Tatachilla Lutheran College 2017

Helping students make the transition from school into the workforce

As students progress through the final years of schooling, many wish to begin their training towards a vocational pathway while also completing their SACE.  Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an opportunity for students to access training which contributes towards a formal vocational certificate (such as a Certificate I, II or III as part, or distinct from, an apprenticeship) which, under certain circumstances, can also contribute to the achievement of their SACE.

Tatachilla offers a number of VET pathways internally to students such as Certificate I in Construction (D2C - Doorways 2 Construction), Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Certificate III in Christian Ministry (Vetamorphus). These opportunities enable students to receive industry level training while also completing their SACE.

Students are given the opportunity to access many additional VET courses including:

  • Building and Construction
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Automotive
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Tourism and Events Management
  • Engineering
  • Retail
  • Plumbing
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Nursing

All VET must be negotiated and registered with the Career Development Coordinator who is also available to advise students (and parents) on courses available, and who coordinates work placements to complement the learning achieved through the VET training.

Career Development

Our students are guided by a Career Development Coordinator as they navigate the decisions that can lead them on specific career paths.

All Year 10 students will complete a Personal Learning Plan as a formal component of the curriculum and there is a significant career development aspect to this subject. In addition, Year 11 and Year 12 students will be allocated a formal 1:1 time with the Career Development Coordinator and further appointments are available throughout the year on request. Parents are welcome to attend these sessions.

Work Experience

Work experience is an integral part of the Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (PLP) and all Year 10 students are required to undertake one week of work experience at the end of Term 3. Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 may do further work experience in their own time, but all arrangements for work experience must be made through the Career Development Coordinator to ensure that all legal obligations are met and insurance cover is in place.