VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING COURSES

Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects provide industry specific training as well as the opportunity to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.  

They enable students to gain formal qualifications while still at school as a part of their school program.

VET programs offered by Swan Hill College are at either Certificate 2 or Certificate 3 level.

Students can commence a VET program in Years 10, 11 or 12

Students may enrol in up to 2 VET programs at a time as per  acceleration policy

NOTE

Students wishing to undertake a VET program in an industry area that is not listed in this Handbook should contact the VET staff in the      Careers office to arrange a meeting to discuss options.

Why choose a VET course?

  • You gain valuable industry skills
  • VET gives you the chance to ‘try out’ a career to see if it is the right one for you
  • It gives you the chance to participate in work placement, meeting employers and gaining references
  • Doing work placement and meeting employers increases your chances of gaining a school based or a full time apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Work placement helps you to demonstrate community or industry involvement when applying for scholarships
  • VET courses provide credit towards both VCE and VCAL certificates

VET Courses

VET credit into VCE & VCAL

VET in School’s programs are fully recognised for both VCE and VCAL credit.

VCE students:

  • VET subjects are recognised for credit within the Unit 1 & 2 and Unit 3 & 4 VCE structure. Most VET subjects contribute to an ATAR like a VCE subject would, exceptions are Automotive and Building and Construction and Agriculture.
  • Scored VET subjects provide a study score to contribute towards the ATAR if students complete SACs and the exam in their second year – the same as any other VCE subject!
  • Non-scored VET subjects (without SACs or exams) may also contribute to the ATAR as a 5th or 6th subject by adding 10% of the average of the students four best study scores

VCAL students:

  • VET subjects are recognised for credit towards Foundation, Intermediate and Senior VCAL certificates
  • VET subjects are a compulsory part of all VCAL programs
AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

Certificate II in Agriculture provides students with the knowledge and skills that  will enhance their employment prospects in the agriculture industry or as a pathway to further studies at TAFE, Universities or Agricultural Colleges.

 Program StructureThis program is delivered off campus by Sunraysia TAFE

Students will be required to attend TAFE for one half day each week. This day will  combine theory and practical work on a TAFE farm.   Visits to other local farms, agricultural product suppliers and field days will be incorporated into the program.  Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, safe use of chemicals, operation of farm machinery and equipment, operating tractors,  fencing, handling livestock and crop establishment.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Special Requirements: Students will require work boots for practical activities.

 Cost  Approximately $250 course materials.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure  – This program is delivered off campus by  Sunraysia TAFE.

Students will be required to attend TAFE for one half day each week. This day will  combine theory and practical work on a TAFE farm.   Visits to other local farms, agricultural product suppliers and field days will be incorporated into the program.  Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas studied will include: assisting with pressurised irrigation systems, caring for livestock, ooperational maintenance of machinery, identifying and treating plants, weeds and  disorders, recording production data and  participating in environmental work practices.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Special Requirements: Students will require work boots for practical activities.

Cost:  Approximately $250 course materials.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first & second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 & 4 VCE credit.

There is no Scored Assessment/Exams for this subject however VCE students may receive a 10% increment towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all 2nd year units will receive 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Automotive program is a work ready pre-employment course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Automotive industry through a trade apprenticeship or higher education.

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, using tools and equipment in auto workshops, solving automotive problems, basic vehicle servicing, inspecting and testing batteries.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Special Requirements:

Students may require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

Approximate cost: Materials $90 +  work books $100.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas of study include removing and replacing engines, dismantle and assemble engines, remove and replace engine cylinder head, dismantle and assemble fuel pumps, manual transmissions, suspension systems and brake assemblies.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.

Special Requirements:

Students may require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

 Approximate cost: Materials $90 +  work books $100.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and  second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 and 4 VCE credit.

There is no Scored Assessment/Exams for this subject however, VCE students may receive a 10% increment towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all second year units will be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

22338VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction Pre-apprenticeship (partial) Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Building program is a pre-employment course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Building and Construction industry through a trade apprenticeship or higher education.

 Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and  1 single lesson each week. Students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for Units completed. This course is  offered as partial completion of the certificate (2 years of 3 year program).  Final year may be completed at a TAFE or students may move directly into an apprenticeship.

Year 1

First year students will complete the Construction Induction Card (white card) and Level 2 First Aid. Areas of study include Workplace Health and  Safety, building industry calculations,  quality principles, workplace plans, levelling, installing door and window frames, external cladding and  demolition.

Structured Work Placement: Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. Construction Induction Card course must be completed prior to commencing work placement.

Special Requirements: Students will require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

Approximate cost: Materials $90 +  work books $70.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (partial) Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for Units completed. This course is  offered as partial completion of the certificate (2 years of 3 year program).  Final year may be completed at TAFE or students may move directly into an apprenticeship.

Year 2

Areas of study include introduction to scaffolding; basic setting out; subfloor framing; wall and roof framing.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $55.

Special Requirements:

Students will require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 and 4 VCE credit.

There is no Scored Assessment/Exams for this subject however, VCE students may receive a 10% increment towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all second year units will be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Business program is suitable for students wishing to gain employment or a traineeship in an office or business environment across a broad range of industries including banking/finance; legal offices; real estate; etcetera.

 Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. The full certificate can be achieved in one year.

 Year 1

Areas of study include skills in administration, reception, finance, using business equipment & technology, preparing business documents, customer service skills, business structures and management.

Structured Work Placement

Students will have the opportunity to participate in Structured Work Placement

 Approximate cost: Materials $90 + workbooks $100.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business- selected units only Year 2 (from 2021)

An option to complete selected Certificate III level units may be offered the following year to students who have completed the full Certificate II level certificate.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:       Students may be eligible for Unit 3 & 4 VCE credit.

               This may be offered as a ‘Scored’ subject giving students the opportunity to complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR

VCAL:   Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL certificate & will meet the Industry strand requirement.

 

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

This course provides training for community services work and a basis for further study in this field, either at TAFE or University. Students gain skills through completion of projects, community visits, guest speakers and work placement in the industry. The course is based around work in aged care, disability care, childcare, family and youth services but may also lead toward career paths into fields such as Nursing or Allied Health.

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Students will complete Level 2 First Aid during the first year of this course.  Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, communicating in health services and working with diverse people.

Structured Work Placement: Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $100.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas of study include Responding to client needs, working within Community Frameworks, Implementing and participating in engagement strategies.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.  

 Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $100.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and  second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 & 4 VCE credit.

Scored Assessment is available so students may complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all first year units may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and  meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Engineering program is a pre-employment course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Engineering industry through an apprenticeship or higher education qualifications at a TAFE or University.

 

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Students will complete the Construction Induction Card (white card) during the first year of this course.  Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, using engineering tools, basic machining and fabrication techniques.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. Construction
Induction Card course must be completed prior to commencing work placement.

Special Requirements:

Students will require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $115.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas of study include producing basic engineering sketches and  drawings; performing computations; producing basic engineering components.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $115.

Special Requirements:

Students will require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 and 4 VCE credit.

Scored Assessment is available so students may complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all first year units may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and  meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Furniture Making Pathways program is a pre-employment course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Furniture making, Cabinet making, Kitchen/Bathroom installations or Upholstery through an apprenticeship or higher education.

 Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Students will complete the Construction Induction Card (white card) during the first year of this course. Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, preparing surfaces, joining furnishing materials and making simple furniture joints.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. Construction
Induction Card course must be completed prior to commencing work placement 

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $120.

Special Requirements: Students will require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas of study include using hand and power tools, measurements and calculations, assembling furnishing components and students will undertake a furniture making project.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $120.

Special Requirements:

Students will require work boots for Structured Work Placement.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first & second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 and 4 VCE credit.

Scored Assessment is available so students may complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all first year units will be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Kitchen Operations program is a pre-employment course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Hospitality or Commercial Cookery industry through an apprenticeship or higher education.

 Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Areas of study include Workplace Health & Safety, using food preparation equipment, preparing and presenting simple dishes, using hygienic food practices, maintaining quality of perishable items.  Students will gain their Food Handler’s certificate.  

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.
Students may be required to assist with events to meet service period requirements.

 Approximate cost: Food/Materials $150, work books $100.

                                 Excursion: approximately $350.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas of study include preparing appetisers and salads, stocks, sauces and soups, vegetables/fruit/egg dishes and preparing poultry dishes.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.  

Approximate cost: Food/Materials $150 + work books $100.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and  second year units may be  

             eligible for Unit 3 & 4 VCE credit.

Scored Assessment is available so students may complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all first year units may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and  meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology (IDMT) - Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Information Technology program is a course for students wishing to pursue a career in the ICT or Digital Media industry and leads to higher education pathways at TAFE or University.

 Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for Units completed. This course is  offered as partial completion of the certificate (2 years of 3 year program). Final year may be completed at a TAFE or other training organisation.

Year 1

Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, run standard diagnostic tests, care for computer hardware, provide basic system administration and operate application software packages.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $100

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media & Technology (IDMT) - Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for Units completed. This course is  offered as partial completion of the certificate (2 years of 3 year program). Final year may be completed at TAFE or other training organisation.

Year 2

Areas of study include installing and optimising system software, determine and action network problems, maintain IT equipment and  software, install and  configure a small office network, provide IT advice to clients, creating user documentation.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $100.

 VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 & 4 VCE credit.

Scored Assessment is available so students may complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all first year units will be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and  meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.

 

SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport & Recreation Year 1 (Year 10, 11 or 12 students)

The VET Sport and Recreation program is suitable for students wishing to pursue a career in the Sports industry or as a pathway to higher education at TAFE or University (i.e. Sports or Event Management, Outdoor Recreation or Physiotherapy fields). Students will be required to actively participate in all activities to complete this course.

 Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the students regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 1

Students will obtain their First Aid certificate during the first year of this course.  Areas of study include Workplace Health and Safety, conducting non instructional sport and fitness sessions and events, developing officiating knowledge, responding to emergency situations and using social media tools for collaboration.

Structured Work Placement:

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement. 

 Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $100.

Plus $20 for term 1 swimming program (may vary slightly depending on  pool fees )

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:        Students may be eligible for Unit 1 & 2 VCE credit.

VCAL:      Students may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the industry strand requirement.

Year 10:  Students will receive 2 credits towards their following year VCE or VCAL program.

SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport & Recreation Year 2 (continuing students only)

Program Structure

This program is delivered by Swan Hill College as part of the student’s regular timetable as 2 double lessons and 1 single lesson each week. Students will need to complete both years to obtain the full qualification. Statements of Attainment will be issued to students with partial completion.

Year 2

Areas of study include Developing knowledge of coaching practices, conducting basic warm up/cool down sessions, planning and conducting programs, facilitating and educating user groups.

Structured Work Placement

Students will be expected to undertake structured work placement.

 Approximate cost: Materials $90 + work books $100.

Plus approximately $50 for practical activities throughout the year.

VCE & VCAL Credit

VCE:    Students who complete all first and second year units may be eligible for Unit 3 & 4 VCE credit.

Scored Assessment is available so students may complete SACs and the end of year exam to receive a study score towards their ATAR.

VCAL: Students who complete all first year units may be eligible for 2 credits towards their VCAL and meet the Industry Specific Strand requirement.