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Blakehurst High School

Blakehurst High School

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Externally delivered VET

Externally delivered vocational education and training (EVET) 

NSW school students in Years 9–12 have the option of studying VET courses at school or through TAFE NSW or other training providers. VET courses can only be delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs) that meet national standards and have the relevant qualification and units of competency on their scope of registration. VET is ‘dual accredited'. Students receive recognition towards their school qualification (record of school achievement or HSC), as well as a nationally recognised VET qualification (certificate or statement of attainment). Students successfully completing a VET courses will be entitled to credit transfer in other courses in a similar industry after leaving school by provided their qualifications to the tertiary institution. 

All students studying a VET course must obtain a unique student identifier (USI) and provide this to the training provider at the commencement of the course. 

Board developed industry curriculum framework courses include automotive, business services, construction, electrotechnology, entertainment industry, financial services hospitality, information and digital technology, human services, metal & engineering, primary industries, retail services and tourism, travel & events. These courses are Category B courses, mostly count for 4 units of HSC credit, include 70 hours of mandatory work placement and have an optional HSC examination and only one course can be counted in the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). 

Board endorsed vocational education and training courses are courses based on national industry training packages that are endorsed by the Board of studies, teaching and educational standard for inclusion as an elective in Year 9 or 10 or in the Higher School Certificate. These courses include animal studies, beauty therapy, fashion design, hairdressing, lock smithing, laboratory skills, plumbing, sport and recreation and many more. These courses mostly count for 4 units of HSC credit, do not count towards the ATAR and do not have an optional HSC examination. 

  • EVET courses are delivered by either a TAFE NSW College or a private provider. These courses offer a broader range of subjects and should be closely related to future career or study plans. 
  • Attendance and progress requirements are very strict for EVET courses. If a student fails to attend some of the course or if they do not satisfactorily complete all work set they will fail the course or may be withdrawn from the course. 
  • Numbers in these EVET courses will be limited as other schools will also be involved. Most students will only be able to choose one EVET course. If a student is not selected they will continue to study the six subjects (12 units) chosen to study at school.
  • Student commitment – once a student starts a course they will be expected to commit to completing the course. Students will not be permitted to change to another course. 
  • Travel – students studying EVET courses must organise their own transport arrangements to the TAFE college or study venue and make their own way home at the conclusion of the class. 
  • Proposed timetabling – EVET courses are conducted on different days of the week with most classes in previous years commencing at 1:30pm and ending at 5:30pm.
  • Student will be granted early leave passes from school upon acceptance into an EVET course and the completion and submission of an early leave application available from the careers Advisor. Students doing courses as part of the 12 units will be given compensatory study periods during the week. 

Students must complete a separate EVET application form, please collect and return to Mrs Koutsoukos.

Examples of EVET courses that have been offered in previous years and may be offered in 2019.

For more information, visit the 2019 TVET Course List (PDF 554KB)