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.