Lavalla Catholic College offers a wide range of Vocational Education Training (VET) courses to students.

Year 10 students can choose from a large number of on campus options in the areas such as:

  • Allied Health
  • Building and Construction
  • Business
  • Creative & Digital Media,
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Sport and Recreation

At Year 11 there is a wide choice encompassing on campus delivery and off campus courses delivered by outside providers one day a week. VET certificates can form part of both VCE and VCAL study programs. The majority of VET courses are at a Certificate III level and classified as VCE/VET and attract a study score that can be included when calculating a student’s ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank). Selected VET subjects also form part of the Applied Learning VCAL program at Year 10.

What is VET?

VET is considered a subject which can be undertaken as part of either the VCE or VCAL certificates. VET provides credit towards a nationally recognised VET (TAFE level) qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework. The training that students receive reflects specific industry competency standards.

Lavalla Catholic College has arrangements in place with a variety of Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) to ensure we can offer a wide range of VET subjects to our students. The majority of VET subjects run over 2 years.

A key success of VET is the integration of vocational (occupation focused) options within the traditionally academic studies at the senior secondary school level. VET programs allow students to:

  • Develop job industry specific skills
  • Gain nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications and units of competency while still completing their VCE or VCAL
  • Develop employability skills and an understanding of the world of work, and;
  • Gain valuable experience to assist with planning and pursuing their career pathways.

On-Campus VET List
AreaCourseRTOProviderVCE ContributionDuration
Allied HealthHLT33015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance
20669Lavalla Catholic CollegeVCE CREDIT2 Years
Building and Construction*22216VIC

Certificate II in Building & Construction
4603Access Skills TrainingVCE Credit2 Years

Certificate II in Business
20669Lavalla Catholic CollegeATAR Contribution (Primary Four)2 Years
Creative and Digital MediaCUA31015

Certificate III in Screen & Media (Creative Digital Media)
20669Lavalla Catholic CollegeATAR Contribution (Primary Four2 Years

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career start)
3874Educational LivingVCE VET2 Years

Certificate II in Engineering Studies
3874Educational LivingATAR Contribution (Primary Four)2 Years

Certificate II in Salon Assistant
121314Australian Institute of Education and TrainingVCE CREDITTBA
Laboratory SkillsMSL30118

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
4603Access Skills TrainingATAR Contribution (Primary Four2 Years
Sport and RecreationSIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport & Recreation40548iVETATAR Contribution (Primary Four)2 Years

*Second year of this VET Course is completed off-campus.

VET information is subject to change.