Vocational Education & Training


Year 10 TradeSKILLS – Term 3 & 4, 2020

During Term 3 & 4 there will be a number of opportunities for you to participate in elective ‘taster’ style Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.  

By participating in these practical courses you will gain broad based skills and knowledge in your chosen area of study as well as an understanding about future vocational pathways and opportunities which apply to that vocation.  

The Year 10 VET program is optional and runs in addition to your normal school timetable (it does not replace a subject). If you participate in a course you will be expected to catch up on the school work you miss out on.  

Enrolments close on Wednesday 3 June (Week 6, Term 2). Selections will be on a first come first served basis – so get in quick! (Minimum numbers must be reached for a course to proceed).   

You can choose from one of the five following courses:

  • Engineering (Metal Trades)

    Course Flyer: Engineering (Metal Trades) TradeSKILLS Information Flyer

    • Location: Rosewater Trade Training Centre (RTTC) (next to Mount Carmel College)
    • Training Provider: TafeSA
    • Day(s): Friday Fortnightly for 7 sessions (Fortnight to be confirmed)
    • Time: 8.40am – 3.00pm
    • Course Fee (incl. uniform): $735.50 (to be added to family’s school fee account)
    • 10 Stage 1 SACE Credits
    • College Minibus to take students: Departing Sacred Heart College Marcellin Campus at 7.45am.
    • Students make their own way home. (Please note that a College staff member will accompany students from RTTC to the Alberton Railway Station (2 min walk) to Adelaide Railway Station after the first training day).

    Enrolment Process:
    For an enrolment in the Engineering (Metal Trades) course at RTTC you need to complete and return the:

    Next Steps:

    1. Have a conversation with your Parent/Caregiver if one of the courses on offer interests you.  You must have their consent.
    2. If you have any questions come and see Leanne De Young (VET Coordinator) in the VET Office or send Leanne an email.
    3. Return your completed enrolment forms to the VET Office by Wednesday 3 June (Week 6, Term 2).  All enrolment forms must include a parent/caregiver signature and a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  (www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi)
  • Construction Trades

    Course Flyer: Construction Trades TradeSKILLS Information Flyer

    • Location: Rosewater Trade Training Centre (RTTC) (next to Mount Carmel College)
    • Training Provider: TafeSA
    • Day(s): Friday Fortnightly for 7 sessions (Fortnight to be confirmed)
    • Time: 8.40am – 3.00pm
    • Course Fee (incl. uniform): $735.50 (to be added to family’s school fee account)
    • 10 Stage 1 SACE Credits
    • College Minibus to take students: Departing Sacred Heart College Marcellin Campus at 7.45am.
    • Students make their own way home. (Please note that a College staff member will accompany students from RTTC to the Alberton Railway Station (2 min walk) to Adelaide Railway Station after the first training day).

    Enrolment Process:
    For an enrolment in the Construction Trades course at RTTC you need to complete and return the:

    Next Steps:

    1. Have a conversation with your Parent/Caregiver if one of the courses on offer interests you.  You must have their consent.
    2. If you have any questions come and see Leanne De Young (VET Coordinator) in the VET Office or send Leanne an email.
    3. Return your completed enrolment forms to the VET Office by Wednesday 3 June (Week 6, Term 2).  All enrolment forms must include a parent/caregiver signature and a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  (www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi)
  • Hair and Make-Up

    Course Flyer: Hair and Make-Up TradeSKILLS Information Flyer

    • Location and Training Provider: Clipjoint Education, 86 Gawler Place, Adelaide
    • Day(s): Friday fortnightly for 7 sessions (Fortnight to be confirmed)
    • Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
    • 10 Stage 1 SACE Credits
    • Course Fee (incl. resources): $660 (to be added to family’s school fee account)
    • Students to make their own way to and from Clip Joint Education

    Enrolment Process:
    For an enrolment in the Hair and Make-Up course at Clipjoint Education you need to complete and return the:

    Next Steps:

    1. Have a conversation with your Parent/Caregiver if one of the courses on offer interests you.  You must have their consent.
    2. If you have any questions come and see Leanne De Young (VET Coordinator) in the VET Office or send Leanne an email.
    3. Return your completed enrolment forms to the VET Office by Wednesday 3 June (Week 6, Term 2).  All enrolment forms must include a parent/caregiver signature and a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  (www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi)
  • Electrical/Electronics

    Course Flyer: Electrical/Electronics TradeSKILLS Information Flyer

    • Location and Training Provider:  PEER, 1042 Port Road, Albert Park (1km from St Clair Railway Station)
    • Day(s): Monday fortnightly for 4 sessions (27 July, 10 August, 24 August and 7 September 2020)
    • Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
    • Nil SACE Credits
    • Course Fee: $490.00 (to be added to family’s school fee account)
    • College Minibus to take students: Departing Sacred Heart College Marcellin Campus at 8.15am.
    • Students make their own way home. (Please note that a College staff member will accompany students from PEER to the St Clair Railway Station (10 min walk) to Adelaide Railway Station after the first training day). 

    Enrolment Process:
    For an enrolment in the Electrical/Electronics course at PEER you will need to complete and return the:

    Next Steps:

    1. Have a conversation with your Parent/Caregiver if one of the courses on offer interests you.  You must have their consent.
    2. If you have any questions come and see Leanne De Young (VET Coordinator) in the VET Office or send Leanne an email.
    3. Return your completed enrolment forms to the VET Office by Wednesday 3 June (Week 6, Term 2).  All enrolment forms must include a parent/caregiver signature and a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  (www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi)
  • Plumbing/Air-Conditioning

    Course Flyer: Plumbing/Air-Conditioning TradeSKILLS Information Flyer

    • Location and Training Provider: Tonsley TafeSA, 1284 South Rd, Tonsley
    • Day(s): Friday Fortnightly for 4 sessions (7 August, 21 August, 4 September and 18 September 2020)
    • Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm
    • Nil SACE Credits
    • Course Fee:  $550.00 (to be added to family’s school fee account)
    • Students to make their own way to and from Tonsley TafeSA

    Enrolment Process:
    For an enrolment in the Plumbing/Air-conditioning course at Tonsley TafeSA PEER you will need to complete and return the:

    Next Steps:

    1. Have a conversation with your Parent/Caregiver if one of the courses on offer interests you.  You must have their consent.
    2. If you have any questions come and see Leanne De Young (VET Coordinator) in the VET Office or send Leanne an email.
    3. Return your completed enrolment forms to the VET Office by Wednesday 3 June (Week 6, Term 2).  All enrolment forms must include a parent/caregiver signature and a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  (www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi)

Enrolment forms can also be collected from the VET Office. If you would like help completing the forms or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Leanne De Young, VET Coordinator via leannedeyoung@shc.sa.edu.au


Vocational Education & Training at Sacred Heart College

Sacred Heart College offers students at Marcellin Campus the opportunity to undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) as part of their studies.  This enables students to earn a nationally recognised VET qualification whilst at the same time completing their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

The recognition arrangements for VET in the SACE include recognition of:

  • completed qualifications
  • partly completed qualifications (for which a student has completed one or more units of competency)

The SACE Board recognises VET that:

  • is listed on the training.gov.au website.
  • is delivered and assessed by, or under the auspices of, registered training organisations (RTOs), which are registered to deliver and/or assess the VET qualification.
  • is delivered and assessed in accordance with the VET Quality Framework.
  • can be certified on a transcript, statement of attainment, or qualification issued by an RTO.

The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. A student earns 10 SACE credits for the successful completion of 70 nominal hours of VET, up to the maximum number of credits allocated to each qualification. For more information on how specific VET qualifications can earn SACE units at Stage 1 and 2 refer to the SACE website – www.sace.sa.edu.au


Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) program forms an integral piece of the educational pathway offered at our College.  

By combining secondary education with vocational education and training, our students have the opportunity to receive their SACE as well as gain nationally recognised qualifications and workplace specific skills designed to meet current and future employment demands.  By keeping their options open, our students are able to pursue vocational and higher education pathways.

As a member of the Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network, our students are able to choose from a wide variety of VET pathway options through a wide range of VET program choices. 


Vocational Education & Training Coordinator

Leanne De Young

leannedeyoung@shc.sa.edu.au

08 8350 2570