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.

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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ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for the VCE VET Health program 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: www.vtac.edu.au

VCE VET Health will offer scored assessment in 2018.


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Structured workplace learning

The VCAA mandates a minimum of 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement 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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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 Business program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage