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VET allowed me to develop good industry skills
and get a lot of good experience.

Mason in folded arms pose
VCE VET Engineering,
and VCE VET Automotive
Light Vehicle Automotive Apprentice

Why I chose VET

I chose VET because I wasn't a very academic student and I wanted a way to learn by being hands-on.

What I got out of VET

VET allowed me to develop good industry skills and get a lot of good experience. I was able to explore my abilities and really challenge myself along the way. VET allowed me to choose the career path that I am currently pursuing.

Mason working on a car engine

My VET success story

After school with the certificates I had from VET, I was accepted into Motorsports Training Australia. I completed a two year, full-time course in motorsports as a pit crew mechanic. I am currently doing my apprenticeship at Alpine Auto Repairs in Bright.

My advice

My advice to VET students is to listen to the teacher and learn as much as you can. The skills you gain in VET can get you a great job in a field you love.

Mason's VET success story (pdf - 1.6mb)

Mason putting away his tools into a toolbox

My pathway

1 Completed

cogs iconVCE VET Engineering

  • Certificate II in
    Engineering Studies

Certificate III in Engineering
- Fabrication (SBAT)
(Commenced) car icon
VCE VET Automotive
Literacy and Numeracy Skills
star medal icon Industry Specific Skills
Work Related Skills
Personal Development Skills


TAFEstar medal icon
Certificate III in Motorsport Technology


TAFEstar medal icon
Certificate IV in Motorsport Technology

4 Current

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Automotive

Employed full-timedollar sign icon
Automotive Apprentice

5 Career Goals

Business Owner/Operator
Diesel performance workshop

My Awards

Principal's Award, 2015
Education Scholarship, 2015

VET in 3 words

Practical. Fun. Great.

Secondary school: Bright P–12 College
Location: Bright
VET qualification:

  • Certificate II in Engineering Studies
  • Certificate II in Automotive Studies (Pre-vocational)

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