VET (Vocational Education and Training) is offered at Frederick Irwin with the aim of preparing students for successful TAFE entry or careers related to Apprenticeship and Traineeship qualifications.

Students who successfully complete all of the VET course requirements will gain a nationally recognised certificate qualification while at school. These VET qualifications together with student’s Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority (SCSA) subject grades aims to support students who seek TAFE entrance and/or employment in various Industries.

At Frederick Irwin we engage external RTOs to deliver VET programmes through auspicing arrangements, where students take VET courses in schools using school facilities and teachers. Auspicing lets the School use existing resources, control timetables and the learning environment. It reduces duty of care challenges of training students off site, and builds on existing relationships with students.

A list of Certificate courses offered and the relevant RTO are listed below.

All Certificate courses run for two years, except the Certificate II in Sport and Recreation, which is a one year course.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) on Offer RTO Provider
CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries
COSAMP (College of Sound and Music Production) (41549)
MEM20422 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (2024 onwards), MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (2023)
AIET (Australian Institute of Education and Training) (121314)
CUA30920 Certificate III in Music
COSAMP (College of Sound and Music Production) (41549)
SIS20122 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation – prerequisite of Cert III Sport and Recreation
IVET Institute
SIS30122 Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation
IVET Institute

Requirements and recognition arrangements of VET for the WACE

Successful completion of a nationally recognised VET qualification contributes towards the achievement of a WACE as unit equivalence through VET credit transfer.

VET credit is split across Year 11 and Year 12 for successfully completed Certificate II qualifications or higher.

  • Certificate II qualifications: A total of four unit equivalents (two Year 11 and two Year 12 units) is awarded for successfully completed Certificate II qualifications.
  • Certificate III or higher qualifications: A total of six unit equivalents (two Year 11 and four Year 12 units) is awarded for successfully completed Certificate III or higher qualifications.
  • VET credit transfer and the C grade requirement: VET credit transfer is not graded. However, each unit equivalent contributes to the WACE requirement for students to achieve 14 C grades or better with a minimum of six C grades in Year 12. Each unit equivalent achieved will directly reduce the number of C grades required to meet the C grade requirement; up to a maximum of eight unit equivalents (four Year 11 and four Year 12 unit equivalents).

Changes from 2023 onwards

We are excited to announce that from 2023 onwards, our non-ATAR Year 11 students will be able to have access to both on-site and off-site TAFE Certificate Courses.

Please note that the off-site options are for FRIDAY only for our students. Please ensure you read over all of the below information, selecting the appropriate links, as they are crucial for Year 11 Course selection. The attached PDF also lists all the Certificates available to our students (please refer only to those who offer Friday classes).

All VET students need to apply for a USI (Unique Student Identifier)
North Metro TAFE Course Guide
South Metro TAFE Course Guide
Fremantle Education Centre

Cert 3 Community Services
Cert 3 ECEC Flyer
Cert 4 Community Services
Cert 3 in Business
Cert 4 in Business
Cert 3 Ed Support
Cert 4 Ed Support
VETiS Initial Enrolment Application Form

Construction Training Fund (CTF) – Must apply for 2-year program
MPA Skills (Training and Apprenticeship Training): 1 year Plumbing – Jandakot, or 1 year Painting – Morley: School Based Fact Sheet and Enrolment link
Fee for Service

Applied Vocational Training - Animal Studies online
Health Science Hub: Application and Course Guide

Our on-site Certificates will still be offered on-site across the week’s timetable as usual:

Certificate II In Creative Industries (Live Production)
Certificate II Engineering Pathways
Certificate III In Music Industry
Certificate II In Sport And Recreation
Certificate III Sport And Recreation – Prerequisite Of Cert II Sport And Recreation More information on these on-site Certificates can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding these processes, or Courses, please contact or call (08) 9537 0000.