Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools is designed to broaden the range of study options available to an increasingly diverse senior school population by enabling applied as well as academic learning. It allows students to combine VCE studies with nationally recognised vocational qualifications whereby they may obtain a VET Certificate or part thereof while completing their VCE/VCAL Certificate. All of our VET courses are offered in partnership with Registered Training Organisations.
VCE VET programs contribute to the VCE and VCAL. Most contribute at least 4 VCE
units, two at 1-2 level and two at 3-4 level. All programs with a 3-4
contribute to the ATAR - either as a 10% increment or as a Study Score derived
from assessment of course work tasks and an end of year examination. Where a
Study Score is available students must complete the graded assessment component
in order to receive the ATAR contribution. VET programs offer equal status with
other VCE programs.
Generally VET programs are completed over a two year period. In order to gain a qualification certificate must be deemed competent in all units/modules by the partner training organisation. If students partially complete a qualification a statement of attainment will be issued for competent units by the partner training organisation. A transcript of results will also be provided. Based on course outcomes credit arrangements for Units 1 and 2 of VCE or VCAL will also be determined.
Successful completion of a program not only continues to give students a university option but also provides additional pathways, with credit, into vocational education and training courses as well as into employment, including apprenticeships. These programs multiply options.
The information below contains a step by step process about applying for a VETis course for 2018. Most of this information relates to courses studied off campus. For VET studies at Marcellin, simply apply via web preferences. Any queries contact the College VET coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org