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SA VET for School

VET can help you kick start your career while you’re still at school, and can even count towards your SACE.

In South Australia VSS students can funded under the Skilling South Australia initiative.

What is VET for School (VSS)?

WorkReady is a state government initiative helping young people develop skills and build meaningful pathways to meet the workforce needs of industry.

Students who seek a subsidised training place in an approved Flexible Industry Pathways (FIPS) course will be required to participate in a VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) which includes upfront assessment, induction and orientation to VET carried out by an RTO.

The VETRO process will determine the student’s readiness and identify a personalised approach to the learning which may include additional training and wraparound supports.

VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) is an upfront assessment, induction and orientation in VET to ensure that students enrol in a course that is right for them and has their personal and learning support needs planned for.

The VETRO process will determine a student’s readiness to commence a VET pathway and identify any support that a student may need to commence vocational training. VETRO will usually be carried out in year 10 once a student has decided to commence a vocational pathway.

For more information on the VETRO process click here.

More information on WorkReady funding can be found at: https://skills.sa.gov.au/

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for access to a subsidised training place in an approved course, a school

student must meet the following criteria. They must be:

  • An Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen or,
  • A permanent Australian resident or,
  • An eligible visa holder and;
  • Reside in South Australia


  • Enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and employed in a Training Contract that combines VET and school-based curriculum including SACE


  • Enrolled in Year 11, 12 or 13 and are 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age in the current year of that enrolment, and;
  • Are undertaking SACE or equivalent and,
  • Have completed a preparatory VET pathway

The first thing you need to do is to speak to your school’s career counsellor or VET coordinator to make sure you meet all the conditions. If you do, your VET coordinator will submit a School Student VET Referral to Training Form to ACCCO which commences the VETRO process.

Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria.


Students will need to pay some course fees towards your qualification. The below fees are indicative only and subject to confirmation at the time of enrolment.

Qualification Co-Contribution Fee
CHC30121 $554.00
More Information

For more information on the VET in School students  visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or on the Department of Innovation and Skills website Upfront assessment of needs (incl VETRO).

Contact our ACCCO team for more information or to apply now!
[email protected] or 1300 139 406


How do I find out what SACE Stage my qualification is and how many SACE credits it will earn?

You can find out what Stage your qualification is and how many credits you earn on the VET Recognition Register.

The register will state whether the qualification is Stage 1, Stage 2, or hybrid. Hybrid is a qualification that has some competencies at Stage 1 and Stage 2.


How do I enrol?

Talk to your school’s career counsellor or VET coordinator now.

For further information please contact our VET Coordinator
on 1300 139 406 or email us at [email protected]
Supported by Government of South Australia