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Preparing Secondary Students for Work


Supporting vocational learning and vocational education and training (VET) in secondary school is critical to ensuring students are equipped with the skills that meet the needs of our future workforce.

Schools have always prepared students for work, but bringing schools and employers together through quality vocational learning and VET programs can help school graduates meet the higher demands of the workplace and a globally competitive environment.

The Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework helps to do this by outlining a vision for ‘all students to have access to quality vocational learning and VET that is integrated into secondary schooling and is valued by students, parents, teachers and employers’.

The framework ensures students are able to gain an understanding of the world of work. It also recognises that VET delivered to secondary students is the same as all other VET. 

The framework and all the associated resources on this website have been developed by Australian and state and territory governments in partnership with the education and training sector and peak industry bodies.

To assist schools to understand and use the framework a range of resources and tools are available below.