VET in Schools (VETiS)

Some students undertake nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. VET qualifications can be undertaken in Years 10, 11 and 12 and may provide credit towards the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). VET is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

Students can undertake VET at school:

  • as part of their school studies - delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation (RTO)

  • by enrolling in a qualification with an external RTO - funded either by the department's VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification
  • as a school-based apprentice or trainee. See User Choice and SATs


Who is eligible for VETiS funding?

To be eligible for funding you must:

  • be currently enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and attending school.
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • have Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency or on pathway to permanent residency
  • not have completed a qualification under VETiS funding previously

What evidence needs to be provided?

The school will provide DGT with information to assess eligibility for the program

Students must provide identification (ID) at enrolment. Examples of ID are:

  • Student Identification Card
  • Health Care Card -must be provided if one is held by parent or guardian
  • Medicare Card
  • Bank transaction card – (not to be copied)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Marine licence
  • Drivers licence
  • Parent or Guardian signature on relevant enrolment documentation (required for all enrolments under 18yrs

What DGT qualifications are included under the VETiS program?



1 day per week
during school term


CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction

36 weeks

Face to face
DGT Training facility**
or onsite at school

MSMF10113 Certificate I in Furnishing

36 weeks

Face to face
DGT Training facility**
or onsite at school*

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

36 weeks

Face to face
DGT Training facility**
or onsite at school*

AUR20720 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

36 weeks

Face to face
DGT Training facility**
or onsite at school*

MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

36 weeks

Face to face

DGT Training facility**
or onsite at school*

* Third party arrangements are in place with some schools

** DGT Training facility locations Toowoomba and Meadowbrook in Brisbane

Students undertaking VETiS, funded by the VET Investment budget, can complete one employment stream qualification at the certificate I or II level.

Will there be any fees payable?

Costs of Training and Assessment for VETiS programs are reviewed annually. No fees are required for the current year for eligible participants.

Will other funding be available on completion of VETiS funded program?

VETiS qualifications on the Priority Skills List are only at the certificate I and II level. This is in recognition that the best pathway to employment for school students completing certificate III level qualifications is by participating in a SAT.

Students who complete a VETiS qualification at school, even at certificate III or higher, are still eligible to access further Queensland Government subsidised training post-school, such as free TAFE for under 25s and Certificate 3 Guarantee

Prior to selecting a course ensure you read the DGT Student Handbook, Refund Policy and course information available on our website:

More information

Vocational Training and Training in Schools (VETiS) information can be found through the following link:

Funding Providers