Did you know it is now possible to study towards a TAFE course while you are still at secondary school? The VET in VCE programs (VET stands for vocational education and training) enable you to combine general VCE units with VET modules, either delivered at their school or at a registered training organisation, such as one of Kangan Institute's Melbourne campuses.
A major advantage of the VET in the VCE programs is that they often include industry work-placements to give you a practical, hands-on training and experience in a workplace.
On completion of VET in the VCE programs, Victorian school students receive:
Kangan Institute is one of Victoria's major providers of VET in Schools training. We also work in conjunction with secondary colleges and employers to arrange work placements for Melbourne students, which are a key component of the VET in Schools programs.
Kangan Institute has also developed VET in Schools programs for students in Year 9 and 10 - such as taster programs - which allows you to gain a taste of possible future careers to progress into after school.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies combine general Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with vocational training and experience in the workplace.
A VET program offers students the opportunity to complete a nationally-recognised vocational qualification, such as a TAFE certificate or diploma, while providing credit towards the VCE or VCAL, just like other subject areas.
The vocational qualification provides access to further training - generally at a TAFE - and could improve the student's chances of finding a job once school is finished.
Vocational education and training (VET) programs are fully recognised within the unit 1-4 structure of the VCE and contribute towards the satisfactory completion of your VCE.
A number of VET programs also have a study score attached which contributes towards your ATAR score. Students who receive a Unit 3-4 sequence who study VET programs will be eligible for a 10 percent increment towards their ATAR (10 percent of the average of the primary four scaled studies) or a direct contribution through an external exam, just like other VCE studies.
Within the VCAL certificate, VET programs satisfy the industry specific skills strand requirements. If a school student completes a full VET program (units 1-4) they should achieve 4 units of credit towards their VCAL certificate.
It is important to note that the 3-4 sequences of VET programs are not designed as stand-alone studies. In order to receive the VET qualification, school students must complete the entire Unit 1-4 structure of a VET program.
The following VET programs have a Study Score available to students undertaking the relevant Unit 3-4 sequence.
For more information on Kangan Institute Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs, phone 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email our Contact Centre.