Vocational Education Training

Food Technology class

Metal and Engineering class

Furniture Making class

 

Higher School Certificate, (HSC), VET courses are offered at BHS in a range of trades and industry areas such as construction, hospitality, metal and engineering, and furniture making.

TAFE NSW and other RTOs also offer students additional VET courses, often targeting local industry skill requirements in areas such as animal care, beauty therapy, children's services, hairdressing, nursing, aged care, electro technology, fashion design and technology,  and tourism and events.

VET not only appeals to the interests and aptitudes of young people. It reflects the realities of the jobs market and its shifting demands for skills and training.

IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT VET AT BOURKE HIGH SCHOOL

VET Curriculum frameworks such as business services, construction, and hospitality, information Technology, metals and engineering and retail are qualifying subjects for the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, (ATAR), and are worth TWO units if a student chooses to do 240 hours.

All these VET courses are competency-based. This requires students to develop the skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency throughout the 1 or 2 years. The students must demonstrate that they can effectively carry out various tasks to the standard required in the appropriate industry to be assessed competent.

It is compulsory for students who wish to attain an ATAR to sit the HSC examination. For those who wish to attain a HSC credit, the HSC examination is optional.

It is compulsory for all VET students to complete work placement of up to 70 hours for a 2 unit x 2 year course (240hours), and 35 hours for the 120 hours of a HSC credit.

INDUSTRIAL CURRICULUM FRAMEWORKS OFFERED AT BOURKE HIGH SCHOOL IN 2011

Construction
Hospitality
Furniture Making
Metals and Engineering

CONSTRUCTION: INDUSTRY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

 

Why study Construction?

Construction provides students with the opportunity to gain a range of skills suitable for employment in the construction industry and to provide pathways for further study.

 

Working in the construction industry involves:

 

• constructing buildings

• modifying buildings

• contracting

• designing buildings

• measuring materials and sites

• communicating with clients

• managing personnel and sites

 

 

Samples of occupations students can aim for in the construction industry: building, bricklaying, carpentry, concreting, consulting, contracting, glazing, joinery, plastering, roofing, shop fitting, sign writing, steel reinforcing & structural engineering.

 

Course description:

 

This course is based on units of competency, which have been developed by the construction industry to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge required by workers in the industry.

The course incorporates core units plus a range of elective units from the General Construction sector.

A mandatory WorkCover NSW approved general OH&S induction-training program, as well as a work activity OH&S training and site-specific OH&S training must be completed before students are allowed onto a work site.

Depending on competencies chosen, full or part qualifications from the General Construction Training

Package (BSG03) are available in general construction; bricklaying/ blocklaying; carpentry; concreting;

painting and decorating; and wall and floor tiling.

For more information on possible outcomes please visit the Board of Studies NSW website

 

 

HOSPITALITY: INDUSTRY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

Why study Hospitality?

Hospitality focuses on providing customer service. Skills learned can be transferred across a range of industries. Workplaces for which Hospitality competencies are required include cafes, catering organisations and resorts.

Working in the hospitality industry involves:

• supporting and working with colleagues to meet goals and provide a high level of customer service

• developing menus, managing resources, preparing, cooking and serving a range of dishes

• providing food and beverage service in a range of settings

• providing house keeping and front office services in hotels, motels, resorts and other hospitality establishments

• planning and organising events and managing services.

Samples of occupations students can aim for in the hospitality industry: bar assistant, bar manager, chef, conference manager, events coordinator, food & beverage, manager, housekeeper, publicity and sales manager, reservations clerk, front office receptionist, guest service coordinator, hotel/motel manager, manager/owner of a small business

Course description:

This course is based on units of competency, which have been developed by the hospitality industry to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge required by workers in the industry.

The course incorporates core units of competency plus units from various functional areas such as: kitchen attending, commercial cookery, commercial catering, food and beverage, front office, housekeeping and sales/office operations.

Depending on competencies chosen, full or part qualifications from the Hospitality Training Package are available in commercial cookery; food and beverage; and accommodation services.

For more information on possible outcomes please visit the NSW Board of Studies website

 

METAL AND ENGINEERING: INDUSTRY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

Why study Metal and Engineering?

The manufacturing, engineering and related service industries include a wide range of industry sectors. The major industry activities and sectors are metal fabrication, metal manufacturing, aeroskills, metal machining, transport equipment manufacturing, electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing, and industrial machinery and equipment manufacturing. Most occupations within the industry have been subject to significant change within the last decade. In some areas career paths are converging with those in computer programming.

Working in the metal and engineering industry involves:

• constructing, assembling, installing, modifying, repairing and maintaining machines

• assembling, making parts, equipment, machines, instruments and tools

• designing machinery, parts, computer hardware and electronic circuits, using 3D graphics and drafting skills

• managing clients and staff, overseeing quotas and information, leading projects

Samples of occupations students can aim for in the metal and engineering industry: engineering, draftsperson, engraver, engineer (automotive, fabrications, production, plastics, marine, mechanical), fitter, instrument maker, locksmith, machinist, maintenance fitter, plumber, jeweller, refrigeration and air, conditioning mechanic, robotics specialist, structural steel and welding supervisor, toolmaker, manager/owner of a small business, boat builder/ repairer, marina/ slipway operator, boat charter operator, boat sales, representative, sailmaker,

Course description:

This course is based on units of competency, which have been developed by the metal, engineering and related service industries to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge required by workers in the industry.

Depending on competencies chosen, full or part qualifications from the Metal and Engineering Industry Training Package (MEM05) are available in mechanical, fabrication and electrical/electronic trade; production technology and systems; jewellery manufacture; boating services; and marine craft construction.

For more information on possible outcomes please visit the NSW Board of Studies website

A school-based traineeship is available in this course, for more information click here.

For more information please contact Craig Dunbar, the VET Head Teacher on 6872 2522.