Vocational education and training (VET) in schools allows secondary students to gain practical work experience and nationally recognised qualifications as part of their education.
Tasmania's VET-in-Schools program provides students in years 11 and 12 with the opportunity to undertake vocational education and training to assist them in achieving their goals. Students may complete part or all of a Nationally accredited qualification while still attending school.
Vocational Placements are structured industry placements that enable students undertaking a VET-in-schools program to practice and acquire skills and knowledge in a real-world context.
Students in years 11 and 12, and sometimes earlier, may also participate in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships. This gives students the opportunity to gain skills under a training contract whilst still completing their TCE studies, as well as being paid a wage and enjoying the benefits of employment.