VCE VET Hospitality
The VCE VET Hospitality program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them for a diverse range of occupations in the hospitality industry including commercial cookery, catering and food and beverage service.
The following qualifications are available in the VCE VET Hospitality program.
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality: prepares students with a limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic knowledge. Includes units such as; prepare/serve expresso coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, food and beverage service, advice on food, and functional transactions.
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations: prepares students with a limited range of food preparation and cookery skills to prepare food and menu items. Includes units such as; preparing appetisers and salads, preparing stocks, soups and sauces, preparing vegetable, fruit and farinaceous dishes, preparing poultry dishes.
School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Victoria involve the student undertaking the VCE or VCAL as well as being employed part-time. A list of approved qualifications for specific industry areas is available at
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Credit in the VCE or VCAL
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality: recognition of two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations: recognition of two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequences of VCE VET Hospitality are not designed as stand-alone studies. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing the core units of competency from the Units 1 and 2 program, plus the appropriate electives.
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Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Hospitality program 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 studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study. Further information can be found on the VTAC website
Note: Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Hospitality , no contribution to the ATAR will be available.
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Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Hospitality must undertake Scored Assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66% of the overall study score and an end of year examination, worth 34% of the overall study score.
Scored assessment is based on the Units 3 and 4 sequences in the Hospitality or Kitchen Operations streams that comprise VCE VET Hospitality.
Materials for Scored Assessment
VCE VET Assessment Guide (February 2010): (docx - 774kb)
This Assessment Guide is for all VCE VET scored programs and contains background information relating to VCE VET study scores. It contains an overview of study score assessment, the process of integrating study scores with competency based assessment and detailed advice regarding the development and assessment of coursework tasks. This Assessment Guide also contains generic templates, scoring criteria and other coursework assessment records. Program specific assessment advice for VCE VET scored programs is published on each of the webpages for VCE VET programs.
VCE VET Hospitality Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019): (docx - 95kb)
VCE VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019): (docx - 94.61kb)
- VCE VET Scoring Criteria Sheets: (doc - 158kb)
- VET Coursework Assessment Record (VCAR): (doc - 159kb)
Frameworks for task types are a guide to the four task types in scored VCE VET programs:
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Current program information
VCE VET Hospitality Program Booklet (January 2019): (docx - 176kb)
VCE VET Hospitality Program Booklet Extract should be read in conjunction with the
SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package
VCE VET Program Guide 2018 (January 2018): (docx - 119kb)
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Hospitality program booklet.
Program updates and further information
Continuous improvement: During the life of qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Hospitality program, advice will be published in the
VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the
VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage
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Past Examination and Examination Reports