Careers and Vocational Education & Training (VET)



VET and Careers Coordinator
– Ms Maureen Johnson


Sir Francis Bacon (1561 ‐ 1626) is credited with the phrase "knowledge is power". This statement is especially true when it comes to knowledge about what opportunities exist in regard to careers and vocational education and training. It is vital that students are aware of the incredible array of opportunities that exist after graduating from school. In addition, it is crucial that students know the required skills and grades to pursue their chosen career. Sir Francis Bacon also said that "a wise man will make more opportunities than he finds". Thus, a wise student will work hard to achieve their best in order to make more opportunities available to them.


The Careers and VET office is located at the entrance to the Gym from the Courtyard. Students are encouraged to make individual appointments with Ms Johnson to discuss their own career goals which may include changing their timetabled subjects and/or seeking general or specific career assistance. While parents are welcome to arrange face‐to‐face appointments, you may also telephone or email me to discuss your child's academic progress and career aspirations. Personal contact, combined with our commitment to compulsory annual student and parent course counselling, enables us to ensure that we can achieve the best outcomes for our students.


Career development at a national level has become a priority. The Australian Blueprint for Career Development has provided a mapping tool to ensure all Australians, young and old, look at lifelong learning, manage change and career planning.

Industry was asked to define what skills they, as employers, identified. Here are some of the employability skills they focused on:

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and Enterprise
  • Planning and Organising
  • Self Management
  • Learning Skills
  • Technology


As the Career Coordinator, my aim is to provide opportunities for our students to develop and practice these employability skills, starting with Careers being integrated across the curriculum with particular emphasis in the Health Education classes. In Senior School the focus is on identifying and guiding them to develop their own post school exit plan in Year 12. In Year 12, students are offered assistance in selecting and applying for the most suitable post school options.


The role of the VET & Careers Coordinator includes coordinating Career Education and overseeing the implementation of all VET certificates, as well as facilitating our highly successful Workplace Learning classes in Years 11 and 12.


The College is continually looking for stimulating new ways to engage and increase students' knowledge by learning about the vast array of careers that are available to them.

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SBT Administration

Senior School Career and VET Options

The College supports students undertaking off‐campus VET opportunities such as school based traineeships, apprenticeships and TAFE courses provided the student can keep up with their other subjects, with their one day school absence per week; and has developed many industry partnerships. There is also the opportunity in Year 12 to study external Certificate IV's which combined with ATAR English enables students to gain direct entry into university.

Please contact the ASPIRE Learning Are Coordinator, Maureen Johnson, to discuss these pathways


Certificate III Business

Certificate II Engineering

Certificate II Kitchen Operations

Workplace Learning 

Certificate II Sport Coaching

YEAR 11 

Certificate II Business

Certificate I Construction

Certificate II Hospitality

Workplace Learning

Certificate II Sport and Recreation

Certificate II Visual Arts (AUTOCAD)


Certificate I Business

Certificate I Information, Digital Media and Technology

In Year 10  we focus on helping our students match their individual skills, talents and interests to a future career pathway. This includes our off campus Careers Seminar where the students demonstrate their employability skills.

By the end of Year 10, students have developed their own Personal Employment Portfolio and have set  some career goals to focus on in their final years.


Workplace Learning

This is a year-long endorsed course (offered in both Years 11 and 12) and can assist students in selecting their career or confirm that they have selected the correct pathway. It provides students with real-life work experience and can motivate them to improve their overall academic performance so that they can be employed in that area.


Students prepare for, and are placed in, a suitable workplace that they have chosen. While on the placement, students are assessed on work related skills by their supervisor. On returning to school, students reflect on the skills assessed and use this as a basis for continuous improvement.

The theoretical component of this course compliments the students' individual on-the-job learning experience assisting the students in developing sound employability skills. The scope of placements available to students is only limited by the willingness of the employers to train our students. The relationships our College has with employers and organisations across Perth ensures our students give their best and receive excellent on-the-job training.


"The Ursula Frayne class of 2017 were a credit to your school name with their attitude, respect, effort and results.

We also, as a group, had some fun through the year." Paul Olsen, MPA Skills


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Automotive Mechanical

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Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing and Gas

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Remember: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde

For more information about Careers and Vocational Education and training visit the links below:

Career Planning (Student Edge)

Australia's largest member-based organisation of high school and tertiary students. Since 2003, they have been helping members get ahead in their life during their student years and beyond, in the following ways...

  • Member benefits and opportunities (discounts)
  • Becoming ‘Job Ready’(developing the skills employers want)
  • Making informed Career decisions (matching your skills and attributes to careers, using online tools)

Contact the College Careers Coordinator or visit the Student Edge website: