VCE , VCAL, VET, Apprenticeships, Traineeships
As a Senior College we are able to offer an extensive range of subject choices for students from Years 10 to 12. This enables the College to manage individual career pathways to suit the interests and needs of each student.
Hallam Senior College offers two Senior Certificate Courses;
- Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
Within these two courses students may undertake;
- Vocational Education & Training (VET) programs
- Apprenticeships/ Traineeships known as Australian School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship
To help students to select a career pathways a number of themed programs have been developed. These programs cater for students with varied interests and aspirations including those who wish to combine workplace learning with more formal academic study. The school’s relationship with other schools in the Eumemmerring Alliance means that our students have access to subjects offered in nearby schools as well. This provides further opportunities for our students.
A summary of the extensive range of programs and subjects is included within this newspaper. Students are able to view in some detail these descriptions to check the appropriate course content, and relate this to their area of passion and interest.
Students should also read carefully the information regarding VCAL as an alternative Certificate course. Students who choose the VCAL are more likely to go to TAFE, or complete an apprenticeship, or seek employment after completing school.
Students may include Vocational Education and Training (VET) Programs within their VCE program. Most courses count for a full VCE sequence, that is, Units 1-4.
VET programs offer students practical experience in a specific vocational area, as well as gaining a nationally recognised Certificate. Some VET subjects are scored and can be included in the primary four for calculation of the ATAR (for tertiary entrance). Unscored VETs can contribute to the ATAR as 10% of the total of the primary four.
In the case of VCAL, all students undertake a VET program which provides valuable on-the-job training whilst gaining a certificate recognised anywhere throughout Australia.
As Hallam Senior College, we are able to offer an extensive range of VET choices. These programs do incur an additional cost, but programs offered at Hallam Senior College are at reduced rates compared to TAFES. Costing of programs will be finalised during Term 3, and these will be relayed to appropriate personnel as soon as practicable.