VET Delivery to Secondary Students

VDSS combines VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) & Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) studies at school, with practical hands-on experience and training at SuniTAFE.

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If you're a high school student looking to get a head-start in your future career, the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VDSS) program is for you. VDSS allows high school students to study a nationally recognised TAFE qualification as part of their secondary schooling. 

The VET Delivered to Secondary Students program (VDSS) involves senior secondary school students undertaking a vocational subject as part of their secondary school education. This program contributes towards their secondary school completion certificates, whilst undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in a program of choice.

Gain insights and experience within an industry you’re interested in working in, and get ahead in your career with VDSS. Programs are offered over two years, and contribute to your overall VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) & Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) requirements.

You need to be at least 15 years old and in Year 10 or 11 to join.

Students successfully completing a VDSS program will be eligible for a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment or Certificate qualification in their specific area of study; as well as developing a range of skills and knowledge that will make them more ‘job-ready’.

Having a VDSS qualification helps you to pathway into an apprenticeship, traineeship or employment, and best of all, when you have finished school – you can fast track into another course in the same area or we will help you choose an area of interest. 

Just remember there is no right or wrong reason to do VDSS. In partnership with your school, we are helping to prepare you to start thinking about your future and the endless possibilities available to you.

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Benefits of studying VDSS

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from our industry expert teachers
  • Take home practical skills as part of your studies
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