Vocational Education and Training
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is now accessible to high school students in the senior years of their secondary education. Students who choose Vocational Education and Training pathways gain practical skills and nationally recognised VET qualifications as part of their school education.
At Governor Stirling students are able to complete a range of Certificates as part of their school program, either as stand-alone qualifications or embedded into Curriculum Council Courses of Study. They are also able to access courses through Polytechnic West and Central Institute of Technology. These off-site courses are highly competitive and require a separate application and interview at TAFE. Information regarding these opportunities is available when students are selecting their subjects for Year 11 and 12.
Certificates offered for 2012 include:
Certificate I and II in Information Technology
Certificate I in Business
Certificate I in Automotive
Certificate I in Financial Services
Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Certificate II in Tourism
Certificate I and II in General Education for Adults
Certificate I in Hospitality
Enrolment in these qualifications can assist students in their future studies and in seeking employment. The successful completion of Certificates counts towards graduation and to the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
For more information on VET please contact the VET Co-ordinator, Ms Sue Riegert on 9379 5116.
School based traineeships in the Public Service and a range of other organisations are available. These traineeships are highly competitive and require a separate application and interview process. Successful students are able to gain a VET qualification and be paid a training wage while undertaking a school based traineeship. Once again further information regarding the application procedure is available from the VET Co-ordinator.LAST UPDATED: December 2011