Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs enable students to gain an industry-recognised qualification whilst they complete their VCE studies. This gives them a ‘head start’ in seeking employment, or advanced standing if they apply to continue their studies in this field after Year 12.
Students who undertake a VCE / VET study, but choose not to pursue that field in later employment or study, will have gained a range of workplace and organisational skills that they can apply in other situations.
Whilst undertaking VET programs, students generally spend one afternoon where the training takes place. VCE/VET studies provide credits towards VCE either contribute to the student’s ATAR as a fully scored study or as an increment.
Mentone Girls’ Secondary College has strong links with Holmesglen Institute of TAFE who assist in the delivery of many programs.
VET in the VCE programs:
- Allied Health
- Applied Fashion Design and Technology
- Community Services
- Interactive Digital Media
- Technical Production (Music)
School Based Apprenticeships (SBA)
Students are able to undertake a School Based Apprenticeship during their senior years. A SBA contributes towards the completion requirements of the VCE and allows a student to undertake formal training and workplace experience for one day each week. Some of the industry areas in which a student can undertake a SBA include automotive, business, engineering, hospitality, multimedia, retail and sports and recreation.