VET in Schools (VETiS) is designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students, and improve educational outcomes in line with the Victorian Government's objective to increase the number of young people completing Year 12 or equivalent. VETiS also addresses the skills and employment needs of industry in Victoria.

Introduced in 1994, VETiS comprises nationally recognised VET certificates undertaken by secondary school students as part of their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). VETiS provides a vocationally oriented program of studies leading to a senior secondary certificate. VETiS programs are typically delivered through partnership between schools, industry and Registered Training Organisations, and often include opportunities for students to participate in structured workplace learning.

Students enrolled in VETiS may also combine study and employment through School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships which allow students to do an apprenticeship or traineeship while they undertake their VCE or VCAL.


Ballarat Secondary College, in association with Highlands LLEN, offer a wide variety of VETiS opportunities in and around the Ballarat region. Contact the college to find out what’s on offer.


The following URLs contain additional information about VETiS:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

28th of July 2017. Ballarat Secondary College.