What is VETiS?

Vocational Education Training in Schools (VETiS) is a pathway developed for VCE learners to study a qualification with an employment outcome. VCE learners will complete high school with a nationally recognised qualification, exposure, and experience in their chosen field and credit towards their VCE results. VETiS is a great pathway to further study into higher-level qualifications. VETiS programs will also give learners skills and knowledge to launch into the workforce after school.

What is an SBAT?

A school Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) is a great way to integrate secondary school, and part-time paid employment and vocational training. Learners enrol into a nationally recognised certificate program that requires them to also work in a paid position in the industry they are studying. The SBAT program is undertaken with a Training Contract between the student and an employer in the chosen field.

Learners can begin their SBAT program in years 10-12 and during your VCE or VCAL. Learners are paid for their hours worked as part of the SBAT program and, upon completion, receive valuable industry-relevant experience and credit towards VCAL and/or VCE.

Advantages of completing VETiS

  • Can enhance your ATAR to assist in entering in a desired higher-level qualification
  • A nationally recognised VET certificate
  • Excellent preparation for working in your industry of choice
  • Industry-relevant work experience
  • Pathways into other VET qualifications

     Advantages of SBATs

  • Incorporates schooling, vocational training, and work
  • Can enhance your ATAR to assist in entering in a desired higher-level qualification
  • Earn money
  • Have a part-time job in your chosen field
  • Credit towards VCE/VCAL

How do you qualify to complete VETiS courses?

  • Australian or NZ Citizen
  • An Australian permanent resident (holder of a permanent visa)
  • Must be enrolled in VCE or VCAL
  • At least 15 years of age

Traineeship Requirements

  • An employer agrees to employ and support the student for the term of the traineeship period
  • The student agrees to follow instructions and attend off-the-job and/or workplace-based training
  • If the ownership of the business changes during the traineeship, the new employer does not have to continue with the Training Contract
  • Under a Traineeship, both the student and the employer can cancel the Training Contract. There is no need for a mutual agreement.
  • Once the probationary period has been completed, the Training
  • The contract can only be cancelled if the employer and student agree.
  • Any disagreement regarding the Training Contract can be resolved by contacting the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).