VET

Nationally recognised Vocational Training is conducted at UCHS Kaleen auspiced by Lake Ginninderra College RTO. RTO code 88005.

UCHSK provides students with opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications in the following Vocational Courses: AHC10216 Cert I in Agrifood Operations, Statement of Attainment in Construction and SIT10216 Cert I in Hospitality. These courses provide students with knowledge, skills, experiences and pathways to further training and full or part time employment.

Year 10 VET Construction: Semester-long

This is a semester-long competency-based course that has been designed for students who are hoping to complete an apprenticeship or have an interest in employment within the construction and associated industries. Students develop underpinning skills and knowledge related to trade areas such as carpentry, roofing, plumbing, bricklaying and concreting. Students are introduced to key concepts from the National Training Package including Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the trades within the construction industry.

This course has a number of theory components that are delivered in conjunction with the practical components; including an apprenticeship aptitude quiz, WH&S safety workbook, technical drawing activities, planning and project management processes and also assessable research projects.

Key work skills covered include applying mathematical understanding and concepts, accuracy, quality of work, initiative, working with others, time management and following directions and instructions. Students work towards nationally recognised competencies leading to a Statement of Attainment in Construction. Competencies achieved are eligible for credit transfer if the full, or related qualification is undertaken at a later time. This unit also provides an opportunity for students to undertake their White Card and Asbestos Awareness training to prepare them for part time work, work experience placements and Structured Workplace Learning.

Year 10 VET Hospitality: Year-long

This competency-based course provides students with the opportunity to develop vocational skills and knowledge in commercial food preparation, catering operations, customer service and food presentation. Students work towards SIT10216 Certificate I in Hospitality. A Statement of Attainment is awarded for competencies achieved where the full requirements for the qualification are not met. Competencies achieved are eligible for credit transfer if the full, or a related qualification is undertaken at a later time.

Students learn about health, safety and hygiene procedures in the workplace, food and beverage preparation, and service through catering and espresso coffee service. This course has a number of theory components that are delivered in conjunction with the practical components; including planning and project management processes, assessable research projects, role plays, group discussions, interviews and presentations.

Students gain industry experience by taking part in Coffee Club once a week, staff café once a fortnight and undertake a week placement of Structured Work Learning (SWL) in identified hospitality establishments. Other simulated industry experiences include; catering for various school and community events in school and out-of-hours, mentoring catering sessions with network schools and opportunities to work alongside industry professionals for identified functions throughout the year.

Year 10 VET Agrifoods: Year-long

This is a competency based vocational skills course that has been designed for students who have an interest in employment within the horticulture or agriculture industry. Students develop underpinning skills and knowledge related to horticulture, commercial gardening and livestock handling. Students are introduced to the key concepts from the National Training Package including Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the trades within the horticulture industry. Some of the key work skills that are covered are: quality of work, initiative, working with others, time management and following directions and instructions.

Students work towards nationally recognised competencies that lead to the award of AHC10216 Certificate I in Agrifoods. A Statement of Attainment is awarded for competencies achieved where the full requirements for the qualification are not met. Competencies achieved are eligible for credit transfer if the full, or related qualification is undertaken at a later time. This unit will also provide an opportunity for students to undertake their White Card and Asbestos Awareness training to prepare them for work experience placements and structured work place agreements.

This course has a number of theory components that are delivered in conjunction with the practical components; including an WH&S safety workbook, planning and project management processes and also assessable research projects. Students will be provided with opportunities to undertake Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) at industry level while undertaking the program.