As a major component of VCAL our senior students are required to complete both a Vocational Education Training (VET) course and a work placement to develop Industry Specific Skills (ISS).

At Berengarra School in partnership with Flexible Training Solutions (FTS) our students can complete Certificate II and III in Retail whilst gaining valuable work experience in our onsite café. At CafEducation our school’s VET Teacher and Café Manager provide the nurturing, environment our students need to achieve success in a functioning café environment. Students also gain experience in barista work and complete food safety training.

At CafEducation, students also have the opportunity of completing a School-Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT). An SBAT offers students the option of combining school, part-time paid employment and training.

As an integral community outreach, CafEducation offers Barista Training to nearby schools, giving our more confident students an additional experience of becoming a trainer.