Vocational Education & Training
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. VET is often associated with TAFE colleges but VET training can be offered in many settings and by a range of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
VET programs are focused on particular vocational areas eg financial services, hospitality, building, hairdressing, community services etc. Generally a student will undertake a VET program in either Year 11 or 12, but sometimes this occurs at Year 10.
VET in Schools (VETis) aims to give students exposure and experience that will assist them in making the most appropriate career choice they can. It gives students practical skills and an understanding of what it is like to learn through doing. VETis is open to all senior students whether they are in VCAL or VCE. Completion of a vocationally oriented VET program can often make a student more employable. VETis exists now in almost all secondary schools across Australia. It is a great success story and continues to grow.
In the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas the Peninsula VET cluster (PVET) has been formed linking all secondary schools involved in Vocational Education and Training.
The Peninsula VET Association