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 run on the school campus include:
Certificate II in Construction Pathways
Certificate II in Dance
Certificate II in Hospitality (Front of House)
Certificate II in Sport & Recreation
Certificate II in Work Skills

Certificate courses run through NNEI include:
Certificate II in Applied Digital Telecommunications
Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

There are a range of profile courses which are run in partnership with TAFE. Examples of courses enrolled by our students include:
Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Certificate II in Community Services
Certificate II in Data and Voice Communications
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
Certificate II in Events
Certificate II in Hairdressing
Certificate II in Population Health
Certificate II in Tourism

*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.