ABOUT VET IN SCHOOLS
VET in Schools refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses undertaken as part of your senior secondary education (they can make up part of your VCE or VCAL). The programs aim to prepare you for further education, training and employment. They can also be a good way to explore different occupations while you are still in high school and test whether you are interested in pursuing a future in that industry.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A VET CERTIFICATE?
- You get a nationally recognised qualification
- It can help you get a job
- You can get credits towards further study in the future
- You receive valuable experience in industry
HOW IS VETIS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER VCE SUBJECTS?
- You study in an adult learning environment and get a taste of what to expect after you leave high school.
- In most VETiS courses, you undertake Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) which gives you experience of working in your chosen industry.
- Assessment is competency based.
HOW LONG ARE VETIS COURSES?
VETiS courses generally run for 1-2 years, with classes held one day or an afternoon a week during school terms. Your school should be able to timetable all your other classes around your VETiS course so you don’t miss out on any other classes.
WHAT DO I GET AT THE END OF MY VETIS COURSE?
When you complete a VETiS course, you are awarded a nationally recognised qualification. Upon successful completion, your qualification can also contribute to your VCE or VCAL. If completing VETiS as part of your VCE, some certificates contribute towards your ATAR score. Some certificates offer an examination which is held during the VCE examination period and provide a study score, while other certificates provide block credit which maybe used to enhance your ATAR score. You can get more information about the VETiS program you are considering through your school or on the VCAA website.