Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses contribute to the broad education of students. They have the capacity to engage and challenge students to maximise their individual talents and capabilities for further education and training and lifelong learning.

Students in Year 10 may access VET courses through two curriculum pathways:

  • Stage 5 VET Board Endorsed courses
  • Early commencement of Stage 6 VET courses.

For NSW school students in Year 10-12 VET is 'dual-accredited'. Students receive recognition towards their school qualification (Record of School Achievement or HSC), as well as a nationally recognised VET qualification (Certificate or Statement of Attainment).

Following is a list of Stage 5 VET courses offered to secondary students by the Catholic Schools Office, Lismore Diocese RTO 7054. Please note: not all courses are offered at every school.

Further information is available by selecting the icon or links in course names.

 

COURSES

 

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STAGE 5 ACTIVE VOLUNTEERING

This qualification reflects the role of volunteer workers and includes foundation skills required to enable them to effectively undertake volunteer work. This qualification may be used as a pathway for workforce entry. Organisations may require volunteers to undergo relevant background checks.

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STAGE 5 AGRI FOOD OPERATIONS

This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision.

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STAGE 5 BUSINESS

This entry-level qualification allows individuals across a variety of industry sectors to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.