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About the course

The VETiS program is available to students completing Years 10 to 12 at secondary college. The program is delivered both on and off the job in a partnership arrangement between Longerenong College, businesses and participating schools and normally takes 2 years to complete.

Students are required to complete 200 hours of structured workplace learning. While students can elect to undertake this learning on the ‘family’ farm, the preference is for students to find structured workplace learning away from the family farm so you can experience real-life employer and employee relationships.


What are the potential career outcomes?

The aim of the program is to provide participants with skills in a range of industries which will lead on to further study or will enhance opportunities for employment in a range of industries including intensive animal production, broadacre cropping and agribusinesses.


How do I gain a qualification?

The course has been designed to meet the qualifying requirements of the Certificate II in Agriculture as part of the Rural Production Training Package. Students must successfully complete a set number of competencies as prescribed by the Australian Qualifications Framework.


What do I study?

The course comprises a number of competencies from the nationally accredited Rural Production Training Package. Students will be enrolled in a Certificate II in Agriculture.

Units are delivered under topic areas such as:

  • Crop production
  • Animal handling (sheep, cattle and pigs)
  • Welding
  • Fencing
  • Quad bike operation


How is the course delivered?

Students attend Longerenong College every second Wednesday during the school year.


Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?

This course is open to students currently in years 10 through to 12 and who have an interest in agriculture.


Can I get recognition for previous study/experience?

You are able to gain recognition of skills and knowledge obtained through formal training, work experience and/or life experience. If you believe you are able to demonstrate the required level of competence in a unit you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by contacting the Administrative Officer.

Where you have already successfully completed the same unit of competency, you are able to apply for Credit Transfer (CT) for that unit. No fees apply for CT.


Next Steps

When do I start?

The course commences in line with the school academic calendar in late January each year. Students wishing to enrol should contact the VETiS coordinator at their school.

How do I apply?

The respective schools will negotiate enrolments with Longerenong.

Fees and Finance

Fees are negotiated between Longerenong and respective schools. Your school VETiS coordinator can provide further information.


Need further information?


Contact the Administrative Officer:

Email: info@longy.com.au

Phone: (03) 5362 2222

Toll Free: 1800 814 294

Fax: (03) 5362 2213

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