Learning Experience

Vocational Education & Training

Career Pathways

At Hampton Senior High School our young people from Years 7 to 12 are engaged in a high quality, comprehensive education in an inclusive learning environment.


We are committed to developing student’s curiosity for learning and leadership abilities. Our high expectations for academic participation and student behaviour, along with our caring and supportive learning environment, will ensure your child receives a relevant and distinctive education at our school. We are preparing your child for the future – giving them the best chance to thrive in a changing and evolving world.


Our core subjects, specialist teachers and varied curriculum provide students with pathways leading to Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and/or employment. Our inclusive and diverse curriculum caters for all learning types and abilities, and provides young people with opportunities to pursue learning interests that inspire and challenge them.

Our school motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (“Hard work conquers all”)

Options offered are:


University Pathway Atar Courses

  • Option 1 – 6 ATAR Courses (usually chosen for specialist university courses)
  • Option 2 – 5 ATAR Courses and 1 Certificate or 1 General Course


Training And Employment Pathway:   General Courses And Certificates

  • Option 1 – 5 General Subjects and 1 Certificate Course
  • Option 2 – 4 General Courses and 2 Certificate Courses
  • Option 3 – 6 General Courses

All options must include English.


Certificate Courses ( These may be subject to change)

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and RecreationSIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
BSB20115 Certificate II in BusinessBSB30115 Certificate III in Business
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and TechnologyICT30115 Certificate III Information, Digital Media and Technology
SHB20121 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics*SHB30121 Certificate III in Beauty Services*

*Hampton Senior High School delivers all qualifications completed in LOV beauty in partnership with Registered Training Organisation – AIET (121314)



Certificate courses can contribute units towards WACE (WA Certificate of Education) achievement.

The maximum is eight units – four Year 11 units and four Year 12 units.

  • Certificate I is equivalent to two Year 11 units
  • Certificate II is equivalent to two Year 11 and two Year 12 units
  • Certificate III or higher is equivalent to two Year 11 and four Year 12 units.


VET (Vocational Education and Training) PATHWAY

The WIPT program follows national guidelines for facilitating the transition from school to the workplace.  It is designed for motivated, enterprising and career focused students. It combines relevant school based education with nationally accredited training qualifications.

WIPT is coordinated by school-based staff who ensure a quality service to students. Students are offered a learning culture that requires them to demonstrate –

  • Responsibility and reliability
  • Acquisition of industry-specific skills
  • Commitment at school and in the workplace
  • Core skills for work.


WIPT students spend three days a week at school.  Special timetable arrangements must be made to accommodate this program.

Students completing the WIPT program may be advantaged in terms of employment and access to TAFE or other training organisations and in some cases may seek university entrance via alternative pathways.

Students will not be able to change out of this program once the year has started.


Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

The Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) is awarded to secondary school students who satisfy its requirements. Generally, students will complete two years of senior secondary study, after which they can achieve the WACE.

It may not be possible to timetable some courses if they are chosen by a very small number of students and certain combinations may not be available where particular courses are timetabled to run at the same time.


Support, advice and information is available any time through the relevant Year Co-ordinators and VET co-ordinator.


Financial responsibilities regarding costs of courses

When choosing courses, students and parents must be aware that there is a charge incurred for all Year 11 and 12 subjects. It is a requirement to pay 50% of the course charge for any course costing over $100.00 by 1st December. Please contact the school finance team if you would like to arrange a payment plan.


Further and detailed information is included in the Year 11 & 12 Handbook. Please refer to this information when planning Course selections.