Vocational Education Training in Schools (VET)


Vocational Education and Training is offered at Newman Senior High School as an alternative pathway for students who have a clear career goal. A VET student must be working towards completing a nationally recognised certificate II/or higher qualification and may be required to complete workplace learning. Industry specific training packages clearly identify skills and relevant knowledge necessary to complete a task in industry, which is supported through on-the-job learning such as workplace learning.

 The VET options at Newman Senior High School have been selected to address national and local skills shortages. All qualifications contribute towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education (AWCE) achievement. In conjunction with carefully selected Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) such as Pilbara Institiute, the following opportunities are available to Year 11 and 12 students;

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Trade Training Centre only)
  • SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

NOTE: Students not enrolled in an ATAR pathway must complete a nationally recognised Certificate II or higher to achieve WACE.

The School Based Traineeship program may also be available to suitable applicants. (subject to availability of suitable employer and applicant).

Newman Trade Training Centre

The Newman Trade Training Centre (NTTC) program provides student the opportunity to enjoying state-of-the-art facilities whilst completing their Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. 

The NTTC program is natural progression from the Mining Alliance program and strongly supported by BHP Billiton and local industry, designed to extend and motivate students who wish to pursue a trade pathway.

It focuses on building strong trade hand skills via the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, trade based literacy and numeracy, work ethics and work readiness, which is supported by mandatory workplace learning.  Students gain knowledge and practical experience at industry standard whilst completing a nationally recognised certificate, making them competitive in their transition from school to employment or further education in the mining and allied industries.

  VET Student

Authority Developed Workplace Learning (ADWPL)

Workplace Learning not only contributes towards WACE achievement, but also provides individuals with the opportunity to access industry related placement within the local community.

Students enrolled in a nationally recognised qualification may complete workplace learning, putting their newly developed skills and knowledge into practical application, in one or more real workplace/s, further developing and refining their skills at industry standard.

Workplace learning assists student to develop and enhance transferable workplace skills, building rapport with local employers and increases their competitive edge in the transition into post school employment.

School Based Traineeship Program

Suitable applicant/s have the opportunity to participate in our ‘School Based Traineeship (SBT) Program’. A school based traineeship allows senior secondary students to start a traineeship while also completing the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Under these arrangements the student is both a full-time student and a part-time employee with the same employment and training responsibilities as other trainees.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to kick-start their career and gain a nationally recognised qualification, whilst completing WACE.

This program is subject to availability of suitable employers and applicants.