Elevate Pathway

St Mary’s Elevate Pathway provides the opportunity for students to gain a nationally recognised qualification and Endorsed Workplace Learning Units over Years 11 and 12.

More and more secondary school students are discovering how Vocational Education and Training (VET) can give them the skills and knowledge they need to kick-start the career they want or springboard them to TAFE or alternative pathways to universities. These opportunities are available through a combination of Workplace Learning and a broad range of certificate qualifications offered through CareerLink and Registered Training Organisations.

School-Based Traineeships or Apprenticeships, which incorporate learning and paid work with an employer, are available in a variety of industry areas for students who are very clear about a specific career direction.

Elevate in Year 11

Year 11 Students have the opportunity to experience work placements during the exam period each semester. This allows the girls to gain skills and understanding that will enable them to choose a relevant certificate qualification through CareerLink in Year 12. Students generally achieve two Units of Endorsed Workplace Learning in Year 11. This counts towards their WACE.

Elevate in Year 12

Year 12 VET students require at least a Certificate II level qualification to meet graduation requirements. CareerLink help us to source a broad range of certificate qualifications through Registered Training Providers. In Year 12, students complete two units of Endorsed Workplace Learning.

Please visit the CareerLink website below to see the range of training qualifications available.

A Competitive Advantage

  • VET has the flexibility and scope to cater to a wide range of needs.
  • VET in schools ensures that students are well placed to go on to find a job or undertake further study.
  • VET is a perfect introduction into the world of work as students can learn practical skills, establish networks and gain an insight into the needs of the workplace.
  • The school-based VET programme enables a student to be a valued proposition for employers and gives them a head start in their chosen career.
  • A student will leave school with a nationally recognised vocational qualification and have further study pathways for TAFE and alternative pathways to universities.

Please contact Ms Pam Underwood for further information about St Mary’s Elevate Pathway.