Vocational Education & Training (VET)
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Oakbank School has been involved in the delivery of vocational education programs to students at Oakbank Are School and other students in the Adelaide Hills Region. We are a member of the Adelaide Hills Student Pathways (AHSPs) group working together to provide Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities for students from member schools, incorporating the Adelaide Hills Trade Training Centre.
VET consists of vocational education and training that operates through a national training system which is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). The accredited training is from an endorsed Training Package under Australian Qualification Training Framework guidelines. The training provides students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge for work, often within a particular industry or field.
The training may occur at a school, TAFE SA or a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Most AHSPs courses will include a Structured Workplace Learning placement.
• Opportunities to explore career areas of interest which assist students in making decisions about further study and work
• VET qualifications are nationally recognised
• Students will gain credit towards traineeships and apprenticeships
• Student’s VET results will also be included as part of the student’s South Australian Certification of Education (SACE) requirements (see the SACE Board website for further information)
• Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) increases opportunities for employment. The skills and knowledge gained whilst completing the work placement are what employers want.
The SACE Board recognises completed VET and attributes either Stage 1, Stage 2 or a hybrid of SACE units for its successful completion. Students can gain up to 150 of their 200 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 from VET.
Students completing a full Certificate III or higher may be able to use this towards an ATAR for University entrance – see your school VET or SACE Coordinator for further information.
How much will the course cost me?
The cost of courses varies – the Government provides subsidised financial support through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS) scheme for students who are 16 years of age or older for some courses, but not all. The TGSS scheme does not cover the cost of school administration, uniform and associated consumables. There may also be a cost for transport to and from another site. The school supports students and families considerably with the cost of their initial VET fee’s, providing up to 80% of the training costs. Students who withdraw before completion of a VET course may be charged the full cost of the course.
The VET programs offered each year vary according to demand and employment opportunities. Those hosted at Oakbank Area School include Animal Studies, Horse Management and Partial Certificate III in Laboratory Skills.
Location: Cleland Wildlife Park and Gilles Plains TAFE SA
Full Certificate I in Animal Studies (2 weeks full-time)
This short course is delivered by Gilles Plains TAFE SA and offered in the Adelaide Hills through one week at Cleland Wildlife Park and a second week as attendance at TAFE SA Gilles Plains campus. The course provides students with an entry level qualification to the Animal Care Industry. The course content is a mixture of theory and practical application including; preparing for work in the animal industry, basic animal behaviour, basic animal health and nutrition, occupational health and safety in the animal industry and workplace communication.
Practical activities include:
- observing animal behaviour
- animal handling
- cleaning and feeding
The course has two field trips. Employment opportunities include working in veterinary clinics, pet shops, boarding kennels, animal welfare organisations, biomedical research and production facilities, horse stables and wildlife parks.
Pathways: Veterinary Nurse l Animal Attendant l Zookeeper l Animal Shelter Worker l Veterinary Surgeon l Animal Technician
Location: Oakbank Area School Campus and Trade Training Centre
Full Certificate I in Racing (Stable-hand) (1 week full-time)
This short course has been specifically designed to cater for students seeking an introduction to the Horse Industry as a career option which may include general horse husbandry, agistment, racing, breeding and various horse related industries such as feeding, saddlery and veterinary.
Students do not need to be able to ride horses to complete this course. There are visits to local feed and equipment shops, horse properties and a full day excursion to the races to look at all areas of employment in the horse industry. Students will complete competencies from the Racing (Stable-hand) qualifications.
Pathways: Stable Hand l Trainer l Track-rider l Jockey l Steward l Racing Administrator l Breeder
Food and Wine Laboratory Operations
Location: Oakbank Area School Trade Training Centre
Part Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (Specialising in Wine Testing) (1 week full-time)
This short course can start you on your way to becoming a Laboratory Technician by gaining experience in working in both laboratory and field environments.
In this courses you will collect, prepare and process samples using industry standard testing equipment and instruments.
Students will also gain grounding in processing, recording and presenting laboratory data, using samples from the industries.
This course may suit students also undertaking training in food processing, hospitality or agriculture.
Pathways: Laboratory Technician l Wine Technician l Pathology Technician l Laboratory Assistant
Please visit the Adelaide Hills Student Pathways for more VET courses within the group and to download course information sheets and the AHPS booklet.
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
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- Assessments Self