Vocational Education and Training in schools are programs undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Participating in VET can:
- provide credit points towards the attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and/or the attainment of a nationally recognised VET qualification.
- support a young person’s transition to employment, vocational and higher education pathways.
Other benefits of participating in VET include (but are not limited to):
- obtaining practical experience from work
- gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate
- developing employability skills
- developing and improving interpersonal skills, allowing students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.
Chevalier College is accredited, at present, to deliver 4 VET Preliminary and HSC courses. They are Construction; Primary Industries; Hospitality; and Sport, Fitness and Recreation. The first three courses are Industry Curriculum Framework Courses, while Sport, Fitness and Recreation is a Board Endorsed Course. Hospitality is divided into two separate courses, Kitchen Operations and Food and Beverage.
VET courses must be delivered via a delivery site which is overseen by a Registered Training Office. The delivery site is at Chevalier College, while our RTO is the Wollongong CEO. See the link for more information… VET/RTO at http://www.dow.catholic.edu.au
VET courses are delivered to the clients at Chevalier College by dedicated and highly qualified trainers who must continually update their qualification to the requirements of ASQA. See http://www.asqa.gov.au
The facilities at Chevalier College are impressive and constantly updated to satisfy the requirements of Industry. The Chevalier College Highlands Trades Skills Centre was completed early in 2015 to cater for Primary Industries and Construction.
Read more about the CCHTSC and our Opening Ceremony for the facilities held on 28 July 2015 from media articles:
Opening Ceremony – Chevalier College Highlands Trades Skills Centre – Chev News, 8 August 2015
Highlands Trades Skills Centre opens – Rural News, Town & Country, July 2015
WIN News coverage of Trades Skills Centre Opening – 6pm News Report, 28 July 2015
“Community Focus on Trade Skills” – Southern Highland News, 31 July 2015
“Centre is right on the mark” – Latte Life, March 2015
“Trades Skills Centre an exciting addition to Highlands school” – Town & Country, January 2015