BHSSC has a wide range of technology and applied learning curriculum offerings and potential pathways for students to explore. At Years 9 and 10 students can undertake electives in technology and applied learning such as Metalwork, Woodwork, Electrical Systems, Visual Design and Horticulture and Landscaping. For students wishing to pursue pathways in technology, then there are VET courses, VCE subjects, school based apprenticeships (Headstart Program) and work experience that can be accessed according to interest or student pathway choices.

BHSSC is fortunate to offer VET courses on-site in Building and Construction, Engineering, Electro-Technology and Horticulture and Landscaping on-site as part of our commitment to industry based learning pathways. However, students can also consider involvement in the school based apprenticeship program (Headstart) or they can undertake VCE subjects such as Visual Communication and Design as part of their VCE or Vocational (VM) VCE studies.  Students who are involved in our VM VCE program, which runs at Years 11 and 12, can also access other technology or industry based courses, through consultation with our Careers and Pathways Manager and relevant Sub-School staff when considering pathways in Years 11 and 12.

Please consider the following as well:

(Vocational) VM-VCE Program

The College offers places in the Senior (Year 12) and Intermediate (Year11) Vocational VCE Program. As part of the VM VCE Program students will undertake a weekly program consisting of the following:

  • Attend for three days on-site (compulsory) undertaking studies in Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development and Work Related Skills, linked to national competency standards
  • All students must successfully be enrolled in and complete studies in a recognised VET Industry based learning program, which can be done on-site at BHSSC or through local trade training providers
  • All students will be expected to undertake one day of related work experience to support their development in understanding the world or work and industry practical learning 

VCE VET Programs

  • VCE VET programs are approved by the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority and allow secondary students to complete the VCE and a nationally recognised industry Certificate at the same time.
  • VCE VET units have equal status with other VCE units.
  • VCE VET programs are fully recognised within the unit 1 – 4 structure of the VCE and therefore may contribute towards satisfactory completion of the VCE and, in some cases, the ATAR.
  • Students enrolled in these programs will complete a combination of VCE units and VCE VET units.

VET or Further Education – Block Credit

Students who undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) or Further Education (FE) qualifications that are not included in the suite of approved VCE VET programs and School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships may be eligible for credit towards their VCE. This credit is called Block Credit Recognition.  Further information is available at

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