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The Catholic Schools Office is very proud to be able to offer students in each of our senior schools (Years 11-12) and a selection of our junior secondary schools (7-10), the opportunity to study a range of Vocational Education and Training courses.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a recognised option for students to gain industry and employability skills to assist their transition to the world of work and gain skills and experience in career areas in which they may have an interest. This assists students to determine, at an early stage, if they are suited to and would like to follow particular career pathways.

VET provides an opportunity for students to gain dual accreditation; this means they gain 2 units towards their HSC as well as a possible Certificate II in their VET subject.

The extra qualification achieved makes students highly competitive and employable from an early age.

Across the diocese, schools offer courses in:

  • Agriculture
  • Business Services
  • Construction
  • Electrotechnology
  • Entertainment
  • Furniture Making
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Information & Media Technology
  • Metal & Engineering
  • Retail Services
  • Sports Coaching

# Please note, not all courses are offered at each school. To find out the exact courses offered at each school, contact the school and ask for the Curriculum Advisor.

VET courses require students to be prepared to take time for compulsory work placements, of up to 35 hours per year. All courses qualify students to continue on a pathway to TAFE, private providers or in some courses a credit towards their university entry. Most courses are at a Certificate II level, but some extend towards a Certificate III.

All courses are delivered at industry standard, students can be confident that they will be delivered by highly trained teachers and that equipment is in line with current industry facilities.

Schools in the diocese have had a long and successful history of VET delivery and our wonderful Trade Training Centres which are in schools enable the highest quality industry presentation and practice.