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 pathway and the academic OP pathway are distinct but complimentary. The VET sector is driven by industry requirements in developing competencies linked to job/occupation roles. All VET qualifications and training are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
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 or springboard them to higher education. These opportunities are available through certificate courses offered by the school or certificates and diplomas offered in conjunction with other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). School-Based Traineeships or Apprenticeships, which incorporate learning and paid work with an employer, also are available in a variety of industry areas.
A ‘Rounded’ Education
- 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
- 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
- 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
The sheer breadth of options means that it is crucial to discuss individual circumstances. Please contact Careers Consultant Mrs Carol Baker.