Any program that allows secondary students to combine vocational studies with their general education curriculum. It is nationally recognised and held to same quality standards as all other VET. Students participating in VETiS continue to work towards their Senior Secondary School Certificate, while the VET component of their studies gives them credit towards a nationally recognised VET qualification. VET in Schools programs may involve training delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO) or a school in partnership with an RTO and may also include structured work placements.
'VET in Schools' was initially introduced as a program 1997 by the former Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) to forge stronger links between schools, the VET sector and industry and to raise the quality and diversity of VET programs available to secondary school students under the National Training Framework. NCVER's VETiS collection provides data for VET undertaken by school students as part of their senior secondary certificate of education (SSCE), where the training is nationally recognised or delivered by schools or other training providers.
The term 'VET delivered to secondary students' is often used instead of 'VET in Schools' as not all VET for secondary students is delivered in school settings.