Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Enrolling in VET Programs for Years 11 & 12 in 2014

Contact: Pam Baker, Manager, Pathways and Participation
M: 0402 301 185

Intended Audience: All

The Your Guide to Education and Training for Years 11 and 12 (2014) is an important tool for students (and their parents/carers) to use in planning a course of study in Years 11 and 12. It provides information on the wide range of TQA courses and VET programs available in 2014.

Copies of 'Your Guide to Education and Training in years 11 and 12 (2014)' have been distributed to schools and colleges.  It is also available online.

ENROLLING IN VET PROGRAMS in Years 11 & 12 in 2014 Entry to VET programs usually requires a 'suitability process.' This is undertaken prior to completing enrolment to ensure that students commence their VET studies in the most appropriate course and at the right level for their learning needs. It may involve an information session, interview and/or an assessment task. Suitability is a prerequisite for enrolment in most VET programs offered in Years 11 and 12.

To participate in the suitability process, students need to complete an Expression of Interest (EoI) form. EoI forms are available from Pathway Planning Officers and colleges, or can be downloaded. This form must be returned to the Pathway Planning Officer or the intended home college by mid-September (see specific dates below) for processing.  When a course has a restricted number of places, a process of selecting students who have successfully completed a suitability process, may take place. The type of selection process will be determined by the specific course area. After the closing date for applications, letters will be posted to students' home addresses with information about the respective suitability session.  More details below.

Schools are responsible for arrangements for their students to attend TasTAFE suitability sessions. Pathway Planning Officers will be available to support this process and will be in attendance at each of the TasTAFE sessions to assist students. Colleges will finalise the VET suitability for the courses conducted at their campuses in conjunction with their normal enrolment procedures.

INFORMATION AND KEY DATES FOR YEAR 10s AND YEAR 11s WISHING TO DO A VET PROGRAM IN A COLLEGE, TASTAFE OR A TRADE TRAINING CENTRE IN 2014 

SOUTH   -   EoI forms to PPO or intended home college by Friday 20 September.

VET Programs at TasTAFE in the South  
  • Saturday 14 September – TasTAFE Open Day 10 am – 1 pm at 75 Campbell Street, Hobart  
  • Wednesday 16 October - TasTAFE Suitability at 75 Campbell Street, 9.30 – 11.30 am.
There will be no further TasTAFE VET suitability sessions for students unless they:
• needed re-counselling after attending this session
• have a medical certificate.

In some programs with high student demand, there may be limited or no available spaces after this session. Therefore it is really important to widely publicise this date to all Year 10s and their families.

VET Programs at Colleges and Trade Training Centres  

Suitability Sessions for VET Programs at Colleges and Trade Training Centres will be run after the TasTAFE suitability session as follows:
  • Bridgewater Trade Training Centre  October 17 
  • Huon Valley Trade Training Centre October 17 
  • Claremont College  November 11 & 12  
  • Elizabeth College During enrolment days: November  11 - 15 
  • Hobart College Week beginning November 12 
  • Rosny College   Week beginning November 12 
Any questions:    Please contact Lynne Hanlon E: lynne.p.hanlon@education.tas.gov.au M: 0418 251 290

NORTH   -   EoI forms to PPO or intended home college by Friday 27 September.

VET Programs at TasTAFE in the North
  • Saturday 14 September – TasTAFE Open Day - Inveresk, Alanvale, Tourism & Hospitality (City) 
  • Thursday 17 October - TasTAFE Suitability at Alanvale Campus,  54a Alanvale Rd, Newnham, 10.30 – 12.30 am 
There will be no further TasTAFE VET suitability sessions for students unless they:
• needed re-counselling after attending this session
• have a medical certificate.

 In some programs with high student demand, there may be limited or no available spaces after this session.    Therefore it is really important to widely publicise this date to all Year 10s and their families.

VET Programs at Colleges and Trade Training Centres

Suitability Sessions for VET Programs at Colleges and Trade Training Centres will be run after the TasTAFE suitability session and will be linked to enrolment processes at each of these campuses.

Any questions:    Please contact Linda Goss E: linda.goss@education.tas.gov.au M: 0409 334 459

NORTH WEST   -   EoI forms to PPO or intended home college by Friday 20 September.

VET Programs at TasTAFE in the North West
  • Saturday 14 September – TasTAFE Open Day 
  • Thursday 17 October - TasTAFE Suitability at  Devonport Campus, Valley Rd, Devonport 9:30 – 11:30; Burnie Campus, Mooreville Rd, Burnie 12:30 – 2:30 
There will be no further TasTAFE VET suitability sessions for students unless they:
• needed re-counselling after attending this session
• have a medical certificate.

In some programs with high student demand, there may be limited or no available spaces after this session.   Therefore it is really important to widely publicise this date to all Year 10s and their families.

VET Programs at Colleges and Trade Training Centres

Suitability Sessions for VET Programs at Colleges and Trade Training Centres will be run after the TasTAFE suitability session and will be linked to enrolment processes at each of these campuses.

Any questions:    Please contact Trudy Durkin E: trudy.durkin@education.tas.gov.au M: 0400 803 655