VETDSS Information and Resources for Schools, Students and Families

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- your one-stop shop to over 30 valuable VET resources for use in the classroom or for student and parent information.

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Do you like working with your hands?  Types of local VET Courses on Offer

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Find out what VET Delivered in Secondary School (VETDSS) courses are on offer in South Gippsland and Bass Coast

Check out the SGTSA course info page to find out about the wide range of trade training opportunities available locally.

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What is VETDSS?

Vocational Education and Training Delivered in Secondary School (VETDSS) can give you workplace skills and knowledge for a career you are passionate about.

Every year more than 50,000 secondary students across Victoria explore their passion through VETDSS. 

This is what you get from doing VETDSS in VCE or VCAL

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • Skills and training for a specific job or industry
  • Experience in the workplace
  • Can contribute towards VCE and ATAR Scores
  • Pathway to TAFE, University, apprenticeship, traineeship, employment

VETDSS is an important component of Victoria’s senior secondary qualifications, the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Most students start VETDSS in Year 10 or 11 as part of their VCE or VCAL. VETDSS allows students to explore careers, gain workplace training, receive a credit towards VCE or VCAL and gain a nationally recognised qualification. With pathways to over 500 careers in a diverse range of industries, VETDSS can lead you to an apprenticeship or traineeship, TAFE, University or employment.

More information

South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance

A partnership of Registered Training Organisations and local schools offering students access to local VET programs in; Agriculture, Horticulture, Automotive, Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing at Certificate III level.

Find out more about SGTSA at

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Portal

If you are doing VET in VCE, Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) is on-the-job training that allows students to develop work skills. Find information about structured workplace learning opportunities.

VET Champions - Come to Work with Me

Victorian Local Learning and Employment Networks (VicLLENs) and DET have teamed up to deliver a series of bite-sized, Q&A style webinars, featuring employers and employees spanning across several different industries.

Students gain an insider’s perspective on what ‘a day in the life’ might look like across a variety of different workplaces.     Click here to watch the recordings

Victorian Skills Gateway

Find information about each VET course, including:

  • course overviews
  • related jobs
  • personal stories
  • training providers
  • job outcomes: average pay, employment prospects

My Skills

Find information about each VET course, including

  • course overviews
  • career pathways
  • student outcomes data such as salary, employment, further study

The Department of Education and Training Victoria

Career Pathway Snapshots

logo career pathways

Explore the career journeys of local industry workers and professionals and discover the stories that have lead them to the jobs they have today.

Get VET website

Discover the wide range of VET courses available to VCE and VCAL students.

Explore helpful Get VET resources including videos and success stories and talk to the relevant teachers or coordinators at your school to assist you on the right pathway.Explore the career journeys of local industry workers and professionals and discover the stories that have lead them to the jobs they have today

Federation for Young Australians

9 Questions everyone asks about VET

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Find information on VET programs and how they contribute to the VCE or VCAL.

  • qualifications
  • units of competency
  • ATAR contribution


Local VET stories


Year 9 Students Get A Virtual Taste for Trades


SGBCLLEN donates computers to students


VET students undertake White Card training


Ben secures an apprenticeship with Cervus Equipment