This policy outlines the ways schools may offer VET to students.
- VET enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.
- Undertaking VET while at school allows students to mix general and vocational education and to make a start on training for a career before they leave school.
- VET studies allow secondary students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while contributing towards the completion of senior secondary certificates, either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
- Students can also study VET through school-based or part-time apprenticeships and traineeships, or through the .
Schools which are registered as training organisations (RTOs) may run VET programs for students.
Alternatively, schools may engage external RTOs, including TAFE institutes, to deliver VET programs either directly or through auspicing arrangements. For Department policy and information on engaging RTOs to deliver VET programs refer to: .
The primary source of funding for VET programs is through the core learning allocation in the Student Resource Package (SRP) provided to schools for each student.
Government schools are also provided with targeted VET funding to support the higher cost of provision in this area. outlines how funding for VET programs is allocated to schools and how schools may use their targeted VET funding.
A student enrolled in a VET qualification through a school-based or Head Start apprenticeship or traineeship is funded under Skills First and is not eligible for targeted VET funding.
For Government schools:
Vocational Education Unit, Senior Secondary Pathways Reform Taskforce
For Catholic schools:
For Independent schools:
Reviewed 07 April 2021