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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Students who complete all or part of a nationally recognised qualification may receive credit towards satisfactory completion of their VCE and/or VCAL. Recognition can be achieved through:

  • enrolment in a VCAA-approved VCE VET program, or a school-based or part-time apprenticeship or traineeship
  • enrolment in any other nationally recognised qualification at certificate II level or above – this arrangement is called block credit recognition.

Index to VET information

VET in the VCE and VCAL
VET in the VCE or VCAL allows students to include VET within their senior secondary certificate. Students undertake nationally recognised training from either accredited state curriculum or national training packages which may contribute to their VCE and/or VCAL.

VCE VET programs
VCE VET programs are VET qualifications approved by the VCAA which offer students the opportunity to gain both the VCE and a nationally portable VET qualification. Selected VCE VET programs offer scored assessment for Units 3 and 4.  VCE VET programs have individual webpages which contain program specific information and publications.

Scored assessment in VCE VET programs
Selected VCE VET programs offer scored assessment for Units 3 and 4. Further information on VCE VET scored programs and the scored assessment process can be accessed via this weblink.

Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL
Industry pathways in the VCE and VCAL will be introduced from 2015. They provide a new form of recognition for students who choose to complete a senior secondary program of study in a specific vocational area.

VET Professional development activities
Information about the VCAA's two annual professional development activities specifically for VET providers, trainers and assessors:

  • VCE VET Scored Assessment Workshops – held in March
  • VCAA VET, VCAL & DET Statewide Briefings – held in November.

Details of all other professional development activities and workshops delivered by the VCAA are published on the VCAA's Professional development activities webpage.

School-based and part-time apprenticeships and traineeships
Information on apprenticeships and traineeships for students enrolled at school.

Block credit recognition
Information about block credit recognition, which enables students who undertake VET or Further Education (FE) qualifications that are not included in the suite of approved VCE VET programs and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships to gain credit towards their VCE. 

VASS enrolment advice for students undertaking VET
Information and advice on enrolling students in VET qualifications on the VASS. Enrolment, unit completion and assessment data for students undertaking a senior secondary certificate in Victoria must be entered on the VASS in accordance with the administrative requirements of the VCAA and must meet critical dates. 

Registered training organisations (RTOs)
Information on how to become an RTO, delivery options for VET and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015

Structured workplace learning (SWL)
The VCAA has determined that SWL is an appropriate and valuable component of all VCE VET programs. Further information on SWL and the recommendations for SWL in VCE VET programs can be found on this webpage.

VCE VET Examination information
Includes links to program-specific pages that include examination specifications and advice and past VCE VET examination papers and assessment reports.
To view the examination timetable for VCE studies and scored VCE VET programs: Examination Timetable.

Key contacts and useful resources
For a list of key contacts and useful resources relating to VET including details of the VCAA VET Unit, VET support networks and state reviewers.

Statistical Information
Includes statistical information relating to post-compulsory completion, achievement and performance in senior secondary certificates.

Schools and study search
Conduct a search to find which schools offer what Victorian senior secondary subjects. This listing is based on student enrolments in the previous calendar year.

Return to study
Information for adults on studying the VCE, VCAL or VET.​​​​​​​​​​​​