VET in Schools

Did you know it is now possible to study towards a TAFE course while you are still at secondary school? The VET in VCE programs (VET stands for vocational education and training) enable you to combine general VCE units with VET modules, either delivered at their school or at a registered training organisation, such as one of Kangan Institute's Melbourne campuses.

Why choose VET at Kangan Institute?

A major advantage of the VET in the VCE programs is that they often include industry work-placements to give you a practical, hands-on training and experience in a workplace.

On completion of VET in the VCE programs, Victorian school students receive:

  • A statement of results listing all VET modules/units of competence completed, issued by the Board of Studies
  • Eligibility for an enhanced Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ATAR)
  • A nationally-recognised training qualification at an appropriate Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level, issued from a Registered Training Organisation
  • Credits towards further TAFE courses

Kangan Institute is one of Victoria's major providers of VET in Schools training. We also work in conjunction with secondary colleges and employers to arrange work placements for Melbourne students, which are a key component of the VET in Schools programs.

Kangan Institute has also developed VET in Schools programs for students in Year 9 and 10 - such as taster programs - which allows you to gain a taste of possible future careers to progress into after school.

What are VET Programs?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies combine general Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with vocational training and experience in the workplace.

A VET program offers students the opportunity to complete a nationally-recognised vocational qualification, such as a TAFE certificate or diploma, while providing credit towards the VCE or VCAL, just like other subject areas.

The vocational qualification provides access to further training - generally at a TAFE - and could improve the student's chances of finding a job once school is finished.

How does VET contribute towards VCE?

Vocational education and training (VET) programs are fully recognised within the unit 1-4 structure of the VCE and contribute towards the satisfactory completion of your VCE.

A number of VET programs also have a study score attached which contributes towards your ATAR score. Students who receive a Unit 3-4 sequence who study VET programs will be eligible for a 10 percent increment towards their ATAR (10 percent of the average of the primary four scaled studies) or a direct contribution through an external exam, just like other VCE studies.

How does VET contribute towards VCAL?

Within the VCAL certificate, VET programs satisfy the industry specific skills strand requirements. If a school student completes a full VET program (units 1-4) they should achieve 4 units of credit towards their VCAL certificate.

Why choose VET in Schools?

  • Increases learning potential of the student
  • Provides you with nationally-recognised qualifications and skills
  • Prepares you for the workforce
  • Those who successfully complete VCE or VCAL and a VET program may be eligible to receive two certificates
  • Creates a pathway to further study (certificate, diploma qualifications) at TAFE
  • Gain credits into a higher level qualification within the same vocational area
  • VET programs with a Study Score
  • The study score can contribute directly to the ATAR as one of the school student's primary four scaled studies or as the fifth or sixth study.

    It is important to note that the 3-4 sequences of VET programs are not designed as stand-alone studies. In order to receive the VET qualification, school students must complete the entire Unit 1-4 structure of a VET program.

    The following VET programs have a Study Score available to students undertaking the relevant Unit 3-4 sequence.

    • Business
    • Electrotechnology
    • Engineering studies
    • Hospitality
    • Information technology
    • Creative and Digital Media
    • Sport and recreation

    For more information on Kangan Institute Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs, phone 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email our Contact Centre.

    All students who complete VET in Schools programs with Kangan Institute have access to a Guaranteed Pathway at the Institute.

    Kangan Institute's VET programs:

    • provide students with the skills and ability to achieve competencies which will enhance their employment and further training prospects
    • provide students with "work ready" knowledge and skills applicable to a variety of career paths in their chosen industry
    • shorten the duration of some apprenticeship programs after Year 12 through credit recognition and articulation arrangements

    Kangan Institute trainers are industry experienced with an in-depth knowledge of their specialist areas. Our training facilities feature up-to-date commercial equipment to ensure every student can train in an industry-standard environment.

    Kangan Institute also provides scholarships to the highest achieving student in each field of study to help with further training costs while at the Institute.

    Delivery Options

    School and Kangan Institute partnerships may work in the following ways:

    • Shared delivery
    • Delivery on behalf of the school by Kangan Institute
    • Delivery by the school of the whole program, under the auspice of Kangan Institute

    To work out the best delivery option for your school we encourage you to contact our VETiS Department to discuss on 1300 423 883 or fill the enquiry form.

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    Click here to see our latest VETiS course guide.

    Check out our VETiS Pathways here.

    Taster Programs


     

    Explore Your Options Programs

    Who is the Explore Your Options program designed for?

    EYO is a taster program available to Year 10 students who wish to explore their career options or try out potential VET in Schools programs.

    It is also designed for VCAL students who do not wish to commit to a full VET in Schools Certificate program and who would like to try out different study areas to help them form career direction.

    When will it run?

    Programs run for 10 weeks on Thursdays in Term 2 and Term 3.

    What credit can VCAL students get for their VET?

    Each program is approximately 50 nominal hours in duration. This is half the time required for the 90-hour industry skills strand unit.

    Bridge to Work and Education Programs

    Who is the Bridge to Work and Education (BWE) program designed for?

    BWE is available for students from special schools who wish to explore their career options or try out potential VET in Schools programs.

    It is also useful for VCAL students who do not wish to commit to a full VET in Schools Certificate program and who would like to try out different vocational areas to help them form career direction.

    When will it run?

    Programs run for 10 weeks on Fridays in Term 2 and Term 3.

    What credit can VCAL students get for their VET?

    Each program is approximately 50 nominal hours in duration. Please see details for individual programs as they do vary. This is half of the time required for the 90-hour industry skills strand unit.

    For more information please contact the VET coordinator at your school.

    How to Apply for a VET in Schools Program

     

    Kangan Institute have already sent 2018 VET in Schools course guides to all schools that have had enrolments in VETiS in 2017. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the VETiS Unit or you can view the guide here

    Secondary schools will apply on behalf of their students through the VET in Schools Enrolment Portal.
    Schools wishing to have students attend Kangan Institute must have their online applications to Kangan Institute by 28th of October.

    2018 Fees and Charges

    After the first round applications are received we will then be able to confirm campus locations and running of courses to schools.

    Application Rounds and Cut Off Dates

    The Kangan Institute VET in Schools Portal will be open for applications and enrolments until October 28th, 2017.

    Schools will only be notified if places are not available or courses are not looking viable.

    Applications taken after this time will be dependent on the availability of places.

    Existing schools

    For schools that enrolled students in 2017, your school will have been provided a username and login. Simply go to: https://webapps.kangan.edu.au/EnrolmentPortal/ and follow the Portal Instructions attached in this email.

    If you have forgotten your login or password, click on the forgotten password button in the link and a new password will be emailed to you.

    If your school has a new VET Coordinator, they will need to email VetInSchools@kangan.edu.au for a new login.

    New Schools

    For any new schools, please contact VetInSchools@kangan.edu.au for a login, and log into the On-line portal and follow the prompts.

    Application/enrolment process for 2017 – Auspiced Programs

    Schools who wish to offer programs at their school under the auspices of Bendigo TAFE, will need to complete the 2018 Auspicing Expression of Interest (EOI) Form to register.

    The 2018 Auspicing Expression of Interest can be downloaded here.

    Important to Note:

    • Due to strict compliance requirements, no school will be considered unless all the relevant paperwork is completed, irrespective of past auspicing arrangements.
    • Auspicing applications must be emailed to VetInSchools@kangan.edu.au by Friday 10th November.
      Enrolments into the auspiced programs will not be taken until a pre-delivery assessment meeting has been conducted by the teaching department.

    Pathways

    Our VET in Schools courses can:

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

    We offer all students who successfully complete a VET in Schools program access to a guaranteed pathway in their VET field of study at Kangan Institute.

    Please note: some courses require specific selection criteria, ie, some courses may be VTAC application only or may have age restrictions or can only be accessed through an apprenticeship or traineeship.

    VETiS Pathways

    2017 Program Information for Students

    Download this document for information on program days, times, campus and equipment requirements for students. Please note that campus details and program times are subject to change. This information will be updated and emailed to schools as well as updated on this webpage when required. Please note, programs will run subject to numbers.

    Results and Certificates

    Results process

    Schools with auspiced/shared programs can forward their students' VET results by downloading from the VASS system, attaching a results cover sheet (below) which declares the results to be true and correct and submitting to Kangan Institute.

    This eliminates the need for schools to re-enter all results on a Kangan results proforma and will hopefully save VETiS coordinators substantial time.

    Step by Step Process:

    How to download your VETiS results from the VASS system.

    You can use the following process on the VASS system: 

    - Results Admin - VET in Schools Report - Results/Input Sheets - By Student - VET Results/Input sheets by      Student 

    - Report Parameters Complete and sign off Results Cover Sheet

    - Send VASS Results and Cover Sheet by 13/11/2017 to:

        Kangan Institute
        VETiS unit
        Private Bag 299
        Somerton 3062 

    Alternatively email to: vetinschools@kangan.edu.au

    You will still need to complete VETiS Group Application for Certificates form (below) and return to the VETiS Unit via email or fax: vetinschools@kangan.edu.au.

    NB. If you prefer to use the existing results process, that's okay. The existing process may be ;useful for schools involved with cluster arrangements. 

    For further details contact the VETiS Unit on 9279 2429.

    Click here to view the 2017 Fees and Charges for Auspiced Programs.

    Click here to view the 2017 Fees and Charges for Delivered Programs.