Vocational Pathways - A Practical Approach
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Supporting our students to explore the possibilities and pathways that complete the secondary journey at Sacred Heart College.

Vocational Pathways

At Sacred Heart College we offer both an academic and practical approach to life.

Vocational Education & Industry Program (VEIP) 

VEIP is a program selected from the core Year 10 subjects, which has been developed at Sacred Heart College, allowing students to undertake weekly Structured Work Place Learning (SWL) arrangements whilst continuing their studies.

VCE - Vocational Major (VCE VM) introduced in 2023

VCE VM is a vocational learning program within the VCE.  It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce. VCE VM empowers students to make informed decisions about the next stages of their lives through real-life work experiences.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET subjects allow students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while undertaking the VCE or VCE VM. Year 10 students have the ability to study VET 1st year subjects, making them a good acceleration choice. Seven VET subjects are offered in-house, all of which run over two years, while students also have the opportunity to access many others externally.

School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs)

SBATs offer wonderful career opportunities for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who wish to enter the workforce, remain at school and develop a career pathway. They allow students to undertake a part-time apprenticeship while still at school. Students are able to complete Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Education Vocational Major (VCE VM) while developing skills in a particular industry through working and training on-the-job, and receiving off-the-job training.

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