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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.

Samantha Masih (Certificate III in Hospitality), QLD

Growing up in rural Tasmania, Sammy Masih was struggling with high school and was considering leaving until a school-based apprenticeship in hospitality put her on the path to a career she loves. She now works at Peppers Resort in sunny Queensland.

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Riverland Trade School (Glossop High School), SA

Riverland Trade School, SA, offers over 20 VET courses across four high schools in the region. The one day a week program provides bus transport between training facilities, where students are encouraged to find work pathways for the job market of the future.

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Port Lincoln High Schools - Fisheries Program

Port Lincoln is home to the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere. So it made sense to educators at the local high school to offer the Fisheries Compliance course to help open pathways to employment in the local industry.

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Paralowie School, SA - South Australia Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA)

Located in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide, Paralowie High School includes the Workabout Centre, which offers a school to work transition program that focuses on retention and post-school pathways for Aboriginal students.

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Northern College of the Arts and Technology, VIC

The Northern College of the Arts & Technology has one of Victoria’s broadest VET offerings, and caters to students seeking a specialised education in the performing arts, visual arts, design, media, trades, and technologies.

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Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance, SA

The Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance (NASSSA) in South Australia is a confederation of 11 schools that combine resources to deliver VET programs across all its schools. NASSSA offers a wide scope of courses designed to provide the best possible qualifications for students in the low socio-economic region. 

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Nhulunbuy High School NT - Maritime and Fisheries Partnership Program

With a 40% indigenous population, staff at this small Northern Territory school have found indigenous students achieve better outcomes when programs are linked to Country.

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Marist Regional College, TAS

This Tasmanian co-ed Catholic college focuses on VET courses including commercial cookery, bakery, tourism, and business. Students access courses through a variety of on and off campus training, and can do short or certificate based courses tailored to their needs.

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Marcellin Technical College, SA

This South Australian technical college caters for Years 10 to 12 and focuses on trades, training, and building self-esteem skills to help students successfully transition into the workforce. The school offers school-based apprentices that gradually transition into full-time apprenticeships and accredited qualifications.

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Mabel Park State High School, QLD

Located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Mabel Park State High School offers nine VET courses including three at Certificate III level. The course list aims to align skills’ shortage areas with student interests to help students attain nationally recognised accreditation. 

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Liam May (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician), NT

Liam May from Darwin reveals how his high school provided the flexibility that allowed him to complete Year 12 to a high standard while also working in a school-based apprenticeship in his chosen field as an electrician.

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La Salle College, WA

La Salle College in the Swan Valley, WA, offers a large range of on site VET programs to it’s 1400 students. The school aims to provide training in sustainable careers such as hospitality, nursing and healthcare, and tourism, and works with local businesses to provide work experience opportunities. 

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