VCE VET Engineering

The VCE VET Engineering program is drawn from state accredited curriculum and provides pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering, manufacturing or other related industries. The program enables students to gain recognised credentials and to make informed choices of vocation or career path.


22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies aims to instill positive perceptions of the engineering related industries by introducing young people to the wide range of employment oportunities, career choices and study pathways to further training in the engineering, manufacturing and related industries.

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

22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies: recognition of up to three units of credit at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering 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 Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering 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

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for VCE VET Engineering, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

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Scored Assessment

Students wishing to receive a study score for VCE VET Engineering 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 the VCE VET Engineering program drawn from 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies.

Materials for Scored Assessment

  • VCE VET Assessment Guide (February 2010): (docx - 774.kb
    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. The 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 Engineering Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2019): (docx - 97kb)
  • 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 Engineering Program Booklet (January 2019): (docx - 122kb)
    Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Engineering program can be found on the ​Accredited Courses page of the Victorian Department of Education and Training website. Full descriptions of units of competency that are drawn from training packages can be obtained from
  • Transition advice:
    • Guide to transition arrangements - 22209VIC to 22470VIC (July 2018): (docx - 68kb)
      The VCE VET Engineering program was redeveloped in 2018. This guide describes transition arrangements for students who commenced in the VCE VET Engineering  program drawn from 22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies, whose enrolments were required to move to the new VCE VET program, which is drawn from 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies in 2018.
    • VCAA Bulletin transition advice: Additional transition advice regarding VCE VET Engineering was published in the VCAA Bulletin, Issue 40 (July, 2018)
  • VCE VET Program Guide 2018 (January 2018): (doc - 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 Engineering program booklet.

Continuous improvement

During the life of a qualification 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 Engineering 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