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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.

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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Kimberley Budgen (Certificate III in Business Administration), ACT

Kimberley Budgen says her school-based business administration apprenticeship provided invaluable leadership, communication, and teamwork skills that have set her up for life. She now works as a policy officer at the Department of Education.

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Key elements for enhanced career education for students

An effective career education plan should be developed by school leadership, and must be informed by the needs of students, teachers, industry and the community.

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Inspiring young women to learn, lead, succeed

See how Moorefield Girls High School is linking curriculum learning with careers, and inspiring young women to learn, lead, and succeed. 

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Indigenous career education - How do you successfully fill the gaps

Find out how the Indigenous careers program at Phoenix College in Ballarat supports, respects, and celebrates Indigenous students’ cultural identity through their local Koorie community. 

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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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How succesful engagement with industry enhances your career education

Discover how a team effort between Cheltenham Secondary College, families, and students can be a key driver in successful career outcomes for young people.

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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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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.