The VCE VET Equine Studies program is drawn from Victorian accredited curriculum and offers a portable qualification which is recognised throughout Australia. This qualification provides students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in different sectors of the equine industry, and provides access to employment opportunities in the equine or related industries. The VCE VET Equine Studies program enables students to gain recognised credentials and to make an informed choice of their vocation or career path.
Scored assessment is available for the Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Equine Studies program.
22513VIC Certificate III in Equine Studies: a pathway to employment in different sectors of the equine industry in roles such as stable-hands or stud hands, or further study in a range of equine or equine related qualifications in horse breeding, sport or racing.
Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four 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 Equine 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.
The VCE VET Equine Studies 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 Equine Studies Program Booklet (docx - 207.61kb) (published January 2021)
Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Equine Studies program can be found on the Victorian Department of Education and Training website.
Scored assessment is available for 22513VIC Certificate III in Equine Studies.
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Equine 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 Equine Studies.
The Scored Units 3 and 4 sequence of the VCE VET Equine 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 Equine Studies Assessment Plan Template and Sample (docx - 89.18kb) (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 Equine Studies 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 Equine Studies is available.
View 22513VIC Certificate II in Equine Studies workplace learning record booklet (docx - 612.12kb)
Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the VCE VET Equine 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.
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 Equine Studies State Reviewer
VCE VET state reviewers are appointed for scored VCE VET programs.
Kim Packer - Skillinvest
tel: 0412 808 149