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Vocational Education and Training

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

Vocational Placement or Work Placement

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. Please do not leave it to the last minute.

  • Download an application form
  • 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 News Feed, website and Careers 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 including Student Goal Statement
  • Signed by parents/guardians