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VET delivered to secondary students (formerly VET in Schools)


If you want the opportunity to develop industry and generic work-related skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications while you are still at school, then a VET delivered to secondary students program could be just the thing for you.

A Vocational Educational and Training  program while at school allows you to learn about industry pathways and gain skills that are relevant to industry needs. Success in your program can lead to pathways to immediate employment and further education such as university studies.

You will have the opportunity to attain nationally recognised qualifications, skill sets or part qualifications endorsed by industry, real life experience in a workplace, and completion of your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

Students can also get started on an apprenticeship or traineeship by becoming involved in the Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools (PAIS).


Why apply for a VET delivered to secondary students program?

VET delivered to secondary students programs:

  • develop your work, employability and life skills, and broaden your career options.
  • gives you a realistic view of industry expectations.
  • frequently improves your employment prospects and improves your chances of selection for other training courses, and offers pathways into higher education.
  • makes school more relevant to what you might do when you finish school while allowing you complete your WACE.​


Entry Requirements

​Entry into a VET delivered to secondary students program is managed by the School VET Coordinator. 

Students must have a minimum ‘C’ Grade English and Maths in their most recent school report. Some courses require a higher level of these subjects.

Students must be in year 11 or 12 in the year they are undertaking the program.


​​Pre-Apprenticeship in Schools (PAIS)

​The Pre-Apprenticeships In Schools (PAIS) program is a fantastic opportunity for students in Years 11 or 12 who are enrolled in the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), to be one step ahead of other young people who want to undertake an apprenticeship.  It is a school-based training program and is intended as a transition from school to an apprenticeship. It is a school-based training program and is intended to provide learners with industry specific training to gain skills, knowledge and behaviours to enable transition from school to an apprenticeship and make informed decisions about their career pathway.

It provides an introduction into the apprenticeship opportunities within various trades. Training commences in year 11 with a mixture of Institute based training and actual work experience within the industry of choice. During this stage students must attend school, undertake Units of Competency within the Certificate II program at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) participating in the program and complete a minimum number of hours in an approved workplace.  This gives students exposure to employers in the industry and allows them to undertake real work projects and tasks.  The RTO will coordinate and monitor the work practice component.


Further Information

Contact your School VET Coordinator or the VET delivered to secondary students team at South Regional TAFE

Phone         9780 7190 (South West)

Phone         9892 8756 (Great Southern)

Email         vetis@srtafe.wa.edu.au




Page last updated July 20, 2018