Vocational Education and Training (VET)

A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course allows students to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies that are valued by industry that will enable them to succeed and make successful transitions between school, further education and training and work.

The advantage of completing a VET course while completing SACE include:

  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications that contribute to the SACE.
  • Preparation for employment in specific industries and provides a clear pathway beyond school.
  • Provides opportunities to learn ‘on the job’ while undertaking regular work placement (where required by the course).

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is designed to provide students with flexible options, including the opportunity to have diverse forms of learning and achievement recognised, including recognition of VET towards the SACE. At Aberfoyle Park High School we are committed to providing a range of VET courses for our students.

Two of these VET courses are delivered onsite at Aberfoyle Park High School  by qualified trainers. Information about these courses can be accessed via the links below:

VET – Certificate II in Community Services (Children’s Services)
VET – Doorways 2 Construction (Certificate 1 in General Construction)

Students who enrol in a VET course are strongly encouraged to select the Workplace Practices subject at the appropriate year level.

Stage 1 Workplace Practices
Stage 2 Workplace Practices

Aberfoyle Park High School is a partner in the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School (SAFTS). SAFTS is a consortium of more than 8 schools and this partnership provides our students with access to a wide range of other vocational education programs. Complete details of the courses offered can be found at

Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School

Further information about the VET programs can be obtained by speaking to the Assistant Principal Pathways, Mr Andy Vinter.

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