Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Providing opportunities for young people to access quality vocational education and training (VET) programs, vocational literacy and numeracy and career information that create a pathway to their future.

What is an Vocational Education and Training (VET)?

These are secondary school vocational program that:

  • focuses on industry areas where there are skills shortages and good career prospects
  • provides practical vocational experiences, including, in workplaces, building skills and understanding of the industry and relevant vocational literacy and numeracy skills
  • provides credit towards a recognised Vocational Education and Training qualification which can lead to shorter time spent in an apprenticeship or TAFE studies
  • provides pathways into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education or training and direct employment
  • provides credit towards some or all of the SACE: Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 and may provide credit towards English and Maths subjects, the Personal Learning Plan and the Research Project.

The following VET courses are offered at Unley High School:

Doorways 2 Construction – Plumbing
Doorways 2 Construction – Plumbing Plus
Certificate III Fitness

Where else can I access other VET Programs?

Unley High School is part of the Inner South Curriculum Alliance. This means our students are able access a large number of VET courses at regional schools. We also have access to more VET opportunities through TAFE SA and other RTO?s.

How do I find out more about a specific VET Programs?

Inner South Curriculum Alliance VET Programs 2019
Details regarding the course, any fees, times and hours are available from the VET Coordinator or the Inner South VET programs website: isca.eschoolsolutions.com.au
Please note: whether a course runs or not is dependent upon there being sufficient numbers to make up a viable class.

Entry to Institutes of Technical and Further Education (TAFE)

Applications are made online, similar to university entrance.
Entries to courses offered by TAFE have different entry requirements and selection criteria varies from program to program. Some degree and diploma courses require completion of SACE Stage 2 and some certificate courses require Stage 1. Details should be obtained from student counsellors, TAFE Information Centre or SATAC and the colleges you wish to attend. www.tafesa.edu.au.

Further information

For any VET related questions please contact Toby Watts toby.watts@uhs.sa.edu.au