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.

Information regarding the 2023 VET program is being uploaded as it becomes available, with application closing dates varying.

Please contact Tracey Loughnan, Manager of Career Development and VET on 6207 5550 or email tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au if you require any further information.



Please open the links and carefully refer to the instructions. No fee required for most courses.  Applications open 18 July 2022 and close 31 August 2022.

2023 North Metro Course Guide 

2023 Application guide and enrolment information is now online



Please open the links and carefully refer to the instructions. No fee required for most courses. Applications open 18 July 2022 and close 31 August 2022.

2023 South Metro Course Guide  

2023 Application guide and enrolment information is now online



A fantastic NEW VET opportunity for students interested in the Hospitality Industry.

Two courses will be delivered by VET Trainers from North Metro TAFE in the ‘Commercial Kitchen/Restaurant at Clarkson CHS.

Both courses will be for ONE day per week over TWO years.

The courses are:  SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality and SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations.

Please read about the courses and interested students need to complete the Expression Interest form and return this tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au by Friday August 19th.

Hospitality Expression Of Interest Forms                           Kitchen Operation Expression Of Interest          



52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing  Pre-apprenticeship through MPA Skills  : 1 year course  

52887WA Certificate II in Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship funded through the Construction Training Fund/MPA  :  2 years (this course has NOT been confirmed as yet but a student can still express interest through this link:  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7d4a855055b0427b8feb861dc42f39de

52824WA Certificate II in Building Construction (Painting)  Pre-apprenticeship  through MPA Skills  : 1 year course

Please follow the steps below to apply for one or more of these courses. 




To ‘express interest’ in either of these programs visit -  https://www.mpaskills.com.au/

  • When you open the link, click on either Plumbing or Painting and then open the Pre Apprenticeship tab and click on 'SCHOOLS PROGRAM' in the dropdown.
  • I recommend to apply for the John Forrest Secondary College as your first choice and if a second choice is permitted I recommend Maylands.
  • You will find a fact sheet on the website to answer any queries you may have.
  • Applications for this first round close on Friday July 15th.

IMPORTANT: Please inform me if you child applies for this course, so that I can keep a record of the applicants.



UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology Pre-apprenticeship  : 2 year course

Read through the attached information

IMPORTANT:  There is a section that needs to be completed by a ‘school representative’ from your child’s current school.  
I can only accept this form if the school representative has signed this section.  They need to acknowledge that the student is ‘likely’ to achieve a C grade in Maths by the end of this year.

  • CET will only accept expressions of interest from students that are currently achieving a ‘C’ grade average in Year 10.
  • Once forms are received by CET they will inform me of the date to sit a ‘Readiness Assessment Test’.  I will in turn inform you of this date and the time and venue for this testing.
  • Readiness assessment results will be reviewed and students will be short listed to submit a ‘Personal Statement’,  along with a most recent school report.
  • Successful applicants will be advised of a placement offer by end of Term 3 (September 23rd).



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


Campus locations:  Perth and Murdoch (various courses at each campus)

To view the homepage of Health Science Hub visit:  https://healthsciencehub.com.au/

To view the course list visit: https://healthsciencehub.com.au/course-lists/

To view course information:   www.healthsciencehub.com.au/vetco

Please complete the application form and return to tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au by Friday August 19th.  



Courses are delivered both at Fremantle and Joondalp

Course Information: https://fec.org.au/vet-in-schools-programs/

Enrolment form and fees are NOT yet available.

Please return the completed form to Tracey Loughnan at tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au

Acknowledgement of Country
Mindarie Senior College acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of the Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We recognise and respect the connection to the land, sky and seas of this area. We recognise and respect the continuing cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.