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Launchpad - Intro - Phase 2

TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad is a different way to think about school and TAFE-delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET). These 20 virtual courses combine teacher-led virtually delivered classrooms with workshops and work placements across a range of exciting career areas within growth industries.

Success is doing what you love, so discover your perfect career path with TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad.

Launchpad - Why TAFE - Phase 2 v2

The What

  • 20 cutting edge virtually delivered courses
  • TVET options in years 11 and 12
  • Future-focussed skills that employers want
  • Emerging and boom industries
  • Contributes to your HSC and ATAR*

The Why

  • Develop real world skills in years 11 and 12
  • Get a head start in your career
  • Fill the jobs of the future
  • Try a career or ignite a passion
  • A nationally recognised Certificate II or III qualification

The How

  • Teacher-led structured virtually delivered classes in real time
  • Connect with students across NSW
  • Tutorials and workshops
  • Work placement in real world industries
  • 24/7 access to content – anywhere, anytime
  • Access to industry software and tools
  • Simulated organisations

Launchpad - High School Students - Phase 2

High School Students and Parents & Carers

Speak to your school Careers Adviser to find out more.

Careers Advisers and High School Support Staff

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High School Students and Parents & Caregivers

Speak to your school Careers Adviser to find out more.

Careers Advisers and High School Support Staff

Register your details via the enquiry button to receive more exciting information about our TAFE NSW Schools Launchpad virtual courses.

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Launchpad - Courses

Explore our 20 virtually delivered courses

Accounting
Accounting
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Allied Health Assistant
Allied Health Assistant
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Automotive Technology
Automotive Techonology
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Big Data
Big Data
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Business Operations
Business Operations
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Care in Ageing
Care in Ageing
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Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing
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Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Conservation and Ecosystem Management
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Construction and Virtual Design
Construction and Virtual Design
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Cyber Security
Cyber Security
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Digital Supply Chain
Digital Supply Chain
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Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
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Events and Virtual Experiences
Events and Virtual Experiences
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Game Design
Game Design
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Health Administration
Health Administration
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Horticulture Production
Horticulture Production
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Real Estate
Real Estate
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Robotics
Robotics
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Social Media
Social Media
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Web Design and Development
Web Design and Development
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Schools - Key Areas

Career Advisor

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School Students

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Parents & Carers

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Launchpad - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

About the courses

The virtually delivered TVET courses will be a blend of weekly teacher-led structured learning in real time, digitally-enabled interactive lessons, 24/7 access to content, and tutorials to connect with other students and mandatory work placement. Some courses will include face-to-face workshops to develop real world skills. These workshops may be delivered using a Mobile Training Unit (MTU), or at a TAFE NSW campus.

The virtual TVET course option is delivered via a virtual classroom in real time, similar to traditional classroom delivery, with set homework, peers in the class, a teacher and an established weekly timetable. Whereas, online courses provide your child with a self-paced option that is well suited to independent learners.

These courses have been designed specifically to focus on emerging industries of employment growth. They allow for students from across the State to create a class when lack of student numbers in a particular location would normally preclude the establishment of a class. These courses are accessible to schools via the EVET system, as are all TVET programs.

All VET courses in Stage 6 contribute to a student’s pattern of study for the HSC. Students who successfully complete course requirements of a 240-hour virtual TVET course through an Industry Curriculum Framework will have access to a HSC exam. The result of this exam may be included in the calculation of an ATAR as a Category B subject. Your child should discuss their pattern of study with their careers adviser to confirm eligibility.

TAFE NSW will provide your child with HSC examination preparation as part of the course delivery program, including provision of the HSC trial examination, marking of the HSC trial, and submitting estimates to NESA.

These courses may provide direct access to employment or pathways to further training or education. Completing a virtually delivered TVET course may provide opportunities to gain credit in other vocational education and training (VET) courses post-school.

Course materials have been developed in consultation with industries to incorporate the necessary learning, practice and assessment. The virtual classroom will include simulations, and some courses will include face-to-face practical workshops.

All courses have been developed in association with industry and have the potential to achieve a full Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification outcome.

Launchpad - FAQs - Application and enrolment

Application and enrolment

They will need to speak to their school’s VET coordinator or Careers Adviser. Students who engage with their school about their interests and ambitions (as early as possible) will have the greatest chance to pursue a TVET virtually delivered course as part of their school program.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) open in Term 2 of the year prior to study and close toward the end of Term 3. It is recommended that your child start conversations with their VET coordinator or Careers Adviser as early as possible.

Students who have submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to the end of Term 3 will be notified of an offer of placement by the end of November.

School sectors/schools are responsible for the provision of student details to enable enrolments. Where the school sector provides data for electronic upload, no Student Detail Form is required. Schools can access Student Detail Forms via the EVET System Dashboard.

Launchpad - FAQs - Course delivery

Course delivery

Virtually delivered classrooms will occur weekly in real time, and a range of options are available for each course in the EVET System to enable selections based on school programming. The actual times and days that virtual TVET courses will run will be dependent on the course, the number of students enrolled and their geographic location. When considering Schools Launchpad courses, discuss with your school and how to avoid timetabling conflicts.

Details of the days and times of virtually delivered classes will be specified in your child’s letter of offer. Should any variation be required after the date of offer, this would be communicated via the school in advance.

The course information provided via the EVET system will identify if a course has a workshop component, and will provide an indication of the number of workshops and/or locations. This may be adjusted based on demand. Schools, students and parents or carers will need to assess the student’s ability to attend workshops before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) in the course, and before accepting an offer of placement. Your child’s letter of offer will detail the actual timing and location of workshops. Should any variation be required after the date of offer, this would be communicated via the school in advance.

Any costs associated with travel, accommodation and overnight supervision of your child is the responsibility of the parents or carers. Virtually delivered classes provide opportunities for students to revisit their lessons, assessments and study.

Students will be able to contact their teacher outside of scheduled class time. Information about how to contact their teacher will be provided as part of their induction to the course.

Planned and unplanned changes will be communicated as soon as practical, in the case of an injury/illness this may be at the commencement of class. Your child may have a number of teachers co-delivering a course, and if so will be provided with information about these teachers and their role in the delivery.

Launchpad - FAQs - Student progress and attendance

Student progress and attendance

The impact of missing workshops will need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Missing workshops may mean your child is unable to achieve competency in one or more units. This may mean your child does not receive their qualification.

TAFE NSW reports attendance details to schools and provides progress reports. Where students are at risk of not meeting the course requirements they will be sent a warning letter.

TAFE NSW and the school have a joint duty of care to the students. TAFE NSW will work collaboratively with the school to engage students.

If your child appears at risk of not meeting their HSC course requirements, the principal provides written warning, advising actions required to correct the problem. At the end of the course, the principal may determine that your child has not satisfactorily completed a course. A non-completion (‘N’) determination indicates a student has not satisfactorily met course requirements and the course will not be listed on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA) or contribute to the pattern of study for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TAFE NSW has the responsibility for issuing the warnings and N determination in accordance with NESA’s published processes and timelines. Collaboration with the Principal in monitoring course completion is essential, as an ‘N’ determination in a VET course may result in a shortfall in your child’s pattern of study, and ineligibility for the HSC.

Attendance at timetabled classes, just like a school class, is expected except in extenuating circumstances e.g. your child is unwell and not attending school. Weekly attendance reports will be distributed to the designated school contact via email.

Students, parents or carers can contact the teacher via the learning platform or email in the event of illness or misadventure. Schools should contact TAFE NSW regarding a prolonged absence or other issues that may affect a student’s ability to participate (e.g. school-based disciplinary action).

When your child’s enrolment period ends, either at the course end date or if your child withdraws, the teacher will finalise the student’s results. The system then generates your child’s credentials for distribution within thirty (30) days.

Launchpad - FAQs - Supporting students

Supporting students

As with all curriculum offerings the school is in the best place to determine whether the course, and the way it is delivered, is appropriate for your child. Resources will be provided to support careers advisers, parents or carers, and students in making an informed decision about the skills required to successfully participate in and complete the course.

TAFE NSW will provide details about the minimum technological requirements for participation in the learning.

The school will need to support your child in accessing the learning environment, and troubleshooting any technical issues. Once your child can access the learning environment, TAFE NSW will provide helpdesk support.

Launchpad - FAQs - Work placement

Work placement

All Industry Curriculum Framework courses include a mandatory work placement, giving your child the opportunity to use their learning in a real workplace, and assess their own interest in and suitability to a career in their chosen industry. Your child may have the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for knowledge and skills developed through part-time work or other aspects of their daily life. In some industry areas, a simulated work environment may provide your child with their first experience of a ‘work placement’.

Work Placement Service Providers, contracted by the school sector, will be engaged to source work placements. They will support the process, including preparation of the Student Placement Record. All work placements will follow the Department of Education’s Workplace Learning Policy. TAFE NSW will work with Work Placement Service Providers, schools, students and parents/carers to ensure all parties are aware of the placement and paperwork is completed and stored in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Any costs associated with travel and accommodation, is the responsibility of the student’s parents or carers.

No. The curriculum that is made available to students at a school is the responsibility of the school principal. These courses provide the school principal with additional options to meet the curriculum needs of students in their schools.

Launchpad - Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The information provided herein should be used as a guide only. Qualification codes and content may change from time to time, and qualifications may be superseded or removed without replacement. If a qualification is superseded or removed, TAFE NSW will make reasonable efforts to provide students with the course outcome, including providing credit transfer for equivalent units and actively programming units that optimise credit transfer within your enrolment period. For up to-date-information on each qualification, visit www.tafensw.edu.au.

* Statement of Attainment in Real Estate – HSC Non-Mandatory Electives UoC
CPPREP4001 Prepare for professional practice in real estate
CPPREP4002 Access and interpret ethical practice in real estate
CPPREP4003 Access and interpret legislation in real estate
CPPREP4004 Establish marketing and communication profiles in real estate
CPPREP4005 Prepare to work with real estate trust accounts.