From the Careers Department
From the Careers Department
Vocational Education and Training
Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to acquire skills and knowledge for work through a nationally recognised industry-developed training package or accredited course. Undertaking VET may benefit students’ exploration of a variety of career pathways and students can complete VET qualifications in a diverse range of industries, including business administration, childcare, aged care, hospitality, game design/animation or sport and recreation.
Why study VET?
VET is an excellent choice of study for many students. It includes practical, hands-on learning, improves employability skills, and can lead to jobs in many fields. Studying VET as part of the SACE gives students a head start on a qualification, while also developing independence and time-management skills sought after by employers.
- VET enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.
- Undertaking VET while at school allows students to mix general and vocational education and to make a start on training for a career before they leave school.
- VET studies allow secondary students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while contributing towards the completion of SACE.
For more information and for Semester 2 enrolments contact Mrs Stephenson in the Careers Centre.
Supporting your child’s journey to university
Is your child interested in university? We’re here to make sure you have all the information you need.
In this webinar, we will be answering questions frequently asked by parents, such as:
- How can I support my child if they are undecided about what they want to do?
- What is university like compared to high school?
- How does my child get into university?
- What if my child isn’t offered a place?
- What else do I need to know about university?
- What resources are available?
Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Closer to the date, we will send you a link to the webinar with instructions for how to join the session.
Any questions, please contact [email protected].
FIA Girls on Track!
With a love for speed, Maya from 5JA was fortunate to gain a spot at the FIA Girls on Track Event in March at The Bend Motorsport Park.
After an early start to get to Tailem Bend, she got to meet some amazing role models who currently work in motorsport to show the diversity of careers available, including directors, engineers, drivers, scrutineers and workshop owners. There were also activities involving:
- engineering with lego
- reaction and fitness
- workshop tour; and
- driving skills in a Formula 1 race simulator.
FIA Girls on Track is a global, not-for-profit initiative backed by Motorsport Australia. The goal of the program is to grow interest in STEM subjects and industries amongst school girls with the aim of increasing female participation in these sectors, using motorsport as a tool to expose them to the incredible opportunities and career paths.
For more information on the program, and to register your interest for the next event, go to https://motorsport.org.au/events/girlsontrack
2022 CAREERS EXPO
Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers and VET Coordinator