Careers and Vocational Education and Training (VET)

At Mater Dei College, it is our mission to make sure students are world ready by offering a variety of pathways and programs to support them in their personal education journey.

Students have access to a range of Careers and Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities at the College. No matter the pathway, the College has something for every student.

For Year 9 students, they have access to Career Starter, a program designed to challenge thinking and make connections between education and post-school opportunities. The program is designed to get students to become ‘career curious’ through practical activities and meaningful experiences, including guest speakers and industry excursions.

For Year 10 students, they are offered the Head Start Program, which is based on the project-based learning model in which students will acquire career knowledge and skills to explore and participate in industry training. The project is specific to the student’s passion and inquiry choice, using a variety of employability skills such as critical thinking, communication and creativity. The program involves community partners, who support students with work experience in second semester. This SCSA endorsed program allows students to gain C grades towards their WACE.

For Year 11 and 12 students, there are multiple opportunities with Careers and Enterprise, Certificate II in Workplace Skills and the Future Ready Program.