VET delivered to Secondary Students

VET delivered to Secondary Students

What is VET?

Vet refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs

Features of VET Delivered to Secondary Students

  • VET combines senior school studies and accredited vocational education and training
  • It enables students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification (eg: Certificate II in Hospitality) and a senior school certificate (VCE/VCAL) at the same time
  • It allows a student to go directly into employment or receive credit towards further vocational training
  • it develops students’ employability and industry-specific skills
  • It is a vocationally orientated school program designed to meet the needs of industry

Each year IMVC facilitates VET courses of study for approximately 1600 students from 120 different Government, Catholic and Independent schools. We are the liaison between schools and the VET Course providers, known as RTOs. (Registered Training Organisations)

See the 2022 VET Handbook for courses available in 2022.

We work with 17 highly-regarded RTOs to facilitate VET programs for secondary school students.

They include:

ACDA (Australian College of Dramatic Arts) RTO Code 3139

AIE (Academy of Interactive Entertainment) RTO Code 88021

AIET (Australian Institute of Education and Training) RTO Code 121314

AusDance (Australian Dance Council) RTO Code 20949

Box Hill Institute RTO Code 4687

CERES Community Environment Park RTO Code 3686

Collarts (Australian College of the Arts) RTO Code 0109

COSAMP (The College of Sound and Music Production) RTO Code 41549

Gowrie Victoria RTO Code 3900

Holmesglen Institute RTO Code 0416

IMVC RTO Code 21732

IVET Institute RTO Code 40548

Kangan Institute RTO Code 3077

Mayfield Education RTO Code 3938

NCAT (Northern College of the Arts & Technology) RTO Code 6736

Ringwood Trade Training RTO Code 22475

Ripponlea Institute RTO Code 21230

Tristar Aviation RTO Code 22509

Cluster Schools

IMVC facilitates the VETDSS program for a cluster of 120 schools. Schools interested in learning more about the Cluster service are requested to contact the Customer Liaison Officer – on 0423 710 538 (Calls only no SMS).

Application Process

 Expressions of Interest process

The steps below outline the process for submitting an ‘Expression of Interest’ for VET programs delivered in schools.


Read the IMVC VET Handbook and course requirements carefully, select your program and complete the Parental Endorsement Form. This form is located in the back of the IMVC VET Handbook or from your Careers/VET Coordinator, and must be submitted to your Careers/VET Coordinator by the due date as indicated by your school.


Register your application online by clicking on the ‘IMVC VET Portal’ at the top right-hand corner of the IMVC website homepage, then click the “Submit a Student Expression of Interest” button to register your application.

Please note that Units 3 & 4/Year 2 students are not automatically enrolled into their second year of the program. Students will need to advise their VET Coordinator or Careers Advisor that they wish to continue their VET program, by the due date as indicated by your school.

Students who do not complete Steps 1 & 2 will not be considered for a VET program facilitated by the IMVC.



A VET Expo is scheduled for mid-2022, however, will be dependent on COVID-19 restrictions. For additional information on each VET course refer to the 2022 VET Course Information Booklets as a guide.

Students who do not attend may not be considered for a VET program. Students who do attend will be given precedence over other applicants, in the case of an overflow in their desired VET program.


There are course fees associated with each program and applicants are advised to contact their VET Coordinator for an estimate of costs. Your school’s Careers/VET Coordinator and/or RTO will confirm your enrolment by Term 4.

Please note: Students will be formally enrolled into programs by the respective RTO either in late November, early December or at the commencement of the following year. Each RTO has a different enrolment process. Please refer to the IMVC VET Handbook for further details.

VET Expo and Information Sessions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the VET Expo was suspended. The 2022 VET Information Sessions were held online throughout October 2021.

The 2023 VET Expo will kick off in mid-2022 and Information Sessions will follow later in the year.

VET Facilitation Role

IMVC offers a VET facilitation role to Cluster schools, which includes:

    • Conducting an environment scan to identify:
      (i) VET program needs of students/schools
      (ii) Local industry needs
    • Identifying Registered Training Organisation (RTOs) who can provide relevant training and negotiating suitable delivery arrangements in line with Cluster requirements. RTOs have been selected based on their current registration with VRQA or ASQA. It is the responsibility of RTOs to adhere to existing regulations and standards in place to govern training providers. IMVC’s VET facilitation role does not represent or exonerate RTOs from their responsibilities to respective governing bodies
    • Developing collaborative school protocols/structures for delivery of VET programs, including timetable arrangements and establishing and implementing student expression of interest protocols
    • Maintaining a web based/electronic information system to communicate and keep school-based staff up-to-date with VET operations. This includes facilitating the collation of VASS codes, scored VET assessment plans, indicative grades and student results. Please note, RTOs are responsible for inputting and ensuring accuracy of student results within the designated Cluster timeframes
    • Setting up protocols in collaboration with schools to assist in monitoring student progress
    • Developing and implementing post course or post school destination surveys
    • Developing and implementing a promotional campaign for relevant stakeholder groups
    • Conducting information workshops for students, parents, trainers and new VET Coordinators
    • Coordinating the meeting schedules, agenda, minutes for the VET Working Party
    • Assisting schools to identify suitable professional development activities
    • Facilitating Memorandums of Understanding with home/host schools and the Cluster
    • Assisting with the communication between Host /Home schools and RTOs regarding VCAA VET audit requirements
    • Disseminating relevant VET literature or information to schools and RTOs

An administration fee contributes to the administration of the above responsibilities.