Online VET courses to contribute toward ATARs from 2022

Real estate, robotics and social media are just some of the 20 new online Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses which will be made available to every Central Coast student at Government-run high schools in 2022.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the courses would provide a credential for students in their chosen field, while also counting towards the HSC and ATAR.

“The NSW Government has reviewed the NSW Curriculum for the first time in 30 years and is making changes to give students access to world-class skills training,” Crouch said.

“TAFE already provides similar courses, but by providing them through Government-run high schools for the first time, it means they can be studied as part of the HSC and contribute towards ATARs.

“These new courses will be delivered online and cover a range of future-focused industries like real estate, robotics, social media, cyber security, data analytics, accounting, horticulture, gaming, community and health services.”

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said developing the online courses was also about making VET more available in regional NSW.

“These new courses are part of the curriculum reform, streamlining education and breaking down barriers for VET subjects in senior school years,” Mitchell said.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, said the Government is committed to meeting skill shortages by enhancing access to training that focuses on emerging professions and new skill areas.

“Demand for jobs like cyber security specialists is huge and growing, and these courses are designed to help meet that need,” he said.

Media release, Mar 5
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch