VCE VET Engineering
The VCE VET Engineering program is drawn from state accredited curriculum and provides pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering, manufacturing or other related industries. The program enables students to gain recognised credentials and to make informed choices of vocation or career path.
The VCE VET Engineering program was redeveloped in 2018.
From 2018, new students undertaking Units 1 and 2 of VCE VET Engineering will enrol in:
In 2018, students continuing into Units 3 and 4 will enroll in:
22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies
Pre-apprenticeships: 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
Students who complete 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies will be eligible for up to four units of credit towards their VCE: two units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Students commencing in 2018 and beyond
Students who complete 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies will be eligible for up to four units of credit towards their VCE: two units at Units 1 and 2 level 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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Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering 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
Note: Students who wish to undertake scored assessment in 2018 must do so through an enrolment in Units 3 and 4 of 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.
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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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 the VCE VET Engineering program drawn from 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.
Materials for Scored Assessment
VCE VET Assessment Guide (pdf - 474.78kb)
This Assessment Guide is for all VCE VET scored programs and contains background information relating to VCE VET study scores. It contains an overview of study score assessment, the process of integrating study scores with competency based assessment and detailed advice regarding the development and assessment of coursework tasks. The Assessment Guide also contains generic templates, scoring criteria and other coursework assessment records. Program specific assessment advice for revised VCE VET scored programs is published on each of the individual webpages for VCE VET programs.
VCE VET Engineering Assessment Plan Template and Sample (docx - 104kb) (January 2018)
- VCE VET Scoring Criteria Sheets:
(doc - 158kb) |
(pdf - 47kb)
- VET Coursework Assessment Record (VCAR):
(doc - 159kb) |
(pdf - 39kb)
Frameworks for task types are a guide to the four task types in scored VCE VET programs.
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For implementation from 2018, Units 1 and 2
- VCE VET Engineering Program Booklet – Extract (July 2018): (doc - 132kb) | (pdf - 512kb)
Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Engineering program can be found on the Accredited Courses page of the Victorian Department of Education and Training website. Full descriptions of units of competency that are drawn from training packages can be obtained from training.gov.au
- Table of VCE VET Engineering Studies Program Structure (July 2018): (xls - 88kb)
Copy of current program structure as an Excel table. Contains the units, codes and hours.
- VCE VET Engineering: Transition arrangements 2018 (July 2018): (doc - 68kb) | (pdf - 224kb)
Advice regarding transition arrangements for students moving into the new VCE VET Engineering program drawn from 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.
For continuing students undertaking Units 3 and 4
Program updates and further information
New program transition advice
Advice regarding the transition in 2018 from the VCE VET Engineering Studies program drawn from 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies to the new program drawn from 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies is available under the Publications section on this page. Additional advice appears in VCAA Bulletin Issue 40 (July 2018).
During the life of a qualification 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 Engineering 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