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What I loved about VET was that it was practical
and related to current industry knowledge and practice.

Meg in a folded arms pose
Secondary School Teacher, Dance Teacher,
VCE VET Dance External Exam Assessor

Why I chose VET

I chose VET so I could incorporate my passion for the performing arts with my schooling. I wanted to focus on learning about the current performing arts industry and preparing to work in the industry after school.

What I got out of VET

VET Dance gave me opportunities to participate in mock and real auditions, develop my choreography skills, develop my performance skills and build my performing arts network. I was able to develop a resume for the performing arts industry and gain knowledge about dance psychology, nutrition, fitness, safe dance practices and anatomy to understand the importance of staying physically and mentally healthy.

My VET success story

The knowledge and network I gained from the VET Dance course also allowed me to gain employment in the performing arts industry, giving me the opportunity to earn money while I was at university. I was also fortunate enough to help teach the VET Dance course and many other classes at Isolation Performing Arts Studio. It was great to be able to pass on my skills and knowledge to the next generation of students.

My advice

Take every opportunity to gain experience and knowledge from industry-based teachers and professionals. If you can combine a passion of yours with school it makes learning so much easier and enjoyable because you're excited to go to class every week!

Meg's VET success story (pdf - 1,020.74kb)

My pathway

1 Completed

dance icon

Legal Studies
star medal icon Health and Human Development
Mathematical Methods

2 Completed

Employed part-time (gap year)
Professional Dancer
Dance Teacher
dollar sign icon Dance Office Administration/Manager
Children's Entertainer
Swim Instructor

3 Completed

Bachelor of Arts
(Psychology and Criminology)
Masters of Teaching (Secondary)

Employed part-time (as above)

4 Current

Employed full-time
Secondary School Teacher

Employed part-time
Dance Teacher
VCE VET Dance Performance Assessor for VCAA

My Awards

Premier's VCE Award
for VET VCE Dance, 2009

VET in 3 words

Experience. Skills. Networking.

Secondary school: Marian College
Location: Sunshine West
VET qualification:

  • Certificate II in Dance

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