Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
Mater Education is proud to offer a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program for senior students who are interested in the health industry.
Students will have the opportunity to study on-site in a real hospital environment and gain first-hand experience in an acute hospital setting, working alongside qualified healthcare professionals.
The program is designed to give students the ability to develop an understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, communication and team work, and establish a solid foundation on which to build their healthcare career after Year 12.
The program will deliver a HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services over six months, with the option to obtain a HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance via a three month gap program.
VETiS qualifications are funded by the Queensland Government’s VET Investment budget. VETiS funding allows students to undertake nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services is listed on the Queensland Government’s Priority Skills list for VETiS funded delivery by approved pre-qualified suppliers.
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETIS) - Mater Education
To be accepted to study the Certificate II in Health Support Services, students must satisfy the following requirements:
- must be in year 10, 11 or 12
- obtain approval from your school and parent/guardian
- have a laptop or portable device with internet access (Wi-Fi available on campus)
- have basic computer skills
- meet literacy and numeracy requirements.
To continue to studying the Certificate III Gap Program, students must have successfully complete the Certificate II in Health Support Services.
Students will require access to a reliable internet connection enabling access to Mater Education’s virtual learning environment, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.
Eligible students are able to access VETiS funding for the full Certificate II fee, as funded by the Queensland Government’s VET Investment budget.
Ineligible students will be required to pay the full fee: $3 160 (Invoiced to the partner school)
Gap program fee: $750 (Invoiced to the partner school)
The program is open to students from Year 10 – Year 12, and is available to commence at the beginning of each school term (except term two). All students must obtain approval from their school and their parent/guardian to be able to participate.
Students completing the Certificate II in Health Support Services will be required to attend weekly vocational classes away from school (one day per week for two terms), and a compulsory workplace visit (two days) towards the end of the program.
Those who pursue the Certificate III Gap Program in Health Services Assistance will continue weekly vocational classes (one day per week for an additional term), and three days of practical hands-on experience during school holidays.
This experience helps to consolidate your knowledge within the real or simulated healthcare environment by giving you the opportunity to apply theory to practice.
As part of the Certificate II program, all students are required to participate in a workplace visit over two days towards the end of the program, at one of Mater’s exceptional hospitals.
Those continuing with the Certificate III program will be required to complete three days of practical hands-on experience during school holidays.
VETiS is offered at Mater Education’s South Brisbane campus as well as a number of external hubs in South East Queensland.
While we will endeavour to accommodate your preferred location, start date and contact days, these will all be subject to availability and will be negotiated with your school upon enrolment.
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