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Board Developed VET Course (ATAR)


The construction industry is focused on the construction, demolition, renovation, maintenance or repair of building and infrastructure.

It covers a wide range of services from planning and surveying, to structural construction and finishing services such as painting and decorating.


This industry is heavily regulated, with regulations at every level of government. VET plays an important role in the licencing of many occupations in this sector, with regulators requiring completion of VET programs or subjects to grant licences to tradespeople.

Industry curriculum frameworks (Frameworks) provide students with the opportunity to gain industry recognised national vocational qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as part of their NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC).



Work placement is a mandatory HSC requirement within this Framework. There is a minimum of assigned hours for HSC VET courses: 35 hours in Preliminary Year and 35 hours in the HSC Year.

Work placement is to be undertaken in an appropriate construction work environment.



•             work shoes/boots

•             safety glasses (advisable)


Further information is available on the NESA website.