Key Learning Area Coordinator: Harry Tsahtarlis
Vocational Education and Training subjects were established with the aim of enabling students to undertake nationally accredited education and training programs alongside their Higher School Certificate program of study.
The purpose of VET is to give students an edge in the labour market by providing them with training that combines classroom-based learning with experience in actual workplaces but also enables them to complete their secondary school studies.
At St Dominic’s College students have the opportunity to engage in industry-standard training in Hospitality, Construction, Fitness, Business Services, Sports Coaching, and Active Volunteering. These courses are delivered using industry-standard equipment in our purpose-designed workshops, classroom, hospitality standard kitchen, and brand-new gym.
With courses delivered by accredited teachers and offering students a range of competencies within their training package, the VET students at St Dominic’s College experience training, learning, and skills to an industry standard.
Certificate II in Hospitality
Hospitality is for students interested in the Hospitality industry. This course provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for employment and further training in the hospitality industry including employability skills. This industry is suitable for students who have a passion for food, are prepared to work in a fast-paced environment, take instructions well and follow through with tasks assigned, have the ability to work in a team, a good eye for detail and have a ‘can-do’ attitude and approach.
Certficate II in Construction Pathways
The Construction course provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a range of activities and functions in a construction setting. Units within this course focus on developing the skills required to work effectively within the industry including WHS procedures, industry awareness, communicating with others, reading and interpreting plans and specifications, measuring and calculating, and handling construction tools and equipment. Students also gain a Whitecard, which allows them to access construction sites provided they meet the competencies within the safety units.
Certificate II in Business Services
This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of Business Services job roles. It is likely that these individuals are establishing their own work performance.
Individuals in these roles carry out a range of routine procedural, clerical, administrative or operational tasks that require technology and business skills. They apply a broad range of competencies using some discretion, judgment and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.
It may lead to occupations such as a Secretary, Office Administrator, Data Entry Clerk or Personal Assistant.
This course is suitable for students who have a helpful and courteous manner, have a good eye for detail, have the ability to work with others within the workplace and possess good communication and excellent customer service skills.
Statement of Attainment toward Certificate III in Fitness
This course provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of exercise instruction situations and activities. Qualification outcomes may include providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs. Work placement may be undertaken in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools and community facilities.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours work placement in a Fitness industry workplace.
Certificate II in Active Volunteering
This course provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to work in community services as a volunteer. This qualification is recognised as an entry-level qualification for volunteer workers, under direct and regular supervision within clearly defined guidelines.
As part of the course, students will participate in a mandatory 20 hours of work placement as a volunteer. Some organisations may require volunteers to undergo relevant background checks.
Job opportunities may include Community Worker, Event Volunteer, work within charities.
Certificate II in Sport Coaching
This qualification provides a pathway to work in assistant coaching roles working or volunteering at community-based sports clubs and organisations in the Australian sports industry. Individuals with this qualification use a defined and limited range of basic coaching skills to engage participants in a specific sport and are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using limited practical skills and basic sport industry knowledge. They work under the supervision of a coach.
Possible job role titles depend on the specific sport may include assistant coach.