VET  Information & Subjects

As part of their VCE or VCAL program, students have a further option of undertaking a Vocational Education & Training (VET) Course at Avila in two areas.

The VET in the VCE courses offered are:

  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate II in Hospitality

The major part of the work for all of these Certificates is done in Year 11 with some completion in Year 12.  These VET units count towards either the VCE or VCAL certificates.


The VCE VET Business program aims to:
•    Provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects within a broad range of business and industry settings
•    Enable participants to gain a recognised credential and to make an informed choice of vocation or career path

This course provides an entry level qualification which provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in a business or office environment. The certificate provides an understanding of business fundamentals within the Australian context and will assist students to gain employment opportunities in an entry level administrative or customer service role.

For the award of BSB20115 Certificate II in Business, students must achieve twelve units of competency related to:
•    Information, communication and technology skills
•    Preparation of documents and spreadsheets
•    Learning about the structure and function of organisations
•    Development of work-ready skills

This course is offered over one year at Year 11, and provides the skills needed for Certificate III in Business, in the future.

Students will complete the course with competencies that may provide opportunities as receptionists, clerks, junior secretaries, administrative clerks and word processors.  These positions can then develop with further training in the paid workforce.


SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

Students must achieve twelve units of competency to gain SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality including:

•    six core units of competency

•    six elective units of competency (as chosen by the staff member)

This qualification may prepare individuals with a defined and limited range of hospitality operational skills and basic knowledge. Graduates typically provide routine and repetitive tasks and work under direct supervision.

Pathways may include employment into various workplaces within the hospitality industry such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Typical roles include bar attendant, cafe attendant, catering assistant, food and beverage attendant, front office assistant, porter and room attendant.

This subject must be undertaken in both semesters and provides credit at VCE Units 1 & 2 or VCAL Work Related Skills, if studied with another VET certificate.

The six core units are:

Unit Code Unit Title  
BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others 15
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25
SITHIND003 Use hospitality skills effectively 0
SITXCCS003 Interact with customers 20
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15
 SITXWHS001  Participate in safe work practices 12




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