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Yass High School

Yass High School

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Vocational Education (VET)

Vocational Educational Training (VET)

  • VET (Framework courses) are vocationally oriented courses designed to give students skills in a range of industries.
  • Yass High School has the capacity to offer five of the seven framework courses authorised by the Board of Studies.

These are:

  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Metal and Engineering
  • Construction
  • Skills for Work & Vocational Pathways
  • In these courses students work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described in each unit. To be assessed as competent, a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out the various tasks and combinations of tasks listed to the standard required in the appropriate industry. There is no mark awarded in competency-based assessment. Students are assessed as either ‘competent' or ‘not yet competent'.
  • Students achieve Australian Qualification Frameworks (AQF) at the end of their two years of study.
  • As part of their course, students are required to complete mandatory work placements, either in a block during school time, or through appropriate and recognised, part time employment.
  • Students wishing to obtain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) may choose to sit a written HSC examination in addition to obtaining their AQF qualification.

Board of StudiesNSW(BOSTES)

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Unique Student Identifier

          Everyone who is doing a nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) course in Australia needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Request Unique Student Identifier (ID needed)


School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)


  • School based apprenticeships, and traineeships combine practical work with structured learning and lead to a nationally recognised qualification. They provide apprentices with the necessary job experience to get the career they want. Apprentices are available in over 500 occupations in an increasing range of industries. Some apprenticeships can be started while still at school and form part of a student's Year 12 Certificate.
  • A School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT) involves the employment of a young person who is undertaking a traineeship part-time while still attending school or colege and enrolled in a program leading to a senior certificate.
  • A Certificate II qualification requires a minimum of 8 hours (equivalent to one day) in the workplace and a minimum of 3 hours off the job training per week. A Certificate III qualification has a greater time and work commiment and may require further work and study after the completion of Year 12.


Students should contact the Careers Adviser.