Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Students can undertake a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification while completing their Senior Secondary Certificate. There are a number of ways a student can do this:
- Internal VET courses where the college is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
- Undertaking a program of study with an external RTO
- Through an Australian School Based Apprenticeship (ASBA)
Internal VET Courses
VET is delivered internally by college RTOs in V and C courses.
V courses are a component of an A,T or M course (for example A/V, T/V or M/V courses). This means that students can complete a VET qualification and still receive an A-E grade and, for T/V courses, a course score.
C courses are competency only courses and are given grades of 'Pass' or 'Participated' depending on whether the student was deemed competent or not in the unit's competencies.
VET, studied by students in Years 11 and 12 at external RTOs, can be recognised on the Senior Secondary Certificate. This work will be in E courses named after the relevant industry area and grouped in course areas with similar courses. Students should contact the Careers Advisor or VET Co-ordinator at their college about the process to have this awarded. Details, such as the duration, student attendance, workload and work completion, may be required.
Australian School Based Apprenticeship
Australian School Based Apprenticeships allow a student to complete an apprenticeship while completing their Senior Secondary Certificate. Students can undertake an ASBA, either internally, with the college as the RTO, or externally through another RTO. ASBAs are available in a large range of industry areas. Students should contact the Careers Advisor or VET Co-ordinator at their college if interested.