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VET Delivered to Secondary Students

What is VETDSS?

VETDSS stands for Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students. At SM TAFE we offer courses across many industries to secondary students at our own campuses and at selected secondary school locations. Choosing a VET pathway means you can make 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.   

The courses in the VET Delivered to Secondary Students have been specifically chosen to provide you with clear career pathways after high school. Please see our 2021 offerings in the 2021 VETDSS Course Guide (9 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)  (updated 2022 Course Guide will be available soon).



Applications for VETDSS 2021 are currently closed. Applications will re-open in July and close 31st August for our 2022 VETDSS intake. There will be more programs available this year in Semester 2 and Term 4.  Visit the VETDSS application page(opens in a new tab) for more information.

VETDSS 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 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 industry or continue to higher education and university studies.

Explore our Pathways Book (6 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) to see where a VETDSS course can take you.

South Metropolitan TAFE are pleased to offer exiting 2-5 day Taster programs in various industries such as Construction, Hospitality, First Aid, Tourism & Events. All bookings must be done through your school VET Coordinator. Please see our flyer below to see what’s on offer.

Term Two Taster Programs (334 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)