Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is a learning pathway which enables students to gain a nationally recognised qualification as part of their school studies, delivered by a qualified school teacher or Trainer Assessor in partnership with Civil Safety.

VET has an important role in many senior secondary student pathway options. The QCAA recognises completion and partial completion of VET qualifications and assigns credit to the QCE appropriate to the amount of learning completed by a student.


QCE credits per course

Certificate II qualifications

up to 4

Certificate III and IV qualifications (includes traineeships)

up to 8

VET is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

VETiS qualifications can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards their Senior Certificate of Education (as above). Our qualifications are designed to:

  • Run to fit within school timetable
  • Access up to date learning and assessment materials
  • Provide a dedicated Civil Safety VET Coordinator for mentoring and support
  • In-service training day for the school VET teacher

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the VET in Schools program, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled in secondary school in either year 10, 11 or 12 and;
  • Have achieved at least a C standard in Year 10 English

VeTiS Fees

VETiS funded certificates are fee-free for eligible students.  Fee for Service Options are also available.

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