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.
- Information Technology
- Primary Industries
- Metal and Engineering
- 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.
- Request Hospitality Work Placement (requires chrome)
- Request Primary Industries work Placement (requires chrome)
- Request Metals Work Placement (requires chrome)
- Request Construction Work Placement (requires chrome)
Workplacement Request Form (doc 37 KB)
Employer Information (doc 37 KB)
- 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.
Unique Student Identifier
Info for Parents & Students (pdf 152 KB) USI Fact Sheet (pdf 181 KB)
USI Privacy notice (pdf 110 KB) - must be signed and submitted
Request Unique Student Identifier (ID needed)
Please submit your USI details to the school on the form below -Alternate Form (docx 42 KB)
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.