VET is a dynamic and fast‐growing area of education that offers alternative pathways to post‐secondary and tertiary education and employment. Students who complete VET Pathway Programs will still gain an ATAR.
Briefly in Year 9 and more formally in Year 10, students begin the Student Education and Training (SET) Plan process. This is a compulsory education requirement and is a prerequisite for enrolling into some Registered Training Organisations (RTO). As part of this SET Planning process, students are offered the opportunity to start Vocational Education and Training (VET), known as Pathway Programs.
VET continues to create pathways for our students into tertiary study, enhance employment opportunities and improve our students’ workplace and life skill-sets. VET is for ALL the girls at Fairholme College, from Year 10 to Year 12. Fairholme College believes that by beginning a Pathway Program earlier in the girls’ schooling, it ensures they are making informed career and subject choices, having ‘tasted’ or experienced an area of interest outside of traditional subject offerings.
Gaining a nationally-recognised qualification not only provides a pathway into tertiary study and gives our girls an edge when entering the workforce, it can also assist in scholarship application and resume development, gain and improve student’s workplace, study and life skill-sets and bank points toward the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Pathway Programs may also contribute to students’ ATAR.
VET gives our girls more options and more pathways into their next stage of learning, through the Specialist Elective Pathway Program, School-based Traineeships and TAFE in Schools programs.