Vocational Education and Training (VET)

As part of their learning experience at Underdale High School, students from Year 10 to Year 12 may consider participating in the VET opportunities we offer directly, or those we can assist them to access outside of the school. These programs are designed to help prepare students for the world of work and gain experience in the world of work whilst still at school. Participation in VET programs can open up a range of flexible future pathways for students and enable students to get a head start in their chosen career. Students gain a detailed understanding of a specific industry, develop a range of competencies and achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

What does Underdale offer in VET?

At Underdale High School we are committed to a range of VET opportunities, both within the classroom and as co-curricular training programs. Underdale High School has two highly specialised and widely respected programs in Automotive and Sport and Recreation.  


The Automotive program provides a pathway for students to complete Certificate I in Automotive and gain most of the units required for Certificate II in Automotive by the end of Year 12 or Stage 2 SACE. The program has close Industry Links with Hamilton Holden, CMI Toyota and Croydon TAFE (and the list is growing), and affords students opportunities to gain work placements that have lead to many Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (see below) and full time Apprenticeships. Our school has a reputation within the Automotive Industry for delivering a quality program resulting in excellent outcomes for students. This reputation is growing quickly as the program’s considerable expertise and resources grow each year. For more information about the program, please contact Mr Don Pappageorgiou, Automotive Program Manager, at school.


The Football Academy program provides a pathway for students to be accredited with the complete Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. More details of this program can be found at the Football Academy section of the website.


We also have an Apprenticeship Broker who visits the school on a regular basis to work with students and parents to investigate pathways in School-Based Apprenticeships. Please see the information below for details, and contact our VET Coordinator to arrange an appointment.


Regional VET Programs and School-Based Apprenticeships


To find out more detailed information about each program, please go to click to open Course Booklet Regional VET.