Options for Year 11 and 12
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS)
- The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
- Pre-Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS)
VETiS allows you to take on skills-based learning while you complete your VCE or VCAL.
You end up with two certificates and an easier path to further study, as well as improved opportunities for gaining employment in your chosen industry.
If you complete a VETiS program, you can transfer into further TAFE certificates or diplomas – with many VET courses assessed as part of an ATAR score.
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is designed to be an alternative to the standard VCE.
VCAL focuses on hands-on learning and vocational training, developing your literacy and numeracy skills, industry-specific skills, work-related skills and personal development skills.
Swinburne offers full-time VCAL programs at intermediate and senior levels, each based on a particular skill area.
Want to know more about VCAL?
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) - Intermediate
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) - Senior
Pre-Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships and Traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Apprenticeships and traineeships are certificate courses that combine paid work with nationally recognised training, so you can earn while you learn.
Your employer will teach you on the job while Swinburne provides the formal training for your qualification.
Pre-apprenticeships give you a taste of studying an apprenticeship in a certain industry.
They can also act as a pathway into an apprenticeship, preparing you for the workforce and allowing you to improve on existing skills.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a comprehensive two-year international curriculum designed for university entrance that is internationally recognised.
As part of the program, you study IB subjects instead of VCE subjects.