Completing a VET subject as part of your VCE or VCAL program is a great way to experience more hands-on learning, with the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification while still at school. A VET subject (standing for Vocational Education and Training) is in most cases a two-year commitment, usually completed in Years 11 and 12.
VET qualifications give you industry exposure and encourage experience in the workplace that reinforces your skills development. VET can strengthen your education by giving you the opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge that complement your VCE studies.
In 2022, we have approximately 40 students across Years 11 and 12, completing a VET qualification as part of their VCE or VCAL program outside of OLMC, as well as more than 60 students completing one of the two VET courses offered here at the College.
Some of the VET subjects studied by students at OLMC include: Beauty Services, Early Childhood Education, Fashion, Animal Studies, Sound Production, Allied Health, and Sport & Recreation.
Year 9 and 10 students may wish to consider a VET subject as an option in their senior years. Opportunities will arise later in the year to attend VET tasters, which give students the chance to see VET in action. We also encourage you to speak to students in Years 11 and 12 who are currently completing VET subjects.
‘At VET I am studying to get my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am in my second year of this course and find that it gives you an independence beyond the walls of OLMC and I'm able to meet new people that have the same interest as me. I really enjoy going once a week and it's rewarding to know that I can get a job in the career path I'm passionate about right out of Year 12.’
Lanah C. (MFTA)
‘This year I am completing a Kitchen Operations VET course at William Angliss. So far, I have found this course very enjoyable and would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to gain some more experience in any area that has more practical, hands-on work. Since cooking is something I am very passionate about, VET has given me the opportunity to express my love for it whilst allowing me to both develop and learn more about skills that will ultimately assist me in my future career. I’m very excited to explore the opportunities I have in hospitality once my course is completed.’
Ella K. (AGGL)