VET in Schools (VETiS) refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses undertaken as part of school studies. Over two thirds of Australia’s senior secondary students are enrolled in a VET in Schools course.
VET in Schools courses enable you to earn credit towards a recognised VET qualification while you complete the general education curriculum or work toward your WA Certificate of Education (WACE).
With VET in Schools, you can:
combine a vocational pathway with your studies
complete (or work towards) a certificate I, II or III
keep your options open to pursue further vocational education (such as courses at a Technical and Further Education institute), or move into higher education (such as undertaking courses at university).
VET qualifications, or the credit towards a qualification, are recognised by industry across Australia under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Some VET in Schools students are also Australian School-based Apprentices. Information on all VET qualifications and courses is available at http//training.gov.au.
VET in Schools courses are offered in a wide range of industry areas, from aeronautics, engineering and building to business administration, hospitality and children’s services. They can be a good way to explore different occupations and to test whether you are interested in pursuing a future in that industry.
FutureNow and the other Training Councils have contributed to a Register of Industry Approved VETiS courses. The register has an industry based colour rating system for all VETiS courses:
Green allocated to a qualification suitable for VETiS delivery,
Orange allocated to a qualification suitable for VETiS delivery but some specific requirements apply, and
Red allocated to a qualification not recommended for VETiS delivery.