Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (also known as VET) is education and training that focuses on providing skills for work. VET is available to students in Years 11 and 12.

VET courses:

  • provide dual accreditation under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and credit towards the HSC.
  • can be studied at school or TAFE
  • include two work placements to demonstrate competencies totalling 70 hours
  • have 2 unit value towards the HSC.

VET courses offered by the school are:


  • Commercial cookery strand
  • Learning to become a Chef

Business Services

  • Working in a safe manner (OH & S)
  • Skills to undertake office activities

Canterbury Girls High School also offers TAFE VET (TVET). These courses provide both HSC and TAFE accreditation. They are studied at a TAFE Campus. Students usually attend TAFE on Tuesday afternoons.

School Based Traineeships are another alternative offered to students at our school. Students combine completing their HSC, a VET subject and 400 hours of paid employment and training in industry.