The Beach School

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Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 are offered Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses. Year 10 Manufacturing Pathways, Year 11 and 12 Construction and Business Services.

The knowledge and skills acquired upon completion will improve job prospects and prepare students for entry into the workforce.

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit. To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate that they can effectively carry out tasks to industry standard. Students will be progressively assessed as ‘competent' or ‘not yet competent' in individual units of competency.

Students must complete a minimum of 70 hours work placement in a Construction related industry and in a Business Services related industry workplace (35 hours in each of Years 11 and 12).

Students receive Certificate II or Statement of Attainment in Construction Pathways and Business Services and a Certificate 1 or Statement of Attainment in Manufacturing Pathways.

Business Services

This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain national vocational qualifications for employment in the business services industry. Students will be able to gain skills in office administration, business communication, safe and environmentally sustainable work practices and the use of technology in an office environment.

Skills gained in this industry transfer to other industries. Occupations in the business services industry include sales clerk/officer, secretary/personal assistant, receptionist, and payroll clerk/officer and office manager/owner of a small business.

Construction Pathways

This course provides students with the opportunity to obtain national vocational qualifications for employment in the construction industry. Students will be able to gain skills in planning and organising work, measuring and calculating, reading and interpreting plans, safe and environmentally sustainable work practices and the use of construction tools and equipment.

Skills gained in this industry transfer to other industries.

As part of the course, all students must have a SafeWork NSW White card before they can enter a worksite.

Manufacturing Pathways

This course will be credentialled as a 100-hour elective study on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).

Students will be able to gain skills in constructing furniture from timber or metal, use tools and equipment, apply safe work practices, and obtain a Safe Work NSW White card.