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Vocational Education & Training (VET)

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Colleen Morrison - Vocational Education & Training Co-ordinator (cmorr127@eq.edu.au)

Vocational Education (VET)  refers to education and training that focuses on delivering skills and knowledge required for specific industries.

VET is one of the options available for young people to consider as they plan and prepare a pathway to employment.

VET can provide young people with the practical skills and knowledge they need to:

  • enter the workforce for the first time
  • gain an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • enter tertiary study
  • advance learning in a chosen profession.

Students can access VET programs through the college as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), an external provider who is an RTO e.g. TAFE, or through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.  School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow students to undertake paid work with an employer and train towards completing a recognised qualification under a contract of training which completing senior schooling.

VETiS FUNDING

The Department of Education and Training's VET investment budget funds VETiS qualifications at certificate I and II levels that have been identified in consultation with industry, and are based on national skills shortages, Queensland Government priorities and other evidence relating to effective training pathways that support employment.

The VET investment budget provides funding for every student to complete one VETiS qualification listed on the Queensland Training Subsidies List while at school.

Students are able to undertake any qualification while at school, however students wishing to access the VET investment budget for certificate III qualifications should do so as a SAT.

VETiS funded by the VET investment budget must be fee-free for students. The government determines the level of subsidy available as a public contribution to the cost of the training, and provides the maximum subsidy for VETiS students in most circumstances. It is intended that the level of subsidy for each VETiS qualification should cover the costs associated with participating in the training.

Eligibility for VETiS funding will be discussed prior to any student being enrolled in a VET course.

VET Courses:

  • are recorded on the Senior Statement
  • can provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
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Last reviewed 11 August 2020
Last updated 11 August 2020