Currently in 2017 there are three VET Courses running in Year 11 and 12.
The construction industry is an important part of the Australian economy, contributing significantly to the gross domestic product (GDP).
The industry is adapting to new technology, building systems, products and practices.
This highlights the need to develop new skills sets. The industry is currently experiencing a range of skills shortages both in the trades and professional sectors.
With an employment base of more than 895,000 people, the construction industry is a significant employer of full-time (approximately 85%) and part-time (approximately 15%) employees.
Learning in each HSC course within the Construction Curriculum Framework provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for employment and further training in the construction industry. It also provides for the development of employability skills such as communication and teamwork which are transferable to other industry areas and are a key feature of each qualification available through the Framework.
Competencies assessed include:
- Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
- Plan and organise work.
- Conduct workplace communication.
- Carry out measurements and calculations.
- Read and interpret plans and specifications.
- Use construction tools and equipment.
- Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on ground.
- Carry out concreting to simple forms.
- Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment.
Entertainment Industry is offered as an elective course in Stage 6 (Years 11 & 12).
A nationally-accredited Certificate III in Live Production and Services together with a HSC award in Entertainment Industry is offered at Cronulla High School. This subject also provides a 70-hour industry work placement component. In previous years, our students have achieved excellent results and twice received the state’s third highest result for Entertainment VET in the HSC. Many of our students have gone on to work professionally in the entertainment industry or have continued their studies at a tertiary level in specific areas of production such as Audio, Staging, Lighting and Vision.
Students are exposed to a range of related opportunities in event production and technical operations. Cronulla High School provides industry-standard audio, lighting, vision and staging equipment which promotes training of a superior and industry level standard. Our Entertainment Industry students form an integral part of school productions including the biennial musical, Music Night, Arts in the Dark, and formal assemblies.
A diverse range of occupations exists across the hospitality industry, such as customer service and sales, commercial cookery and catering, food and beverage service, accommodation service, product development and marketing and promotion.
The hospitality industry is an important part of the Australian economy, contributing significantly to the gross domestic product (GDP).
Identified as an industry area with significant skills shortages, the hospitality industry has an ongoing commitment to training in not only the technical areas but those also related to customer service and employ-ability (such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork). Employers value multi-skilled workers whose skills can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual business.
Learning in each HSC course within the Hospitality Curriculum Framework provides opportunities for students to develop relevant technical, vocational and interpersonal competencies suitable for employment and further training in the hospitality industry including employ-ability skills which are a key feature of each qualification available through the Framework. It also provides skills, knowledge and experiences – such as teamwork, communication and occupational health and safety – that are transferable to other industry areas.