Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools is designed to broaden the range of study options available to an increasingly diverse senior school population by enabling applied as well as academic learning. It allows students in their senior years of secondary education to combine VCE studies with nationally recognised vocational qualifications whereby they may obtain a VET Certificate or part thereof while completing their VCE/VCAL Certificate. All of our VET courses are offered in partnership with Registered Training Organisations and Marcellin College is a member of the Inner and Northern VET Cluster associations. There are over 40 externally available to Marcellin students.

Marcellin College offers the following VET studies internally on campus:

  • 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-Apprenticeship (Carpentry Stream)
  • 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering
  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 

All VCE VET programs contribute to the VCE and VCAL certificates. All VET courses contribute to the ATAR – either as a 10% increment or as a Study Score derived from assessment of course work tasks and an end of year examination.

Generally, VET programs are completed over a two – year period. In order to gain a qualification certificate must be deemed competent in all required units of competency by the training organisation.  If students partially complete a qualification a statement of attainment will be issued for competent units by the Registered Training Organisation. A transcript of results will also be provided. 

Successful completion of a program not only continues to give students an university option but also provides additional pathways, with credit, into vocational education and training courses as well as into employment, including apprenticeships.

The information below contains a step by step process about applying for a VETis course for 2018. Any queries regarding internal and external VET studies or application processes contact the College VET coordinator at: frances.davey@marcellin.vic.edu.au.