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Flexible Industry Programs

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

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How to apply for a Flexible Industry Program course

The first thing you need to do is to speak to your school's career counsellor or VET coordinator to make sure you meet the conditions for entry.

Key eligibility criteria include, that you must be:

  • An Australian citizen or,
  • A permanent Australian resident or,
  • An eligible visa holder


Enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and employed in a Training Contract that combines VET and school-based curriculum including SACE


  • Enrolled in Year 11, 12 or 13 and are 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age in the current year of that enrolment, and are undertaking SACE or equivalent and,
  • Have relevant industry exposure, accredited training, or SACE curriculum-based project work.

If you meet the above conditions, then your VET coordinator will submit a School Student VET Referral to Training Form to TAFE SA.  From there, before you start your course, you’ll need to complete a VET Readiness Orientation.

Key Information for School Student VET Referral to Training Form

Training Provider Name

TAFE SA (RTO Code 41026)

Training Provider Representative Contact Name

Manager - Schools

Training Provider Representative Contact Number

1800 882 661

Training Provider Representative Contact Email

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