VETiS – VET in Schools Program


Increase your career prospects and start training while still at school.

Our VETiS (VET in Schools) program enables you to gain practical, industry-related skills by combining your senior school studies with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program.

VETiS programs:

  • May be undertaken alongside, or as part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), or a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT)
  • Are approved by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
  • Are recognised within the Units 1-4 structure of Years 11 and 12
  • Can contribute towards satisfactory completion of the VCE.

Selected programs offer scored assessment for Units 3 and 4. Credits may also lead to further studies or employment opportunities.

VETiS subjects are delivered from the Certificate II to IV level, although the majority of qualifications are at Certificate II and III levels with partial completion for Certificate IV.

How VETiS works

VETiS can be done in two ways:

  1. Institution-based (you come to Melbourne Polytechnic once a week), or
  2. School-based (delivered by your school under Melbourne Polytechnic auspice)

Most VETiS programs take two years to complete and follow the Victorian school term dates, with students generally attending classes at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus one day per week.

VETiS applies competency based assessment although some programs also have an externally set exam.

Why choose Melbourne Polytechnic?

Melbourne Polytechnic has a long-standing reputation for quality training with industry-experienced teachers. We offer you modern training facilities and excellent campus services.

What to do next

  1. Check the list of VETiS courses offered at Melbourne Polytechnic below
  2. If you see something you're interested in – speak to your school's VET Coordinator
  3. Your school's VET Coordinator can direct enquiries to Melbourne Polytechnic.

For 2017 we are offering the following VETiS programs:

Certificate II in Animal Studies
Do you dream of a career caring for animals? With our Certificate II in Animal Studies, you will achieve the skills and knowledge necessary to care for a range of animals.

Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair
Build a new career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair. If you like to use computers and have a keen interest in how they work and how technology is applied to the marketplace, then this is the course for you.

Certificate II in Engineering - Fabrication
The Fabrication stream of the Certificate II in Engineering will provide you with the heavy-duty qualification you need for a job in the metal trades. You will gain the preparatory skills and knowledge of basic metal fabrication and welding processes that the fabrication industry needs.

Certificate II in Horticulture
Our Certificate II in Horticulture is a hands on course that will prepare you for a career in Horticulture. This pre-apprenticeship program provides the basic skills and knowledge necessary for employment in the industry and provides a foundation for moving into an horticultural apprenticeship.

Certificate II in Hospitality - VETiS
Get a head start on your career in hospitality with our Certificate II in Hospitality - Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS).

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations - VETiS
Heat up your career in the commercial cooking industry with our Certificate II in Kitchen Operations, offered through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS) program.

Certificate II in Landscaping
Designed as a pre-apprenticeship training program, our Certificate II in Landscaping is ideal for anyone wanting to gain basic skills and knowledge to find employment in the industry, before moving into a horticultural landscape apprenticeship.

Certificate II in Parks and Gardens
Nurture your interest in nature with a career in the horticultural industry, specialising in parks and gardens. In this practical, pre-apprenticeship course, our Certificate II in Parks and Gardens is where you begin your journey for a rewarding career.

Certificate III in Community Services - VETiS
Our Certificate III in Community Services is the recognised foundation course for the community services sector, and provides you an entrance into the industry even if you have no prior work experience.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
If you are passionate about children’s learning and development, interested in working with children, and want to make a real contribution in the future generation then consider our excellent Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. We provide excellent training to get you work ready for a fulfilling career you love.

Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting
A brand new qualification, specialising in Building Design and Drafting - this could be the beginning of a beautiful career. Our Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting will get you ready for a career supporting building designers and architects

Certificate IV in Information Technology
Commence your information technology career, with Melbourne Polytechnic to guide you through your training. You will learn crucial key elements of the Information Technology industry.

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Beautify, adorn and enhance your future with a Certificate IV in Interior Decoration. Establish your own interior design business or use your consulting skills for high-end clients in the fascinating world of interior decoration and design.

More information

If you're interested in a Melbourne Polytechnic course not listed above, please contact the department to discuss how we can add it to our VETiS offer.

T: (03) 9269 8400

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