In partnership with South Metropolitan TAFE and Skills Strategies we can offer students the following TAFE VET subjects:
Certificate I Retail – Shop
This qualification assists students to interact with people in the workplace and develop knowledge about different products in retail. Students run a lunchtime sausage sizzle and the money made are put back into school activities. Students who do their work experience in retail outlets are able to put into practice all the skills learnt during the course.
Certificate I Retail – Visage Beauty Therapy
This qualification provides experience and knowledge in the retails and salon industry, performing routine salon or store functions. Students learn how to interact with people in the workplace and develop knowledge about different products in retail. Students learn how to operate and manage Salon Days; gaining experience in manicures, pedicures, hair styling, facials and interacting with clients. Some examples of events held at school are Mother’s Day High Tea, items made for Father’s Day, and any money made is put back into school activities. Students enjoy performing various services on each other, therefore understanding what good personal presentation and hygiene involves.
Construction – Skill Set
This qualification has an emphasis on the practical aspects of Construction Students learn bricklaying, plastering, brick paving and general constructions skills that will be required for participating in the Construction Industry. Skills learnt such as the ability to mix mud, lay bricks using hand tools, render a wall and clean up after making a mess are all transferable to a vast number of future employment possibilities.
As part of their program, majority of students are required to do 1 day per week of Workplace Learning (WPL) during Terms 2 and 3. Their Workright Logbook is a necessary component of their course and will be checked weekly by the WPL Team and the students’ teachers. We shall be checking the logging of hours as well as the information about their tasks completed during the day. Doing work experience is an opportunity for the year 11 and 12 students to put into practice the skills learnt during their VET courses and the 9 Employability Skills. The information obtained through their logbook also assists in the preparation of a resume.
Our school is very privileged to have the support of many local Mandurah and surrounding areas businesses who kindly give your student a chance to gain experience – all of which will put them in good stead for post school transition/employment.