What is VET?

Vocational Education Training (VET) is hands-on experienced training that gives students a nationally-recognised qualification. VET offers an extra qualification, practical training and competency based assessment, connected to the workplace. VET studies can contribute towards the VCE, VCE-VM and VPC studies.

鶹ýAV offers on-campus training qualifications and we work with external operators to provide a myriad of other pathway qualifications that provide choice and freedom for students. The on-campus VET options are Sport and Recreation Certificate III and partial completion of Certificate III in Business. Read below to discover more details about on-campus and external VET options.

Expression of Interest to Study a VET Certificate


VET Certificates


Sport and Recreation
Certificate III




  • Two year course
  • Open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12
  • Can be completed scored to contribute to an ATAR ranking or unscored
  • This study will take one choice each semester from a student’s subject selection
  • Can be exited after the first year in most circumstances
  • Students will be expected to become involved in the schools’s extra-curricular sporting activities


A range of units of competency including:

  • Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Provide first aid
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
  • Plan and conduct programs
  • Provide quality service
  • Respond to emergency situations


This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.

They work in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.


Certificate III Business





Certificate III in Business provides students with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in a variety of work contexts or pursue further studies in business related fields at TAFE or universities.

The skills attained in applied Certificate III in Business are transferable, can be applied to a wide range of industries and can contribute to long term growth and success in the business field.

  • Students in Year 10 or Year 11 are eligible to study this certificate.
  • VCE VET Business offers a scored pathway and can generate a study score for students intending to apply for an ATAR.
  • It can also be undertaken as an unscored course for VCE-VM or VPC students.
  • A range of compulsory core subjects must be studied together with a selection of electives.
  • Students who exit the program after 1 year will be eligible to be awarded Certificate 11 Business if a competent level of achievement is attained in all units.


A range of units of competency including:

  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Work effectively in a business environment
  • Create and use spreadsheets
  • Use digital technologies to communicate remotely
  • Identify suitability for micro business
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Organise personal work priorities and development.


Employment Opportunities

Certificate III in Business provides an understanding of business fundamentals within the Australian context and will assist students to gain employment opportunities in an entry level to the following roles: Administration, Customer Service, Workplace Technology, Medical Administration.

Further Education

After completing a VCE VET Certificate III in Business, students have various options to further their education at TAFE or university.

External VET Training


Students can also choose to study a VET course not offered at 鶹ýAV College from external providers.

  • These are usually run on a Wednesday afternoon.
  • The cost of these courses is in addition to the 鶹ýAV College school fees.’ 鶹ýAV College will contribute 20% of the tuition costs and usually Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) will also make a contribution.
  • Students are responsible for their own transport to and from the external venues.
  • Currently the most popular courses studied externally by 鶹ýAV students are Certificate III Allied Health Assistance, Certificate III Beauty Services, Certificate III Animal Studies and Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, Certificate III in Screen and Media – Game Art Foundations, Certificate III in Information Technology – Game Programming Foundations and Certificate III in Visual Arts – Film and Visual Effects
  • Any VET designed for secondary school students may be chosen.


VET Course Guides


More about the VET Program

What do VET programs offer?

  • A nationally recognised vocational certificate with credits built in just like other subjects
  • Counts towards the VCE Certificates
  • Contributes to the ATAR (if a scored VCE VET Program)
  • Training in a specific industry area
  • An opportunity to put knowledge and skills into practice in a simulated or actual workplace environment known as Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
  • A qualification which will provide access to further training
  • Improved chances of getting work when finishing school
  • Offer a pathway into apprenticeships and traineeships

What are the opportunities with VET?

  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VET) programs are designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students, and improve post compulsory educational outcomes as well as address the employment needs of industry in Victoria.
  • Hands on learning, courses that relate directly to your chosen pathway, applies skills directly related to your pathway, industry links, accredited courses recognised Australia wide, stepping stones for further education.
  • VET programs can contribute to a VCE, VCE (VM) and VPC program.
  • Scored VET programs contribute to an atar RANKING.


Download “This is What a VET Pathway Looks Like” Flyer

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