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What is vet in schools?

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) are courses undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate. VETiS programs at North Regional TAFE are available to all high school students in the Kimberley and Pilbara who would like to gain a qualification while they are at school. Students in years 11 and 12 can complete courses while working towards their WACE.

Download NRT's 2018 VET in Schools Guide here.

What can i gain from vetis?

You get the opportunity to attain:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications, skill sets or part qualifications
  • The West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
  • Real life experience with industry experts
why should i study vetis?
  • It develops your work, employability and life skills
  • Gives you a head start in other nationally recognised qualifications
  • Broadens your career options
  • Helps increase your self-esteem, confidence and communication skills
  • Improves your employment prospects
  • Can lead to pathways to immediate employment or further education including diploma or university studies
the basics
  • Training is available to students in years 11 and 12
  • Places are limited
  • All training courses are nationally recognised and comply with strict quality standards
  • VETiS training can be delivered at school, on one of our campuses, work-shops or simulated work environments
  • Some courses require workplace learning and experience
school based traineeships and apprenticeships

NRT offers programs whereby students can start as a trainee or apprentice while still at school. School based apprenticeships and traineeships are paid employment based training arrangements formalised in a national training contract made between the employer and the student (and guardian). School based apprenticeships or traineeships are available as part of the VET in Schools program.

Students will undertake a variety of study at school, training with NRT and will be contracted to work and train with an employer. This gives students the chance to complete the requirements of a nationally recognised qualification and will have the opportunity to graduate from school with their WACE. 

Students undertaking a school based traineeship or apprenticeship under the VET in Schools program with NRT are exempt from tuition, resource and enrolment fees. However, depending on the qualification, students may be required to purchase personal protective equipment and text books.

aboriginal school based training

Aboriginal School Based Training (ASBT) provides opportunities for Aboriginal students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to gain a qualification. Students learn about the world of work, workplace expectations, explore careers and training areas, as well as undertake real or simulated work projects. The training is specifically designed to be engaging and encourages students to go into further training, a traineeship or employment. Schools need to apply for placements under ASBT through their School Sector Representative.

ASBT current courses on offer by NRT are:

studying at north regional tafe

A large amount of North Regional TAFE’s programs are held in workshops and classrooms which offer industry standard facilities and equipment. Students are given hands-on training on campus, in simulated workplaces or on-site in the workplace, giving them both practical skills and theoretical knowledge to guarantee well balanced training. 

Students are responsible for ensuring that they attend all scheduled classes in order to successfully complete their qualification. Attendance is recorded and the school is notified of absences. North Regional TAFE is an adult learning environment and therefore students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner at all times, adhering to the Student Code of Conduct.

student support available

North Regional TAFE is committed to helping students reach their career and study goals by providing a range of support services.

The Aboriginal Training Services Team provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in a range of different ways. They can assist with study, talking to lecturers and support in class, as well as mentoring and career counselling. NRT’s Disability Support Coordinator can provide information and advice, and arrange individual study support with students. 

Students under the VET in Schools program will have the additional support from their VET Coordinator and school supports whilst at TAFE.

how parents/caregivers can help

Vocational Education and Training offers industry experience and skills that can be transferred into the workplace or articulated into further study. Parents and caregivers can help their child’s decision making by following these steps:

Step 1: Discuss with their child’s career aspirations for when they leave school, and help them to determine the subjects that will best help them achieve these aspirations. 
Step 2: Speak with the VET Coordinator at the school to identify the VET options available in their region and the requirements involved to help their child make an informed decision.

download 2018 vet in schools guide
Page last updated December 05, 2017