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The Framework

Preparing Secondary Students for Work - A framework for vocational learning and VET delivered to secondary students (Doc X)

Preparing Secondary Students for Work- A framework for vocational learning and VET delivered to secondary students (PDF)

 

Career education

Key elements for enhanced career education for students (Doc X)

Key elements for enhanced career education for students (PDF)

Career education terminology (Doc X)

Career education terminology (PDF)

Career education self-assessment tool for schools

 

School and industry collaboration factsheet

Supporting employer involvement with schools (Doc X)

Supporting employer involvement with schools (PDF) 

 

VET self-assessment tool for schools

The self-assessment tool is made up of three modules that can be completed in one go or separately. Further information can be found on the VET self-assessment tool for schools page.

 

State and Territory Initiatives

 

Northern Territory

The VET delivered to secondary students program gives students the opportunity to participate in formal training while still at school. The student takes part in VET studies at school that can contribute towards achieving their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

By participating in this program students learn about the skills and requirements of a particular job at school or through a local registered training provider, and can complete a number of work placements during the year. For information on VET pathways click on the link below.

http://www.education.nt.gov.au/rto/vetis

 

Tasmania

VET delivered to secondary students provides a vocationally oriented program of studies leading to a senior secondary certificate. 

VET programs are typically delivered through partnership between schools, industry and Registered Training Organisations (RTO), and often include opportunities for students to participate in structured workplace learning.

Students enrolled in VET programs may also combine study and employment through school-based apprenticeships and traineeships which allow them to undertake an approved apprenticeship or traineeship while they undertake their TCE or vocational certificate. For more information on VET programs click on the link below.

https://www.education.tas.gov.au/parents_carers/schools-colleges/Programs-Initiatives/Pages/Pathways-and-Participation.aspx

 

Australian Capital Territory

The Education and Training Directorate is committed to ensuring all ACT public school students have access to high quality training programs and qualifications that are integrated into senior secondary education, valued by employers and recognised by further education providers. 

The Directorate’s response to the report developed by Victoria University’s Centre for International Research on Education Systems, agrees to seven future directions for provision of VET for secondary students in ACT public schools to ensure optimal outcomes for all students. For more information on the Directorate click on the link below.

http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/vet_for_secondary-students

 

South Australia 

The VET pathways offered at schools encourage students to work towards completing VET qualifications while undertaking the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).
The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. Students can gain recognition for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET.

These recognition arrangements help students to build coherent pathways in the SACE through VET, and encourage students to complete, or make significant progress towards completing VET qualifications while completing the SACE. For more information on VET pathways and the SACE click on the links below.

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-skills-and-learning/schools/curriculum-and-learning/south-australian-curriculum/vocational-pathways-in-schools

https://www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/vet/home

 

Victoria

The Department of Education and Training exists to support Victorians to build prosperous, socially engaged, happy and healthy lives. We do this by supporting lifelong learning, through strengthening families and helping people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to thrive and participate in a complex and challenging economy and society.

VET delivered to secondary students is a key component of the Victorian Government’s strategy to increase student retention and improve year 12 or equivalent completion rates, by providing options for all students.

In Victoria, nationally recognised VET qualifications can be undertaken by students to contribute towards the completion of a senior secondary certificate, either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). For more information on the Department of Education and Training click on the link below.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/finance/Pages/srpref056.aspx

 

New South Wales

The Senior Pathways supports the NSW public education system, through vocational education, to better prepare schools students to participate in further education, training, employment and lifelong learning.
For more information on Senior Pathways click on the link below.

https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/vetinschools/

 

Queensland

Information developed by the Department of Education and Training which provides an overview of vocational education and training as a learning option in the senior phase of learning is provided in the link below.

http://education.qld.gov.au/students/placement/vet/

 

Western Australia

The Department of Training and Workforce Development works with the education systems and sector, School Curriculum and Standards Authority and industry to support the delivery of quality VET programs in Western Australian schools.

VET programs enable secondary students to undertake a nationally recognised VET qualification while completing their senior secondary certificate. Students receive vocational training reflecting specific industry competency standards and delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO) or a school in partnership with an RTO. For more information on the department and VET programs click on the link below.

http://www.vetinfonet.dtwd.wa.gov.au/VETinschools/Pages/VETinSchools.aspx

 

School-based apprenticeships 

You can also find out more about collaboration in your state or territory below:

Australian Government

http://www.apprenticeshipsupport.com.au/Employers/School-Based-Apprenticeships

New South Wales

http://www.sbatinnsw.info/

Victoria

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/curriculum/pages/apprentice.aspx

Tasmania

http://www.skills.tas.gov.au/apprenticeshipstraineeships/schoolbased

South Australia

http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/apprenticeships-traineeships/school-based-apprenticeships-and-traineeships/what-it-is

Western Australia

http://www.vetinfonet.dtwd.wa.gov.au/VETinschools/Pages/SchoolBasedApprenticeships.aspx

http://vetinfonet.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Resourcesandlinks/Documents/Publications2014/SBA_SBT_Good%20practice%20guide_2014_V4_web.pdf

Northern Territory

http://www.dob.nt.gov.au/training/apprenticeships-traineeships/school-based/Pages/default.aspx

Queensland

https://www.qld.gov.au/education/apprenticeships/school-based/

http://education.qld.gov.au/students/placement/vet/html/apprent.html

http://apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au/school-based/

Australian Capital Territory

 http://www.det.act.gov.au/school_education/vet_for_secondary-students/asba

 

Other useful resources

 

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Australian Chamber is Australia's largest and most representative business association, comprising state and territory chambers of commerce and national industry associations. We speak on behalf of the Australian business community at home and abroad. The Australian Chamber contributes to public discussion and government decision-making on issues that impact on business, including economics, trade, workplace relations, work health and safety and employment, education and training. The Australian Chamber represents the broad interests of the private sector rather than individual clients or a narrow sectional interest.

For more information on the Australian Chamber click on the link below.

https://www.acci.asn.au/

 

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN)

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) is the national association representing a network of around 150 group training organisations (GTOs) located throughout metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia. Collectively the national network of group training organisations employs around 25,000 apprentices and trainees and over 100,000 businesses have used a group training organisation to manage the employment of their apprentices and trainees.

NAEN provides advocacy and professional development services for the GTO national network, working closely with the state group training associations. NAEN promotes the benefits of the group training model of apprentice and trainee employment and highlights the contribution of the group training network to skills development. For more information on the NAEN clink on the link below.

http://www.grouptraining.com.au/home.html

 

TAFE Directors Australia

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) is the peak national body incorporated to represent Australia’s 58 government owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). For more information on the TDA click on the link below.

 

http://www.tda.edu.au/cb_pages/about_us.php

 

The National Catholic Education Commission

The National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) is established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference through the Bishops Commission for Catholic Education to maintain effective liaison with the Commonwealth Government and other key national education bodies. NCEC complements and supports at the national level the work of the State and Territory Catholic Education Commissions. For more information on the NCEC click on the link below.

http://www.ncec.catholic.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=112

 

Independent Schools Council of Australia

The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) represents the interests of the Independent school sector on a national basis such as in relation to Australian Government funding and representation on national policy making bodies. Its eight member State and Territory Associations of Independent Schools represent a growing sector with 1078 schools and over 576,000 students, 16 percent of all school enrolments in Australia. For more information on the ISCA click on the link below.

http://isca.edu.au/about-isca/

 

Australian Industry Group

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) is a peak industry association in Australia which along with its affiliates represents the interests of more than 60,000 businesses in an expanding range of sectors including: manufacturing; engineering; construction; automotive; food; transport; information technology; telecommunications; call centres; labour hire; printing; defence; mining equipment and supplies; airlines; and other industries. The businesses which we represent employ more than 1 million people. For more information on the Ai Group click on the link below.

http://www.aigroup.com.au/

 

Australasian Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities

The Australasian Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities (ACACA) is the national body for the chief executives of the statutory bodies in the Australian States and Territories and in New Zealand responsible for certificates of senior secondary education. ACACA provides a national means for monitoring and enhancing developments in senior secondary curriculum and certification. For more information on ACACA click on the link below.

http://www.acaca.edu.au/