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VCE VET Engineering Studies

The VCE VET Engineering Studies program is drawn from Victorian accredited curriculum and offers a portable qualification which is recognised throughout Australia. The VCE VET Engineering Studies program is a pre-employment course designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the engineering, manufacturing or other related industries.

Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Engineering Studies program.


Qualifications

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

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to three VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Note: The Units 3 and 4 sequence of VCE VET Engineering Studies 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 Engineering Studies program booklet contains information relating to the qualification 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 Engineering Studies Program Booklet (published January 2021)

Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Engineering Studies program can be found on the Victorian Department of Education and Training website.

Scored assessment

Scored assessment is available for VCE VET Engineering Studies.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Engineering Studies 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 Engineering Studies.

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

Materials for scored assessment

VCE VET Scored Assessment Guide will be published in February.

VCE VET Engineering Assessment Plan Template and Sample (January 2020)

VCE VET scoring criteria sheets

Assessment templates for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Frameworks for task types: Portfolio, Product, Work Performance, Industry Project (published January 2020)

Examination specifications, past examinations and reports

View VCE VET Engineering 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 Engineering Studies is available

View 22470VIC Certificate II in Engineering Studies workplace learning record booklet.

ATAR contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Engineering Studies 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.

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.

VCE VET Engineering Studies State Reviewer

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

David Godfrey - Ringwood Secondary College

tel: (03) 9870 2002 / (03) 9845 7560

email: dgodfrey@ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au  

2020 Top Designs poster (pdf - 995.42kb)

From 2020, the Top Designs exhibition will incorporate work from VCE VET Engineering Studies. Applications to Top Designs 2020 will be available from early September. To find out more about how to apply, visit Top Designs.