Vocational education and training offered by TAFE SA is available to high school students.
If you're a high school student you can choose to study VET for just a couple of hours a week, or undertake a more formal VET program, such as an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship.
VET in schools helps students:
- develop practical, industry-specific skills
- develop an understanding of the world of work
- gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Students who participate in VET through their school are eligible for an academic record that documents completed units of study. In some cases, students may receive a full qualification.
VET study also counts towards the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and towards a student's TAFE SA selection score. This means that VET can offer students a pathway into further study at TAFE SA, credit into a university program or prepare them for employment.
You can undertake VET in schools by:
- attending VET subjects offered at your school that are partnerships with TAFE SA, called VET in Schools Agreements
- undertaking an Australian School-Based Apprenticeship, where you can undertake a traineeship or apprenticeship while completing your SACE
- attending a class at a TAFE SA campus where there are vacancies available for school students
- participating in a TAFE SA short course that has been specially developed for a class of school students
- attending special courses and programs that have been developed for a specific need, such as industry and skill shortages.
To find out more about what your local schools offer:
- contact your local schools directly
- speak to your school's VET coordinator
- contact your state or territory training authority
- visit the training.gov.au website (Replaces NTIS).