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Preparing Secondary Students for Work

What is VET delivered to secondary students?


What is VET delivered to secondary students?

Vocational education and training (VET) provides students with the opportunity to acquire workplace skills and knowledge through nationally recognised qualifications from industry-developed training packages or accredited courses while still at school.

Once a student is assessed as competent against the nationally agreed standards required to perform effectively in the workplace they are awarded a full or partial VET qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

It’s important to note the VET delivered to secondary students is nationally recognised, is the same as VET delivered in non-school settings, and held to same quality standards.


VET self-assessment tool for schools

The self-assessment tool has been designed to help schools plan, implement and review their VET offerings delivered to secondary students. The self-assessment tool provides guidance on good practice and is based on the principles outlined in the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework. The self-assessment tool is designed to assist schools to improve VET delivery and directs users to a bank of supporting resources and information based on their responses.


Want to know more?

Refer to the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework for further information about VET delivered to secondary students.

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