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St Benedict’s Catholic College

VET


   

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Catholic Education Office, Wollongong - RTO 90487

Clients at St Benedict’s Catholic College have a great opportunity to take advantage of an educational curriculum, which offers subjects customised towards post-school pathways. These subjects/pathways include:

  • Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
  • Construction Pathways
  • Business Services
  • EVET
  • School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Undertaking mainstream subjects combined with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program makes these options possible. The clients are fortunate to have an educational pathway that enhances their self-esteem and self-confidence. Their learning is not merely within the confines of the delivery site but extends into the workforce where they will be faced with real-life situations.

Vocational Education and Training in schools offer clients practical learning, introduces them to the world of work and provides employability skills. Clients undertaking a VET course at our state of the art delivery site are able to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications that can lead to further study at TAFE and/or university or directly into the workforce. It expands post-school opportunities.

VET courses allow clients to gain both Higher School Certificate qualifications and accreditation with industry and the workplace as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The national framework is recognised across Australia and helps clients to move between the education and training sectors and employment. Clients receive special documentation showing the competencies gained.

Courses in the VET Curriculum Frameworks can be studied as Preliminary and/or HSC courses. The 240-hour courses offered by our delivery site can be included in the calculation of the ATAR, only if the client undertakes the written HSC examination for that course. These courses have been made Category B for ATAR calculation purposes. Please note only two units of Category B courses can be used in the ATAR.

Competency Based Assessment

All VET courses are competency based. This means that candidates work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described in each Unit of Competency. To be assessed as competent a candidate must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out the various tasks and combinations of tasks listed to the standard required in the appropriate industry. There is no mark awarded in competency-based assessment. Candidates are assessed as either competent or not yet competent. Candidates will be progressively assessed as competent or not yet competent in individual Units of Competency. When a candidate achieves a Unit of Competency, the assessor signs it off. The competency-based assessment determines the vocational qualification that a candidate will receive.

HSC VET Work Placement

Work placement programs are intended for students enrolled in a Higher School Certificate (HSC) industry recognised course. Work placement ensures that these students spend a period of time as voluntary workers in a relevant workplace. Employers supervise the students as they practice and extend the specific industry skills they have learned in their course work.

During their work placement, students work towards gaining industry competencies. Their VET trainers in consultation with the host employer assess them and in some cases so does a qualified workplace assessor. Students achieving competency receive an industry specific VET qualification that is recognised throughout Australia.

70 hours of work placement over two years is a compulsory HSC requirement for the VET courses offered at St Benedict’s.

Employability SkillsThere are eight Employability Skills addressed in all VET courses: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, learning and technology. A summary of the employability skills developed through this qualification can be downloaded from http://employabilityskills.training.com.au .

       

HOSPITALITY

SIT20416 Certificate II Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)

Hospitality provides pathways for clients who are interested in a career in the Hospitality Industry. Clients undertake a common core of national units, which address the

requirements of working in the Hospitality Industry.

Clients will be able to develop generic hospitality skills in customer service, communication, environmentally sustainable work practices, hygiene and safety as well as skills in commercial cookery. Occupations in the hospitality industry include sandwich hand, trainee chef, catering assistant, waiter, short order cook, kitchen hand, cook and restaurant manager/owner.

Units of Competency

Compulsory Core Training Package Units:

BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others

SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment

SITHCCC005 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery

SITHCCC011 - Use cookery skills effectively

SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment

SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety

SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items

SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices

Mandatory NESA Units:

SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry

Electives:

SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes

SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads

SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes

SITXFSA002 Participate in safe food handling practices

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CONSTRUCTION

CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways

This course provides clients with the opportunity to obtain national vocational qualifications for employment in the construction industry. Clients will be able to gain skills in planning and organising work, measuring and calculating, reading and interpreting plans, safe and environmentally sustainable work practices and the use of construction tools and equipment. Skills gained in this industry transfer to other industries. Occupations in the construction industry include construction or trades assistant, builder’s labourer, tiler, bricklayer, concreter, carpenter, electrician or plumber.

Units of Competency

Compulsory Core Training Package Units:

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work

CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication

CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations

CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications

Mandatory NESA Units:

CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment

Electives units required for qualification:

CPCCCA2003A Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground

CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple form

CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures

CPCCCA2011A Handle carpentry materials

CPCCBL2001A Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials

CPCCBL2002A Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment

BUSINESS SERVICES

BSB20112 Certificate II in Business

Learners in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above. To be assessed as competent a learner must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out tasks to industry standard. Learners will be progressively assessed as ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ in individual units of competency. When a learner achieves a unit of competency it is signed off by the assessor.

Units of Competency

Compulsory Core Training Package units:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Mandatory NESA units:

BSBCUS201 - Deliver a service to customers

BSBINN201 - Contribute to workplace innovation

TLIP2029 - Prepare and Process financial documentation

BSBIND201 - Work effectively in a business environment

BSBINM201 - Process and maintain workplace information

BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Additional units required to attain a HSC credential in this course:

BSBITU211 - Produce digital text documents

BSBCMM201 - Communicate in the workplace

BSBINM202 - Handle mail

BSBADM311 - Maintain Business resources

BSBITU307 - Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

BSBWOR202 - Organise and complete daily work activities

BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others

BSBITU212 - Create and use spreadsheets

INFORMATION AND DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

Blended Online Delivery - This course is available in all CEODoW schools to students wishing to study IDMT online. The course materials and trainer instructions will be accessed via a secure google site. The trainer will also deliver face-to-face training sessions and video conferencing throughout the duration of the course. Students will be supported by an off-site trainer to undertake independent study and complete all required learning activities and assessment tasks.

Learners who are assessed as competent in the units listed will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment towards ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. The RTO is responsible for all aspects of creating and maintaining assessments and documentation to meet the requirements of the relevant governing bodies.

ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology (Web and Software Stream)

Compulsory core Training Package Units:

BSBWHS304 - Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices ICTICT202 - Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment

ICTICT301 - Create user documentation

ICTICT302 - Install and optimise operating system software

ICTSAS301 - Run standard diagnostic tests

Stream - Web and Software Applications:

ICTICT203 - Operate application software packages

ICTICT308 - Use advanced features of computer applications

ICTWEB302 - Build simple websites using commercial programs

Additional units required to attain a HSC credential in this course:

ICTWEB201 - Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

ICTWEB303 - Produce digital images for the web

ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology (Digital Animation Stream)

Compulsory core Training Package Units:

BSBWHS304 - Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes

BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices ICTICT202 - Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment

ICTICT301 - Create user documentation

ICTICT302 - Install and optimise operating system software

ICTSAS301 - Run standard diagnostic tests

Stream – Digital Animation Stream:

CUAANM301 - Create 2D digital animation

CUAANM302 - Create 3D digital animation

EVET

These courses cannot contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculation but all contribute to the HSC. EVET courses come at a significant cost to the student and the College. Schools will apply a co-contribution model where the CEO will contribute 50%, the school will contribute 25% and the parent will contribute 25% of the individual course cost for each student. The parent contribution should be collected by week 3, first term (mid February) of the year of commencement. The CEO will invoice schools the total of the parent and school contribution for each student in February of each year.

Students will need to apply to undertake a EVET course and the College reserves the right not to support this application if it is deemed to be not suitable for the students needs or if concerns are held about the student’s application to their schoolwork here at St Benedict’s.

SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINEESHIPS

You can combine HSC Study with a part time traineeship or apprenticeship. Traineeships and apprenticeships combine paid work, training and school. They provide clients with three qualifications:

  • A nationally recognised vocational qualification
  • A Certificate of Proficiency on satisfactory completion of the traineeship
  • Credit towards the HSC.

The CEO will contribute 50% and the school will contribute 50% of the cost of the course as per Diocesan funding model. It is important to note SBATs have a cap of $500 per year with $1000 in total.

Further information about all vocational training opportunities are available by contacting Mr Andruschko at the College.

Last updated on February 28th, 2019