Vocation Education Training

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools program are delivered as part of a broad, general education that combines study towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) with a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). 

Yanchep Secondary College is committed through its administration and VET staff to offer the best and most comprehensive range of courses available. 

The College operates under the following vision statement: 

“Yanchep Secondary College is committed to providing an inclusive learning environment that maximises student engagement and achievement, encourages and develops a sense of community and prepares students to enter the world who are socially aware and ready to make their mark on the world”. 

Within this environment the Vocational Education and Training (VET) section has developed a systematic approach to maintaining quality management systems to ensure that VET services are delivered in a manner which complies with state and national requirements and consistently meets the needs of all stakeholders –in particular the learners.  

The VET section operates within the larger environments of the College and DoE.  

The VET section is bound by all organisational and operational policies applicable to both those larger environments –however in addition, the VET section has developed policies and procedures, which apply to the delivery of VET.  

Adherence and maintenance of these VET policies and procedures is central to maintaining a consistently high-quality delivery. It is a requirement of all those who work within the VET section of the College that they follow the designated policies and procedures.  

Continuous improvement mechanisms have been developed to ensure procedures are constantly being updated.” 

At Yanchep Secondary College, the VET space consists of the following –  

  • VET Certificates that are delivered in school and incorporated into the regular timetable through an auspice arrangement or profile funding with Registered Training Organisations (RTO). These courses are delivered by trained teaching staff or by the RTO. Currently we offer those listed below, however they can change according to student interest and or school needs. 
  • Targeted Initiative Program funded by the Department of Education, known as the Yandjip Funding. Yanchep Secondary College is lucky to be able to have two RTO’s involved with this initiative. One of which is run at school, embedded into the timetable, the other is based in Two Rocks.  
  • VETDSS (VET delivered to Secondary Schools) These are external providers where the student will be released from school one or two days per week to attend a campus offsite to obtain their qualification. 
  • SBAT (School based apprenticeships and traineeships) Where the student is released from school 1 day per week to be able to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship – this can run through years 10,11 and 12. 
  • WPL and ADWPL. Work Experience for years 9 and 10 and Authority Developed Endorsed Programs for years 11 and 12.  

It is encouraged that all year 9 and some 10 students participate in Work Experience. This is a fantastic way for students to be able to encounter different industries and gain invaluable experience to prepare for future pathways.  

ADWPL is a good option for year 11 and 12 in conjunction with Certificates that require nominated Workplace Learning hours. As this is an endorsed program for Year 11 and 12 students, those who choose to participate in this option, and do a minimum of 110 hours, complete a log book and skills journal will also have this count towards their WACE attainment. 

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Certificate @ Yanchep

The Certificates that Yanchep Secondary College provide at school and are embedded into the timetable are: 


Skills Strategies International RTO Code 2401

AHC10416 Certificate I in Permaculture:

This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the permaculture industry. It allows students to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision

IVET Institute RTO Code 40548

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation 

Allows students to develop the competence required to work in a variety of roles within the industry. The units that are included in the program not only prepare students for employment but are also relevant to student personal health and fitness.  

SIS20321 Certificate II in Sport Coaching 

Students who complete this program will develop a variety of skills and the knowledge to contribute to sport at the community level in assistant coaching or official roles. The program includes practical coaching and officiating experience that will challenge and ultimately build student confidence, and decision-making skills. 

SIT20322 Certificate II in Hospitality 

This qualification offers individuals general Hospitality knowledge and a range of food and beverage service skills. The course is well-suited to students that enjoy practical learning. The course focuses on front of house Hospitality skills, such as barista skills, food hygiene, food advice, and financial transactions. 

BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills 

The Certificate II level program prepares students for entry-level positions across a diverse range of business services settings and can help to open the door to a vast array of non-technical employment opportunities. It can also lead to further study in either technical or non-technical vocations and aims to develop the most common and transferable skills and knowledge required of almost any workplace.


Yandjip Funding

Targeted Initiative Program funded by the Department of Education, known as the Yandjip Funding are:

Access Australia Group RTO Code 4603 

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults 

This qualification is aimed at reading, interpreting and evaluating everyday texts, and developing mathematical knowledge to apply numeracy skills in everyday familiar situations, such as personal, community or workplace purposes. This certificate is run at school and embedded into the regular timetable. 

Access Training Academy RTO Code 32557 

SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services 

This qualification students will learn skills in areas such as make-up, waxing, nails, lash and brow treatments, cosmetic tanning, demonstration and sales of retail skin care and cosmetic products. 



VETDSS (VET delivered to Secondary Schools) The college work closely with several external providers who provide a plethora of courses off site. A few are listed below:

NM TAFE RTO Code 52786

Health Science Hub RTO Code 52806

HAMA Service (WA) Pty Ltd RTO Code 2010

Applied Vocational Training Ltd RTO Code 2010


SBAT (School based apprenticeships and traineeships) Where the student is provided with on-the-job training and support through an RTO, employer, and school to gain a qualification. These 2 companies, the school has been working closely with to assist students:


McDonalds Australia Ltd RTO Code 90820


Greenhouse Education RTO Code 52805

There are numerous pathways for a student to become a productive, and active adult. Vocational Education and Training is one of these pathways with so many options and support to be able to achieve and start on a successful career path.