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VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETdSS)

The Vocational Education and Training delivered to Secondary Students (VETdSS) program provides students in Year 10, 11 and 12 with the opportunity to integrate their traditional academic studies with a vocational education study pathway. 

Our VETdSS program allows 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. 

South West Region VETdSS Booklet (10 MB) (PDF document)

Great Southern Region VETdSS Booklet (8 MB) (PDF document)

Applications for the 2025 VETdSS Program open Monday 22 July 2024.

For Frequently Asked Questions (139 KB) (PDF document). Once you have chosen your course/s speak with your school’s VET Coordinator who can assist with your application. 

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.

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 put you in touch with one of our Jobs and Skills Centres(opens in a new tab) .

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.

Further Information

Please contact your School VET Coordinator directly, or contact our Course Information Services teams:


Phone (08) 6371 3070 (South West) | (08) 6371 3870 (Great Southern)