Young apprentice doing VETiS course

Want to get a head start on your future while you finish high school? If you’re in year 10, 11 or 12, Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET in Schools) is a great way to start pursuing your career goals while you get your senior certificate.

VETiS courses provide valuable practical learning opportunities through work experience and help with the transition from high school to paid employment – along with plenty of other benefits.

Learn how you can get job-ready and increase your employment prospects with a nationally accredited qualification funded by the VET in Schools program.


What is the VET in Schools Program?

VET in Schools is an initiative funded by the Queensland Government. It allows eligible year 10, 11 and 12 students to undertake vocational training fee-free while they’re at school.

This training is directly related to work to help students obtain the qualifications they need to work in a specific job.

In Queensland, VET in Schools is funded by:

Training (Annual VET investment budget) – This budget provides funding to any RTO that is approved by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training as a prequalified supplier (PQS).

Ask your guidance/career officer, vocational education coordinator or Head of Senior School about the options available to you.

The Queensland Government provides more helpful information about VET in Schools here.


How does VET in Schools work?

VETiS programs normally involve training one day a week and can either take one semester or two semesters to complete, depending on the qualification.

Major Training’s VETiS programs involve a detailed training plan developed in conjunction with the school. They provide students with appropriate work placements and training. Upon successful completion of a VETiS program, students will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainments and Certificates.


What VETiS courses can I do?

If you’re ready to enrol in a VET in Schools program, Major Training offers the following VETiS courses:

  • Certificate I Construction (CPC10111)
  • Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (MEM20413)
  • Certificate II in Logistics (TLI21815)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) (UEE22011).

Upon completion, students will have the foundational skillsets for future employment as well as credit toward a high-school certification and vocational or university studies.

Learn more about our VETiS courses here, or get in touch with our friendly team for more information.