Pathways to Training

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

There are lots of ways to get into training courses, including options for people who don’t meet the traditional entry requirements. If there’s a course that your child really wants to do but they don’t meet the entrance requirements, there may be other ways to gain entry. Talk to your chosen Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for help. If your child is still at school, talk to the careers practitioner.

Study for the credits you need

Your child may be able to study a different course to gain the credits needed for entry into their first choice. RTO advisors will help you work this out.

Many Learn Local organisations have courses with direct pathways into certificate and diploma courses at RTOs. Some Learn Local organisations are also RTOs. They also specialise in delivering training designed to help students gain confidence and the fundamental skills that will lead to employment.

You can search for a Learn Local organisation in your area, hear stories from learners and see the courses that are available at: Learn Local.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your child can talk to their RTO about how their existing skills and experience might count towards a prerequisite qualification. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Pathways to university

Your child may be able to use their Vocational Education and Training qualification to study at university. It’s important to check the entry requirements with the university before starting training at an RTO. Some RTOs have formal partnerships with Victorian universities, which can help make the transition from training to university easier. Talk to your RTO or university for more details, or go to MyUniversity for Australian university profiles and contact details.