Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities are available to Years 10, 11 & 12 students and provide access to further education and training pathways, and nationally recognised qualifications.
Completion of certificates contributes toward attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Students are provided with information about the courses available when selecting their Years 11 and 12 subjects.
Certificates offered at Kiara College include:
- Certificate I in AgriFoods (Year 10)
- Certificate II in Agriculture
- Certificate II in the Music Industry
- Certificate II in Retail Services
- Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
- Certificate II in Visual Arts
- Certificate II in Workplace Skills
Students who elect to choose one of the Certificate courses will be provided with superior skills to enter TAFE or the workforce. The Certificate IIs are skills-based and require students to achieve specific competencies. Students who wish to enter the labour market directly, obtain an apprenticeship or continue studies at TAFE will gain underpinning skills in study and industry, develop language skills specific to the industry workplace, and access career pathways counselling and guidance.
Traineeships and VETDSS
VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS)
VET delivered to Secondary Schools Pathways (VETDSS) are offered by North and South Metropolitan TAFE as well as private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) such as College of Electrical Training and Master Plumbing Association (MPA) etc., at no or limited resource costs. Entry is highly competitive and requires a separate application process.
North Metropolitan TAFE – 2024 VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETdSS)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Delivered to Secondary Students is a program delivered to school students as part of their Western Australian Certificate of Education. Year 9, 10 & 11 students can apply for a course commencing in 2024.
NMTAFE specifically choose courses that provide clear career pathways after high school. They will give students practical skills and an understanding of what to expect from the workplace and, once completed, may provide credits towards other nationally recognised qualifications, or lead to employment.
Students enrolled in a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course attend a North Metropolitan TAFE campus one or two days per week.
North Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of courses and pre-apprenticeships as part of their VET Delivered to Secondary Students programs.
VET Delivered to Secondary Students courses allow students to:
- Develop industry-specific skills
- Gain nationally recognised VET qualifications and units of competency while completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education
- Develop employability skills
- Gain an understanding of the world of work, providing students with valuable experience to assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways.
Please book an appointment with Mr Rob Liebeck, Kiara College VET Coordinator for further advice
Traineeships and Apprenticeships
School-Based Traineeships (SBTs) and School-Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) are available through a range of organisations. Entry is highly competitive and requires a separate application and interview process. Successful students will gain a VET qualification and will receive a training wage whilst completing their traineeship or apprenticeship. Traineeship durations vary from qualification to qualification but are usually a minimum of 18 months.
For further information please contact our VET Coordinator, Rob Liebeck