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Undertaking VET while at school allows students to mix general and vocational education and to make a start on training for a career before they leave school.  


To offer Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs, schools must enter into contractual arrangements with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) if the school is not a registered RTO themselves, or if the school is a registered RTO but is not registered to provide the particular program it is seeking to offer.

VET is VET. There is no difference in the requirements or rigor to issue a qualification to a student if the VET program is delivered at school or through a TAFE or private training provider. The students are receiving a nationally recognized credential within their senior secondary program and while the program may be at the introductory level, all the national standards and regulations apply.


We set an expectation of quality, not only for the integrity of the certificate being undertaken and awarded but for the benefit of students.


We support schools – working with us is a true partnership.

Training & Assessment

VET teachers need to have the appropriate Training and Assessment Qualification. This can be one of the following:


  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, plus the competency TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills and TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools

  • Diploma or higher qualification in Adult Education (VET)

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Industry Qualifications

VET teachers need to have:

  • Relevant vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered or assessed

  • Any specific Training Package / licensing requirements


Some units in the Certificate II in Cookery require that teachers have achieved the

  • Certificate III or Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery, or Certificate III or IV in Catering Operations, or their successors; or

  • hold a trade certificate as a cook or chef or equivalent;

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Demonstrated current industry skills directly relevant to the training  and assessment being provided.

There’s no single approach to determining the activities that contribute to maintaining industry currency. We work with teachers to determine the right combination of activities to suit the kind of knowledge and skill they have to maintain. 

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Professional Development

Continuous development and improvement of:

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) knowledge and skills that informs their training and assessment

  • Vocational knowledge and skills relating to their relevant industry, and

  • Trainer/Assessor knowledge and skills

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