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.
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