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Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Educational and Training (VET) courses are typically offered to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 at Clontarf Aboriginal College. They are nationally recognised training courses which provide students with some experience, skills and knowledge to perform effectively in the workplace.



Clontarf Aboriginal College delivers the following nationally recognised qualifications on-site in the Trade Training Centre:

AUR20716 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Graduates of AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation will have the skills to perform tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

MEM20413 – Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Graduates of a MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways will gain broad-based skills and knowledge in a range of engineering and manufacturing tasks which will enhance the graduates’ entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships, or general employment in an engineering-related workplace.

These two courses are delivered via an auspice relationship with Australian Institute of Education and Training.


School-based traineeships

All Year 11 and 12 students at Clontarf Aboriginal College are offered the opportunity to undertake a school-based traineeship (SBT) whereby they:

  • attend school four days a week
  • work one day a week with a host employer
  • and undertake theory and practical training to gain a nationally recognised Certificate II qualification.

Clontarf Aboriginal College works in partnership with a range of local host employers and General Training Organisation (GTO) such a SMYL Community Services and AFL SportsReady to offer SBTs

The qualifications gained through school-based traineeships include, but are not limited to:

  • AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture
  • BSB20115 – Certificate II in Business
  • CHC22015 – Certificate II in Community Services
  • CPC20112 – Certificate II in Construction
  • SBH20216 – Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • SIR20216 – Certificate II in Retail Services
  • SIT20316 – Certificate II in Hospitality


TAFE and other VET opportunities

Clontarf Aboriginal College will facilitate opportunities for individual students to study at TAFE one day a week in Years 11 and 12, in accordance with a student’s needs and interests.

The school often works with RTOs to plan and deliver a course at a Certificate I or II exclusively for a class of Year 10, 11 or 12 Clontarf Aboriginal College students.  These courses are usually delivered off-campus and are generally a year-long in duration.

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