Training Pathways

Halls Head College is passionate about providing learning and employment options for its students. Our expertise and experience in industry aims to provide students with a service of excellence to support their future learning pathways.


Our Vocational Education Training programs are delivered on site at School through auspiced partnerships with Registered Training Organisations. Students who meet the requirements of the training packages obtain a nationally recognised qualification whilst achieving points to obtain the Western Australian Certificate of Education. (WACE).

On-site at the College

These courses help students develop relevant industry knowledge and skills providing pathways to employment or further study

52831WA Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing Studies
AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction
CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts
CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts (photography stream)
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
SIS20513 Certificate II in Sport Coaching
SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Certificate II in Hospitality students have the unique opportunity to gain industry skills and knowledge through the onsite Halls Head College Breakaway Café. Students develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal skills necessary to secure employment and further training in the hospitality industry.

Certificate III Business is delivered in partnership with Komatsu Training Academy. The philosophy of this activity is to deliver an industry led program that fosters development for the benefit of students, Halls Head College, business, industry and community services.


Off-site courses – TAFE & Private Training Providers

Students looking to study within a particular industry area not covered onsite at the College may apply to access training offered through TAFE or private training provider.

These students are off-site studying at TAFE either one or two days per week. Places are highly competitive and sought after by many students. Selection criteria may include:

  • School Report
  • School attendance
  • School behaviour
  • Workplace Learning
  • Interview
Some of these courses include:
  • Electrotechnology
  • Animal Studies
  • Aquaculture
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Health Services Assistant
  • Hospitality
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Plumbing
  • Process Plant Operations
  • Retail Make up and Skin Care
Senior Secondary Transition Program (Year 11 & 12)

This is a unique program supporting students who are seeking to transition from school into TAFE and other post school learning pathways.

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to study English, Math, Career and Enterprise and a Certificate II Business to potentially achieve a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). This course is organised with three days at the College and attending TAFE and/or Workplace Learning Placement for the last two days of the week.

Places for this program are highly competitive and reliant on meeting the required criteria as outlined for off-site courses – TAFE & Private Training Providers.  Training Pathways will notify all school students when applications open, (generally Term3) via School assemblies, Halls Head College Facebook page and Training Pathway information TV.

This program has a work placement component and students need to be proactive in securing an industry place as soon as they have been successful in their TAFE application.

Workplace Learning Program

Workplace Learning aims to prepare students for employment by providing them with knowledge about what is valued in a work environment. Employers value generic work skills which are transferable and vital in all forms of employment. These employability skills are developed over a lifetime and are valued in education, training, workplaces and the community.

Participating in a supported structured workplace-learning program, based on employability skills and involving a number of different workplaces, assists students to make informed decisions about their futures. These decisions are vitally important for students to move successfully from school to further education, training, employment and participation in the community.

Students seeking to participate in workplace learning opportunities will participate in a selection process based around job readiness and suitability.

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School based apprenticeships and traineeships are paid employment based training programs for full time school students 15 year of age and over. Under these arrangements, the student is both a full time student and part time employee with the same employment and training privileges and responsibilities as other apprentices and trainees.



Halls Head College keeps up to date with a range of university information and activities promoting course information, pathways and entry requirements.

Murdoch University HEADSTART program

This program TLC110: Learning for Tomorrow is a WACE accredited unit that offers aspiring Year 12 students, who will not generate an ATAR, an alternative pathway into Murdoch University.

Applications must be approved by the school and supported by the students’ parent/guardian.

TLC110 provides entry to Murdoch by:

  1. Pass TLC110;
  2. Receive a recommendation from the school and from TLC110 staff;
  3. Achieve a scales score of 50+ in ATAR English or a grade of ‘C’ or better in General English.

Successful TLC students may apply for entry to any of over 80 degree courses at Murdoch University (a couple of exceptions are Law, and Veterinarian Science).


Alternative Learning programs provide an opportunity for disengaged or at-risk students and young people to achieve positive education and well-being outcomes through engagement in a tailored and supportive learning environment.

Halls Head College supports students in these programs which operate outside of mainstream schooling.

Access to Certificate Courses is available from a diverse range of industry sectors and focus on the development of literacy and numeracy and generic employability skills. These include:

  • Leadership Development;
  • Retail;
  • Automotive;
  • Bike restoration;
  • Building and Construction;
  • Conservation and Land Management;
  • Maritime studies.