What is it?

Vocational Education and Training (often referred to as VET in Schools) courses are completed as part of your secondary school studies. Designed to help you finish Year 12, VET courses provide practical learning and give you a credit towards a nationally recognised qualification. About one third of Aussie senior students are enrolled in a VET course!

VET in Schools is designed to expand opportunities and pathways for students and increase the number of young people completing Year 12 or equivalent. VET in Schools also addresses skills shortages and needs in the industry, so the chances of moving into a full apprenticeship or job are high.

Am I eligible?

You must be at least 15 years of age and enrolled in secondary school. If you are under 18 years of age you may also require the permission of a parent or guardian. See your Careers Teacher at school to discuss your VET options and further assess your eligibility.

Why Skillinvest?

Competition for full-time trade apprenticeships is fierce and our consultants are always on the look-out for top candidates to be placed into school-based, part-time and full-time apprenticeships. Being well prepared and starting your training and skills development at school will put you ahead of other applicants.

Whether you want to specialise in a particular area or run your own business one day, Skillinvest will help create an employment and training pathway to achieve your career dreams, from a VET in Schools course through to full or part-time apprenticeships.


VET in Schools enables you to earn credit towards a nationally recognised qualification while you complete the general education curriculum or work towards completion of VCAL or VCE.

Many students who transition successfully into full-time trade apprenticeships have often started training while at secondary school by completing a VET in Schools course, pre-apprenticeship, school-based apprenticeship, or a combination of these.

Skillinvest VET courses

Latest Jobs

Job Title Location Date posted Closing date
Business Law Clerk Traineeship Horsham January 14, 2022 January 27, 2022
Operations and Maintenance Traineeship- Mallacoota Mallacoota January 14, 2022 February 11, 2022
Receptionist- Dandenong Dandenong January 14, 2022 February 11, 2022
Harvest Workers Required Horsham January 14, 2022 February 11, 2022

Don’t wait until you finish school to start building your skills and career! A VET course is a great way to learn practical skills in your chosen industry while completing your VCE or VCAL.

Skillinvest offers accredited VET courses in Melbourne and Victoria, as well as VCAL, short courses, pre-apprenticeships and school-based apprenticeships for students interested in Automotive, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Manufacturing and Engineering, Business Management, Equine Racing, Hairdressing and lots more industries.