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Vocational Education Training (VET) - The College offers VET units on campus or in partnership with neighbouring schools and TAFE Institutions in the area. On completion of the VET course, students will receive a minimum of a Certificate II qualification.

VET refers to enhanced senior school studies, which enable a secondary student to combine their VCE or VCAL studies with vocational training. Bundoora Secondary College aims to offer as broad a curriculum as possible to students, that enables students to select from a wide range of VCE programs and subjects.

Features of VET
  • An accredited vocational education and training program (usually over two years).

  • Enables students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification (e.g. Certificate II in Hospitality) and a senior secondary certificate such as VCE and/or VCAL at the same time.

  • Allows students to go directly into employment or receive credit towards further study.

  • Focuses on students developing industry specific and workplace skills.

  • A vocationally oriented school program designed to meet the needs of industry. ​

Subjects that can run at the Bundoora Secondary College campus include:

  • Allied Health Assistant

  • Community Services

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Music Industry

  • Outdoor Recreation

  • Sport & Recreation


Subjects that are offered at external campuses through the Northern Metropolitan Vet Cluster (NMVC) include:

  • Automotive

  • Applied Fashion

  • Building and Construction

  • Business

  • Dance

  • Electro-technology (career start)

  • Engineering

  • Education Support

  • Hairdressing

  • Retail Cosmetics

  • Hospitality

  • Plumbing

  • ​and many, many more (see the NMVC handbook for more courses.)

Students can choose a VET program as part of their VCE or VCAL programs. VET is offered to Year 10 students as an extension study. This means that students will be undertaking training in a specific vocation (examples listed above) and the VET program will give them credit at VCE Units 1-4. This training will contribute towards satisfactory completion of their VCE or VCAL and it will give them a nationally recognised vocational qualification. VET programs can contribute to the ATAR.


Enhancement of status

The study score for a VCE VET program may be counted as part of the primary four for tertiary selection purposes

Full recognition on its own terms

Based on training packages providing qualifications within the AQF.

  • Meeting the learning and assessment requirements of industry.

  • Articulating with further training.

Authentic training supported by industry. VET work placements are designed to:

  • Enable students to demonstrate mastery over particular workplace competencies and reinforce off the job training.

Valuable for all students 15 years and over


As part of their VET training, students may complete Structured Workplace Learning that provides them with the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice.

View Subjects and Pathways

Northern Melbourne Vet Cluster Website


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