VET (Vocational Education and Training)

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Students have the opportunity at Sandringham College to combine nationally accredited VET training with their VCE & VCAL studies.

Sandringham College has vast experience in providing access to a wide range of these Vocational Courses. The numbers of students who have attained TAFE certificates as well as their VCE or VCAL has always been a very high proportion of the students attending our 10-12 campus, and so successful have our students been in this field, that over the years they and the college have won numerous prestigious prizes and awards.

Sandringham College students completed units in almost 40 different nationally accredited certificates last year – either on campus, off campus or as part of School Based Apprenticeships – ranging from Acting to Automotive, Building to Hospitality, Technical Production to Visual Arts – and in almost every industry area in between.

Scored Assessment – Some VCE VET programs have a study score component based on the designated Units 3 and 4 sequence of their program. For scored VCE VET programs, the study score is calculated using assessments of each students levels of performance.

  • school-assessed coursework (SAC) – a set of coursework tasks set by the assessor
  • an examination set by the VCAA.

Block credit – VCE students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence through block credit recognition a fifth or sixth study increment (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies) towards their ATAR.

In 2019 block credit will be calculated as 10% of the fourth subject from the primary four scored subjects.

SBAT – A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT) is an apprenticeship or traineeship undertaken by a student enrolled in a senior secondary program (VCE or VCAL), with at least one day per week timetabled to be spent on the job or in training during the normal school week. An SBAT combines:

  • part-time, practical experience in the workplace
  • recognised, structured training with a Registered Training Organisation.

These VET programs are offered on-campus at the 10-12 Campus on Wednesday afternoons.

VET programs delivered On-Campus Registered Training Organisation

(auspiced program at Sandringham College)

Dance Ausdance
Fashion Design Kangan
Game Creation Chisholm
Music Industry COSAMP
Screen & Media Chisholm
Sport & Recreation Ivet

The programs offered off-campus are limitless and we recommend students explore the websites of these institutions to find the course that interests them. There are also several other Institutes offering VETis (Vocational Education & Training in Schools) programs which you may explore.

Please speak the VET Coordinator about enrolment in a VETis program.

Chisholm Institute

Holmesglen Institute

Kangan Institute

Victoria University

Box Hill Institute

VET is explained in further detail on the VCAA website.