Grow in Your Christian Life and Gain credit for your year 12 at the same time
Veta Morphus is an experience of Christian growth that you can take as one of your Year 12 subjects through VET.
It can be run through your school or church
Why Do Veta Morphus?
Your faith and identity in Christ is central to who you are. Veta Morphus provides a way to really invest in your spiritual growth – to connect with a group of friends who are God-focussed and accepting, and to explore your faith with adult mentors. It’s a space where you are free to ask the hard questions, to discover who you are in Christ, and to test your faith in real life.
Experience deeper faith
Enrol in Veta Morphus as a VET subject and you can continue to focus on building your faith, serving your community and spending time with like-minded friends. No need to stop your life for Year 11 and 12!
Discover your passion and calling
The Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (10432NAT) opens the door to further study or directly to many work and service opportunities. Veta Morphus has been the launch pad for successful careers in ministry, youth work, missions, education, social enterprise, aid and development and more.
Contribution to Senior School Certificate and ATAR
Yes! Beyond the positive effect on your head space and focus, Veta Morphus counts as one of your Year 12 subjects. In Victoria and South Australia it also contributes to your ATAR. In addition you will achieve a Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (10432NAT) .
Honour your faith traditions, shape to your context
Veta Morphus has successfully worked in all major Christian denominations because of its focus on the Bible and adaptability to honour your faith traditions. We provide the framework which is shaped to the particular denomination or context you’re in.
Support when you need it most
No one ever said Year 11 and 12 would be easy. But having a mentor, a group of God focused friends and space in your week to nourish your faith really helps.
On successful completion of Veta Morphus, students receive a nationally accredited qualification, the Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (10432NAT). This qualification is provided through the Australian Centre for Advanced Studies Inc. National RTO #50392.
Students engage in 6 key learning experiences:
Ministry PlacementThis is faith in action. Choose where you want to serve, whether at school, your church or in the wider community. Discover and grow in your God given gifts and passions whilst developing your heart to serve.
Come together with young people from across your state for transformational experiences of friendship, adventure and connection with God.
Peer GroupsMeet weekly with a small group of peers and a leader with a focus on seeking truth, friendship and engaging with the Bible. A supportive place for thoughtful questioning as you grow in experience and understanding of the way of Christ.
Veta Morphus facilitates one on one mentors to provide you with support and guidance as you navigate this significant stage of life.
Learn different ways to participate in the story of God and develop a real hunger for it. You’ll deepen your knowledge and understanding of God’s Word and what it means to live it out in daily life.
Gather together in Christian community, discover what it means to part of the Body of Christ.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Veta Morphus fit in the timetable?
Veta Youth is committed to working with you to find the best way to implement Veta Morphus in your context. That said, a number of models are possible including:
- Timetabled Elective Program
- Run outside of School hours
- In conjunction with another Provider, for example local church
- Small-group/discipleship resource: Veta Morphus is a complete ‘package’ of curriculum, leadership-support and combined events that releases you to focus on meaningful relationships and helping students make sense of their fragmented world. It can be delivered in any time and location allocated for student meetings.
How is it funded?
Veta Youth is committed to working with you to ensure that Christian discipleship is accessible and affordable. Some options include:
- Parent Fees: Parents will normally expect to pay the student fee as this covers costs directly incurred in delivering the student experience. Some schools and churches may subsidise this fee to increase student access
- Global Budget: Schools that place a high priority on Christian nurture of students may wish to include some or all of the costs into their overall budget.
- Scholarships: Organisations and individuals may contribute towards student-scholarships. Check with your local provider for availaibility/eligibility
- School/Church Partnerships: Churches and schools may partner together to ameliorate the cost impact on students.
What if we only have a small group of students?
Veta Morphus can be delivered with as few as three students and one leader. That said, smaller groups are encouraged to reach out to new students by:
- Promoting the course to others in the school and local community through information evenings, personal invitation
- Reproducing Peer Groups at different times and locations
- Working together with other Christian groups to share resources and bring students together eg. Churches in a local area, denomination or network working with their local school.
Whatever your starting-point, Veta Youth will work with you to establish an effective, sustainable ministry for young people in your local context.
Where do we find Peer Group Supervisors?
Peer Group Supervisors come from all ages and stages of life – from their late teens right up to their sixties and beyond. Many have led peer groups for over ten years. They are simply Christian people with a mature faith and a love for young people.
Being equipped to disciple their youth and see an outworking of genuine faith means they are much more likely to sign up in the first place, remain motivated, and then stay for the long haul. They may be:
- Staff –teachers, ministers, youth ministers, chaplains and support staff
- Volunteers – parents, youth leaders, church members
- Interns/Students – university students, in particular Veta Morphus graduates
Veta Morphus takes the pressure off teachers and leaders, allowing them to make the most of their precious time with young people.
How does Veta Morphus impact a students final result?
Veta Morphus has a positive impact on year 11 and 12 students in ensuring they are well supported with peers and mentors, and looking after themselves holistically.
Beyond that the way that VET courses are scored varies from state to state. In some states a VET course can actually improve your overall ATAR. This is because Veta Morphis as a VET course doesn’t have a Scored Assessment so the ATAR score is an increment based on 10% of the average of the primary four study scores.
For more information on how the score is calculated in your State, download the Student Handbook.
How to get started
Sign up as a Veta Morphus Provider:
- Complete the Veta Morphus Licensed Provider Agreement
- Contribute the relevant fee towards the student experience
- Meet with your Veta Morphus State Coordinator to develop your implementation plan
Implement Veta Morphus:
- Schedule a recommended 60-90 minute per-week peer group meeting time
- Appoint Peer Group Supervisor/s
- Enrol students
- Partner with Veta Youth to take students on a genuine journey of faith in Jesus