Vocational Education & Training

YHSC offers Vocational Education and Training Programs (VET) that give students practical learning opportunities in simulated settings.

The YHSC VET program (through the Yarra Valley VET Cluster) gives our students a wider choice of learning approaches and studies in the VCE, and broadens their post-school options. VET programs are offered in Year 11 and 12.

At YHSC we offer a VET course in automotive studies on campus and through the Yarra Valley VET Cluster students can also access courses in areas such as hairdressing, beauty, hospitality, animals studies, information technology, acting, fashion, building and construction, electro technology, engineering, furniture making , horticulture and music at other schools within the area.

There are a number of advantages of a completing a VET course of study/Certificate:

  • students get a nationally recognised qualification
  • It can help students secure a part time job while they continue to study or assist them in obtaining full time employment when they finish VCE.
  • Student can get credits towards further study in the future
  • Students receive valuable experience in industry
  • Assessment is in a majority of certificates is competency based.

The units are an integral part of a student’s VCE program, providing full credit for each semester’s work of at least one unit at Certificate I, II or III, IV level. Upon successful completion, your qualification can also contribute to your VCE and most certificates contribute towards your ATAR score. Some certificates offer an examination which is held during the VCE examination period and provide a study score, while other certificates provide block credit which may be used to enhance your ATAR score. You can get more information about the VET program you are considering through the VCAA website, the Yarra Valley VET website or the Mullum Cluster website. .

The VET Policy is available to download from the link below:

For further VET information please contact our Director of Pathways:

Phone: (03) 9839 8800 or