About VET programs
VET programs can provide students with the skills, knowledge and competencies required for the work environment and are available across a wide range of industry areas. Students can do VET whilst continuing with the normal school curriculum. On successful completion of a VET program, students can gain credit towards the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training.
There are two VET strands available to students:
VET in Schools
VET in Schools (VETiS) programs operate for a full day one or two days per week or in blocks. Block training can be conducted over one to two weeks, a few times each Semester or throughout the year at a variety of Training Organisations across Darwin. Most often they are at the Certificate I and Certificate II level.
To apply for the VETiS program visit the Student Career Development Faculty.
Australian School Based Apprenticeships or Traineeships
School based Apprenticeships or Traineeships (SBAT) operate on one or two days per week and are paid employment and training. Students need to approach employers and apply for a SBAT using similar strategies as they would for any job. SBAT’s are available throughout Darwin in a wide range of industries. They are often at the Certificate II or Certificate III level.
To apply for an SBAT decide on Industry area/Apprenticeship, participate in Work Experience to make sure it is the right choice and then register with a Group Training Company OR find an Employer. To find our more visit the Careers Centre in the Library or visit the Australian Apprecticeships website.
Usually VET programs are available to Year 11 and 12 students as they have completed general education and have the maturity to make decisions which involve commitment to training. Most VET programs are available for Year 10 right through to Year 12 students.