Vocational Education and Training (VET), Careers & Workplace Learning (WPL)

The Canning Vale College Vocational Education and Training (VET) program allows senior school students to take part in nationally recognised qualifications while completing their WACE. These programs can either be stand-alone Certificate qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework or embedded into courses of study. They may be delivered at Canning Vale College or at a State Training Provider or Private Training Provider.

The Workplace Learning program (WPL) is where students participate in a work placement in a workplace of interest to them. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their workplace and employability skills whilst providing them with an opportunity to work in a range of industry areas.

The VET, Careers & WPL team provide the following services to students:

  • Course information, pathway planning
  • Access to Certificate courses and other training options
  • Assistance with School based traineeships/apprenticeships & Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools (PAiS)
  • Help with University and State Training Provider (STP) applications
  • Organise and oversee workplace learning
  • Information on courses and employment opportunities
  • Resources for students to assist them in making career and further education choices
  • Information on endorsed programs

For further information please contact the VET, Careers & WPL team or visit the careers hub https://canning-vale-college.goodcareers.com.au/

Julie Govorko
Manager Vocational Education & Training, Careers and Workplace Learning
9334 9032

Natalie Robertson
Workplace Learning Coordinator
9334 9042

Vanessa Bayliss
VET/WPL Support Officer
9334 9072

Vocational Education and Training (VET) & School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship (SBT/SBA)

Canning Vale College also offers a range of pathways to enable students to gain national qualifications and valuable workplace skills.

Students are able to take part in the following qualifications delivered by Canning Vale College staff who are qualified trainers and assessors through a third party agreement with Registered Training Organisations.

Qualifications include:

  • Certificate II in Community Services (Childcare focus)
  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Creative Industries
  • Certificate II in Music Industry
  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate II in Information, digital media technologies
  • Certificate III in Music Industries
  • Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Students are also given the opportunity to apply for qualifications from Certificate I to III delivered by external training organisations, where they attend these training organisations and workplaces 1 or 2 days per week. These include: South and North Metropolitan TAFE, Motor Trades Association, Fremantle Education Centre and SkillHire

Canning Vale College also fully supports students taking part in School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Students are able to commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, being paid whilst completing secondary schooling. Some of the qualifications and employers include: Hungry Jacks for hospitality, WBC for warehousing, McDonalds and City Beach for retail.

Students undertake the training while still completing their WACE, they will need to have passed year 10 with a C grade average or better and must be work ready.

Endorsed Programs

Endorsed programs are programs that have been developed for students in Years 10 to 12 that can be delivered as part of the school curriculum or as an extra-curricular activity.

These programs allow students to gain extra points towards their WACE and recognition for extra work completed.

If you think your child may qualify for inclusion in an endorsed program please visit: https://senior-secondary.scsa.wa.edu.au/syllabus-and-support-materials/endorsed-programs or contact the VET office .

Endorsed Programs at CVC include:

Authority Developed Endorsed Programs:

  • ADWPL – Workplace Learning
  • ADCS – Community Service
  • ADCAP – Community Arts Performance

Provider Developed Endorsed Programs:

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Expedition Seatrek
  • WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket
  • Just Start It International
  • Keys for Life Pre-Driver Education
  • Bushrangers

School Developed Endorsed Programs:

  • Circus Troupe
Workplace Learning (WPL)

Workplace Learning (WPL) is an authority-developed endorsed program which provides an opportunity for a student to demonstrate, and develop increasing competence in the core skills for work.

It is a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their workplace and employability skills whilst providing them with an opportunity to work in a range of industry areas.

To complete this endorsed program, a student works in a real workplace environment to develop a set of transferable workplace skills. The student must record the number of hours completed and the tasks undertaken in the work place in a Workplace Learning Logbook. The student must also provide evidence of his/her knowledge and understanding of the workplace skills by completing a Workplace Learning Skills Journal after each 55 hours completed in the workplace.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 220 hours of work placement over the course of Year 10, 11 and 12.

Workplace Learning Dates 2021
Year 11
July School Holidays (5 July to 16 July)
Monday 15 November – Friday 26 November (General Students)
Monday 29 November – Friday 10 December (ATAR Students)

Year 12
July School Holidays
October School Holidays (28 September – Friday 8 October)

Students are required to attend on all pre-determined days and any absences due to illness must be explained by a medical certificate. Students need to notify their Employer and the school WPL Coordinator (08) 9334 9042 or 0401 311 545 by 9:00am on the morning of the absence or as soon as possible.

Students are expected to attend their school exams or attend courses that they are enrolled in at external training providers. It is the student’s responsibility to advise the employer if they will be absent for either of the above reasons.

Paid Employment Work Hours

Students are permitted to use their currently rostered paid employment hours for their workplace learning.
A Registration form must be completed and needs to be signed by the employer and parent then submitted by the student to the WPL Coordinator. A logbook will be issued to the student when the form is returned to school. Forms can be picked up from the WPL Coordinator in the VET Office.

Successful completion of hours and all associated logbooks and skills journals achieves unit equivalents towards student’s WACE graduation.

  • Less than 55 hours = 0 unit equivalents
  • 55 – 109 hours = 1 unit equivalents
  • 110 – 164 hours = 2 unit equivalents
  • 165 – 219 hours = 3 unit equivalents
  • 220 + hours = 4 unit equivalents

All students must ensure they have completed the following prior to going on work placement:

  • Workplace Learning Inductions – held on Mondays, Session 5 as per Seminar Schedule
  • Safety Awareness Training and White Card – if applicable (it is a legal requirement for students who wish to do their work placement in the Building and Construction industry).
  • SmartMove Certificates – 1 x General Module and 1 x Industry Area (choose one that may be your chosen career path). Certificates to be emailed or handed in to WPL Coordinator in the VET office. https://smartmove.safetyline.wa.gov.au/

If the above is not completed the student may be considered ‘not work ready’ and may not be permitted to attend Workplace Learning.

Students are unable to attend work placement outside of pre-determined dates as they will not be covered by Department of Education insurance.

We encourage students to find their own placement but will assist in contacting the employers if students have exhausted all possibilities. Students should begin looking for placements as soon as possible in 2021 to ensure they secure a placement of their choice.

**Primary School placements will be coordinated through WPL Coordinator only. Students are to register their interest as soon as possible. Do not contact Primary Schools direct.

All Work Placements are to be arranged through the school Workplace Learning Coordinator, Phone No. (08) 9334 9042.

To view the Workplace Learning Program Outline please click here.