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Certificate III – SIS30519
Certificate III – ICT30118
Information, Digital Media and Technology
Certificate II – SIT20316
Certificate II – CPC 20211
VET courses can provide students with an alternative pattern of study to achieve the 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.
Gain industry experience
VET courses enable students to gain industry skills, competencies and experience while studying for the HSC.
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.
Build networks in the business community
On-the-job work placements provide additional work skills and future employment contacts.
Students receive accreditation from NESA and AQF Nationally recognised qualifications.
Potential credit transfer
Students who go on to further study may also be accredited with credit transfer for units already complete.
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
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.
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).
Complaints & Appeals
If you have concerns about aspects of the course, such as resources, facilities, another person, an assessment task or result, you have the right to raise your concerns with the College. Please contact the VET Co-ordinator.