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 the following Nationally Accredited Courses delivered within the school timetable:

  • Cert II Hospitality,
  • Cert II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways,
  • Cert II Sport Coaching,
  • Cert II Outdoor Recreation
  • Cert II Applied Digital Technologies
  • Cert II Visual Arts (commencing 2024)
  • Cert III School-based Education Support (commencing 2024)
  • Cert IV Preparation for Health Studies and Nursing and Cert III Health Services Assistance (commencing 2024). 

ECC also partners with other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to deliver a range of Certificate II, III and IV courses. Through its VETdSS arrangements with South Regional TAFE, ECC students have access to a variety of Certificate II and III courses that are incorporated into their WACE studies.  These include pre-apprenticeship courses across industry areas such as Automotive Servicing, Building and Construction and Electrotechnology.  Other courses include Community Services, Horticulture, Retail Cosmetics and Business.

Bunbury Regional Trade Training Centre (BRTTC) currently offers a broad range of different qualifications across diverse industries including Electrotechnology, Education Support, Childcare and Plumbing. Some of these qualifications are delivered at the BRTTC training facility 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.

The school has recently introduced a Work Ready Program for a selected group of Year 10 students so that they can explore and reach their employment goals faster. Career education is becoming more and more important as the employment landscape continues to change rapidly.

VET staff work closely with the school’s newly appointed Career Practitioner, Mrs Emily Fraser. Year 9 students at ECC have a dedicated Career Education class so that they are well prepared for making decisions about subjects and pathways in Year 10.