Vocational Ed & Training


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

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

BSB20115/BSB20120 Certificate II in Business/Workplace Skills
Auspicing RTO: IVET (40548)
Delivery: 2 years

MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering – Technical
Auspicing RTO: South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
Delivery: 1 year

MSL20116 Certificate II in Sampling and Measuring
Auspicing RTO:  Australian Institute of Education and Training (121314)
Delivery: 2 years

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Auspicing RTO: North Metropolitan TAFE (52786) & IVET(40548)
Delivery: 2 years

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

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 attend an 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 and have a minimal cost associated with them. These are generally delivered over one year, however some courses are delivered over 2 years. Students are only able to complete 1 profile course over year 11 and 12.

*These qualifications are competitive and may require further supporting documentation to enhance applications.*

Areas that are currently offered for 2020 (and subject to change) include:

  • Building and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Events
  • Engineering
  • Fashion and Design
  • Information Technology
  • Tourism
  • Health Services
  • Education Support

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.

It is imperative that all students enrolling in a course with a training organisation create a Unique Student Identifying Number (USI) at the USI website.

The following video is a brief overview of how to apply:

How to Obtain an USI

For further information in relation to career pathway planning, please visit the following Government Supported Webpages on up to date information and career development.

Tertiary Institutions Service Centre: https://www.tisc.edu.au/static/home.tisc

Myfuture: http://myfuture.edu.au/

Job Outlook: http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Australian Apprenticeships: http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways: http://www.aapathways.com.au/

Home Study Assist: http://studyassist.gov.au/

Jobs and Skills with STEM: https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/stem