External Vocational Education and Training (VET) Opportunities

External VET offerings for 2019:

The following VET programs are available to students on a GENERAL pathway in 2019.

Both North Metro TAFE and South Metro TAFE offer a wide range of courses with entry to all courses being highly competitive.

These Training Providers will not accept hard copy applications, therefore please read the instruction notes prior to applying on line.

PLEASE NOTE that the College (Tracey Loughnan) needs to be informed of the intention to apply for any of the courses listed below, before completing the application process.

NOTE: North Metro and South Metro have extended their application CLOSING DATE to 7th September 2018

 

NORTH METRO TAFE:  For the 2019 Course Guides and Applications forms go to:
                                          Course Guide and application

Important Note:
1. Read the course guide
2. Complete the online application form - please select "Mindarie Senior College" as your current school, otherwise we are not notified of your application; for the question "will you be attending a different school in 2019?" Select No
3. The FEE FOR SERVICE courses are no longer available.
 
SOUTH METRO TAFE: For the 2019 Course Guides and Applications forms go to:
                                          2019 Programs
                                          Application Form
                                       
 
NOTE:  In preparation for the online application process for NMTAFE & SMTAFE the following will be required:
  • School Curriculum & Standards Authority (SCSA) student number found on the front of school report.
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI). Obtained via usi.gov.au
  • Parent/Guardian email and mobile number
  • Most recent school report (PDF)
  • Resume, references, certificates to support the application (optional).

 

MOTOR TRAINING ASSOCIATION (Automotive Institute of Technology)

This is a Pre-Apprenticeship in School 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.
Program information
Application form
PLEASE NOTE:  There is a section on this form that must be completed by your son/daughters’ Year Coordinator or VET Coordinator and included with the application must be a copy of the their Semester 1 report.
                            The application form needs to be returned to Tracey Loughnan at Mindarie Senior College by AUGUST 31 2018.

 

MPA SKILLS

This is a Pre-Apprenticeship in School program with Certificate II in Plumbing or Certificate II in Building & Construction (Pathway –Trades) Painting.
This program is subject to funding being received by MPA, applications are encouraged and confirmation of the program will occur later in the year.
Students attend the MPA Campus for one day per week and complete a Wednesday Plumbing or Painting work  placement for one day per week, with the remaining 3 days attending their MSC program.
Painting:
                            The application form needs to be returned to Tracey Loughnan at Mindarie Senior College by AUGUST 31 2018.
 

ERTECH CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY

This qualification is a pathway into Civil Construction (Certificate II in Civil Construction).  This is a one day per week program is at the Ertech Construction Academy in West Swan.
This opportunity blends classroom instruction with practical projects on the work site.  At the conclusion of this course many graduates have been employed by Ertech & others have managed to secure career opportunities with related businesses.
Bus transport is provided to and from the Academy from Guildford Train Station – so any student in the metro area who can get a train to Guildford would be able to attend.
This is a FEE PAYING course and is costed at $2500 (based on 2017 pricing and subject to change).
Program Information
Note: please enter Mindarie Senior College ar your current school. Enter Tracey Loughnan as the VET Coordinator/ tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au
The "School Reference" section MUST be completed and signed by your school VET Coordinator or Year 10 Coordinator
                           The application forms and a copy of your most recent school report need to be returned to Tracey Loughnan at Mindarie Senior College by AUGUST 31 2018.
 

COLLEGE OF ELECTRICAL TRAINING (CET)

This is a Pre-Apprenticeship in School program, with the Certificate II in Electrotechnology being delivered over 1 year at CET’s  Joondalup campus.
Students attend the CET’s Joondalup Campus for one day per week and complete an Electrical work placement during holiday/exam periods.  The remaining 3 days are completing their MSC program.
To be considered students must set up an account and register to complete the ‘Readiness Assessment’ test.  Follow the "Energy Space instructions" and select a date/time to complete the test (between August 20th and August 24th).
                           Complete the Expression of Interest Form and return this to to Tracey Loughnan at Mindarie Senior College.
Program Information

 

FREMANTLE EDUCATION CENTRE

These courses are delivered at the Fremantle campus of this College, with some of the courses being delivered at the Joondalup Campus (still to be advised which courses).

These courses are all FEE FOR SERVICE COURSES, with parents being responsible for full payment of these courses prior to the course commencing.
Program Information
Application Form
 

PUBLIC SECTOR COMMISSION (PSC) School-based Traineeship

Please read the attached information to explore this opportunity.

Please email the completed application form directly to PSC and forward a copy to Tracey Loughnan :  tracey.loughnan@education.wa.edu.au
 

Mindarie Senior College offers seven internal VET courses with only 2 commencing in Year 11:

•    CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)
This course is offered to students under the auspices of North Metropolitan TAFE (RTO 52786)
•    CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts
This course is offered to students under the auspices of North Metropolitan TAFE (RTO 52786)

VET Fee for service courses with an external Training Provider: The full cost of these courses is to be met by the parent, with a 50% confirmation charge to be paid to the College upon acceptance into the course and the remaining balance to be paid in full prior to the commencement of the course.

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 an 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 in their industry area, which will count towards secondary graduation 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.  Further information is available at www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au

 

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.trainingwa.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.

Further Study

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