ABOUT YVVC ( Yarra Valley VET Cluster)

We recommend that students and parents refer to the specific Yarra Valley VET Cluster brochures and speak to the VET Co-ordinator or Careers Advisor at the student’s school for more information about specific courses.

The Yarra Valley VET Cluster commenced in 1999, and consists of eleven schools working together in co-operation to provide a large range of quality vocational education and training options to students in the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley VET Cluster consists of the following schools:

  • Billanook College

  • CIRE Community School

  • Healesville High School

  • Lilydale Heights College

  • Lilydale High School

  • Mooroolbark College

  • Mount Evelyn Christian School (incl Ranges TEC)

  • Mountain District Christian School

  • Mount Lilydale Mercy College

  • Upper Yarra Secondary College

  • Yarra Hills Secondary College


The advantage of this arrangement is that students can stay enrolled in their original school and also have access to a large range of vocational programs. This means students can study their VCE in a familiar environment.

What does studying a VET certificate mean to my VCE or VCAL?

Students can study these certificates as part of either VCE or VCAL.

Students studying an Intermediate or Senior VCAL certificate must complete VET studies. These certificates generally contribute four units towards a student’s VCE. These certificates are included in the calculation of the student’s ATAR.


Vocational Education and Training (VET) involves the study of a TAFE qualification.

VET is characterised by a high level of practical learning which relates to the working environment. VET is designed to be “hands on” learning with students learning by “doing”.  

For more information visit http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/vet/index.aspx 



Students are expected to meet the costs of all materials, travel to venues and administrative fees charged by training organizations and others.  Studying a VET certificate is generally more expensive than studying standard VCE or VCAL units.  Schools often need to buy in the services of outside training providers and specialised equipment.  Government funding rarely covers the full cost of these courses.


Parents and students are advised to investigate the costs associated with each certificate carefully. (These costs will change from school to school). Some programs can cost up to $1,000.00.


Please check costs carefully before committing to a VET program. Materials fees are usually due within the first two weeks of commencement in a course and are to be paid by the student directly to your home school. Failure to pay materials fees may jeopardise ongoing enrolment in a course and the issue of any Certificates.



Students must contact their Careers/VET Co-ordinator at their home school to obtain information on availability of courses and materials fees. Students will be asked to complete an expression of interest form for their preferred study. They will be notified if a place is available for them in the coming academic year.


The specific brochures provide a more detailed description of the certificate and at which schools the courses are available.

Please contact the school you are enrolled at for further information about the VET courses offered in 2021

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