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VCE VET Engineering Studies

The VCE VET Engineering Studies program is drawn from Victorian accredited curriculum and offers a portable qualification which is recognised throughout Australia. This qualification provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in the engineering, manufacturing or other related industries. The VCE VET Engineering Studies program is a pre-employment course designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the engineering, manufacturing or other related industries.

Qualifications

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies: aims to instil positive perceptions of the engineering related industries by introducing young people to the wide range of employment opportunities, career choices and study pathways to further training in the engineering, manufacturing and related industries.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to three units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

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

School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Victoria involve the student undertaking the VCE or VCAL as well as being employed part-time. For a list of approved qualifications in specific industry areas, visit Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

Program material

VCE VET Engineering Studies Program Booklet (published September 2020)
Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Plumbing program can be found on the Victorian Department of Education and Training website. 

2020 Top Designs poster (pdf - 995.42kb)

From 2020, the Top Designs exhibition will incorporate work from VCE VET Engineering Studies. Applications to Top Designs 2020 will be available from early September. To find out more about how to apply, visit Top Designs.

Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for VCE VET Engineering Studies.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Engineering Studies 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 Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering Studies drawn from 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.

Materials for scored assessment

VCE VET assessment guide will be published shortly.

VCE VET Engineering Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2020)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets

Assessment templates for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Frameworks for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE VET Engineering examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for structured workplace learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

Workplace learning record booklets for VCE VET Engineering are available.

View 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies workplace learning record booklet.

View 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies workplace learning record booklet.

ATAR contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering 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.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for the scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering Studies, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit VTAC.

VCE VET Engineering Studies State Reviewer

VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.

David Godfrey - Ringwood Secondary College

tel: (03) 9870 2002 / (03) 9845 7560

email: dgodfrey@ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au