What is Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)?
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is delivery of nationally recognised qualifications to school students, providing them with the skills and knowledge required for employment in specific industries.
The VET investment budget provides funding for students to complete one VETiS qualification listed on the Queensland Training Subsidies List while at school.
VETiS can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) enables a secondary student to combine education with training and provides a head start in a specific industry. It focuses on students developing valuable industry-specific, work-related knowledge and skills and qualifications to help transition from school to work.
- Students study either at home or in allocated study periods, while undertaking their regular studies.
- Forms part of recognised pathways to further education and training.
- Enables students to gain nationally recognised qualifications while at school.
- Provides credit towards a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).
- Gain a competitive edge in the employment marketplace.
VETiS programs usually take 12-24 months to complete, depending on the type of qualification and training schedule undertaken by the student.
Medical Administration Training’s VETiS programs involve a detailed training plan developed in conjunction with the student and school. Upon successful completion of a VETiS program, students will be awarded a nationally recognised Certificate.
The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training provides funding for school students to complete only one approved VETiS qualification while at school. Therefore, it is very important that students and their parents take the time to consider and compare their training options before signing an enrolment form or committing to a course of study which will use up the student’s one Queensland Government subsidised VETiS training entitlement.
To be eligible to access a VETiS qualification funded by the Queensland Government, prospective students must:
- Be currently enrolled in a secondary school, in Year 10, 11 or 12;
- Permanently reside in Queensland;
- Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residence, or a New Zealand citizen.
- Complete the online pre-enrolment language and literacy (LLN) testing
- Remain enrolled in and attend a Queensland school throughout the duration of the program
Students will be eligible for further subsidised training after they have completed year 12, under programs such as:
- Certificate III Guarantee
- Higher Level Skills
- Free tafe for Year 12 graduates
Students who are eligible for funding and are undertaking their first funded qualification under the VETiS program will not incur any costs. Students and Parents need to be aware that they are undertaking subsidised training within the VETiS program and will not be eligible for further VETiS funding once they have completed a qualification targeted through the VETiS program.
Please access the following websites for more information about the VETis funding program and your obligations as a student of Medical Administration Training.
Medical Administration Student Handbook
Talk to your guidance officer, career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about what might be a suitable qualification to pursue.
Download the application form here.