Vocational Education

VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) refers to Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses undertaken as part of secondary school studies.

VET programs assist students to make the transition to further education, training and employment. Many programs are based on entry level TAFE courses. These programs are designed so that students can develop general work related competencies and the skills and knowledge required in a particular industry.

VET programs:

  • Are nationally recognised vocational certificates;

  • Count towards the VCAL and VCE;

  • Develop general work related competencies e.g. skills in communication, team work, using information and communication technology, problem solving, using mathematical ideas and concepts, planning and organising activities, gathering and analysing information and occupational health and safety;

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to work in a particular industry; and

  • Give students a competitive edge in looking for both casual and full time employment.


For further information visit the following links.

Get Vet Brochure

Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority - VET Portal

Northern Melbourne Vet Cluster - Learning That Works

VET Courses at Peter Lalor Secondary College

All students at Peter Lalor Secondary College must undertake a VET course as part of their VCAL program.
VET courses offered at Peter Lalor Secondary College include:

(For more information, click on the course brochures below)

VET Courses at ONTTC

  • Certificate II in Automotive

  • Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry)

  • Certificate II in Electro-technology

  • Certificate II in Plumbing

For further information about courses offered at Peter Lalor Secondary College and other VET courses offered through the Northern Melbourne VET Cluster please refer to the 2022 VET Handbook.

All VET programs incur a materials charge for consumable items (such as food, text books). This charge must be paid before a student will be accepted into a program.

Our VET Coordinator and Careers and Transitions Coordinator can provide further information and advice regarding VET courses and future pathways.