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.

All Peter Lalor Secondary College VM students are required to complete a minimum of 180 hours (2 credits) of VET per year.

Students may select from a number of options:

For further information:


VET Courses at Peter Lalor Secondary College

All students at Peter Lalor Secondary College must undertake a VET course as part of their VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) program.
VET courses offered at Peter Lalor Vocational College include:

  • Certificate II in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Health Services Assistant
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • Certificate II in Cookery
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate II in Creative Industries
  • Certificate III in Sports and Recreation

All VET programs may incur a materials charge for consumable items (such as food, uniform, 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.