Vocational Education

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses are Board Developed Courses that will contribute towards a Higher School Certificate and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) as well as provide National qualifications.

 

Students may attain Certificates 1, 11, or 111 depending on the course. These qualifications will give credits at TAFE and University as well as provide a necessary part of a School Based Traineeship and Apprenticeship (SBATs.)

These courses each have a specific workplace component and a minimum number of hours students spend in the workplace or a simulated workplace at school as well as a wide range of practical activities.

A key success of VET at St Joseph's Catholic College is the integration of vocational options within the traditionally academic studies at the senior secondary school level. The VET in schools programs allow Year 11 and 12 students to:

  • develop industry specific skills;
  • gain nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training qualifications and units of competency while still completing their senior secondary school qualification
  • develop employability skills and an understanding of the world of work, and;
  • gain an understanding of the world of work
  • assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways.

Vocational Education and Training Courses Offered

Business Services

This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain vocational qualifications for employment in the business services industry. Students will be able to gain skills in office administration, business communication, safe and environmentally sustainable work practices and the use of technology in an office environment.

Skills gained in this industry transfer to other industries. Occupations in the business services industry include sales clerk/officer, secretary/personal assistant, receptionist, payroll clerk/officer and office manager/owner of a small business.

Hospitality

This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain national vocational qualifications for employment in the hospitality industry.

Students will be able to develop generic hospitality skills in customer service, communication, environmentally sustainable work practices, hygiene and safety as well as basic skills in accommodation services, commercial cookery or food and beverage service.

Occupations in the hospitality industry include hotel receptionist, housekeeper, hotel manager, waiter, bar attendant, kitchen hand, cook and restaurant manager/owner.

Retail Services

This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain national vocational qualifications for employment in the retail services industry.

Students will be able to gain skills in communication, safe work practices, customer service, retail technology, stock control and routine work activities with the retail, wholesale or community pharmacy sectors.

Occupations in the retail services industry include sales clerk/assistant, customer service representative, checkout operator, wholesale clerk, pharmacy and retail executive.

The above courses can be linked to school based traineeships and apprenticeships.

In The Spirit of Mary MacKillop

St Joseph's Catholic College

Contact Details

PO BOX 4041
Russell Drysdale St. East Gosford
NSW 2250, Australia
P: 02 43 244022 F: 02 43 233512
sjcc@dbb.catholic.edu.au