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Secondary School Students

Set yourself up for when you finish school.

Qualified starts here.


Did you know you can get a nationally recognised qualification while still at school?

We offer number of Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) programs for year 11 and 12 students attending school. Our programs provides you with a nationally recognised VET qualification whilst completing your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). It is also a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of a specific career pathway and develop industry specific skills which will get you ready for the workplace.

VETDSS pathways are the perfect introduction into the world of work. You'll have the opportunity to learn in an adult environment with students of all ages and diverse backgrounds. You'll learn practical skills in year 11 and 12 while gaining an insight into the needs of the workplace. Success in your program can lead to employment or give you a head start in further studies and other nationally recognised qualifications.

Visit our page VETDSS page for information:

Pre-Apprenticeship in Schools (PAiS)

If you are in year 11 or 12, the PAiS program involves attending school, completing Certificate II Pre Apprenticeship training of your elected course or industry of choice at Central Regional TAFE, and completing work placements with at least two employers.

Graduate Year 12 with your WACE, a Pre Apprenticeship in your chosen field and be a step ahead of others looking for apprenticeships. Gaining apprenticeships can be highly competitive and employers look favourably at the candidate who already has a proven track record of study, demonstrated the capacity to apply themselves to a formal TAFE course and can understand the practices and terminology associated with the trade in question, ahead of others in their age range.

Want to know more?

Download a VETDSS Guide for your region:

Ready to apply?

You can apply for courses via our student application portal. Once you know what you would like to study applying is as easy as the four simple steps:

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Need help?

Billy Hopkins

Coordinator Training & Client Admin Systems


Kelly Edwards 

Director eCapability Projects



Page last updated August 31, 2020