VCE VET Automotive

The VCE VET Automotive program is a pre-employment course designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the automotive industry through study pathway options, such as an apprenticeship or higher education.


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Qualifications

The VCE VET Automotive program was redeveloped in 2016. From 2017, all students commencing the VCE VET Automotive qualification will enrol in:

  • AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation: covers the skills and knowledge required to perform minor maintenance and repair of an automotive vehicle body. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a limited range of tasks relating to identifying and inspecting mechanical and electrical components and systems of light vehicles, heavy vehicles, outdoor power equipment, bicycles, marine craft and motorcycles.

In 2017, students continuing into the second year of the VCE VET Automotive program will maintain their enrolment in:

  • 22015VIC Certificate II in Automotive Studies (pre-vocational): a state accredited curriculum which offers students the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge across a range of automotive sectors including automotive mechanical and electrical, vehicle body panel beating, spray painting, trimming and making; and vehicle engine reconditioning.

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Victoria involve the student undertaking the VCE or VCAL as well as being employed part-time. A list of approved qualifications for specific industry areas is available at www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/schemes.aspx


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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

Students commencing in 2017 and beyond

  • AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation: recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Continuing students

  • 22015VIC Certificate II in Automotive Studies (pre-vocational): recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

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ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence from 22015VIC Certificate II in Automotive Studies (for continuing students only), AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation, or any of the approved school-based apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications from the Automotive industry area will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website at: www.vtac.edu.au

The VCE VET Automotive program does not offer scored assessment.


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Publications

Program information

For implementation from 2017, Unit 1 & 2: For continuing students undertaking Units 3 & 4:

Program updates and further information

Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Automotive program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage