Vocational Education and Training – VET
Vocational Education and Training courses are provided for senior students from Grades 10 – 12 who wish to undertake training whilst at school. The VET courses combine theory and practice at a diverse range of hospitality and tourism venues, local businesses, childcare facilities – both on the College premises and within the wider community, as well as working with designers and builders. Our state-of-art VET facilities meet industry standards and provide real-life training opportunities for students interested in broadening their horizons through career-life activities and training.
VET promotes confidence, maturity, skills acquisition and the ability to work with others. Life skills such as organisation and time management are invaluable to any student, whether her/his career path is via immediate employment after Grade 12 or via further study.
Vocational Education & Training is a very useful credential for students wishing to acquire practical skills and knowledge for traineeships and immediate employment, or as a background to tertiary study.
St Mary’s College is a Registered Training Organisation, offering the following VET courses:
- BSB10107 Certificate I in Business
- BSB20107 Certificate II in Business
- SIT10307 Certificate I in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
- SIT20107 Certificate II in Tourism
- CHC20108 Certificate II in Community Services – Childrens Service’s
- CPC10108 Certificate I in Construction (with GYC as the RTO)
St Mary’s College has clustered with other Catholic Colleges under the Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre, with its RTO being Guilford Young College, to deliver Certificate I in Hospitality and Certificate I in Construction to Grade 10 students. Students may choose to complete either of these Certificates in Grade 11/12 at St Mary’s College or attend GYC.
We invite students from this and other schools and Catholic colleges to participate in our VET programs, designed specifically to advance girls and boys in the courses outlined above, and to provide valuable work placements to enhance learning and build confidence.