If you're a high school student looking to get a head-start in your future career, the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) program is for you. VETDSS allows high school students to study a nationally recognised TAFE qualification as part of their secondary schooling.
The VET Delivered to Secondary Students program (VETDSS) 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 VET DSS. 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 VETDSS 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 VETDSS 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 VETDSS. In partnership with your school, we are helping to prepare you to start thinking about your future and the endless possibilities available to you.
Check out the Get VET videos here. See secondary students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.
Need more information about studying a VET course - learn more at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment VET webpage.
Start exploring career pathways by selecting a learning area you enjoy. Find out what occupations are linked to your area of interest with the Career Bullseyes at the myfuture website here.
Students and their parents may need to attend an enrolment session at SuniTAFE or the relevant Trade Traning Centre.
To find out more about VETDSS offerings at SuniTAFE please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 5022 3999 . Alternatively speak to your school VET Coordinator.