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Catastrophic Fire Days and AHSPs Courses


On a declared Catastrophic Fire Day ALL Adelaide Hills VET courses organised by AHSPs will be cancelled.


These VET courses are run through

  • Birdwood High School

  • Cornerstone College

  • Heathfield High School

  • Hills Christian Community School

  • Mount Barker High School

  • Oakbank Area School

  • St Francis de Sales College

Please check with your Home School VET Coordinator if you are unsure what to do.


Announcements regarding catastrophic fire days are made at 4.10pm for the following day, and can be accessed through the Country Fire Service or the Bureau of Meteorology websites.



Unique Student Identifier (USI)


A USI is a reference number made up of numbers and letters. Creating a USI is free. It creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime and anywhere, and it’s yours for life.


You will need to provide your USI to the host school or training organisation (on the application form).


The USI is linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection, and this means an individual’s nationally recognised training and qualifications gained anywhere in Australia, from different training organisations, will be kept all together.


The USI will:

  • link a student's VET achievements, regardless of where in Australia they did the course

  • let students easily access secure digital transcripts of their achievements

  • give students more control over their VET information.

Workplace Safety Resources


South Australia has new work health and safety laws.  On this website you'll find:


  • workplace tests for students and young workers in online activities and tests

  • lesson plans and resources in work health and safety for teachers

  • a link to the Take 10@10 resources: a series of interactive 10-minute safety presentations on a range of key topics.


SACE - how does VET fit in?


Students are able to include a significant amount of VET in their SACE studies, up to 150 SACE credits at Stage 1 and/or Stage 2 for successfully completed VET (see the SACE Board website for further information).


Students completing a full Certificate III (or higher) may be able to use this towards an ATAR for University entrance.




You may have a career path in mind, or have no idea where to start. Explore myfuture to learn about careers and occupations, and how to find the right job for you.



Navigating Future Pathways


The Trade Schools for the Future program is an education initiative that enables government high school students to combine their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) studies with Vocational and Education Training (VET) in the form of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.


The Trade Schools for the Future program aims to ensure students have genuine career pathways and that employers gain motivated, trained and work-ready employees.


Specialist Apprenticeship Brokers are on hand at schools who link students and employers in school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.


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Job Outlook


Job Outlook is a careers and labour market research information site to help you decide on your future career. Use the search options below to find a wealth of information covering around 350 individual occupations.



There are many jobs with VET qualifications which are in shortage.  Visit to see the current areas of shortage. 

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