Maximising the learning opportunities, career pathways and educational outcomes for students
Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to acquire skills and knowledge for work through a nationally recognised, industry-developed training package or accredited course. VET is delivered, assessed, and certified by registered training organisations (RTOs).
Undertaking VET may benefit students’ exploration of a variety of career pathways; it is not just reserved for a pathway within the trades (e.g. plumbing, automotive, and construction). Students can complete VET qualifications in a diverse range of industries, including business administration, veterinary nursing, aged care, or sport and recreation.
VET is an excellent choice of study for many students. It always includes practical, hands-on learning, and it can lead to jobs in many fields. Studying VET as part of the SACE gives students a head start on a qualification, which is a great way to fast-track progress towards a rewarding career, while also developing independence and time-management skills.
OVC is part of the Western Adelaide Senior Secondary Network (WASSN) group of schools that provide access to a range of vocational courses across the Western area.