Vocational Education and Training (VET)
We offer four courses in Vocational Education and Training (VET).
- Hospitality - Food and Beverage course
- Information Technology.
All staff are fully trained and accredited to teach VET courses which give students credit transfer to TAFE after they leave school. All courses have an optional HSC exam so that they may count towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR, previously known as a UAI). For more details on each course and the benefits of studying a VET course, view the Subject Selection Booklet.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain a range of skills and knowledge suitable for employment in the general construction industry.
The course comprises 10 compulsory units of competency and an elective pool containing 30 units of competency.
The compulsory units of competency focus on developing the skills required to work effectively within the industry. They specifically address basic first aid, occupational health and safety procedures, industry awareness, communicating with others, measuring and calculating, handling construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans and basic levelling procedures.
The electives available in the course complement these competencies by providing a range of practical and technical skills.
This course is for students who wish to gain some knowledge or work in the Entertainment Industry. The Entertainment Industry is a diverse industry covering a wide range of occupational areas including technical operations, props, scenic art, sets, audio, lighting, staging, vision systems, customer service, first aid and front of house operations.
Courses within the Entertainment Industry Curriculum Framework provide an opportunity for students, to gain nationally recognized industry qualifications as part of their Higher School Certificate. Apart from being nationally recognised, these qualifications articulate into higher-level qualifications within the entertainment industry which students may pursue post-school. The framework also provides an optional HSC examination, which allows results from the 240-hour course to contribute to the calculation of the University Admission Index (UAI). It is also a TAFE Accredited course.
The Entertainment course is a practical and theoretical course and requires students to complete 70 hours of compulsory work placement within the Entertainment Industry to gain their AQF Certificate III qualifications in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations).
Hospitality Operations - Food and Beverage
This course is for students who wish to gain some knowledge or work in the Hospitality industry, either as a long term career or in part time or temporary hospitality positions.
The course is based on Units of Competency which have been drawn up by the Hospitality industry to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge needed by workers in this industry. It is a TAFE accredited course. Students will gain a Statement of Attainment towards Certificate 11 in Hospitality.
The main topics covered in this course are: work with colleagues and customer; work in a socially diverse environment; follow health, safety and security procedures; participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; develop and update hospitality industry knowledge; follow workplace hygiene procedures; organise and prepare food; present food; receive and store stock; clean and maintain premises; use basic methods of cookery; implement food safety procedures; prepare sandwiches; prepare appetisers and salads; prepare vegetables, eggs and farinaceous dishes.
We have a special purpose, industry standard kitchen for student use.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to enable the individual to be an effective ICT user and/or employee.
This course comprises 16 compulsory units of competency including nine prerequisite units of competency for AQF Certificate III in Information Technology upwards. It is a TAFE accredited course. Students must complete a minimum of 70 hours of mandatory work placement.