VET Innovation for Schools

This award recognises excellence in schools that are developing innovative and new mechanisms for encouraging VET pathways in their schools so that their models and programs can be publicised and shared with schools across the state.

Meet the finalists in the VET Innovation for Schools Award category for the 2023 South Australian Training Awards – what champion organisations!

The 2023 VET Innovation for Schools Award category is proudly sponsored by the Department for Education.

King’s Baptist Grammar School

The mission of King’s Baptist Grammar School is to champion resilience, opportunity, and an enduring sense of hope, delivering child-centered learning through innovative programs in partnership with the community.

Through implementation of a vocational education and training program that students can access throughout their senior schooling, the school seeks to give every student the opportunity to discover who they are and what ignites their passion.

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at King’s Baptist Grammar School.

By choosing a VET option linked to a future area of interest, students can fast-track their study within an industry, contribute to their SACE and take steps towards a meaningful contribution to the world of work.

Eudunda Area School

As a regional school of less than 200 students, Eudunda Area School provides a safe and inclusive learning environment that strives to foster a positive and productive mindset through its values: Commitment, Understanding, Respect, Integrity, Responsibility and Friendship.

Building on VET initiatives over the past two decades, their school-based café, EASpresso represents a truly innovative and successful initiative.

Students involved with EASpresso develop lifelong skills to transfer into the job market, and industry-specific skills for the food and hospitality sector, while practicing enterprise and employability skills to take into the future.

As a sustainable initiative EASpresso will continue as an avenue for students to gain industry recognised skills that lead to further training and employment.

Cardijn College

Cardijn College has three campuses that provide learning and training opportunities as a mainstream school, technical college, and RTO, educating students from Reception to Year 12, and beyond.

The College fully integrates VET into their teaching and learning. With over 50% of the senior school cohort (Years 10 – 12) undertaking VET or VET Immersion, the College uses its in–house RTO, technical college, with links to ten other RTOs for accredited training.

Full time apprentices attend training at the Marcellin campus through the RTO, providing role models for younger students and inspiration for students to pursue in the world of work.