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VET at Le Fevre High School

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Vocational Education & Training (VET) at Le Fevre High School

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are nationally accredited qualifications. Flexible Industry Pathways (FIPs) for school students have been developed and introduced in conjunction with the VET sector and industry for students in senior secondary school. Flexible Industry Pathways include VET qualifications at a Certificate I to III level that industry has identified as suitable for school students, as well as enterprise and employability skills training and any specific industry requirements linked to the pathway. Flexible Industry Pathways include the compulsory SACE requirements and any other SACE subject relevant to the industry sector. This allows a student’s VET studies to count towards a student’s completion of their secondary schooling which is important for many families and employers.

Completing a VET qualification provides increased opportunity for students to connect with industry and school, ensures the focus and content of training is relevant, and that skills are developed to industry standards. VET completion can count towards the completion of SACE and, in certain cases, the calculation of an ATAR. VET courses also articulate into other trade and para-professional qualifications at a higher level after school.

Students can gain access to a wide range of VET options off-campus delivered by Training organisations such as TAFE SA and other private providers. Students will need to travel to the delivery sites to access this training.

A Flexible Industry Pathway includes multiple options depending on a student’s entry level, overall program of study and the industry requirements. Generally students can commence a Certificate I or II qualification in Year 11 or a Certificate III qualification in either Year 11 or 12. The VET component of a qualification can be undertaken at year 10 level through an apprenticeship or traineeship with an employer in the workplace.

Identified Flexible Industry Pathways

The Department for Education has identified 26 Flexible Industry Pathways in which they offer subsidies to students to complete qualifications in areas considered to be strategically important to the economy in terms of job growth and skills shortages.

The FIPs available for delivery to students in 2023 include:

VET enrolment process

Students are required to complete an initial VET application form to be submitted to the VET Coordinator indicating the course and career pathway the student is interested in. This process usually aligns with course counselling in term 3 when students are selecting subjects for the next year of study.

Le Fevre High School VET Expression of Interest Form

Successful applicants will then complete the VETRO (VET Readiness Orientation) process in conjunction with the Registered Training Organisation. It is a requirement of all ‘VETRO’ courses that students complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to ensure that students’ diverse needs are catered for. Individual training providers also have their own enrolment forms that will need to be completed and submitted as the enrolment process is finalised.

Course fees are heavily subsidised by the State Government and are usually no more than $300 per qualification.  A handful of courses will have a higher fee. Students who have access to School Card funding will pay no more than $100 per course.

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

From the age of 15, students may, if they wish, enter a part-time, school-based apprenticeship or traineeship while still at school. This allows them to complete the SACE while, at the same time, commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship and then, on completion of Stage 2, transition straight to work. The minimum work requirement for these ASBAs is one day a week but, in Year 12, if students have completed all the compulsory aspects of SACE, they can participate in a Flexible Apprenticeship/Traineeship and more workdays can be negotiated per week.

The following link can be used to learn more about School-based apprenticeships and traineeships. https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/school-based-apprenticeships