Career Pathways and Post School Opportunities

VET

VET

Students in year 11 and year 12 at Seaford Secondary College have access to a range of vocational pathways programs to support them in their chosen careers.

Students will be able to achieve their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) whilst learning skills and working toward an industry-accredited qualification.

Vocational pathways can provide:

  • credit towards SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2
  • credit towards a recognised VET qualification
  • pathways to apprenticeships, traineeships, further education or training and direct employment
  • introductions to emerging industries or industries experiencing skills shortages
  • literacy, numeracy, career development and practical vocational experiences.

Seaford Secondary College is a member of the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Secondary Schools Alliance (SAFSSA). Students have the opportunity to apply for courses offered in participating SAFSSA schools and would travel to the host school for one day per week to undertake a VET course.

Students can also access a range of other VET courses from registered training organisations such as MADEC and TAFESA.

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICESHIP (ASBA)

Students can do an apprenticeship or training while still at school; spending their week in a combination of school, working at business and skills training at TAFE or another registered training provider. This can be considered as a part time start to a full time apprenticeship.

MORE INFORMATION

The VET and Careers Team at Seaford are committed to providing our students with support and advice about pathways and transitioning from school to work. Whether it is a short course, a certificate qualification, university, work experience, apprenticeship or traineeship.

If you would like to know more, please email Ms Deb Scotton (SACE & VET Pathways Leader) at deb.scotton647@schools.sa.edu.au

or call the school on 8327 5200.

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website is a good starting point for students considering an apprenticeship.

For further information, please visit www.aapathways.com.au

Ms Deb Scotton

VET and Careers Pathways Leader

Work Experience / Work Placement

Work Experience

  • Students in year 10 that are 15 years of age will have the opportunity, through PLP (Personal Learning Plan), to do one week of work experience.
  • There are eligibility requirements into some funded VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses, which includes work experience.
  • Any student going out for work experience must have first completed the online, mandated 5 hour course on Workplace Preparation.
  • It is the responsibility of students, as part of their learning, to research employers and source a work experience placement.
  • Once the mandatory training has been completed, students are to collect the Workplace Learning Agreement pack from Q08 office.
  • Students are required to get Sections B, C, D1 & D2 completed, plus the Work Health & Safety checklist. Completed paperwork needs to come back to Q08 office for processing before commencement of work experience.
  • At the end of the work experience, students need to request that the employer completes the ‘Student Work Experience & Employability Skills Record Book’.

Work experience aims to provide:

  • an improved understanding of the world of work
  • increased self-awareness, especially of your strengths and abilities in relation to the work experience
  • improved self-confidence
  • learning which skills and competencies are required in the workplace
  • work experience can be used to improve further study, job or apprenticeship opportunities

MORE INFORMATION

The VET and Careers Team at Seaford Secondary College are committed to providing our students with support and advice about pathways and transitioning from school to work, whether it is a short course, a certificate qualification, university, work experience, apprenticeship or traineeship.

If you would like to know more, please email Ms Deb Scotton (SACE & VET Pathways Leader) at deb.scotton647@schools.sa.edu.au

or Mr Simon Chiverton (Career Pathways Admin Support) at simon.chiverton146@schools.sa.edu.au or call the school on 8327 5200.