Vocational Education and Training (VET) enables students to acquire workplace skills through Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) delivered using an industry-developed training package or accredited course. A VET qualification is issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The achievement of a VET qualification signifies that a student has demonstrated competency against the skills and knowledge specified to perform effectively in the workplace. Competency is developed through a combination of classroom-based, simulated and work-based learning.
The Requirements and Guidelines for VET delivered to school students was endorsed by the Years 9 to 12 Steering Committee in February 2021.
Consultation on this and associated documents was undertaken with schools, as well as education, training and industry stakeholders, throughout 2020.
Supporting resources and professional learning to assist with implementation are being developed and will be provided to schools.
The Requirements and Guidelines provides guidance and parameters around the delivery and provision of VET to school students. This document will not be implemented until 2022.
Please note that minor updates may be made to this document on an ongoing basis, so please use the link above to ensure you are accessing the most up to date version.
Significant updates will be communicated via regular sector communications.
For more information or support on delivering VET in your school, contact email@example.com.