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Vocational Education and Training

Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to gain national qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to assist them in the workplace or access pathways to vocational and higher education.

As Champion Bay Senior High School moves into the senior school space, we are quietly emerging as a leader in VET as our professional and proactive staff establish strong industry connections and partnerships to maximise the opportunities for your child, whether it be in training, trade qualifications, school-based traineeships and apprenticeships or work placement.


School-Based Qualifications

We currently have a number of qualifications on offer at CBSHS, delivered by our fully qualified teaching staff who work under third party agreements with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).


Externally Delivered Qualifications

Your child can also apply for courses delivered by Central Regional TAFE, which are accessed under their VET delivered to Secondary Schools (VETDSS) program.  There are over 20 qualifications on offer to students, including the following:

  • Higher level qualifications – Certificate III and IV level including Nursing
  • Pre-apprenticeship in Schools (PAIS) qualifications – a range of trade pathways are available
  • Certificate II qualifications

These courses are highly competitive. An application process is in place with deadlines that must be adhered to.  For more information please email Natalie.partington@education.wa.edu.au.

More information regarding Central Regional TAFE for Secondary School Students can be found on their website:



School-Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships

School-based traineeships and apprenticeships provide students with the opportunity to undertake paid employment and gain a formal qualification whilst studying at school.  Traineeships and apprenticeships can be undertaken across a range of industry areas, with apprenticeships continuing once those students have finished school.


Work Experience and Workplace Learning

At Champion Bay Senior High School, your child has the opportunity to participate in work experience in Years 10, 11 and 12 as it is an integral part of our senior school programs.  Students undertaking work experience will also be enrolled in an Authority Developed Workplace Learning program (ADWPL) which allows them to develop transferable work skills and achieve valuable points toward their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).


Aboriginal School-Based Training Program

Aboriginal students in Years 10 and 11 are able to study a Certificate I in Leadership, Certificate I in Automotive or a Certificate II in Leadership delivered by external Registered Training Organisations.  The training provided under this program aims to provide your child with the skills and confidence to undertake higher level training in the following years.


Careers Central @ Champion

At Careers Central@Champion your child can get up to date information, assistance and support with career planning; vocational education and training; universities and work opportunities.  We have student computers available and loads of career resources. We are open before and after school as well as during recess and lunch for easy access.

Please drop in for a visit or call Deb or Nat on 08 9965 8300 ext 365.


Champion Bay Senior High School Careers Website

Check out our careers website, a place where you will find all of the information you and your child will need on careers and career planning.