Industry Links Vocational Education and Training Program
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools enables students to gain nationally recognised qualifications and industry skills whilst completing their secondary education. VET is taken as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and contributes significantly towards WACE achievement.
A VET qualification provides students with essential skills which are transferable across multiple employment and education pathways. All Year 11 and 12 students may choose to complete a recognised qualification at a Certificate II level or higher at school as part of their senior school selection. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a structured work placement(s) in an area related to their chosen career pathway.
Year 10 students wishing to join the program should select the Industry Links option through Subject Selection Online at the end of Term 2. It is recommended that students select General Studies as a backup in event that the VET application is unsuccessful. Once all applications have been processed you will be required to attend an interview with the Industry Links Program Coordinator where your vocational preference will be discussed and applications submitted to TAFE.
You will be contacted and notified of your application’s success as soon as possible. Please note that TAFE offer a number of application rounds so you may not be successful the first time. The Industry Links staff will submit multiple applications in an effort to secure a place in the course of your choice.
Industry Links Program Structure
|Year 11||Year 12|
|Career and Enterprise 11||Career and Enterprise 12|
|Maths Essential 11||Maths Essential 12|
|English General 11||English General 12|
|Certificate 2 Workplace Skills||Certificate 3 Business|
|Workplace Learning (Endorsed Program)||Workplace Learning (Endorsed Program)|
|Certificate qualification at TAFE/RTO||Certificate qualification at TAFE/RTO|
Traineeships and Aboriginal Based Traineeships
There is also an option to complete a school based traineeship which allows senior secondary students to start a traineeship while also completing the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Under these arrangements, the student is both a full-time student and a part-time employee with the same employment and training responsibilities as other trainees. Traineeships often lead to full time employment.
Traineeships are currently available to Industry Links students in a diverse range of fields such as Hospitality, Banking, Tourism, Individual Disability Support and the Public Sector. Aboriginal School Based Traineeships are also available.