VET Virtual Open Day

Up until 2020 Year 9 students were taken on a tour of facilities at local training organisations including TAFE Gippsland and Community College in Leongatha and AGA Apprenticeships Group Plus in Korumburra.

In 2020 we instead visited Schools to showcase to students the range of local VET courses on offer, provide program information and to outline what it might be like to attend a VET course.

Plans are currently underway for the 2021 event.

Below are the videos and materials presented in 2020.

2020 Virtual VET Open Day Introductory Video

2020 Virtual VET Open Day - Do you want to work outdoors?

2020 Virtual VET Open Day - Do you enjoy working with people?

2020 Virtual VET Open Day - Do you like working with your hands?

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.

Click here for a full list of courses

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) 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 VET.

This is what you get from doing VET 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, VET and ATAR Scores
  • Pathway to TAFE, University, apprenticeship, traineeship, employment

Vocational Education and Training (VET) 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 VET in Year 10 or 11 as part of their VCE or VCAL. VET 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, VET 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.

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

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.

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

The Department of Education and Training Victoria

Local VET stories


From VCAL, VET & SWL to Personal Banker. Emma’s journey.


MNCF Community Grants Funding


Year 9 students explore vocational education & training in South Gippsland


New partnership with General Motors