VET & Transition Services

The VET and Transition Services department provides students with career development services on both an individualised and group level. The goal is to enhance students’ successful transition from the ̨aƬSearch to higher education, further training for apprenticeships, or employment.

The ̨aƬSearch offers accredited Vocational Education and Training courses and Authority Developed Workplace Learning for Senior School students (Year 10-12).

The team comprises of Head of VET & Transition Services Mrs Kath Davey and Careers Coordinator Ms Rachel Burke, who welcome enquiries from parents and students via email or a personal visit to the office located in Mayne Block.

 
Ronan McGrath completed a Pre- Apprenticeship with ̨aƬSearch of Electrical Training and a work placement which contributed to WACE. Upon graduation, he was successful in gaining a full time apprenticeship.

Ronan McGrath completed a Pre- Apprenticeship with ̨aƬSearch of Electrical Training and a work placement which contributed to WACE. Upon graduation, he was successful in gaining a full time apprenticeship.

Bianca Noteboom gained a full time apprenticeship upon graduation, after completing a Salon Assistant course at TAFE and a work placement in Hairdressing.

Bianca Noteboom gained a full time apprenticeship upon graduation, after completing a Salon Assistant course at TAFE and a work placement in Hairdressing.

 

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Students enrolled in a General or General Combined pathway have the opportunity to enrol in nationally accredited courses in Year 11 and 12. The ̨aƬSearch offers Certificates in Business, Outdoor Recreation, Sport Coaching and Sport & Recreation.

A range of external courses are offered by North Metropolitan TAFE and South Metropolitan TAFE while students are still at school. The courses funded under ‘Profile’ are based on competitive entry requirements. Other courses are offered by private Registered Training Providers which are based on fee for service.  

In 2020 we have 80 students enrolled in a range of 28 different external VET courses from Certificate II to Certificate IV starting in Term 1. Students are offered a personalised VET program to suit their career interests. As most courses are based on competitive entry requirements, intensive support is provided to assist students prepare their application. As a result of being offered a position, students have received an affirmation for their achievement.

Please contact Kath Davey via email kath.davey@cewa.edu.au for further information.

Careers

Career Development is key to helping students develop the requisite skills, knowledge and values for career decision-making. It involves discovering one’s interests, skills and personality, exploring possible future careers and pathways, researching industry trends and job opportunities, and the self-awareness required to stay motivated and reflect on career goals. 

Offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Individual appointments with the Careers Coordinator to map career goals

  • Appropriate Year Level resources to assess key strengths and possible career pathways

  • Support with Senior School Subject Selection

  • Guest speaker presentations throughout the year from a range of education/training and industries

  • Resume writing, job applications and interview skills resources

  • Up to date information related to university open days, course information evenings, course entry requirements, immersion days, Early Entry applications, Scholarships, Alternative Entry and Bridging Courses

  • Assistance for Year 12s as they apply for tertiary entry, further training and apprenticeships, and employment opportunities

  • And much more!

If you have any queries about Careers, please contact Mrs Rachel Burke on rachel.burke@cewa.edu.au

Workplace Learning

The Authority Developed Workplace Learning (ADWPL) program provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate, and develop increasing competence in, the core skills for work. Work placements include a variety of industries such as Sport and Recreation, Childcare, Nursing and Aged Care, Tourism, Human Resources, Wildlife Parks, and Cheerleading.

As well as being a wonderful experience for the students to develop their confidence, students get recognised for the hours completed. Each 55 hours completed is equivalent to one unit. The total number of hours completed in the workplace is reported on a student’s Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement. At Corpus Christi, students go out one day a week to their placement and usually complete 55 or 110 hours over the Semester.

Currently we are taking applications from Year 10 students who would like to participate in this program. These students will go out the start of Term 2. Any interested students should come to the Careers Office and get an application form from Mrs Leana Martin, the Workplace Learning Coordinator.

Please contact Leana Martin via email on leana.martin@cewa.edu.au for further information.