Vocational Education Training Pathways

We provide a holistic education and recognise that each student learns differently. We cater for the needs of all students to ensure their long-time success once they leave school.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is education and training that gives students skills and knowledge for work. VET operates through a national training system, and is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). The RTOs provide students with their VET results.

St Francis de Sales College reports the VET results to the SACE Board on behalf of students.

VET is an excellent choice of study for many students. It always includes practical, hands-on learning, which suits many students, but it also leads to excellent jobs in a huge array of fields. Studying VET as part of the SACE gives students a head-start on a qualification, which is a great way to fast-track progress towards a rewarding career.
The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. Students can gain recognition for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET. Completed Certificate III (or higher) qualifications at Stage 2 may count towards an ATAR. These recognition arrangements encourage students to complete, or make significant progress towards completing VET qualifications while completing the SACE.

There have been many success stories of our students using VET courses to become work ready and to assist in their SACE completion. Additionally, VET has offered students variety in their experiences and studies.

In 2020, nine of our students were offered apprenticeships. Twenty seven students studied both at school and a VET course. Courses included:

Certificate I in Construction Pathways
Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology
​Certificate II in Creative Industries
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
Certificate II in Engineering
Certificate II in Engineering and Automotive (Multi-Trade)
Certificate II in Retail Services
Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Certificate III in Carpentry
Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Ageing)
Certificate III in Retail
Certificate III in Rural Operations
Certificate III in Rural Operations (Animal Care and Husbandry)
Certificate III in Sport (Athlete)

For more information visit the SACE VET website at sace.sa.edu.au/web/vet

"I am grateful for this opportunity and glad that my hard work has paid off for me. I would like to thank my Mum, Mrs Ros Mattner and especially Mr Branden Hill for helping me achieve my goal of gaining an apprenticeship with Adelaide Hills Building." Nathan, Year 12