VCAL VET OPTIONS

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VET ALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANCE

Certificate III in Allied Health Traineeship provides students with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their employment prospects in the Health industry. These qualifications cover workers who provide assistance to allied health professionals and other health professionals with the care of clients.

The Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is a one year VET program that supports students to:

  • Follow treatment plans of patients
  • Work under the direction of a health professional
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment Core Units of Competency covered include:
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Assist with movement
  • Maintain high standard of service
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

The program is only available to VCAL students and enables them to complete the certificate through one day of training and one day of work placement. Essentially this means that VCAL students have a full five days per week program. Three of those days will be VCAL classes, one day to undertake VET Allied Health Assistance coursework and one day to undertake work placement, which is organised for students as part of the course. In 2020 the coursework component took place at Somerville Secondary College.

Students are paid for their work placement through government subsidies at a rate of $10.63 per hour (Year 11) and $11.72 per hour (Year 12), for up to 7 hours per week. Whist students may elect to undertake this course, final admission is subject to completion of a formal interview process to assess suitability.

You must attend a compulsory information session to enrol in this Australian Government Traineeship – date to be advised.

This certificate aims to provide career pathways into: nursing, occupational therapy assistant, disability support worker, medical assistant

VET FITNESS

Students undertaking the Certificate III in Fitness Traineeship typically:

  • Work within predictable settings such as a fitness facility, recreation or community facilities
  • Provides individually tailored client assessments, program development, program demonstration and client reviews
  • Provides supervision of a facility or service (i.e. observing client use of facilities, providing technique correction as needed, keeping equipment clean/tidy/well-maintained, being available for customer inquiries or assistance)

The course is designed to enable students to gain experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Pre-exercise health screening
  • Safety and risk assessment and management
  • Application of first aid to clients where required
  • Fitness assessment and analysis in accordance with knowledge and skill obtained through qualification and/or continuing education
  • Development of safe, effective and appropriate exercise programs tailored to client or group needs
  • Exercise delivery inclusive of demonstrating, instructing, monitoring, reviewing and modifying program content including technique, method and progression
  • Working within professional limitations to provide basic healthy eating information and advice through the application of nationally endorsed nutritional standards and guidelines.
  • Provision of general nationally endorsed public health information that will educate and support positive client health outcomes.

The program is only available to VCAL students and enables them to complete the certificate through one day of training and one day of work placement.

Essentially this means that VCAL students have a full five days per week program. Three of those days will be VCAL classes, one day to undertake VET Fitness coursework and one day to undertake work placement, which is organised for students as part of the course. In 2020 we are hoping to deliver the coursework component at Dromana College, subject to numbers.

Students are paid for their work placement through government subsidies at a rate of $10.63 per hour (Year 11) and $11.72 per hour (Year 12), for up to 7 hours per week. Whist students may elect to undertake this course, final admission is subject to completion of a formal interview process to assess suitability.

You must attend a compulsory information session to enrol in this Australian Government Traineeship – date to be advised.

This certificate aims to provide career pathways into the fitness industry.

VET BUSINESS STUDIES

Certificate II in Business Studies

This program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects across a range of industries.

The course covers communication in the workplace, making use of technology within the workplace, working with others in teams and managing Human Resources within the workplace.

VET Business Studies caters to a diverse range of students, from those seeking work in occupations such as: real estate, secretarial work and office work, banking and finance, small business ownership (particularly for those wishing to take on an apprenticeship or traineeship) and retail.

VET Business runs at Dromana College every Wednesday from 11.45-3pm.

VET HOSPITALITY

VET Hospitality Pathways

This course is a combination of front of house VET Hospitality modules as well as learning cooking skills and completing modules from VET Kitchen Operations. It will support students to gain a variety of skills and experience in the hospitality industry to allow working within the industry.

This course runs for 1 year at Dromana College.
Classes run from 11.30-3pm Wednesday afternoons.

After successful completion of these units of competency, students could continue to complete Certificate II Hospitality or Certificate II Kitchen Operations.

Modules covered:
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Participate in safe work practices
Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
Source and use information on the hospitality industry
Work effectively with others
Prepare and serve non alcoholic beverages
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Prepare and present simple dishes
Use hospitality skills effectively

Classes run from 11.30 – 3pm, Wednesday afternoon, Dromana College

Career Options
Baker, Hospitality Advisor, Caterer, Hospital Catering, Chef, Health Inspector, Consumer Advisor, Health Educator, Cook, Home Economist, Dietician, Nutritionist, Food Producer, Pastry Chef, Food Technologist, Teacher, Food Writer

VET EDUCATION SUPPORT

The Certificate III in Education Support Traineeship is a unique traineeship offered by Dromana College.
This program is only available to VCAL students and enables them to complete the Education Support Certificate through one day of training (at Dromana College) and one day of work placement.

Essentially this means that VCAL students will attend school five days per week.

Three of those days will be VCAL classes, one day to undertake VET Education Support Certificate coursework and one day to undertake work placement, which is organised for students as part of the course.

During the work placement students will work with Year 7 and 8 classes to:

  • Help students learn to read and write
  • Manage Individual and small group learning and
  • Contribute to the management of the classroom S

Students are paid for their work placement through government subsidies at a rate of $10.63 per hour (Year 11) and $11.72 per hour (Year 12), for up to 7 hours per week. Whist students may elect to undertake this course, final admission is subject to completion of a formal interview process to assess suitability.

This is a one year course and provides pathways into careers such as: integration aides, community services, aged / child care, personal services and education services.

To enrol in this Traineeship the student is required to attend a compulsory information session with parent/guardian. Date to be confirmed.

VET OTHER (OFF CAMPUS)

Most VET Certificates are delivered by Chisholm TAFE in Frankston and a few select VET certificates available at Rosebud Chisholm including:
Electrical
Building
Landscape
Childcare
Salon Assistant
Beauty
Hospitality

Various secondary college’s on the Peninsula also offer a range of VET Certificate courses.

See the Pathways office for a full list of VET Certificate courses and costs available to Year 11 and Year 12 VCAL students.

Some VET certificates require COMPULSORY workplacement in the relevant industry to successfully complete the Certificate.
For example: VET Certificate: Early Childhood has a mandatory 40hrs structured workplacement requirement in Childcare centre for successful completion of certificate.

Applied FashionElecto technologyMulti Media
AutomotiveEngineering StudiesMusic
AgricultureEquine IndustryNail Tech
Beauty ServicesFurnishingOutdoor Recreation
Building and ConstructionFurniture Making PathwaysPrinting and Graphic Arts (Vinyl Wrappings)
Building Design and DraftingGame DesignPlumbing
Computer RepairHealth ServicesScreen and Media
Community ServicesInterior DesignSalon Assistant
DanceLaboratory SkillsSound Production Performance
Design FundamentalsMake Up ServiceTourism and Events
Visual Arts

BROCHURES AVAILABLE IN THE CAREERS OFFICE

For a full list of VET Certificate options for VCAL students see the Pathways office in the VCE wing.

NOTE: Students who undertake a VET may also be required to undertake a work placement in the associated industry.

NOTE – All VET programs include additional delivery costs

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