Still at school

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET in Schools or VETiS) Pathways makes school more interesting and relevant to you while kick starting your career with recognised qualifications. Graduate with your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and have the choice to continue in your TAFE studies or decide to move into a higher education course.

VETiS Pathways are the perfect introduction into the world of work. You will learn practical skills in year 11 and 12 while gaining an insight into the needs of the workplace. You will attend one of our South Metropolitan TAFE campuses one or two days a week and for the rest of the week participate in your normal school program where you will still benefit from the educational and social support provided by your school.

Success in your program can lead to employment or give you a head start in other nationally recognised qualifications. Some higher level qualifications will offer you pathways into higher education and university studies.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of pathways between qualifications, increasing your options to continue your education and training. Our strong relationships with Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University provide students with seamless pathways towards higher qualifications.

 

Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools (PAiS)

If you're in year 11 or 12, the PAiS program involves attending school, completing Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship training at South Metropolitan TAFE, and completing work placements with at least two employers.

Graduate Year 12 with your WACE, a pre-apprenticeship in your chosen field and be a step ahead of others looking for apprenticeships. There is no doubt employers look favourably at the candidate who already has a proven track record of study, demonstrated the capacity to apply themselves to a formal TAFE course and can understand the practices and terminology associated with the trade in question.

For more information on what South Metropolitan TAFE offers, please contact our Education Pathways team on (08) 9599 8652 or  vetis@smtafe.wa.edu.au.

Applications

Applications for our 2018 VETiS programs are now open. Use the button below to begin your application.

Some helpful information before you begin:

The VETiS programs are extremely competitive, therefore it is recommended that you provide as much evidence as possible to support your application.  You will need:

  • School Curriculum & Standards Authority (SCSA) number  
    (This can be found on your school report or speak with your VET in Schools Coordinator)
     
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) number  
    (If you have not already created the USI then you will need to visit this website first www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-USI )
     
  • Most recent school report in an electronic format  ie PDF
     
  • Parent/guardian email address
     
  • Parent/guardian mobile phone number

Additional information that students may want to consider having available when completing their application include:

  • Resume 
  • Volunteer work
  • References
  • Certificates (leadership, sporting, first aid etc) 
  • supporting information

As we will be offering applicants wherever possible first preferences it is important that you think carefully about how you preference selections of your courses.
 

 

2018 VETiS Courses

Course name National code Duration Timetable Campus Start and end Additional costs
Certificate II in Aeroskills 
(Mechanical Pre-Apprenticeship)
MEA20415 1 year Thursday & Friday
2 days per wk
8.30am - 4.15pm
Aerospace Training Centre, Jandakot Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Material fee $30
Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew) AVI30116 1 year Thursday & Friday
2 days per wk
8.30am 4.00pm
Aerospace Training Centre, Jandakot Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Materials of approximately $125 
(includes South Metropolitan TAFE supplied uniform)
Certificate II in Animal Studies ACM20110 6 months Thursday
1 day per wk
8.00am - 5.00pm
Peel Term 1 & Term 3  - Commence  Sem 1 Wk 1 -  End  Sem 2 Wk 10
 or   
Term 2 & Term 4 - Commence  Sem 1 Wk 11 - End Sem 2 Wk 20
Not applicable
Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 
Full qualification
MST20616 1 year Thursday  9.00am - 4pm   & 
Friday  9.00am - 3.30pm
2 days per wk
Bentley Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Class kits and fabric samples of approx $300.
THURSDAY CLASS: Students will be required to purchase materials depending on their chosen garments.
FRIDAY CLASS: Students may be required to purchase further design and patternmaking equipment for project work.
Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology  
(Construction)
MST20616 2 years 
over the 2 years, students must do both a Thursday & Friday class
Thursday
1 day per wk
9.00am - 4.00pm
Bentley

1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10  (Thursday)

2nd Year -Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10  (Friday)

Class kits and fabric samples of approx $150 .  Students will be required to purchase materials depending on their chosen garments.
Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology          
(Pattern-making)
MST20616 2 years 
over the 2 years, students must do both a Thursday & Friday class
Friday                                               
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Bentley

1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10  (Friday)

2nd Year -Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 (Thursday)

Class kits and fabric samples of approx $150.
 Students may be required to purchase further
design and patternmaking equipment for project work.
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
(Panel Beating Pre-Apprenticeship)
AUR20916 1 year Thursday & Friday                        
2 days per wk
8.00am - 3.45pm
Carlisle Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 13 Materials fee approximately $50
Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
(Vehicle Body Painting - Pre-Apprenticeship)
AUR20916 1 year Thursday & Friday                        
2 days per wk
8.00am - 3.45pm
Carlisle Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 13 Materials fee approximately $50

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

    • Carlisle -Light Automotive Mechanical Focus
    • Kwinana - Light Automotive, Heavy Automotive &
      Auto electrical, (rotational).    
    • Thornlie - Heavy Vehicles both on and off road 
     (with exposure to trucks, bulldozers, excavators 
     and loaders)

AUR20716 1 year Thursday                                         
1 day per wk
8.00am-3.45pm

                                   

or
Friday                                               
1 day per wk 
8.00am-3.45pm

Kwinana Automotive & Technical Skills Centre  

Carlisle 

Thornlie

Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Text book approximate cost of $60
Certificate II in Building and Construction 
(Pathway - Trades)
Brick/blocklaying 
or
Carpentry and Joinery
52824WA 1 year Thursday & Friday                       
2 days per wk
8.30am -3.00pm
Armadale Senior High School Trade Training Centre Commence Sem1 Wk 1 - End Sem 2 Wk 16 Not applicable

Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades)
Students who attend Rockingham or Peel Campus will complete common core competencies shared between many construction  trades. In the 2nd year of study students can select a trade pathway of either:
• Bricklaying and Blocklaying, or
• Carpentry and Joinery.

- If students commence at Peel campus - second year of delivery will be at Rockingham

52824WA 2 years

Thursday                                          
1 day per wk
8.30am -3.00pm   

or 

Friday
1 day per wk
8.30am - 3.00pm

Peel            

Rockingham
 

Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 and - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Not applicable
Certificate II in Building and Construction 
(Pathway - Para Professional)
52825WA 2 years Friday                                               
1 day per wk
 9.00am - 3.30pm
Thornlie 1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 16
2nd Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10
Textbooks approximately $70
Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair UEE20511 1 year Friday                                               
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Thornlie

Rockingham

Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 and - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Not applicable
Certificate II in Community Services 
(Focus - Early Childhood Sector)
CHC22015 1 year Friday
1 day per week
9.00am - 3.30pm
Armadale
Rockingham
Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 and - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Text book approximately  $100
Certificate II in Electronics UEE21911 1 year Friday                                               
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Munster Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 and - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Text books approximate $150
Certificate II in Electrotechnology
(Career Start) (Electrotechnology Pre-Apprenticeship)
UEE22011 2 years

Thursday (1st year)
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm    

Friday (2nd year)
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm

Rockingham           Thornlie

1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 4 - End Sem 2 Wk 9

2nd Year -Commence Sem 1 Wk 4 - End Sem 2 Wk 9

Text books approximate $250
Electrical Training Licence – approximate cost: $70
Certificate II in Engineering
(Heavy Fabrication Pre-Apprenticeship)
MEM20105 1 year Thursday & Friday                        
2 days per wk
8.00am - 3.30pm
Thornlie Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Material fee of approximately $100
Certificate II in Engineering
(Mechanical Fitter and Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship)
MEM20105 1 year Thursday & Friday                        
2 days per wk
8.00am - 3.30pm
Thornlie Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Material fee of approximately $100
Certificate II in Engineering
[Mechanical-Plant Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship]
MEM20105  1 year Thursday & Friday                        
2 days per wk
8.00am - 3.30pm
Thornlie Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 12 Material fee of approximately $100
Certificate II in Engineering Pathways    
(Machinery & Focus)              
MEM20413  1 year 2 days per wk

Peel                      

Rockingham  

Thornlie

Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Text books approximate cost $100
Engineering drawing equipment approximate cost $80
Welding bag approximate cost $55 (optional)
Certificate III in Engineering (Technical) MEM30505 1 year Friday 
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
  Munster    Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Text books of approximately $200.
Certificate III in Events SIT30516

1 year (Fast Track program Year 12 only)

2 years - (Year 11 students)

Thursday (Fast Track)
1 day per wk
9.00am - 4.00pm

Friday (Year 11 Students)  
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.00pm

Bentley and Beaconsfield  -
( 1 year Fast Track)

Bentley 
(2 Year Program)

Fast Track - Commence Sem 1 Wk 1 - End Sem 2 Wk 10
 
 
Certificate II in Floristry
(Assistant)
SFL20115 1 year Thursday
1 day per wk
9.00am-4.30pm
Murdoch Commence Sem 1 Wk 1 - End Sem 2 Wk 14 Students will need to supply their own fresh flowers on a weekly basis for practical activities. 
The cost will depend on the fresh flowers chosen (approximate cost of $40 – $50 per week)
Set of scissors and floristry toolkit $20
Certificate II in Salon Assistant SHB20216 1 year Thursday
1 day per wk
 9.00am - 3.30pm
or
Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Murdoch
Peel
Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Hair-kit approximate cost $60

Certificate II in Hospitality
- Food and Beverage  (Bentley & Beaconsfield)

- Accommodation Services (Peel)

SIT20316 1 year

Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am- 3.00pm

Thursday 
1 day per wk
9.00am- 3.00pm

Bentley
Beaconsfield 

Peel

Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 13

Black tailored dress pants (not jeans/leggings)
White long sleeve collared shirt
Plain black rubber soled shoes,flat or low heeled (not black runners)
Small note book
Pen

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
(Commercial Cookery/Patisserie Pre-apprenticeship)
SIT20416  1 year Thursday & Friday
2 days per wk
8.00am - 3.30pm
Peel
Beaconsfield
Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Chef uniform approximate cost $250
Knife kit approximate cost $280. 
Certificate II in Logistics TLI21815 1 year Friday
1 day per wk
8.30am -3.30pm
Aerospace Training Centre, Jandakot Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 12 High-vis South Metropolitan TAFE polo shirt $25.
Certificate II in Plumbing 
(Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)
52700WA 2 years

Thursday
1 day per wk
8.00am- 4.00pm
or
Friday
1 day per wk
8.00am- 4.00pm

Note: 2nd year of program will be delivered on a Thursday
1 day per wk
8.00am - 4.00pm

Rockingham

1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 

2nd Year -Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10

Text Book approximately $68
Certificate II in Retail Baking Assistance 
(Retail Baking Pre-Apprenticeship)
FDF20510 1 year Thursday & Friday
2 days per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Bentley Commence Sem 1 Wk 2 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Materials fee of approximately $295
Checked chefs trousers
White cap
White short sleeve shirt or T-Shirt
White bib apron
Leather boots
Toolbox
Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics SHB20116 1 year Thursday
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.00pm
or
Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.00pm
Murdoch
Peel
Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 $150 for class kits and consumables
Certificate III in Screen and Media CUA31015  1 year Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am-3.30pm
Thornlie
Rockingham
Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 Not applicable
Certificate III in Tourism SIT30116

1 year (Fast track program Year 12 only)

2 years - (Year 11 students)

Thursday (Fast Track)
1 day per wk
9.00am - 4.00pmFriday (2 year ) 
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.00pm

Beaconsfield - ( 1 year Fast Track)

Peel (2 Year program)

Fast Track - Commence Sem 1 Wk 1 -
End Sem 2 Wk 10

Year 11 - 1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10
2nd Year -Commence Sem 1 Wk 3 - End Sem 2 Wk 10

Not applicable
Automotive Skills Set AUR20716 1 year Monday
1 day per wk
8.30am - 3.00pm
Kwinana Automotive & Technical Skills Centre Commence Sem 1 Wk 5 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Not applicable
Horticulture Skills Set AHC20416 1 year Wednesday 
1 day per wk
9.30am - 2.15pm
Murdoch Commence Sem 1 Wk 5 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Not applicable
Construction Skills Set 52824WA 2 years - (Year 11 students) Wednesday 
1 day per wk
9.30am - 3.00pm
Rockingham
Thornlie
Commence Sem 1 Wk 5 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Not applicable
Hospitality Skills Set SIT20316 1 year Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am -2.30pm

Beaconsfield

Peel

Commence Sem 1 Wk 5 - End Sem 2 Wk 15 Black tailored dress pants (not jeans/leggings)
White long sleeve collared shirt
Plain black rubber soled shoes,flat or low heeled (not black runners)
Small note book
Pen
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Network Administration) ICT30115 1 year Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Rockingham
Thornlie
Commence Sem 1 Wk 5 - End Sem 2 Wk 10 $1885 payable at the commencement of the course
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 2 years Friday
1 day per wk
9.00am - 3.30pm
Murdoch
Thornlie
Peel
1st Year - Commence Sem 1 Wk 1 - End Sem 2 Wk 16                          
2nd Year -Commence Sem 1 Wk 1 - End Sem 2 Wk 10
$2146  Payable at the commencement of each year.    

 

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