VET (Vocational Education and Training)

What is VET?

VET (Vocational Education and Training) is about giving students the opportunity to study their VCE or VCAL and at the same time study for a nationally accredited certificate in a chosen area at a TAFE college or any other registered provider. It also involves students experiencing work placement alongside their study.

Current providers in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast local government areas include but not limited to; Apprenticeships Group Australia (AGA) and TAFE Gippsland.


How does VET operate at KSC?

  • At KSC, a student combining a VET course or School Based New Apprenticeship with their VCAL/VCE studies obviously takes on a greater workload and it is ultimately their responsibility to meet the attendance requirements for both courses and to keep up with the additional work load.
  • To complete a second year of VET students must satisfactorily complete the first year.

VET Fees

  • The total number of positions offered will be determined by funds available. Students who are offered a place in VET should not take the decision to proceed lightly.
  • Students will be charged a $450 administration fee.
  • This fee must be paid to the Secondary College before week 2 of 2022 or students will be withdrawn from the course.
  • All government schools in this region charge the same fee.
  • Some VET courses will have additional costs such as tools, uniform, materials, a camp etc. These costs are to be paid by the student to the provider.


How does VET fit in with VCE/VCAL?

  • VET courses are accepted as units of work in both VCE and VCAL.
  • Students may include 8 VET units in their VCE studies. Some VET units are recognised at Unit 1- 2 level and others at 3-4 level. Detailed information can be found on the flowing sites:

  • Partial completion of the program entitles students to a pro-rata number of VCE - VET units.
  • All completed VCE - VET units will be recorded on the VCE statement of results.
  • Students can accumulate VCE - VET units over more than one year.
  • Students studying VCAL at the Intermediate or Senior level MUST complete at least 200 hours of VET.

School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship (SBAT)

  • SBAT involves a student being engaged in their VCE or VCAL as well as being employed and paid on a part time basis within the relevant trade industry.
  • Typically you would spend at least one day on the job during the normal school week or at least seven hours of employment and six hours of training need to be undertaken per week.
  • If this is the path you undertake, you will be required to enter into a formal training contract with your employer and Korumburra Secondary College.

A student may undertake a SBAT only if the following conditions are met:

  • The training scheme is approved by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) for delivery as School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship student is 15 years of age or over
  • The student is an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • The student is in relevant employment
  • The principal or principal’s delegate has signed the training plan and the student is enrolled in a nationally recognised qualification that can be undertaken as a SBAT.