What is VET?
VCE VET (Vocation Education and Training) programs are VET qualifications approved by the VCAA following consultation with schools, industry and training providers. VCE VET programs lead to nationally recognised qualifications, thereby offering students the opportunity to gain both the VCE and a VET qualification.
There are a variety of qualifications available in VCE VET programs, some which provide credit for VCE Units 1 & 2, and others that provide credit for VCE units 1 - 4. All VCE VET programs provide an opportunity for credit towards VCE Units 1 - 4, or VCAL.
The VET Cluster, is a partnership between 16 secondary education providers within Ballarat and surrounding regions.
There are many VET programs students can undertake while studying during year 10, 11 & 12 which can lead to employment or further education at TAFE, RTO or University.
- A theoretical background on work in the industry
- Practical, hands on experience through simulated class practical and work placement
- Skills development
- Industry knowledge while still attending a secondary school
As part of a VET program, students are encouraged to complete Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) that provides students with an opportunity to gain experience in the workplace.
VET in VCE:
On successful completion of a VET program students are eligible for credit of up to four units on the VCE Statement of Results. Two units are deemed to be at unit 1-2 level and two at 3-4 level. Students receive credit towards completion of their certificate as well as the nationally recognised certification (where available) and in some cases, they can complete further assessment to obtain a study score.
A study score is available for a number of VET programs. Students wishing to obtain a study score will need to:
- Achieve all competencies
- Successfully complete all units of work
- Undertake further assessment in the examination period
VET in VCAL:
Successful completion of a VET program allows VCAL students to gain credit in the VCAL certificate in either the Industry Specific Skills or the Work Related Skills strands. The credit may be at Foundation, Intermediate or Senior level.
It is important to note, VCAL students undertaking an Intermediate or Senior level certificate must undertake a VET program to meet the minimum VCAL course requirements of the Industry Specific Skills strand.
For more information please contact:
VET Cluster Coordinator
03 4344 4150