VCE VET Health

The VCE VET Health program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue further training or work in an entry-level role within a range of health related areas.


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Qualifications

The following qualifications are available in the VCE VET Health program.

  • Program 1: HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services: provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the Health industry. This is an entry level qualification which covers workers who provide support for the effective functioning of health services. Specialisations in Client Support or Health Administration are available.
  • Program 2: HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance (incorporating HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance): provides students with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their employment prospects in the Health industry. These qualifications cover workers who provide assistance to allied health professionals and other health professionals with the care of clients.

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

  • Program 1: recognition of up to three units at Units 1 and 2 level.
  • Program 2: recognition of one unit at Units 1 and 2 level, and a minimum of three units at Units 3 and 4 level.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Health 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 Health 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.

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

Students who undertake additional training from certificate III and achieve a further Units 3 and 4 sequence may 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: www.vtac.edu.au


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Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is available for HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Health 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 HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance.

Materials for Scored Assessment


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Publications

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 Health 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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Structured workplace learning

The VCAA Reference Group endorsed a minimum of 80 hours (two weeks) of structured workplace learning (SWL) over the duration of the VCE VET Health program.

The HLT training package mandates placement for some units of competency and qualifications. Placement duration and/or conditions may be stipulated to gain competency for a unit or to complete the qualification. Where placement is not undertaken, and is required as part of the assessment requirements, competency cannot be deemed.

Where the training package requires placement, this can be used to satisfy the VCAA SWL placement requirements for the program.


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Exams and Assessment Reports

  • VCE VET Health: Exams & Assessment Reports (not yet available)
    • Exam specifications and advice
    • Past exams and exam assessment reports (not yet available)