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Vocational Education and Training
delivered to Secondary Students

Vocational Education and Training (VET) delivered to Secondary Students is a program delivered to school students as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education.

The VET qualification register for secondary students provides industry advice for schools and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) on the suitability of qualifications for secondary school students. Schools and RTOs can be guided on what qualifications are more likely to be completed by secondary students to assist them with the transition to further training or employment.


Some VET programs for secondary students are funded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development to provide opportunities for full time secondary students to start training while at school.

  • The pre-apprenticeships made available to school students consist of Certificate II qualifications providing pathways from school to related apprenticeships. Students attending school train at a Registered Training Organisation and complete mandatory work placement.

  • School-based apprenticeships and traineeships consist of paid employment-based training. Students enter into a training contract with an employer.

  • The Aboriginal school-based training program is for Aboriginal students in years 10, 11 and 12. It aims to help Aboriginal students gain the skills to keep studying after school or get a job.

More information on VET for Secondary Students can be found at the Department of Training and Workforce Development.