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VET for school students

Supporting students from the start to complete their training

Help school students get a head start while at school

To deliver subsidised training to school students in South Australia, training providers must comply with the 'VET for School Students Guidelines for Training Providers'.

The guidelines apply to institutionally delivered and school-based traineeship/apprenticeship courses.

What courses are subsidised?

Subsidised courses are identified in the 'VET for school students list'.

Access to approved subsidised courses for school students is through the VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) Upfront Assessment of Need process (VETRO UAN process).

Getting started

School student referral to VET

A school student referral to VET form is required for any school student seeking to access subsidised training and is initiated by the school of enrolment.

For information on how to use and complete the form refer to the instructional guide.

Referrals for school students who seek access to a course delivered outside of a training contract must include evidence of completion of a relevant VET pathway as part of their eligibility. The evidence guide provides important information for schools, training providers and school students on the range of activities and forms of evidence.

Complying with assessment requirements

Conducting the VETRO UAN process

The VET Readiness Orientation Upfront Assessment of Need (VETRO UAN) process must be conducted with all school students seeking access to subsidised training.

Training providers may conduct the VETRO UAN with school students after they receive a referral form from the school and in accordance with the VETRO UAN Guidelines and VETRO UAN process map.

VETRO reports

Training providers can access referrals initiated by schools through VETRO reports via the Skills and Employment Portal.

For more information on how to access and use the VETRO reports to help track, monitor, manage and create reports, watch the short instruction video and read the 'VETRO frequently asked questions'.

The 3 VETRO UAN assessments


To ensure the right fit between the school student and qualification of choice.

Support needs

To ensure early identification and planning for the school student's learning and personal support needs.

Reading and numeracy capabilities

To ensure early identification and planning for the school student's reading and numeracy development needs.