Vocational Education & Training


VET 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 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 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.


VET Courses

Our students are able to choose from a wide variety of VET pathway options through a wide range of VET program choices. 

In Semester 2 of Year 10, students can undertake a taster/introductory VET course. Course options are limited however, these can provide students with a taste of VET before committing to a VET course in Year 11 or 12.  Examples of courses for Year 10’s may include:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Engineering (metal)
  • Hair/Makeup
  • Screen & Media

  • Music – delivered at Marcellin Campus as a Certificate II in Music throughout school year.

Our Year 11 & 12 students are able to choose from a wide variety of VET course options. Examples include:

  • Animal Studies
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering (metal)
  • Game Development
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Plumbing
  • Salon Assistant
  • Screen & Media
  • Music – delivered at Marcellin Campus by Sacred Heart teaching staff as a Certificate III in Music throughout school year.
  • Fitness – delivered at Marcellin Campus by external training provider.
  • Entrepreneurship & New Business – delivered at Marcellin Campus by external training provider.

Sacred Heart College
Vocational Education & Training Information Booklet


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Code

Students undertaking a VET course must have a USI code.  This is a ten digit code which allows you to login to your training account and see all of your VET training records and the results of your courses. 

You must have this USI code before you can commence any courses.  You can apply for your USI online, it’s free and takes less than 5 minutes. Go to usi.gov.au


Structured Workplace Learning for VET Students

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is an important and often compulsory part of a student’s VET Course. It also provides the opportunity for students to;

  • Learn, grow and develop skills for the workplace
  • Gain valuable feedback from a workplace about their general employability skills
  • Link what they’re learning at their VET course and applying it in a real work environment

Before students commence their structured work placement in the school holidays, the following two forms must be completed and returned to the VET office or returned via email – vet@shc.sa.edu.au

Deadlines for Workplace Learning Agreement Form and Work Health & Safety Checklist to be returned to VET Office by the dates as listed below:

April School HolidaysJuly School HolidaysOctober School Holidays
Thursday 31 March 2022  Friday 17 June 2022Friday 16 September 2022 

During your placement you and your host will be required to complete a logbook. You should write in this logbook regularly to document the tasks you have been doing and most importantly to keep track of your hours. Please ensure you and your host have completed and signed the logbook upon completion of the placement.

Logbooks will be distributed when forms have been received by the VET Office or Queensford College if you are studying a Cert III Fitness or Cert III Early Childhood Education and Care. Once placement is complete please return your logbook to the VET Office or Queensford College by Week 2 of following Term.

Workplace learning guides to be read prior to placement:


Email vet@shc.sa.edu.au

Phone – 08 8350 2500