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Vocational Education and Training (VET)


Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are one of the fastest growing areas of education in secondary school.

VET in Schools [VETiS] programs provide the opportunity for students to gain a nationally recognised qualification along with workplace experience and skills, while at school.

Merredin College offers several national qualifications for students throughout Years 10, 11 and 12. These Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses help students transition directly to employment or access pathways to vocational and higher education.

VET qualifications completed in combination with school WACE courses also count towards a student’s Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

VET Courses Delivered Onsite

Merredin College has signed 2021 ‘Auspicing Contracts’ with the following Registered Training Organisations [RTO] so that they can deliver the qualifications noted:

Australian Institute of Education & Training (AIET), RTO Code:121314

ICT20115 – Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT30120 – Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

‘Fee for Service’ Agreements with the follwoing RTO’s provide the opportunity for Merredin College students to enrol in the qualifications noted;

Australian Performing Arts Network (APAN), RTO Code:52601

CUA20113 – Certificate II in Dance

School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE), RTO Code:52601

FSK10219 – Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
[‘Transition to Work Pathway’ studies only]

A ‘Memorandum of Agreement’ with Central Regional TAFE – RTO Code: 52789 – provides Merredin College Year 11 & 12 students with the opportunity to enrol in the following VET programs:


At the Rutherford Trade Training Centre:

MEM20413 – Certificate II Engineering Pathways
52824WA – Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades)

Online at Merredin College

52831WA – Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies

At Central Regional TAFE – Merredin Campus

AHC21016 – Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
[‘Transition to Work Pathway’ students only]
BSB20115 – Certificate II in Business

External Training Opportunities

External Training Opportunities

School-based Apprenticeships (SBAs) and School-based Traineeships (SBTs), when available, 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 paid for their work and continue the apprenticeship once they have finished school.

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. Students record their hours and tasks in a logbook and provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of skills in a Skills Journal.

A minimum of 55 hours in the workplace is required to complete one (1) unit of this program. Students may use up to a maximum of four (4) units of Workplace Learning, accrued over Year 10 – 12, towards their WACE.


Merredin College has built up an excellent partnership with Collgar Wind Farm through the Collgar Community Fund and, as a result of their generosity, we are able to offer two $500 scholarships each year to students participating in VET programs.

School Curriculum and Standards Authority

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Year 11 & Year 12

Vocation Education and Training

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