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 What is VET (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 VCE VET programs in the senior curriculum program. The school is a member of the Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC) that offers a range of  VCE VET subjects to students. 

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, 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 holiday breaks or during term.  SWL provides on-the-job experience as part of the recognised vocational
qualification.

Year 11 students can access information about the VET subjects from the IMVC website at www.imvc.com.au or general information on VET in the VCE at www.vcaa.vic.edu.au.  Information is also available from the Careers Office on Level 3.

 What are the advantages of doing VET while at school?

   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.

   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

Information about VET subjects can be found in the IMVC VET 2021 Handbook.  


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.




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