Pathways to Careers

Pathways to Careers: At School

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VCAL

Features:

  • Hand on learning/ applied learning
  • Practical work-related experience and learning
  • Flexible study program allowing students to select their subjects (within the four compulsory strands)
  • Focus on literacy and numeracy skills, industry-specific skills, work-related skills and personal development skills.

What will students gain?

  • Recognised senior secondary qualification
  • Practical experience and employability skills, as well as the skills you will need to go on to further training in the workplace or at TAFE

What comes after VCAL?

  • Getting a job after Year 12
  • Potential to go on to training at TAFE
  • Apprenticeship or traineeship

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Information courtesy of:
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,  2013, VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning


VET

Vocation Education and Training (VET) are courses in job related training and technical skills that you can do at school as apart of VCAL, or at TAFE, University, or with a training provider.

Features:

  • VET programs provide an education that directly relates to getting a job
  • Short and practical courses with an industry and trade focus
  • You will be assessed on your ability to do the tasks necessary for that particular job
  • VET subjects can cover a broad range of industries. Find the full list here: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vet/programs/index.aspx
  • Flexible courses so students can choose the delivery mode and training provider

What will students gain?

  • Nationally Accredited qualification, ranging from certificate II to certificate IV, and diploma and advanced diploma
  • Practical experience and employability skills, as well as the skills you will need to go on to a workplace, further training in the workplace or at TAFE

Fees

You may be eligible for a government subsidised place, in which some of the cost will be covered by the government, and you will need to pay the rest. Find out more  Opens in new window

What comes after VET?

  • Option to start applying for jobs directly after Year 12
  • Potential to go to TAFE
  • Potential to do an Apprenticeship or traineeship

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My Skills

My Skills website is the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses. It is a federal government initiative to enable consumers to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.
http://www.myskills.gov.au/
Information courtesy of:
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,  2014, Vocational Education and Training , 26/11/14, http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/vet/Pages/default.aspx  Opens in new window


SBAT


School based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SbAT)  are part-time apprenticeships and traineeships that are integrated into student’s school time-table.

Features:

  • Earn as you learn
  • Student’s combine their school with part-time paid employment and/or structured training under a Training Contract
  • Hands on experience in student’s chosen field
  • School hours are combined with a minimum of one day a week of employment and/or structured training
  • Students work with an employer (outside of the school) under a Training Contract
  • Get a foot in the door to a range of skilled careers
  • The work will be relevant to the qualification being done by the student
  • Can take 1 to 4 years

What will students gain?

  • nationally recognised qualification
  • credit toward VCAL Certificate
  • may gain credit towards a full time apprenticeship
  • may lead to a nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II, III or IV level

Fees

There are no fees required to complete an SBAT, students will be paid under their training contract.

What comes after an SbAT?

  • Potential to continue onto a full-time Apprenticeship or Traineeship with credits
  • Potential to continue working with your SBAT employer
  • Find a job in the industry

Find out more:
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/training/learners/vet/  Opens in new window
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/principals/curriculum/sbatguide.pdf  Opens in new window
Inner Northern LLEN SBAT Guide 2014  Opens in new window

Information courtesy of:
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,  2014, School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships, 26/11/14


Funding


Futures for Young Adults
Post-school funded support is available through Futures for Young Adults (also known as FFYA). FFYA is funding provided by the Victorian Government to support young people to access further education, training, employment or other community options that help meet their transition goals. Post School Transition Support Information

Transition to Employment
Transition to Employment is post school funding support specifically for young people who want to get employment but who need support to develop the skills to get or keep a job, or receive help from an Australian Government employment program.
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/careers/Pages/disabilitypathways.aspx

Special consideration and Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
The Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.
http://www.vtac.edu.au/who/seas.html