The VCE VET Business program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training within a range of business and industry settings. The Certificate III in Business provides a pathway for students who wish to continue with their business studies into higher education.
Scored assessment is available for the scored Unit 3–4 sequence of the VCE VET Business program.
2023 VCE VET Business program structure.
BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills: an entry level qualification which provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in a business or office environment. The certificate provides an understanding of business fundamentals within the Australian context and will assist students to gain employment opportunities in an entry level administrative or customer service role.
Credit in the VCE (including VCE VM and VPC): recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level.
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business: provides students with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in a variety of work contexts using discretion, judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.
Credit in the VCE (including VCE VM and VPC): recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, a scored VCE VET Unit 3–4 sequence and an additional non-scored VCE VET Unit 3–4 sequence.
Note: The scored Unit 3–4 sequence must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the scored Unit 3–4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2 because Unit 3–4 sequences are not designed for standalone study.
The VCE VET Business program booklet contains information relating to the qualifications approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE (including VCE VM and VPC) students.
It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for students.
It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and pathways to further learning.
2023 VCE VET Business program booklet.
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
BSB Training Package.
VCE VET Business Supplementary Advice
The VCE VET Business Supplementary Advice for teachers provides training and assessment advice for the VCE VET Business program Units 1 to 4. This publication contains advice for developing a range of delivery sequences, learning activities and strategies for exam preparation. It can be used as a resource tool to evaluate delivery and improve knowledge of the business service industry.
2022 VCE VET Business Supplementary Advice.
Scored assessment is available for BSB30120 Certificate III in Business.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Business must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination which is worth 34% of the overall study score.
Scored assessment is based on the scored Unit 3–4 sequence of VCE VET Business.
The scored Unit 3–4 sequence of the VCE VET Business program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.
Materials for scored assessment
VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide.
2023 VCE VET Business assessment plan template and sample.
VCE VET scoring criteria sheets.
View assessment templates for task types:
Task type overview.
Examination specifications, past examinations and reports
VCE VET Business examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Business program Unit 3–4 sequence 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 increment.
Where a student elects not to receive a study score for a scored Unit 3–4 sequence no contribution to the ATAR will be available.
Where an additional non-scored Unit 3–4 sequence is undertaken students may be eligible for a fifth or sixth study increment.
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
Further information can be found on the
Where a scored Unit 3–4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.
Where an additional non-scored Unit 3–4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the fourth study score of the primary four.
Structured workplace learning recognition
The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.
Workplace Learning Record booklets.
VCE VET Business State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
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