Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students

As part of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students can gain an additional qualification by selecting to study a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course. Studying a VET qualification will develop their skills and give them exposure to industry and experience in the workplace, prior to completing Secondary School. This can lead to many beneficial training and employment outcomes. VET is a mix of practical and theory assessments that are targeted to industry and the workplace, complimenting VCE or VCAL.

VET Cluster Legacy Database \

VET Coordinators please log in here to view student/enrolment details prior to 2021

VET Cluster Notices \

All Highlands LLEN VET Cluster students please note: As per the directive from the Victorian Government on 30 July 2020, face masks must be worn by ALL VET students to EVERY VET class held from Sunday 2nd August 2020 onwards. Failure to wear appropriate face masks by students will result in the inability for students to take part in their classes.

About the Highlands LLEN VET Cluster \

The Highlands LLEN VET Cluster is a long-running, locally based partnership between secondary education providers in the Highlands Region. Our Cluster is proud to provide a diverse range of programs for students, that are nationally recognised and Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) approved.

In July 2017 the Highlands LLEN VET Cluster celebrated its 20th year of operation!

2021 Highlands LLEN VET Cluster Programs on offer \

See below for a list of the VET Programs on offer from the Highlands LLEN VET Cluster for 2021. Some Programs are yet to be finalised, a flyer for these Programs will appear here soon. Any Program details listed are subject to change.

Certificate II in Agriculture (partial completion)

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Certificate II in Animal Studies (specialist program)

Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry) Pre-apprenticeship (partial completion)

Certificate III in Community Services (incorporating Certificate II in Community Services)

Certificate II in Creative Industries and Certificate III in Screen and Media

Certificate II in Dance

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (partial completion)

Certificate II in Electrotechnology (career start)

Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Certificate III in Equine Studies

Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (partial completion)

Certificate II in Kitchen Operations

Certificate II in Landscaping

Certificate II in Music Industry (Audio/Electronic Music Composition) and Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)

Certificate III in Music Performance

Certificate II in Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship (partial completion)

Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

  • How to Apply for 2021 VET Programs \

    Click the link to apply for First Year VET Programs for 2021. If you currently are a 1st Year VET Student, you will not need to reapply for 2nd Year, you will be automatically added into the 2nd Year of your VET Program.

  • 1st Year
    Applications \

    1st year applications are currently open



  • Enrolment Information and Privacy Collection Notice

    Click the link below to view the VET Clusters Enrolment Information and Privacy Collection Notice for Parents and Carers

  • What is VET? \

    VET is Vocational Education and Training.  VET is Applied Learning and provides people with the workplace skills and knowledge required to work in specific industries.

    VET Programs are developed in consultation with industry and offer a nationally recognised qualification.

    What is VETDSS?

    VETDSS is Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students.

  • Why Study VETDSS? \

    • Students gain credit towards VCE and VCAL
    • Students undertake Structured Workplace Learning
    • Provides a pathway to further study, apprenticeships or employment
    • Prepares students for jobs of the future and careers in the fastest growing industries such as: health care and social assistance, professional, scientific and technical services, construction, education and training, accommodation and food services.
    • Allows students to study a wide range of Programs
  • Why Study VETDSS Continued \

    • Develops workplace skills that put students ahead in the job race
    • Training is delivered in a friendly learning environment
    • Leads to interesting and worthwhile jobs
    • Offers programs to suit all genders
    • Classes are a mix of theory and practical, hands-on learning
    • Presents high-quality, well-respected postschool options
    • Participation can be a stepping stone to university


Get in touch to find out more \

Kylie Barnett
VET Cluster Coordinator