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Vocational Education & Training

The recent Year 12 Information Evening  featured a presentation by Mrs Michelle Lucas, Head of Vocational Programs, that explained pathways to university and TAFE courses, and offered information on University Open Days, entry requirements, employment resources. The accompanying powerpoint presentation is attached.

What is Vocational Education and Training?james-dicker-2

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is learning designed to prepare students for the world of work.

VET in Schools

  • is a combination of vocational units and general curriculum subjects
  • sees students working towards their Western Australian Certificate of Education
  • Gives students credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification

Vocational Placement or Work Placement

The on-the-job experience is part of a recognised vocational qualification (certificate).
The aim of work placement is to develop skills on-the-job and to undertake workplace tasks which enable the student to demonstrate competency in the workplace.

Mandurah Catholic College provides its students with a work readiness and induction program before placing them in a real workplace. The program typically covers:

  • the purpose of the work placement and the specific requirements of this Workplace Learning program
  • an understanding of the work health and safety requirements of the industry
  • workplace expectations and behaviours
  • appropriate duties the student may undertake
  • an understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality in the workplace
  • roles and responsibilities of the student
  • roles and responsibilities of the host workplace.