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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Why consider the VET Delivered to Secondary Students program

We offer a series of VET Delivered to Secondary Students programs for Year 11 and 12 students attending school in 2020*. 

Our VET Delivered to Secondary Students programs allow school students to develop industry-specific skills, develop employability skills and gain a nationally recognised VET qualification while completing their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). It is also a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of a specific career pathway, while learning in an adult environment with students of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

* Students who commenced their VET Delivered to Secondary Students course in 2019 and progress on the same pathway do not need to apply online. We will liaise with your school VET Coordinator to confirm your intentions towards the end of the year.


VET Delivered to Secondary Students 2020 Options Booklet

 The courses in the VET Delivered to Secondary Students offers booklet have been specifically chosen to provide you with clear career pathways after high school. They will give you practical skills and an understanding of what to expect from the workplace and, once completed, may provide credits towards other nationally recognised qualifications, or lead to employment.

South Regional TAFE offers a range of courses and pre-apprenticeships as part of our VET Delivered to Secondary Students programs.  Students enrolled in a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course attend one of the South Regional TAFE campuses one or two days per week.

Download a copy of the VET Delivered to Secondary Students options booklet:

Study areas

We deliver at least 120 courses across a wide range of industry areas. 

Areas such as Health and Nursing, IT and Digital Technologies, and Education Support are key priorities for the government, with more employment opportunities than ever before. The Hospitality, Tourism and Events industries are also booming, as WA is becoming more and more global. Employment prospects are also trending for Sport, Beauty and Lifestyle, Art and Design and Media.

Pathways to university

If you would like to go to university but are not sure your grades will see you though, TAFE is a great option.

By studying at South Regional TAFE, you can make your time outside uni count. We have a wide range of credit articulations with all Western Australian universities, which means you may be able to transfer credits and cut subjects when you start your Bachelor degree.

We offer great higher education programs which can see you enter directly into the second or third year of university. This is a great way to transition into uni, as you learn to manage your studies in a more hands-on and supportive environment.

Pre-Apprenticeship in School (PAiS) Programs

If you're in Year 11 or 12, the PAiS program involves attending school, completing Certificate II pre-apprenticeship training at South Regional TAFE, and completing work placements with an employer.

Graduate Year 12 with your WACE, a pre-apprenticeship in your chosen field and be a step ahead of others looking for apprenticeships. There is no doubt employers look favourably at the candidate who already has a proven track record of study, demonstrated the capacity to apply themselves to a formal TAFE course and can understand the practices and terminology associated with the trade in question.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships 

In some instances, students can be fortunate in gaining a School Based Apprenticeship (SBA) or a School Based Traineeship (SBT).

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to start your career, combining work with structured training. As you enter into a formal training contract with an employer, you have the opportunity to learn skills on the job, with the support of qualified TAFE lecturers, and start building your own professional network.

Apprenticeships focus on traditional technical trades such as bricklaying or mechanics; traineeships are usually in non-traditional trade areas such as business, beauty and health.

Click here for more information on apprenticeships and traineeships.

Studying at South Regional TAFE

Whether you want to pursue further VET studies, start a career or are looking for a way into university, we offer the options and support you need to get to where you want to be. Our nationally recognised qualifications will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to transition from school to employment and provide alternative pathways into further education.

Our courses reflect the latest practices and trends in the industry, so you will be ready to hit the ground running in any career you choose.

You will learn:

From industry experts, with years of experience and invaluable professional networks
Through hands-on activities
In industry-standard actual and simulated training facilities.

Choosing your career

If you need help deciding what to do after school, talk to your school's VET Coordinator or Careers Counsellor. They can give you more information on TAFE and even put you in touch with one of our Jobs and Skills Centres.

The Jobs and Skills Centre can also give you more information on:

  • Education and training courses
  • Career directions and learning options
  • Career planning and decision making.

Staff at the Jobs and Skills Centre use an ongoing process to help you manage and adapt your work and learning choices to your changing circumstances and to the wider environmental conditions. It can be used for all work and learning decisions, big or small.

The South Regional TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres provide free:

  • Career information and guidance
  • Training and course information
  • Help to choose the right training course or qualification to suit your personal, work or career goals
  • Help with job searching and job matching
  • Skills and qualification recognition information
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship assistance
  • Culturally sensitive employment and career services for Aboriginal people.

South Regional TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are situated at our Albany and Bunbury campuses.


    Applying for a VET Delivered to Secondary Students program

    South Regional TAFE offers VET Delivered to Secondary Students courses to all secondary school students throughout the Great Southern and South West region.

    You must be completing Year 11 or 12 in 2020 to be eligible to apply.

    Please note that continuing students from 2019 in the same qualification/program do not need to apply. We will liaise with your school VET Coordinator to confirm your intentions.


    How to Apply

    Applications for 2020 open on Monday 29 July and close on Friday 30 August 2019.


    Further Information

    Contact your School VET Coordinator or the VET Delivered to Secondary Students team at South Regional TAFE

    South West
    Phone 9780 7190
    Email vetdss.sw@srtafe.wa.edu.au

    Great Southern
    Phone 9892 8756
    Email vetdss@srtafe.wa.edu.au


    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.


    See details of public transport to our campuses here.

    Page last updated August 12, 2019