TAFE SA works with schools to promote pathways to further training and employment through VET in Schools Agreements.
A VET in Schools Agreement (VISA) is a negotiated agreement where qualified teachers deliver and assess nationally recognised training within the school environment in partnership with TAFE SA.
The VISA document itself is a Memorandum of Administrative Arrangement (MAA), often referred to as a ‘Head Agreement’, that outlines the role, responsibilities and obligations of the school and TAFE SA.
The Head Agreement varies slightly between the school sectors Memorandum of Administrative Arrangements (MAA) for DfE schools and a Head Agreement for CESA and AISSA schools.
Head Agreements are for the period 1st January – 31st December 2018 for this year ONLY. Only one Head Agreement is required per school, and the document must be signed by the school principal and the TAFE SA delegate.
A VISA Schedule is a sub-agreement to the VISA Head Agreement and lists the:
- units of competency that the school will deliver and assess in partnership with TAFE SA
- contact details for the parties to the agreement.
A separate VISA Schedule must be negotiated for each course to be delivered and assessed in a school. Negotiations of a VISA Schedule start with the school investigating their readiness for delivery and assessment.
TAFE SA has developed VISA Guides and the following process to help guide schools through the establishment of a VISA Schedule.
Resulting Requirements of Schools
In order for TAFE SA to provide timely verified results to schools for students engaged in VET studies with TAFE SA, schools are required to submit their VISA results to TAFE SA as early as possible. Schools are to submit VISA results via email.
TAFE SA will validate and verify these results in readiness for meeting the SACE resulting deadline.
TAFE SA will report verified results back to VET coordinators in schools, including all types of activity for secondary school students, by the following dates:
Schools provide VISA results to TAFE SA by:
TAFE SA will send results to Schools by:
15 June 2018
29 June 2018
19 October 2018
2 November 2018
Semester 2 (Final)
9 November 2018
23 November 2018