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VET and the world of work

St Peter’s Catholic College is widely recognised and highly successful in providing multiple pathways for our learners through personalised learning programs, development of entrepreneurial skills and transition to the world of work through sustained partnerships with the wider community. With 10 different Vocational Frameworks and other courses, subject choices are rich and diverse and include School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs), External VET, online courses and post-school careers connections through work placement opportunities.

Link to: St Peter’s Careers and Pathways Website and the weekly St Peter’s Careers Newsletter www.stpeterscareers.com

VET student success

Our commitment to quality delivery of VET is acknowledged by the receipt of numerous prestigious Awards: VET School of the Year, CCATC and State Training Apprentice and Trainee of the Year, WorldSkills Awards, Battle of the Builders, Battle of the Business Assistants, Battle of the Chefs, and outstanding HSC results: NESA Top Achievers Awards: Ist Entertainment; 2nd, 3rd, 10th Business Services, 1st Retail Services and multiple Band 6 and 5s.

Trade Training Centre

Our VET facilities are industry standard, and include a Trade Training Centre, for Construction, Hospitality and Metal & Engineering, which prepares our life-long learners with the skills and knowledge to meet the ever-increasing challenges of the world of work, locally and as global citizens.


VET courses delivered at St Peter’s

Active Volunteering

Develops pathways to the world of work including community service, sport and recreation, emergency services and human services sectors through being involved in community service and social justice activities.

Business Services

Provides knowledge and a range of skills suitable for employment in a business environment or starting your own business, including events management, real estate, building, nursing and the police force.


Provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for employment and further training in the building industry.

Entertainment and Specialisation

Covers many aspects of the production of any type of live performance or event and includes audio, front of house, lighting, staging and vision systems.

Fitness (BEC)

The Fitness course is for those students who enjoy supporting in gaining a healthy lifestyle and who see a future in the area of personal fitness and training.


The hospitality industry is one of the largest sectors in Australia. This course develops knowledge and skills applicable to employment as a barista, chef, cook, kitchen hand, and manager.

Information Digital Technology

In a growing sector, this course provides knowledge and skills in technical support, multimedia and web development, desktop publishing, graphic design, programming and help desk operators. 

Metal & Engineering

Provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for employment and further training in manufacturing, engineering and related services industries. 

Retail Services

Develops knowledge and skills in working as a team, customer service, operating retailing equipment, sales and marketing, stock control and development of good management skills

Sports Coaching (CEC)

develops skills in coaching practices, knowledge in the sport, fitness and recreation industry and how to coach and teach skills in athletics, injury prevention, surf lifesaving and first aid.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) connect students to employers while gaining the Higher School Certificate.

BEC and CEC non-certificate courses

Industry Based Learning

The purpose of this course is to enable students to demonstrate the additional knowledge, understandings, skills, values and attitudes they develop from the on-the-job training component of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.