Swinburne offer a range of VETSS courses at our Croydon and Wantirna campuses. Courses are delivered over one or two years to Year 10, 11, and 12 VCE and VCAL students.

Why choose VET?

VET offers secondary students the opportunity to:

  • combine general and vocational studies
  • explore career options and pathways
  • undertake learning in the workplace
  • gain a nationally recognised qualification or credit towards a qualification that contributes to the VCE or VCAL
  • develop skills that equip you for the workforce and further study.

Pathways to further study

Through VETSS, 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.

How do I apply?

Students looking to participate in a VETSS program at Swinburne should complete the normal course selection process with their school. Upon completion of the course selection, the school will forward an application to Swinburne. 

Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance and the process for orientation and enrolment.


To be eligible, students must be:

  • currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12.

Key dates


  • First round applications open Monday 16 August 2021
  • First round applications close Sunday 10 October 2021
  • Schools notified Monday Monday 18 October 2021
  • Late applications open Wednesday 20 October 2021
  • Late applications close Tuesday 1 February 2022

Orientation and enrolment (Croydon and Wantirna campus)

  • Dates TBA
  • Courses commence Wednesday 2 February 2022
VET for Secondary Students
2022 Course Guide

VET for Secondary Students

Download the 2022 VET for Secondary Students Course Guide to find out more about our programs.
  • The new $10m KIOSC building at the Wantirna campus

    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 VETSS team

Contact the Vocational Education and Training for Secondary Students team by calling 1300 275 794 or email VETSS@swinburne.edu.au.

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