Vocational Education and Training

Sevenoaks Senior College offer a wide variety of vocational pathways, either on campus, through workplace learning or delivered by TAFE Colleges.

Students will be able to apply for a wide variety of certificates in 2024, available one or two days per week through South Metropolitan TAFE and North Metropolitan TAFE.  Visit the respective sites to check the application dates and descriptions of the available certificates.



Students will be able to apply for the following certificates in 2024, available on campus at Sevenoaks Senior College. 

These qualifications are proposed offerings for the 2024 academic year. At the time of publication, no agreements have been entered into with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the delivery of these qualifications. On the basis of interest from students in each qualification, the school will initiate a formal partnership agreement with an RTO for the delivery of the qualification.


AV130316 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot Visual Line of Sight)

This is your opportunity to learn how to fly a drone, while also learning the rules and requirements to operate for commercial or business purposes.

This the highest qualification available for high school students wanting to obtain a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) and develop industry leading skills within the remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) industry.

Obtaining your Remote Pilots Licence (RePL) is the first step to being able to operate remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), otherwise known as drones or UAV’s for commercial or business purposes without weight or operating restrictions.

This certificate is delivered on-campus at Sevenoaks Senior College and at a local open space by South Metropolitan TAFE.

Students completing this qualification can pursue employment opportunities in the industry or use the qualification as a pathway into further studies at a certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma level. Alternatively, students can explore certificate Ill qualifications in aviation, for example pilot studies, aviation management, flight attendant, helicopter and rescue crewman


AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Learn about the Automotive industry in our superbly equipped Automotive workshop located in our Trade Training Centre. The workshop is industry standard but, has also been equipped with additional vehicles and equipment provided by multinational and local automotive companies.

This qualification aims to:

·     provide students with the initial automotive employability skills and knowledge that prospective employers are looking for, and

·      to reflect the role of entry level employees who perform routine tasks under direct supervision in the industry sector.

Students will:

·         Gain a feel for the automotive industry in a simulated workshop

·        Learn basic use of automotive workshop equipment, safe work practices and manual handling  skills

·         Learn the basic purpose and features of vehicle systems

This certificate enhances apprenticeship opportunities in the automotive retail, service and repair sectors of the industry, and further industry-related study.


BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills (formerly known as Certificate II in Business)

As part of this certificate students will participate in a simulated small business.

This qualification develops skills, knowledge and experience:

·                 in a variety of entry-level business services job roles,

·                in a range of broad-based business skills that are applicable to almost all industries, including a range of some of the most common digital technologies and applications used across businesses today and

·             for individuals who have not yet entered the workforce and are developing the necessary skills in preparation for work.

These individuals carry out a range of basic procedural, clerical, administrative or operational tasks that require self-management and technology skills. They perform a range of mainly routine tasks using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge in a defined context.

The skills developed in this certificate are valuable for most employees and workers. They are also very relevant to students, providing fundamental skills to assist their learning, whether at school, TAFE or university.


CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services you need to enrol in ADWPL

Students will participate in community services work placements. They will develop skills and be assessed on campus at Sevenoaks Senior College and in the workplace.

Students will be well-placed for future employment and further study and will gain valuable practical exposure to a range of duties and tasks.

This program provides pathways to:

·         further industry-related study,

·         potentially apply for the 52831WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies in year 12, and

·         community services work such as providing support and assistance to a variety of clients including childcare, the elderly and the disability sector.

CUA20620 Certificate II in Music

Do you have a passion for music and may wish to involve yourself in the music industry?

By the end of this two-year course you will:

·         learn to work in a team, perform music in a group,

·         develop industry knowledge,

·         operate recording and PA equipment using safe handling practices.

You will also gain experience in music creation including song writing. Students may enter the qualification with limited or no experience.

After completing this course, you can pursue employment in the music industry or complete further industry-related study.  However, this is a fantastic certificate for any student, as most employers recognise the importance of well-rounded employees.

FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

It is also suitable for students who are investigating their future career options through the development of a vocational training and employment plan.

It is suitable for individuals who require:

§  a pathway to employment or further vocational training

§  reading, writing, oral communication, learning and numeracy skills primarily aligned to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3

§  entry level digital literacy and employability skills

This certificate is valuable for students wishing to move directly to employment or to explore other vocational training opportunities.

HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services you need to enrol in ADWPL

Students will participate in health services work placements. They will develop skills and be assessed on campus at Sevenoaks Senior College and in the workplace.

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services. At this level workers complete tasks under supervision involving known routines and procedures or complete routine but variable tasks in collaboration with others in a team environment.

This program provides pathways to:

·         potentially apply for the 52831WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies in year 12, and

·         employment is a variety of health support roles and further study in the health-related industry.

MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Metals)

Our exceptional engineering workshop located in our Trade Training Centre provides a well-equipped and industry standard learning environment where students participate in real life engineering projects.

This qualification is intended for students interested in gaining exposure to an engineering or related working environment with a view to entering into employment in that area.

Students will develop trade like skills and knowledge in a range of engineering and manufacturing tasks which will enhance their entry-level employment prospects for apprenticeships, traineeships or general employment in an engineering-related workplace and further industry-related study.

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Love the buzz and vibe of hotels, bars and restaurants? Get your skills in shape for a career in this exciting area.

Learn about the hospitality industry, safety and security in the workplace, food and beverage service and more, and spend some time putting your skills into practice in a supervised simulated work environment.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the skills to become a kitchen hand, cook’s assistant, food and beverage attendant and a coffee maker and other vocational training in the hospitality industry and further industry-related study.

52895WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies (only available for students enrolled at Sevenoaks Senior College before the start of term 4 2022)

The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies gets you one step closer to a career as an enrolled nurse, or a pathway to be a Registered Nurse. You will gain the knowledge and skills to ease comfortably into studying nursing. You will learn about anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, medical terminology, applied mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as study skills. The Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies provides the academic knowledge for entry to the Diploma of Nursing, and other Tertiary pathways that accept a Certificate IV as an entry requirement, particularly in health-related careers.

Please contact the Program Coordinator – Vocational Education and Training (VET) for details about the certificates offered, on 6235 7200.

NOTE:  All students studying a Certificate program require an Unique Student Identifier (USI). Further information is provided below.

The Unique Student Identifier or USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts (available in late 2016)
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life.

In addition, individuals who have a genuine personal objection to being assigned a student identifier will be able to apply for an exemption to the Student Identifiers Registrar: https://www.usi.gov.au/training-organisations/training-organisation-requirements/exemptions-individuals.

If you are successful in gaining an exemption you must be aware that:

  • Assessment results will not appear on their authenticated VET transcript or be available to them via the USI System.
  • If the student later wants a USI, the training completed under exemption cannot be added to their USI account retrospectively.

Students who do not already have an USI should read the Getting a USI Information document that can be downloaded from VET documents

View VET documents here