Marist Regional College continues to maintain strong working relationships with industries and has introduced full qualifications and short skills set programs that contribute to building work ready skills and knowledge, transferable to any workplace in the labour market.

Students who enrol in a VET program will be given the opportunity to:

  • spend time developing skills and knowledge in simulated work environments
  • develop employability skills common to all industry areas
  • achieve specific skills and knowledge for the industry area of their choice
  • gain nationally accredited qualifications and/or skill sets that assist in future training and pathways
  • establish strong partnerships and networks within the employment environment

Our VET courses have noteworthy points of difference. For instance –

  • There are five Introductory courses that have been designed as taster courses in Year 10. Students gain an understanding and working skills and knowledge about different professions. Each Introduction course gives students the opportunity to complete fun hands-on units of competency.  Units that are completed successfully at the end of Year 10 are credit transferred into a full qualification should a student choose to continue with their VET studies in Senior College years.
  • AUR10120 Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation – a purpose-built trade training workshop will allow students the opportunity to develop core and transferable skills into the Automotive industry and obtain a School-based Apprenticeship in Senior College years.
  • FBP20221 Certificate II in Baking – students will be given the opportunity to complete a full qualification in a purpose-built bakery. No other school along the Northwest Coast offers this course or training centre. This qualification also allows students the prospect to obtain a School-based Apprenticeship in Senior College years.
  • CPC20220 Certificate II in Construction Pathways– students learn to build a liveable one and/or 2-bedroom unit from the foundation levels upwards. Units are officially signed off by surveyors and sold at auction to the public at the end of the second year. No other school along the Northwest Coast builds this type of structure.  Students will be given the opportunity to develop core skills that are transferable into a Certificate III in Construction post-secondary schooling and students may obtain a School-based Apprenticeship in Senior College years.
  • SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery – students will be given the opportunity to learn and develop core cookery skills in a purpose-built commercial kitchen adjacent to the bakery area. This course allows students the prospect to obtain a School-based Apprenticeship in Senior College years.
  • Introduction to Nursing and Health Occupation – working closely with UTas West Park, students will be given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in a state-of-the-art Nursing simulation lab throughout the year, in addition to learning in a simulated Aged Care nursing environment at the College.


VET Course Offerings 2024

Delivered and assessed at school in partnership with TasTAFE (RTO Code 60142)

Delivered and assessed at TasTAFE (RTO Code 60142) in a partnership with Marist Regional College and cluster arrangements with Leighland Christian School and St Brendan-Shaw College.

Delivered and assessed at St Brendan-Shaw College in partnership with Guilford Young College (RTO Code 1129)

Delivered and assessed at school in partnership with Guilford Young College (RTO Code 1129)


Year 10 Vocational Education and Training

Students in Year 10 can participate in short skills set courses to gain an understanding of different professional areas, while developing their skills and knowledge, and employability skills. Each Introductory course has been designed to allow the opportunity for students to enrol in a minimum of three (3) units of competency. Successful completion of units will carry credit points towards the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) – 120 points. Further, introductory courses are intended to enable students to transition into full VET qualifications (where applicable) in Senior College years.


Year 11 and 12 Vocational Education and Training

Senior College students can study nationally accredited VET qualifications and short skill-set courses as part of their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

The Australian Qualifications Framework – volume of learning describes how long it would take to develop all the required skills and knowledge. Volume of learning includes all teaching, learning and assessment activities that a typical student must undertake to achieve the learning outcomes and suggests 600 hours is the required amount at a Certificate II level.

Throughout a school year, 150 hours is allocated for each subject and/or VET course. Certificate II level courses allow students the opportunity to meet required assessment outcomes, meet industry standards and develop confidence and competence. Importantly, most Certificate II level courses are offered over a two (2) year period to cater to the volume of learning requirements.

Work placement is a mandatory component of full qualifications (where applicable to RTO requirements); hours contribute to the overall volume of learning, including homework, part-time jobs and holiday study/work programs.

Our College aims to help match student interest to courses, even if they are offered off-site or online.


Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (ASbA/T)

Earn and learn

Certificate III qualifications are often the basis for trade outcomes and undertaken as part of a traditional trade or apprenticeship (Volume of learning 1200-2400 hours). Certificate II and III level qualifications such as Aged Care, Business or Retail come under the banner of Traineeships.  In Year 11 and/or 12, students can combine paid part-time work with formal industry-based training while completing secondary schooling. An ASbA/T is a great combination to gain the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and get a head-start in a career.

Marist Regional College is a significant player in the community and works closely with multiple professional business to offer students pathways that align with their career goals and aspirations.

There are advantages of an ASbA/T while completing the Tasmanian Certificate of Education during Years 11 and 12. Highlighting a few feedback comments include: a head start into a career pathway while at school, earn money while training and learning and the possibility of the ASbA/T converting to full-time once completed schooling.

If a student is interested in enrolling in any VET course or wants further career advice and information about ASbA/T, we encourage them to talk to our VET Coordinator Miss Jen Reeves.