VET delivered to Secondary Students 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.
Each year we facilitate VET courses of study for approximately 1600 students from 120 different Government, Catholic and Independent schools.
We work with 17 highly-regarded RTOs to facilitate VET programs for secondary school students. They include:
ACU (Australian Catholic University)
ACDA (Australian College of Dramatic Arts)
AIE (Academy of Interactive Entertainment)
AIET (Australian Institute of Education and Training),
AusDance (Australian Dance Council)
Box Hill Institute
CERES Community Environment Park
Collarts (Australian College of the Arts)
COSAMP (The College of Sound and Music Production)
NCAT (Northern College of the Arts & Technology)
Ringwood Trade Training
Have a look at the breadth of courses on offer in 2021.
See the 2021 VET Handbook for courses in 2021.
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 Vocational Education and Training Project Officer on 7007 4753.
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.
No VET Expo will be held this year due to COVID-10 restrictions. For additional information on each VET course refer to course finder information on the IMVC homepage.
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.
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
- Conducting an environment scan to identify:
- 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.