Students answer your VET questions

Students from across Victoria sat down to answer all the burning questions about what it's like to include a vocational education and training (VET) program in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

There's a wide variety of VET programs available to senior secondary students in Victoria, ranging from traditional trades to emerging technologies, creative industries and business.

You can hear first-hand about the valuable skills, knowledge and experiences that students have gained while undertaking VET.

Ask them anything

Jack undertook two VET programs, Electrical Industry and Building and Construction. Jack says his highlight was building cubby houses for primary schools. 'You also get to see how things are done in the building industry,' Jack says. 'You get to learn new skills, get more of a technical knowledge and you get to meet new friends which is great.'

Creative and Digital Media student Jordan chose his course because he is interested in an IT career. 'Some of the industry experience we've had was developing the website for a local business,' Jordan says. 'It was quite a good experience, having to talk to people in the community to get work.'

Health student Sophie says she enjoyed understanding how the human body works in her course. 'It was interesting and it gave me a really good insight into what my career is going to be like in the future,' Sophie says. 'It just made me fall in love with it more.'

For community services student Tanya, the course challenged her outside of her learning. 'At the start, I was quite shy and I didn't really talk to many people,' Tanya says. 'But VET Community Services, it taught me a lot about communication skills and it really boosted my self-confidence and self-esteem.'


More than 50,000 Victorian secondary students study vocational education and training (VET) as part of their Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) every year. VET puts students on flexible pathways towards a diverse range of education and career goals.

Get VET is an exciting resource from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority that supports teachers in helping students to get the most out of their VCE or VCAL. Students can explore the wide-range of opportunities and advantages that VET offers.