Flexible Industry Pathways

Flexible Industry Pathways (FIPS) have been designed in partnership with industry to identify qualifications appropriate for school students and that contain the skills, knowledge and experience valued by employers. They provide an industry-endorsed pathway to employment, better preparing young people for real-world jobs, and providing a pipeline of young skilled workers for South Australia’s growing industry sectors.

Depending on the needs of employers, the pathways include VET qualifications at Certificate II and III level that industry considers suitable for school students. They also include enterprise and employability skills training delivered through SACE, and any specific industry requirements linked to the pathway. Importantly, the pathways include compulsory SACE subjects and contextualised delivery of other school subjects so that students can complete both a VET qualification and their SACE concurrently.

Students will be supported to identify an appropriate pathway suited to their interests and strengths through quality career education.

The pathways will be reviewed annually to ensure they remain relevant to students and industry and lead to meaningful employment.

The initial pathways will include courses from the following industries:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
  • Building and Construction
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Childcare and Education
  • Community Services and Health
  • Creative and Design
  • Digital and Cyber Security
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Hair and Beauty

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