VET for secondary students

Find out how secondary students can benefit from vocational education and training (VET) programs in school.


Vocational education and training (VET) helps secondary school students gain workplace skills and identify career pathways and options. Students gain nationally recognised qualifications from industry-developed training packages or accredited courses while still at school.


Case studies

The following case studies and videos highlight the key features required for delivering quality vocational education and training (VET) programs to students.

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Catholic Regional College Sydenham

Read about Catholic Regional College (VIC) and their innovative approach to integrating vocational education and training for secondary students into the schools curriculum.

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Erindale College and Lake Tuggeranong College ACT

Erindale College (ACT) integrates VET into the school curriculum and tailors its offerings to meet student need and interest.

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Guildford Young College TAS

Guildford Young College integrated VET into their schools programs through a consortium arrangement with other schools

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbAs)

These inspiring videos tell the stories of young people across Australia who successfully combined senior secondary studies with on-the-job training while completing a nationally recognised qualification. Their stories show how Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbAs) prepare young people for life beyond school. This includes further education, training and a rewarding career.