VCE VET Programs

On Campus VCE VET Programs

External VET Programs

Popular external courses include:

  • Certificate II in Horticulture (Bass Coast Adult Education Centre)
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistance (Hairdressing – Bass Coast Adult Education Centre)
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education (TAFE Gippsland- Leongatha)
  • Certificate II in Automotive (TAFE Gippsland- Leongatha)
  • Certificate II in Engineering (TAFE Gippsland- Leongatha)
  • Certificate II in Animal Studies (TAFE Gippsland- Leongatha)
  • Certificate II in Agriculture (TAFE Gippsland- Leongatha)
  • Certificate II in Plumbing (AGA – Korumburra)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (AGA – Korumburra)


Vocational Education and Training (VET) allows senior secondary students to participate in programs selected from a range of industry areas. VCE and VCAL students are able to learn practical workplace skills that are recognised by industry and employers, combining classroom learning with hands-on workplace learning. It aims to help meet the needs of industry while preparing young people for the workplace of the future.

The courses studied are training qualifications within the Australian Quality Training Framework. They are comprised of industry competency standards and are delivered by Registered Training Organisations. This means that both the certificate and its components (Units of Competence) are recognised nation-wide.

Units of Competence that have been successfully completed by students during their VCE VET course may be credited to other training or employment situations. For example, an apprentice may be excused from studying some competencies at trade school as he/she has already completed them as part of their VCE VET course.
CREDIT TOWARDS THE VCE A major advantage for students studying a VCE VET course, is that it also counts towards their VCE program. As a result, at the end of Year 12 successful students will receive:

  • a VCE certificate
  • a nationally recognised VET qualification
  • enhanced training pathways
  • enhanced employment opportunities

The results for a number of VCE VET courses also contribute to a student’s ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) score. These VCE VET Programs see students undertake SAC’s and an end of year exam just like a normal Unit 3-4 VCE Program.

VCE VET courses provide a valuable opportunity for VCAL students to achieve credits in the VCAL key area of “Industry Specific Skills”.
VCE VET AT WONTHAGGI SECONDARY COLLEGE WSC has been active in providing VCE VET options for its students. Students of WSC have accessed a variety of rewarding VCE VET courses both on-campus and off-campus. In addition to the advantages listed above, it is most pleasing that students are able to develop skills in areas in which they have a genuine interest, while at the same
time enhancing their employment and training prospects. Auspicing arrangements with Registered Training Organisations allows WSC to offer a number of VCE VET courses to students. These are timetabled along with traditional subjects throughout the school week. Please note that, like all other subjects offered at Years 11 and 12, the final decision on which subjects will operate is dependent on student selections, staffing availability and timetabling restrictions.

Students selecting a VET subject offered by the College will be required to pay a “materials levy” for their chosen subject/s. If students choose to use materials other than those provided by the school they will be expected to pay the difference between the cost of the materials provided and the materials requested. Below is a list of estimated materials charges for 2020 on campus VET subjects:

  • Screen & Media $10
  • Furnishing $150 includes all workbooks, quality timbers, fasteners and hardware
  • Outdoor Recreation (VCAL) $80 per semester Sport & Recreation $80 per semester

Please contact the school if payment of these fees will cause financial hardship