Vocational Education and Training (VET) is education and training that gives students skills and knowledge for work. VET operates through a national training system and is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. Students can gain recognition for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET.
These recognition arrangements help students build a coherent pathway in the SACE through VET and encourage students to complete or make significant progress toward completed VET qualifications while completing the SACE.
Balaklava High School students have access to a variety of specialist vocational courses which prepare students for specific career pathways or continued study in that area at TAFE. Successful completion of vocational training courses will enable students to receive SACE accreditation.
Training for these pathways may be delivered by accredited teaching staff, TAFE SA staff, or registered private training providers, such as RST and MADEC. In most cases the training will be conducted offsite from Balaklava High School.
There are a variety of industries students can undertake training in such as Electrotechnology, Engineering, Plumbing, Construction, Agriculture, Hairdressing, Automotive, Sport and Recreation, Retail and Beauty Services.