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From the department

New virtual courses available for NSW students

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Is your child interested in learning new skills at school through virtual vocational education and training courses? 

From next year, schools in NSW will be able to offer 20 new virtual vocational courses to Year 11 students. These new industry focused courses will contribute to a student's HSC and ATAR. They will also give students great in-demand and practical skills for the workplace. 

The courses focus on current skills needs and include: 

  • allied health assistant

  • game design

  • cyber security 

  • robotics 

  • digital supply chain.

The virtual courses are different to ‘online’ learning in that they are delivered via a virtual classroom with a teacher, other students in the class, and an established weekly timetable. This will be complemented with 24/7 access to content, chat rooms and tutorials to connect with other students. 

Each of the new courses is part of an existing NESA Industry Curriculum Framework (ICF) syllabus. 

Expressions of interest (EOI) for the courses are open now but be quick, as they close on 3 September 2021. Students can find out more at Skills at School, and speak to their school’s VET coordinator or careers advisor to discuss the options available to them.