Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Senior students can complete:
- External certificate courses (AQF Vocational Educationand Trainin)
- School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT)
The Gap State High School is registered to deliver some VET courses that are either embedded in Applied Subjects or offered as a stand-alone entity. Student achievement in accredited vocational education modules is based on industry-endorsed competency standards. The QCE is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and this may give advanced standing towards a traineeship or apprenticeship and/or credit on entry to higher level courses at TAFE institutes and other Registered Training Organisations (RTO).
External Certificate Courses
Senior students may enrol in certificate courses at various Institutes of TAFE or other RTO’s. There are one and two year courses which start at the beginning of Year 11 (with some offering mid-year intakes). The student’s timetable may be adjusted to five subjects to help them complete their study obligations.
Students who are interested in certificate training need to:
- Commit to completing the program
- Pay all course costs directly to the training organisation
- Arrange their own transport to and from the external training organisation
School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SAT’s)
Students can enrol in a Certificate II or III study program as a trainee or apprentice in an area of interest to them. This usually involves attending one day of paid work per week and completing the appropriate training. The student’s timetable may be adjusted to five subjects to help them complete their study obligations. A SAT represents one of the student’s six subjects. Most training takes between 1-2 years to complete. Assessment is competency based. Once competency in a unit is demonstrated students move onto the next unit.
SAT’s are not automatic for all who want them – it is a competitive market and students will need to ensure that their school performance positions them to be competitive. Students interested in SAT’s should first seek advice from the Head of Department Senior Schooling.
For further information please refer to the attached links and documents on the right or contact Mr Rob Lucas, Head of Department Senior Schooling.
Last Update: Aug 2019