VET delivered to secondary students

Previously known as VET in Schools (VETDSS), VET delivered to secondary students allows students in Years 10, 11, and 12 to receive workplace skills and knowledge through nationally-recognised qualifications from industry-developed training packages or accredited courses while still at school.

Once you have been assessed as competent against the nationally agreed standards required to perform effectively in the workplace, you are awarded a full or partial VET qualification.

VET delivered to secondary students is the same as all other VET: training that is nationally recognised and held to the same quality standards. It is designed to equip you with the skills that Australia’s future workforce needs.

Your VET qualification can help you move onto an apprenticeship, employment, and further study – both in TAFE and university. You can even do a part-time apprenticeship as part of your studies.

VET delivered to secondary students is part of the Australian government’s framework, Preparing Secondary School Students for Work. Chisholm works closely with schools across southeast Melbourne to deliver VET programs that bring schools and employers together through quality vocational learning. We understand that we can help school graduates meet the higher demands of the workplace and a globally competitive environment, and we do so with relevant, valuable, and high quality training.

If you’re a student or parent of a student interested in undertaking a VETDSS course, talk to your school.

View the full list of VETDSS courses provided by Chisholm.

VET Exploration Program for Certificate II in Workplace Skills students

Students who complete the Certificate II in Workplace Skills (BSB20120) over two years can participate in the VET Exploration Program (VEP).

VEP offers students who may require additional support the opportunity to explore further vocational training, through participation in several practical projects aligning with their choice of training. The further training opportunities include trades, hospitality, arts, gaming, hair and beauty.

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) enable students to combine a senior secondary school certificate with part-time employment and training.

Like other apprentices and trainees, a school-based apprentice or trainee must have a training contract with an employer and is paid for his or her work by the employer.

School-based apprentices or trainees must be over 15 years old and enrolled in a VCE or VCE Vocational Major program.

The secondary school must acknowledge and endorse a training plan to ensure the training will contribute appropriately to their secondary school studies.

Apprenticeships and traineeships attract government funding and tuition fees are determined by Chisholm and published on relevant course pages on this website.

For further details, talk to your school or contact our Schools Liaison Unit on .