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Vocational Education & Training VET

Wirreanda Secondary School is a member of the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School (SAFTS). There are 11 other secondary schools who are members of the SAFTS including Reynella East College, Christies Beach High School, Aberfoyle Park High, Hallett Cove School and Willunga High School.

Students are also able to apply for VET courses offered in participating Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School (SAFTS) which include Hallett Cove School, Christies Beach High School, Aberfoyle Park High School, Reynella East College, etc. These courses are normally run each Wednesday and students are expected to make their own way to and from the host school.

If a student wishes to apply for a VET course, they must attend the VET information booth and an information evening that will occur later in the year.

Successful completion of VET Competencies will be credited towards their SACE. It should be noted that Structured Workplace Learning (Work Placement) is usually compulsory for a VET subject – with the number of days required being determined by the Certificate being undertaken

VET Courses:

  • are nationally recognised training qualifications that students can complete whilst at school
  • provide students with a head start in their chosen career whilst at school and provide them with an advantage in gaining employment over students with no qualifications
  • better prepare young people to take on apprenticeships and skilled jobs in areas that have been identified as having skills shortages
  • allow students to complete their SACE as each course has SACE credits attached to them. Depending of the Certificate level, students will either gain SACE credits at Stage 1 or Stage 2 level.

Students from Yr 10-13 can undertake a VET course and the majority of courses offered through the Trade School and Wirreanda run on Wednesdays.  Delivery of the courses are either conducted by trained specialist teachers or by professional trainers from outside organisations eg ATEC, HS Hospitality.

At Wirreanda Secondary School we offer a range of courses. For further information please contact Anne McKinlay, Vocational Learning Coordinator, phone 8329 7200.

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