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Full certificate courses at TAFE 1 day per week:

These courses are delivered at specific TAFE campuses across the metropolitan area and students are responsible for their own transport to and from the venues. Up to date information on the Senior School Bulletin Board (from Term 3 onwards) will indicate at which campus each course is delivered and the application process required for each individual training institution. The student’s year 10 report and a resume are required as part of the application process. It is recommended that students and parents book an appointment with the VET Manager before applying for these programs.

As a guide only, in 2018 Duncraig SeniorHigh School students were able to access full certificate courses in the following areas:

North Metropolitan TAFE

  • Electrotechnology (Electrical)
  • General Construction - Carpentry and Joinery
  • Wet Trade - Tiling, Plastering and Brick Laying
  • Metals/Engineeering
  • Hospitality
  • Beauty Services
  • Events
  • Population Health
  • Business

Motor Trades Association of WA (MTAWA)

  • Automotive – Vehicle Servicing

MPA Skills

  • Plumbing

NECA (College of Electrical Training)

  • Electrotechnology (Electrical)

South Metropolitan TAFE (These campuses require distance travel)

  • Animal Studies
  • Automotive - Painting & panel Beating
  • Automotive - Vehicle Servicing ( Light & Heavy)
  • Aviation - Cabin Crew
  • Engineering (Heavy Metals) Mechanical Fitter
  • Mechanical - Plant Mechanic
  • Floristry
  • Plumbing
  • Tourism
  • Electronics
  • Computer Assembly and Repair
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Baking

School Based Traineeships (SBT’s):

A school-based traineeship is approximately an 18 month commitment involving a 1 day per week placement. Once the contracts are signed, students are employees and are paid a training wage for the on-the Job component of their traineeship. Students may be required to sit an aptitude test and/or interview as well as a trial placement with the employer as part of the selection process. SBT's involve employers and are managed by industry representatives and the school.

Successful candidates complete a Certificate II or Certificate III in an industry area, which will count towards their achievement of WACE and ADWPL hours.

School-based traineeship opportunities are advertised as they arise in the daily notices on SEQTA.

Duncraig Senior High School VET staff will assist and support any student who arranges to commence a school-based traineeship with an employer. Not all industry areas have school-based traineeships. Further information is available at


VET Fee for Service Programs:

External training providers offer a variety of courses suitable for students in senior school. These courses are advertised with the understanding that there is a fee involved which parents will be responsible for paying – including 50% confirmation charge to be paid to the school prior to enrolment in the course. These programs allow students to get a head start on a career pathway of their choice. Examples of programs available to Duncraig SHS students in 2018 were in the following areas:

  • Civil Construction
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Education Support
  • Business (Certificate IV)