VET in Schools Program

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Vocational Education and Training in schools (VETiS) allows students in years 10, 11 and 12 to combine their regular studies with hands-on practical experience in industry and may contribute towards the students ATAR score. VETiS in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) lets the student blend their general studies with vocational education and training that provides a recognised Australian national qualification.

The program is delivered part-time over 2 years and scheduled in collaboration with the VET cluster groups or individual secondary schools. Students generally attend classes each week during the school terms.

There is a requirement for 10 days of industry practical work placement in each year of the program. Working in the industry allows the young people to experience a health worksite and learn alongside allied health staff.

Mercy Health Training Institute works in conjunction with secondary schools and employers to arrange relevant practical work placements, which is a key component of the VETiS program.

A major advantage of the VET in Schools programs is that they include industry work-placements to give school students practical, hands-on training and experience in a workplace. Other benefits include:

� Increases learning potential of the student
� Gives the student nationally-recognised qualifications
� Prepares students for the workforce
� Students who successfully complete VCE or VCAL and a VET program may be eligible to receive two certificates
� Creates a pathway to further study (certificate, diploma qualifications)
� Gain credits into a higher level qualification within the same vocational area
� Eligibility for an enhanced ATAR score
� A statement of results listing all VET modules/units of competence completed, issued by the Board of Studies
� Provides a taste of possible future careers to progress into after completing secondary school education

Current VETiS Programs include:

� HLT32407 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance 
� CHC30208 Certificate III in Aged Care

For further information contact MHTI on (03) 9261 2085 or mhti@mercy.com.au 

 

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