Vocational Education & Training (VET)
Blackfriars offers a diverse range of learning pathways to assist students in achieving their SACE and get a head start on their career goals. Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses act as a transition between school curriculum and the hands-on world of work, as they integrate transferable work-based skills with traditional classroom learning.
All VET courses are delivered, assessed and credited by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and provide students with qualifications that may be counted towards their SACE and/or towards future tertiary study.
Why study VET?
- Tailor your SACE to your learning needs – whether you need extra support or extension opportunities
- Pursue interests that sit outside of the Australian Curriculum
- Learn transferable skills like problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and innovation
- Certain courses may be able to be counted towards your ATAR
- Learn in a more hands-on style
- Build your resume and get a head-start on your career
- Try a variety of different pathways to make better-informed choices about senior subjects and post-school pathways
Who can do VET?
VET courses generally begin being offered to students in Year 10, though we also support students to undertake other kinds of short courses before this point. In many cases, the introductory options offered in Year 10 lead directly to a VET pathway in Year 11 and 12 (for example, Pre-Construction can lead into Certificate II in Construction Pathways).
What can I study?
Courses are offered to students on a regular basis, as and when they are run by RTOs. Fields of study may include:
- Aviation Studies
- Screen & Media
- Early Childhood Education and Care
- Construction Pathways
- Retail Services
- Defence Force Pathways
- Individual Support (Ageing)
- Sports Coaching
- Health Service Assistance
How do I show my interest in VET courses?
If you are interested in a VET course, or other alternative pathways to achieving your SACE, you can register your interest by speaking to Blackfriars Learning Engagement and Pathways Coordinator, Mr Carl Todman. You may also be referred to Mr Todman if you are already receiving learning support through our Learning Enrichment team, or if you are part of our specialised soccer or football academies.