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In Year 10 at Sacred Heart College, we launch our students into a future of possibilities as they embrace the challenges of Senior School. As they consolidate their practices and skills in their core subjects, students also begin making informed subject choices.
The College also offers and encourages a range of acceleration opportunities for those students who wish to extend their learning, allowing students to study VCE subjects a year earlier.
Vocational Education & Training (VET) Units are also offered to Year 10 students who wish to pursue areas of special interest.
Vocational Education & Industry Program (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.
Our Year 11 & 12 students have a choice of pathways to suit their various learning styles and future aspirations.
Sacred Heart offers 34 VCE subjects to cater for a wide range of interests and potential career paths. Experienced teachers ensure that students are supported throughout the year and, especially, as they approach their final examinations. We are proud of our VCE academic results that ensure that tertiary education opportunities abound for our students.
VCAL is a hands-on, practical option for Year 11 and 12 students. The aim of VCAL is to assist students to improve their literacy and numeracy, acquire work and industry skills, and develop as responsible young adults. Students also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience within a structured workplace environment and identify vocational pathways.
VET subjects allow students to gain practical skills in a specific industry while undertaking the VCE or VCAL. 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.
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 Applied Learning (VCAL) while developing skills in a particular industry through working and training on-the-job, and receiving off-the-job training.