Everything you need to know about Vocational Education Training in Schools (VETiS) and how it’s different to SBATs

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) student

What is VETiS?

VETiS is a fantastic program that allows you to combine your VCE or VCAL with Vocational Education and Training (VET). VETiS gives you a number of options when you finish high school. You’ll leave school with a nationally recognised qualification as well as your VCE and VCAL certificate and you gain exposure to industry. VETiS opens doors to further study of advanced qualifications, such as diplomas or bachelor degrees. You’ll also gain skills and knowledge you can put into practice right after you finish school.

How is VETiS different to SBATs?

There is a key difference between VETiS and School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs).

SBATs provide both structured training and part-time work components. The part-time work is delivered through an apprenticeship or traineeship. VETiS only consists of the structured training component. Both programs provide you with a nationally recognised qualification when you finish school.

For example, when you’re undertaking SBATs, you must complete a minimum of one day of structured training and a minimum one day of workplace based training every week. VETiS structured training is delivered in schools and can easily fit into a VCE or VCAL timetable.

Advantages of VETiS

There are many advantages to completing vocational education and training in school. It can provide you with:

  • A VCE and/or VCAL certificate and a VET certificate issued by a registered training organisation (RTO), such as TMG College Australia.  
  • An enhanced ATAR which can improve access to further education.
  • Pathways to employment and/or further VET qualifications and training.
  • Workplace experience gained through structured workplace learning.

VETiS is a great program for students because it lets you combine vocational studies with their general schooling. By choosing VETiS, you’ll have exposure to different industries. You can explore training in areas that will inform and enhance your future choices.

How do I know if I’m eligible for VETiS?

You’re eligible for VETiS if you are:

  • An Australian citizen.
  • An Australian permanent resident (holder of a permanent visa).
  • A New Zealand citizen.
  • Enrolled into VCE or VCAL.

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