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VCE VET Equine Studies

Certificate II in Equine Studies is state accredited curriculum which provides access to direct employment opportunities in the equine or equine related industries. The VCE VET Equine Studies program enables students to gain recognised credentials and to make an informed choice of their vocation or career path.

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The following qualification is available in the VCE VET Equine Studies program:

  • 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies: a pathway to employment in different sectors of the equine industry in roles such as stablehands or stud hands or further study in a range of equine or equine related qualifications in horse breeding, sport or racing.

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies: recognition of up to four units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

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

Note: from 2019, increments for unscored VCE VET programs will be calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four. The policy change is outlined in the VTAC Gazette Nov-Dec 2017

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

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Scored Assessment

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Equine Studies 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 Equine Studies.

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 Equine 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

    • Past examinations and examination reports