What can I study?
There are a range of VET courses available for secondary students, and your school will have different qualifications to choose from. If you want to see what qualifications are recommended by industry for school students, take a look at the VET in Schools qualifications register.
There are three specific VET programs funded by the Department for secondary students.
Aboriginal school-based training program
The Aboriginal school-based training program is for Aboriginal students in years 10, 11 and 12. The ASBT program aims to help Aboriginal students gain the skills to keep studying after school or get a job.
For more information, please see the ASBT fact sheet for students.
Pre-apprenticeships in schools
Pre-apprenticeships in schools are Certificate II qualifications that can lead to a related apprenticeship. In a PAiS program you will attend school, train at an RTO, and undertake a work placement.
For more information, please see the Pre-apprenticeships in schools fact sheet for students.
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships are paid employment-based training programs for full time school students who are generally 15 years of age and over. In a SBA or SBT you will be a full time student and a part time employee with the same employment and training conditions and responsibilities as other apprentices/trainees.
For more information, please see the School-based apprenticeships and traineeships fact sheet for students.
Page last updated December 15, 2016