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An Overview of VET

Education Programs - VET

CEC provides, as the approved funding authority for the Australian Government's Funded Program for Improving Outcomes for Vocational Education and Training in Schools:
  • Support for the implementation of this program;
  • Liaison with Catholic school systems, DEC, NSW Board of Studies, BVET, WorkCover, and Industry to support planning for and delivery of Vocational Education and Training to NSW Catholic schools;
  • Coordination of Vocational Education teacher training programs; and
  • Liaison with the Department of Education and Communities Vocational Education in Schools Directorate.
Industry Curriculum Implementation Guide (ICIG)

Board of Studies Industry Curriculum Implementation Guide provides essential information necessary for schools to meet ATQF quality assurance requirements for VET delivery.

The VET Teacher Retraining Program

This program is coordinated by CEC.

  • Application Form: Vet Teacher Training

    For all teachers seeking entry to VET training. Please refer to the relevant ICIG to check entry benchmarks and training requirements. Please note these applications must be submitted by all teachers, whether teaching in systemic schools or Congregational schools, to their school's Diocesan VET adviser as identified at the end of the application form.
    For teachers seeking either entry to training from outside the relevant benchmark or exemption from components of a specific training program.
  • Employing VET trainers not accredited with the NSW Institute of teachers

VET Noticeboard

The Vet Noticeboard is designed to be a one-stop-shop for teachers and providers of the Industry Curriculum Frameworks. It provides up-to-date details on:
  • Teacher Training (application forms and dates)
  • Due Tasks
  • Compliance Matters
School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)

School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships provide students with the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification as well as their Higher School Certificate (HSC) whilst also gaining valuable work skills and experience through paid employment. The SBAT Guidelines set out the requirements for the implementation of school based apprenticeships and traineeships in NSW.

Useful Links
For further information, contact either Gerard Delany, State Coordinator - Vocational Education.