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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools enables students to achieve a national vocational qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) whilst completing their WACE achievement. VET is taken as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and completion by the student provides a wide range of post school options and pathways. By the end of Year 12, students will have the opportunity to complete a Certificate II or higher at school as part of their senior school selection, complete an endorsed programme called Authority Developed Work Place Learning (ADWPL), engage in School Based Traineeships (SBTs), enrol in Fee for Service (FFS) programmes and enrol in TAFE to prepare for further training and/or employment.

The following courses and programs are offered:

Year 11

  • Workplace Learning Endorsed (ADWPL)
  • VET Learning in School: Combining school with an external training program (TAFE, FFS, SBTs, Private RTO)
  • School Based VET qualifications

Year 12

  • Workplace Learning Endorsed (ADWPL)
  • VET Learning in School: Combining school with an external training program (TAFE, FFS, SBTs, Private RTO)
  • School Based VET qualifications

School Based VET Programs

School based VET programs are delivered on the school site as part of a student’s regular timetable. All school based VET programs involve a partnership between Fremantle College and Registered Training Organisations so that students can achieve a VET qualification that is delivered at school as part of a student’s Year 11 and/or 12 course selection:

SIS20419 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation 


SIS20319 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation


BSB20115 Certificate II in Workplace Skills (Business)


CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services


FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways


SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality


CUA30915 Certificate III in Music


MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways


The VET Pathway in our School program is suitable for students considering an apprenticeship, further TAFE studies, or employment. It enables students to gain nationally recognised industry skills. Students looking for alternative entry into university may also be interested in this option by selecting a Certificate III (Year 11) and Certificate IV (Year 12) delivered by a variety of Registered Training Organisations.  A Certificate IV may assist entry into university when English Competency is met.

To gain entry into TAFE courses, applicants need to meet the entrance requirements and selection criteria for the chosen course. Selection criteria may focus on secondary education achievement, attendance, skill development, previous qualifications, resumes and workplace experience. The student will need a USI and can be obtained by applying at www.usi.gov.au TAFE courses run one or two days per week for 1 or 2 years at a variety of campuses. The only fee may be a resource fee.

Students can also enrol in a Fee for Service qualification at a private Training Organisation. This will incur a fee and usually runs for 1 day a week over 1 or 2 years.

In selected industry areas, students may be eligible to complete a qualification under a School Based Traineeship (SBT) or Pre-Apprenticeship in Schools Program (PAiS). Details of the qualifications that are available will be discussed at the individual counselling sessions and are advertised on Connect.