AUSVELS

Available to: Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students

AusVELS provides a single curriculum for levels F-10 that incorporates the Australian Curriculum as it is progressively developed within a framework that reflects particular Victorian priorities and approaches to teaching and learning (F is the abbreviation for ‘Foundation’ which is now the common term agreed to by all States and Territories to refer to the first level of school for curriculum design purposes). AusVELS has been designed to ensure that schools and teachers are not required to manage two different curriculum and reporting frameworks during the development of the Australian Curriculum.

For more information:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

BLEND

Available to: Year 10 students

Year 10 students can apply to undertake the full range of VCE subjects on offer at the Barkly senior campus after negotiation with their families and teachers. The application process assesses each student's preparedness for the academic rigour that characterises senior study. We want to guarantee that our students are achieving their maximum potential at this level of education. The Blend program replaces one elective selection per semester for those students who are successful in gaining a place in a VCE class. The program is separate to the college VET program offering students a more flexible range of opportunities to access advanced studies.

VCE

Available to: Year 10 (limited), 11 and 12 students

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary education. It is recognised internationally, and provides pathways to employment as well as to further study at university, TAFE (Technical and Further Education).

For more information:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

VCAL

Available to: Year 11 and 12 students

The VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) is a hands-on option for Year 11 and 12 students, offering practical work-related experience and learning.

Like the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate and is also offered at TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutes and a number of Learn Local organisations.

The program can be started in Year 11 or 12 and students can do an apprenticeship or traineeship part-time while at school doing the VCAL.

Students who complete the VCAL can choose several career options, including: transferring to the VCE certificate; going to TAFE; doing an apprenticeship or traineeship; and starting a job once school has finished.

For more information:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

VET

Available to: Year 10, 11 and 12 students

VET in Schools (VETiS) is designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students, and improve educational outcomes in line with the Victorian Government's objective to increase the number of young people completing Year 12 or equivalent. VETiS also addresses the skills and employment needs of industry in Victoria.

Introduced in 1994, VETiS comprises nationally recognised VET certificates undertaken by secondary school students as part of their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). VETiS provides a vocationally oriented program of studies leading to a senior secondary certificate. VETiS programs are typically delivered through partnership between schools, industry and Registered Training Organisations, and often include opportunities for students to participate in structured workplace learning.

Students enrolled in VETiS may also combine study and employment through School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships which allow students to do an apprenticeship or traineeship while they undertake their VCE or VCAL.

For more information:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

 

28th of July 2017. Ballarat Secondary College.