VET @ MSC
Vocational Education and Training delivered to Secondary Students
If you want to gain industry skills and knowledge, then make sure a VET (Vocational Education and Training) subject is part of your VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program in Year 11 and 12.
Studying a VET subject will help you to develop a range of employability and practical skills and give you exposure to industry and local employers.
Whether you are looking for employment or an apprenticeship straight after school, wanting to continue training at University, TAFE or seeking to develop skills for personal reasons then a VET subject could be the right subject for you.
What is VET?
VET subjects are great entry courses, either at Certificate II or III level and are delivered over one or two years.
The courses can be delivered at Mildura Senior College, or they can be off-site at Riverside Trade Training Centre, SuniTAFE or Red Cliffs Secondary College.
Some VET subjects are delivered directly by the training organisation (RTO), where as other VET subjects the training and assessing is delivered by qualified teaching staff and the RTO issues the Certificates and Statements of Attainment only.
Why Study VET?
VET Subjects are a great pathway that can lead to further training at TAFE or University.
They are also a great way to prepare you for work, through apprenticeships, traineeships or direct employment.
How does VET fit in with VCE and VCAL programs?
VET subjects can be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program. You can enrol in one, two or even three VET subjects as part of your school program, although you can only chose one VET subject that is delivered off-site.
VCE: If you are enrolling in VCE you will receive either a Unit 1 & 2 or a Unit 3 & 4 credit towards your VCE depending on your VET subject. Many of the VCE VET subjects are scored assessed and most will provide either a study score or a 10% increment towards the ATAR.
VCAL: If you are enrolling in VCAL you must complete a VET subject as part of your program and will receive a VCAL Unit for every 90 nominal hours of training.
|VET Program||Length||RTO||VCE Credit||ATAR||VCAL Credit|
|VET Allied Health||2 Years||SuniTafe||Units 1 - 4||Study Score||4 Units|
|VET Applied Fashion Design & Technology||2 Years||TBA||Units 1 - 4 Plus extra Unit 1 & 2||10% Increment||6 Units|
|VET Automotive Vocational Preparation||2 Years||AIET||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET Beauty Services||2 Years||Riverside TTC||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET Building & Construction (Carpentry)||2 Years||AST||Units 1 - 4 plus extra Unit 1 & 2||10% Increment||4 - 6 Units|
|VET Business||2 Years||IVET||Units 1 - 4||Study Score||4 Units|
|VET Community Services||2 Years||IVET||Units 1 - 4||Study Score||4 Units|
|VET Electrical (Career Start)||2 Years||SuniTAFE||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET Engineering||2 Years||TBA||Units 1 - 4||Study Score||4 Units|
|VET Fitness||2 Years||AIPT||Units 1 - 4 plus extra Unit 3 - 4||10% Increment||6 Units|
|VET Furniture Making Pathways||2 Years||AST||Units 1 - 4||Study Score||4 Units|
|VET Horticulture / Rural Operations||2 Years||SuniTAFE||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET Hospitality Stream - Year 1||1 Year||AST||Units 1 - 2||N/A||2 Units|
|VET Hospitality Stream - Year 2 (Hospitality)||1 Year||AST||Units 3 - 4||Study Score||2 Units|
|VET Hospitality Stream - Year 2 (Kitchen Operations)||1 Year||AST||Units 3 - 4||Study Score||2 Units|
|VET Hospitality Stream - Year 2 (Patisserie)||1 Year||AST||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET IDMT||2 Years||SuniTAFE||Units 1 - 4||4 Units|
|VET Make - Up||2 Years||TBA||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET Music Industry - Year 1||1 Year||COSAMP||Units 1 - 2||N/A||2 Units|
|VET Music Industry - Year 2 (Perforance)||1 Year||COSAMP||Units 3 - 4||Study Score||2 Units|
|VET Music Industry - Year 2 (Sound Production)||1 Year||COSAMP||Units 3 - 4||Study Score||2 Units|
|VET Plumbing||2 Years||SuniTAFE||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
|VET Retail||1 Year||AST||Units 1 - 2||N/A||3 Units|
|VET Salon Assistant||1 Year||TBA||Units 1 - 2||N/A||2 Units|
|VET Screen and Media||2 Years||AIE||Units 1 - 4||Study Score||4 Units|
|VET Visual Arts||2 Years||SuniTafe||Units 1 - 4||10% Increment||4 Units|
Studying VET off campus - External VET Subjects
As an MSC student you have the option of selecting a VET program that is delivered off site.
If you chose one of these subjects you will be absent from school one day per week and may miss up to four classes. To be successful you will need to use your study periods to catch up on all the work you have missed.
It is also your responsibility to get yourself to and from the VET course location.
The following VET programs are delivered at sites away from MSC at the location indicated:
Red Cliffs Secondary College
Certificate II in Applied Fashion
Riverside Trade Training Centre
Certificate III in Beauty Services
Certificate II in Salon Assistant
Certificate III in Make-Up
Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
Certificate III Allied Health
Certificate II in Electrical (Career Start)
Certificate II Horticulture/Rural Operations
Certificate II in IDMT
Certificate II Plumbing
Certificate III in Visual Arts
Applying for VET Subjects
If you are interested in completing a VET subject, on or off-site, then you must make sure you include the subject as one of your top five preferences on your Subject Selection Sheet.
Fees for VET Programs
Mildura Senior College, as a government school, covers the cost for all tuition associated with VET courses. in 2022 the cost of materials, kits and uniforms will be covered by the Victorian Department of Education
Applying for External VET Programs
If you would like to apply for an external VET program then please follow the process listed below:
How To Apply
- Read the MRTTC & SuniTAFE Handbook
- Talk to your school VET Coordinator
- Create a USI (Unique Student Identifier) - To apply, Click Here
- Click on the EOI Link and complete the external VET Expression of interest form
Need More Information?
Linda Snoxall (VET Coordinator)
Melissa Trembath (VET Administration Officer)
Phone: (03) 5021 2911
For more information regarding the Deakin Trade Training Centre, Please Click Here
2022 VET Course Information
If you would like more information on each of the VET courses available, please click on the links below to access course guides and flyers.