VET - Vocational Educational Training

VET (Vocational Educational Training) courses are dual-accredited courses designed to combine HSC studies with training and experience in trade skills in the workplace. This means the courses are endorsed by the Board of Studies (BOS) and by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Students gain work related skills or can pursue further study at TAFE or university at the completion of their schooling. These courses are competency based and may also be the first stage of an apprenticeship or traineeship.

We currently offer the following VET courses for students to obtain Certificate I & II qualifications:

CPC 20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Construction provides students with the opportunity to gain a range of skills suitable for employment in the construction industry and to provide pathways for further study.


Working in the construction industry involves
• constructing buildings
• modifying buildings
• contracting
• designing buildings
• measuring materials and sites
• communicating with clients


Examples of occupations students can aim for in the construction industry
• building
• bricklaying
• carpentry
• concreting
• glazing
• joinery
• plastering
• roofing
• shop fitting
• sign writing
• tiling


Course description

This course is based on units of competency, which have been developed by the construction industry to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge required by workers in the industry.The course incorporates core units plus a range of elective units from the General Construction sector.

A mandatory WorkCover NSW approved general OH&S induction-training program, as well as a work activity

WH&S training and site-specific WH&S training must be completed before students are allowed onto a work site.

Depending on competencies chosen, full or part qualifications from the General Construction Training

Package are available in general construction; bricklaying/ block laying; carpentry; concreting; painting and decorating; and wall and floor tiling. Your teacher or VET Coordinator will advise the competencies and qualifications that may be available.


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CHC 14015 - Certificate I in Active Volunteering

Do you like getting your hands dirty?

Help others?

Learning new skills?

Being part of a team? Problem solving?

Learning about effective communication? Gaining a new qualification?

If so, this course is for you!

Active Volunteering is a 12 month course. This Certificate I in Active Volunteering will provide opportunities for providing fundamental skills of being an effective volunteer. The practical components of this course include: Rural Fire Cadetship, Local Mission Day, Work placement, First Aid and on-site tasks.

The theory components of this course include: organising own work routine efficiently and performing a sequence of routine tasks, following clear directions, including receiving and passing on messages and information, understanding and following the organisation’s occupational health, safety and welfare procedures and engaging in safe work practices and interacting appropriately with clients.

Course materials and tuition fees include:

  • First Aid certificate (completed in prior learning, Year 9 for Hunter Christian School Students)
  • Rural fire Cadetship
  • Resources books and materials

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SIR 30216 – Certificate IIi in Retail Services

Why study Retail?
The retail industry can provide students with a career path that leads to higher executive levels within the retail
industry.
Students can gain skills in operating retail equipment, stock control, customer service and selling skills.


Working in the retail industry involves
• customer service
• stock control
• teamwork
• designing and creating displays
• using cash registers, scanners, computers, telephones

Examples of occupations students can aim for in the retail industry:
• buyer
• customer service assistant
• merchandise
• sales person
• stock controller
• visual merchandiser


Course description
This course is based on units of competency, which have been drawn up by the retail industry to describe the
competencies, skills and knowledge needed by workers in the industry.
The course is for students who wish to work in the retail industry, either as a long-term career or in part-time or
temporary retail jobs.
Depending on competencies chosen, full or part qualifications from the Retail Training Package are
available in clerical administration and general selling. Your teacher or VET Coordinator will
advise the competencies and qualifications that may be available.


The qualifications in Retail available through the Retail Curriculum Framework are
• Certificate II in Retail Services.
• Statement of Attainment towards Certificate II in Retail

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UEE 22011 - Certificate II in Electro technology (CareerStart)

Study this nationally recognised Certificate II in Electro technology (Career Start) to introduce you to the world of electro technology teaching you the abilities you need for work entry.

It will provide the foundations on safety and basic skills, and information covering any electro technology discipline. The units to choose from include carrying out work activities in an energy sector environment, assembling electronic components, the use of routine equipment and delivering great customer service.

Cert II in Electro technology (Career Start) can be studied in a flexible delivery, which means your program is tailored to the learner. Applications for Smart and Skilled and Traineeships are available through your VET Coordinator.

There is a huge range of sectors for you to consider after completing this course, these could include

  • data communications
  • rail infrastructure
  • refrigeration mechanic
  • air-conditioning

Acquire skills and competencies that are recognised all over Australia through the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Develop key industry skills as well as employability skills in taking initiative, problem solving and communication as well as working independently and in teams

Begin preparation for a career in a chosen area while still at school and gain recognition for industry courses successfully completed at school when applying for study at TAFE

Acquire general skills, which can be used in a wide range of employment and higher education settings.



Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

This qualification allows students to develop basic functional knowledge and skills for work in customer contact positions in the sport or community recreation industry. Students will undertake a range of administrative activities and functions within a team and under supervision and they will be involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using practical skills and basic sport and recreation industry knowledge
In this course students develop a broad range of skills and knowledge appropriate to employment in a wide range of roles within a sport and recreation centre or facilities and leisure and aquatic centres. The course develops core competencies in workplace communication, work health and safety, task planning and quality control, first aid, managing practical sessions and maintaining equipment
Course Activities include organising and complete work activities, provide first aid, workplace health and safety, assist in activity session, respond to emergency situation and maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment.

This course can start you on your way to a career in the following roles:

  • Community activities assistant
  • Customer service assistant
  • Leisure assistant
  • Recreation assistant
  • Retail assistant
  • Grounds assistant
  • Facility assistant

Course materials and tuition fees include:

  • Basic work, health and safety equipment
  • Resources books and materials

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MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering

This is an excellent course for students wishing to enter the manufacturing and engineering trades or engineering careers at professional and para-professional levels. In this course students develop a broad range of skills and knowledge appropriate to employment in a wide range of roles within engineering and related industries. The course develops core competencies in workplace communication, work health and safety, task planning and quality control.
Workshop activities include use of hand and power tools, electric arc welding, 3D printing operation, light fabrication and thermal forming and cutting. Students can choose additional elective units from a wide range of options.

This course can start you on your way to a career in the following roles:

  • Engineering draftsperson
  • Engineer (automotive, fabrication, production, plastic, marine, mechanical)
  • Robotics specialist
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic
  • Structural steel and welding supervisor
  • Fitter
  • Locksmith
  • Machinist
  • Plumber
  • Jeweller
  • Toolmaker

    Course materials and tuition fees include:
  • Basic work, health and safety equipment
  • Resources books and materials
  • Work Health and Safety Construction Induction (white card)

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