VET in Schools


VET in Schools (VETiS) offers students the opportunity to complete a nationally-recognised qualification, while providing credit towards your VCE or VCAL. Many of our students chose to combine their secondary school studies with a VET qualification for a wide range of curriculum options and pathways to help them on their future career paths.

After successfully completing your course:

  • You will obtain a nationally recognised qualification or partial qualification depending on your chosen field of study, as well as your VCE or VCAL qualification
  • You are guaranteed entry into an equivalent or higher certificate qualification at Kangan Institute.

For more information contact the VET in Schools department on 9279 2429 or email


VET in Schools enables you to get real hands-on experience within a chosen industry, obtain a nationally recognised/accredited qualification and increase your career prospects by combining your secondary school studies with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program.

A VET in schools program can:

  • Prepare you for the workforce by providing hands on experience and getting you ‘job ready’.
  • Provide a nationally-recognised qualification for a specific industry.
  • Provide you with pathway opportunities and credit for higher level qualifications within the same vocational area.

What are the benefits?

  • Provides the skills and ability to achieve competencies which will enhance your employment and further training prospects.
  • Provides ‘work-ready’ knowledge and skills applicable to a variety of career paths in your chosen industry.
  • May shorten the duration of an apprenticeship program after Year 12 through credit recognition and articulation arrangements

Guaranteed Pathways to Kangan Institute

All students who successfully complete an eligible VET in Schools course through Kangan Institute will be guaranteed a place in a pathway course – giving you piece of mind when it comes to your study choice after secondary school.


How VET in Schools works?

How VET contributes towards VCE

VET may contribute to the VCE at the Units 1 and 2 or Units 3 and 4 level.

How VET contributes towards VCAL

VET contributes to the VCAL through satisfying the requirements of the Industry Specific Skills or Work Related Skills strands. Each completed 90 hour block of VET equals one VCAL unit.

How VET is undertaken as part of the VCE/VCAL

Our VET in Schools program offers students two ways to undertake VET as part of the VCE or VCAL.


  • VCE VET programs are put together by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and provide credit towards the VCE or VCAL.
  • Some of these VCE VET programs provide scored assessment for Units 3 and 4, which contributes to a student’s ATAR (see below for more information).
  • The study score is calculated based on a set of coursework tasks and an examination set by VCAA.


  • Students who undertake qualifications that are not approved VCAA VCE VET programs, may be eligible for credit towards their VCE through Block Credit Recognition.
  • Credit is awarded in the VCE on the basis of achieving units of competency.
  • Credit is determined by the AQF level and the nominal hours of competency.

How VET contributes to the ATAR

  • Where a scored Units 3 and 4 sequence is available it will contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s primary four studies or as a fifth or sixth study.
  • For unscored VCE VET programs, students who successfully complete a Units 3 and 4 sequences can receive an increment of 10% of the average of the primary four ATAR subject scores.
  • VTAC may award students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequences through Block Credit Recognition a 10% increment towards their ATAR.


VET in Schools (VETiS) offers Year 11 and Year 12 students the opportunity to complete a nationally-recognised qualification, while providing credit towards their VCE or VCAL. Many of our students chose to combine their secondary school studies with a VET qualification for a wide range of curriculum options and pathways to help them on their future career paths.

Taster programs are available for Year 10 students throughout the school year. Contact the Schools Team for more information at or phone: 1300 423 883.



Applications for students are made via the VET in Schools Portal. If you do not have a username and password, please contact


All places will be confirmed to the school in the first week of December. Running of courses is dependent upon sufficient student numbers.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All VET in Schools students, must provide Kangan Institute with their USI as a compulsory requirement of the Federal Government. If you do not already have a USI, then you must access the following website and follow the instructions 

Program Costs:

All VET in Schools programs offered through Kangan Institute incur fees for tuition and materials. Program costs vary for each program. Kangan Institute invoices the secondary college directly for all programs and any student fees payable are set by the individual secondary colleges.

All fees are invoiced directly to schools four weeks after the commencement of the program. Kangan Institute will not directly invoice VET in Schools students or their parents.


Student Withdrawal Census date:

There is a four week period, from the commencement date, in which students can withdraw or change VETIS courses without incurring a fee. The VETIS department must be informed via email of any withdrawals or changes before the census date.

The Census date for 2019 is Monday 11th March 2019.

The school will be invoiced the full enrolment amount for any student who is enrolled post the census date.

We request that schools email the VETIS department of withdrawals throughout the year to ensure that records are maintained accurately.


All VETIS contracts will be sent to schools in Term 1. It is the schools responsibility to have the contract signed and returned in a timely manner. Schools will be invoiced once the contract has been executed.

Term dates for 2019:

VETIS classes will commence on the week beginning 11th February 2019 and will run for 31 weeks.

Term 1:       

13th February – 5th April (8 weeks)
CENSUS DATE: Monday 11th March 2019

Term 2:      

22nd April – 26th April (NO VETIS classes due to public holidays)
29th April – 28th June (10 weeks)

Term 3:      

15th July – 20th September (10 weeks)

Term 4:      

7th October – 25th October (3 weeks)

Student absences:

VET in Schools teachers mark attendance rolls every VETIS class. The rolls are emailed to VETIS Co-ordinators on the day of classes.

If students are going to be absent, please email the administration contact of the teaching department, so they can inform the teaching department.

We require a minimum of 80% attendance to ensure that students are able to keep up with their learning throughout the year.

Duty of care whilst at Kangan Institute:

The ultimate responsibility for duty of care rests with the secondary school. If a student is required to leave class, they will be sent back to the secondary school and the school will be informed.

Kangan Institute has a student code of conduct and it is expected that all VET in Schools abide by the code. This can be emailed to schools at request.

Issuing of certificates and statements of results:

All students statements of results and certificates (where eligible) are sent directly to the student. These are mailed to the students at the end of the school year. Please ensure that Kangan Institute has updated information on student’s residential addresses.

Contact Information:

VET in Schools:
Phone:                 9279 2429