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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

Vocational Education and Training (VET) delivered to secondary students is designed for delivery to school students as an alternative set of study options leading to attainment of the Western Australian Certificate of Education. Some qualifications can provide pathways to higher education. Others provide students with an opportunity to commence their vocational training while still at school and a completion of a pre-apprenticeship.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development maintains an updated VET qualification register for secondary students to guide schools, parents, students and registered training providers (RTOs) on the suitability of qualifications delivered to young people while still at school. VET programs delivered to Western Australian students cover three options.

  • The pre-apprenticeships made available to school students consist of Certificate II qualifications providing pathways from school to related apprenticeships. Students attending school train at a registered training organisation (RTO) and complete mandatory work placement

  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships consist of paid employment-based training. Students enter into a training contract with an employer.

  • The Aboriginal school-based training program is for Aboriginal students in years 10, 11 and 12. It aims to help Aboriginal students gain the skills to keep studying after school or get a job.

A list of all eligible traineeships can be found at theĀ Jobs and Skills website.


For more information on VET for secondary students visit the Department of Training and Workforce DevelopmentĀ website.

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