Flexible Learning in School (FLiS)

VET is taken as part of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and provides a wide range of post school options and pathways. Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools enables students to gain nationally recognised industry skills. All students are interviewed by a FLiS counsellor before they can enter the program.

Students attend school 3 days per week (Monday – Wednesday) studying:

  • English General
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Career & Enterprise General
  • Authority Developed Workplace Learning ADWPL (Endorsed Program) + Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • One other subject – either a course or another school based qualification – choices may be limited due to timetable constraints

Students spend the remaining 2 days (Thursday & Friday) off-campus completing:

  • Work Experience (ADWPL)
  • Registered Training Organisation (RTO) program – externally delivered qualification

NB: The school timetable does not run for FliS students on Thursdays and Fridays once their work experience and training days have commenced (usually from Term 1 Week 5 onwards) so that students do not miss out on curriculum delivery.

The Flexible Learning in School program is suitable for students considering an apprenticeship or employment. Students looking for alternative entry into university may also be interested in this option by selecting a Certificate III (Year 11) and Certificate IV (Year 12). A Certificate IV will assist entry into university when a couple of other conditions are met. Please refer to Year 11 or Year 12 Curriculum Handbook for links to these requirements.

The FLiS program offers a wide range of qualifications from Certificate II to Certificate IV delivered by a variety of Registered Training Organisations. Students will be able to choose from a number of qualifications, details of which will be available at FliS course counselling sessions, and on display in the VET notice board outside the downstairs VET office (throughout course counselling).

The availability of these programs is subject to the external Training Provider being able to provide a venue and lecturer. The venues for some the training programs in FLiS require the student to travel a considerable distance. The school cannot guarantee that all students will achieve a place in their chosen qualification. If students are not successful in achieving an external training placement, they must agree to completing a second days’ work placement.

Some programs incur a Fee for Service that must be paid to the school prior to commencement of the program. The school will forward this fee to the Registered Training Organisation. Fees will be discussed with parents and students during FLiS interviews.

In selected industry areas, students may be eligible to complete a qualification under a School Based Traineeship (SBT) or Pre-Apprenticeship in Schools Program (PAiS). Details of the qualifications that are available in 2020 will be discussed at the individual FLiS counselling sessions.

Qualifications and details can be found by accessing the links below (these may not have been upgraded for 2020 delivery):

Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s)


North Metro TAFE


Information can be found under Course Content tab. Please DO NOT apply online – this must be done through the VET office


South Metro TAFE


Information can be found under Profile Programs tab. Please DO NOT apply online – this must be done through the VET office


Australian Institute of Automotive (MTA)


College of Electrical Training (CET)



Master Plumbers Association (MPA) & Construction Training Fund Scholarship Program


Skill Hire & Construction Training Fund Scholarship Program


Fremantle Education Centre (FEC)  -   (Fees apply)


The following RTO websites do not specifically have a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VDTSS) section.

ORA Fitness  (Fees apply)                                       


Certificate III & Certificate IV in Fitness  


TACTIC Learning      (Fees apply)


Certificate IV in Health Science Foundations

NB: Qualifications may change without notice