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Be a part of TAFE NSW while still at school

Maximise your HSC and get a head start with TAFE-delivered Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Download the 2018 TVET Guide with over 100 courses on offer

What is TVET?

TVET is a program for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to gain workplace skills and experience whilst studying industry related courses in a variety of vocational areas. These courses are included as part of the HSC pattern of study and delivered at TAFE NSW campuses and online.

TVET courses are 'dual accredited' - counting as units of study towards the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and towards a nationally recognised VET qualification (Certificate or Statement of Attainment). 

Some VET courses include an HSC examination which provides the opportunity for students to have this HSC examination mark contribute towards the calculation of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

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What are the benefits of a TVET course?

With TVET, you can:

  • develop work-related skills and experiences that are recognised by employers
  • develop independence and confidence in an adult learning environment
  • select from a wide range of course offerings that are not available at school
  • gain an insight into various industry areas to help decide on career pathways
  • learn from industry experienced teachers
  • articulate into traineeships or apprenticeships and receive advanced standing for TAFE NSW certificate courses.

What is a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship?

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship combines paid work with TAFE NSW training and school.

With a school based apprenticeship or traineeship, you can gain valuable work skills and experience while you are studying for the HSC as you combine paid work, school and TAFE training.

At the end of your school-based apprenticeship you will have finished the full first year of your apprenticeship.

After successfully completing a school-based apprenticeship or school-based traineeship, you will receive a TAFE transcript of academic record which may count towards further study.

For more information visit www.sbatinnsw.info.

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TVET course categories

Board Developed courses – Industry Curriculum Framework (ICF)

These courses contribute to the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and allow you to sit for an optional examination which can contribute to an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), provided all HSC syllabus requirements are met – including 240 hrs of delivery.

Board Endorsed courses (BEC)

These courses contribute to the Record of School Achievement (ROSA) or Higher School Certificate (HSC), but will not count towards your ATAR.

120 courses

These courses contribute two units of HSC credit and are generally delivered over one school year.  These courses do not count towards your ATAR. On completion you will receive TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic Record towards Certificate II or Certificate III qualification.

180 courses

These courses contribute three units of HSC credit and are generally delivered over one school year. These courses do not count towards your ATAR. On completion you will receive a Certificate II qualification or TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic Record towards Certificate III qualification.

240 hr courses

These courses contribute four units of HSC credit and can be delivered over one or two school years (depending on delivery patterns at different locations).

  • One year delivery – usually one full day per week over three school terms
  • Two year delivery – usually one half day per week over seven school terms

On completion you will receive a Certificate II or III qualification, or TAFE NSW Transcript of Academic Record towards a Certificate III qualification.

Note: Only VET 240 hr ICF courses can contribute towards your ATAR.

Specialisation courses

These courses are delivered concurrently with 240 hr courses and can contribute an additional one or two units of HSC credit. 

Find out more about NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) HSC requirements.

Work placement

Work placement is a mandatory NESA requirement in many TVET courses and enables you to gain job-ready skills and experience.  These placements give you the opportunity to practice the skills learnt as part of your TVET course in a real industry setting.

TAFE NSW work with local workplace service providers who source suitable host employers to accommodate these placements.

Ready to find out more about TVET?

TVET courses cover everything from commercial cookery and real-estate, to animal care and sheep shearing!

Find over 100 courses on offer in our 2018 TVET Guide