VET at Frederick Irwin

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.

Certificate II in Creative Industries (Live Production) – AIET (Australian Institute of Education and Training)
Certificate II Engineering Pathways – AIET (Australian Institute of Education and Training)
Certificate III in Screen and Media – Collarts (Australian College of Arts)
Certificate III in Music Industry – Collarts (Australian College of Arts)
Certificate II in Sport and Recreation – IVET Institute
Certificate III Sport and Recreation – prerequisite of Cert II Sport and Rec, IVET

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).

Workplace Learning

The SCSA endorsed programme of Workplace Learning (ADWPL) is offered to General Pathway students. Student are required to complete an application and interview process to determine their work readiness before being accepted into the programme

ADWPL provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate, and develop increasing competence in, the core skills for work, often referred to as generic, transferable or employability skills.

Work placements are completed during examination weeks, holidays, and at the completion of the Year 11 academic year, if required.

All students studying a VET course are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Details on how to get a USI are on the School web page here.