Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs at Eaton Community College give students the opportunity to study nationally recognised qualifications whilst still completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
There are many benefits to completing a VET qualification. Students have access to industry standard training facilities which help to develop their employability skills including gaining industry specific skills. Completed VET qualifications also benefit students WACE attainment. With recent changes to WACE, students must now complete a Certificate II (or higher) VET qualification or at least four Year 12 ATAR courses.
Vocational courses are delivered at Eaton Community College by teachers who hold nationally recognised qualifications. Students also have access to courses at the three Bunbury Trade Training Centre sites, State Training providers (South Regional TAFE) or by gaining a School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship.
To assist in the delivery of our qualifications, many students participate in work placements. The Workplace Learning program is an endorsed program that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their skills further. Depending on the program that students are completing, they may attend a work placement one day per week for a given period or in a block (one to two weeks). During this time, students will complete a skills journal and will receive feedback from their employer.
If you would like further information about VET programs on offer at Eaton Community College, please contact Mrs Peta King (VET Manager) or have a look at the links below.