Vocational Education & Training (VET)


Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides you with skills and knowledge to perform effectively in the workplace. A VET qualification prepares you for, or in some instances qualifies you to do, a specific job. Certificate courses are competency based. Successful completion of a certificate course will allow a student to achieve a national training qualification.


Completing a VET qualification while at school allows students to maximise their Year 11 and 12 achievement and provide support for students to transition with confidence to post school options. Logical pathways for students who undertake these programs include full-time enrolment in higher level TAFE course, Apprenticeships/Traineeships, employment and in some cases alternative entry pathways to university.


VET contributes significantly towards a student’s Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).


VET in Schools


Included in the senior school course options at the College are a diversified range of certificate qualifications which are delivered within the school timetable. The school has an auspice arrangement with registered training organisations (RTO) to deliver qualifications over a 2-year period. The certificate courses offered at the College in 2023 include:


  • Certificate II in Workplace Skills
  • Certificate III in Information Technology
  • Certificate III in Sport & Recreation
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

School Based Traineeships / Apprenticeships (SBT/SBA)


A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is an employment-based learning pathway, which combines off the job training and on the job training. SBAT students can enter into an employment arrangement directly with an employer, or through a group training organisation.


A student completing a SBT generally attends one paid day of work per week and school the remaining four days, over a period of 12-18 months.


School based traineeships can be offered across a wide range of industries. Examples of qualifications students have completed in this area include:


  • Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • Certificate III in Retail
  • Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant


For more information on School based traineeships please visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development.



Students in Year 11 and 12 are eligible to apply for some TAFE courses as part of the government funded VET delivered to Secondary Students and Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools agreements. There are a wide range of courses available to students at Certificate ll, lll and lV level that will be relevant to many students who plan to study at TAFE or seek employment at the end of Year 12. Online applications for TAFE through this agreement are open between July and August for the following year and are managed through the VET Coordinator at school.


Examples of courses on offer at TAFE include:

  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management
  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • Certificate III in Accounts Administration
  • Certificate IV In Preparation for Health & Nursing
  • Certificate II in Civil Construction
  • Certificate II in Tourism
  • Certificate II in Retail Services
  • Pre-Apprenticeship in Building & Construction (Certificate II)
  • Pre-Apprenticeship in Electrotechnology (Certificate II)
  • Pre-Apprenticeship in Light/Heavy Automotive Servicing (Certificate II)


For more information and course booklets showing the full range of courses available please visit South Regional Tafe.