Vocational Education & Training

Providing students with skills and knowledge to perform effectively in the workplace

Byford Secondary College is committed to working with students and our broader community during their unique journey to meet WACE requirements.

The Byford Secondary College Vocational Education and Training (VET) program allows senior school students to take part in nationally recognised qualifications while completing their WACE. These programs can either be stand-alone Certificate qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework or embedded into courses of study. 

There are the minimum requirements for students to receive a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in 2017 and beyond. Of the 20 units required for a WACE, up to a maximum of four Year 11 units and four Year 12 units may be substituted by VET qualifications and/or endorsed programs.


All delivery and assessment of VET must be conducted or supervised by a qualified trainer and assessor in partnership with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) which operates under a VET regulatory and quality framework.

Students can choose programs to suit their individual needs to achieve their future career goals. Our partnerships support students participation in a number of programs whilst working towards their WACE. Some of these include:

  • Pre Apprenticeships in Schools
  • School Based Traineeships / Aboriginal School Based Traineeships
  • TAFE profile programs
  • Fairbridge / MTA / CTF scholarships
  • Hillside Farm School
  • Endorsed programs such as Workplace Learning, Recreational Pursuits, Elite Sports and Community Service

Application processes are conducted for places in many of our programs; this may require personal interviews with The College and other training organisations or employers. 

Register your interest by following details in Connect notices, participating in course counselling or contacting the VET office

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a federal requirement. Students must make a request for a number online and provide it to the school for forwarding to the Registered Training Organisation that Byford SC is partnered with.

The USI allows a student’s record of training to be recorded on a national training database and should be kept for future use when enrolling in further training or education. For more information about how to obtain a USI see the quick guide or head to the USI website.  USIs can be forwarded to

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