Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
What is VET in Schools?
VET in Schools refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses undertaken as part of school studies. About one third of Australia’s senior secondary students are enrolled in a VET in Schools course.
VET in Schools courses enables students to earn credit towards a recognised VET qualification while they complete the general education curriculum or work toward a VCE or VCAL. Students in Year 10 at Irymple Secondary College have the opportunity to study VET courses.
With VET in Schools, you can:
• combine a vocational pathway with your studies
• complete (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 move 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 (AQF). Some VET in Schools students are also Australian School-based Apprentices.
Students enrolled in VETiS may also combine study and employment through School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships which allow students to do an apprenticeship or traineeship while they undertake their VCE or VCAL.
Current VETiS courses offered through Irymple Secondary College
The information provided below is taken from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority or the Victorian Skills Gateway – see http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vet/programs/index.aspx or http://www.education.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway) for further details relating to specific courses.