Students looking to gain workplace skills and experience have the option of enrolling in a course delivered by an external RTO/provider (EVET) which can help them to plan a career pathway.
EVET courses allow students to:
- Gain practical, work-related skills to enhance your future employment opportunities
- Complete units that count towards your Higher School Certificate (HSC)
- Start or complete a nationally recognised qualification while still at school
Students who complete a EVET course will receive a nationally accredited Certificate qualification or a Statement of Attainment. Most EVET courses articulate into further TAFE or university studies.
EVET courses are offered across a variety of job areas, such as beauty, children's services, accounting, construction, automotive mechanics, fitness, animal studies, digital media, and many more.
Contribution towards Higher School Certificate (HSC) and ATAR
All EVET courses count towards a student's HSC. EVET Industry Curriculum Framework (ICF) courses may contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) with students having ability to sit for an optional Higher School Certificate exam. All ICF courses include mandatory work placement of 70 hours over 2 years.
Many EVET courses include some time working in the industry area of your course. This is called 'work placement' and it gives students the chance to learn new skills and apply the skills they have already learnt as part of their course.
Work placement helps students to:
- Gain insights into the kind of career they would like to have
- Make informed decisions about further training and study
- Become more employable
- Be better equipped for business and employment opportunities