VET in Schools



VET in Schools refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses undertaken as part of school studies. Around a third of senior secondary students are enrolled in a VET in Schools course.

VET in Schools courses enable you to earn credits towards recognised VET qualifications while you complete the general education curriculum or work towards your senior secondary certificate.

VET in Schools combines a vocational pathway with your studies completes (or work towards) a certificate I, II or III, or sometimes even a certificate IV qualification keep your options open to pursue further vocational education (such as courses at a Technical and Further Education institute), or moves into higher education (such as undertaking courses at university).

VET qualifications – or the credit towards a qualification – are recognised by industry across Australia under the Australian Qualifications Framework ».

Some VET in Schools students are also Australian School-based Apprentices. Information on all VET qualifications and courses is available at www.myskills.gov.au ».

VET in Schools courses are offered in a wide range of industry areas, from aeronautics, engineering and building to business administration, hospitality and children’s services.

They can be a good way to explore different occupations and to test whether you are interested in pursuing a future in that industry. Find out about your options by contacting your school’s VET coordinator or career adviser. You may also like to consider a pre-apprenticeship.

This is a pathway into an Australian Apprenticeship that allows you to combine school or on-campus study with practical on-the-job training. For more information on pre-apprenticeships see Australian Apprenticeships »