Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides students with the opportunity to acquire practical work-related skills together with the underpinning knowledge that will assist them in getting a job.

VET allows all young people to experience the world of work in a range of occupations while still at school.

At Mary MacKillop College, VET is optional and can be used as a career exploration tool and as an opportunity to develop networks in the industry.

All VET programs develop industry-related skills through:

  • job training – through a training provider
  • on the job training – learning and assessment occurs within the workplace. This is called Structured Work Placement.

Most VET programs are accredited towards the SACE and the students also gain a nationally recognised qualification which links to further training or higher education.

More information about the latest in VET programs are available through the school newsletter and are emailed to all Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

Speak with our Director of Curriculum

Further information about VET programs can be obtained from our Director of Curriculum, Mrs Cathy Swain.