VET Metals and Engineering
This course is only available to be studied at a Year 12 level and will not be continued after 2020. The Metal and Engineering Curriculum Framework provides an opportunity for students to gain a Certificate 1 or Statement of Attainment towards nationally accredited qualifications as part of their HSC. Apart from being nationally recognised, qualifications articulate into higher-level qualifications including traineeships and apprenticeships in the manufacturing, engineering and related services industries which students may pursue post-school.
The manufacturing, engineering and related service industries include a wide range of industry sector. Working in the metal and engineering industry involves:
- Constructing, assembling, installing, modifying, repairing and maintaining machines
- Assembling, making parts, equipment, machines, instruments and tools
- Designing machinery, parts, computer hardware and electronic circuits, using 3D graphics and drafting skills
- Managing clients and staff, overseeing quotas and information, leading projects
Personal protective equipment is a compulsory for this course and must be supplied by the student.
There is a compulsory structured 35 hour work placement integrated into this course work for each year of study.