VET delivered in Schools

VET delivered in Schools

VET delivered in Schools refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses undertaken as part of your senior secondary education (they can make up part of your VCE or VCAL).

The programs aim to prepare you for further education, training and employment. They can also be a good way to explore different occupations while you are still in high school and test whether you are interested in pursuing a future in that industry.

VET Courses enable students to gain credit towards a recognised VET qualification while completing general education curriculum or work towards senior secondary certificate.

In delivery of VET we work with Government, Catholic and Independent schools, industry, TAFEs, youth service agencies, ACFE/Community providers, local government and RTOs across five Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) regions: Capital City; Inner Eastern; Inner Northern; Bayside; Glen Eira; Kingston and Gateway.

The IMVC is also the RTO for some programs. The relevant RTO is also listed in the course description.

See the 2021 VET Handbook for courses in 2021.

Cluster Schools

The IMVC is made up of three clusters: Inner Melbourne VET Cluster, Eastern Network VET Cluster and Pathways to Success VET Cluster.

Schools interested in becoming a cluster member are requested to contact the VET Project Officer on 9686 2354.

Application Process

 Expressions of interest for 2020 VET Programs are now open!

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’ under the ‘Quick Links’ menu on the IMVC website homepage, or click on the ‘VET Student Login’ link below, 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.

VET Student Login


Attend the VET Expo on the 15th of August 2019, and the compulsory information session in Term 4 (information session attendance is for prospective first year and/or Units 1 & 2 students only and parents/guardians). Dates and times for course-specific information sessions are listed at the end of the IMVC VET Handbook. Please contact your Careers/VET Coordinator for assistance with these sessions.

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. For example, Box Hill Institute conducts formal enrolments in late November/early December. Each RTO has a different enrolment process. Please refer to the IMVC VET Handbook for further details.

Information Sessions

First Year or Unit 1 & 2 students expressing an interest in VET programs are required to attend a compulsory parent and student information session. Course content and requirements will be outlined and ample time will be provided to answer questions. Non-attendance at the information session will result in cancellation of expression of interest applications. Please refer to the VET Handbook for dates.

VET Facilitation Role

IMVC offers a VET facilitation role to member 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 brokerage 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

A fee contributes to the administration of the above responsibilities.