Studying a Vocational Education and Training course at school allows students to discover what it’s like to work in a particular industry and learn valuable knowledge and skills. Students who study a Vocational Education and Training qualification at school are more likely to:
- succeed studying higher level Vocational Education and Training qualifications and
- gain apprenticeships or other employment when they leave school.
Vocational Education and Training programs, including school based apprenticeships, traineeships and work placements, are a great way for students to experience work and undertake formal, on the job training as part of their HSC.
The session Exploring Vocational Education and Training at School will unpack three key Vocational Education and Training Programs available to high school students in NSW:
1. Vocational Education and Training at School – Heather White
VET brings industry to the classroom. Students in NSW secondary schools are able to access a variety of vocational education opportunities including school delivered VET, externally delivered VET and School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Focussing on school delivered VET, Heather will outline courses available, delivery formats and additional opportunities for students stemming from those courses.
2. Virtual VET Courses – Michael Clancy
These new courses released for 2022 combine teacher-led virtual classrooms with workshops and work placements across a range of exciting courses for growth industries. The aim is to connect secondary students across NSW with the skills they’ll need to fill the jobs of the future. Explore these new options and find out how students can enrol.
3. School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) – Rochelle Dowley
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships combine work, training and school as an integrated HSC pathway. SBATs are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in and the pathway allows students to commence an apprenticeship or complete a traineeship while at school. Rochelle will outline the benefits of undertaking an SBAT, the options and outcomes for students.