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 and / or VCAL. 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.

Click here to view the Nathalia & Kyabram VET Site

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an alternative pathway at Years 11 and 12. Its focus is on hands-on, experiential and applied learning.

Students who do the VCAL are likely to go on to complete further training at a TAFE institute, an apprenticeship or traineeship or seek employment.

The VCAL gives students:

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

VCAL has three levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Senior. Students start at a level that matches their needs and abilities.

Intermediate and Senior VCAL may also contribute to a VCE program.

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 VCAL.