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What is Vocational Education and Training?

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.

How to apply

Work placement applications must be completed by Year 10 and 11 students in Term 3 of the year prior to work placement.

    • Get an application form from Mrs Lucas or by the link below. Please do not leave it to the last minute
    • Resume, Semester 1 report and any additional information is to accompany the application
    • Complete application form and VETiS application form
    • Look out for timelines in newsletter, website and bulletin for when you need to apply for traineeships and other training. This is a formal process and no late applications will be considered
    • Fill out all parts of the form completely
    • Student Goal Statement must be filled out
    • Signed by parents/guardians