Vocational Education and Training (VET)

In Western Australia, Vocational Education and Training (VET) is designed to help students as they transition to a broad range of post-school options and pathways, including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Students who complete the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) are issued with either a full certificate qualification or a statement of attainment for individual Units of Competency by a Registered Training Organisation.  This achievement is also used as credit towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). We offer a variety of ways our Year 11 and 12 students can obtain a vocational qualification while still at school. This can give students an advantage when applying for jobs and competitive courses at State Training Providers.

1. At our college, our fully qualified teacher-trainers deliver:

CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries (Live Production focus)                         
Auspicing RTO:  Skills Strategies International (2401)
Delivery: 2 years

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
Auspicing RTO:  Skills Strategies International (2401)
Delivery: 2 years

ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Auspicing RTO: South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
Delivery: 2 yearssm-tafe

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
Auspicing RTO: South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
Delivery: 2 years

MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical
Auspicing RTO: South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
Delivery: 2 years

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Auspicing RTO:  North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
Delivery: 2 years  nm-tafe

CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry
Auspicing RTO:  North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
Delivery: 2 years

CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts
Auspicing RTO:  North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
Delivery: 2 years

MSL20116 Certificate II in Sampling and Measuring
Auspicing RTO:  VETiS Consulting Services Pty Ltd (52499)
Delivery: 2 years

CUA10715 Certificate I in Visual Arts
Auspicing RTO:  North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
Delivery: 1 year (Year 10 only)

2. In partnership with State Training Providers, students are able to participate in the external programs.


• Students must complete and interview and application process through the college's VET Coordinator.
• Qualification prerequisites are prescribed by individual RTO.
• Student must have Unique Student Identifier (USI) to enrol and receive qualification.

Other Information:
• Previous offerings by RTOs are not guaranteed from year to year. College VET Coordinator advertises offerings to students on a yearly basis.
• Students can begin a training qualification in Years 11 and 12 at the same time as completing the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) through one of three programs:

Pre-apprenticeship in Schools (PAiS)
These 1 year qualifications are delivered 1-2 days per week offsite and contain a work experience component.
*Previous offering have included Cert II level – Automotive, Building & Construction, Engineering and Hospitality Kitchen Ops. Not all industry areas offer this opportunity, however, programs that have been available in the past and are expected to be in the future are:
• Automotive
• Building and construction
• Metals and engineering
• Hospitality - these courses can be highly competitive and reasonable standards of Maths and English are expected.

Profile Programs (1 day per week)

Students are responsible for travelling to specific State Training Provider campuses to participate in a wide range of industry area certificates. These qualifications can range from a Certificate II to III.

Areas that might be available include:
• Events
• Tourism
• Health Services
• Teaching Assistant

3. School Based Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships combine practical experience at work with structured training that leads to a nationally recognized qualification. If students are interested in technical trades such as bricklaying or cabinet making, then they would consider an apprenticeship. Traineeships are usually in non-trade areas such as hospitality, business, manufacturing and health. These Certificate II level qualifications are delivered through on the job training 1 day per week for 1 year to 18 months. Students are employed by and assessed at the workplace. Students must find their own employer and enter into a legal binding contract between the employer, the student and parent/guardian to complete the apprenticeship or traineeship. Find out more by going to:
Apprentice Centre.