Vocational Learning provides students with a vocational awareness and orientation through opportunities to be better informed about their options in work, workplaces, further education and training.
It also provides valuable industry knowledge that can be used as integral components within such programs as Work Skills, Employability Skills, Enterprise Education, Community and Recognised Learning, Career Education in Schools and Business Partnerships.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to industry accredited training that leads to a nationally recognised qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Take a look at the CESA Vocational Education website - a fantastic resource to promote and strengthen vocational pathways available through Catholic secondary schools in SA and a handy tool to located VET courses, information and resources.
VET for Schools programs provide valuable learning options for secondary students and can be an integral component to their SACE program.
These programs allow students to combine vocational education & training (VET) with their SACE curriculum. Students participating in VET continue to work towards their SACE, as the VET component of their studies gives them credit towards their SACE and also contributes towards a nationally recognised qualification.
Our secondary schools offer a range of VET for Schools programs.
VET programs include:
Two of our Catholic technical colleges, Marcellin Technical College and St Patrick’s Technical College, are specialist senior secondary colleges for Year 11 and 12 students who are seeking a trade career in conjunction with completing their secondary schooling.
The technical colleges offer unique trade focused SACE courses and students receive mentoring and support from industry experienced teachers and trainers. The colleges work in collaboration with an extensive network of industry associations, employers, training providers and group training organisations to present opportunities for students to commence their trade career through a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT).