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 Hair 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.
For more information please visit: http://www.ahsps.com.au
Applying to undertake a VET Course in 2019
The following documents need to be read and completed to apply to undertake a VET course in 20189. The documents 1 to 4 need to be completed in the order listed. Click on the links below.
If a student is applying for a VET course through TGSS funding they must complete further documents. Documents 5 to 8 also need to be completed. Click on the links below.
Other VET School Clusters
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 Individual 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 compulsory weekly workshops at TAFE SA, where you will complete assessments and learn practical skills. Students will also need to complete 80 hours of Structured Work Placement in a relevant setting, such as an aged care facility. 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
Health Services Assistant (Certificate III)
In partnership with TAFE SA, students have the opportunity to study the Certificate III Health Service Assistance. This qualification offers an excellent foundation for further studies in allied health, aged care,
disability and nursing, and includes a number of electives from these qualifications. It also meets the minimum entry requirements for the Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115). You will learn to provide safe, high-quality care to clients under supervision in a range of direct client care settings including hospitals and aged care facilities.
Delivery of this qualification includes compulsory weekly workshops at TAFE SA, where you will complete assessments and learn practical skills. Students will also need to complete 80 hours of Structured Work Placement in a relevant setting. This may include an aged care facility, a hospital
or community health centre.
Pathways: Diploma of Enrolled Nursing | Nursing Assistant | Aged Care Worker | Personal Care Worker
eTechnology Career Start (Certificate II)
The eTechnology CareerStart program is a practical course which is supported by theory and is designed for students wishing to explore a career in the electrical and electronics industries. The focus is on providing a mix of hands on practical experience in the trade areas of electrical wiring looms, sustainable energy alternatives, and electrical learning technology
projects in state of the art technology centres. Students will complete their National White Card training which is the regulatory authority requirement before entry to a work site is permitted. Students also gain First Aid.
Successful completion of Electrotechnology program may account for up to 12 months off an apprenticeship, to be negotiated with the Registered Training Organisation and future employer.
Pathways: Electrician l Data Cabling Technician l Electronics Technician l Refrigeration Technician l Renewable Energy Installer l Electrical Linesperson l Telecommunications Engineer
Music (Certificate II)
This full year course explores a range of music industry pathways relating to performance and production. Delivered after hours in the Performing Arts Centre at Mount Barker High School, students develop practical skills
in musicianship through participation in ensembles and performances, and gain hands-on experience using state of the art music technology.
With an emphasis on teamwork, students investigate essential music industry issues including Workplace Health and Safety and copyright.
Applicants are expected to have some experience in playing an instrument or singing. 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.
Pathways: Musician | Sound Technician
Hair and Beauty Directions (partial Certificate II)
This course is the first step to a career in hairdressing and beauty. You will learn about skin-care, make-up, nails, blow-drying, braiding, long hair styling, basin services and salon skills. It will give you a good understanding of the scope and career options the industry can offer you. This course is offered as a pathway to a Certificate II in Salon Assistant (SHB20216) or a Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics (SHB20116) in year 11 and 12. Completion of this course will assist with the eligibility criteria for Training Guarantee for SACE Students.
Pathways: Hairdresser l Beauty Therapist l Salon Assistant l Retail Make-Up l Skin Care