External Vocational Education and Training (VET)

External Vocational Education and Training (VET)

It is important that students and parents understand that if a student chooses to participate in an external VET program, the student will miss classes at MSC.  It is a condition of participation that the student keeps up to date 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.

PLEASE NOTE that the College (Tracey Loughnan) needs to be informed of the intention to apply for any of the courses listed below.  This can be done at the enrolment interview.


Both North Metro TAFE and South Metro TAFE offer a range of courses with entry to all courses being highly competitive. Please take note of the campus location as many of the SMTAFE courses require substantial travel.

NORTH METRO TAFE:   Please open the links and carefully refer to the instructions. No fee required for most courses.  Closing date is August 31st 2020.

North Metro TAFE Course Guide

North Metro TAFE Enrolment Application

SOUTH METRO TAFE:  Please open the links and carefully refer to the instructions. No fee required for most courses. Closing date is August 31st 2020.

South Metro TAFE Course Guide

South Metro TAFE Course Application Guide

South Metro TAFE Application  -  scroll half way down the page and click on "Apply Now for 2021"



Students will undertake PSP20116 Certificate II in Government (Public Adminisration).

This is a TWO day per week program over 18 months, with applications closing Friday September 4th 2020.

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MOTOR TRAINING ASSOCIATION: (Automotive Institute of Technology):  No fee required

This is a Pre-Apprenticeship in School (PAiS) program, with the Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (AUR20516) being delivered over 2 years at the Balcatta Campus of MTA.

Students attend the MTA Campus for one day per week and complete a Wednesday Automotive work placement for one day per week, with the remaining 3 days attending their MSC program.

Please Note:  There is a section on this form (school reference) that must be completed by your son/daughters’ Year Coordinator or VET Coordinator and included with the application must be a copy of their Semester 1 2020 Year 10 report.

The application form needs to be returned to Tracey Loughnan at Mindarie Senior College by Friday September 4th 2020.

Course Information

Application Form

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MPA SKILLS :  No fee required

52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing / Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship (1 year course, with training 1 day per week and a work placement 1 day per week).
When applying I suggest you nominate John Forrest Secondary College in Morley or Maylands Campus of MPA Skills as your Training campus.
52824WA Certificate II in Building Construction / Painting Pre-apprenticeship (1 year course, with training 1 day per week and a work placement 1 day per week).
This course is completed at the John Forrest Secondary College in Morley.
Interview process:  MPA Skills will interview all students prior to acceptance into the program. These interviews will be held July 20th to 24th 2020 for students who apply before July 16th 2020. The next round of interviews will be held September 14th to 18th 2020 for students who apply after July 16th 2020.
Pre requisites:  Students must have a C grade average to be eligible for the programs. Students must supply a birth certificate/passport and latest available school report on application (2019 &/or 2020).
Once the student has applied, they are asked to complete a work experience form which the VET Coordinator needs to sign (this will need to be the VET Coordinator or Year 10 Coordinator from your current school or if you apply after your enrolment interview Tracey Loughnan can sign this for you at your interview).
If the application form asks you to name your school, please state Mindarie Senior College as your school so that MSC will get correspondence from MPA.


The CTF through MPA Skills offer a 52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing Scholarship program which is a 2 year course, with training for 1 day per week and a work placement for 1 day per week.
This program has more hours required in the work placement component than the 1 day per week course mentioned above.
When applying we suggest you select Belridge Secondary College campus in Beldon or John Forrest Secondary College campus in Morley.
NOTE: CTF also offer other trade courses but these predominately require long distance travel to the South Metro area and are not a viable option for our students.


CET is now seeking expressions of interest from candidates for 2021 Certificate II Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship in School (PAiS) Program.

This is a one day per week program over one year at the Training facility in Joondalup and a one day per work placement in the Electrical industry.

The application process is highly competitive, involving a ‘Readiness Assessment Test’ and to book in for testing contact louise.stewart@cet.asn.au.  She will then send you an expression of interest form.

I would encourage you to do this as soon as possible.

When emailing Louise please indicate your preferred testing date and mention you are expressing interest in the 2021 program.

The testing time is 10.30am and allow two hours for completion.

The dates are Tuesday July 21st, Wednesday July 22nd & August 3rd to 7th 2020.

Testing will occur at the Joondalup Campus, 20 Injune Way Joondalup.

To access a sample test please email tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au



The full cost of these courses is to be met by the parent, with a 50% confirmation charge to be paid to the College prior to enrolment in the course.  The balance of the course fee is to be paid prior to the course commencement date.



Medic Qualifications:

  • HLT21015 - Cert II in Medical Service First Response (1 year) $1200pp
  • HLT31215 - Cert III in Basic Health Care (1 year) $1600pp
  • We can also combine these into a dual qualification so they do the Cert II in year 11 and Cert III in year 12 $2300pp

Pre-Nursing Qualifications:

  • HLT33115 - Cert III in Health Service Assistance (1 year) $2250
  • 52831WA - Cert IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies (1 year) $2250
  • Can also be packaged into a dual qualification to do the Cert III in year 11 and Cert IV in year 12 $4100
  • 52831WA - Cert IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies is still also available as a 2-year qualification to work at a slower pace and be completed over years 11 and 12 $2500

For further information about these courses and the application visit: www.healthsciencehub.com.au

Please contact Tracey Loughnan if you are considering applying for any of these courses: Tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au



Information about the courses on offer can be obtained through the VET for Secondary students Prospectus (pages 9 to 17).

Please note these courses are delivered at the DNA Kingston Campuses.

DNA Kingston Training Prospectus


MOTIVATION CIVIL & MINING ACADEMY (formerly ERTECH Construction Academy)

This is a dual qualification, Certificate II in Civil Construction & Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation delivered one day per week over two years at the Motivation Training Centre, 52 Harrow St West Swan. 

The company provides a dedicated bus service from Guilford Train Station at 8.30am & students are returned to the station by 3.00pm.

This course costs $750.00 per semester over 4 semesters, a total of $3000.00.

Course Information

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