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.


Qualification

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:

  • 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies

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 www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/apptrain/Pages/schemes.aspx


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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

Continuing students

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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ATAR Contribution

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 www.vtac.edu.au

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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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 the VCE VET Engineering program drawn from 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.

Materials for Scored Assessment


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Publications

Program information

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).

Continuous improvement

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