Vet Courses at Secondary Level

Students who complete all or part of a nationally recognised qualification may receive credit towards satisfactory completion of their VCE and/or VCAL. Recognition can be achieved through:

  • enrolment in a VCAA-approved VCE VET program, or a school-based or part-time apprenticeship or traineeship
  • enrolment in any other nationally recognised qualification at certificate II level or above – this arrangement is called block credit recognition.


VET in the VCE and VCAL
VET in the VCE or VCAL allows students to include VET within their senior secondary certificate. Students undertake nationally recognised training from either accredited state curriculum or national training packages which may contribute to their VCE and/or VCAL.

Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL
Industry pathways in the VCE and VCAL will be introduced from 2015. They provide a new form of recognition for students who choose to complete a senior secondary program of study in a specific vocational area.

Registered training organisations (RTOs)
Information on how to become an RTO, delivery options for VET and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015.

VCE VET Examination information
Includes links to program-specific pages that include examination specifications and advice and past VCE VET examination papers and assessment reports. To view the examination timetable for VCE studies and scored VCE VET programs: Examination Timetable.

Statistical Information
Includes statistical information relating to post-compulsory completion, achievement and performance in senior secondary certificates.

Schools and study search
Conduct a search to find which schools offer what Victorian senior secondary subjects. This listing is based on student enrolments in the previous calendar year.

Return to study
Information for adults on studying the VCE, VCAL or VET.