Registered Training Organisation


Thornlie SHS Careers Centre

The Careers Centre is open for all students from 8 am until 4 pm every day. We have a wide variety of Career Information available. We are available by appointment for students and their parents to discuss Workplace Learning, University and TAFE admission, and Career options and pathways.

Students thinking of applying for Traineeships for 2020 in Years 11 and 12, applications CLOSE in AUGUST 2019. This involves one day a week at TAFE or employment and four days at school. Make an appointment to see us in the Career Centre to discuss your suitability.

RTO Manager, Vet Coordinator

Office:(08) 9376-2127
Fax: (08) 9376 2146

Workplace Learning Coordinator

Office:(08) 9376-2141
Fax: (08) 9376 2146

Vet Administration Assistant

Office:(08) 9376-2149
Fax: (08) 9376 2146

Work Place Learning

Work Place Learning is a SCSA endorse program. All Year 11 and 12 General students are expected to complete four (4) blocks of Work Place Learning (WPL), two in Year 11 and two in Year 12. These four blocks, 2 working weeks in duration each, are expected to total no less than 220 hours by the end of Year 12. Once these hours and the accompanying Skills Journals are completed students are may be awarded C grades similar to any of their other subjects.

We emphasise the importance of our students finding their own placements as all our advice from our employers is that, in these tougher times, they only really want to deal with people showing some initiative and drive.

Apart from gaining a better understanding of work life, once completed, students can use the WPL points to help them achieve Graduation and their WACE. Many of our students have received references to help find future work, part-time work, traineeships and apprenticeships as a result of their successful participation in Work Place Learning. 


The Year 12 students have their Block One of Workplace Learning from April 1 until April 12. Applications are due by Friday March 8, the end of week 5. Currently, we have a very small number of confirmed workplaces. We urge you to help your child secure a workplace in the very near future.

If students are having difficulties finding suitable placements, they need to see the staff in the Careers Centre for guidance and a list of previous employers who have taken our students for Workplace Learning.

Staff are available in the Careers Centre from 8 am until 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Year 12 Work Placement Dates for 2019 are:

TERM 1  Mon April 1 – Fri April 12 Weeks 9 & 10 LAST DAY TO SUBMIT APPLICATION

Friday March 8
(end of Week 5, Term 1)

TERM 3  Mon July 22 – Fri Aug 2 Weeks 1 & 2 LAST DAY TO SUBMIT APPLICATION

Friday June 14 
(end of Week 7, Term 2)


Workplace Learning for Year 11 students takes place from next term. It is not too early to secure placements and submit the application forms to us. We do have a limited number of confirmed places which are available to all students, first come, first served.

If students are having difficulties finding suitable placements, they need to see the staff in the Careers Centre for guidance and a list of previous employers who have taken our students for Workplace Learning.

Staff are available in the Careers Centre from 8 am until 4 pm Monday to Friday.

Year 11 Work Placement Dates for 2019 are:

TERM 2 Mon May 27 – Fri June 7 Weeks 5 & 6 LAST DAY TO SUBMIT APPLICATION

Friday May 3
(end of Week 1, Term 2)

TERM 4  Mon Nov 4 – Fri Nov 15 Weeks 5 & 6 LAST DAY TO SUBMIT APPLICATION

Friday September 27 
(end of Week 10, Term 3)

Year 12 University Entry for Medicine and Dentistry

Any Year 12 student who is intending to apply for undergraduate admission into medicine or dentistry in 2017 must take the Umat test. This test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at the undergraduate level at the universities listed on this website:

Registrations are now open. Registrations close at 5.00pm AEST 1 June 2019. The test takes place on July 31, 2019. Please check the above website for further details.


Having assisted many students towards the end of last year with Tafe, University and Defence Force applications, it is apparent that we have several students who are not Australian Citizens, nor Permanent Residents. This has huge implications on fees and training funding. I urge you to check with the institution your child is intending to study at, as to the individual requirements. It is best to begin making enquiries before applications open.


Studentbox is an online community for year 10 to 12 High School students in Western Australia. It is powered by Curtin University.The aim of Studentbox is to help students get through high school and into the university and course that they want. This online tool is free for all WA Year 10-12 students. It helps them with assignments and problems, teaches them how to study for exams, and to choose which university to go to.

Studentbox also has many useful tools and study resources to help make high school easier, such as:

  • Forums
  • TISC ATAR calculator help
  • Past WACE exams
  • Cheat Sheets and Revision Resources
  • Study and Exam tips and lots more

It is a very worthwhile site. Please take the time to have a look.

The Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students who are enrolled in Certificate Courses at Thornlie Senior High School require a USI. This is a National requirement for all students enrolling in Certificates or other courses at schools or other RTOs and TAFE.

Students can apply for a USI from Year 7 onwards; it is cost-free and takes 10 minutes.

The website students need to access is:

Once students have obtained their USI, a copy of the number must be handed in at the Careers Centre.

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing an individual to see all of their training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications.

The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript. It will also ensure that students’ VET records are not lost.

The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and will be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed.

My Career Match

A useful tool for students to use to try and determine their career path is to complete the My Career Match program. This is free for Thornlie SHS students if they use the school’s passcode.

Passcode TSH:592

Linley Stewart                                     Andrew Zambon

Vet Coordinator                                   Workplace Learning Coordinator

RTO Manager

Useful Links

The information gained from the following list of websites may help students determine their post-school options.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Australian Defence Force Academy

Australia wide job search

Career, employment, training information in Western Australia

Career research


Job Resources Australia

My Future

University of Notre Dame

University of Western Australia

Vacancies Australia wide

Western Australian Government (go to ‘Education and Training’)

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

Murdoch University

Tertiary Institutions Services Centre

Quality Policy


 Certificate II in Business

 Certificate II in Community Services

 Certificate II in Dance

 Certificate II in Visual Arts (Arts Focus)

 Certificate II in Visual Arts (Wood Focus)

 Certificate II in Creative Industries

 Certificate III in Info, Digital Media

 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

 Certificate II in Sport & Recreation

 Certificate II in Hospitality