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Preparing Secondary Students for Work

What is VET delivered to secondary students?


What is VET delivered to secondary students?

Vocational education and training (VET) provides students with the opportunity to acquire workplace skills and knowledge through nationally recognised qualifications from industry-developed training packages or accredited courses while still at school.

Once a student is assessed as competent against the nationally agreed standards required to perform effectively in the workplace they are awarded a full or partial VET qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

It’s important to note the VET delivered to secondary students is nationally recognised, is the same as VET delivered in non-school settings, and held to same quality standards.

 

VET self-assessment tool for schools

The self-assessment tool has been designed to help schools plan, implement and review their VET offerings delivered to secondary students. The self-assessment tool provides guidance on good practice and is based on the principles outlined in the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework. The self-assessment tool is designed to assist schools to improve VET delivery and directs users to a bank of supporting resources and information based on their responses.

 

Want to know more?

Refer to the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework for further information about VET delivered to secondary students.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student transitions

Improving post-school transitions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in high-quality vocational learning and VET is an important component of improving student outcomes.

It is vital Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed study and work choices, and to successfully transition to life beyond school.

National Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Student Transitions project

The Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA) National Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Student Transitions report includes a literature review of existing evidence and good practice delivery of VET and vocational learning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students.

The themes identified in the report include: the importance of flexibility; two-way learning that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people through whole-of-community involvement; the importance of increasing self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of belonging; and real-world job pathways.

National Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Student Transitions report

 

Resources to support post-school transitions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students

Based on the CIRCA report, the following factsheets will assist schools to engage with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students in quality vocational learning and VET, evaluate their courses and identify areas that could be improved.

Fact sheet 1- Context

Fact sheet 2- Need for flexibility

Fact sheet 3- Two-way learning

Fact sheet 4- Aspiration and self-esteem

Fact sheet 5- Job pathways