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Pathways programs - Vocational Education and Training

Our school offers a range of flexible learning options for students to complete VET competencies and qualifications.

Through our on-site facilities we offer three VET courses: eTechnology, Furniture Making and Music. Also, in collaboration with Mount Barker TAFE, we offer Pathways to Aged Care and Directions in Hairdressing and Beauty Services.

As part of our membership in the Adelaide Hills Student Pathways (AHSPS), we are able to offer our students and extensive range of VET courses. This partnership provides VET and Industry Pathways Programs (IPP) students with the opportunity to access facilities and courses provided in the Adelaide Hills Trade Training Centre.

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Applying to undertake a VET Course in 2018

2018 AHSPS VET Courses

The following documents need to be read and completed to apply to undertake a VET course in 2018. The documents need to be completed in the order listed.

  1. VET Commitment Letter - print and sign
  2. 2018 USI Fact sheet - complete and record USI number
  3. 2018 AHSP Application and Medical Form - complete, print and sign
  4. 2018 Mount Barker High School Student Application - complete, print and sign

Section below applies to students undertaking VET using TGSS funding

  1. 2018 Help Sheet Training Guarantee for SACE Students
  2. 2018 FORM A Training Guarantee for SACE Students - complete, print and sign
  3. 2018 FORM B Training Guarantee for SACE Students - complete, print and sign


Other VET School Clusters

Murraylands Student Pathways

Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School

East Adelaide Schools Cluster

North Eastern Vocational Opportunities (NEVO)


VET at Mount Barker High School

A range of VET courses are delivered at Mount Barker High School. Information about how to enrol will be available at the start of Term 3. 

Select a course below to learn more:

 Individualised Support (Ageing) (Certificate III)

In Partnership with TAFE SA, students have the opportunity to study the Certificate III in Individualised Support (Ageing). This qualification offers a pathway to employment as a Direct Care Worker in Residential and Community Aged Care. It also offers a pathway to further study in many areas including Disability Services, Leisure and Health, Enrolled and Registered Nursing.  Delivery of this qualification includes formal study at TAFE SA and a Structured Work Placement in a relevant setting.

Students require a moderate level of Learning Literacy and Numeracy and be prepared to spend additional time studying outside of workshop days attended on campus.

Pathways: Aged Care Worker / Personal Care Worker / Support worker

Furniture Making (partial Certificate III)

Furniture Making is a full-year Certificate III program. It is a highly practical course with supporting theory, and is designed for students looking to explore a career in furniture making and furniture design. The focus is on providing hands-on practical experience in trade areas using high-tech equipment in our Furniture Construction Centre.

Here, students learn the skills and knowledge required to produce both bespoke and traditional furniture, and complete compulsory and elective units of competency from the Furniture Making training package that will be credited towards an apprenticeship.

Students also complete their National White Card training, which is required before they can enter a worksite, and undertake an Apply First Aid certificate.

eTechnology Career Start (Certificate II)

The eTechnology Career Start Certificate II full year program is a practical course supported by theory, and is designed for students who aspire to a career in the electrical and electronics industries. The course provides a mix of hands-on practical experience in the trade areas of electrical wiring looms, sustainable energy alternatives, and electrical learning technology projects in our state-of-the-art technology centre.

Students also complete their National White Card training, which is required before they can enter a worksite, and undertake an Apply First Aid certificate.

eTechnology PLUS (partial Certificate III)

Students who successfully complete the eTechnology Career Start course, and wish to further their electrotechnology skills, can apply for the second year eTechnology Plus program. This program specialises in electives from Certificate III such as DC circuits, electromagnetic devices and sustainable energy alternatives.

Successful completion of eTechnology Plus program may account for a reduction of up to 12 months off an apprenticeship, although this must be negotiated with the Registered Training Organisation and future employer.

Music (Certificate II)

This full-year course explores a range of music industry pathways relating to performance and production.

Students develop practical skills in musicianship through participation in ensembles and performances, and gain hands-on experience using the latest music technology. With an emphasis on teamwork, students also investigate essential music industry issues including workplace health and safety and copyright.

Graduates of this nationally recognised qualification will be equipped with the prerequisite skills and knowledge to undertake further study, or pursue employment in the music industry.

Applicants are expected to have some experience in playing an instrument or singing.

 Hair and Beauty Directions (partial Certificate II)

A short course to introduce you to the hair and beauty industry.  This course will explore skin care, makeup, nails, blow drying, braiding, long hair styling, basin services and salon skills.  From here you can study one of the Certificate II courses offered at TAFE SA or other providers.