Vac.School, School Camp and Outdoor Rec. Certificate as VET in school Credits

Build your SSC or SACE points with VAC School

    • Chat with your Senior School Coordinator
    • 2 Week School = VET Certificate
    • Vac.School Summer 2019-20.  
    • Midterm holidays 2020
    • Term time short course - School Camp


SHORT COURSES: There is no pre-requisite for enrolment. 

  • Take a cruise adventure holiday program. High School students from year 10, 11 or 12 welcome to apply. 
  • International students, improve your English Language & have fun
  • Start Duke of Edinburgh Award Click here International Youth Challenge + VET units
  • School Camps - Teachers, please chat with Principal Bouc about opportunities. 0418 836 137
  • Vac.Schools 2020 - Midterm and summer vacations Skills training activities with a VET Statement of Attainment that can build into a Certificate Program or SACE points.
    • Just for fun holidays 
    • OR to look at entry to Cruise Academy

Normal Academy fees: Click here  (Group Bookings are negotiable)

Enrolment: Lodge you EOI early to claim your Vac.School berth. Click here 

Vac School programs: 

Board the ship at the Port nominated in your enrolment confirmation, Your Summer Academy Master will meet you and introduce you to the ship, find your berth and settle in. 

Getting into the grove

  • Welcome dinner first night. You will be allocated to you watch team and duty rosters which are ongoing during summer school.
  • Team building - Getting to know your watch team members and cabin mates
  • Shipboard routines and roster duties - working as team members
  • Provide First Aid - industry-standard course.
  • Elements of shipboard safety courseEvacuation drill, Use of Life Jackets, Basic Fire Fighting, crowd management and communication. 

This is one example of a Vac.VET training plan. You plan. We help.

You can build more VET units in subsequent Vac. Schools for your SSC: 

* Cruise Hospitality units from SIT30616 (+ a selection of others if required)

  • BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others
  • SITHIND001 -  Use hygienic practices for hospitality service
  • SITHFAB002 – Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITHACS001 - Clean premises and equipment
  • SITHFAB007 -  Serve food and beverage

* Kayaking, Canoeing

  • SISCAQU202A - Perform basic water rescues
  • SISOKYK302A - Apply kayaking / Canoeing skills 
  • SISOCNE202A - Perform deep water rescues kayaking / Canoeing

* Maritime Cert.II - Coxswain 1 near Coastal + Boat Licence + Seatime

  • Marine Radio operator certificate
  • HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
  • MARB002 - Perform basic servicing and maintenance of main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARC005 - Operate inboard and outboard motors
  • MARC006 - Operate main propulsion unit and auxiliary systems
  • MARF001 - Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF002 - Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF004 - Meet work health and safety requirements
  • MARF005 - Survive at sea using survival craft
  • MARH001 - Plan and navigate a passage for a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARI001 -  Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARJ001 -  Follow environmental work practices
  • MARK001 -  Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
  • MARN002 -  Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Your "Good Person" Attitude will either make or break your future.

  • Your attitude in everything you do is the best indicator of your future success. This is our greatest consideration when offering a continuation with the Academy. 
  • Report of good "attitude" from your Vac School is one of the best ways to secure a happy future. We look for this in you during Vac School and report accordingly. We guide you in how we see tasks are well done. You develop your best at what we show you through practice.
  • When you have achieved your Best, you are then qualified to suggest improvement in what we show you. This process, especially the way you suggest an improvement, reflects your attitude. 
  • Academy strongly supports participation in the International Youth Network Duke of Edinburgh Award. Start your award with Academy.

Our meaning of "attitude" is best summarised in the mantra:-

Good, Better, Best.
I will never rest,
Until my Good is Better
And my Better, Best.

Look at this Video. Click here. These young people have got it. 

It does not matter what it is. How did they get to be that good?

Phone 0418 836 137 for discussion about joining Vac School.

Enrolment: Lodge you EOI early to claim your berth. Click here  

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Recreational Boat Licence Course
First Aid Training for boat operators
Accredited First Aid certificates
Yr.11 to Diploma at Sea or On the Murray
Tourism, Hospitality, Outdoor Rec. Care services 
Sea or River time Experience certificate.
English Language courses
Vacation School cruises
GAP year cruise program
Collegiate Living at Sea or On the Murray 
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