Senior Pathways &
VET programs for Secondary Students

Updated June 2017

About VET Programs for Secondary Students

VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses are available for study by students as part of Stage 5 or the Higher School Certificate.

Almost all VPSS courses lead to nationally recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications, either certificates or statements of attainment. Some courses also include workplacement. These courses can provide a head start towards a career and pathways to further study.

VET courses are delivered to students by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). These can be their schools, colleges of TAFE NSW or other private RTOs.

All VET courses are either developed or endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), for inclusion in a student's Record of School Achievement or Higher School Certificate.

Students wishing to undertake a VET course should enquire at their school.

VET for Stage 5 Students Guidelines
Guidelines for the Management of Delivery of VET for Stage 5 Students in NSW DET Schools - COMING SOON

VET in Schools Statement of Purpose

VET Course Brochure
An overview of HSC VET courses - COMING SOON

VET in Schools
About Senior Pathways - COMING SOON

Useful Links

NESA VET Stage 6 Information

NESA VET Stage 5 Information

Externally delivered VET (EVET)

Worldskills Australia