VET Courses: Year 10, 11 and 12 Students – 2016

This year we have just under 100 students undertaking Vocational Education and Training Courses outside the College. Courses at SW TAFE commence on Thursday 11 February. Final VET Course Confirmation letters were distributed to all VET students via their Tute Group Teacher on Tues 2 February. The Letter confirms the following: Start Dates and Times, Campus to attend, Transport Arrangements, and most importantly Holiday Block Attendance Dates (where applicable). If you are in doubt Please contact Mr Bollard ASAP.

Students undertaking VET Music at Emmanuel College commence Thursday 4 February at 1:25 pm. Students to meet their Teacher at the Main Office at the McAuley Campus – Ardlie Street.

VET Travel Arrangements: All students attending Thursday Afternoon VET Courses at SW TAFE are required to travel to South West TAFE by the Bus’s provided by the School. The Bus’s leave from the Bus interchange at 12:25 pm Each Week and travels to both the Sherwood Park (Deakin) Campus and the Timor Street Campus and the Trade Centre at Carumut Road. The Bus will not wait for late comers. Students attending other times will need to make your own travel arrangements.

VET Clothing and Safety Requirements: Reminder that for all trade courses, correct leather shoes and overalls are required. Students usually change into their VET gear at TAFE once they arrive on the bus.

VET Holiday Block Sessions: Many of the VET program also conduct Holiday lessons. Each student is expected to attend these lessons. To check if you have a holiday block requirement – go to Choose Timetables

Note: The Final Confirmation Letters include the VET holiday Block Dates if they are applicable to you!

Parents need to note that planning holidays should be done avoiding these holiday dates. Attending Holiday Blocks is Compulsory and failure to do so will mean you cannot complete the course.

Attendance: VET Students are required to attend all timetabled lessons because these programs are competency based – attendance is essential every week. If you cannot attend, you should e-mail your TAFE Teacher and explain your situation.

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VET Courses and Pathways at Warrnambool College

A very wide range of VET in Schools courses are available at our school.  VET or Vocational Education and Training courses are demanding and require students to not only acquire the necessary skill competencies but also to manage their time efficiently so they can meet their normal school study requirements.  The learning environment is also different for VET students in that they learn their skills in a variety of locations.  These may include:  School, TAFE and on the job, which in turn requires additional organisational demands and skills for students.

VET Courses currently offered:

Automotive Certificate II; Beauty Services Certificate III; Building & Construction Certificate II; Catering Certificate II; Conservation & Land Management Certificate II; Engineering Certificate II; VCE-VET Furniture Making; Community Services Certificate II; Electrical Certificate II; Health Services Assistant; Certificate II; Hospitality Food & Beverage; Hospitality Commercial Cookery; Retail Makeup & Skin Care; Hairdressing Certificate III;  Media Certificate III; Music Certificate II; Plumbing Certificate II

To enrol in a VET course you must be over 15 years of age at the 1 April and be in Year 10 or above.  Employment outcomes are very positive for those students who have combined a VET course with Structured Workplace Learning.

VET courses of study are developed by industry to meet industry demands and therefore most courses require students to purchse specific tools and to wear protective clothing or use spcific workbooks to enable you to complete the course.

The school has a very close relationship with South West Institute of TAFE, who provide almost all of our courses.   As most courses are conducted at one of the Institutes 3 Campuses, students can catch the VET Bus provided by the school.

Many VET courses include attending TAFE during the holidays  – Attendance is compulsory and failure to do so will make it difficult to complete the course of study successfully.

Link to SW TAFE – TAFE in Schools Website:

This Link gives you access to the

  • Course Curriculum outlines
  • Timetables
  • Course Requisites
  • Unit Descriptors
  • Career Pathways

Further Questions Contact Mr Bollard at the school.

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