Vocational Education & Training

As part of our commitment to providing individualised patterns of study, we offer a number of Vocational Education & Training (VET) opportunities.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) partners with industry and government to provide people with workplace skills and technical knowledge to help them advance their career, now and in the future.

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Click on the subject links below for more detailed information:

Certificate III – SIS30519

Sport Coaching

Certificate III – ICT30118

Information, Digital Media and Technology

Certificate II – SIT20316

Hospitality

Certificate II – CPC 20211

Construction Pathways

VET courses can provide students with an alternative pattern of study to achieve their HSC, and open up a variety of post-school pathways including TAFE and University study.

VET courses are dual accredited and endorsed by NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority) and ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority).
Vocational qualifications are recognised by employers and training providers Australia-wide. In today’s competitive world, studying vocational courses, can provide the edge needed for future employment.

Why choose a VET subject?

There are a number of advantages to choosing to study a VET subject at Belmont Christian College.

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Gain industry experience

VET courses enable students to gain industry skills, competencies and experience while studying for the HSC.

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Achieve university entrance

Certificate III level qualifications can lead to university entrance at a variety of universities. See Newcastle University’s Vocational Entrance information here.

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Build networks in the business community

On-the-job work placements provide additional work skills and future employment contacts.

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Receive accreditation

Students receive accreditation from NESA and AQF Nationally recognised qualifications.

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Potential credit transfer

Students who go on to further study may also be accredited with credit transfer for units already complete.

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Build inter and intra-personal skills

Acquire general skills such as initiative, problem-solving and communication as well as working independently and in teams, which can be used in a wide range of employment and higher education settings.

Studying VET at Belmont Christian College

Work Placement

Each VET course includes a mandatory component of work placement during which a student visits a workplace that is linked to the course being studied. This on-the-job training is an essential part of each course. If students do not complete this requirement, the course will remain incomplete.

Assessment Information

All VET courses are competency-based. Students are assessed against prescribed performance criteria as either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ under each framework.

HSC & ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

VET subjects can contribute to the Higher School Certificate. Industry Framework Courses are able to contribute to an ATAR. However, Board Endorsed Courses (BEC) do not contribute to the calculation of an ATAR.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may have their current knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the units of competency within the course recognised, provided they can produce current, quality evidence of their achieved competency.

School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBA/Ts) are a great way for students to set themselves up for the career they want while completing their HSC. Students are paid for real work experience, while gaining a nationally-recognised VET qualification and contributing towards their HSC studies.

Students can commence an apprenticeship (Stage 1) or complete a traineeship while at school (Year 10, 11 and/or 12).

Contact details

Careers Adviser and VET Coordinator
Mrs Susan Carter | vet@bcc.nsw.edu.au

Head of Secondary School
Mr Steve Tidey | steve.tidey@bcc.nsw.edu.au

Director of Teaching and Learning
Ms Melanie Melcum | melanie.melcum@bcc.nsw.edu.au

Complaints & Appeals

If students have concerns about aspects of the course, such as resources, facilities, another person, an assessment task or result, they have the right to raise their concerns with the College. Please contact the VET Coordinator.