VET in Schools

VET (Vocational Education and Training) in Schools (VETiS) allows secondary students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while undertaking the VCE or VCAL.

Programs are typically completed over one or two years and provide students with a qualification or partial completion of a nationally recognised certificate.

Victoria University Polytechnic has delivered VET in Schools for more than 10 years in partnership with 150 secondary schools in Melbourne’s west.

Our programs are taught by industry-experienced practitioners in world-class training facilities, and often include a workplace-learning component.

From 2019, there's an additional supplement from the State Government for government schools purchasing VETiS courses on the Skills First Course list through TAFE’s, including Victoria University Polytechnic. Visit the State Government website for more information.

VETiS programs and benefits

VETiS programs contribute directly to the VCE and VCAL and most contribute towards the ATAR score.

Other advantages for students who take part in our program include:

  • gaining industry experience and employability skills
  • creating a pathway to further study (certificate, diploma qualifications) at TAFE
  • opportunities to develop effective relationships with industry employers
  • enhancing knowledge of employer and workplace expectations
  • developing the capacity for teamwork and leadership.

The following programs are offered for 2019.

Apply for 2019

Apply using the online application form

Victoria University Polytechnic can also assist with delivery of courses at schools using our teaching staff and resources.

For a full list of VETiS enrolment sessions, download the VETiS enrolment session flyer. Please note, the online application form must be filled out before attending an enrolment session.

VETiS taster days 2019

Learn what VET can offer at the VU Polytechnic VET Taster Day for Schools.

Students will learn about the range of VETiS courses offered at VU Polytechnic and how these courses utilise technology in the classroom and outside of it. Students will participate in three dynamic workshops designed to give a hands-on experience of the technology such as:

  • NAO robots - program a humanoid robot in this interactive workshop
  • Virtual reality - put on a VR headset and experience the world of virtual reality in this immersive session
  • 3D printing - discover how to make a virtual design into a real 3D object
  • EZ robots - construct your own robot and learn the basics of algorithmic programming to bring your robot to life
  • SFX make-up demo - Watch a transformation from regular student to the terminator in this SFX makeup demonstration.

Full details of upcoming VETiS taster days can be found on our events listing.

Contact us

VET in Schools
Victoria University Polytechnic

Sunshine Campus
PO Box 14428
Melbourne VIC 8001

Phone: +61 3 9919 7760
Fax: +61 3 9919 8817