Vocational Education & Training

Vocational Education & Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an important educational pathway at Cardijn. VET subjects help students to make the transition from school into the workforce. Students are better prepared for the workforce and have a chance to explore one or more possible future career pathways. VET provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in a range of vocational areas without restricting future opportunities which may include a pathway to university.

VET can be studied as a stand-alone subject or incorporated into SACE subjects, such as Workplace Practices and Community Studies or a School-Based Apprenticeship.

We are committed to providing these pathway opportunities for our students. Cardijn offers the opportunity to access many courses including:

  • Building and Construction
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Automotive
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Tourism and Events Management
  • Engineering
  • Retail
  • Plumbing
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Nursing

VET links schools, TAFE, private providers and industry through a process of dual accreditation – approved courses or modules are acknowledged by SACE as well as by TAFE and industry. Students who succeed in such courses will receive credit for nationally accredited units of competency.

More information is available in the College Curriculum Handbook.