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.
Head Agreements are for the period 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2017. 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 a TAFE SA VISA Process to help guide schools through the establishment of a VISA Schedule.