Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Senior School students at GMAS have the opportunity to undertake VET studies, enabling them to earn credit towards nationally recognised qualifications whilst completing their West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

VET studies provide students with valuable experience in the workplace, broaden post-school options and prepare them for the transition from school to the workforce or further study.

VET covers a range of work experiences and training activities within the Senior School curriculum, where students can develop industry and workplace specific skills and knowledge.

Examples of the types of courses available to students include:

  • Building and Construction
  • Nursing
  • Community Services
  • Electrotechnology
  • Hairdressing
  • Plumbing
  • Retail Cosmetics
  • Automotive (Heavy or Light)
  • Education Support

Why do a VET course?

There are many benefits to undertaking a VET course whilst at school, including:

  • obtaining a nationally recognised qualification (such as a Certificate II or III)
  • gaining an apprenticeship or traineeship;
  • developing relevant industry knowledge and experience;
  • experiencing a renewed sense of purpose and motivation for Senior schooling;
  • networking and establishing links with employers;
  • achieving points towards WACE graduation;
  • and providing a pathway to employment or further study, including alternate entry to university.

VET pathways

We offer a range of VET pathways that cater for varying students aspirations and academic abilities. Learn more about our different pathways below.


Click to view a variety of resources that students may find helpful in their decision making about life after school.

Our VET Department

Students have the full support of our dedicated VET Department whilst on and off-campus. The VET Department liaises closely with employers and Registered Training Organisations to ensure students are safe and supported on their chosen pathway.

Please contact our Head of VET, Mrs Megan Grosse, for more information.

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