Secondary School Training Program
The Aero Club is conducting a training program in conjunction with the Highlands Local Learning Network (LLEN) and the Vocation Education and Training (V.E.T.) cluster suitable for year 10, 11 and 12 students to undertake as part of their VCE or VCAL studies.
The V.E.T. cluster organizes students on behalf of the 17 Ballarat and district secondary schools in 22 different training programs at various providers in Ballarat. The training program involves selected students undertaking a minimum of 20 hours flying over the two year program with the aim of completing the GFPT by the end of the program. Successful students are credited with up to 2 V.C.E. unit 3 & 4 sequences plus a 10% increment to their year 12 university entrance ATAR score. To allow flying training to be credited into school results, the Aero Club is planning to enroll students in the Certificate 4 in Aviation (commercial pilot) which is integrated into the current CASA approved training.
BAC Members with family or friends who may be interested in the V.E.T. cluster Secondary School Training should talk to Graham Brice, the Ballarat Aero Club's Chief Flying Instructor, and their school’s V.E.T. co-ordinator.
Costs for the flying training may vary from school to school, but many schools receive a V.E.T. in schools subsidy plus school support.
Each year year 10 students receive at school a booklet outlining all available V.E.T. programs, including the Aero Club’s "Flying Training”. Other information is available at the following website: http://www.highlandsllen.org/youth-vetis.php
This course will begin in 2013 and for the first year will occupy the instructors on Thursday afternoons week during school terms. The 2013 quota of students is full, however prospective students should keep a watch out for information during 2013 in relation to the 2014 program.