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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.

School-based Appenticeships are providing pathways to successful transitions from school to work

Discover how school-based apprenticeships at Numurkah Secondary College are providing pathways to successful transitions from school to work.

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School Principal - the key driver to a high quality school career education plan

This report showcases the success of St Monica’s College in Melbourne in ensuring the school principal is a key driver of world leading school career education.

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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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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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Providing contemporary, evidence based career advice and information

St Patrick’s College in Launceston is helping students prepare for the workplace of the future by helping them make confident, informed decisions about course options and career pathways.

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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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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.