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Date:August 15, 2012

VET in Schools Program


A group of year 10 students from Palmerston Senior College graduated from their Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management on Friday (10th August). The course was delivered as part of the VET in Schools program and has proved successful for twelve students who have been training through Batchelor Institute since November last year.

The students have undertaken nursery and conservation work at the Greening Australia Nursery at Berrimah along with activities at Howard Springs Nature Reserve and the school. Subjects covered included WHS, potting and planting, building an irrigation system and native plant identification, to name a few. The students have gained valuable foundation skills for transition into the workplace and have industry specific skills if they wish to seek employment in the horticulture and land management industries. Some students completed the course for self interest and to use their new skills around their community or home for an environmentally positive approach.

The students are proud of their achievement and are now working towards their Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management under the same VET in Schools program.