VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. Launceston College is a member of the DECYP Registered Training Organisation (RTO), allowing us to offer a large number of Nationally Accredited Training Programs. These programs are designed to provide pathways into work or further study.
Our VET programs run for 150 hours, 300 hours or 600 hours depending on the level and type of course.
VET Certificate II and Certificate III programs have a workplace component, where you may spend time in a host workplace learning on the job.
Yes, you can! VET and TCE (TASC) subjects can be studied easily together, and allow students the best of both worlds, as you can find out more about work and still leave your options open for further study at university. Many of our students choose this type of mixed course.
All VET programs contribute credit points towards the Tasmanian Certificate of Education.
The Years 9-12 team at the Department of Education, with input from the VLCE Unit, have created this video to explain more about VET learning:
(Please note: The availability of all courses is subject to enrolment numbers)
A formal interview for Certificate 1 courses is not required. A discussion with your Enrolment Counsellor at the time of enrolment meets the selection process required.
Sometimes enrolment sessions will occur prior to your Interview. If this is the case, you will be provisionally enrolled into the VET program and your enrolment will be confirmed following the Interview.
You will be interviewed by a panel comprised of representatives from industry and your VET Program Coordinator.
Dress as if you are going for a job interview.
Be prepared to answer questions like:
Be prepared to talk about yourself and bring a resume or a portfolio of related work if you have one.
All VET programs build on what you already know and can do. RPL is a system that allows you to be given credit for existing skills and knowledge that you have attained through work or general life experience. Launceston College also recognises AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations and provides Credit Transfer for unit/s of competency achieved. Students are encouraged to apply for RPL and/or CT and the VET Program Coordinator will provide the required information on how to do this at the first formal program session.
All students are required to have a USI in order to receive a certificate or statement of attainment for units of competency achieved. Details about the USI are available at:
Induction for successful applicants occurs at the commencement of the VET program.
Work placement gives you the opportunity to experience on-the-job training in a workplace related to your VET program. During work placement you will be given the opportunity to carry out the same work as an employee of the organisation. Most VET programs offer work placement. Please speak with the Program Coordinator to find out more.
The Workplace Supervisor is the contact person at the organisation to which you have been assigned for work placement. You may work directly with this person or work with other people in the organisation, depending on the training program they have developed for you.
Support is provided through the College’s Student Advisor program, VET Coordinators and Workplace Supervisors. Talk to your VET Program Coordinator for more information.
VET programs have a focus towards literacy, numeracy and language. However, it is recommended that students undertake suitable subjects in the areas of Mathematics and English in conjunction with their VET program should there be a need for additional support in these areas.
Launceston College practises a range of teaching and learning styles to suit the needs of students. VET assessment is competency based. You will be informed of the units that make up your qualification and what is required to achieve the standard for competency. Assessment is conducted according to National Standards of the training packages. All training package detail is available at training.gov.au. All units of competency from the national training packages resulting in a competent assessment outcome contribute points towards the TCE - Tasmanian Certificate of Education. Units of competency assessed by Credit Transfer DO NOT receive TCE points.
Contact can be made with the Assistant Principal of VET or the VET Quality Manager at Launceston College if you have a complaint or wish to appeal a decision that has been made about your VET training and/or assessment.