Year 10 – Welcome to the senior school

In preparation for their senior years of school, students will be involved in a course counselling process that will ask them to make plans for a three year course of study (Years 10, 11 & 12) rather than treat each of the years separately. This will be unique to each student, since it will reflect their personal interests and aspirations.

When choosing courses for Year 10, students and parents need to consider the potential Pathways that are available to students, as they progress through the Senior School.

Curriculum Map – Year 10

Subject Mainstream VET class Enhancement class
Periods Per Week
English 4 4 3
Mathematics 4 4 3
Science 3 3 periods per week for one semester 3
Humanities 4 – see note below 3 periods per week for one semester 3
Health & P.E. 2 2 2
Electives 3 3 3
VET subject 4
VCE subject 3

 

The study of Humanities varies depending on which Year 10 program students have selected. In Mainstream classes, Humanities is divided into four specialist subjects – Economics, Geography, Global Issues and History. These subjects are studied for a semester each, at two periods per week. The Enhancement and VET classes study a general Humanities course.

 

Core Subject Information

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Electives

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Vocational Educational Training (VET) Options

The following information on V.E.T. programs identifies many, but not all, of the available programs and lists the local providers where programs are delivered.  The information gives you an outline of the course, career opportunities and what units you can gain towards your senior school certificates, so you can make a more informed decision on the right VET course for you.  For more detailed information, or if you are interested in a course that is not listed in the Handbook you can arrange to speak with Mrs. Bruce at the College. All information is correct at the time of printing. Courses will only run if there are sufficient numbers in each class.

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VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management

About the Programs (two year program)

A new training package which was introduced in 2012 includes three certificates designed to give students the opportunity to explore a variety of areas within the primary and conservation industries.

Certificate II in Agriculture

This certificate is designed for students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to assist farmers and graziers with growing crops and/or feeding and raising livestock. The qualification covers workplace health and safety, farm maintenance, use of chemicals, animal husbandry and machinery and equipment operation.  Skills are developed in harvesting, maintaining livestock feed and water supplies, mustering, moving and penning up livestock and performing routine farm machinery and equipment maintenance. Students will learn to work effectively in the rural industry, as well as the basic technical skills to be a supervised worker in the industry.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Certificate II in Agriculture can provide students with the skills to work on properties or in rural enterprises engaged in primary production. Employment opportunities may exist in a number of designated sectors such as beef, dairy, sheep and wool production. With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include farm hand, station hand, farm supervisor, wool handler/ classer.

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

This certificate is designed to offer entry level training for students wishing to work in parks and gardens and wildlife areas and includes hands-on training across a wide range of land management units. Students will develop skills and knowledge in plants propagation and controlling weeds, natural area restoration and management and parks and wildlife. Depending on the electives chosen, Units 1 & 2 includes re-vegetation works, site assessments, visual inspection of park facilities and maintenance of wildlife habitat refuges. Units 3 & 4 may include providing information on plants and their culture, surveying pest animals, maintaining natural areas and collecting and preserving biological samples.

Career Opportunities

Completion of Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management will provide students with the opportunity to undertake roles in conservation and protecting parks, bush land, creeks and rivers.  With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include conservation assistant, field officer (land, parks and wildlife), land management officer, natural area restoration supervisor and community project assistant. Many volunteering opportunities exist for students who undertake this certificate.

Certificate II in Horticulture

This certificate develops practical skills and knowledge for students to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, as well as the foundation skills and knowledge required by many horticulture industry sectors. Units 1 & 2 include occupational health and safety, observing environmental work practices, applying chemicals under supervision and additional units from the chosen stream. Units 3 & 4 incorporate general horticultural procedures, activities or sector specific training. Depending on the stream chosen, skills include development and maintenance of plants and landscapes, propagation, tending nursery plants, planting, pruning, treating weeds, pests and diseases, maintaining garden beds, irrigation and using a large range of horticultural equipment.

Career Opportunities

Students can specialize in careers in Aboriculture, Floriculture, Landscape and Nursery, Parks and Gardens and Turf.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?  

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of two or more units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 level and a Unit 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four or more credits at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies)

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Chisholm Institute – Cranbourne Campus
  • National Centre for Dairy Education
  • Community College Gippsland – Warragul Campus

NOTE: This program does not offer scored assessment

VCE VET Animal Studies

About the Program (two year program)

The VCE VET Animal Studies program is a new program reflecting industry and student demand for qualifications in the animal care and management industry. This program covers workplace health and safety, working in the animal care industry, providing basic first aid for animals, assisting in the care of animals and acting as an information source for animal care needs.

The Certificate II in Animal Studies is a general pre-vocational qualification aimed as an entry point into the animal care and management industry. It is highly recommended that whilst undertaking this qualification the learner should seek to gain a work placement in an animal care environment and/or workplace.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate II in Animal Studies may be a stepping stone into a diverse range of employment opportunities in the industry. Roles may include animal care attendant, animal shelter attendant, kennel hand, cattery attendant, pet shop attendant, assistant dog groomer.

With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include veterinary nurse, boarding kennel or cattery manager, pet shop/aquarium manager, companion animal trainer/behaviourist.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 level and a Unit 3/4 sequence

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies)

Where can I study this program?

  • Federation Training
  • Australian College of Applied Animal Studies
  • Box Hill TAFE

This program does not offer scored assessment

VCE VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology

About the Programs (two year program)

The aims of the VCE VET Clothing Products program are to provide participants with the basic design and development skills and knowledge to prepare them for work in the fashion industry. Students will be provided with the opportunity to acquire and develop skills in sewing, design processes, working with patterns, applying quality standards and interpreting basic sketches. Units 3 and 4 of the program include identifying fibres and fabrics, fabric performance and handling, garment repairs, alterations, basic patternmaking principles and preparing and marketing design concepts. This is a hands-on qualification that allows for some creative expression to be developed and displayed in the practical projects undertaken.

Career Opportunities

Completion of Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and technology can provide students with the opportunity to be employed as a junior in the fashion industry. With additional training and experience, employment opportunities may include a clothing tradesperson, product tester/inspector, product dispatcher, garment cutter, pattern maker, designer or milliner. Established fashion designers can also undertake careers in small business focusing on the production of individual garments or seasonal clothing ranges.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to six units towards your VCE: four units at Unit 1/2 level

(Certificate II and Certificate III) and a Unit 3/4 sequence (Certificate III)

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to six credits at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

Where can I study this certificate?

Berwick Secondary College – Berwick

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies)

This program does not offer scored assessment

VCE VET Automotive

About the Program (two year program)

VCE VET Automotive provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the automotive related industries.  Depending on the electives chosen, the program includes industry research, applying safe work practices, using and maintaining measurement equipment, operating electrical testing equipment, electronics, vehicle body (panel beating, painting, trimming or body making), vehicle engine reconditioning and maintenance. This is an excellent program for those wishing to pursue a career in automotive through an apprenticeship or higher education. Students are required to wear full overalls (blue) and safety steel cap work boots.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the VCE VET Automotive program provides a pathway for students into the automotive industry through a traineeship or apprenticeship. With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include trimmer, detailer, panel preparer, painter, light vehicle mechanic, heavy vehicle mechanic, motorcycle mechanic.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 level and a Unit 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies)

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Skillsinvest – Dandenong
  • Chisholm Institute – Dandenong/Frankston
  • Hallam Secondary College

** A Paint and Panel program is also available as a separate certificate and delivered at Chisholm Institute.

This program does not offer scored assessment

VCE VET Building and Contruction

About the Program (two year program)

The Certificate II in Building and Construction provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in the building and construction industry. The certificate provides partial completion of the pre-apprenticeship program in one of the following streams: bricklaying, carpentry, painting and decorating. Units in the pre-apprenticeship include safe handling of plant and power tools, quality principles for the building industry, calculations and workplace documents and plans. Students are required to wear beige overalls and work boots.

Career Opportunities

Further training in this qualification is required for completion of the pre-apprenticeship which can lead to an apprenticeship in the building and construction industry in areas such as general construction, painting and decorating, bricklaying/block laying or carpentry – framework/finishing. As a qualified tradesperson, potential occupations may include, carpenter, joiner, painter or bricklayer. With further study, students can pursue a career as a building inspector or an owner builder.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit for up to four units towards your VCE: two at Unit 1/2 level and a 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies)

Where can I study this certificate?

Depending on demand, this program (1st Year) will be delivered at Pakenham Secondary College

** Bricklaying is available as a separate certificate and is delivered at Chisholm Institute .

This program does not offer scored assessment

VCE VET Business Administration                    

About the Program (one or two year program)

Description: VCE VET Business provides students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a business or office environment. Depending on the electives chosen, Units 1 and 2 include occupational health and safety, communicating in the workplace, organising work activities, producing word processed documents, using business technology and creating and using spreadsheets. Units 3 and 4 from Program 2 support scored assessment and incorporate units such as maintaining financial and business records, organising work priorities, organising workplace information, promoting innovation and design and producing business documents.

Career Opportunities

Certificate II in Business provides a pathway into training and employment in business and related industries. Potential occupations may include administration or clerical assistant, data entry operator, office junior or receptionist. Roles for experienced professionals in this industry may include personal assistant, medical secretary, legal clerk or information desk manager.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 level (Certificate II)

VCAL

You will eligible for up to four credits at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution (Certificate II with some units from certificate III)

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study. School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship students for this course may choose scored assessment or may choose to opt out and receive a 10% increment towards their ATAR of the average primary four scales studies

Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is based on the Unit 3/4 sequence of the Certificate II in Business and additional units from the certificate III in Business

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Narre Community Learning Centre (1 yr Cert lll)
  • Dandenong High School  (2 yrs with ATAR)
  • Hallam Secondary College (2 yrs with ATAR)
  • Community College Gippsland (1 yr Cert lll)

VCE VET Catering Operations

Program one: SIT20207 Certificate II in Hospitality and selected units of competency from Certificate III in Hospitality

Description:  Certificate II in Hospitality is designed to provide students with the necessary training and skill development for the achievement of competence in food and beverage service. Depending on the electives chosen, Units 1 and 2 include units that cover developing and updating hospitality industry knowledge, serving food and beverages to customers, organising and preparing food, providing visitor information and workplace hygiene. Units 3 and 4 incorporate units such as providing food and beverage service, preparing and serving non-alcoholic beverages, responsible service of alcohol and preparing and serving espresso coffee industry. Students will be required to purchase a chef’s uniform for this program

Career Opportunities

Completion of Certificate II in Hospitality may provide employment opportunities in a variety of roles, such as a food and beverage attendant, bar/bottle shop attendant, front office/receptionist, catering assistant, kitchen hand, waiter or barista. With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include restaurant manager, sommelier and maitre d’.

Program two: SIT20307 Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operation)

Certificate II in Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) provides students with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a range of kitchen functions and activities to work in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served, including restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops. Compulsory units of competence in Units 1 and 2 include health, safety and security procedures, workplace hygiene, working with colleagues and customers, using basic methods of cookery, receiving and storing kitchen supplies and preparing foods. Units 3 and 4 cover areas such as preparing, cooking, serving food for service, preparing appetizers and salads, stocks, sauces, soups and desserts.

Career Opportunities

With additional training and experience, future employment may include chef, pastry chef, caterer, breakfast cook, short order cook and fast food cook.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE and VCAL?

VCE

You are eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: up to three units at Unit 1/2 and a 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits toward Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence of VCE VET Hospitality must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is based on the Unit 3/4 sequence of the VCE VET Hospitality

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Chisholm Institute – Second year
  • Hallam Secondary College

VCE VET Dance

About the Program (two year program)

Certificate II in Dance aims to provide students with the technical and performance skills to begin the process of establishing a career in the dance industry. It enables students to develop the knowledge and skills to participate in a variety of dance routines and leads to further education and training in the performing arts industry. Units 1 and 2 include developing basic levels of physical condition for dance performance and basic dance techniques, sourcing information on the history and theory of dance and applying it to students own area of work.

Units 3 and 4 involves students sourcing and applying entertainment industry knowledge, preparing for a dance performance, refining basic dance techniques and applying basic dance techniques for performances.

Career Opportunities

Completion of Certificate II in Dance will assist students in entering the dance industry. With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include dancer, performer and choreographer

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 and a Unit 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits towards Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence of VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Dance must undertake scored assessment.  Scored assessment is based on the Unit 3/4 sequence of the 21764VIC Certificate II in Dance

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Hallam Senior Secondary College
  • Dandenong Secondary College

VET Hairdressing

About the Program (one year program)

The Certificate II in Hairdressing provides the theoretical and practical skills required to begin work in the hairdressing industry and will teach you all that is involved in maintaining a clean and efficient work environment. You will also learn how to communicate effectively with those around you, including  direct bookings, preparing clients for salon service, shampooing and removing chemicals from hair, perform head, neck and shoulder massages and apply single, two and three strand braiding. Students are required to purchase a hair kit at the commencement of this course.

Career Opportunities

Certificate II in Hairdressing prepares students for a hairdressing apprenticeship. With further study, students could pursue a pathway in salon management, as a trainer and salon merchandising and product retail.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

At least 90 nominal hours of training is required to receive each VCE unit. Under block credit recognition, credit towards the VCE is determined by the AQF level at which the units of competence/modules are recognised and the nominal hours of training completed.

VCAL

Credit awarded on satisfactory completion of 90 hours of training

ATAR Contribution

VTAC may award students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence through Block Credit Recognition an increment (10% of the average of the Primary Four scaled studies) towards their ATAR.

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Hallam Senior College
  • Skillinvest
  • Narre Community Learning Centre
  • Chisholm Institute – Dandenong

** Beauty therapy and retail make-up and skin care are also available as separate certificates delivered at Chisholm Institute. Kits will need to be purchased for these programs.

This program does not offer scored assessment

 

VET Health

About the Program (two year program)

This program aims to develop skills that will lead to a range of career options in the health industry.  The units have been selected to give breadth of delivery and outcomes in further study and employment. Students will gain an understanding of the diverse range of health roles in the industry depending on what area of the health services they select. These may include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control, communication and working effectively in health, cultural diversity, working with older people, orientation to mental health.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the various levels of the certificates under the VCE VET health program may provide employment opportunities in home and community care, health services assistant and aged care, nursing, theatre support or technician. The programs may provide pathways into Diploma level courses in remedial massage, mental health, massage therapy, nursing and the community services sector and Degree qualifications including optometrist, physiotherapist or dietician.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

Program 1: HLT21212             Certificate II in Health Support Services: recognition of up to three units at Unit 1/2 level.

Program 3: HLT33115             Certificate III in Health Service Assistance: recognition of up to two units 3/4 sequence

VCAL

Program 1: HLT21212             Certificate II in Health Support Services: recognition of up to three units

Program 3: HLT32512             Certificate III in Health Service Assistance: recognition of up to two units

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence for Program 2 or Program 3 of VCE VET Health will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Chisholm Institute – Berwick and Frankston
  • Hallam Secondary College

This program does not offer scored assessment

VCE VET Information Digital Media and Technology

 About the Program (two year program)

The VCE VET Information Digital Media and Technology program provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the area of information technology in a range of industry areas.  Organisational and specialist activity skills in addition to some leadership skills will be developed through the units of competency undertaken in Units 1 to 4 of the selected program.

Career Opportunities

Areas of employment may include working in personal computer support or network systems administration. With additional training and experience future employment opportunities may include software/hardware developer, systems analyst, and helpdesk officer.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to six units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 and a Unit 3/4 sequence with the Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology (partial completion)

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to five credits towards Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence of VCE VET Information Technology must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequence of Program 2, partial completion of ICA30105 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Dandenong High School
  • Chisholm Institute – (Games Creation)
  • Hallam Senior School
  • Narre Community Learning Centre (no scored assessment option)

 ** Computer assembly and Repair and CISCO are also available as separate certificates delivered at   Chisholm Institute.

VCE VET Media (Multimedia)

About the Program (two year program)

Certificate III in Media (Multimedia)

Certificate lll in Media (Multimedia) provides students with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their employment prospects in the media industry. Compulsory units of competence in Units 1 and 2 include participating in health and safety processes, developing and applying creative arts industry knowledge, working with others and applying critical thinking techniques. Units 3 and 4 incorporate areas in 2D digital animations, writing content for a range of media, authoring interactive sequences and creating visual design components.

Career Opportunities

With additional training and experience potential employment opportunities may include, camera/lighting assistant, radio program maker/presenter, editing assistant, interactive media author, production assistant, web designer, games designer, animator and special effects producer.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: two units at Unit 1/2 and a Unit 3/4 sequence

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits towards Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence of VCE VET Media must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score.  This study score can contribute to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is based on the Unit 3/4 sequence of the VCE VET Media

Where can I study this certificate?

Chisholm Institute ‐ Dandenong

VCE VET Music

About the Program (two year program):

Program one: Certificate III in Music provides students with music industry knowledge, practical knowledge of copyright and how to follow OH&S procedures relevant to the music industry. Units of competence in Certificate III in Music include preparing for performances, developing improvisation skills, extending technical skills in performance, operating a sound mixing console, editing sound using digital systems and expanding skills in critical listening.

Program two: Certificate III in Music Technical provides students with the practical skills and knowledge to record, mix and edit sound sources. Units 1/ 2 include developing music industry knowledge, establishing contractual and work relationships and following health, safety and security practices. For Units 3/4 students undertake units in editing sound, using digital systems and operating a sound mixing console and a sound reinforcement system.

Career Opportunities

Program one:  Completion of Certificate III prepares students for work in the music industry in areas such as, performance, critical listening, music management and music promotions. With additional training and experience, potential employment opportunities include professional musician, song writer, composer, arranger, copier, promoter, teacher or instrumentalist.

Program two: Completion of the Certificate III prepares students for work in the music industry in areas such as sound track laying, digital editing and mixing, audio visual equipment operations and stage management and can be applied to workplaces such as stage productions, radio to large recording studios. With additional training and experience, potential employment opportunities may include sound technician, tour crew member, studio engineer, theatre/television audio technician.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE (Depending on the certificate level)

You will be eligible for credit of up to four or five units towards your VCE: three units at Unit 1/2 and a Unit 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to five credits towards Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence of VCE VET Music must undertake scored assessment for the purpose of achieving a study score.  This study score can contribute to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment

Scored assessment is based on the Unit 3/4 sequence of Certificate III in Music and Certificate III in Technical Production

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Hallam Senior Secondary College
  • Narre Warren South P-12 College

VET Plumbing

About the Program (two year program)

VET Plumbing offers student’s partial completion in a fully accredited course specifically designed for people who want to enter the plumbing industry or prepare for entry into a plumbing or gas fitting apprenticeship. Classes are conducted using a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions. Students will cover units which include measurements and calculations, basic leveling procedures, performing basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, basic electric welding equipment and techniques,  OH & S requirements, using plumbing pipes, fitting and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations and technical drawing. Students are required to wear blue sleeveless overall and steel capped safety work boots.

Career Opportunities
This course provides a clear pathway to employment in a plumbing apprenticeship. Students will gain credit for the schooling component of their training. Completion of the program may increase employment opportunities

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

At least 90 nominal hours of training is required to receive each VCE unit. Under block credit recognition, credit towards the VCE is determined by the AQF level at which the units of competence/modules are recognised and the nominal hours of training completed.

VCAL

Credit awarded on satisfactory completion of 90 hours of training

ATAR Contribution

VTAC may award students who receive a Unit 3/4 sequence through Block Credit Recognition an increment (10% of the average of the Primary Four scaled studies) towards their ATAR.

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Chisholm Institute – Berwick TEC
  • Chisholm Institute – Dandenong
  • Hallam Secondary College

VCE VET Sport and Recreation

About the Program (Two year program)

VCE VET Sport and Recreation program provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the areas of community and outdoor recreation. Leadership, organisational and specialist activity skills will be developed through the units of competence undertaken in Units 1 to 4 of the selected program. Common compulsory units in 1 and 2 cover areas such as implementing improved work practices, providing first aid and developing knowledge of the sport and recreation industry. Elective units can focus on career orientated activities, coaching specialisations and/or officiating specialisations in areas such as AFL, golf, netball and soccer or activity specialisation such as bushwalking, canoeing, skiing and surfing. Units 3 and 4 include sport and recreation law, risk analysis activities and conducting a sport and recreation session for participants. Optional focus areas are available in aquatics, fitness, outdoor recreation or sport.

Career Opportunities

Completion of Certificate II in Community Recreation may provide pathways into the Sport and Recreation industry in leisure centres, aquatic centres, amusement parks, adventure and theme parks. Potential job roles may include recreation activities or gymnasium assistant. Completion of Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation may provide pathways into outdoor recreation services. With additional experience and training, potential employment opportunities may include ski/snorkel/rock climbing instructor, lifeguard, tour guide, recreational activity coordinator, personal trainer, gym instructor, events/promotions manager, facilities manager. Many volunteering opportunities exist for students who undertake either of the VCE VET Sport and Recreation programs.

What credit will I receive towards my VCE or VCAL?

VCE

You will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards your VCE: three units at Unit 1/2 and a Unit 3/4 sequence.

VCAL

You will be eligible for up to four credits towards Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Unit 3/4 sequence must undertake scored assessments for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study. A student who opts out of scored assessment in the VCE VET Sport and recreation program will not be eligible for a contribution towards their ATAR

Scored Assessment

From 2013, scored assessment will be available for the Unit 3/4 sequence of the revised VCE VET Sport and Recreation program: SIS30510 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Where can I study this certificate?

  • Chisholm Institute Berwick and Dandenong
  • Hallam Senior College