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VET – Cynthia's story

Cynthia's story

Year 10

Psychology Units 1 and 2

Year 11

Psychology Units 3 and 4

Further Mathematics Units 1 and 2

English Units 1 and 2

Economics Units 1 and 2

Business Management Units 1 and 2

VCE VET Dance Units 1 and 2

Year 12

VCE VET Dance Units 3 and 4

Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4

English Units 3 and 4

Economics Units 3 and 4

Business Management Units 3 and 4

Why did you choose a VET program?

As a dancer choosing VCE VET Dance opened my eyes to industry, and provided me with real life skills. The VET program showcased my knowledge of dance and my movement as a dancer, which I had been working on since I was four years old.

What factors did you consider when choosing your VCE VET studies?

After I had chosen my VCE subjects, I thought about doing a subject that I knew I could do well in, but also learn a lot from and enjoy.

What did you enjoy most about the VCE VET studies you undertook?

I really enjoyed the class because I actually had fun. Dance is something I love to do and being able to do it as a subject was great.

What are your top three tips for future VCE VET students who are trying to choose their studies?

My biggest tip is to choose what you love. Consider which prerequisites you need to get into your course, but your best work will always come from what you are passionate about and where your interests lie.

What strategy worked best for you when preparing for your exams and what are your top study tips?

I believe mindset changes everything. Instead of just cramming information to get a good grade on your SAC, try to understand it. You never know when you may need to use the information you learnt in that Friday afternoon class. Use the SACs and exams as a tool to gain knowledge. Breathe and do your very personal best, because that’s enough.

Did your selected studies align with your goals and career aspirations?

I have always wanted to be a teacher, and to teach business, which I’m studying at university, but I would also like to teach dance at a secondary school. VCE VET Dance has given me the foundation to continue my dance studies.

Do you have any other advice for future VET students?

Take advantage of all the opportunities that VET provides and just enjoy the process. I can honestly say Year 12 was my favourite year! Do as much as you can, push yourself and you will come out of it a stronger person.