VET in Schools
What is VET?
VET (Vocational Education and Training) is hands-on, practical training that provides students with work-ready skills and knowledge that can help them obtain their employment or further education goals.
What is VET in schools?
VET in Schools (VETiS) programs are nationally recognised VET qualifications undertaken by senior secondary student as part of their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). They provide a vocationally-oriented program of studies leading to a secondary school certificate.
VETiS is designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students to improve post compulsory educational outcomes as well as address the employment needs of industry in Victoria. These programs are typically delivered in partnerships between schools, industry and training providers, and often include opportunities for students to participate in workplace learning.
Does GippsTAFE offer VET in schools?
In conjunction with a number of secondary schools, GippsTAFE offers the VET in Schools (VETiS) program at locations throughout Gippsland.
VETiS is a great option for students who are considering further study after secondary school. Not only do students develop new skills and knowledge, but they may also earn credit towards a nationally recognised qualification.
This qualification can give students a great head start, potentially increasing their employability by developing real work skills and providing pathways into further education.
Students completing a VET subject at school have the option of going onto a GippsTAFE Certificate I-IV or Diploma.
A number of VET programs offered in Victoria provide a study score that can be used as one of the primary four VCE subjects when calculating the Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER).
How long does it take?
Most VETiS students attend TAFE for one day a week throughout the academic year, with VETiS qualifications taking two years to complete.
First year students will usually attend GippsTAFE from February to December and second year students will usually start in February and complete their second year in October, in order to give them time to prepare for final exams.
What do I do now?
Enrolments for VETiS programs must be made via your secondary school. Your career’s advisor, VETiS Coordinator or VCAL Coordinator will have more information and can enrol you in the course of your choice.
Choices for VETiS programs are usually made in September, but check with your school for more details.
An Orientation Day is held each November for students to spend a day on site at GippsTAFE to ensure that the program that they have chosen is really suitable.