Vocational Education Training (VET)

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge for work through a nationally recognised industry-developed training package or accredited course. VET is delivered, assessed, and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Undertaking VET allows students to explore a variety of career pathways. Students can complete VET qualifications in a diverse range of industries.

An outline of available VET courses and their cost will be available at subject counselling time.

How VET works at Whyalla Secondary College

  • VET certificates are done via an Industrial Pathways Program (IPP) and are from the pre approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) list.
  • Students are required to pass a VETRO test, managed and organised by the RTO.
  • Students complete the enrolment process with the RTO via school support. RTO assesses the suitability of the student in this process and notifies the school of their success.
  • Most completed Certificate III (or higher) will contribute to 1 subject in the calculation of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR)*

*Students and parents/caregivers are to check the SACE website to ensure the Certificate III qualification will convert to stage 2 credit.

Whyalla Secondary College prepares students for their pathways post school through a range of school based programs. Students are offered a platform that connects school and industry with quality VET programs. This can help school graduates meet the higher demands within the workplace and the competitive globally environment.

Students enrolled in Whyalla Secondary College VET have a responsibility to meet a code of conduct that is based on safe, considerate behaviour and a respect for others. Students and parent/caregiver must agree to and sign the VET Student Guidelines for Conduct agreement as part of the VET application and selection process.

Benefits of VET

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