VET Credit Transfer
VET credit transfer in the WACE refers to any nationally endorsed qualification or nationally recognised accredited course that is used by a student to contribute towards their WACE.
VET qualifications comprise of units of competency. Each unit of competency describes the required skills, and knowledge for work in an industry. The nominal hours for delivery of a unit of competency are prescribed by the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD).
Information on Western Australian nominal hours for VET units of competency is available on the DTWD VETinfoNet website: http://vetinfonet.dtwd.wa.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx.
Completion of VET may contribute as unit equivalence towards the WACE – see
How VET contributes towards WACE for more details.
WACE recognition of VET accredited courses
An accredited course is one that is developed to meet training needs not addressed by existing training packages. Courses and modules that are not part of a nationally endorsed training package do not automatically provide students with recognition towards the WACE. Click here for further details.
For specific data and reporting requirements see relevant VET section of the Data Procedures Manual
Recognition of VET outside of a school arrangement
For students applying to have their VET achievement recognised outside of a school arrangement see Application for WACE recognition of VET achievement completed outside of a school arrangement which can be found via http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/forms/forms/Achievements
Recognition of VET towards the WACE for Year 8 and 9 students
Schools who wish to have a student’s Year 8 or 9 VET achievement recorded towards their WACE need to seek permission from the Authority. For more information please see page 97 of the WACE Manual 2017. The Application for recording of enrolment and achievement of VET units of competency (delivered through VET credit transfer) VET qualifications -Year 8 and Year 9 student,– can be downloaded from: http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Events_and_Forms/Application_Order_Forms.
For all VET enquiries email the VET team at VETinfo@scsa.wa.edu.au.