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 3-4

  • Building with power tools
  • Construction of a small townhouse
  • How to be employable as an apprentice builder

Subject Code: V2VBC
Year Level: 12

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. If selected as part of your VCE studies, this subject will go towards your ATAR score.

Unit 3 & 4

Unit 3 & 4 consolidates and expands upon the skills and knowledge gained during Unit 1 & 2. Areas covered include; building set out, subfloor framing, wall framing and external cladding.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • no internal or external examinations
  • students who complete the unit 3 and 4 sequence for VCE/VET Building and Construction will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four studies)
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) 3-4

  • Design and develop your own character
  • Create a video trailer
  • Build a website while honing your skills in HTML & CSS programming

Subject Code: V2VCI
Year Level: 12

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 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 3 & 4: Character design, animation and media

You will use Adobe design software to design and develop your character, website and animation designs. You will then use Adobe Animate (2D) to create a video trailer, Adobe Dreamweaver to create a website. If completing the unscored version of this course you will create a game level in Autodesk Maya and implement game mechanics and audio  into your level.

Assessment
  • course work
  • written and practical assessment tasks
  • scored school based assessments (SACs) and external end of year VCAA examination.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Creative Industries 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 Animation and Game Design?

Someone interested in:

  • Graphic design, game design, character design.
  • Animation – both 2D and 3D.
  • 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 Engineering Studies 3-4

  • Design and build your own project
  • Learn the basics of welding covering a range of welding types
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Engineering industry


Subject Code: V2VES
Year Level: 12

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 3 & 4

You learn welding competencies using the manual metal arc and gas metal arc process as well as the oxy-acetylene welding and cutting process. You will design your own project and build it as well as create a portfolio to accompany it.

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

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering Studies 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 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 3-4

  • 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: V2VHB
Year Level: 12

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 3-4

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

Subject Code: V2VHO
Year Level: 12

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 3 & 4

You begin to prepare more complex dishes to industry standards. Continued involvement in function work increases your experience. You are required to complete a minimum of one week work placement to experience a hospitality workplace.

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
  • scored school based assessments (SACs) and external end of year VCAA examination

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Hospitality 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 Hospitality?

Someone interested in:

  • Employment in the hospitality industry.
  • Cooking and being in the kitchen.
Pre-requisites

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

 

VET Sound Engineering 3-4

  • 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: V2VSE
Year Level: 12

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 3 & 4

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 3-4

  • Conduct sport specific coaching
  • Facilitating skill development
  • Enjoyment of the Sport & Recreation industry

Subject Code: V2VSC
Year Level: 12

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 3 & 4

You gain skills in developing your understanding of the different stages of group formation and how this impacts you as a facilitator. Creation and delivery of sports/fitness programs for a variety of groups from primary school to adults. Improvement of coaching skills through the coaching of foundation skill participants in a variety of sports.

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 VCAA examination

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Sports Coaching 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 Sports Coaching?

Someone interested in:

  • looking to get in the Sport & Recreation industry
  • likes the coaching aspect of sports
  • works well in groups
Pre-requisites

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