VET

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

This is your opportunity to get your foot in the door with nationally recognised qualifications in an industry of your choice.

Try a work placement to gain further insight into your future career. VET qualifications can open doors to many varied opportunities as VET units can used in a cross section of career sectors.

HIGHLIGHTS

REAL PATHWAYS

Start your future career with nationally recognised qualifications that are transferable across Australia and into many varied careers, or the foundations of further diploma and degree qualifications as a practitioner or into business management and supervisory roles.

REAL LIFE PROJECTS

Compete in World Skills based competitions where you can maintain and service college equipment or be a part of the multifaceted team for college events such as productions.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING AND TUITION

All of our VET teachers are industry trained and hold vocational qualifications linked to their area of expertise. Get a feel for what it is like to work in your chosen field.

HANDS ON LEARNING

Complete your VET course in dedicated workshops, salons and classrooms with industry standard equipment and facilities.

GALLERY

SUCCESS STORIES

CARISSA CARPENTER

In 2006  Carrissa graduated from Claremont College with a Certificate II in Construction.

This was followed by an apprenticeship in Construction with the Fair Brother building company.  In 2011  Carrisa was the Tafe Tasmania Apprentice of the Year. After completing her apprenticeship in Construction with Fairbrother, she went on to become a site foreman with the company. She was site supervisor for the Royal Hobart Redevelopment in 2016 – 2017. 

DANIKA GREGSON

Danika graduated from Claremont College with a Certificate II in Community Services (Focus on aged care and disability). From a work placement at Uniting Agewell Strathaven, Danika obtained full time employment as a leisure and lifestyle assistant. She continued with her studies, while still working, and completed her Certificate IV in Leisure and Health and is currently studying to be an enrolled nurse with the Health Education and Research Centre.  

COURSE GUIDE

ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care

This is a pathway into animal care and management which could be in animal shelters, kennels or veterinary nursing.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

AUR20720 Certificate II inAutomotive Vocational Preparation

This is a pathway into a career as a motor mechanic, diesel fitter or other automotive related traineeships and apprenticeships.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (focus on Children’s Services)

This is a pathway into a career as an early childhood educator and carer.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (focus on Children’s Services)

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (focus on Aged Care and Disability)

This is a pathway into a career as a personal carer, aged care or disability support worker.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (focus on Aged Care and Disability)

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction

This is a pathway into a career as a carpenter, bricklayer, painter as well as all of the other building related trades.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

DEF10117 Certificate I in Defence Skills

This program provides a range of experiences that are beneficial for a career pathway in the Australian Defence. Forces or emergency services.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
DEF10117 Certificate I in Defence Skills

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction

This is a pathway into a career as a carpenter, bricklayer, painter as well as all of the other building related trades.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
CPC20120 Certificate II in Construction

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

This is a pathway into a career as a make up artist or beauty therapist specialising in skin care, make up and nails

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

This is a pathway into a career as a hairdressing stylist or barber hairdresser. Product retail and salon management are other aspects of this industry.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism

This is a pathway into a career in the tourism and travel industry. This may include tour operator assistant, travel agent or front of house receptionist.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
SIT20116 Certificate II in Tourism

TasTAFE Code 60142 is the RTO for this qualification

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

This is a pathway into a career as front of house wait staff and front of house manager.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

TasTAFE Code 60142 is the RTO for this qualification

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

This is a pathway into a career as front of house wait staff, chef, catering assistant or take away cook.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

This is a pathway into a career as an electrician, telecommunications technician or other electrical trade opportunities.

Year 11 & 12 Course Guide
UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

The Tasmanian Secondary Colleges RTO, code 60100, is the registered training organisation for this qualification.

EXCELLENCE THROUGH EXPERIENCE

JOHN DUNCOMBE

John’s career began in an aluminium smelter, working in various parts of the plant including the garage repairing of forklifts and tractors. Following this, he worked in the diesel shop at the Launceston workshops of the Department of Main Roads.

After completing a four year Bachelor of Education majoring in Crafts in Education, his first teaching position was at Rosny College as an automotive and drawing and design teacher, before transferring to Claremont College.

John has co-written the current Automotive and Mechanical Technologies course as well as all previous automotive programs. His interests are restoring and repairing mechanical items including clocks and iPhones. He enjoys the challenge of learning how to fix and restore neglected items, returning them to working condition.

John looks forward to helping his students to learn a variety of mechanical skills and process that they can use as valuable life skills

MEL ZOTSCH

Mel is a specialised VET Children’s Services Teacher having completed the Diploma of Children’s Services in 2006 through Lady Gowrie Tasmania. She then completed her Advanced Diploma in Children’s Services in 2014 and her Certificate lV in Training and Assessment in 2014 and has been teaching the Certificate ll in Early Childhood Education and Care since 2015. Mel is currently studying at an Associate Degree in Community and Allied Health at UTAS.

Mel delivers an interesting and interactive course in early childhood where students are given opportunities to develop their skills in the classroom and on work placement. They learn new skills which allows them to make valuable contributions to their community.

KALEB SMITH

After leaving College in 1990 Kaleb started his working career as an apprentice electrician in one of Hobart’s largest electrical companies. Throughout his 15 years in the electrical industry he worked across the domestic, commercial, industrial and marine areas.

In 2002 Kaleb’s passion for learning and a desire to assist others to achieve their potential, saw him undertake a Bachelor of Teaching Degree specialising in Design and Technology.

In 2007 Kaleb joined Claremont College, teaching Metalwork and the HIA YouthBuild program. During his time at Claremont College Kaleb has taught a range of level 2 and 3 subjects that encompass the Design and Technology areas, has been an examination marker and led the Science, Maths and Technology areas. As the coordinator of Claremont Colleges Certificate II in Electrotechnology course, Kaleb is passionate about passing on his valuable knowledge and skills to future electrical apprentices.

DR MEGAN O’ROURKE

Megan completed a Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research at UTAS in 2012, followed by honours in 2013. She completed a PhD in Medical Research with the Menzies Research Institute in 2018, where she studied in the Glial Research Team, a lab which aims to better understand the supporting cells of the brain and spinal cord and their role in normal function. While completing her PhD Megan was able to experience the world of biological research firsthand, conducting research and publishing her results, and in 2017 she was shortlisted for the Australian Society for Medical Research Postgraduate Student Award.

During her PhD candidacy Megan realised that she found more joy working with the work experience students that came through the lab and explaining the research she was undertaking to the public than in analysing data and writing scientific publications.  She submitted her PhD thesis on a Friday and commenced her Masters in Teaching at UTAS the following Monday, graduating in 2019

Megan is fascinated by the living world, and the ways that living things adapt to even the most hostile of environments and hopes that she can instil the same fascination in her students. She is also passionate about improving scientific literacy and helping students gain a better understanding of the statistics and science presented to them by the media and make informed decisions about their lives.

ROSA MARSHALL

Rosa studied her Diploma in Beauty Therapy at the Papillon Health and Beauty Academy in Hobart over 25 years ago.  She has worked in many salons including Paparazzi Hair, Sharkra, Papillon and Velvet Beauty Lounge.  

Over 12 years ago she started her own business as a Professional Hobart Makeup Artist and has worked alongside many hairdressers and photographers doing makeup for hair shows and competitions, fashion shows, TV Commercials, Photographic Shoots, special events as well as numerous weddings. She has also worked her magic on a few celebrities such as Maggie Beer, Karise Eden (Previous winner of the Voice), Boz Scaggs.  Rosa has experience in TV commercial makeup as well as documentaries.  Rosa’s recent experience was working with a team of hair and makeup artists on a short film which is featured at the MONA Museum.

Rosa looks forward to passing on her skills and knowledge of the makeup and beauty industries to the next generation – our students in Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics.

JIM RANSOM

Jim’s career in building stared as an apprentice bricklayer, working on new homes, renovations and large commercial projects. After working for some time as a qualified bricklayer, Jim then branched out into other areas of building, completing carpentry work and concreting and formwork. Jim also spent a few years in Western Australia, working in the mining industry.

Jim then returned to Tasmania and, while working in the building industry, studied a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education, followed by a Bachelor of Education. As well as teaching, Jim has been the coordinator of the successful HIA Youthbuild project, part of which was the building of the fantastic Claremont College Construction workshops.

Jim is currently an Assistant Principal at Claremont College, as well as a VET Construction teacher. Jim enjoys introducing students to the exciting world of construction and gains a lot of satisfaction from seeing students gain apprenticeships and become successful in a construction trade. Jim’s other passion is coaching AFL, and he is currently co-coach of the Tasmanian Devils Under 18 girls team.

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