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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 within a range of business and industry settings. The Certificates II and III in Business provide a pathway for students who wish to continue with their business studies into higher education.

Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of 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.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level.

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.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to two VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequences.

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.

Program Material

The VCE VET Business program booklet contains information relating to the qualifications approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.

It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.

It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning.

VCE VET Business Program Booklet (docx - 214.44kb) (published January 2021)

The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the BSB Training Package.

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 which is worth 34% of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Business.

The Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Business program must be delivered and assessed in a single enrolment year.

Materials for scored assessment

VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide will be published shortly.

VCE VET Business Assessment Plan Template and Sample (docx - 80.15kb) (2021)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets (doc - 158kb)

Assessment templates for task types: Portfolio (docx - 81.2kb), Product (docx - 78.8kb), Work Performance (docx - 73.3kb), Industry Project (docx - 65.5kb) (published January 2020)

Frameworks for task types: Portfolio (docx - 70.08kb), Product (docx - 78.26kb), Work Performance (docx - 73.23kb), Industry Project (docx - 64.84kb) (published January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE VET Business examination specifications, past examinations and reports.

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

A Workplace Learning Record booklet for VCE VET Business is available.

View BSB20115 Certificate II in Business workplace learning record booklet (docx - 402.57kb).

ATAR contribution

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

Where a student elects not to receive a study score no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Where an additional Non-Scored VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence is undertaken students may be eligible for a fifth or sixth study increment.

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

Where a VCE VET Program Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence is used as an increment, the increment will be calculated using 10% of the scaled score.

Increments for a VCE VET Program Non-Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence will be calculated using 10% of the fourth study score of the primary four.

VCE VET Business State Reviewer

VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.

Priscilla Brown - Career Training Institute

tel: 1300 284 111