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Vocational Programs

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Offering several national qualifications and accredited courses for students throughout Years 10-12, Shenton College Vocational Education and Training (VET) helps students transition directly to employment, or access pathways to vocational and higher education.

Through Shenton VET, students can gain national qualifications and valuable workplace skills and experience all while still at school. VET qualifications completed in combination with particular school courses can also count towards WACE achievement.

Internal VET Courses

Through third party agreements with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), Shenton teachers, who are qualified trainers and assessors, deliver a comprehensive range of VET courses:

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External Training Opportunities

Shenton VET students can also apply for courses delivered externally by RTOs. Through taking part in training and work placements for 1-2 days each week, students can access a range of courses and qualifications in industries where skill shortages have been identified. Opportunities to complete pre-apprenticeship qualifications to introduce students to a range of trade pathways are also available.

Expressions of interest for these opportunities are accepted in July after an interview with the VET Manager or Vocational Pathways Coordinator (Voc Coord). Successful students are notified in November with courses commencing the following year.

These courses are highly competitive, so late applications won’t be accepted. For an application form or to find out more, please contact

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School Based Apprenticeships (SBAs) and School Based Traineeships (SBTs) allow students to commence a traineeship or apprenticeship at the same time as completing secondary schooling. After signing a formal training contract students undertake a course in partnership with an RTO and an employer. Students are remunerated for their workforce participation, and continue the apprenticeship once they have finished school.

Workplace Learning

Workplace Learning is an Authority-developed endorsed program managed by the College that enables students to develop a set of transferable vocational skills through working in one or more workplaces. Through Workplace Learning, students record their hours and tasks in a logbook and skills journal, and provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of skills learned.

A minimum of 55 hours in the workplace is required to complete this program, and a total of four units can be achieved throughout Years 10, 11 and 12.

Career Access Program

Unique to Shenton College, the Career Access Program (CAP) provides students with access to appropriate school, training and work placements. Students work towards their WACE by attending the College three days each week, and industry or work placements for two days.

Students complete school courses in:

  • English (General)
  • Mathematics (General)
  • Physical Education (General)
  • Workplace Learning (Endorsed)
  • Certificate II or higher qualifications completed externally at offsite locations
  • Certificate II or higher qualifications delivered at Shenton College