VET DOMAIN


Damien Morrison
VET Learning Leader

You can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies as part of your VCE or VCAL certificate — an option that is ideal for Year 10-12 students looking to combine their studies with something a little more practical.

By choosing to study a VET, you gain skills through practical classes and on-the-job training at workplaces, which can be offered through a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT) and or a Structured Workplace Learning (SWL).

VET studies are not reserved for trades; you can complete VET qualifications in areas as varied as game design and sound engineering.

If you choose to complete VET studies as part of your VCE, the VET units can count towards your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

VET Building & Construction 1-2

  • Learn about building Industry
  • Learn to use power tools
  • Create timber Projects

Subject Code: V1VBC
Year Level: 11

22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Building & Construction. It is studied as a VCE/VET subject within the VCE or VCAL certificate.

Units 1 & 2

In Unit 1 & 2 we focus on basic skills and knowledge in the building and construction industry. You learn how to use carpentry hand tools, carpentry power tools, Workplace Occupational Health & Safety and building calculations.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • no internal or external examinations
What sort of student would like Building & Construction?

Someone interested in:

  • Gaining some hands on skills in a trade.
  • An apprenticeship or a career in the building industry.
  • The building industry, e.g. plumbing, architecture, electricity.
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.

 

VET Creative Industries (Game Design) 1-2

  • Design and develop a game level or environment
  • Build a website
  • Develop the skills of HTML and CSS programming

Subject Code: V1VCI
Year Level: 11

CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Creative Industries (Game Design). It is studied as a VCE/VET subject within the VCE or VCAL certificate. If selected as part of your VCE studies, it can be one of your primary five subjects.

Unit 1 & 2: Game art, game development and web design

You learn to create unique 3D assets and environments using industry standard design software including Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop. You will design and develop a game level or environment in which you will then export to Unreal Engine 4. You will design and develop a website using Adobe Dreamweaver whilst developing the skills of HTML and CSS programming. If choosing the unscored version of this course you will also develop the skills of 3D animation in Autodesk Maya.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • internal end of semester examinations in first year of course
  • scored school based assessments (SACs)
What sort of student would like Animation and Game Design?

Someone interested in:

  • graphic design, game design, character design
  • animation – both 2D and 3D
  • media and VFX
  • creating a portfolio as entry to further studies or employment
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.

 

VET Engineering Studies 1-2

  • Learn real world skills and gain knowledge about the engineering industry
  • Learn to use hand and power tools
  • Create projects using machines such as the lathe

Subject Code: V1VES
Year Level: 11

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Engineering Studies.  It is studied as a VCE/VET course within the VCE or VCAL certificate. If selected as part of your VCE studies, it can be one of your primary five subjects. We teach you broad-based underpinning competencies in a range of engineering skills.

Unit 1 & 2

You will work on growing your hand tool skills, increasing precision measurement with micrometers and vernier calipers, increasing your power tool ability and range as well as using lathes and cut off machines.

What does this mean for me?

We enhance your employment prospects for apprenticeships and traineeships. You are able to make more informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths and develop the social and personal skills relevant to participation in the engineering industry.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • internal end of semester examinations in first year of course
  • scored school based assessments (SACs) and external end of year examination in second year of the course
What sort of student would like Engineering?

Someone interested in:

  • Has an interest in seeking a hands-on career path.
  • Has an interest in developing the skills and knowledge that are applied across a variety of industries.
  • Wishes to develop their knowledge in how engineering concepts are adapted in the community.
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.

 

VET Hair & Beauty 1-2

  • Explore your creativity in make-up design and beauty
  • Understand and learn about hair structure, colour techniques and trending hairstyles
  • Employment opportunities within the Hair & Beauty Industry. 

Subject Code: V1VHB
Year Level: 11

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant
SHB20216 Certificate III in Beauty Services

These certificates are a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Hair & Beauty.  It is studied as a VCE/VET course within the VCE or VCAL certificate. If selected as part of your VCE studies,  it will be a fifth or sixth subject of choice (not one of your four primary subjects).

What does this mean for me?

You achieve a Statement of Attainment for the Units of Competency, and have a skill set to take into the hair, beauty and retail industries. You develop skills and knowledge in OH&S, communication, retail, lash and brow, design and application of make-up, shampooing, head, neck and shoulder massage and dry hair to shape.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • no internal or external examinations
  • students who complete a unit 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Hair & Beauty are eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four studies)
What sort of student would like Hair & Beauty?

Someone interested in:

  • A career in beauty and/or  hairdressing.
  • Have a creative flair for hair.
  • Interests in hair, beauty and fashion.
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.

 

VET Hospitality 1-2

  • Learn professional cooking skills
  • Cater and serve coffee for a variety of school functions
  • Enhance your abilities through practical cooking classes

Subject Code: V1VHO
Year Level: 11

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Hospitality. It is studied as a VCE/VET subject within the VCE or VCAL certificate. If selected  as part of your VCE studies, it can be one of your primary five subjects.

Unit 1 & 2

You expand your knowledge of the hospitality industry. Hygiene, health and safety are covered. You develop knife and cooking skills and prepare a range of foods. You study the basic methods of cooking and prepare a variety of dishes using these methods.

What does this mean for me?

You learn professional cooking skills and develop your ability to cook a variety of foods. You gain experience in hospitality, catering and cooking a variety of foods working at school based functions.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • internal end of semester examinations
  • scored school based assessments (SACs)
What sort of student would like Hospitality?

Someone interested in:

  • Cooking and being in the kitchen.
  • Gaining an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry.
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.

 

VET Sound Engineering 1-2

  • Practical training in the setup and operation of audio equipment
  • Hands on experience in digital audio recording
  • Integrate practical course work into school community events, such as sound and lighting for school productions, etc.

Subject Code: V1VSE
Year Level: 11

CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Sound Engineering.  It is studied as a VCE/VET course within the VCE or VCAL certificate. If selected as part of your VCE studies, it can be one of your primary five subjects.

Unit 1 & 2

We focus on the skills and information required to assist and work as part of a team performing basic tasks within the music industry. You learn industry knowledge such as simple composition, copyright procedures and planning a career.

What does this mean for me?

You learn to understand basic music industry knowledge, simple composition, copyright procedures and editing sound using digital systems.

We continue to develop your skills and knowledge in music technical production including recording and production techniques as well as providing sound reinforcement.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • internal end of semester examinations in first year of course
  • scored school based assessments (SACs) and external end of year examination in second year of the course

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Sound Engineering must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for the scored unit 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET subject, no contribution to the ATAR is available.

What sort of student would like Sound Engineering?

Someone interested in:

  • Sound technology.
  • Finding out more about sound reinforcement, production and recording.
  • The music industry.
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.

 

VET Sports Coaching 1-2

  • Help organise and run school sport carnivals
  • Create, conduct and participate in fitness sessions
  • Participate in engaging trips to Sports & Recreation venues

Subject Code: V1VSC
Year Level: 11

SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete units 1-4 in Sports Coaching. It is studied as a VCE/VET course within the VCE or VCAL certificate. If selected as part of your VCE studies, it can be one of your primary five subjects.

The program is designed to enhance students’ employment prospects in the sport and recreation industry. The core units focus on improving students ability to plan, manage, conduct and evaluate sport sessions, while the elective units concentrate on improving student coaching ability. The course is quite practical in its nature, but does have a significant theory component that students need to complete in order to be deemed competent.

Unit 1 & 2

You gain skills in occupational health and safety through first hand experiences in industry settings, completion of first aid certificate, dealing with clients and conducting sport and recreation sessions. Students assist in the  running of school sports carnivals,  developing and running fitness sessions and basic occupational health & safety laws.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • internal end of semester examinations in first year of course
  • scored school based assessments (SACs)
What sort of student would like Sports Coaching?

Someone interested in:

  • The Sport & Recreation industry.
  • Interacting with people in a sporting environment.
  • Working in groups.
Pre-requisites

Unit 1 & 2 must be completed prior to commencing Unit 3 & 4.