Vocational Education and Training (VET)

 Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a national system designed to skill workers to work in particular industries, e.g. Building Hospitality, Engineering, etc. Students in schools can also access this industry training. VET in Schools (VETiS) counts within their VCE or VCAL program in the same way as any VCE and VCAL subjects. 

The VCAA has developed scored assessment for the majority of VET programs, so students also count VET programs in their ATAR if they undertake scored assessment.

Students may include a VET certificate in their VCE program or complete a VET in the VCAL program and undertake training in a specific vocational area.  VET courses skill students in specific industry areas that directly relate to the requirements of that workplace.  In most cases, a student will complete on-the-job and off-the-job training during their VET certificate, which adds value to each student's options for employment.  Students receive a Nationally Accredited Industry Based Certificate at Level II or III and a Statement of Attainment with all industry units listed.

VET prepares students for their future working lives and is best suited to students who:

are thinking of obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship after school.

  • are already skilled in an industry area and can gain excellent study scores for university entry
  • would like to gain an industry qualification as well as the their VCE or VCAL
  • enjoy a more hands-on learning environment
  • want to keep their options open for completing Year 12
  • want to obtain part-time work in an industry
  •  In 2017 the following VET subjects are offered: