Vocational Education & Training

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) at Lumen Christi College promotes the idea that all students have access to high quality pathways to facilitate effective transitions between school, training, further education and employment. 

VET is the perfect introduction into the world of work. It develops work, employability and life skills, and broadens their view of career options, along with a realistic understanding of industry expectations.

Each training program we offer will provide students with practical skills and knowledge to be competent in their chosen occupational area. Working alongside TAFE colleges, we seek to provide a diverse range of opportunities ranging from pre-apprenticeship to Diploma level courses. 

The involvement in VET gives students the opportunity to gain national accredited qualification upon successfully completing the course.

VET at Lumen

Year 10

Career Education

The Year 10 Career Transition program offers opportunities to all students to strengthen their foundation in the world of work and to be awarded a Certificate I in Wider Opportunities for Work.

VET Stand Alone Options

With the focus on exposing students to industry, more opportunities are offered for Year 10 students to gain an insight into the Business Industry at Certificate I level.

Year 11 & 12

VET Stand Alone courses

In Upper School, the VET at Lumen program offers students a wide variety of options and students can specialise in areas of interest in their choice of industries.  

The Stand Alone programs at Lumen provide students the opportunity to complete a Vocational qualification in the area of Business, IT, Creative arts and Engineering courses within the College.  

Lumen Christi offers the following Stand Alone courses:

  • Certificate II & Certificate III in Business (Simulated Business)
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathway (Metal Fabrication)
  • Certificate III in Engineering (Technical)
  • Certificate II in Creative Industries
  • Certificate III in Screen & Media
  • Certificate II in Dance
  • Certificate III in Visual Arts
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation


1 day a week at an Registered Training Organisation (RTO)

To take advantage of the wide range of vocational qualifications, students are encouraged to participate in the VTAFE (VET at TAFE) program linked with a number of Training Providers.  

Students will attend a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) one day per week and work towards a national accredited certificate at a Cert II, Cert III or Cert IV level whilst completing high school. 

Students will be treated in a similar manner to full time students/staff at the TAFE/Training Centre/Work Placement and will need to account for any absences from the TAFE/Training Centre/Work Placement during the pre-negotiated dates of their training. Download the Out of School VTAFE Rules & Responsibilities document.

Advance notice of a planned absence should be provided to the TAFE Lecturer/Training Centre Coordinator/Work Placement Supervisor in writing at least one week prior to the absence so that the Training Supervisor can be notified.

Vocational qualifications are available in the following areas:

  • Automotive Electrical
  • Business
  • Children's Services
  • Community Services
  • Construction
  • Digital Media
  • Health Services
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology Networking
  • Media
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plumbing & Gas Fitting
  • Telecommunications
  • Tourism

School Based Traineeship (SBT)

School Based Traineeships allow students in Years 11 and 12 to develop skills and get paid while they prepare for a career in the workforce. Students work towards secondary graduation and an industry recognised qualification.

Students enter into a legally binding contract between the employer, the student and parent/ guardian to complete the traineeship.

Trainees enter into a contract with an employer in order to gain hands-on skills and work experience while earning a wage.