Coomandook Area School supports students to access VET courses both on-site and through the Murraylands Student Pathways program. To aid all students being able to access VET courses Coomandook subsidises courses that are fee for service and not covered under TGSS funding programs. Coomandook will cover 50% of the fee up to $1000 for student’s first VET course. Students are permitted to undertake one VET course a year unless extenuating circumstances or they are enrolled in an on-site VET program and a M-SP program.
What is VET?
Vocational Education and Training (VET) gives students skills and knowledge for work. VET operates through a national training system, and is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). The accredited training is from an endorsed Training Package under Australian Qualification Training Framework guidelines. The training may occur at a school, TAFE SA or a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Most Murraylands – Student Pathways (M-SP) courses will include Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.
VET and SACE
Students are able to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies, up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET (see the SACE Board website www.sace.sa.edu.au for further information) Students completing a full Certificate III or higher may be able to use this towards an ATAR for University entrance - see school VET or SACE Coordinator for further information. Time out of school to complete courses or on a Structured Work Placement means students will need to work closely with their subject teachers to ensure their other studies are not disadvantaged.
2020 On-Site VET Courses
Certificate II in Rural Operations
Certificate I in Music Performance
Shearing School (offered on a local farm in Kiki by TAFE)
Murraylands Pathways Courses
(All courses are subject to enrolment numbers and availability)
Media – Certificate III in Media
Music – Certificate II in Music, Certificate III in Music Business
Hair & Beauty – Styles for Success (Taster Course), Certificate II in Hairdressing, Certificate III in Beauty Services
Trade Skills – Electro Technology, Doorways to Construction, Doorways to Construction Plus, Civil Construction, Civil Construction Plus, Automotive Pathways, Welding Fabrication (Taster Course)
Food & Hospitality – Hospitality Kitchen Operations, Hospitality Restaurant Operations,
Animal Studies – Animal Studies,
Community Services – Aged Care Pathway to Nursing, Early Childhood Education and Care