VETis Courses at Kambrya College

VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools) studies combine general VCE or VCAL with vocational training and experience in the workplace.


Successful completion of a VETiS program provides students with two qualifications, VCE or VCAL certificate plus an industry certificate (or completion of accredited modules) recognized by employers.
All VETiS programs can contribute to Foundation, Intermediate and Senior VCAL Certificates.

VETiS satisfies the eligibility requirement of the Industry Specific Skills and Work Related Skills strands within the VCAL certificate.

VETiS programs provide a practical focus and give students direct experience of business and industry which employers value when recruiting.

Our VETis courses will help develop a range of work skills that are in demand in the current labour market.

Our experience shows students enjoy VETiS programs.

Some VETis certificates include a study score component so students can receive a study score which contributes to their ATAR.

VETiS programs set students on a pathway to further study and VETiS students are highly regarded for entry into higher certificate or diploma courses.

Some VETiS subjects can reduce the Tafe component during an apprenticeship.
Students may also choose to do a School Based Apprenticeship or Traineeship as a part of student’s secondary schooling. In this case studies will contribute to students VCE or VCAL and the students will be paid for work by student’s employer.

The following courses are delivered every week  here at Kambrya College, usually on a Wednesday, but maybe on as Monday or Friday according to the course selected.

Each course attracts a charge for the use of materials and excursions. 

An initial $250 upfront payment is required to secure a VETis placement. 

The full amount of the materials charge MUST be paid before the start of the academic year. 
Students will be withdrawn if materials charges are not paid. 

The viability of a VETis course is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

 

  • Certificate II: Automotive Studies (Mechanical) – 22015VIC

    Certificate II: Automotive Studies (Mechanical) – 22015VIC

    Course Overview
    This qualification is designed to create pathways for employment in the automotive industry. The participants in this course can expect to learn how to conduct minor servicing, use and maintain equipment correctly, principles of Occupational Health and Safety and develop a good understanding of the automotive industry.

    The Kambrya VETis Automotive program is a work ready pre-employment course designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a career in the automotive industry. In addition to enhancing employment opportunities, the successful completion of this program may reduce time served in a related apprenticeship.

    Contribution to the VCE/VCAL:
    This course does not contain a VCE Scored Assessment.

    VCE Credits: Students will be eligible for up to four units towards their VCE, two units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Unit 3 and 4 sequence. If a student receives a unit 3 and 4 sequence, they will be eligible for an increment towards students ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

    VCAL Credits: Students will be eligible for credit towards the Industry stream of the Intermediate or Senior certificates.

    Opportunities For Further Study

    • Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical Trade) (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology (Apprenticeship
    • Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Automotive Body Repair Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Diesel Engine Technology (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate III in Automotive Sales (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate IV in Automotive Technician (LPG Installation and Maintenance)

    Employment Prospects

    • Auto Mechanic  
    • Auto Electrician      
    • Automotive Parts Interpreter 
    • Exhaust Fitter and Repairer
    • Diesel Mechanic       
    • Service Centre Manager
  • Certificate III in Beauty Services SIB30110

    Certificate III in Beauty Services SIB30110

    Course Overview
    This two year program will offer students the opportunity to undertake a Certificate III qualification whilst completing their year 10 Pre-VCAL, 11 and 12 VCE or VCAL classes. 
    The aim of the Certificate lll in Beauty Services is to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a salon and provide core beauty services including manicures, pedicures, make-up services, lash and brow treatments, waxing and tanning services. Students will also gain skills in merchandising, sales, customer service and housekeeping duties.
    This course has been designed to provide students with relevant and comprehensive skills and knowledge to successfully enter Beauty Therapy and related cosmetic industries.

    Contribution to the VCE/VCAL:

    VCE Credit:  Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to receive a 10% increment towards their ATAR.  An ATAR increment is calculated as 10 per cent of the average of the scaled scores of the student’s primary four VCE studies.
    On completion, students will be eligible for up to two units at 1-2 level and one unit 3-4 sequence.

    VCAL Credit: This program meets the requirements of the Industry Specific stream for both Intermediate and Senior VCAL.

    Opportunities For Further Study

    • Certificate IV in Beauty
    • Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    Employment Prospects

    • Retail Sales Assistant
    • Beauty salon assistant
    • Cosmetic/skin consultant
    • Beautician
  • Certificate II in Hairdressing – SIH20111

    Certificate II in Hairdressing – SIH20111

    Course Overview
    This hands-on learning experience can provide students with a head start to a career in hairdressing, and the training that students undertake will count towards students training requirements as an apprentice.
    The course covers essential aspects of the hairdressing industry such as basin services, braiding, products and services, drying hair to shape as well as customer service, head neck and shoulder massage and working safely in a salon environment.
    Kambrya facilities offer a simulated salon workplace environment.

    The Certificate II in Hairdressing is a twelve month course.  It aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve competency that will enhance their employment prospects in the hairdressing or hairdressing related industries. Students can undertake this course whilst completing their VCAL class. Students will receive training in the practical skills of styling, removal of chemicals and basin services and undertake theory studies in client communication.

    Contribution to the VCAL:

    VCAL Credit: This program meets the requirements of the Industry Specific stream for both Intermediate and Senior VCAL.

    Opportunities For Further Study

    • Certificate III in Hairdressing (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate IV in Hairdressing
    • Certificate IV in Trichology
    • Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management

    Employment Prospects

    • Hairdresser
    • Retails sales
    • Salon Manager
  • VETis: Certificate III: Catering Operations – SIT31012 (Kitchen Operations)

    VETis: Certificate III: Catering Operations – SIT31012 (Kitchen Operations)

    Course Overview
    This course will give participants the skills and knowledge to work as a cook in any commercial kitchen, or a food and beverage attendant in any hotel or restaurant. Students will gain an understanding of food preparation, cookery principles as well as food and beverage skills.
    Certificate III in Catering Operations provides students with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a range of kitchen functions and activities to work in various hospitality enterprises where food is prepared and served. Units 1 and 2 of the program include health, safety and security procedures, workplace hygiene, working with colleagues and customers, using basic methods of cookery, receiving and storing kitchen supplies and presenting food. Units 3 and 4 offer scored assessment and incorporate units such as preparing, cooking and serving food for service, preparing appetisers and salads, stocks, sauces, soups, and desserts.

    Contribution to the VCE/VCAL:

    VCE Credits: Students will be eligible for up to four units towards their VCE: two units at 1 and 2 level, and a unit 3 and 4 sequence. This is a scored VETis Certificate which can contribute directly to the ATAR either as one of students best four studies (the primary four) or as the students fifth or sixth study.

    VCAL Credits: Students will be eligible for credit towards the Industry stream of the Intermediate or Senior certificates.

    Opportunities for Further Study

    • Certificate IV in Hospitality                                                 • Certificate III in Hospitality (Patisserie)
    • Diploma of Hospitality                                                        • Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie
    • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

    Employment Prospects

    • Catering assistant & Cook
    • Leading hand
    • Food service assistant.
  • VETis: Certificate II: Plumbing - 22138VIC

    VETis: Certificate II:  Plumbing - 22138VIC

    Course Overview
    This program will give participants an introduction to the plumbing industry and set the base for gaining an apprenticeship. Students will learn fundamental skills including basic welding and sheet metal work to enable broader opportunities for specialisation into roofing and gasfitting.

    Successful completion of this 2 year VETiS course will result in the obtainment of Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre apprenticeship) which may result in a reduced Tafe component of an Apprenticeship

    The VET plumbing program is drawn from a national training package and offers students an opportunity to participate in a broad-based training program relating to the plumbing industry.  This course is designed to provide entry level training to pursue employment and career opportunities within the plumbing industry.

    A career in plumbing services can be anything from repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and drainage, to other plumbing fields such as projects for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

    It is an extremely diverse industry, involving the installation of hot and cold water systems, above and below ground drainage, roofing and rainwater goods. Plumbers are also required to install appliances and sanitary fixtures, heating and cooling equipment, and maintain plumbing systems in domestic and commercial buildings. The plumbing industry is fundamental to every economy due to the need for clean water, the proper collection and removal of wastes, and environmental sustainability.

    Contribution to the VCE/VCAL:

    VCE Credit:  There is no ATAR contribution or ATAR increment available on completion of this program.
    This program does NOT provide a unit 3 and 4 sequence.

    VCAL Credit: This program meets the requirements of the Industry Specific stream for both Intermediate and Senior VCAL.

    Opportunities for Further Study

    • Certificate III in Plumbing (Apprenticeship)
    • Certificate IV in Plumbing Services
    • Diploma in Plumbing and Services
    • Diploma in Fire Systems Design
    • Advanced Diploma in Fire Systems Design
    • Vocational Graduate Certificate in Fire Systems Design Management

    Employment Prospects

    • Plumbing Apprentice /Gasfitter
    • Roofer / Drainer
    • Heating and Ventilation Plumber
    • Irrigation Installer / Refrigeration Mechanic
  • VETis: Certificate II & III Sport and Recreation - SIS30513

    VETis: Certificate II & III Sport and Recreation - SIS30513

    Course Overview
    The focus of the program will be on developing the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the areas of community recreation. Students will develop leadership and organisational skills through theory and practical sessions, in the classroom and the workplace. There is a large practical component that students must participate in to successfully meet the outcomes of the course.

    Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
    In the first year, students will complete an exciting range of sporting related units and develop a basic level of skills of instructing and officiating in a variety of games and sports. Students will also develop knowledge of the sporting industry and relevant workplace skills. Students will learn how to deal with clients, the preparation of equipment required for sporting and recreation sessions, how to conduct these sessions, first aid and implementing sports injury prevention. There will be a wide variety of sports covered which will be tailored to student’s interests.

    Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
    The second year of the program brings a focus on fitness training and instruction. Students will also develop knowledge of sport and recreation markets and participation patterns, and go on to develop public education programs in a related area. Certificate III in Sport and Recreation provides students with the skills and knowledge to work in the Sport and Recreation industry.

    Contribution to the VCE/VCAL:

    VCE Credits: Students will be eligible for up to four units towards the VCE: two units at Unit 1 and 2 level, and a Unit 3 and 4 sequence. A study score is available for Program 2 (second year students), which can contribute directly towards the ATAR – either as one of the primary four subjects or as a 10% increment as the fifth or sixth study.

    VCAL Credit: This program meets the requirements of the Industry Specific stream for both Intermediate and Senior VCAL.

    Opportunities for Further Study

    • Certificate III, IV and Diploma of Fitness
    • Diploma of Sport Development
    • Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

    Employment Prospects


    • Fitness / Coach
    • Community Recreation
    • Sports Agent        
    • Sport Coordinator
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Sport Development Officer