VCE VET Business

The VCE VET Business program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further training in the business industry. The Certificates II and III in Business provide a pathway for students who wish to continue with their business studies into higher education.

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The following qualifications are available in the VCE VET Business program:

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business: an entry level qualification which provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in a business or office environment. The certificate provides an understanding of business fundamentals within the Australian context and will assist students to gain employment opportunities in an entry level administrative or customer service role.
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business: provides students with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge to work in a variety of work contexts using discretion, judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business: recognition of up to four units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level.
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business: recognition of up to two units Units 3 and 4 level. Students who are able to undertake further training to complete the Certificate III in Business qualification may be eligible for further credit at Units 3 and 4 level.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Business is not designed as a stand-alone study. Students are strongly advised against undertaking the Units 3 and 4 sequence without first completing Units 1 and 2.

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ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Business 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.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Business, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Students who undertake additional training from certificate III and achieve a further Units 3 and 4 sequence may be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the fourth study score in the primary four scaled studies).

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website:

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Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for BSB30115 Certificate III in Business.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Business 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 sequence of BSB30115 Certificate III in Business.

Materials for scored assessment

  • VCE VET Assessment Guide (February 2010): (docx - 774kb)
    The VCE VET 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. The Assessment Guide also contains generic templates, scoring criteria and other coursework assessment records. Program specific assessment advice for revised VCE VET scored programs is published on each of the individual webpages for VCE VET programs.
  • VCE VET Business Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019): (docx - 91kb)
  • 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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Program information

  • VCE VET Business Program Booklet (January 2019): (docx - 111kb)
    The VCE VET Business Program Booklet should be read in conjuntion with the ​BSB Business Services 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 Business 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 Business 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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Exams and assessment reports