Trade Programs

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Trade Programs

Year 11 and 12 students participate in a range of trade preparation VET courses which are offered as an integral part of the curriculum and contribute towards the achievement of the SACE. Trade preparation VET courses provide pathways into apprenticeships and traineeships through which students gain tertiary qualifications.

The trade training students experience can act as a bridge between school and entry into further tertiary qualifications. Certificate II and III qualifications are achieved by satisfactory completion of the required number of competencies in nationally accredited courses. Each competency has an allocated number of nominal hours required to successfully achieve the competency. These hours are transferred into credits for achieving the SACE.

Students undertaking VET courses:

  • gain practical and employability skills that employers recognise;
  • gain credit transfer and/or advanced standing into other training courses;
  • make valuable contacts with employers;
  • prepare themselves for the world of work;
  • can gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification in addition to their SACE.

Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) are responsible for the quality of accredited training and assessment provided and for the issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment.

Click on a trade area below for further information on each of our VET programs:

Trade Relevant SACE Curriculum

The SACE curriculum has been developed specifically to support the pre-vocational training. Our educational model allows for the complete integration of SACE with VET, with core subjects taught in a way that makes them relevant to each specific trade program. These subjects have been developed with direct input from industry.

With its extensive connections to industry, the College actively seeks out opportunities for industry to be involved in classrooms and workshops to support VET. Industry partners come into co-author and deliver projects in conjunction with College staff, targeting specific VET skills and knowledge for students. Industry partners mentor students and staff and commit to take on students for work experience, providing apprenticeship opportunities where they may be on offer.