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titleWhat is VET VCE Subjects (Vocational Education and Training)?

VET is an important component of both of Victoria's senior secondary qualifications, the VCE and VCAL.  It opens up many career opportunities and offers nationally recognised qualifications that can create pathways to a range of careers.

Princes Hill Secondary College includes vocational studies VCE VET programs in the senior curriculum program. The College school is a member of the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC) that offers twenty-five a range of  VCE VET subjects to students. Students enrol through the IMVC into these subjects.VCE VET  

How does a VCE VET program contribute to VCE or VCAL?  

VCE VET programs are VET qualifactions that have been packaged so they can contribute to your VCE or VCAL.

Scored VCE VET Studies - are VCE VET Unit 3 and 4 sequences with a scored assessment.  VCE VET subjects that have scored assessment count towards the VCE certificate like any other subject. If a subject is unscored (no examination) the subject will attract a block credit score of 10% of the average of the primary four. Students attend VET classes at the campuses of various inner Melbourne schools. Classes are generally on Wednesday morning or afternoon. The College will run VET Digital Media units 1-4 and VET Hospitality units 1-2 on campus in 2012. All other VET subjects are off campus.

 VET in the VCE allows students to combine vocational studies with their general education curriculum. The VET component of their studies gives them credit towards nationally recognised VET qualifications at Certificate II or III level.

Many VET subjects , i.e. provide a study score that contributes directly to your ATAR, either as one of your primary four studies or as a fifth or sixth increment. 

Unscored VCE VET Scores - are VCE VET Unit 3 and 4 sequences with no scored assessment available.  Since there are no scores available for unscored sequences, the sequence may be included as an increment (the fifth or sixth study).  The amount of an increment is determined by calculating 10 per cent of the fourth study score of your primary four.  Further information is available in the Year 10 VTAC Guide    

VCAL students must do a VET VCE subject as part of their VCAL.

Students attend VET classes off campus, e.g. at a TAFE Institutute or another school.  Classes are generally held on Wednesday morning or afternoon. 

Some VET programs require students to complete Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) during some holiday breaks or during term. This   SWL provides on-the-job experience as part of the recognised vocational

A handbook of VET courses offered in 2015 will be distributed to all Year 10 students. Year 11 students can access information about the VET subjects from the IMVC website at, or general information on VET in the VCE at  Information is also available from the Careers Office on Level 3.

titleWhat are the advantages of doing VET while at school?

   You will develop the skills and knowledge wanted by employers, increasing your employment opportunities   VET is a national system with qualifications that are recognised and can lead to employment.

   Contributes towards VCE or VCAL.

   You can explore possible areas of interest which may assist when making decisions about further study and career choices.   It may make school more fun because you can see how learning is relevant to what you will actually do when you finish school

.   VET helps prepare you to be an adaptable worker by developing important employability skills.

   VET can lead to TAFE or university - it is up to you and your goals.

   VET can strengthen your education by giving you the opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge that complement your VCE studies. 

   VET qualifications give you industry exposure and are connected to the workplace  

   On satisfactory completion, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate) or if partially completed, a Statement of Attainment of units completed.

VET Handbook

General information Information about VET subjects can be found in the IMVC VET 2014 Handbook.

VET Subjects

Subject/Certificate NameCertificate CodeFeeOrientation Handbook/letterCertificate II in Acting (Screen) 1&222070VIC$740 Acting 1&2.docCertificate III in Acting (Screen) 3&4 22072VIC$930  Acting 3&4.docCertificate II in Agriculture   Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT32412 $435 Allied Health 2014/Allied Health.doc

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology and

  selected units from LMT31407 Certificate III units

 LMT21707/LMT31407 $430 Applied Fashion 2014    Certificate II in Automotive Studies - General 22015VIC $450 Auto 2014/Auto - general.docCertificate II in Aviation   (Flight Operations) - Cabin Crew   Certificate II in Building   & Construction - Carpentry 22216VIC$470  Bldg & Const 2014/Bldg & Const - Carpentry.doc

Certificate II in Business with selected units from Certificate III

 BSB20112/BSB30112 $968 Business 2014/Business.doc    Certificate II in Community Recreation and selected units from Certificate III   Certificate II in Community Services and selected units from   Certificate II in Community Services Work & Children’s Services   

Certificate II in Creative Industries - Media (Broadcasting)

  and selected units from Certificate III in Media

 CUF20107/CUF30107 $400

 Creative Ind Media&Bcasting 2014

Creative Ind - B'casting.doc


Certificate II in Creative Industries - Media 1st year (Media focus)

 CUF20107 $400 Creative Ind - Media.docCertificate II in Dance   Certificate II in Engineering   Studies 22019VIC $500 Engineering.docCertificate II in Equine Industry 21908VIC$1550  Equine.docCertificate II in Furniture Making and selected units from Certificate III   Certificate II in Hairdressing SIH20111 $430 Hairdressing.docCertificate II in Hospitality & Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Partial) 1&2 SIT20212/SIT20312 $535 Hospitality 1&2.docCertificate II in Kitchen Operations 3&4 SIT20312 $650 Kitchen Ops.doc

Certificate II in Information

Technology (partial completion)

 ICA30111 $350 Info Tech.doc    Certificate II in Integrated Technologies (formerly Electro technology)   Certificate II In Retail Make-Up and Skin Care Services SIB20110 $625 Ret Makeup&skin care.docCertificate III Media CUF30107 $300Cert III Media.doc Certificate III in Music (Performance)   Certificate III in Music Industry - Technical Production CUS30209 $300 Tech Prod 2014Certificate II in Retail   Certificate II in Outdoor RecreationSIS20210$905

 Outdoor Rec.doc




VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)

VCAL students MUST do a VET VCE subject as part of their VCAL.

SBAs (School Based Apprenticeships)

These are part-time apprenticeships. Students are paid as they train. The SBAs also contribute units to the VCE or the VCAL. Students spend one to two days per week (or 12-15 hours per week) at the work place or in training. Students must apply as soon as possible to register their interest (please visit the Careers Office).

VCE students must choose subjects for 2012 as if they have not applied for an SBA in case they do not get the SBA. VCAL students must include an SBA as part of their program.

Examples of SBAs that could be taken are:

Certificate II Agriculture

Certificate II Hospitality
Certificate II Automotive
Certificate II Retail
Certificate II Business

Certificate II Cabinet Making

Certificate II Floor & Wall Tiling
Certificate II Sports Coaching
Certificate II Warehousing
Certificate III Floor Covering
Certificate III Childcare

Students should see the Careers staff to collect SBA information. 

2021 Handbook 

To apply for a VET course in 2021, please follow the instructions in VET Application Process 2021 

VET videoshear from a range of students from different schools talk about their VET program  

SBAT (School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship)

A school based apprenticeship or traineeship is when you are released from school for a minimum of one day per week to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.  You will need to complete six hours of training and seven hours of work per week.  SBATs also provide credit towards your  VCE or VCAL.  Further information is available from the Careers Office on Level 3 or contact Maria.