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Vocational Education and Training

The Vocational Education and Training (VET) program lets students take their VCE and a VET Certificate at the same time. VET programs provide for a combination of vocational and general education.

The national recognized qualifications and programs offered by St Helena Secondary College may also contribute to the completion requirements for a student’s senior secondary school certificate. Qualifying students may also be eligible to receive a contribution to their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

First year classes are conducted at various locations on Wednesday afternoons.

Second year class times may differ, depending on course selection.


"St Helena SC belongs to the Northern Melbourne VET Cluster (NMVC) providing access to a broader range of VET courses."


Current Northern Melbourne VET Cluster (NMVC) offerings include:


2020 VET Course Information: St Helena Secondary College & NMVC (Northern Melbourne VET Cluster)

2020 NMVC VET Student Application Form


2019 VET Course Information: St Helena Secondary College & NMVC (Northern Melbourne VET Cluster)


First Year – Units 1 & 2 for Year 10 or 11


  • All students undertake a four Unit (Units 1, 2, 3 &4) course over 2 years (Certificate II or III)
  • Classes are on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, an early release from Period 3 may be required
  • Costs for course Materials (where required) are invoiced by St Helena Secondary College (SHSC) and MUST be paid for by the family of the student prior to course commencement.
  • Students MUST complete the 2019 NMVC VET Student Application Form on the SHSC web site @ the Tab Learning – VET Forms.
  • Students MUST confirm their enrolment by attending the VET Information Session at the Host School in October. (Date and times to be advised)
  • Students MUST have a Unique Student Identification (USI) number – Visit SHSC web
  • Students MUST make their own way to the Host School (where VET training is to be held in 2019)


St Helena Secondary School (SHSC) VET Courses Auspiced in 2019

VET CourseDay & Times
AUR20716 Certificate II in Automotive Studies – Pre-vocationWed - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
22338VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Carpentry)
Pre Apprenticeship, Partial Completion
Wed - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Partial Completion, (SWL 40 hours)
Wed - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
CUA20113 Certificate II in DanceWed - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
MSF20516 Certificate II in Furniture MakingThurs - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen OperationsWed - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
ICT30115 Certificate III in Informational, Digital Media and Technology Partial CompletionWed - 1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
SIS30115 Cert III in Sport and RecreationDuring class time


Northern Melbourne Vet Cluster (NMVC) VET Courses in 2019 (Wednesday pm only)

VET CourseHost SchoolWednesday Only
HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance - (80 hours of SWL over 2 years)
Bundoora SC1.30 – 4.30pm (unit 1-4)
MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & TechnologyMill Park SC1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
22338VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Bricklaying) - Pre Apprenticeship - Partial Completion
Parade College1.00 – 5.00pm (unit 1-4)
22338VIC Certificate II in Building & Construction (Wall & Floor Tiling) - Pre Apprenticeship - Partial Completion
Parade College1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-4)
BSB20115 Certificate II in BusinessMill Park SC1.30 – 4.30pm (unit 1-2)
CHC32015 Certificate II in Community Services - Partial Completion (120 hours SWL required per year)
Bundoora SC1.30 – 4.30pm (unit 1-4)
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support - Partial Completion
Greensborough SC1.00 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology - Pre-Vocational NCAT - Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)
22209VIC Certificate II in Engineering StudiesNCAT - Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)
22289VIC Certificate II in Integrated TechnologiesNCAT - Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)
MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory SkillsMill Park SC1.30 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
SHB30215 Certificate III in Make UpNCAT – Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)
CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Sound Production)NCAT – Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)
22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing – Pre ApprenticeshipNCAT – Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)
SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant (1 year Hairdressing program)
Peter Lalor College1.00 – 4.30pm (unit 1-2)
CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen & MediaDiamond Valley College1.00 – 5.00pm (unit 1-2)
CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual ArtsNCAT – Preston1.30 – 5.30pm (unit 1-2)