Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are one of the fastest growing areas of education in secondary school.
VET in Schools programs provide the opportunity for students to gain a nationally recognised qualification along with workplace experience and skills, while at school.
We offer several national qualifications for students throughout Years 11-12. Merredin College 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 particular school courses also count towards a student’s Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
Internal VET Courses
Through a third party agreement with the Registered Training Organisation (RTO), VETiS Consulting Services P/L, teachers who are qualified trainers and assessors, deliver a comprehensive range of VET courses:
AUR20716 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
ICT20115 – Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT30115 – Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
SIS20513 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching
A third party agreement with RTO Central Regional TAFE provides Merredin College Year 11 & 12 students with the opportunity to enrol in the following VET courses:
MEM20413 – Certificate II Engineering Pathways
52824WA – Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway – Trades)
Theses courses are delivered by CRTAFE lecturers at the Merredin College Rutherford Trade Training Centre (RTTC)
BSB20115 – Certificate II in Business
This course is delivered by the CRTAFE Merredin campus – offsite
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 remunerated for their workforce participation, 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. 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.