Vocational Education & Training
There are a range of VET courses offered at St Francis Xavier’s. All VET Courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain experiences and develop technical, personal and organisational skills need to succeed in a specific industry area, however the employability and foundation skills are transportable to any industry or career pathways.
Vocational Education and Training subjects are suitable for students following an ATAR or non-ATAR pathway.
VET students can choose to study the following industries:
- Business Services
- Entertainment Industry
- Manufacturing and Engineering
- Retails Services
- Sports Coaching
VET courses are competency based and student achievement is measured as being either competent in the skills and knowledge or working towards competency. Students who successfully complete a course receive a nationally recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Qualifications achieved at school will be recognised for further training beyond school and may generally provide credit transfer to related higher qualifications.
All VET courses give credit for the HSC and will appear on the HSC Statement of Attainment issued by NESA. Additionally, many VET courses offer an HSC examination and an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score.
Special programs and initiatives include:
- Retail and Hospitality students gain experience working in the College Café
- Entertainment students will be involved in providing backstage and technical support for College and Diocesan Events, such as Aspire.
- Construction students contributing to beautifying the College environment with students undertaking school-based projects
- Business Services and Hospitality students will be involved in various service activities for the school and wider community
- Sports Coaching students will be involved in coaching students in Primary Schools.
- Participation in the WorldSkills Competition
- Opportunities to be recognised through external awards for work placement and State training awards
- Gaining access to employment opportunities as a result of work placement.
Contact for all VET Courses
Leader of Learning VET: Ms Rosemary Wilkinson