Vocational Education Training (VET)

The VET pathway at Alta-1 offers practical education and workplace learning experiences that assist students in developing skills, knowledge and attitudes which set them up for success after leaving school. This is achieved with the guidance of qualified educational staff who provide a strong community of support and feedback that prepares students for life in a working environment.


Alta-1 provides students with flexible and individual VET learning pathways that offer opportunities to undertake nationally recognised certificate courses and select work placements, whilst remaining enrolled on campus, that suit their interests and future career aspirations.


Alta-1 partners with quality registered training organisations (RTOs) which allow certificate courses to be completed within the College and also through external providers such as TAFE and private RTO’s.


Qualifications delivered on campus and online include Certificate II in General Education for Adults as foundational literacy and numeracy skills leading onto Certificate II in Workplace Skills and Certificate III in Business.


Students can also choose from a huge range of qualifications through TAFE or other recognised training providers, attending for one or two days a week through the VETDSS (VET Direct to Secondary Students) program that align with their individual learning pathways and interests. Students then attend their Alta-1 campus for the remainder of the week.


Employment based learning is also available through school based apprenticeships and traineeships in hairdressing, hospitality and retail or through approved workplace learning programs with quality workplace partnerships. These work placements consider the needs of individual students and provide environments that are both child-safe and provide optimum learning outcomes.


The Alta-1 VET program is a student-centred program that assists with planning their individual future pathways, ensures they are work-ready and provides them with options for further education.

Advantages of studying VET in Alta-1

  • Provides the opportunity to trial a career
  • Links students with industry and local community employers
  • Potential of traineeships, pre-apprenticeships and work.
  • Nationally recognised qualifications and skills
  • Broadens WACE/QCE and VET pathways
  • Bridging pathway to university
  • Prepares students for the workforce