Vocational Education and Training (VET)
What is Vocational Education and Training (VET)
VET programs provide the opportunity for students to gain a nationally recognised qualification along with workplace experience and skills, while at school. Programs are usually offered in Years 11 and 12 and qualifications are available from a range of industries.
The VET system and the education system are distinct but complimentary. The VET sector is industry driven allowing industry to indicate the skills and knowledge needed and the qualifications are linked to job roles. VET is lined up to identify industry skill requirements.
The VET Experience
More and more secondary school students are discovering how VET can give them the skills and knowledge they need to kick start the career they want, whether it is through a course at school, or a more formal School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship, VET has the flexibility and scope to cater to a wide range of needs. VET in Schools ensures that students are well placed to go on to find a job or undertake further study.
A ‘rounded’ education
VET is a perfect introduction into the world of work as students can learn practical skills and gain an insight into the needs of the workplace. The school based VET program will make a student a more attractive proposition for employers and give them a head start in their chosen career.
What’s more, a student will leave school with both a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and a nationally recognised vocational qualification. That means that both their future education and employment pathways remain open.
For more information about VET please contact Mrs Maurer (VET Coordinator) or Mrs Baker (Careers).