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What is VET in Schools?

VET is designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students to improve post compulsory educational outcomes as well as address the employment needs of industry in Victoria.

VET programs comprise nationally recognised VET qualifications undertaken by senior secondary students as part of their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). They provide a vocationally oriented program of studies leading to a secondary school certificate.

VET programs are typically delivered in partnership between secondary schools, industry and registered training organisations (RTOs). Programs often include opportunities for students to participate in workplace learning.

Students completing a VET subject at school have the option of going onto a Certificate I-IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

A number of VET programs offered in Victoria provide a study score that can be used as one of the primary four VCE subjects when calculating the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).