Vocational Education and Training (VET)
The Vocational Education and Training (VET) options at Eaton Community College provide:
- Training that is relevant to the workplace and reflects industry needs,
- Opportunities for students to engage in workplace learning whilst undertaking full-time study in school,
- practical, work-related skills to enhance students’ future employment opportunities,
- the chance to gain a Nationally Accredited Certificate qualification while still at school,
- an alternative pathway to further study or university,
- students with a head start when preparing for life beyond school,
- the opportunity to gain WACE credits for endorsed programs such as CrossFit, Workplace Learning, ASDAN and Elite Performance (Sports).
- skills to transition to School Based Traineeships or Apprenticeships.
Options within the VET program at Eaton Community College include Nationally Accredited Certificate II Courses offered within the school in the areas of:
- Vocational Pathways,
- Sport Coaching,
- and planned for 2023 – Cert II Outdoor Recreation, and a Digital Technologies based qualification.
ECC also partners with other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to deliver a range of Certificate II, III and IV courses.
Through its VETdds arrangements with South Regional Tafe, ECC students have access to many Certificate II and III courses that are incorporated into their WACE studies.
Bunbury Regional Trade Training Centre (BRTTC) currently offers 18 different qualifications to our students. Some of these qualifications are delivered at the BRTTC training site located at the school.
ECC students can access programs and courses through SIDE (School of Isolated and Distance Education) RTO delivered at the school.
Students are given career counselling and guidance so that parents/caregivers and families can make considered decisions regarding VET pathways when choosing subjects in Year 10.
Career education is becoming more and more important as the employment landscape continues to change rapidly. The VET staff work closely with the school’s newly appointed Career Practitioner. Year 9s at ECC now have a dedicated career education class so that they are well prepared for making decisions about subjects and pathways in Year 10.