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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 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

As a consequnce of the deregulation of the RTO VETiS Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Merredin College has signed new ‘auspicing’ agreements with the following RTOs so that they can continue to deliver the qualifications noted:

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

AUR20716 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation
ICT20115 – Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT30118 – Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

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

CUA20113 – Certificate II in Dance

South Metropolitan TAFE (SMTAFE), RTO Code:52787

SIS20513 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching

South Metropolitan TAFE (SMTAFE), RTO Code:52787

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, RTO Code: 52789.

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
52831WA – Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies
This course is delivered by the CRTAFE Northam Campus – online

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 11 and 12.


Merredin College has built up excellent partnerships with Collgar Wind Farm through Collgar Community Fund and due to their generosity, we are able to offer several $1000 scholarships to students participating in the VET program.

School Curriculum and Standards Authority

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Year 11 & Year 12

Vocation Education and Training

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