Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students
Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) gives Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to undertake nationally recognised training that contributes to the VCE or VCE Vocational Major (VM).
Swinburne offer a range of Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) courses at our Croydon and Wantirna campuses. Courses are delivered over one or two years to Year 10, 11, and 12 VCE and VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) students.
Pathways to further study
Through VETDSS, you will have the opportunity to progress to a range of certificates, an apprenticeship, diploma or even a university degree.
Swinburne offers both Vocational Education and Higher Education qualifications, making it easy to pathway from vocational into higher education and receive the maximum credit for your previous studies.
Why choose VET?
Combine general and vocational studies
Explore career options and pathways
Gain a nationally recognised qualification or credit towards a qualification that contributes to the VCE or VCE VM
Undertake learning in the workplace
Develop skills that equip you for the workforce and further study
Explore our 2023 VET courses Delivered to Secondary Students
Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (partial completion)
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship – Bricklaying
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship – Carpentry
Certificate II in Community Services
Certificate II in Creative Industries – Media
Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)
Certificate II in Engineering Studies
Certificate II in Horticulture
Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping – Dual Qualification
Certificate III in Information Technology (partial completion)
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
Certificate II in Landscaping
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
Certificate II in Workplace Skills with selected units from Certificate III in Business
How to apply for VET Delivered to Secondary Students
Essentially, we’re in partnership with you and your school. You speak to your school and they coordinate your application with Swinburne. Seek out your school’s VET or careers coordinator for course recommendations and discuss your options. Then, when you’ve decided on a VETDSS course that fits, your school will forward your application directly to us.
To be eligible for consideration for a VETDSS program you must be currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12.
You’ll receive notification from your school about the outcome of your application. Successful? More information about enrolment will follow.
If there is greater demand than course places available, you’ll be placed on a waiting list. So, take note of our key application dates to allow time for your school-endorsed application to get to us.
Please refer to Swinburne's policies and regulations for student rights and responsibilities while on campus.
The costs associated with Swinburne VETDSS programs is invoiced directly to schools. For more information on course costs, it’s best to contact your school’s VET or careers coordinator.
2023 key dates
|First round applications open||Monday 15 August 2022|
|First round applications close||Sunday 9 October 2022|
|Schools notified||Monday 17 October 2022|
|Late applications open||Wednesday 19 October 2022|
|Late applications close||Tuesday 31 January 2023|
Note: These dates are indicative only.
Enrolment and Orientation
Orientation for courses at Wantirna campus and Croydon campus is scheduled for Wednesday 30 November 2022.
When you’ve completed your enrolment and we’ve seen you on campus for orientation, you’ll attend Swinburne one day per week for training while continuing at your secondary school.
Courses commence the week of Monday 30 January 2023.
KIOSC trade training centre
Our Wantirna campus is home to the $10 million Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre (KIOSC).
Many of our VETSS programs are delivered in the KIOSC which is a state-of-the-art facility providing hands-on learning experiences for secondary school students. Other programs available in the KIOSC provide links with industry groups, government agencies and the local community.
Contact the VET Delivered to Secondary Students team
Have questions? If you would like more information about Swinburne's Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students, please call us on 1300 275 794 or email VETDSS@swin.edu.au