Senior school students have access to a wide range of Vocational Education and Training Pathways. VET operates through a national training system, and is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
Pathways programs are offered at a variety of sites either as courses that run for one day per week, or as timetabled subjects with four lessons per week.
Most VET courses require students to undertake structured workplace learning. Placements in a real or simulated workplace provide on-the-job training and mentoring to develop technical and employability skills.
Students are able to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies. They gain 10 SACE credits for every 70 hours of VET training completed. Up to 20 credits gained through the completion of a Certificate III level VET course may be counted towards an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank).
VET can be undertaken in a range of industry pathways, including: