Submission: Inquiry into Perceptions and Status of Vocational Education and Training

31 March 2023

Response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training’s inquiry into the perceptions and status of vocational education and training (VET), and Commonwealth supported information on VET available to students.

The delivery of VET in schools should lead to the development of employability skills for school students so they can enter the workforce with credentials, and the necessary skills to work independently, to show an intrinsic level of enthusiasm to engage with the job at hand and to apply a level of accountability across their tasks. ISA outlines the value of VET in Independent schools, and the perceptions and status of VET compared to ATAR for university pathways in the sector. ISA has also highlights the significant considerations and challenges of VET delivery in Independent schools, both as registered training organisations (RTO) and through external RTOs, and the importance of industry-school engagement.