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Patterns of study

Students receive a VET Pathway HSC, and Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate I, II or III qualification(s), depending on the particular course selected and the units of competency achieved. A wide range of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses will be on offer for students to study.

VET courses are accredited by the NSW Educational Standards Authority, and count towards the HSC. They also have some characteristics that make them different from the other courses. VET courses:

  • are based on national training packages that are designed to meet industry training needs
  • lead to the achievement of nationally-recognised qualifications within the AQF
  • provide opportunities for practical, work-based learning that will assist in developing the knowledge and skills students need for work and further study
  • are written and assessed in competency-based terms

At SCCVC students typically undertake three elective VET courses (a minimum of 2 framework courses) and one elective complementary course in Year 11. All students also study Catholic Studies, English Studies and Work Studies.

The following vocational courses are offered at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College and contribute to the Higher School Certificate:

Framework (Board Developed Courses)

Non-Framework (Board Endorsed Courses)

For suggestions on patterns of study based on careers choices see the attached guide below: