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VET Certificates at SMC

List of VET Certificates offered at St. Monica's College

The following VET Certificates operate at St. Monica's College, subject to viable student interest. These classes are auspiced by TAFE Colleges and other accredited private providers. Where insufficient enrolments to form a class exist, the College will attempt to find external places for these students*.

​Training Package ​Certificate ​Link
​Automotive ​Cert. II Automotive Studies Cert. II Automotive Studies
​Building & Construction ​Cert. II Building & Construction (Carpentry) § Cert. II Build & Con: Carpentry
​Engineering Studies ​Cert. II Engineering Studies Cert. II Engineering Studies
​Health ​Cert. III Allied Health Assistance Cert. III Allied Health Assistance
​Health ​Cert. III Community Services Cert. III Community Services
​Hospitality ​Cert. II Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) Cert. II Hospitality: Kitchen Op.
​Information & Communication Technology ​Cert. III Information & Communication Technology § Cert. III Info & Comm Tech
​Integrated Technologies ​Cert. II Integrated Technologies Cert. II Integrated Technologies
​Music ​Cert. III Technical Production Cert. III Tech. Production (Music)
​Small Business ​Cert. II Small Business (Units 1&2 only) Cert. II Small Business
​Sport & Recreation ​Cert. III Sport & Recreation Cert. III Sport & Recreation
 

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  • Certificate II Automotive Studies Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Automotive Studies provides students with knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects within a broad range of automotive settings, such as auto-electrical, mechanical and vehicle bodywork. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice about vocational and career paths. The Certificate II Automotive Studies is intended to provide a pathway into an apprenticeship in the automotive industry, where students will then specialise in a selected field, e.g. diesel fitting, motorcycles, automotive electrical/electronics. The course covers basic industry research, safe working practices, maintaining and using equipment, operating electrical testing equipment and workplace communication. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Automotive Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr M. Gowers – Faculty Leader of Technology

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Automotive Studies:

  • Certificate II Building & Construction: Carpentry Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Building Construction (Carpentry) provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects in the building construction and related industries. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice about vocational and career paths. The Certificate II in Building Construction (Carpentry) provides a pathway into industries that are likely to combine different types of technologies. These industries include carpentry, cabinet making, building, plumbing, bricklaying and electrical. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Building & Construction Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr M. Gowers – Faculty Leader of Technology

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Carpentry:

  • Certificate II Business Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Business provides students with knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects within a broad range of business and industry settings, such as in reception, accounts, personal assistance and general office duties. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice about vocational and career paths. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry. Students can move from a completed Cert. II Business Administration to a Cert. III taken as on-the-job training or to a Cert. IV or above at a TAFE College.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Business Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Documents

    VET Business Program Flyer - information about course content

    Relevant Staff

    Ms A. Chirico - Commerce Faculty Leader

    Ms T. Kremers - VET Business Teacher

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Business:

  • Certificate II Electrotechnology Studies Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Electrotechnology Studies provides the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance employment prospects in the electrotechnology and related industries. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice of vocational and career paths. The Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies provides a pathway into industries that are likely to combine different types of technologies. These industries include automotive, building and construction, electrical, electronics, engineering, information technology and telecommunications. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Industry Based Learning placement in industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Programs Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr M. Gowers – Faculty Leader of Technology

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Carpentry.

  • Certificate II Engineering Studies Units 1-4

    General Description

    Certificate II in Engineering Studies provides pre-employment training and pathways into apprenticeships and traineeships in the metals and engineering industries. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice about vocational and career paths. The course covers OHS in the work environment, use of hand and power tools, career planning for the engineering industry, machining processes and fabrication techniques as well as the use of computers for engineering related work activities. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

    The Certificate II in Engineering Studies will be delivered by Educational Living Pty Ltd on behalf of St Monica's College with classes held on the DSC campus.

    VCAA Informtion

    VCE VET Engineering Studies Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Documents

    VET Engineering Studies Program Flyer - information provided by Educational Living about course content

    VET Engineering Studies Program - a list of the units of competency in Years 11 & 12

    VET Engineering Studies Pathways - information provided by Educational Living about future pathways in Engineering

    Relevant Staff

    Mr C. Whitford - Senior Teacher (Senior Studies)

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Engineering Studies:

  • Certificate III Allied Health Assistance Units 1-4

    General Description

    Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance is a two year certificated course that teaches you the knowledge and skills required to assist allied health professionals (under direct supervision) in providing a range of services to clients. These may include skills for daily living or rehabilitation, speech, podiatry or nutritional programs, working under direction in organisations such as hospitals, aged care facilities, clinics or day centres.

    Completion of Cert. III in Allied Health Assistance may lead to employment opportunities as an assistant in areas such as podiatry, physiotherapy, speech, pathology or occupational therapy. Through further education, future employment areas may include other roles, such as nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy or occupational therapy. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Industry Based Learning placement.​

    VCCA Information

    VCE VET Health Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr B. Beecham - Faculty Leader of Health and Physical Education

    Ms V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Allied Health Assistance:​

  • Certificate III Community Services Units 1-4

    General Description

    Certificate III Community Services The VCE VET Community Services program offers students the opportunity to learn about the community services sector and explore specific contexts of work. Skills will be developed in communication, information provision and processing, administration support, networking and group support. Units 3 and 4 of the program offers scored assessment and incorporate elective units from Children’s Services or Community Services Work. There are many volunteering opportunities available whilst undertaking these certificates.

    Completion of VET Community Services program will assist you in pursuing a career in the community services sector, in areas such as child care, aged care, home and community care, alcohol and other drugs work, disability work, social housing or mental health work. With additional training and experience, future employment opportunities may include a community health worker, counsellor, school support worker, case manager. Pathways are also available from this qualification into health sector qualifications such as allied health assistance and nursing. Further study through vocational or higher education can lead to employment in areas such as social work and education.​

    VCCA Information

    VCE VET Community Services - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr B. Beecham - Faculty Leader of Health and Physical Education

    Ms V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Community Services:​

  • Certificate II Hospitality: Kitchen Operations Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects in the hospitality industry in areas such as commercial cookery, front office management, housekeeping and food and beverage service, and to provide access to a range of other potential career paths within the industry. It also enables students to gain a recognised credential in order to make a more informed choice of vocational or career paths. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

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    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Hospitality Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Ms A. Xerri - VET Hospitality Teacher

    Mr D. Topolcsanyi - Head of Hospitality Department

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Hospitality:

  • Certificate III Info & Communication Technology Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Information & Communication Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects in the Information and Communications Technology related industries. Areas of competence include: operating computer hardware and computing packages; designing organisational documents; working effectively in an IT environment; running standard diagnostic tests, applying OHS procedures; installing and optimising operating system software; customising packaged software applications for clients; & using advanced features of computer applications. The Certificate III in Information Technology is an entry level qualification for further studies in ICT. It provides a foundation in general computing as well as employment skills than enable participation in an ICT environment in any industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Information & Communication Technology Index- the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr S. Bagh - Commerce & Computing Faculty Leader

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Information & Communication Technology:

  • Certificate II Integrated Technologies Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Integrated Technologies provides the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance employment prospects in the electrotechnology and related industries. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice of vocational and career paths. The Certificate II in Integrated Technologies provides a pathway into industries that are likely to combine different types of technologies. These industries include automotive, building and construction, electrical, electronics, engineering, information technology and telecommunications. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Integrated Technologies Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr M. Gowers – Faculty Leader of Technology

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Integrated Technologies:

  • Certificate III Media: Interactive Digital Media Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Interactive Digital Media provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects within industries such as photography, graphic arts, graphic design, animation, media and publishing. Students focus mainly on Adobe Master Suite applications, such as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Premiere and Encore. Practical skills in the use of photographic equipment form a major part of the course, as well as studying graphic design, animation and web-authoring methods used in the business, education, entertainment and information industries. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

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    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Interactive Digital Media Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Documents

    Assessment 2: Photography - sample assessment task for the photography competency

    Assessment 3: Website - sample assessment task for the online content competency

    Assessment 5: Animation - sample assessment task for the drawing competency

    Relevant Staff

    Mr S. Hobday - VET Interactive Digital Media Teacher

    Mr B. Schubert - Visual Arts Faculty Coordinator

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Interactive Digital Media:

  • Certificate III Technical Production (Music) Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Music (Technical Production) provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance employment prospects within the music production or related industries. The Certificate III in Technical Production incorporates industry elements such as sound track laying, digital editing and mixing, audio visual equipment operations, public address systems and stage management and can be applied to workplaces such as stage productions, radio and medium to large recording studios, among others. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

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    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Music Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr D. Sirianni - VET Music Teacher

    Mr M. Spiteri - Performing Arts Faculty Leader

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Music:

  • Certificate II Small Business Units 1&2

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Small Business provides students with knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects within a broad range of business and industry settings, specifically in the formation and operation of a small business enterprise. It enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice about vocational and career paths. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Small Business Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    PROGRAM

    Year 1 - Year 11 Units 1 & 2
    BSBWHS201A Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    VU21419 Contribute to small business operations and innovation
    VU21420 Develop elementary professional skills for small business environments
    VU21425 Assist with the presentation of public activities and events
    VU21426 Follow procedures for routine financial activities of a small business
    Year 2 – Year 12 Units 3 & 4
    VU21422 Undertake basic market research and promotion for a small business product or service
    VU21423 Contribute to small business planning
    VU21424 Participate in small business quality and change processes
    SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers
    BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    Relevant Staff

    M S. Bagh - Faculty Leader Commerce and Computing

    Ms T. Hislop – Teacher of VET Small Business & VCE Commerce

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Small Business:

  • Certificate III Sport & Recreation Units 1-4

    General Description

    A study of VCE VET Sport & Recreation provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects in sport and recreation or related industries. The main focus of the program is sports event and fitness management, including the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the administration of sporting and recreation organisations. All VCE VET courses require the satisfactory completion of a number of Units of Competence in order to attain the Certificate. They also require students to undertake a compulsory Structured Workplace Learning placement in industry.

    VCAA Information

    VCE VET Sport & Recreation Index - the official VCAA webpage for this course

    Relevant Staff

    Mr C. Whitford - VET Sport & Recreation Teacher

    ​Mr B. Beecham - Health and Physical Education Faculty Leader

    Ms. V. Poke - Career Pathways Coordinator

    Suggested Combinations

    The following subjects are suggested combinations with VET Sport & Recreation:

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