Vocational Education and Training (VET) enables students to gain qualifications and specific skills to help them in the workplace. The College houses the North-West Hairdressing Trade Training Centre and can offer skill sets at Certificate III level in this area. In addition, via a productive relationship with TasTAFE, students can complete Certificate II in Buiding and Construction. The College offers several other VET Certificates, including online options such as Animal Studies and Child Care. VET students have the option to undertake Work Placement as part of their program.
These competency standards are set by industry and they form the basis for a Nationally Recognised Qualification.
Certificates offered in 2016:
It is highly recommended that all VET students undertake one line of English and Mathematics during their senior years at the College. This will assist in obtaining necessary work employability skills required by industry in numeracy and literacy.
There is no substitute for the real life workplace to develop and practice these skills and to acquire certain knowledge and attitudes. VET students have the option to undertake Work Placement as part of their program. Through this Work Placement, students are able to apply skills learnt at the College to the workplace and will gain industry relevant skills and practical experience. Generally students will have one or two placements for one to two weeks duration. This time will occur during school holidays. The VET Coordinator or Trainer visits the workplace during this time.
Construction and Hairdressing students will be required to pass basic First Aid and have a general understanding of Workplace Health & Safety before undertaking Work Placement.
If you are interested in obtaining further information, please contact the VET Coordinator, Diane Saltmarsh.