Fees and Funding Options in South Australia

Vocational for School Students (VFSS)

About Vocational for School Students (VFSS)

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are available to students while they are still at school. This is often referred to as VFSS.

VFSS learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

Students can gain additional SACE points and further their ATAR score on successful completion of a Certificate III qualification.

Find out more about VFSS here.

Eligibility Requirements

For South Australia VFSS funded students: To be eligible for access to a subsidised training place in an approved course, a school student must meet the following criteria. They must be:
  • An Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen or,
  • A permanent Australian resident or,
  • An eligible visa holder
  • Reside in South Australia
  • Enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12 and employed in a Training Contract that combines VET and school-based curriculum including SACE
  • Enrolled in Year 11, 12 or 13 and are 16 years of age or turning 16 years of age in the current year of that enrolment, and
  • Are undertaking SACE or equivalent and,
  • Have completed a preparatory VET pathway
For South Australia FFS students: Enrolled in Year 10, 11 or 12

Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Requirement

For South Australia VFSS funded students: In response to ASQA Standards 1.7 Supporting Students and 5.1 to 5.3 Informing and Protecting Students, DIS has introduced the Upfront Assessment of Needs (UAN) for school students undertaking publicly subsidised accredited training.  School students must undertake the mandated short indicative assessment (SRNI) to assess if the individual is at the required ACSF Exit Level 2. If no further assessment is indicated, the individual can proceed in the UAN process. However, if further assessment is indicated, the student will need to undertake the Literacy and Numeracy Comprehensive Assessment (LaNCA) test to enable confirmation and establish the current ACSF Working Level and ACSF Exit Level. Queensford College will assess enrolment outcomes based on the gaps identified. If there are minor gaps Queensford College may provide assistance to the students directly. However, if significant gaps are identified in the LaNCA, the school will be required to provide the relevant support to those students. For South Australia FFS students: Students enrolled in non-funded FFS training will be required to undertake the Queensford College LLN assessment based on the ACSF framework. If the outcomes indicate lower than ACSF Exit Level 2, Queensford College will discuss this with the student and develop a plan to support the student by providing supplementary learning resources and direct support by trainers.

Computer Requirements

Students will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:
  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred
  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge
    • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum)
    • FOR MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above
  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word
  • Reliable internet connection

Enrolment Process

At Queensford College, we strive to make possible an easy, smooth, and efficient application process.

Choose a Course

Student to select a suitable course from below

Create a USI

Create a USI Student to register online for a unique student identifier (USI) number

Complete Enrolment Form

Student and their parents/guardians complete and signs the SA VFSS student enrolment form

School VET Coordinator to Sign Enrolment Form

Student to get the School VET Coordinator to sign the SA VFSS student enrolment form.

Send Completed Form to Queensford College

Email completed SA VFSS student enrollment form to sa@queensford.edu.au

Courses Offered

BSB30120 Certificate III in BusinessView Course Info
BSB30220 Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business View Course Info
¬†CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education‚ÄĮand CareView Course Info¬†
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)View Course Info 
SIT30616 Certificate III in HospitalityView Course Info
 SIS30315 Certificate III in FitnessView Course Info
SITHFAB005 Prepare and Serve Espresso CoffeeView Course Info
SITHFAB002 Provide Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)View Course Info
First AidView Course Info
HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks SafelyView Course Info


Please contact our Adelaide Campus to check to see which courses spots are available.

Email Adelaide Campus      Call Adelaide Campus



Support for VFSS

Studying a vocational program during school can be difficult. Below is a list of resources which may help you. Alternatively, you can reach out to our Adelaide staff for any assistance you may need. Email Adelaide Campus  Call Adelaide Campus 

Learner Support Services

Access additional support for students with significant barriers to completing training.

View more info here.

Upfront Assessment of Need

To ensure students get the support they need to successfully complete their subsidised training, an upfront assessment of need (UAN) process is to be undertaken before they commence training.

View more info here.

Queensford Student Support Services

File a complaint or reach out to our IT Help Desk.

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Queensford Resources Page

View our policies and procedures, download forms, and access other documents.

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Domestic Student Handbook

The Domestic Student Handbook contains information on campus location and department contact details, requirements, student code of conduct, and key policies and procedures.

Click here to view.

School Holiday Program

Our Short course programs will be run during the school holidays that can count towards SACE credits. Some courses will be run during school holidays that count towards SACE credit points.

Please contact our Adelaide Campus for more information on future VFSS Holiday Program.