Careers and Vocational Pathways
Vocational Education and Training Courses – VET courses are Board Developed Courses that allow you to gain both HSC qualifications and Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET accreditation. AQF qualifications are recognised by industry but require students to spend a minimum number of hours in the workplace. Courses can be studied at school or are delivered by external providers including TAFE. For more information: VET Student Handbook 2018
The following VET courses are offered at Marcellin College Randwick:
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills. This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons and schools.
Certificate II in Construction Pathways
This course would suit students who are interested in a career in the building and construction industry, building certification or project management in that industry.
For students in Years 11 and 12, externally-delivered VET (EVET) courses may be available to those who wish to complete a VET qualification that is not delivered at their own school. EVET courses are available at Randwick TAFE and Ultimo TAFE.
Example of subjects to choose from: Animal Studies, Applied Fashion Design and Technology, Aviation – Aircraft Operations – Theory, Baking Retail, Children’s Services – Early Childhood Education and Care, Fitness, Plumbing, Electro Technology
Students doing a school-based apprenticeship usually combine the final 2 years of school with paid part-time work. This enables you to finish the first year of their trade whilst completing the HSC. They then go into the second year full time – usually with the same employer – once they leave school.
The following documents are useful for students undertaking work experience.
POST SCHOOL EDUCATION
Students wishing to continue their education at a higher education institution will use their ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) to help them determine their chosen course of study. The University Admissions Centre has all the relevant information to assist them in the choice of course.