What is VET?

Vocational Education Training (VET) is hands-on experienced training that gives students a nationally-recognised qualification. VET offers an extra qualification, practical training and competency based assessment, connected to the workplace. VET studies can contribute towards the VCE, VCE-VM and VPC studies.

Avila offers on-campus training qualifications and we work with external operators to provide a myriad of other pathway qualifications that provide choice and freedom for students. The on-campus VET options are Sport, Aquatics and Recreation Certificate III and partial completion of Certificate III in Business. Read below to discover more details about on-campus and external VET options.

Expression of Interest to Study a VET Certificate

 

VET Certificates

 

Sport, Aquatics & Recreation Certificate III

 

 

 


Overview

  • Two year course
  • Open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12
  • Can be completed scored to contribute to an ATAR ranking or unscored
  • This study will take one choice each semester from a student’s subject selection
  • Can be exited after the first year in most circumstances with students receiving a Unit 1 and/or Unit 2 VCE credit
  • Students will be expected to become involved in the schools’s extra-curricular sporting activities

Assessment

A range of units of competency including:

  • Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Provide first aid
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
  • Plan and conduct programs
  • Provide quality service
  • Respond to emergency situations

Pathways

This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.

They work in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.

 

 

Certificate II Creative Industries

Overview

Certificate II in Creative Industries is a one year course, open to students in Years 10 and 11, 12

  • This study will take one choice each semester from a student’s subject selections
  • Students will be expected to become involved in the schools’s extra-curricular program and are strongly encouraged to be part of the Stage Crew and Tech Crew.
  • Attendance at after hours events such as The Creative Arts, Art Show, etc is required.

Assessment

A range of units of competency including:

  • developing and applying creative arts industry knowledge
  • working effectively with others
  • applying work health and safety practices.

Pathways

This certificate provides students with a pathway to a variety of creative industries including the likes of staging, lighting and sound, theater, bump in/bump out, screen and media. It reflects the role of individuals with the skills and knowledge to perform within these areas of the industry. The skills set that the individual will work toward achieving include:

  • Working with others
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Social & cultural sensitivity
  • Personal management & self-awareness
  • Multimedia skills

To complete the certificate, a broad range of electives are available in broadcasting, lighting, animation and digital effects, web design, basic vision and sound editing, props and set construction.

 

Certificate I & II Hospitality

Overview

  • One year course with the option of completing Certificate I or Certificate II
  • Open to students in years 10 and 11, 12
  • This study will take one choice each semester from a student’s subject selections
  • Students will be required to attend out of school hours events such as the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day breakfasts.

Certificate I Assessment

A range of units of competency including:

  • working effectively with others
  • providing customer information and assistance
  • participating in safe work practices
  • use of hygienic practices for hospitality service
  • use of hygienic practices for food safety

Certificate I Pathways

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable hospitality work activities. They work under close supervision and are given clear directions to complete tasks. Certificate I provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.

Students can enrol in the Certificate II program in the following year.

Possible job titles include:

  • bar useful
  • food runner
  • glass runner
  • housekeeping assistant
  • kitchen steward
  • kitchen useful

Certificate II Assessment

A range of units of competency including:

  • Work effectively with others
  • Source and use information on the hospitality industry
  • Use hospitality skills effectively
  • Interact with customers
  • Show social and cultural sensitivity
  • Participate in safe work practices

Certificate II Pathways

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Possible job titles include:

  • bar attendant
  • café attendant
  • catering attendant
  • food and beverage attendant

External VET Training

Overview

Students can also choose to study a VET course not offered at ͼ from external providers.

  • These are usually run on a Wednesday afternoon.
  • The cost of these courses is in addition to the ͼ school fees.’ ͼ will contribute 20% of the tuition costs and usually Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) will also make a contribution.
  • Students are responsible for their own transport to and from the external venues.
  • Currently the most popular courses studied externally by Avila students are Certificate III Allied Health Assistance, Certificate III Beauty Services, Certificate III Animal Studies and Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Screen and Media – Game Art Foundations, Certificate III in Information Technology – Game Programming Foundations and Certificate III in Visual Arts – Film and Visual Effects
  • Any VET designed for secondary school students may be chosen.

Pathways

VET Course Guides

 

More about the VET Program

What do VET programs offer?

  • A nationally recognised vocational certificate with credits built in just like other subjects
  • Counts towards the VCE Certificates
  • Contributes to the ATAR (if a scored VCE VET Program)
  • Training in a specific industry area
  • An opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice in a simulated or actual workplace environment known as Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
  • A qualification which will provide access to further training
  • Improved chances of getting work when finishing school
  • Offer a pathway into apprenticeships and traineeships

What are the opportunities with VET?

  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET) programs are designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students, and improve post compulsory educational outcomes as well as address the employment needs of industry in Victoria.
  • Hands on learning, courses that relate directly to your chosen pathway, applies skills directly related to your pathway, industry links, accredited courses recognised Australia wide, stepping stones for further education.
  • VET programs can contribute to a VCE, VCE (VM) and VPC program.
  • Scored VET programs contribute to an atar RANKING.

Links

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