The success of our VET program is measured by its ability to not only engage with most students, but it also has a targeted approach to individuals. 73% of Year 12 students in 2021 completed a VET certificate before they left Woodvale. We regularly post finalists in the end of year VET awards and have achieved two VET Beazley Medals (highest state award for VET for secondary students).
Our VET team ensures students have a successful transition from school to employment, further training or education.
Our VET Centre not only houses resources for students to use but it also drives the College Careers Program. This program ensures students are provided with opportunities to engage with choosing career pathways and, as a part of our wellbeing program, knowing their strengths to support their choices.
Our Library has a selection of resources available for students to use when investigating their future options. These resources include university handbooks, course guides and private training organisation publications as well as reference material relating to job roles and expectations and job seeking skills.
The INSTEP program provides the opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students to attend the workplace each Thursday where they are trained and assessed by the employer. Students are welcome to choose either one or two placements per year. Students also complete Workplace Learning as a subject which relates to identifying personal skills and relating them to workplace choices.
Woodvale has a variety of certificate courses available for Year 11 and Year 12 students. These are nationally accredited and recognised by all training organisations. We have established partnerships with Registered Training Organisations who oversee the delivery and Certification of these courses. Units for completion of these courses contribute to the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).
Through our links in the community, we have access to a range of alternative education options that may be preferred by some students. These include alternative training options as well as educational organisations. We also have connections within the local community who provide employment and training opportunities for our students through work experience as well as full time employment.
Students have the opportunity to access VET for Schools programs at TAFE colleges across the metropolitan area. These courses are offered on a one or two day a week basis and provide students with the opportunity to start their training in an alternative venue whilst still gaining a high school certificate.
The College houses a range of industry-based facilities to support the vocational programs. From a commercial Hospitality Trade Training Centre, Sports Stadium to a small business suite.