Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are offered as part of the Higher School Certificate. These courses enable students to study courses that are relevant to industry needs and have clear links to post-school destinations. These courses allow students to gain both Higher School Certificate qualifications and accreditation with industry and the workplace as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This national Framework is recognised across Australia and helps students to move easily between the various education and training sectors and employment.
VET courses each have a specific workplace component and a minimum number of hours students must spend in the workplace.
Some of these courses may be delivered at Emmaus Catholic College. Accounting and Tourism are offered through TAFE.
- All VET Curriculum Framework courses are dual-accredited courses. This means that students will not only finish with a HSC but also an industry recognised credential such as a Certificate Level II or a Statement of Attainment. These credentials are recognised by TAFE and by industry. Students who go onto further education can use these credentials to gain credit transfer, which means they will not be required to re-sit these subjects at TAFE. This could mean they finish their course faster.
- These courses have been designed in conjunction with Industry and are taught to industry standards. All teachers undertake additional training, which allows them to teach these courses.
- All Curriculum Framework courses are very practical and ‘hands on’. They are designed for students who may wish to build a career in these industry areas.
- If students are required to travel between schools in the middle of the day they will travel on an organised bus which will pick them up at their school and drop them at their destination.
- VET courses do not attract additional fees, but some courses require students to purchase uniforms, textbooks or other equipment
- Hospitality (uniform and tool kits – approx. $160)
- Construction (steel capped boots, equipment and a First Aid course)
- Entertainment (First Aid course, excursions).
- A mandatory part of all Curriculum Framework courses require students to undertake 70 hours of work placement in industry.
Further information about each VET course can be found in the 2015-2016 Curriculum Handbook