Vocational eDUCATION & TRAINING

VET courses allow clients to gain both Higher School Certificate qualifications and accreditation with industry and the workplace as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Under the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) The Catholic Education Office Diocese of Wollongong, John Therry Catholic High School offers year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to undertake Vocational training through in the following (240 hour) courses:

  • Hospitality- SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
  • Construction – CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Entertainment- CUA30413 Certificate III in Live Production and Services
  • Business Services- BSB20112 Certificate II in Business
  • Sports Coaching- SIS20513 Certificate II in Sports Coaching
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    Apprenticeships & Traineeships

    These courses cannot contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculation but all contribute to the HSC. Traineeships and apprenticeships combine paid work, training and school. The student sources an employer willing to take them on as a trainee or apprentice. This pathway impacts a student’s pattern of study at school as they complete half a day at TAFE and another whole day on site at work.

     

     



    Currently, John Therry has 10 trained and experienced staff in one or more of the courses. In 2012, two new construction rooms were built with a range of new industrial equipment and a large commercial kitchen was also recently built to provide our students with the latest equipment that meets industry standards. All VET courses are based on the development of ‘competence’ in skills, they introduce students to the workforce and build employability skills to enable students to pursue further training or be successful in the workplace. VET courses also involve mandatory work placement, 70 hours over the Preliminary and HSC course. The placements are organised through Macarthur Workplace Learning, who organise and offer students reliable placements in the Macarthur region. Many of our students get offered part time or full time jobs or apprenticeships upon their completion of work placement. Students have the option to sit the HSC exam at the end of the course; VET courses can contribute towards their university entry ATAR.