Northern Bay College students can elect to complete a VET. Normally VDSS (Vet delivered to Secondary Schools) is a two year course so students can complete a Certificate I or II before advancing to a level II or III. Students may include a VET certificate in their VCE program or complete a VET in the VCAL program and undertake training in a specific vocational area. VDSS) counts towards a VCE or VCAL program in the same way as any VCE and VCAL subjects.


The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has developed scored assessment for the majority of VET programs, so students can also include VET programs in their ATAR. Only foundation level VCAL students can select VET Hospitality, CAFE and Trade Taster as an introduction to a VEET course. VET courses skill students in specific industry areas that directly relate to the requirements of a workplace. Students receive a Nationally Accredited Industry Based Certificate at Level II or III and a Statement of Attainment with all industry units listed. A number of offerings can be undertaken in the region. Normally it is advised for Northern Bay College students to either complete an on the site course or access a course offered off-site at another RTO . A full list of courses can be found on the handbook.

VET programs prepare students for their future working lives and is best suited to students who:

  • are thinking of obtaining an apprenticeship or traineeship after school.
  • would like to gain an industry qualification
  • enjoy a more hands-on learning environment
  • want to keep their options open for completing Year 12

This Booklet provides an outline of each VET course.

2022 Vet Book