Vocational Educational Training and Workplace Learning

Vocational Education and Training (VET) forms a vital part of our senior school curriculum. VET qualifications are all nationally recognised and are current with industry requirements. They provide students with relevant work ready skills and real world experience.

At Armadale Senior High School, we offer qualifications in the areas of visual arts, digital technologies, sport and recreation as well as workplace skills. In the Industry pathway, students can complete qualifications in hospitality and tourism as well as engineering pathways, automotive vocational preparation and building/construction.

All qualifications have pathways to apprenticeships, traineeships or further education and training. In some cases it can also lead to a University pathway. Many of our students complete Workplace Learning as well as VET qualifications.

Each year our VET teachers spend a considerable amount of time keeping up to date with the industry in which they are delivering and creating real world situations that students have to navigate so they are equipped for the workplace.

Our aim is for each student to be work ready and on a pathway to success.

For more information on our VET courses please contact Rebecca Ford on 08 9497 6434.

Workplace Learning (WPL) provides students with the opportunity to experience the workplace first hand.

There are many advantages for the students who undertake WPL.  Not only do they gain points towards their WACE, but also a better understanding of what is required of them in the workplace, build on skills that they have already learnt at school or TAFE and to assist in making bigger picture decisions on future pathways.  The advantages are just one way, for employers they gain a better understanding of our young people and have the chance to guide and assist the students with their futures.

At Armadale Senior High School we have a network of employers that are more than willing to help out our students.  These range from small local firms to big international companies.  We are always looking to widen our network to give student the best prospects for the future.

At Armadale Senior High School WPL is a compulsory part of some of our VET courses, but all students can have the opportunity to complete WPL.