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VCE VET Equine Studies

The VCE VET Equine Studies 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 related industries. 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.

Qualifications

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.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: 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.

Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Equine Studies must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66 per cent of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination which is worth 34 per cent 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

VCE VET assessment guide will be published shortly.

VCE VET Equine Studies 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 Equine Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Structured workplace learning recognition

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

A workplace learning record booklet for VCE VET Equine Studies is available.

View 22246VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies workplace learning record booklet.

Support material

VCE VET Equine Studies Program Booklet
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 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

VCE VET program guide 2018
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET # program booklet.

ATAR contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored 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.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Business, 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 Equine Studies State Reviewer

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

Kim Packer - Skillinvest

tel: 0412 808 149

email: kim.packer@skillinvest.com.au