Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET is education and training that gives students skills and knowledge for work. VET operates through a national training system, and, is delivered, assessed and certified by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

The SACE is designed to give students increased flexibility, including greater opportunities to have diverse forms of learning and achievement recognised. The SACE enables students to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies.

Students can gain recognition for up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET.

These arrangements help students to learn on the job through workplace learning, gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for and to provide pathways to apprenticeships, traineeships, further training or direct employment.

VET at Modbury High School

At Modbury High School alternative pathways to University are available to students. Although a handful of students may begin alternative courses at Year 10, most courses are started in Year 11 and continue on into Year 12. Students must see the VET Coordinator if they wish to choose an alternative pathway.

2016 students have undertaken pathways in Animal Studies, Mechanical, Fashion Design, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Construction, Hairdressing, Beauty, Health Services, Animation and Hospitality.

VET Recognition Register (VRR)

The VET Recognition Register on the SACE website;

  • Lists popular VET Qualifications and
  • shows the SACE level (Stage 1 or 2) and the SACE credits you could earn.

Click below for more information for VET and to check the VET recognition register


The North-Eastern Vocational Opportunities cluster program represents the collaborative partnership and regional provision of VET across the schooling sectors in this region.

NEVO delivers a range of VET opportunities and structured workplace learning experiences for students NEVO provides a foundation for employment, traineeships, apprenticeships and further study and is available to Year 11 Students.

Community Learning

Students are able to earn SACE Credits for Community Learning in two ways - Community Developed Programs and Self-Directed programs.

Community Learning is gained through informal community activities such as coaching a sports team, being the primary carer of a family member, or leading an environmental project in the community. Students will need to provide evidence of their learning for assessment so that the SACE Board can recognise these kinds of community learning.

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