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Industry pathways in the VCE and VCAL


Introducing Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL​

Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL provide a new form of recognition for students who choose to complete a senior secondary program of study in a specific vocational area. They are two-year programs and will be made available in 2015. The VCE or VCAL with an Industry Pathway appellation will be awarded from 2016.

Industry pathways will be available in the following industries:

  • Building and Construction
  • Community Services and Health
  • Manufacturing and Engineering​
  • Sport and Recreation.



Industry Pathways Flyers 

The following flyers can be used to highlight Industry Pathways to students:




Structure and content

Program description: Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL (pdf - 252.77kb) (September 2014)
Outlines the structure and content of the Industry Pathways. 

Information for Schools (docx - 113.58kb) (January 2015)
Provides advice on establishing an Industry Pathway, post-school pathways and reporting on workplace learning, and includes sample programs.





Adding industry contexts to VCE English Units 1 and 2 (January 2016)
A general introduction to adding an industry context to VCE English Units 1 and 2 for students who are undertaking an Industry Pathway in the VCE. More specific and detailed information about resources for English teachers in relation to Industry Pathways in Building and Construction, Community Services and Health, Manufacturing and Engineering, and Sport and Recreation is available on request from the VCAA: vet.vcaa@edumail.vic.gov.au



Enquiries and further information

For further information about Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL, contact: 

Daryl Sutton
Manager, VET Unit
(03) 9032 1738​​​​​​​​​​​