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 (VET DSS) involves senior secondary school students undertaking a vocational subject as part of their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program. 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 or VCAL 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 VET DSS 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 VET DSS. In partnership with your school, we are helping to prepare you to start thinking about your future and the endless possibilities available to you.