VET in Schools

Vocational skills delivered through partnership

Skills Strategies International has been a trusted provider of nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training for secondary schools across Western Australia for close to 20 years. We work in partnership with schools to deliver VET in Schools programs.

Our founder and Director, Sandra Robinson has brought a wealth of education experience to the business. Sandra started her career as a teacher followed by roles as a VET teacher and Enterprise and Vocational Education Coordinator. Her first hand experience with VET in Schools has resulted in the delivery of highly relevant programs for secondary schools in Western Australia.

Steve McVey, our Training Manager, also has an extensive VET in Schools background and was instrumental in delivering some of the first and most successful vocational programs in the community.

Both Sandra and Steve have been involved in national school based projects using mobile technology and digital technology (e-learning) to deliver meaningful learning to disengaged learners.

Through our understanding of VET programs, ensuring our resources are flexible and by providing continuous support in delivery and assessment validation, we have built and will continue to build a solid reputation with our partner schools and their teachers. Our ultimate aim is to work collaboratively to prepare learners for a successful working life.

What is VET in Schools?

VET in Schools is a program delivered to secondary school students as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

VET in Schools enables secondary students to undertake a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification, usually at Certificate II level, while completing their WACE.

Five critical success factors underpin successful VET programs delivered to secondary students:

  • leadership, continuity and partnerships;
  • student cohort and parent liaison;
  • vision, place and configuration
  • flexibility; and
  • course content, structure and evaluation.

VET in Schools programs allow students to:

  • develop industry specific skills;
  • gain nationally recognised VET qualifications and units of competency while still completing their senior secondary school qualification;
  • develop employability skills (for example; communication and problem solving skills; and 
  • gain an understanding of the world of work which is invaluable experience to assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways.

For employers, successful VET in Schools programs result in young people being able to enter employment with a ready developed skill set that enables immediate productivity.

VET Qualifications

There are a range of VET courses available for secondary students, and your school will have different qualifications to choose from. If you want to see what qualifications are recommended by industry for school students, take a look at the VET qualifications register for secondary students.

Skills Strategies International offers an extensive range of Certificate I, II, III and IV qualifications under our partnership arrangements. Click here to download our up to date list with VET qualifications. 

Partnership

We have longstanding partnership arrangements with a variety of schools in Western Australia.

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School Based Traineeships

Traineeships equip young people with evidence of acquired foundation, vocation skills and a nationally recognised qualification. At Skills Strategies International we offer school based traineeships for Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

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Training and Assessment

Skills Strategies International has been delivering accredited training and assessment programs to schools for over 15 years. Our understanding of the specific requirements of teachers and their existing skill sets is reflected in the delivery of our training and assessment qualifications.

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Professional Development

We support the professional development of teachers, VET Coordinators and school executives by providing a suite of professional learning workshops that are highly relevant to a school environment.

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