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Vocational education

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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, II, III and Diploma 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:

  • SIT10216 - Certificate I in Hospitality 
  • SIT20316 - Certificate II in Hospitality 
  • AUR20716 - Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation 
  • 10192NAT - Certificate II in Performing Arts 
  • CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways 
  • MEM20413 - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways 
  • FSK20113 - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways 
  • CUA31115 - 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:

  • SIT20116 - Certificate II in Tourism – delivered by Career Training Institute of Australia (RTO Code: 6517)
  • HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance - delivered by Connect ‘n’ Grow (RTO Code: 40518)
  • SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport & Recreation - delivered by Binnacle Training        (RTO Code: 31319)
  • CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care - delivered by Cairns Training Academy – (RTO Code: 30857)  
  • BSB50215 - Diploma of Business – delivered by Prestige Service Training                (RTO Code 31981) 

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).   

​RTO Code: 30452
QCAA Number: 643

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Last reviewed 17 September 2020
Last updated 17 September 2020