VET for School Students Guidelines for Training Providers
Training providers must use the following VET for School Students Guidelines for students seeking to commence a subsidised course from Semester 1, 2022. The guidelines apply to institutionally delivered and school-based traineeship/apprenticeship courses.
Subsidised courses approved for school students for 2022 are identified on the VET for School Students List effective 4 January 2022.
Subsidised courses approved for school students commencing from January 2023 are now available to view here to assist with forward planning by training providers and schools.
Access to approved subsidised courses for school students is through the VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) process which includes the Upfront Assessment of Need. Training providers are advised to refer to the Upfront Assessment of Need webpage to ensure they are compliant with these requirements.
Structured Work Placement
For students undertaking courses with a structured work placement embedded in a course, we advise schools, students and NTOs that students will be supported to complete their training when a work placement is available; the training place will remain subsidised and available to support students to complete their qualification whether they have completed the SACE, left school or are still enrolled in school.
We will advise the secondary school sector when it expects this temporary provision to be lifted.
The VET for School Student Guidelines have replaced TGSS and FLO Exemptions processes for school students. Existing TGSS of FLO Exemption students who commenced a subsidised training place prior to 11 December 2021 will continue to be subsidised in their courses until they complete or exit the course.
TGSS 70 - Hour Work Placement
In recognition of the current operating environment, we advise that for the period of COVID-19 containment measures we recognise the difficulty for existing TGSS participants to secure a work placement and will support flexibility for the minimum 70-hour work placement required as part of TGSS.
This flexibility applies to students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in courses without a structured work placement.
Continuing TGSS student resources for training providers
- TGSS Education and Training Plan - Form C (Word)
- TGSS Frequently Asked Questions (Word)
- TGSS Workplace Learning LogBook (Word)
Call the Infoline on 1800 673 097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.