Vocational Education and Training in Schools

What is VET in Schools?

Vocational Education and Training in Schools are programs undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework. The training that students receive reflects specific industry competency standards and is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation or a school in partnership with a Registered Training Organisation.

A key success of VET in Schools is the integration of vocational options within the traditionally academic studies at the senior secondary school level. VET in Schools programs allow Year 11 and 12 students to:

  • develop industry specific skills;
  • gain nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training qualifications and units of competency while still completing their senior secondary school qualification;
  • develop employability skills and an understanding of the world of work, and;
  • gain an understanding of the world of work which is valuable experience to assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways