VET DOMAIN


Damien Morrison
Senior School Instructional Leader - VET/VM/VPC

You can complete Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies as part of your VCE or VCE VM 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 Beauty 1-2

  • With hands-on experience you learn to provide a range of beauty services to clients that include nail, waxing, lash and brow, tanning and basic make-up services
  • You’ll be guided by experienced beauty experts on the latest products, techniques and trends that will prepare you for a variety of different positions within the beauty industry 

Subject Code: V1VBE
Year Level: 11

SHB20216 Certificate III in Beauty Services

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete Units 1-4 in Beauty.  It is studied as a VCE/VET course within the VCE or VCE VM 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 Certificate III in Beauty Services, and have a skill set to take into the beauty and retail industries. You develop skills and knowledge in OH&S, communication, retail, lash and brow, design and application of make-up, nails, waxing and tanning.

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 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 VET Beauty?

With the gained knowledge and practical experience it can lead you to:

  • A stepping stone to higher beauty and make-up qualification
  • Gained employment opportunities as a beautician, beauty retail cosmetic consultant, product specialist or sales advisor, waxing technician, make-up artist.
Pre-requisites

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

 

VET Building and 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 VCE VM certificate.

Units 1 & 2

In Unit 1 and 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 and safety, and building calculations.

Assessment
  • Course work
  • Written and practical assessment tasks
  • No internal or external examinations
What sort of student would like Building and 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 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 lathes, mills and drill presses

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 VCE VM 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 accuracy when marking out, using power tools safely 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
  • 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 1-2

  • Develop fundamental salon skills such as shampooing techniques, conducting financial transactions, preparing clients for salon services and drying hair to shape
  • Learn the latest industry techniques and gain practical skills on real clients in our purpose-built learning facilities

Subject Code: V1VHA
Year Level: 11

SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

This certificate is a two-year program which requires you to complete Units 1-4 in Hair with several beauty subjects included.  It is studied as a VCE/VET course within the VCE or VCE VM 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).

This qualification provides a range of basic skills and knowledge used in hairdressing salons by individuals who provide assistance with client services. These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision and with guidance from hairdressers who manage the client service.

This qualification is intended to prepare individuals for further training or to gain employment as a salon assistant.

What does this mean for me?

You achieve a Certificate II in Salon Assistant 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 services, shampooing, head, neck and shoulder massage, braiding and drying 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 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 VET Hair?

Someone interested in:

  • An apprenticeship in Hairdressing
  • Upskilling to the Certificate III in Hairdressing
  • Working as a salon assistant in the retail or beauty industry
Pre-requisites

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

 

VET Health Services 1-2

  • Engage in the Health Services industry
  • Learn about Interpreting and applying medical terminology
  • Develop strategies to work with patients, families and colleagues

Subject Code: V1VHS
Year Level: 11

HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services

Our two-year certificate program in Health Services offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills for a successful career in the industry. As a VCE/VET course, it can be one of your primary subjects, allowing you to immerse yourself in the world of healthcare. Through core units focusing on the Australian healthcare system, healthy body systems, and medical terminology, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the industry's practices, regulations, and policies.

This program is specifically designed for those aspiring to become Health Services Assistants in sectors such as aged care, disability, and other healthcare fields. By completing this program, you will be prepared to provide valuable assistance to Health Professionals under their supervision and delegation, including direct, indirect, or remote supervision. Upon graduation, you will possess the foundational knowledge and practical experience necessary to embark on a fulfilling career in the health industry supporting health professionals in delivering exceptional care to patients in various community and healthcare settings.

There is a work placement requirement for this course, it is completed in two 1 week blocks. This will be organised by the school for during the term breaks. This is a requirement of the course and not completing placement may end up in a removal from subject.

Unit 1 & 2

Some of the skills you gain in the program are occupational health and safety through first hand experiences in industry settings, completion of first aid certificate, dealing with diverse clients, assisting with movement and infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

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 Health Services?

Someone interested in:

  • The Health Services industry
  • Helping people
  • Working in groups
  • Looking to move into a health vocation.
      Pre-requisites

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

       

      VET Hospitality 1-2

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

      Subject Code: V1VHO
      Year Level: 11

      SIT20421 Certificate II in Cookery

      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 VCE VM 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)
      • Extended lesson every week
      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 Interactive Game Design and 3D Mastery 1-2

      • Design and Develop 3D Game Art
      • Build and animate 3D models
      • Design and Create a 3D character model

      Subject Code: V1VGD
      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 VET course within the VCE or VCE VM 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).

      Unit 1 & 2: 3D Art, Animation and Character Design

      This subject introduces 3D art workflows for modelling and animating objects for real-time engines, emphasizing the creation of 3D game characters. You'll learn skills in character design, modelling, UV unwrapping, texturing, and posing. Alongside, you'll research gaming and related industries to understand the essentials of being a professional digital artist.

      Assessment
      • Course work
      • Written and practical assessment tasks
      • No internal or external examinations
      • Students who complete a Unit 3 and 4 sequence for VET Interactive Game Design and 3D Mastery 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 Game Design and 3D Mastery?

      Someone interested in:

      • Graphic design, game design, character design, level design
      • Animation – both 2D and 3D
      • 3D modelling
      • Media and VFX, game development
      • 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 Programming and IT 1-2

      • Fundamentals of network administration within a contextualisation of Cyber Security
      • IT Hardware and Operating Systems
      • IT Help Desk, operations and user support

      Subject Code: V1VIT
      Year Level: 11

      ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

      This is a two year course. It can be studied as either a VCE or VCE VM subject. If studied as a VCE subject, it can be one of your primary five subjects. 

      Unit 1 & 2: Programming Foundations

      You will learn industry standard programming workflows and technologies to develop games through programming. You will be learning C# through the Unity 3D game engine while exploring key programming foundations such as algorithm implementation and control flow through game design and rapid prototyping.

      Assessment
      • Course work
      • Assessment tasks
      • Exams (can be one of primary five subjects contributing to the ATAR score)
      What sort of student would like Programming and IT?

       Someone who is interested in:

      • Programming
      • Technology Support and ICT
      • 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 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 for school productions, assemblies, etc.

        Subject Code: V1VSE
        Year Level: 11

        CUA30920 Certificate III in Music (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 VCE VM 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 copyright procedures, planning a career, working in the creative arts industry, basic audio editing, and live sound reinforcement.

        What does this mean for me?

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

        We develop your skills and knowledge in music technical production including studio recording and production techniques, as well as providing live 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 Unit 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

        It is recommended that Unit 1 & 2 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 and 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 VCE VM 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 and 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 and 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.