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VET in Schools

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET in Schools or VETiS) Pathways makes school more interesting and relevant to you while kick starting your career with recognised qualifications. Graduate with your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and have the choice to continue in your TAFE studies or decide to move into a higher education course.

VETiS Pathways are the perfect introduction into the world of work. You will learn practical skills in year 11 and 12 while gaining an insight into the needs of the workplace. You will attend one of our South Metropolitan TAFE campuses one or two days a week and for the rest of the week participate in your normal school program where you will still benefit from the educational and social support provided by your school.

Success in your program can lead to employment or give you a head start in other nationally recognised qualifications. Some higher level qualifications will offer you pathways into higher education and university studies.

South Metropolitan TAFE offers a range of pathways between qualifications, increasing your options to continue your education and training. Our strong relationships with Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University provide students with seamless pathways towards higher qualifications.


Pre-Apprenticeships in Schools (PAiS)

If you're in year 11 or 12, the PAiS program involves attending school, completing Certificate II Pre-Apprenticeship training at South Metropolitan TAFE, and completing work placements with at least two employers.

Graduate Year 12 with your WACE, a pre-apprenticeship in your chosen field and be a step ahead of others looking for apprenticeships. There is no doubt employers look favourably at the candidate who already has a proven track record of study, demonstrated the capacity to apply themselves to a formal TAFE course and can understand the practices and terminology associated with the trade in question.

For more information on what South Metropolitan TAFE offers, please contact our Education Pathways team on (08) 9599 8652 or  vetis@smtafe.wa.edu.au 


More information:
Client Contact Centre
1800 001 001
vetis@smtafe.wa.edu.au ​​​​​​



Page last updated August 16, 2016