VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
The training that students receive reflects specific industry competency standards and is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation or a school in partnership with a Registered Training Organisation.
The VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) is a hands-on option for Years 11 and 12 students, offering practical work-related experience and learning.
Like the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate.
Students who do the VCAL are likely to be interested in going on to training at TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes, doing an apprenticeship or traineeship, or getting a job after finishing school.
VCE - Victorian Certificate of Education
The VCE is awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary education. It is recognised internationally, and provides pathways to further study at university, TAFE (Technical and Further Education) and the world of work.
The VCE is usually completed in Years 11 and 12, but can be started in Year 10.
About half of Year 10 students undertake some VCE units.
Within the VCE students can undertake vocational education and training (VET); this can be via School Based Apprenticeships -
Link: http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet/programs/newapprent.html or at a training organisation (VCE VET).
VCE can be studied by adults and completed in one year.
For more information, see: Beyond School - Adult VCE Return to Study