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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Recognition of VET and Further Education (FE) within the VCE and the VCAL means that students who complete all or part of a nationally recognised qualification may receive credit towards satisfactory completion of their VCE and/or VCAL. Recognition arrangements are as follows:

  • through enrolment in a VCAA-approved VCE VET program, or a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship
  • through enrolment in any other nationally recognised qualification – 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 vocational studies 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 vocational training programs 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 for 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 webpage.

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
The VCAA VET Unit annually conducts two professional development activities targetted at VET Providers and trainers:

  • VCE VET Scored Assessment Workshops: held in March
  • VCAA VET, VCAL & DET Statewide Briefings: held in November/December

More information on these activities can be accessed via this webpage. Details of all other professional development activities and workshops delivered by the VCAA can be accessed via the following link: Professional development activities

Apprenticeships and Traineeships
There are two ways in which a student may undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship while at school: school-based or part-time. Further information on apprenticeships and traineeships for students enrolled at school can be accessed via this webpage.

Block Credit Recognition
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 may be eligible for credit towards their VCE. This is called Block Credit Recognition. Further information on Block Credit Recognition can be accessed via this webage.

VASS enrolment advice for students undertaking VET
Enrolment, unit completion and assessment data for students undertaking a senior secondary certificate in Victoria must be entered on VASS in accordance with the administrative requirements of the VCAA and must meet critical dates. Further information and advice on enrolling students in a VET qualification on VASS can be accessed via this webpage.

VET Registration and Delivery
Delivery of a VET certificate is undertaken by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Further information on how to become an RTO and the delivery options for VET can be accessed via this webpage.

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
For answers to frequently asked questions from students, parents, teachers and trainers about VET.

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

Schools and Study Search
This function lets you conduct a search of Victorian senior secondary subjects sorted by school. The listing is based on which studies are actually taught by a school.

Return To Study
Information for adults on studying the VCE, VCAL or VET can be accessed via this link.​​

Last Update: 05 May 2015