Figtree High School

Crescere Fidere Statuere

Telephone02 4271 2787

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses:

  • VET courses are designed to enable students to acquire a range of technical, personal and organisational skills valued both within and beyond the work place.
  • Students will acquire underpinning skills and knowledge related to functional areas within any industry context that can be used in making informed career choices.
  • Students receive a nationally recognised Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQF) accreditation on successful completion of a course.
  • Students can include one Industry Curriculum Framework course in their ATAR.


Competency Based Assessment

  • VET courses are competency based. This requires students to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency.
  • Students must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out the various tasks to the standard required in the appropriate industry, to be assessed as competent.

External Based Assessment

  • The Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination for Industry Curriculum Framework courses (240 hours) will involve a written examination made up of multiple-choice items, short answers and extended response items.
  • The questions will be drawn from the examinable units of competency identified in the HSC examination specifications in Part A of the Board of Studies syllabus.
  • The examination is independent of the competency-based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility of a student to receive AQF qualifications.
  • The HSC examination is optional.

Work Placement:

  • Students in Industry Curriculum Framework courses must complete work placement of up to 70 hours for a 2 unit x 2 year course (240 hours). Additional hours are required for any extension courses at the rate of 35 hours for 120 hours of HSC credit.

VET Industry Curriculum Frameworks

Currently Figtree High School offers the following courses:

  • Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Operations) (CUE30203)
  • Entertainment (240 indicative hours)
  • Statement of Attainment towards Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) (SIT20307)
  • Hospitality (240 indicative hours)
  • Certificate II in Hospitality (SIT20207)
  • Hospitality (240 indicative hours)
  • Certificate II in Engineering (MEM 20105)
  • Metal and Engineering (240 indicative hours)
  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20208)
  • Construction (240 indicative hours)

As advertised qualifications may continue to change, the NSW Department of Education and Communities will always offer students updated advice regarding training pathways that have been amended when existing qualifications have been superseded or deleted."