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VET offers students the opportunity to:
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are responsible for the delivery, assessment and certification of VET qualifications. An RTO may be a TAFE, Adult Community Education provider, group training company, private provider or school. Drouin Secondary College is an RTO for some courses.
VET may contribute to the VCE at the Units 1 and 2 or Units 3 and 4 level. The satisfactory completion of a first year VET studies course generally equates to the attainment of Units 1 & 2 while completion of the second year generally equates to the attainment of Units 3 & 4.
VET contributes to the VCAL through satisfying the requirements of the Industry Specific Skills or Work Related Skills strands. Each completed 90 hour block of VET equals one VCAL unit.
There are three ways to undertake VET.
1. VCE VET programs
VCE VET programs are put together by the VCAA, lead to nationally recongnised qualifications and provide credit towards the VCE or VCAL. The VCE VET progrmas are highlighted in Bold in the table below. Those with an asterisk (*) offer scored assessment for Units 3 and 4.
2. Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Students can undertake an apprenticeship while still at school as either a:
Apprenticeships and traineeships provide credit towards the VCE or VCAL.
3. Block Credit Recognition
Students who undertake qualifications not included in the suite of approved VCAA VCE VET programs may be eligible for credit towards their VCE through Block Credit Recognition. Credit is awarded in the VCE on the basis of achieving units of competency. Credit is determined by the AQF level and the nominal hours of the unit of competency. Qualifications from the following industry areas are examples of where students can receive Block Credit Recognition:
SWL involves on-the-job training where students are required to master a designated set of skills and competencies related to VCE VET programs. SWL complements the training undertaken and is spread across the duration of the VCE VET program. SWL provides students with: enhanced skill development; practical application of industry knowledge; assessment of units of competency; increased employment opportunities.
The contribution of VCE VET programs to the ATAR is as follows:
Vocational programs at Drouin Secondary College enable training and knowledge of a particular industry. Students who select a VET program in Years 10, 11 or 12 as part of their course also gain industry qualifications that are recognised nationally. Most VET courses offered to our students lead to qualifications at Certificate II or III level and most are undertaken over two years.
These courses are on offer locally to Year 10, 11 and 12 students in 2020(subject to numbers).
Those studied on the Drouin Secondary College Campus are in blue and link to the study design
Those that attract a scored VCE assessment are noted as such.
|Study Area||Certificate Name||Code||Place||Contribution to Study||Duration||Place|
|Age and Disability||Cert II Community Services||CHC20112||Y||SCORED||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Allied Health Assistance||Cert III in Allied Health Assistance||HLT32412||L, W||VCE VET||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Agriculture||Cert II in Agriculture with Beef Focus||W||TAFE Gippsland|
|Animal Studies||Cert II Animal Studies||ACM20110||W||VCE VET||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Automotive||Cert II Automotive Technology||W||VCE VET||TAFE Gippsland|
|Beauty||Cert II in Retail Makeup and Skincare||SIB20110||W||Block Credit||1 year||CCG|
|Bricklaying||Cert II in Building and Construction (Bricklaying)||22216VIC||Y||VCE VET||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Business||Cert II in Business||BSB20107||W||SCORED||2 years||CCG|
|Cabinetmaking||Cert II Furniture Making||LMF20309||Y||SCORED||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Carpentry||Cert II in Building and Construction(Carpentry)||22216VIC||D||VCE VET||Drouin SC|
|Childcare||Cert II in Community Services Childcare Stream||CHC20112||W||SCORED||2 years||CCG|
|Civil Construction||Cert II in Civil Construction||RII20712||Y||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
Conservation and Land Management
Cert II in Conservation and Land Management
|AHC21010||W||VCE VET||2 years||CCG|
|Electrical||Cert II in Electrotechnology||W||AGA|
|Engineering||Cert II Engineering||22209VIC||Y||SCORED||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Equine||Cert II Equine Racing and Stablehand||RGR20108||W||1 year||CGC|
|Hairdressing||Cert II in Hairdressing||SIH20111||W||1 year||CCG|
|Health||Cert II in Health Services Assistance||HLT31812||W||VCE VET||TAFE Gippsland|
|Hospitality||Cert II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations)||SIT20416||D||SCORED||2 years||Drouin SC|
|Information Technology||Cert II in InformationTechnology - Digital Media and Technology||ICA30111||W||SCORED||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Landscaping||Cert II in Horticulture - Landscaping||ACH20410||W||VCE VET||2 years||CCG|
|Painting and Decorating||Cert II in Building and Construction (Painting & Decorating)||222216VIC||Y||VCE VET||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Photography||Cert III in Visual Arts - Photography||CUV30111||Y||2 years||TAFE Gippsland|
|Plumbing||Cert II in Plumbing||22138VIC||W||AGA|
|Sport and Recreation||Cert III in Sport and Recreation||SIS30510||D||SCORED||Drouin SC|
(Please note - some courses do not run some years if enrolments are low)
There are many other courses available but may require the student to travel
Further information regarding courses run on-site can be found in the relevant Key Learning Domain section of this guide. Information on the other courses can be obtained from VET Pathways Advisors in the College Careers Office, or from the web.
Undertaking a VET course will incur an additional cost for parents/students. VET course fees for 2020 will be $480 per year. Once students have completed their course selection form, and completed an expression of interest form, they will be required to pay an initial deposit of $200 to the College by September 2019. Parents will then be asked to pay the balance of the fees ($280) by December 2019. There may be some course costs for books, kits and equipment etc. These tend to be no more than $150.00. Students who withdraw from a VET course must do so before the end of the second week of the VET course in 2020. After this date there will be no refunds.
Obviously not all of the VET courses are taught at Drouin Secondary College, therefore students that need to travel away from the College to undertake their VET studies, MUST make their own travel arrangements.
Currently, most VET courses are offered on a Wednesday. VET students will miss one class on a Wednesday. They will also have on private study period on their timetable where they must use their time wisely to catch up on work missed.
Any queries regarding VET should be directed to the Careers and Pathways Advisors.