Mindarie Senior College offers seven internal VET courses:-
Complete details of external VET courses on offer in 2018 are not available at the time of publishing. As information becomes available (approximately mid July), external VET opportunities will be posted on the website.
Please note that many of the external VET offerings require a student to commence the program in Year 11, although there are a number of one year programs on offer.
A range of VET opportunities are available to students and in most instances it is beneficial for VET students to also participate in Workplace Learning. The cost of VET programs varies, with many having no fees, some having a fee for resources and a few charging tuition fees.
It is important that students and parents understand that if a student chooses to participate in a VET program, the student may miss classes at MSC. It is a condition of participation that the student keeps up with all aspects of his/her program of study. VET programs count as a course /unit equivalent towards WACE and participating students may be allowed to reduce their course load to give them the greatest opportunity to succeed.
School Based Traineeships (SBTs)
A school-based traineeship is approximately a 12 to 18 month commitment. Once the contracts are signed, students are employees and are paid a training wage for the on-the-job component of their traineeship. Successful candidates complete a Certificate II or III in their industry area, which will count towards their WACE and therefore allows a reduction in the number of courses the student studies at MSC. School-based traineeship opportunities are advertised as they arise. SBT’s involve employers and are managed by industry representatives and the College. Students usually undergo a trial period with an employer and, if successful, may commence a traineeship.
Mindarie Senior College staff will assist and support any student who arranges to commence a school-based traineeship with an employer. Not all industry areas have school-based traineeships.
School Based Apprenticeships
A school based apprentice can commence in Year 11 or Year 12, and starts an apprenticeship whilst still at school. The student will develop skills and get paid whilst getting ready for a career in the workforce, as well as working towards WACE and an industry recognised qualification.
Students would generally work for two days per week for one semester and then work for one day and attend a Training Provider course for one day in the second semester. Further information is available at www.dtwd.wa.gov.au.
Mindarie Senior College staff will assist and support any student who arranges to commence a school-based apprenticeship with an employer. Not all industry areas have school-based apprenticeships.
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