Faculties - VET

An information booklet for Year 11 and Year 12 students who are undertaking VET courses at Cardiff High School is available here.

Cardiff High School is part of a Registered Training Organisation, Public School NSW Tamworth RTO 90162. 
This means the training students receive must meet national industry standards and the qualifications they receive must be recognised nationally by employers and other training organisations.
Employability Skills
VET courses are developed in consultation with industry. Vocational training courses provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by industry for employment.
Employability skills include:
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Planning and organising
  • Self-management
  • Learning
  • Technology
 Quality Training
  • VET teachers have undergone additional training to ensure they meet industry standards and are trained to assess in the workplace.
  • We are committed to making links with industry to ensure that our training provision meets industry standards and needs.
  • Valuing the views of employers and students on the quality of our training provision.
  • Providing students with timely advice and support their learning.
Why are VET qualifications important?
  • Vocational training courses count towards meeting Higher School Certificate requirements.
  •  Some VET courses allow you to include a mark in the calculation of your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please check with theschool’s career adviser.
  • Industry identifies the units of competency that must be achieved in each VET course to gain a vocational qualification in a national training package.
  • The Board of Studies issues either a Statement of Attainment or a Certificate listing all Units of Competency achieved. This is in addition to your RoSA or HSC qualification. This is known as Dual Accredited.
  • The rules and structure of HSC VET courses vary from the qualification packaging rules. In some cases additional units of competency are required to meet NSW BOS requirements than are required for the qualification.
  • Information about your course is contained in the syllabus document issued by the Board of Studies and from your school. Refer to www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au.