VET Pathways at LFHS

Engineering Pathways Program - Certificate 2 Engineering Pathways

South Australia is the national centre of naval shipbuilding and submarine sustainment, and the confirmed location for Australia’s next generation Future Submarines and Future Frigates. This course aims to provide students with skills and competencies required in Engineering Trades that will be in high demand. Students will learn skills that are applicable to a range of engineering trades, as well as required theory. Oxy/Acetylene and MMA welding techniques are used. Projects, design work and testing are integral components of the course. Students will be supported by local industry partnerships for visits and workplace learning. 

This course may lead to an Engineering Trades, Fabrication, Mechanical Fitter, Automotive, Diesel, Ship Building, Plumbing or Electrical Apprenticeship. It may also lead to Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Engineering or Bachelor Degree in Engineering. The maritime content will highlight the history of both the school and the region in providing a highly skilled workforce for the maritime and allied industries.

Students can then progress to studying a Certificate 3 Engineering as a part school based apprenticeship, gaining recognition towards their SACE. For more information on school based apprenticeships please see Le Fevre High School’s Career Website.

Hospitality Pathways Program - Certificate 2 Cookery

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in kitchens who use a defined and limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision. This qualification does not provide the skills required by commercial cooks, which are covered in SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. 

This qualification provides a pathway to work in kitchen operations in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops; and institutions such as aged care facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools. 

Possible job titles include: 

  • breakfast cook 
  • catering assistant 
  • fast food cook 
  • sandwich hand 
  • takeaway cook 

Students can then progress to studying a Certificate 3 Kitchen Operations as a part of their year 12 studies and/or move into a school based apprenticeship. For more information on school based apprenticeships please see Le Fevre High School’s Career Website.

Maritime Pathways Program - Certificate 2 Maritime Operations

This is an entry level course that will provide students with maritime skills and knowledge to enable them to be immediately employable as Deck Hands as well as giving them significant credit in a Coxswain course. This will be able to be completed once students have gained sufficient documented time at sea. 

This qualification will assist students to fast track their maritime career in either marine engineering or as a deck officer. The units of competency completed during this course will gain credit toward a Coxswain qualification. This can be completed when students reach the age of 18 and have spent sufficient time at sea. 

Possible career pathways:

  • Marine Engineer 
  • Naval Architect
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Shipyard Manager
  • Oceanographer
  • Logistics Manager
  • Marine Biologist 
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Hydrographic Surveyor
  • Maritime Lawyer
  • Ship’s Captain (Master)
  • Ship’s Agent
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Welder
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Plumber
  • Instrument Fitter
  • Painter
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Joiner
  • Coxswain
  • Dive Boat Operator
  • Shipping Pilot
  • Fork Lift Operator
  • Deck Hand
  • Crane Operator
  • Customs Officer
  • Ship’s Officer
  • Chief Steward
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Fishing Vessel Skipper
  • Ferry Chief Engineer
  • Marine Cook

For more information on these or and other vocational pathways, please contact the school to speak to the VET Coordinator.

Additional VET Opportunities in 2023

In addition to the courses and subjects outlined in this handbook, students can access a broad range of opportunities in Vocational Education and Training offered at other schools through the Western Adelaide Regional VET Programs and private RTO’s in consultation with the VET coordinator. Students remain enrolled at their Home School, and attend the Host School or RTO for their chosen VET program. For more information please visit and discuss with the VET Coordinator.

Western Adelaide Secondary Schools Network