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Programmes

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Peter Carnley Anglican Community School offers a range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses as part of its broad suite of offerings to Senior School students.  This year, the School has offered the following Certificate II and Certificate III options:

Business (Certificate II)

Information Digital Media and Technology (Certificate II)

Outdoor Recreation (Certificate II)

Visual Arts (Certificates II and III)

In 2016 we intend to expand our offerings to include:

Building and Construction (Certificate II) (Pre Apprenticeship)

Business (Certificate II and III)

Community Services - Child Care / Aged Care (Certificate II and III)

Information Digital Media and Technology (Certificate II and III)

Outdoor Recreation (Certificate II)

Visual Arts (Certificate II and III)

A brief outline of each of these courses is offered below.  For more detailed information, students and parents should contact Ms Jude Stringer, Head of Senior School.

 

Building and Construction (Certificate II) (Pre Apprenticeship)

The Trades pathway offers students entry into a range of different construction trades highly suited to today's construction industry.  In Year 11, students train in core areas of trades and undertake compulsory work experience placement.  In Year 12, students will add to their skills base by completing specific trade training to industry standards (work ready) as well as additional, compulsory work experience.


Business (Certificate II and III)

These qualifications are designed to reflect the role of employees who perform a range of tasks in the business industry sector and may involve some multi-tasking.  The courses are suitable for those considering a career in business administration.  Students will learn skills that can be used in a wide range of occupations and will enhance their employment opportunities.

Community Services - Child Care / Aged Care (Certificates II and III)

These courses are ideal for people who like working with people.  Students will be taught a range of skills applicable to a variety of workplaces within the community services industry.  Students will learn about services relating to childcare, aged care, youth work and support of people living with a disability.


Information Digital Media and Technology (Certificate II and III)

These qualifications provide the foundation skills and knowledge to use information and communications technology (ICT) in any industry.  They also provides basic digital literacy skills to support a wide range of varying industry occupations.

Outdoor Recreation (Certificate II)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in performing core skills in outdoor recreation environments and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities.

Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision.  Work would be undertaken in field locations such as camps or at indoor recreation centres or facilities, in differing environments such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains, using a wide range of equipment.

Visual Arts (Certificates II and III)

These are highly practical courses that cover painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and drawing.  They lead to qualifications which allow learners to develop the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practice.  Students will develop a portfolio of work that may assist with entry into higher education courses in Visual Arts.


VET in Practice

Shakira Ashton of Year 12 knows how much you can gain through practical VET courses such as our Certificate III in Business Administration.  Not only has she been working hard on the classroom component of the course this year, but under the auspices of the Kwinana Industries Council's School Based Traineeship programme, she has also been putting her newly learned skills to practice out in the workplace, where she spends one day each week.

A School Based Traineeship is a 12 month training programme in a work place where the trainee develops a set of practical, employable skills.  Trainees spend four days each week at School, and the fifth out in the workplace, allowing them to complete their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), alongside on the job training.

Shakira is the second student from Peter Carnley Anglican Community School to be awarded a School Based Traineeship in as many years, and she is making the most of the opportunity presented to her.  If you would like to know more about Traineeships or VET courses in general, please see Ms Stringer for more information.

 

             Shakira on placement with a local company, courtesy of Kwinana Industries Council.