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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.

Hoxton park High School, NSW

More than 70% of Hoxton Park High School’s students are from non-English speaking backgrounds. Located in Sydney’s Western suburbs, the school offers seven VET programs that aim to provide school leavers with a clear learning pathway.

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Hana Chapman-Speering (Certificate III in Aged Care), ACT

After a week of work experience in an aged care facility Hana Chapman-Speering discovered her passion. A school-based apprenticeship allowed her to gain qualifications in aged care and follow her chosen career path.

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Halls Head College, WA

Halls Head College, WA, has over 1300 students and offers 14 on site VET programs to help prepare students for finding work in an area where unemployment rates are generally high.

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Gunbalanya School, NT

Located in remote West Arnhem Land, this innovative independent public school targets local industry requirements when developing vocational pathways. 

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Guilford Young College, TAS

Tasmania’s only co-ed Catholic senior secondary college is a training centre formed in partnership between eight Catholic colleges to deliver VET to secondary students.

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Gemma Hartwig (Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering (Diesel Fitter), QLD

Like many teens, Gemma Hartwig didn’t like school, until careers counselling helped her discover an aptitude for mechanics. She started a school-based apprenticeship and now loves her job as a diesel fitter.

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Follow the Dream Program

Discover how the Follow the Dream program is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students complete Year 12 and pursue post-school study and training. 

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Erindale College and Lake Tuggeranong College, ACT

Erindale College and Lake Tuggeranong College in the ACT is a consortium of seven schools in Canberra’s southern suburbs. The school is reimagining vocational education through lifelike career training that prepares students for the workplace. 

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Elliot Grayling (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician), VIC

Elliot Grayling went from not knowing what he wanted to do when he left school to a school-based apprenticeship that combined his love of maths and science and led to a job as a qualified electrician. 

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Celine Reid (Certificate III in Information Technology), ACT

ACT high school student Celine Reid recounts her journey from anxiety over her future, to tailoring her HSC towards an IT career pathway, and a successful school-based apprenticeship at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

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Catholic Regional College Sydenham, VIC

See how Australia’s largest Catholic senior secondary school is pioneering a new education model. The campus features fully operational businesses that provide students with training in hospitality, beauty, music production, retail, signage, picture framing and more.

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Caitlin Maher (Certificate III in Aged Care), VIC

Caitlin Maher recalls how she went from lacking direction in high school to completing a Certificate III in Aged Care that now sees her working in a career she loves.

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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.