The team from atEAST would like to wish you a very happy festive season.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the program during 2020 and we look forward to doing it all again in 2021.
Our office will be closed until the 27th of January 2021, however if there are any urgent queries, please leave a message and we will return your call. ... See MoreSee Less
2020 has certainly been a year of challenges, as well as many successes. We are so thankful to all those who continue to support our program and give amazing opportunities to our young people.
To our School Based Apprentices and Trainees be proud of all you have achieved this year.
Please sit back, relax enjoy our semester 2 2020 newsletter as some exciting holiday reading - bit.ly/3mJuDrP ... See MoreSee Less
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Our congratulations to Van Sui on winning the VTA School Based Apprentice of the Year award and well done to our SBAT Darian for being one of the finalists. A great achievement for you. ... See MoreSee Less
2020 has been such a challenging year for all of our students but particularly for our senior students in their final year of school.
We have already announced a special consideration process to ensure our VCE students complete the year and any impacts of the pandemic are reflected in their VCE scores and ATAR ranking.
Today we announced a complete package to support school students on a vocational pathway as well.
Students will be able to access special consideration to support them to achieve their VCAL certificates, and those school students who were unable to complete their VET qualifications will be guaranteed an enrolment at TAFE or dual sector providers to complete their studies in 2021.
There are more than 10,000 students in their final year of schooling completing VCAL. Where students are unable to complete units, the VCAA will grant students credit which ensures every student will be supported to gain their VCAL certificate regardless of the impact of the pandemic.
Schools will consider the impact of remote learning including things like school closures, remote learning impacting practical parts of their studies, mental health challenges and long absences.
More than 15,000 VCAL and VCE students are also undertaking studies for nationally recognised VET qualifications and we need to support them as well.
The requirements of completing VET qualifications are nationally recognised and regulated by the Federal Government. And the skills attained give employers certainty in employing individuals with these qualifications.
Today we announced that students who do not complete their VET qualifications in 2020 as intended, will be guaranteed enrolment at a TAFE or dual sector provider and have their 2021 VET fees waived in order to complete their course, or an equivalent course where it is not provided. Not only will this support students to continue their studies, it’ll save families hundreds of dollars in tuition fees.
Ensuring a seamless continuation of VET studies, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for completed VET units of competency in 2020, recognised at all RTOs and TAFEs. Students will also be able to continue their VET studies until December 18, providing an additional month to complete their VET studies and have these recognised on their VCAL certificate.
It has been a tough year, but the key point is that no matter what you are studying in your final year of school, we will do everything we can to support you to achieve your goals! ... See MoreSee Less
Every day is a good day to ask this question, but today is R U OK? Day, so why not make it a priority?
Take the time to ask R U OK? If they say they’re not OK make time to listen, encourage action and check in.
Remember, there’s more to say after R U OK? Learn what to say next at www.ruok.org.au.
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