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Vocational Education and Training in schools

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a learning pathway available for young people in senior secondary. VET provides students with the opportunity to engage in education and training which may lead to employment and/or further study.

Successful completion of VET provides students with nationally recognised qualifications that deliver the skills and knowledge required for specific industries and occupations.

Nationally recognised VET must be delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO), including:

  • schools that are RTOs
  • other RTOs, such as TAFE and private training providers.

VET qualifications can be undertaken in Years 10, 11 and 12 and may provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Benefits of participating in VET include (but are not limited to):

  • obtaining practical experience from work
  • gaining familiarity on how workplaces operate
  • developing employability skills
  • developing and improving interpersonal skills
  • allowing students to explore the potential career path they would like to pursue.

More information about VET in schools can be accessed via:

Information on VET in schools awards and competitions can be found at:

Vocational placements

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to receive practical on-the-job training and experience as an assessable part of their vocational education and training course.

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) must ensure full compliance of qualifications and accredited courses that require vocational placement, under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

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Last updated 09 July 2019