Vocational education and training is learning that relates directly to work. Courses are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

Students can undertake vocational education and training at school:

  • as part of their school studies
  • as a school-based apprentice or trainee.

Courses offered at St Clare’s

Construction, Hospitality and Sport Coaching

Other courses can be studied through the TAFE TVET program.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships allow students in Years 11 and 12 to work as paid employees while studying for their HSC. The benefits of undertaking a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship include:

  • receiving an education and a job
  • being a step ahead of the competition for jobs
  • learning the latest knowledge and skills
  • getting paid while learning
  • working towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification
  • gaining hands-on experience in a real job
  • gaining the skills and experience to prepare for tertiary study
  • experiencing a great way to move from school to work.