VET courses can be studied either at school or through TAFE NSW and other training providers. You will need to check with your school about which courses are available and the requirements of the different courses. For example, some VET courses involve a minimum number of hours in the workplace.
VET courses contribute towards your HSC and Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) VET credentials, recognised by industry and employers throughout Australia. Some of the Board Developed VET courses have an optional HSC exam so, if you choose to sit the exam, your results can also count towards your ATAR.
VET courses provide students with an opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding required by industry for employment in related occupations. The courses provide training and an opportunity to be assessed against industry determined standards. All assessment is competency based. Students demonstrating competence can perform the task or show an understanding to the level required by industry standards. All School VET and TVET courses have a mandatory work place component. In general, students are required to undertake a minimum of 70 hours of work placement over a two year period.