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Windsor High School

Windsor High School

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In School Study Options

Students from Windsor High School can access a broad range of options to provide  individual career options. These options are summarised below and links to further information are also provided. Please contact the Careers Adviser at school if you wish to access any of these options.



EVET is Externally Delivered Vocational Education and Training, (EVET) courses are delivered by TAFE or other VET Providers. EVET allows students to get nationally accredited vocational qualifications while still at school and gain practical, work related skills to enhance future employment opportunities. Most EVET courses articulate into further TAFE or Private College courses.



For TAFE Applications please contact the Careers Adviser at school. You can explore the courses on the link


NSW School of Languages

Community Languages



NSW School of Languages is a distance education language specialist school. NSW School of Languages is part of a network of Department of Education schools which provide education to students by distance education. Subject to satisfying certain guidelines, students in NSW secondary and central schools may enrol to study a language course not available to them at their home school.

The guidelines for enrolment may be viewed on the school website. Students may not enrol directly with NSW School of Languages. All applications for enrolments must be made by the home school on behalf of the student. 

The link to the site is NSW School of Languages


TAFE Digital

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Students can study TVET courses on line if the course is not available at a TAFE near them. All applications must be through the Careers Adviser, however you can browse the courses on the following link.

TAFE Digital


Sydney Distance Education High School

Sydney Distance Education



Sydney Distance Education High School enrols students in the greater Sydney Metropolitan area. 

Distance education is an alternative option for students who are not able to continue their education in their local high school and who are not able to fulfil their educational requirements at their own school. Students must meet specific guidelines to be eligible for distance education enrolment. All applications must be made through the students current school.

What are the benefits?
Studying by distance education enables students to: 

  • have direct contact with teachers by email, phone and post
  • be visited by teachers where possible
  • attend study days, seminars and excursions to provide contact with other students
  • borrow excellent resources from an extensive library which includes books, DVDs, CD ROMs, music CDs, audio books and pamphlets.

Students can attend Sydney Distance Education High School as fulltime students or under single course provision.

Single Course Provision is available for students who are currently attending a face to face school that cannot offer the student a particular course. You can explore the courses offered on the link below Sydney Distance Education


Saturday School of Community Languages

Saturday School


The Saturday School of Community Languages gives students the opportunity to study the language they speak at home, if a course in that language is not offered at their weekday school.

The school is a public secondary school which delivers face-to-face lessons only on Saturdays. Over 3000 students in Years 7-12, from both government and non-government schools are enrolled.

Saturday School students follow NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) syllabuses in 24 languages. These languages are accessible as part of their Stage 4, Stage 5 and Higher School Certificate studies.


What languages can you study?

Arabic, Armenian, Bengali (Bangla), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Filipino, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Modern Greek, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Applications must be made through the Home school. More information can be found on the link below http://www.sscl.schools.nsw


School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships




A school based part-time apprenticeship or traineeship is counted as one subject accredited to the HSC. The subject is completed in a combination of on-the-job training (real workplace experience) and off-the-job training which is completed over 2 years of schooling.

The off-the-job training that the trainee or apprentice undertakes as part of the traineeship or apprenticeship contributes directly to the HSC and may be delivered on the job, at school or at TAFE or by a private provider.

A school based part-time apprenticeship or traineeship provides an opportunity for full time secondary school students to begin preparing themselves for a career in the workforce. They are a great way to develop skills and get paid at the same time. With a school based part-time apprenticeship or traineeship students can work towards the HSC qualification, the ATAR and a national AQF qualification.

School based part-time apprenticeships or traineeships have all the characteristics of full-time apprenticeships or traineeships including:

  • Paid employment under an appropriate industrial arrangement
  • A ‘training contract' signed by the employer and the trainee or apprentice who is registered with the NSW Department of Education and Training and given a Training Contract Identification (TCID) number.
  • A structured training program, described in the training plan, that meets the requirements of a recognized traineeship or apprenticeship in NSW and leads to a nationally recognized qualification.

The main differences between full-time and school based part-time traineeships or apprenticeship relate to:

  • The establishment of a formal link between the traineeship or apprenticeship and the Higher School Certificate.
  • The wage rates paid to the trainee or apprentice.
  • The number of hours of employment and training per week.
  • The length of the training contract.

Benefits of School Based Part-Time Traineeships or Apprenticeship for students

  • A Career Plus More Pathways To Opportunities
  • Possible accreditation into an apprenticeship or traineeship of a higher level
  • Receive both an education and a job
  • Being a step ahead of the competition for jobs
  • Learning the latest knowledge and skills
  • Getting paid while they learn
  • Full access to a qualified Trainer/Assessor at all times
  • FREE TUITION - towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification
  • Gaining hands-on experience in a real job, experience a great way to move from school to work and gain a sense of achievement.
  • The qualification or competencies completed during the school-based apprenticeship or traineeship can be recorded on the Higher School Certificate and are recognised wherever they go in Australia.

For more information visit SBAT or see Mrs Thomas for details of School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships and the application process.



VET in Schools



Vocational Education and Training (VET) partners with industry and government to provide people with workplace skills and technical knowledge to help them advance their career, now and in the future. VET is offered by a variety of training providers both publicly (TAFE) and privately operated.

In DET Schools entry level VET courses are offered to help students on a pathway to a future career or to learn more about a particular industry area.

All Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses have specific industry related competencies which are assessed in a variety of tasks continuously throughout the course. Students need to demonstrate competency within set tasks in order to attain the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) national qualification of Statement of Attainment; Certificate I, II or III, depending on the course. NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) has mandated a workplacement of at least 35 hours for each year of the course.

Satisfactory participation in the set tasks will qualify students for the award of a Preliminary Certificate or a HSC qualification within the guidelines set out by the NSW NESA.

Students can also choose to attain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Students wishing to gain an ATAR qualification will need to complete a number of school assessments as well as an external HSC examination set by NESA.

Windsor High School can deliver Business Services, Entertainment, Hospitality - Food and Beverage and Kitchen Operations, and Primary Industries. Which courses run each year is determined by the number of students choosing courses as is the case with all Senior Courses.

More Information visit: or speak with Mrs Thomas.