Intro to VET Courses

Introduction to Vocational Education and Training (VET) at Dominic

Dominic College is a member of the Consortium of Catholic Schools who were granted funding for the development of a Trade Training Centre. Year 10 students at Dominic College have access to accredited VET units. This project is aimed at addressing the skills shortages in our community. This project also allows us to strengthen our links with industry and local business. Students who take up this opportunity for skill based training will be able to gain qualifications while at school and college and then will be able to transition from college straight into apprenticeships. GYC is the Registered Training Organisation (Guilford Young College RTO No. 1129) and these qualifications are recognised Australia-wide. Students wishing to do a VET course will be required to participate in an application and interview process to gain a place in this course. This is a relatively informal process, giving students the opportunity to articulate their reason for choosing to do a VET course and their commitment to the course.


Introduction to Construction (VET)


This program provides an introduction to the construction industry, its culture, occupations, job roles and workplace expectations. The units of competency cover essential workplace health and safety requirements, the industrial and work organisation structure, communication skills, work planning, and basic use of tools and materials. The qualification is built around a basic construction project unit that integrates the skills and embeds the facets of employability skills. Students can enroll in the following units of competency that give them an excellent introduction to vocational education and training in Construction, Plumbing and Allied Trades.

  • CPCCVE1011A Undertake a basic construction project
  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Students attaining competency in one or more units will be receive a statement of attainment.

Students must gain competence for the above units before being awarded a 'Statement of Attainment' which will count towards the full Certificate.


Introduction to Engineering Pathways (VET)

This course will give you knowledge and skills in multiple trade areas. This nationally accredited course aims to provide a wide range of training opportunities for those people seeking employment within the metals and engineering industries. The metal and engineering industry involves manufacture, service and repair and maintenance of products, tooling and equipment. Students can enroll in the following units of competency that give them an excellent introduction to vocational education and training in Engineering and Metal trades.

  • MEM13014A Apply principles of OH&S in the work environment
  • MEM18001C Use hand tools
  • MEMPE002A Use electric welding machines

Students must gain competency for the above units before being awarded a 'Statement of Attainment' towards the full Certificate.


Introduction to Hospitality (VET)

This qualification is designed to provide students with understanding of what the hospitality industry is about and the many career paths it offers. The students will develop good technical kitchen skills and team work. Students will learn basic hygiene procedures, learn to prepare simple dishes and learn to clean and maintain a kitchen. They will have opportunities to assist at College functions.

This course provides a pathway of future study in Certificate II in Kitchen Operations/Certificate II in Hospitality, Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery. Students can enroll in the following units of competency that give them an excellent introduction to vocational education and training in Hospitality.

  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
  • SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
  • SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes

Students must gain competency for the above units before being awarded a 'Statement of Attainment' towards the full Certificate.


Pathway information

Students can continue their studies in Year 11 and 12 through the Guilford Young College RTO (1129) and Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre.