduction to Construction
- Introduction to Interior Design
- An Introduction to Electrical
- Introduction to Metal Engineering
VET in Year 11 and 12
Year 11 and 12 students are able to undertake courses at the beginning of the year. For these courses, days, venues and prices are wide and varied. For further information regarding courses that may be of interest to you, please contact the VET Coordinator at the College.
Examples of courses include:
- Cert 2/3 Dance
- Metal Engineering
- Graphic Design
- Acquanature (Fish Industry)
- Information Technology
- Sport and Recreation
- Event Management
- Game Development
- Live Production and Theatre
- Electro Technology
- Music-Sound Engineering
- Music-Song Writing
- Fashion Design
- Child, Disability or Aged Care
- Animal Studies
- Public Safety: Search and Rescue
- Food Processing