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Vocational education

Vocational Education and Training (VET) plays an important role at Western Cape College.  We aim to assist students to successfully transition from school to further education​, training and employment. VET qualifications are recognised nationally and are industry endorsed.  VET courses combine relevant knowledge and practical skills that reflect current industry standards.  As a Registered Training Organisation, Western Cape College delivers a range of nationally recognised training packages at Certificate I and II and III levels. In addition, students are also able to obtain VET qualifications offered by external RTO’s. 

School-Based VET programs offered at Western Cape College include:


Certificate I in Conservation & Land Management
Certificate I in Construction
Certificate I in Hospitality
Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management

Certificate II in Construction Pathways
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Certificate III in Visual Arts.

Third Party Courses

Western Cape College engages external Registered Training Organisations to deliver additional Certificate courses to our students. The RTOs are all ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) approved and comply with the Australian Quality Training Framework.  These courses include:

Certificate II in Tourism
Certificate II in Resources Infrastructure
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance
Certificate III in Sport & Recreation.
 
Work Experience

Senior students at Western Cape College are eligible to participate in work experience.  Work experience is the short-term placement of secondary school students with employers to provide insights into their chosen career.  It provides students with the valuable opportunity to develop employability skills, explore possible career options, understand employer expectations and increase their self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence.  

School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships

Students in Years 11 and 12 are offered opportunities to become School Based Apprentices/Trainees (SATs). SATs are proving to be a valuable way for students to start their career by combining school with work and training (at Certificate II or III level).