Vocational Education

The demand for young people with well-developed vocational skills will remain strong in Western Australia. Vocational education and training (VET) programs enable students to gain work skills and experience.


Students can begin job training while still at school. VET programs may suit students who like a more practical, hands-on approach to schooling. VET offers students a combination of education and industry training whilst in Years 11 and 12. Units of Competency, linked to a certificate course are a part of VET, either delivered at school, through a Registered Training Organisation (such as Pundulmurra and South Hedland TAFE) or completed in the workplace.


Successful completion of VET courses may provide students with improved access to TAFE, traineeships, apprenticeships and future employment. Selection for a position in a TAFE course is based on student performance in Year 10 and interview.