Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides courses of study and/or practical training that develops the skills and knowledge that people need for employment. At MLC School students are able to combine VET sector courses such as Hospitality Operations within school sector courses and have them both recognised towards a final qualification such as the HSC and a UAI.

Vocational Education and Training Courses offered at MLC School

Various courses are dual accredited by both the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board (VETAB). The students must complete a mandatory 70 hours work placement over two years in order to complete the industry competencies. The students who take any of the following subjects are awarded two units towards their HSC, Certificate II or III AQF and also have the subject includedin the calculation of the UAI.

In-school VET courses offered to Year 11 and Year 12 are:

  • Business Services
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality

TAFE delivered Vocational Education Courses are also offered on a basis of demand. With the exception of Accounting, these courses are not included in the calculation of the UAI. Current TVET courses are being offered through eight different campuses due to student interest. Courses currently being completed by MLC School students include:

  • Accounting
  • Aged Care
  • Animal Care
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Children's Services
  • Events Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hairdressing
  • Marketing
  • News and Media Jouralism
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sports Fitness
  • Tourism
  • Welfare Studies

MLC Students have been awarded the Australian Vocational Student Prize in 2006, 2007 and 2009. This prize recognises the achievements of exceptional Year 12 students undertaking a Vocational Education and Training School Program as part of their senior studies. It is a high profile Australian government initiative highlighting the importance of vocational pathways within the school curriculum.