VET & Headstart

Box Hill Senior Secondary has a proud tradition of being innovative in the Vocational Education and Training space. At present we offer the following VET subjects to students on site and delivered by our highly trained and accredited teaching staff.

Based on interest we are also able to offer a range of other VET subjects.  Please discuss your interests the school.

We recognise that our students have aptitude and interest in a wide variety of VET offerings that may not yet be offered or delivered onsite here at the college.  As a result, we encourage our students to access the VET of their choice through one of our community providers.

VET Offered Through the Mullum Mullum Cluster & Other Tertiary Providers

Students can also apply to take a different VET subject at a TAFE institution. Students considering doing a VET study should contact the College as soon as possible to ensure a timely enrolment / secure a place.

The closest TAFE is Box Hill Institute a 10-minute walk away. Students interested in VET offerings for Secondary Students should navigate to and search for “VET Delivered to Secondary School Students”

Please refer to the Mullum Vet Cluster handbook for details of VET subjects on offer. an snapshot on what is on offer for 2022 can be found on the final pages of this booklet.

VCE, VET Contribution to the VCE

Upon successful completion of the VCE VET Year 11 and 12 program students will be eligible for up to four units of credit towards their VCE: Two units at Units 1 and 2, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.


Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Where a student elects not to receive a study score for the scored units 3 and 4 sequence of their VCE VET study, no contribution to the ATAR will be available.

Headstart Apprenticeships & Trainee Ships

​Head Start is a new model for apprenticeships and traineeships for school students.

Head Start students spend more time doing important, paid, on-the-job training while completing their VCE or VCAL at school.

The program helps students to develop skills and experience that employers value. Head Start helps students to get the best start in their career.

Students interested in this pathway are encouraged to speak to their coordinator or our careers coordinator.

Skip to content