The VCE VET Equine 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 different sectors of the equine industry, and provides access to employment opportunities in the equine or 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.
Scored assessment is available for the scored Unit 3–4 sequence of the VCE VET Equine Studies program.
2023 VCE VET Equine Studies program structure.
22513VIC Certificate III in Equine Studies: a pathway to employment in different sectors of the equine industry in roles such as stable-hands 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 (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 Equine Studies program booklet contains information relating to the qualification 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 Equine Studies program booklet.
Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Equine Studies program can be found on the
Victorian Department of Education website.
Scored assessment is available for 22513VIC Certificate III 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% 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 Equine Studies.
The scored Unit 3–4 sequence of the VCE VET Equine Studies program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.
Materials for scored assessment
VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide.
2023 VCE VET Equine Studies 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 Equine Studies examination specifications, past examinations and reports.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Equine Studies 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 Equine Studies State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
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