Hedland Senior High School has a long history of delivering high quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs with very strong links with the local community. All VET programs provide students with the opportunity to achieve a Certificate II qualification and Secondary Graduation. The school has strong links to various Registered Training Organisations (RTO) with scope to issue qualifications in a range of industry areas including: business, Engineering, Sports Recreation, Hospitality, and much more.

Hedland Senior High School has had students in finalists at the WorldSkills competition for several years which is a reflection of the unique structure of programs at the school, with a high level of support provided to students to ensure positive outcomes for future work and/or training.

VET programs may suit students who like a more practical, hands-on approach to schooling and offers students a combination of education and industry training whilst in Years 11 and 12. 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.


Workplace learning is an integral part of all VET programs and supports students in making a successful transition to employment or further training. Local employers are very supportive if our workplace learning programs, often utilising the program to source future employees.

The Workplace Learning course aims to provide all students with the knowledge, workplace skills and attitudes valued within work environments, as a preparation for employment. Specific technical skills and knowledge learnt during formal education help students gain and keep employment. Generic work related skills that are transferable are vital to all forms of employment in today’s world.

Course Selection

Whether a student aims to start work straight after high school or undertake further studies, our 2020 VET Handbook will help them decide which Year 11 and 12 study options best match their interests, skills, needs and learning levels.



Teneal Russell



Cindy Hackett