Vocational Education

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Vocational Education and Training provides skills and knowledge for work, enhances employability and assists learning throughout life.

Students obtain nationally recognised qualifications and accreditation.

Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA’s) and Traineeships allow students (typically Year 11 and 12) to study while they train in a real workplace to achieve nationally recognised vocational education and training qualifications. Students gain hands on experience without having to leave school or forfeit their senior certificate.

Students enter into a training agreement with the employer and are engaged on the basis of paid employment whilst completing senior studies. Alternatively they begin studying a Certificate II or III at TAFE.

What’s involved? 

Students will be allocated one day per week for work. Instead of going to school, they work and are paid for this day’s work

School Based Traineeships are completed during the two years of senior schooling. Students who start an Apprenticeship during senior schooling may have the opportunity to continue it after Year 12 fulltime.

A School Based Traineeship is classified as a part-time Traineeship or Apprenticeship. It enables a student to undertake a combination of paid work experience and vocational training in order to gain a nationally recognised Level II or III Certificate in a particular industry.

Pathways to and from Vocational Educational and Training, schools, universities and adult and community education are discussed in career planning sessions.