BSHS Winners of National VET Awards

Busselton Senior High School was announced the country’s No.1 school for Vocational Education and Training last week.

The school was the winner of the Pathways to VET Award at the Australian Training Awards in Sydney.

It was up against Sunshine Coast’s Technical Trade Training Centre and South Australia’s John Eyre High School.

The school’s VET program is a registered training organisation, with the first program offered in 1999.

It has since grown to offer qualifications in business, engineering, sport coaching and kitchen operations.

The school also boasts a fully functioning trade centre, and principal Dainon Couzic said the program’s success “lies in the quality staff that design and deliver each qualification”.

In 2017, the school achieved a 100 per cent attainment rate.

This is indicative of the high levels of support provided to students and the engaging nature of the programs.

VET co-ordinator Connie Watson said she was proud the school had been recognised as the winner of a prestigious national award.

Six other WA organisations were named winners, and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said WA’s performance at the awards proved the State’s VET sector was first-class.

“Western Australians looking to upskill, retrain or enter the workforce can do it with the confidence that they'll learn from some of the nation’s best trainers, with some of the country’s most innovative training providers,” she said.

“I’m sure these inspiring winners will motivate others to take advantage of the excellent training opportunities available in WA, ensuring they are best-placed to take on the jobs of the future.”