VET Program

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a growing part of the College curriculum. Participation in a VET program whilst at school, allows students to learn about industry and employment pathways and gain skills that are relevant to the needs of industry.


Thomas Carr College is a part of the Wynbay Cluster, a regional cluster of schools who offer VET programs to students. These programs are overseen by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and are conducted by fully qualified trainers, some of whom are teachers from the schools. Most VET programs within the cluster are conducted on Wednesday afternoons.

Thomas Carr College also works closely with other VET providers such as Victoria University, The Gordon TAFE in Geelong, the Kangan Institute and the William Angliss Centre for additional courses including Beauty, Tourism and Hospitality, to provide a wide diversity of options for students who wish to follow an industry pathway.

Students are able to work towards and attain a nationally recognised qualification which gives them a head start to an apprenticeship and many employment opportunities.

VET in Schools programs offered through the Cluster include study towards qualifications in:

• Automotive
• Building and Construction- Carpentry and Bricklaying
• Furniture Making
• Business
• Community Services
• Early Childhood, Education and Care
• Information, Digital Media and Technology
• Screen and Media
• Music Industry- both Performance and Sound Production
• Engineering
• Hair and Make Up
• Sport and Recreation
• Plumbing
• Civil Construction
• Allied Health
• And many more

To view the College’s PreCAL, VCAL, VET Subject Information Handbook please click here
To view the full Wyndham Student Handbook 2018 please click here
To view the full Gordon VET in Schools Student Handbook please click here

Further information can be obtained from the VCAL VET Co-ordinator