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VET myths versus facts

Fact 1: VET is for VCE, VCE VM and VPC students.

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VET can provide credit towards the VCE, VCE VM and VPC. It is important to choose studies that complement your goals.

Fact 2: University and VET both offer a wide range of qualifications that lead to a wide range of salaries. The salary you earn is a result of your qualification and what you do with it – not where you get it.

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VET students in different VET programs

Integrated Technologies – Bendigo Senior Secondary College

Fact 3: You can still go to university if you do VET at school.

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If you are a VCE student, VET can be used in the calculation of your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

If you do not achieve the ATAR you need, or if you are a VCE VM or VPC student, undertaking a VET qualification may give you an alternative pathway to university.

Fact 4: VET courses delivered to secondary students are identical to VET courses delivered to everyone else.

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VET has national standards. The same standards apply to everyone undertaking a qualification.


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