Gain trade skills while completing your VCE

Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VDSS)

AGA partners with schools across Victoria to offer trade and industry training to students in years 10, 11 and 12.

Our VDSS programs enable students to gain hands-on skills and experience in a range of trade-based professions while they complete their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Vocational Major (VCE VM).

The VDSS program supports the transition of students into rewarding careers and gives them a head start into a range of apprenticeship pathways.


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Benefits of VDSS

VDSS is a fantastic pathway into an apprenticeship for year 10, 11 or 12 students who wish to complete their schooling while also building skills in their chosen industry.

Uni’s not for everyone, so if you see yourself pursuing an apprenticeship and also want the benefits of completing your schooling, VDSS offers the best of both worlds.

You’ll work towards a nationally recognised Certificate ll qualification while you complete your VCE or VCE VM. Plus, you’ll have a head start on moving straight into an apprenticeship when you finish year 11 or 12.

Importantly, VDSS programs contribute directly to your VCE or VCE VM and can count towards your ATAR score.

At AGA, we want you to achieve your education and career goals which is why our team are here to support you while you complete your studies and learn the skills that’ll set you up for your future.

Our VDSS program offers you these benefits:

  • Industry experience and employability skills that’ll directly support your transition into the workforce
  • A pathway to further study (certificates and diploma qualifications)
  • Hands-on workplace experience in your preferred trade and the opportunity to build relationships with employers
  • Valuable knowledge on the expectations of employers and how to conduct yourself in the workplace
  • Skills in teamwork, showing initiative, working safely and understanding how your industry works

Why choose AGA

We are a registered training organisation (RTO) that delivers nationally recognised training across a wide range of industries. We’re fully compliant with the Australian Quality Training Framework, Australian Standards for RTO’s and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) guidelines.

There are many great reasons to do your VDSS through AGA including:

  • We provide you with high-quality learning materials and resources
  • 24/7 support from a dedicated field officer throughout your studies
  • Access to our advanced training facilities in Deer Park and Gippsland
  • Our strong ties with schools that ensure our students get the most from the program

We offer a range of VDSS programs, including:

  • Building & Construction

    22338VIC  Certificate II in Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship

    This pre-apprenticeship provides you with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills in a number of building and construction areas, including:

    • safe handling of selected hand and power tools
    • interpreting documents and plans
    • components of building structures
  • Electrical

    UEE22011  Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start)

    This pre-apprenticeship provides you with broad knowledge and practical workshop skills in domestic and commercial electrical work, including:

    • apply environmentally and sustainable energy procedures
    • use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
    • test, fix and secure electrical equipment
  • Plumbing

    22304VIC  Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship)

Come along to our next Information Evening

Wed 19 July
6:00pm to 7:00pm

AGA Deer Park Training Centre
301 Foley’s Road, Deer Park 3023

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