Vocational Education Training (VET)

Vocational Education Training (VET) focuses on providing students with the opportunity to acquire specific workplace training in a theoretical and hands on based approach to learning. VET subjects are nationally accredited and are therefore recognised across Australia.

In order to ‘pass’ or receive ‘competency’ in a VET subject, students must complete a series of units or modules to the required standard. A student may complete a VET subject whilst completing their VCE or VCE-VM. If ‘competency’ is achieved, VCE VET can contribute towards a ‘satisfactory’ completion of VCE studies and, in some cases, contribute to the ATAR.

A selection of VET subjects on offer include:
Allied Health
Animal Studies
Beauty Therapy
Building & Construction*
Children’s Services
Community Services
Creative Industries (Media)
Event Management
Furnishing (Cabinet Making)
Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)*
Sport & Recreation

* Offered here at the College or in partnership with Nathalia Secondary College and St Augustine’s Kyabram.

Victorian Certificate of Educational - Vocational Major (VM)

The Victorian Certificate of Education - Vocational Major (VM) is a vocational pathway for Years 11 and 12. Its focus is on hands-on, experiential and applied learning that gives greater choice and flexibility for students to pursue their strengths and interests, and develop the capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.

Students who do VM are likely to go on to complete further training at a TAFE institute, an apprenticeship or traineeship or seek employment. Students completing the VM may also move into University via non-ATAR pathways.

Vocational Major gives students:

  • practical work-related experience
  • employability skills
  • literacy and numeracy skills
  • personal skills that are important to life and work.

Australian School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (ASBA)

A School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship is when you combine paid work, school and training to receive a qualification that is recognised Australia wide. Apprentices and trainees generally learn industry skills by combining on-the-job paid work with training at a TAFE institute or other provider.

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships can count towards completion of student’s VCE or VCE-VM.