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VET DELIVERED TO SECONDARY STUDENTS RESOURCES

To support the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework, a number of practical tools and resources have been developed to support schools and teachers in the provision of high quality vocational education and training (VET) and career education programs. Resources include:

  • a series of videos case studies showcasing good practice examples of schools supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to successfully transition to post-school destinations
  • inspiring videos of Australian School-based Apprentices talking about their experiences
  • videos and case studies highlighting innovative examples of schools working in collaboration with employers, training and higher education providers in the provision of their VET programs
  • the career education and VET self-assessment tools to support schools to plan, implement and review programs.

William Ross State High School, QLD - RATEP

The Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP) is an innovative distance education program for Indigenous students. As well as studying online, students participate in vocational education experiences such as teacher observation, small group teaching and classroom teaching.

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Western Cape College – VET Program

A feature of the school’s vocational education and training (VET) program is an individual case management strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

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Trinity Bay State High School, QLD

The largest school in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Trinity Bay, offers a wide variety of alternatives to university through Australian School-based Apprenticeships. 

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Thalia Wilkinson (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician), WA

Thalia Wilkinson reveals how she plans to use her school-based apprenticeship in electrical engineering as a stepping stone to studying robotics at university.

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Tennant Creek High School NT - Pastoral Futures Program

The Pastoral Futures Program is implemented in five Northern Territory schools and  provides students with work experience on modern stations or properties. 

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Taminmin College, NT

Taminmin College, near the town of Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory has proudly embedded VET in their curriculum. They employ industry experts who use only the latest techniques and equipment to equip students for work in their chosen industry. 

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Swan View Senior High School, WA - ABLE Program

Swan View’s Aboriginal Learning Engagement (ABLE) program incorporates three programs including Follow the Dream, Flourish, and the Clontarf Academy, designed to promote positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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Supporting employer involvement with schools

Collaborating with schools means employers can have a say in the training and skills students need, and ultimately influence the quality of future employees.

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St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie QLD - VET Program

St Teresa’s College, Abergowrie, is a Catholic secondary boarding school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys. The school offers a flexible VET program that caters for the students’ diverse interests, and the emerging local job market. 

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St Patrick's Technical College, SA

St Patrick’s Technical College, SA, is a specialist trade training school providing individual programs for Year 11 and 12 students who wish to complete their South Australian Certificate of Education in conjunction with a school-based apprenticeship.

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St Columban's College, QLD

The goal of St Columban’s College, situated in Caboolture, QLD, is for every senior student to complete a VET qualification from one of the many on site training certificates on offer.

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Savannah De Oliveira (Certificate III in Hairdressing), NSW

Savannah De Oliveira always knew she wanted to be a hairdresser and was helped on her way through a school-based apprenticeship. Here, she discusses how juggling school and working was a challenge but one that certainly paid off.

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National Careers Institute

Future Ready is part of the work being done by the Australian Government's National Careers Institute.

Find out more about the work we're already doing and share your views and experiences on the National Careers Institute e-Hub.