What is VET?
Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs delivered to secondary school students are designed to expand opportunities and pathways for students and improve educational outcomes in line with the Victorian Government’s objective to increase the number of young people completing Year 12 or equivalent.
VET offers students the choice of a wide range of TAFE courses in addition to those offered as part of their school curriculum. These contribute to higher TAFE qualifications, VCAL and to students’ ATAR scores. VET subjects are designed to develop skills for further employment in a student’s chosen industry. Students can go directly into employment or receive credit towards further TAFE study.
The certificates are approved for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
Some courses are delivered in specialised Trade Training Centres situated within secondary schools. These centres provide an appropriate environment to develop practical skills on tools used in the workplace.
WynBay LLEN VETiS Clusters
The Wyndham VETiS cluster and its sister Hobsons Bay VETiS cluster are two separate partnerships brokered and facilitated by the WynBay LLEN.
The two partnerships brings together government, independent and catholic schools as well as respected and well known Learn Local providers, TAFE and private RTO's. The strategic aim of the two partnerships is to provide local, affordable and an accessible range of courses in schools. Our strategic objective with these partnerships is retention and vocational pathways for students.
VET is now widely accepted by schools in the Western Metropolitan region, and undertaken by one in every four Year 12 students. WynBay LLEN's joint administration of the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay VET cluster has allowed cross cluster provision for Hobsons Bay students, allowing access to additional programs and for excess demand to be addressed.
WynBay VETiS Cluster is based on the Home-Host School Model. It has been running for over 10 years in partnership with 20 secondary education providers within Wyndham and Hobsons Bay regions.
The Home-Host School Model
The Home-Host School Model of VET Delivered to Secondary Schools is an administrative agreement developed through partnerships between government and catholic schools in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay areas.
- The ‘Host’ school is the school or provider who opens their VET subjects to any students in the region, ‘hosting’ the students, who are enrolled at another school or agency.
- The ‘Home’ school is the school or agency at which the student is enrolled for the bulk of their secondary studies.
The Home-Host Model relies on VET programs being offered by providers (mostly schools who are either Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in their own right, or are auspiced by local RTO’s to deliver VET programs to any student in the region.
The Home-Host Model was set up in response to high demand for VET programs and the huge cost to schools providing VET courses. For the students in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay region can access 38 different VET courses. For the schools, this model allows them to be able to cover the costs of developing, providing and resourcing these programs.