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)
- Quad bike operation
How is the course delivered?
Students attend Longerenong College every second Wednesday during the school year.