Vocational Education and Training (VET)

A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course allows students to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies that are valued by industry that will enable them to make successful transitions between school, further education, training and work.

The advantages of completing a VET course while completing SACE include:

  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications that contribute to the SACE.
  • Preparation for employment in specific industries and provides a clear pathway beyond school.
  • Provides opportunities to learn ‘on the job’ while undertaking regular work placement (where required by the course).

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is designed to give students the opportunity to have diverse forms of learning and achievement recognised.  This includes providing students with Flexible Industry Pathway options, which allow the recognition of VET towards the SACE.  At Aberfoyle Park High School, we are committed to  providing access to a range of VET courses for our students.

At the time of publication of this handbook, the information below about VET is correct.  Any changes to VET course offerings will be shared with students and families as the information becomes available.

 Two VET courses are delivered onsite at Aberfoyle Park High School by qualified trainers. Information about these courses can be accessed via the links below:

VET: Certificate II in Community Services (Children’s Services)
VET: Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Students who enrol in a VET course are strongly encouraged to select the Workplace Practices subject at the appropriate year level.

Stage 1 Workplace Practices
Stage 2 Workplace Practices

Aberfoyle Park High School is a partner in the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Secondary School Alliance (SAFSSA). SAFSSA is a consortium of more than 8 schools and this partnership provides our students with access to a wide range of other vocational education programs. Complete details of the courses offered can be found at:

SAFSSA – VET Programs

Further information about the VET programs can be obtained by speaking to the VET Coordinator, Kass Holmes.

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