Vocational Education and Training (VET) refers to national qualifications that are endorsed by industry. These courses provide students with:
- a head start to their chosen career pathway while still at school
- a more relevant and interesting senior school curriculum
- the opportunity to complete their SACE as well as gain on the job training.
Grant High School offers VET courses in:
- Building Trades – The school has a Doorways to Construction (D2C) facility where students are instructed in Nationally Recognised Competency Units from the Certificate I and II Construction Pathways program. Students undertake 10 days per term building transportable houses and a further 20 days doing structured workplace learning in the industry.
- Agriculture – The school has an 8ha farm where students are instructed in Nationally Recognised Competency Units when raising and caring for the Low Line cattle stud and the Poll Dorset sheep stud. Students work on the Ag farm and undertake further training in the industry through structured workplace learning.
- Hospitality – The school offers the Certificate I in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) to reflect the role of an entry level kitchen hand within a commercial kitchen. Students are given opportunities to cater for functions at the school or in the community to enhance their skills.
- Engineering (Metal Work) -The school offers units from the Certificate I in Engineering course which focuses on the production/manufacturing areas of engineering.
Students can also access VET courses through TAFE or other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and other schools. Regional VET courses include:
- Aged Care
- Child Care
- Clothing and Fashion
- Forest and Forest Products
- Hair and Beauty
- And others
Grant High School also supports students through School Based Apprenticeships.
If you would like further information, please refer to the Regional VET Program handbook or contact the VET/Careers Coordinator on (08) 8726 3100.