Increase your career prospects and start training while still at school.
Our VETDSS (VET Delivered to Secondary Students) program enables you to gain practical, industry-related skills by combining your senior school studies with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program.
Selected programs offer scored assessment for Units 3 and 4. Credits may also lead to further studies or employment opportunities.
VETDSS 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.
Find out how and what you can study in '23
How VETDSS works
VETDSS can be done in two ways:
Most VETDSS 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.
VETDSS 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
School VET Coordinator Portal