Vocational Education and Training (VET) MBCC RTO 50561

Mount Barker Community College has a long history of delivering high quality VET programs with very strong links with the local community. The VET programs provide students with the opportunity to achieve a Certificate II qualification and Secondary Graduation. The College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with scope to issue qualifications in Hospitality, Agrifoods, Rural Operations and Engineering. The school also delivers Certificate II in Business through an arrangement with Ivet Institute.

The College has a Trade Training Centre on site with state of the art facilities for delivery in Engineering. The College has a fully operational farm which gives students access to hands on learning in agriculture.

Mount Barker Community College was recognised as a finalist in the School Pathways to VET Award at the Australian Training Awards 2016. The award recognises the school as being a leader in the design and delivery of VET programs to high school students. This is a reflection of the programs and individual support provided to our students to ensure positive outcomes for future work and/or training.

Certificate I in AgriFood Operations (AHC10216)

Students in Year 10 have the option of completing this certificate which trains students in basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the agricultural sector. The students are closely supervised in undertaking a range of technical skills and knowledge. The course is conducted using the facilities available on the College farm.

Students need to complete a total of six units of competency in order to complete the qualification. The course is delivered over a full year, however if students enter the course for Semester 2 they may achieve 2 or more units of competency towards the qualification.

This certificate is predominately practical (hands on) but theoretical tasks and tests are a requirement of the course.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Trevlyn Smith

Certificate II in Rural Operations (AHC21216)

Students need to complete a total number of 15 units of competency over two years to attain this qualification. There are three core (compulsory) units (AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes, AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry, AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices). Some of the other 12 competencies we are delivering include Provide feed to livestock, Muster and move livestock, Install, maintain and repair fencing, Identify and mark livestock and Apply chemicals under supervision.

Practical work is carried out on the College farm, students may be involved in outside excursions and industry shows or field days.

The certificate is delivered over 2 years (Years 11 and 12) under instruction from Mrs Trevlyn Smith and Mr Jay Rowles.

Certificate I in Hospitality (SIT10216)

This certificate is available to Year 10 students who are not considering an ATAR pathway. Students commence in Term 2 and work with the Canteen Manager one day a week learning occupational health and safety, food hygiene and kitchen skills. In terms 3 & 4 the students take on running the College Corner Café one day per week under the guidance of their trainer.

The qualification could lead to a School Based Traineeship in a Certificate II in Hospitality or a pathway into further study in hospitality at TAFE.

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413)

Some students commence the first units of the qualification whilst in Year 10, however the qualification can be delivered over two years (Years 11 and 12). Utilising the fully equipped Trade Trading Centre, students are trained by our qualified trainers using up to date engineering tools and machines.

To achieve the qualification a total of 12 units of competency must be completed, which consists of four Core (compulsory) and 8 elective units. Throughout the course students will construct a number of projects using a range of tools and engineering machines.  In Year 12 students are able to plan, design and construct their own project, either individually or as a team under the guidance and supervision of their trainer.

Students are required to complete both practical and knowledge based assessments to achieve the qualification.

Certificate II in Business (BSB20115)

(The Certificate II in Business is by arrangement with Ivet Institute)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a junior administrative position where they perform a number of routine tasks such as using business technology, producing digital text documents and creating and using spreadsheets.

Students need to complete a total of 12 units of competency over two years to attain the qualification. The course is delivered by Ms Alison Forrest under an auspice arrangement with Ivet Institute. Students are able to access and submit their work using an online portal. Committed and dedicated students may be able to complete the Certificate II in Business in Year 11 and may have the option to complete the Certificate III in Business in Year 12.