At Edmund Rice College we understand not only the value but also that the majority of job opportunities available in Western Australia are in agriculture and trade. As a trade specialist College, we have been at the forefront of agricultural and vocational education in Western Australia for many years and we consistently rank high in state-wide graduation tables. The curriculum developed at the College is aimed to provide our students with as many alternative pathways to further education or employment opportunities as possible. Central Regional TAFE (NPN 52789) is Western Australia’s leading state training provider and assists the College with this endeavour, through delivering several of our Vocational Education and Training courses offered at the College.
From Year 7, students at Edmund Rice College have the unique opportunity to study a diverse variety of subjects; ranging from traditional disciplines such as Religious Education, English, Mathematics, and Science, to practical courses in Agricultural Science, Equine, and Sport. In years 10, 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to broaden their skills, learning additional subjects such as Agriculture, Equine and Trades. During their studies at the College, all students have the opportunity to gain a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), achieving Secondary School Graduation. Students may also undertake courses at ATAR level to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank required for entry into public and private universities throughout Australia.
Those students, who go on to years 11 and 12, will complete a minimum of two Certificate II qualifications in their chosen Vocational Education and Training (VET) areas. All Certificates completed whilst studying at the College are fully accredited and nationally recognised. The education options available at Edmund Rice College are designed to meet industrial training needs, as well as offer a unique personalised learning experience for each student, to study subjects that they are genuinely interested in and passionate about, to reach their full potential, and get the most out of their time in Secondary Education.
Edmund Rice College is very proud of the calibre of our graduate students, not only do our students successfully transition into Higher Education, but they are well-prepared for the workforce, and make significant and positive contributions to their communities.