VET Programs

Vocational Education & Training (VET) in Schools programs are vocational training programs that lead to nationally recognised qualifications.  These programs involve students developing skills and competencies that are highly valued by employers.  


Students undertake a nationally accredited vocational qualification in a specified vocational area alongside their VCE &/or VCAL senior school certificates.  VET programs contribute to the eligibility requirements for VCE/VCAL and most VET programs also contribute to a student’s ATAR score.


VET covers a wide range of programs and provides students with valuable industry skills and allows for the opportunity to undertake structured workplace learning.  Students can ‘practise’ the skills they are learning in the VET program in a real workplace scenario.  This allows students to reinforce their classroom learning and apply their skills on-the-job, thus becoming more ‘job ready’ and increasing their employment prospects when they leave school.


The Geelong region has many VET program options that range from automotive, equine, media, outdoor recreation to hairdressing, plumbing and visual arts (and many more!).  VET training can occur at a secondary college or at a registered training organisation (RTO) – such as The Gordon.


For more information on VET and the courses that are delivered in Geelong please visit  To download a general VET in schools brochure please click here.