Workplace Learning and Vocation Education and Training


Albany Senior High School would like to thank the following businesses for hosting our year 11 and 12 students who participated in Workplace Learning during 2019. We appreciate their generosity and acknowledge that the program would not exist without their support.

Active Foundation

Hook Homes

Agfri Equipment

Instyle Hair Studio

Albany Advertiser

J&S Castlehow Electrical Services

Albany Air and Albany Refrigeration

KG Hastie

Albany Aluminium Fabrications

KDS Building Services

Albany Automotive Group

Kingdom Kare

Albany City Motors (Auto)


Albany City Motors (Business)

Langers Automotive

Albany Dynotune Centre

Lower Great Southern Hockey Association

Albany Floats and Trailers

McIntosh and Sons

Albany Primary School

Mira Mar Veterinary Hospital

Albany Regional Day Care Centre

Mount Lockyer Primary School

Albany Senior High School – IT Department

MRS Plumbing

Albany Service Centre

Navarna Hair

Albany Toyota

Ocean Beach Refrigeration

Alkaline Café

Oceans Church

All Truck Repairs

Paul and Christine Hunter Racing Stables

All-Tech Mechanical

Peter Provost Provost Electrical

ATC Work Smart

Phoenix Painting and Decorating

Best Electrical and Gas

Priceline Pharmacy Spencer Park

Bevan Goodall

Pro-motion Autos

Bloomin Flowers


Borda Be Myn Pet Care

Rainbow Child Care Centre

Bruce Turner Creations

Rone’s Plumbing

BTG Mechanical and Performance

Schlager Homes

Bullseye Plumbing

Select Electrics

CarSmart Albany

Spencer Park Primary School

City of Albany – Bush Care

St John Ambulance

City of Albany – Machinery

Sugg’s Timber Machining and Joinery

Clarence Estate

Sweethearts Beauty

Concept Building Design and Drafting

Teede and Co

Craigcare Albany

Theyer Automotive

Cramer Plumbing and Gas

Tony’s Hair and Skincare

Damien Stevens Homes

Top of the Hill Carpentry

DJL Electrical

Tricoast Civil

Dowsett’s Automotive Services

Wade Marshall Plumbing

Edge Hair Design

Wauters Enterprises

Farmers Centre

West Cape Plumbing and Gas

Flinders Park Primary School

Willox Carpentry

Free Range Chef

Wishart Homes

Goodstart Early Learning

Woolworths Bayonet Head

Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service

Woolworths Dog Rock

Great Southern Geotechnics

Yakamia Primary School

Hillside Family Practice

YMCA Early Learning Centre


Zac Caramia Homes



This year has been a tumultuous one for our VET students at ASHS with the change of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for all of our certificate courses offered at school. This happened not just once, but twice for one group of students and their teacher, causing undue pressure and extra work for all. Students worked brilliantly to complete their certificates and some even succeeded in finishing a two year course in one year. Congratulations to all of the students who were successful in gaining a certificate in one of the six courses offered here at ASHS. The school based certificates were Certificate IIs in:  Music Industry; Business; Information, Digital Media and Technology; Sport and Recreation; Sport Coaching; Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways.


A number of students also completed a Certificate II course through TAFE, whereby they attended TAFE one day a week and WPL another day a week. Some of these students completed pre-apprenticeships, while others completed courses which will lead them to further training and employment. The certificates offered at TAFE this year were Certificate IIs in: Building and Construction, Plumbing, Electrotechnology, Child Care, Community Services, Salon Assistant, Hospitality.



The Department of Education’s upgraded Duty of Care Policy meant that there were significant changes with the organisation of work placements this year. This meant that there was a multilayered level of Risk Management required to be undertaken prior to placements commencing. One aspect of this required students to demonstrate work readiness by finding their own host employer for both first and second semesters. The majority of our students were able to do this and enjoyed their placements, and we would like to thank our employers whole heartedly for generously providing our students with these opportunities. Without them, the program could not operate.


School Based Traineeships

During the year seven students completed a school based traineeship in a range of industry areas and businesses in Albany. The traineeships involve the student being paid to attend the workplace one day per week, and complete a Certificate II or III in conjunction with the hands on learning. Congratulations to those students for their success.


All of these programs provide valuable alternatives to students wishing to undertake hands on learning and training, and in doing so, enrich the lives of our students. We would like to thank all of the businesses and organisations which make this possible, and look forward to their support in future years. If any parents would like to be involved as a host employer, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Mandy Dennis and Janice Ford

VET/WPL Coordinators


@ 2019 Albany Senior High School