Studying a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course as part of the HSC is a smart choice. VET courses provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to make the most of your future. VET programs in schools including school based apprenticeships, traineeships and work placements. VET courses are a great way for students to experience work and undertake formal, on the job training as part of their HSC.

Benefits of Vocational Education and Training


Students who study a VET qualification at school are more likely to:

  • succeed studying higher level VET qualifications and
  • gain apprenticeships or other employment when they leave school.

ICF COURSE INFORMATION

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) documentation for all Industry Curriculum Frameworks is available on the NESA website. Syllabus documents provide information for VET courses and mandatory requirements for the HSC including examination information.


RPL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORMS

For information and to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for course competencies/HSC credit/or for Workplace Learning see information available on the NESA website and discuss with your school teacher and Leader of VET.

PRIVACY POLICY

Students should refer to their school’s Senior Handbook for details on the Privacy Policy.


COMPLAINTS HANDLING POLICY

Students should refer to their school’s Senior Handbook for details on the Complaints Process.


APPEALS POLICY

Students should refer to their Senior Handbook for details on the appeals process for their school.


UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

From 1 January 2015, the Australian Government required all students undertaking VET training to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The 10 digit number and letter identifier will allow you to access your VET training records and results from your online USI account.

Once a USI has been created students will need to advise the Catholic Schools Office.

SCHOOL BASED APPRENTICESHIP OR TRAINEESHIP (SBAT)

  • A School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship combines paid work, training and school; as well as receiving an industry recognised national qualification you will gain credit towards the Higher School Certificate (HSC). For more information see the SBAT page.

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WORKPLACE LEARNING

Workplace learning includes work experience for students who are at least 14, as well as work placement for students studying Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects.

Workplace learning only occurs during school terms unless the principal approves a holiday placement for individual Year 11 or 12 students. However, placements are not allowed in the December–January school holidays. Students are not paid for workplace learning.

For more information see the Workplace Learning page.