Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides skills and knowledge that is required to perform effectively in the workplace.
VET can contribute significantly towards the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). As examples, a Certificate II in Building and Construction Pathway Trades or a Certificate II in Workplace Skills contribute equivalent to four course units to the WACE.
Completed qualifications recorded as part of secondary schooling are listed on the Western Australian Statement of Student Achievement (WASSA) along with individual units of competency achieved.
- Provides skills and knowledge that is required to perform effectively in the workplace. VET qualifications are specific to particular jobs in industry.
- Qualifications are nationally recognised and are accepted throughout Australia.
- Qualifications, along with workplace learning, provide essential skills which are transferable across multiple employment and education pathways.
Register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
For VET to contribute towards the WACE a student needs to make sure a USI is added to their student record.
VET pathway options examples
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What is VET? And what are the pathway options to employment.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are learning pathways that combine paid on-the-job training and formal study with a Registered Training Organisation.
The Australian Government requires everyone undertaking nationally recognised training qualifications to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).