The VCE VET Creative and Digital Media 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 in the screen and media industry in areas such as film and television production, animation, radio broadcasting and photography.
Scored assessment is available for the scored Unit 3–4 sequence of the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program.
VCE Season of Excellence
The prestigious Top Designs exhibition at Melbourne Museum is now showcasing five VCE VET programs. If you are undertaking scored assessment as part of your VCE or VCE Vocational Major, then you can apply. Top Designs is part of the VCE Season of Excellence, an annual festival celebrating senior secondary student work from Victorian schools.
Applications open on 1 September 2023 and close on 13 November 2023. For information on how to apply, watch this video or visit the
Top Designs page.
Register your interest here and you will be notified when applications open and are due to close.
A3 Top Designs poster is also available to print for your classroom.
2023 VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program structure.
CUA20220 Certificate II in Creative Industries: provides students with a pathway to a variety of creative industries. Core units of competency include developing and applying creative arts industry knowledge, working with others and work health and safety practices. To complete the certificate, a broad range of electives are available in broadcasting, lighting, animation and digital effects, web design, basic vision and sound editing, props and set construction.
Credit in the VCE (including VCE VM and VPC): recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level.
CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media: provides students with a pathway to a variety of creative industries. Units 3 and 4 offer scored assessment and incorporate units such as 2D digital animations, writing content for a range of media, authoring interactive sequences and creating visual design components.
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 Creative and Digital Media 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 Creative and Digital Media program booklet.
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the
CUA Training Package.
VCE VET Creative and Digital Media Supplementary Advice
The VCE VET Creative and Digital Media Supplementary Advice for teachers provides training and assessment advice for the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media 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 creative and digital media related industries.
2022 VCE VET Creative and Digital Media Supplementary Advice.
Scored assessment is available for CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Creative and Digital Media 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 Creative and Digital Media.
The scored Unit 3–4 sequence of the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.
Materials for scored assessment
VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide.
2023 VCE VET Creative and Digital Media 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 Creative and Digital Media examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Creative and Digital Media 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 Creative and Digital Media State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
Warrandyte High School
telephone: (03) 9844 2749
VCE Season of Excellence
High quality works created by students who complete this VCE VET program are eligible to apply for the VCE Season of Excellence. For further information, visit