Specialist Programs

Emergency Services Cadets – Manea Senior College


Department Fire Emergency Services (DFES) is a dynamic and challenging youth development program. It assists them to develop practical life skills, leadership, teamwork and initiative.

Cadets learn about the diverse nature of Western Australia’s emergency services and develop qualities of community responsibility and service.

The Benefits:

  • Develop new skills and knowledge
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun
  • Accredited training
  • Apply existing skills and knowledge to different situations
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve interpersonal, communication and team work skills
  • Support your community.

Students are taught knot tying, first aid and fire management (where they can gain a certificate). Camps are conducted for both year groups and are a great success.

Camps are designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate skills associated with independent living, leisure, recreation and communication, while developing and strengthening positive relationships with peers through participation in team and confidence building activities.

All cadet units have a unit coordinator and instructors to provide leadership.


Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of material properties – wood, metal and plastics, whilst undertaking a variety of projects in our fully equipped workshop. Through this they gain positive experiences in the safe handling and use of electrical machinery and hand tools.

Our dedicated workshop staff promote and encourage participation for students of all abilities.

CPC20220 – Certificate II in Construction Pathways (Education Support Partial Completion)

This course has an emphasis on Occupational Health and Safety and the practical aspects of construction. Students learn basic bricklaying, rendering, tiling, brick paving and general construction skills.

Skills learnt such as using hand tools, working in a team, workplace communication and cleaning up after making a mess are all transferable to a vast number of future employment possibilities.

Beauty – BSB10120 Certificate I in Workplace Skills

This qualification has an emphasis on the practical aspects of Beauty Therapy and will provide students with experience in a broad range of beauty therapy treatments and services including facial treatments, leg and arm massage, hair removal, lash and brow treatments as well as nail and make-up services. As well as Communication methods used within the industry and to develop knowledge of occupation health & safety requirements.

SIR10116 – Certificate I in Retail Services

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a variety of industry sectors and business contexts. Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles such as frontline team member.

Students in this class learn first-hand how to work in a service environment via a weekly sausage sizzle within the campus learning essential skills associated within the retail industry. Skills learnt in this course can also be applied at their workplace learning centre.

Various excursions to retail outlets throughout the year enable students to associate their units of study within the course to everyday tasks in customer service roles.

SIT20316 – Certificate II Hospitality (partial completion)

This course provides training for people interested in pursuing a career associated with the Hospitality industry. This course will be of interest to students who wish to gain skills and knowledge about working in coffee shops and cafes.

ACM20121 – Certificate II Animal Care (partial completion)

This course aims to provide an introduction for the care and maintenance of animals. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors.

AHC21216 – Certificate II in Rural Operations (partial completion)

This skill set is designed to provide students with basic experience working with plants, maintaining gardens and nurseries, looking after nursery and caring for landscapes.

Some of our courses are offered under a third-party arrangement with South Metropolitan TAFE (RTO Code 52787). South Metropolitan TAFE is responsible for the quality assurance of the training and assessment and the issue of certificates on successful completion.


Workplace Learning

As part of their program the majority of students are required to do 1 day per week of Workplace Learning (WPL) for 10 weeks during Terms 2 and 3. Their work right log book is a necessary component of their course and will be checked weekly by the WPL team and the students’ teachers.

We will be checking the logging of hours as well as the information about their tasks completed during the day. Doing work place learning is an opportunity for the year 11 and 12 students to put into practice the skills learnt during their VET courses and the 9 Employability skills.

The information obtained through their log book also assists in the preparation of a resume. Our school is very privileged to have the support of many local Mandurah and surrounding areas businesses who kindly give our students a chance to gain experience – all of which will put them in good stead for post school transition/employment.