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TAFE at school (VETDSS)

Speak with your school's Vocational Education Training (VET) coordinator if you would like to study with us while you’re still at secondary school.

Vocational Education Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) offers various courses for secondary students which have been specifically chosen to provide you with clear career pathways after secondary school.

Applications for the 2024 intake opened on 3 July 2023.

Please see the VETDSS 2024 Pathway Opportunities (11 MB) (PDF document) for an overview of the courses offered.

Once you have chosen your course/s, please click on the following 2024 Course Application Instructions (788 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)  with instructions on how to apply.

Choosing your career

VETDSS pathways are the perfect introduction into the world of work. You will learn practical skills in year 10,11 and 12 while gaining an insight into the needs of the workplace. You will attend one of our VETDSS classes 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 immediate employability by graduating with a nationally accredited qualification, or you will have a head start in other nationally recognised qualifications. As you continue your study pathway to higher-level qualifications, your opportunities for further study will increase, leading you to be able to specialise in an industry or continue to higher education and university studies.

Explore our South Metropolitan TAFE pathways guide(opens in a new tab) to see where a VETDSS course can take you.

Education Support Courses (Partial Completion)

We're committed to providing inclusive learning environments for students of all abilities.

We have courses suitable for education support students. However, if you need classroom support at school, your school is expected to send an education assistant with you. If you’re unsure about your suitability for a course, please discuss this with your school VET Coordinator and your parent or guardian.

Applications for 2024 Education Support programs opened 5 September 2023.

For further information read VETDSS 2024 Education Support Courses (Partial Completion)  (1 MB) (PDF document)

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