Vocational Education & Training

Vocational Education & Training (VET) is a pathway that students can pursue in Senior School in combination with ATAR, General and Foundation subjects. Students have the opportunity to participate in Certificate II and III courses delivered at Girrawheen Senior High School or via our NNEI partnership, North Metro TAFE or private Registered Training Organisations. VET also offers School-based Traineeships and Pre-apprenticeships across a range of industries.

Certificate courses delivered on the school campus through an auspice arrangement with external RTOs include:
CUA20120 Certificate II in Dance (RTO – Australian Institute of Education and Training 121314)
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality (RTO – Hospitality Group Training 0386)
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport & Recreation (RTO – Australian Institute of Education and Training 121314)

Certificate courses delivered through NNEI include:
ICT20120 Certificate II in Applied Digital Technology (RTO – IVET 40548)
AUR20516 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology (RTO – Morley SHS 50638)
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (RTO – Hospitality Group Training 0386)
CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways (RTO – North Metro TAFE 52786)
MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (new in 2023)  (RTO – North Metro TAFE 52786)

There is a range of profile courses which are delivered externally through North Metro TAFE. Students may enrol in courses within the following industry sectors:


Building and Construction

Business and Finance

Creative Industries

Education and Community Services

Electrical and Electrotechnology

Engineering and Mining

Health, Beauty and Fitness

Horticulture and Conservation

Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Laboratory Operations

Library and Information Services

Networking and Security

Residential Building Drafting


*please note that availability of Profile Certificate courses are subject to those offered by TAFE and training providers. Information and opportunities available will be communicated to students throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to visit the School Careers Centre to discuss desired courses or career pathways.

The Trade Training Centre is a state of the art facility built on site at Girrawheen Senior High School. It simulates a real-life construction environment for practical learning. Within the VET pathway students are able to receive construction certificate qualifications and learn skills in areas such as brick laying, paving, tiling and scaffolding.

Workplace Learning is available as a subject to students who would like to gain practical real-life experience whilst exploring different career options by immersing themselves in an external work environment for one day a week.