VET in Schools

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET in Schools) are programs undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate that provide credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework. The training that students receive reflects specific industry competency standards and is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or a school in partnership with an RTO.

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State Contacts for VET in Schools

Check the VET in School requirements in your state:

ACT: Vocational Learning in Schools

NSW: Vocational Education and Training in Schools

NT: VET in Schools Program

QLD: Vocational Education and Training in Schools

SA:Vocational Education and Training in Schools

TAS: Vocational Education and Training in Schools

VIC: Vocational Education and Training in Schools

WA: Vocational Education and Training in Schools

Government Trade Training Centres

The objectives of the program are to help: increase the proportion of students achieving Year 12 or an equivalent qualification to 90% by 2015 and address national skills shortages in traditional trades and other eligible occupations by improving the relevance and responsiveness of trade training programs in secondary schools.

An important step to achieving these goals is to ensure students have access to high quality, relevant education and training opportunities that continue to engage them and encourage completion of their studies. Through the program, the Government aims to:

  • improve student access to trade training facilities that meet industry standards;
  • improve the quality of schooling offered to secondary students undertaking trade related pathways; and
  • assist young people to make a successful transition from school to work or further education or training.7

Administration of the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program - Auditor General's Report February 2011

The audit examined the effectiveness of DEEWR’s administrative framework for the program; management of the application, assessment and funding processes; and monitoring of and reporting on the program’s performance.

Audit Brochure
Performance Audit Report

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