Vocational Education at Merici College is concerned with giving students opportunities to explore the variety of education and training pathways available to them as they make the transition through Years 7-10, College and beyond.
The major areas of focus for the department are:
- Australian School Based Apprenticeships, and
- Work Experience.
Merici College is a Registered Training Organisation (88011). It has qualified assessors to deliver the following courses:
- Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) SIT10307
- Certificate II in Hospitality SIT20207
- Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) SIT20307
- Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30707
- Certificate II in Business BSB20107
- Certificate III in Business BSB30110
- Certificate II in Applied Fashion and Design and Technology LMT21707
- Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICA10111
- Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICA20111
Sport & Recreation
- Certificate II in Sport & Recreation SIS20310
- Certificate II in Library and Cultural Services CUL20111
- Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) CUF20107
- Certificate I in Active Volunteering CHC10212
Students will also be given the opportunity to accelerate their qualifications either through the Canberra Institute of Technology or a private Registered Training Organisation.
What are VET Courses?
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have the following characteristics that distinguish them from other courses studied . They are:
· designed to meet industry training needs
· supported by industry in curriculum design and course delivery
· derived from national training packages
· written and assessed in competency based terms
· designed to provide clearly defined pathways to further education, training and employment
· accredited by the Board of Senior Studies under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) for industry
VET courses are available in a variety of areas such as Business Administration, Hospitality, Information Technology, Fashion and Design, Sport & Recreation, Library Services, Media and Volunteering.
Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA)
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships allow students to work for an employer and undertake training towards a recognised qualification, while completing your secondary school studies.
Why choose an School-based Apprenticeships?
- Get experience in the workplace before you leave school.
- Earn money for the time you spend working.
- Train towards a qualification in your chosen career.
- Work towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification.
- Improve your confidence.
Australian School-based Apprenticeship are a great way to make the move from school to work. They will put you a step ahead of the competition when you apply for jobs and give you the confidence to continue working or go on to further study.
There will be a Parent Information Session relating to Australian School Based Apprenticeships after the Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews.
For further Vocational Course and ASBA information email Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org.