Vocational Pathways

Once students get to Senior School it is important that we start to think about transition from school.


The Vocational Pathways team is an important part of the Emerson Senior School and assists students with the following:

  • Careers counselling (students and parents)
  • Work experience
  • Resume writing
  • Preparation for work
  • Mock interviews
  • Industry tours
  • Career related excursions and expo’s


Emerson have a website which gives students information regarding careers. This is used extensively in the student’s final year.  The website is www.emersoncareers.com.au


Emerson offers many opportunities to our Senior Students including:


Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs  

Delivered to secondary school students, designed to expand opportunities and pathways for students and improve educational outcomes. VET also addresses the skills and employment needs of industry in Victoria.

In Victoria, nationally recognised VET qualifications can be undertaken by school students to contribute towards the completion of a Senior secondary certificate, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeship (SBATs)

An SBAT offers students the option of combining a Senior secondary program with part-time employment and training. The program is undertaken under a Training Contract with an employer. A Training Plan signed by the school is formally lodged with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). It leads to a nationally recognised qualification. An SBAT is an integral part of the student’s Senior secondary learning program and study timetable. Regular school attendance is combined with a minimum of one timetabled day a week of employment and/or structured training. The time requirements of work and training for the SBAT are undertaken at an average of 13 hours a week over each four month period each year. The VRQA is responsible for regulating the minimum hours per week for employment and training for SBATs.


For further information contact the Vocational Pathways team at Emerson School, located at the Jnr/Snr Campus.


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