Students at Warwick Senior High School now have the opportunity to gain industry experience and nationally recognised qualifications while they are still at school. This enables them to develop a clear career pathway, so when they finish school they can continue their training at TAFE, other Registered Training Organisation (RTO), university, in an apprenticeship or traineeship, or find meaningful long-term employment in the occupation of their choice.
Opportunities in VET include:
Pre-apprenticeships – where students in Year 11 or 12 can begin their apprenticeship training while still at school.
School Based Apprenticeships and School Based Traineeships. – where students can gain a qualification in an industry area that interests and receive payment. We currently have School Based Trainees in Sport, Community Service, Warehousing and Community Pharmacy.
VET engages students in work related learning, built on strategic partnerships between schools, training organisations, business, industry and the wider community.
Warwick Senior High School students can select from a wide range of qualifications delivered on site, or apply for a Certificate run by TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation, thus giving the students a wider range of options. Qualifications offered at the school include:
Delivered in partnership with IVET Institute Pty Ltd – RTO No. 40548:
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
CHC20115 Certificate II in Community Services
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Delivered in partnership with Australian Institute of Education and Training Pty Ltd (AIET) – RTO No. 121314:
CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (2020 only)
Delivered in partnership with the Australian Performing Arts Network: RTO No. 52601:
CUA20113 Certificate II in Dance
Warwick students also have the opportunity to engage in qualifications delivered by TAFE or RTO at another venue. These qualifications change from year to year and are usually linked to skills shortage industry areas. The government heavily subsidies these courses and they are generally provided to senior school students at a substantially reduced cost.
It is often possible for students to complete the following qualifications while still at school:
Tourism at North Metro TAFE
Population Health at North Metro TAFE
Plumbing at MPA Skills
Painting at MPA Skills
Education Support at Fremantle Education Centre
Automotive at MTA
Beauty at North Metro TAFE
Business at Fremantle Education Centre
Certificate Courses contribute points to the Western Australian Certificate of Education. (WACE)
Workplace Learning Endorsed Program
The Workplace Learning program aims to prepare students for employment by providing them with knowledge about what is valued in a work environment. Employers value generic work skills which are transferable and vital in all forms of employment. These employability skills are developed over a lifetime and are valued in education, training, the workplace and the community.
Participating in a supported structured workplace learning program based on employability skills and involving a number of different workplaces, assists students to make informed decisions about their futures. These decisions are vitally important for students to move successfully from school to further education, training, employment and participation in the community.
Workplace Learning is an endorsed program that contributes points towards the achievement of WACE.