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.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET)
These courses enable students to complete nationally recognised qualifications.
On-site at the College
The following courses are completed on-site at Halls Head College under the direction of trained staff who have undertaken additional qualifications to present VET programs.
- Information Technology
- Applied Languages (Japanese)
- Sampling and Measurement
- Conservation and Land Management
- Outdoor Recreation
- Sport Coaching
- Visual Arts
- Live Production, Theatre and Events
- Community Services
- Leadership Development
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
Some of these courses include:
- Animal Studies
- Building and Construction
- Community Services
- Health Services Assistant
- Outdoor Recreation
- Process Plant Operations
- Retail Make up and Skin Care
Senior Secondary Engagement Program (Year 11)
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.
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.
INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS AND PROGRAMS
Energy Apprenticeships Group (EAG)
The Energy Apprenticeships Group (EAG) is a Group Training Organisation (GTO) delivering specifically tailored services addressing the major issue of skill shortages in the oil and gas sector. Challenges facing oil and gas companies in Australia, particularly the lack of skilled workers to accommodate projects transitioning into the production stage and the tripling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) output, is supported by the work of the EAG Academy.
Representing the major oil and gas companies including Woodside, Shell, Vermillion Energy and Conoco Phillips, the core role of the EAG Academy is to facilitate collaboration of industry players to develop a training framework that meets industry requirements. Halls Head College is engaged in one of these strategies, which is to provide a direct pathway into the oil and gas sector for Year 12 graduates.
EAG will employ 14 graduates from Year 12 to commence as Process Technician Trainees early in 2016; this will be extended by a further 24 positions to include Mechanical and Electrical traineeships for 2017. Halls Head College is one of five schools participating in the EAG program and provides students with first-hand skills and strategies in preparation to compete for the state-wide advertised positions.
Students and parents participate in a number of activities including an introductory session about the program. The second presentation covers more in-depth information about the oil and gas sector, the training program and the key qualities companies seek in their employees.
The next stage of the program involves students participating in a number of hands on activities hosted at the Australian Centre for Energy Process Training (ACEPT) in Munster. This is followed by sessions focused on aptitude testing and mock interviews with representatives from some of the oil and gas companies.
Halls Head College views this as a terrific opportunity for our students to engage with the oil and gas sector and the development of the generic skills that support students who may choose options into other industries or pathways.
Industry Development Program
Halls Head College & Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA)
Halls Head College is delivering this Program in partnership with the peak industry body, the Australian Mines and Metals Association.
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.
Ramsay Health Care WA’s NEXTGEN PLUS
Ramsay Health Care WA’s NEXTGEN PLUS program is an innovative work-placement and pathway program that allows Years 11 and 12 students from partnered schools/groups to gain an amazing hands on employment experience with Australia’s largest private health care provider.
Students have the opportunity to apply for work-placements in the areas of Nursing, Business Administration, Finance; Catering, Maintenance and Trade.
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:
- Pass TLC110;
- Receive a recommendation from the school and from TLC110 staff;
- 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
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;
- Bike restoration;
- Building and Construction;
- Conservation and Land Management;
- Maritime studies.