Vocational Education and Training (VET)


The provision of VET within the VCE has provided many students with a vocational focus while completing their VCE.  It has opened up post school options that were previously unavailable to students.  Local schools are offering many of these programs, but they are expensive to resource.  Thus, ten of these schools formed a cluster for the provision of VET courses to give students from a larger number of schools access to these courses.

The schools in the cluster are:

  • Mt Lilydale Mercy College
  • Lilydale Heights College
  • Lilydale High School
  • Billanook College
  • Mooroolbark Heights College
  • Yarra Hills Senior Secondary College
  • Mt Evelyn Christian School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Healesville High School
  • Mountain District  Christian School

Benefits to participating students:

  • Completion of two qualifications at the end of the VCE (i.e. VCE and a TAFE Certificate)
  • Students will accelerate through post secondary school programs
  • Students will gain industry experience as part of ‘on the job’ training

Students will attend the home school for their VCE program but may attend any of the above schools for the VET courses except Acting, Animal Studies and Sport and Recreation (Cricket Specific) which will be conducted at Lilydale High School.  These will take place on a Wednesday – the day allocated by all the cluster schools as the VET day.  However, some classes may run outside normal school hours on Wednesday.

VET Courses

The VCE/VET programs available at one or more of the above schoolsor at a local provider are;

  • Cert III Acting (Screen)
  • Cert III Allied Health
  • Cert II Animal Studies (captive animals)
  • Cert II Automotive  Technology – 2 year program (Pre-app)
  • Cert II Building and Construction (Carpentry)
  • Cert III CISCO
  • Cert III Design Fundamentals
  • Cert III Early Childhood Education
  • Cert II Electrotechnology Studies – Pre-vocational
  • Cert II Equine
  • Cert II Horticulture Landscaping
  • Cert II Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • Cert III Music
  • Cert II Plumbing – pre-apprenticeship
  • Cert II Retail Make up (1 year course)
  • Cert II Salon Assistant (Hairdressing) (1 year course)
  • Cert III Screen and Media
  • Cert III Sport and Recreation
  • Cert II Sport and Recreation (Cricket Specific)

Selection Process

Students must include the VET course of their choice in their course selections.

  • Students must attend a course enrolment session to complete necessary enrolment forms and attain a USI (unique student identifier).
  • If a place is offered to the students they will receive an enrolment package in October
  • The $100 enrolment payment and materials fees must be paid by the start of December
  • If the enrolment form and materials fees are not returned by the due date the offer will be made to another student
  • The provider will send out a letter to students re: enrolment/orientation which occurs the first Wednesday of December

Fees

  • Fees for VET courses will not be confirmed until later in the year
  • Students will be required to pay a $100 enrolment payment and any materials fees to Lilydale High School
  • Students may need to pay for additional materials once in the course (Eg. White card)
  • As VET is offered through the YVVC costs are kept to the minimum possible amount
  • If fees are not paid by the due date, the students enrolment in the course will be cancelled

For more information about the VET program at Lilydale High School, please contact Craig Harris or Tim Kogelman, VET Co-ordinators on 9735 5644.