VCE VET Engineering

Certificate II in Engineering is state accredited curriculum which provides pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering, manufacturing or other related industries. The VCE VET Engineering program enables students to gain recognised credentials and to make informed choices of vocation or career path.


The following qualification is available in the VCE VET Engineering program:

  • 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Pre-apprenticeships: A pre-apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification that has an automatic training and duration credit into the apprenticeship in the same industry area. A pre-apprenticeship training program prepares the student for entry into a trade based apprenticeship by equipping the student with foundation knowledge and skills.

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

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies: recognition of two units at Units 1 and 2 and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.

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ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering Studies must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student's best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Further information can be found on the VTAC website

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Engineering, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

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Scored Assessment

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Engineering must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks worth 66% of the overall study score and an end of year examination worth 34% of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering.

Materials for Scored Assessment

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Program information

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 Business program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage

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Exams and Assessment Reports