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Vocational Education & Training in School (VETiS)

Vocational Education & Training whilst in School (VETiS) involves:

  • Development of Nationally Accredited industry related skills
  • Off-the-job and/or on-the-job training
  • Entry level training (not apprenticeship level)
  • Flexibility - it enables students to obtain:

          • Credits towards VCE/VCAL qualifications

          • Accredited  Level I-III Certification

        • Contribution to the ATAR if doing VCE. Hence it provides students             with a wider range of options

Hence it provides students with a wider range of options.

VETiS offers the following  advantages to students:

  • Can provide more pathway options towards employment
  • Students  may access more relevant programs whilst in school
  • May assist students  to gain employment or apprenticeships
  • Provide nationally accredited qualifications which may be given credit for in further training

VETiS encompasses two possible main areas:

  • VET in VCE or as a part of VCAL
  • Pathways (Yr10) Programs

Both VET in VCE/VCAL and Pathway Programs normally run as ‘block release’ each Wednesday or Friday. There are fundamental  differences between these three programs and students should be fully aware of the structural differences, assessment requirements and subsequent results obtained, and finally effect on normal studies back at school.

In 2018 St Peter’s College will be offering five VETiS courses:

  • Certificate II in Building and Construction (Partial Completion)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology
  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media & Technology
  • Certificate ll in Sport & Recreation
  • Certificate lll in Music Industry

Vocational Education & Training in School (VETiS)

VET in VCE/VCAL VET in VCE/VCAL examples
Counts as Unit 1/2 or 3/4 VCE Sequence Automotive Studies
Can contribute towards ATAR Building & Construction
Usually 2 years in duration Business/Business Administration
May involve on-the-job training, (as part of School Based Traineeship, otherwise outside school hours Fashion Design & Technology
Offered thorugh and governed by St Peter's College, TAFE, other secondary schools and private providors CISCO Networking
Involves additional costs Community Service/Child Care                              
Reduces school based subjects in Year 11/12 VCE only Engineering Studies
  Equine Studies/Animal Studies
  Applied Fashion Design
  Furniture Manufactoring
  Information, Digital Media & Technology
  Integrated Technology/Electrical
  Media (Multimedia)
  Laboratory Skills
  Landscape Horticulture
  Sport & Recreation


  • Nationally Accredited
  • Vocational Qualification

Vocational Education and Training

St. Peter’s College offers the VCAL Program - a hands-on, life and work skills focussed course of studies, to interested and suitable applicants. It is available for both Year 11 and 12 students.

Participants will need to attend:

  • Attend College for studies 3 days a week
  • Attend structured Work Placement 1 day a week
  • Attend VETiS or TAFE Pathways course 1 day a week

Students will study the following compulsory VCAL subjects:

Year 11 Year 12
VCE Foundation Maths or VCE General Maths 1&2 Senior Numeracy & VCE and VCE General Mathematics 1 or VCE Further Naths 3 & 4
Work Related Skills with Cert II Outdoor Education Senior Literacy
Personal Development Work Related Skills with Cert ll Business
Industry Specific Skills (VET or Pathways Course) Personal Development
VCAL RE Industry Specific Skills

For Year 11 students VCAL may be studied at Foundation, Intermediate or Senior level, depending  on each student’s ability levels.

Selected students may want to obtain  a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SbA) while they study VCAL. A willing employer or SbA company  is required.

A VCAL Application must be submitted as a part  of entry to either year level of the VCAL program.