Benefits of a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VET DSS) program

What do I get from VET DSS?

  • You can explore potential careers while you are still in school.
  • Hands-on industry experience and employability skills.
  • Credits towards further education via pathway opportunities post-secondary school.
  • Valuable hands-on skills and experience for work, further training or university.
  • You’ll study close to home and experience an adult learning environment.
  • You’ll gain technical and specialised skills in your chosen area that will make you more employable; including communication, teamwork, problem solving and many more transferrable skills.
  • The VET program you choose will contribute towards your VCE or VCAL.
  • Nationally-recognised units of competencies and qualifications, meaning the credentials are recognised anywhere in Australia.
  • You can potentially earn while you learn if you study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
  • A VET qualification can lead to further study options within TAFE or university – it’s up to you and your goals.
  • VET DSS courses contribute to your ATAR if you complete the two-year course of study completing units 1-2 and 3-4.
  • Some ‘scored’ courses provide a study score like other VCE subjects, boosting your overall VCE results and ATAR score. Any ‘non-scored’ courses provide an additional 10 per cent increment towards your ATAR.
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