Our College is part of the Catholic Education Office, Wollongong – Registered Training Organisation 90487.
Students at St Benedict’s Catholic College have a great opportunity to take advantage of a curriculum that offers subjects customised towards post-school pathways.
Undertaking mainstream subjects combined with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program makes these options possible. The students 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.
VET in schools offer students practical learning, introduces them to the world of work and provides employability skills. Students 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/private Providers and/or university or directly into the workforce. It expands post-school opportunities.
VET courses allow students 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 students to move between the education and training sectors and employment. Students receive special documentation showing the competencies gained.
Courses in the VET Curriculum Frameworks include:
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
This qualification is nationally recognised entry-level qualification for employment in the Business Services industry. This course would suit students who are interested in a career in the office or business environment and in other personal contact & service occupations such as legal or medical secretary, business management, marketing, advertising and finance. The knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired by students in this course will also be of value in future study and daily life.
CPC20211 Certificate II in Construction Pathways
The course qualification is nationally recognised entry-level qualification for employment in the Construction industry. 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. The knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired by students in this course will also be of value in future study and daily life
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality (Food & Beverage)
The course would suit students who are interested in a career in the tourism and hospitality industry, working in ‘front of house’ positions. Roles such as barista, waitstaff, sandwich hand etc. Typically undertaken in hotels, motels, restaurants, clubs, catering organisations, resorts, travel and tourism organisations
SIT20416 Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)
This course provides a pathway to a variety of work in the hospitality industry, students will gain a wide range of skills and knowledge that are highly transferable within the hospitality industry. Roles such as, commis chef, kitchen hand, kitchen porter, cafe and restaurant staff. Typically employed by organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias, coffee shops and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, and schools.
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships
VET students can combine HSC Study with a part time traineeship or apprenticeship. Traineeships and apprenticeships combine paid work, training and school. They provide students with three qualifications:
- A nationally recognised vocational qualification
- A Certificate of Proficiency on satisfactory completion of the traineeship
- Credit towards the Higher School Certificate.
Further information about all vocational training opportunities are available by contacting the VET Coordinator at the College.