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specialist vetVET (Vocational Education and Training) is a form of applied learning which provides people with the workplace skills and knowledge required to work in specific industries.

VET programs are developed in consultation with industry and offer a nationally recognised qualification.

VET is connected heavily to a student’s VCAL progression. Over the last 12 months VCAL has become embedded as the overall curriculum for Senior School students who are in either the SPLT1 or SPLT2 learning sector of the school.

Traditionally VET is studied over a two year window which complements students who are also studying a VCAL certificate. For students to receive a full completion of a VCAL Foundation certificate, students need to have also completed a certificate II or higher.

VET courses on offer at the FARM campus

Work skills: The Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways has been designed to increase confidence and get students prepared for their next step in study or work. This course is suitable when focusing on: - A vocational training and employment plan - A pathway to employment or further training - Improved reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills.

Sport & Recreation

This course develops basic functional knowledge and skills for working in customer contact positions in the sport or community recreation industry. It also teaches a range of administrative activities and functions, both within a team and as an individual working under supervision.


This course and qualification is designed for job roles in a warehouse that perform a basic range of functions involving routines and procedures with some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Kitchen Operations

In this qualification students will learn basic food preparation and cookery skills, which in over a period of time will be able to perform under direct supervision.

Music Industry

Certificate II in Music Industry is an entry level course for those looking to explore career options in the music industry. In this course learners will gain a strong foundation in music essentials including performing, staging and recording.


Certificate II in Retail prepares learners for work in the basic customer service industry. Over a potential 24 month duration, students will learn how to help customers with products, setup merchandise displays, and carry out financial transactions.

Visual Arts

The Certificate II in Visual Arts allows participants to develop the basic creative and technical skills that underpin a wide variety of visual arts practices.


This certificate II in Horticulture studies is delivered through an external provider (South West TAFE). This course focuses on basic garden and land maintenance.
Over the last 2 years, the Senior School have had over 30 students who have undertaken various VET courses at offsite locations and through a variety of training providers. It is important to note that through these offsite VET courses, there is limited school support as students often do these course independently.

Some of these courses include:

  • Animal Studies
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Retail Cosmetics and Salon Assistance
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education & Care

Each year enrolment and course information is passed on through the Highlands LLEN VET cluster to the BSS community. This is traditionally done through an annual information session.