Vocational Education and Training encompasses the delivery of national qualifications (Certificates) in specific industry areas. Ashdale SC VET courses are growing in reputation and the number of enrolments. Students are realising the importance of working towards a vocational qualification whilst at school. This gives them a head start over students without certificate qualifications when they graduate by enabling them to attend full-time TAFE or other further education or transition directly into employment.

By offering VET courses for students throughout Years 10, 11 and 12, Ashdale Secondary College helps students meet the requirements of the WACE and gain valuable workplace skills and experience.

Vocational courses continue to expand with more and more teachers identifying that these courses may provide more relevance to students and provide better outcomes. The certificate courses change depending on demand, however, in 2017, around 440 students are undertaking one or more certificates. These courses are either delivered as part of the timetable (“internal”) OR at an “external” RTO provider.

The cost of VET programs varies. Internal VET courses attract charges for learning resources and RTO certification. External VET courses may be supported by government funding (under profile hours), some have a cost for resources and a few charge tuition fees.

Internal VET Courses

Through third-party agreements with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Ashdale Secondary College teachers, who are qualified trainers and assessors, deliver a comprehensive range of VET courses:

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
SIT20116 Certificate II in Toursim
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
CUA20615 Certificate II in Music Industry
CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry

External Training Opportunities

Information about external VET training opportunities usually becomes available from mid-July.  Students can access a range of courses and qualifications in industries where skill shortages have been identified. This includes opportunities to complete school-based traineeships or pre-apprenticeship qualifications, introducing students to a range of trade pathways. Some training organisations also offer fee-paying places to school students. These costs will be the responsibility of parents.

As a guide, the following VET opportunities will be available in 2020.

52443WA Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway-Trades)
52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre Apprenticehip)
AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
BSB31115 Certificate III in Business administration (Medical)
BSBS31015 Certificate III in Business Administration(legal)
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
FNS30317 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
HLT26015 Certificate II in Population Health
ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Web Based Technologies)
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering – Technical
MFS20313 Certificate II in Furniture Making
MSL20118 Certificate II in Sampling and Measuring
MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
SIT30516 Certificate III in Events
UEE20511 Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair
UEE20711 Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications
UEE21911 Certificate II in Electronics
UEE22011 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

As information becomes available, external VET opportunities will be posted on Connect. Students will then be able to apply for courses delivered at an RTO for 1-2 days each week. It is important that students and parents understand that if a student chooses to participate in an external VET program, the student may miss classes at Ashdale Secondary College.  It is a condition of participation that the student keeps up with all aspects of his/her program of study.

Career Website Links

These website links will assist you in exploring the further education opportunities and career pathways available to you beyond graduation.

For further information, please contact our Workplace Learning Coordinators on ashdale.sc.workplacement@education.wa.edu.au.

Please click on the links below to view the websites:

Job Guide 

The Job Guide provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways. It also gives useful information about how to work out what occupations suit you best, based on your interests and abilities.

My Future

My Future website provides information on occupations, weekly earnings, training, funding and employment demand.

Australian Job Search

Australian JobSearch website provides information on government jobs, wages, employment demand and training.

Australian Government

The Australian Government website provides information about services provided by the Government.

Department of Training & Workforce Development WA

Department of Training & Workforce Development WA website provides information about WA online career planning and course information.

Beyond School Study Guide

This study guide is provided by the Australian Government and includes valuable information and links to understand what type of study you will need, to get the career you want.  By understanding your study path you can work towards your career.  Choose your own higher education adventure.