Naracoorte High School

Flexible Pathways

School Based Apprenticeships (SBNA)

Naracoorte High School supports students undertaking a range of school-based apprenticeships or traineeships. A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship allows students to attend school while working and studying as an apprentice or trainee.

As a school-based apprentice or trainee, students have an employer who will employ and train then on the job while continuing with formal off-job training through a training provider.

Enrolling in a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship has a number of benefits including:

  • your training will contribute towards your SACE (or equivalent)
  • you will start your chosen career or trade while you are at school
  • you will earn money while you learn
  • you will get experience in the trade or vocation of your choice
  • your school-based training will convert to full-time or part-time when you leave school.

Students usually attend school part of the week, go to work on some days and attend a training provider on others. We provide flexibility within our timetable for students undertaking SBNAs and also offer the Naracoorte High School Independent

Learning Centre for students requiring further flexible options to gain their SACE.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Naracoorte High School offers Vocational Education and Training (VET) which enables students to acquire skills and knowledge for work. We work in partnership with TAFE SA and other Registered Training Organisations to offer a range of Certificate I and II courses at school. Doorways to Construction and Commercial Cookery are two very popular courses offered in our Trade Training Centre on campus.

Students at Naracoorte High School have the opportunity to access VET offerings at a range of schools within the Limestone Coast, through the TAFE SA campus in Mount Gambier and through work placements locally.

Naracoorte High School supports students through identifying a range of pathways post-school. Students accessing VET at school are equipped with skills that meet the needs of the future workforce while gaining SACE recognition.


Since 2010 we have provided the students of the Naracoorte High School, Naracoorte Independent Learning Centre and the Lucindale Area School with the opportunity to achieve a Cert 1 in Building and Construction. The program has been developed through a strong relationship with the local community.

Doorways 2 Construction has completed a number of community based projects including paving at the Naracoorte Early Learning Centre, renovation of the interior and exterior at the Naracoorte United Soccer Clubrooms, restoration of the Lucindale Area School toilet block, building of a shed at the Frances Bowling Club, building cubby houses at the Michelle DeGaris Kindergarten and building a chicken coop for the environmental student group at the Naracoorte Primary School.

Doorways 2 Construction has built and is currently building a transportable house and what makes this project so unique is the specific community connection it has. The program is being supported by approximately 20 community businesses through in-kind donations of either time or products.

This support has enabled the students to experience all trade areas relating to the construction industry including building, plumbing, electrical, earthworks, flooring, plastering and cabinet construction. The students have also been involved in the Council approval and real estate processes of the project. Students enter the program through an application process in Term 4 of Year 10. This allows the students to begin the program at the start of Year 11. Certificate 1 is delivered over two semesters.

Independent Learning Centre

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