Undertaking Vocational Education and Training can significantly broaden pathways into further study, employment or a combination of both. More options can open up to students completing recognised qualifications in a Certificate course and gaining work-life experiences while still completing VCE or VCAL.

Certificate II & III in Agriculture

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Agriculture

Possible Career Paths:

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Veterinary Scientist
  • Farm Management
  • Technical Officer
  • Wool Classer
  • Agronomist

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate III in Animal Studies

Possible Career Paths:

  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Animal Carer
  • Pet shop representative
  • Wildlife officer
  • Kennel assistant
  • Cattery assistant

Certificate II in Automotive

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate III 1st Year Apprenticeship
  • Certificate IV in Technical Studies, eg Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS), Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Performance Tuning

Possible Career Paths:

  • Mechanic
  • Auto Electrician
  • Panel Beater
  • Spray Painter
  • Spare Parts Manager
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Parts Interpreter

A Structured Workplace Learning placement is highly recommended.

Certificate II in Building and Construction

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate III in Building and Construction
  • Certificate III in General Construction (Carpentry Framework, Formwork, Finishing); (Painting and Decorating); (Bricklaying/Blocklaying)
  • Building and Construction Apprenticeship

Possible Career Paths:

  • Residential home building
  • Commercial Building
  • Building Services
  • Building Site administration
  • Foreman
  • Building Inspection
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management

A Structured Workplace Learning placement is highly recommended

Certificate II in Engineering Studies

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate III in Engineering Studies (Trade Level)
  • Certificate IV in Engineering Studies
  • Diploma in Engineering
  • Degree in Engineering

Possible Career Paths:

  • Engineer or Tradesperson in one of the following fields – Mining; Manufacturing; 3D Printing; Sustainable Energy Generation; Medical; Transportation; Production Engineering; Heavy Vehicles; Defence; Automotive; Design and Development

A Structured Workplace Learning placement is a requirement of the Certificate course.

Certificate II in Hospitality

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate III in Hospitality
  • Diploma in Hospitality
  • Advanced Diploma in Hospitality

Possible Career Paths:

  • Cook; Chef; Steward; Catering Manager; Events Manager; Front of House Manager; Hotel/Resort Manager

Certificate II in Integrated Technologies

Where to next for study:

  • Certificate III in Electronics
  • Certificate IV in Electronics
  • Tertiary studies a variety of areas in: Electro Technology, Business Services, Screen and Media, Music, Information and Communications Technology, Integrated Telecommunications, Metal and Engineering, Public Sector, Electricity Supply Industry – Generation Sector

Possible Career Paths:

  • Electrical Tradesperson (Mechanic)
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Robotics, Mechatronics and Pneumatics
  • Electrical Line worker
  • Electrical Cable jointer

Robotics, Mechatronics and Pneumatics

Where to next for study:

  • Tertiary studies in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering.
    Pre-apprenticeships or apprenticeships in CNC manufacturing, robotics or pneumatic systems.

Possible Career Paths:

  • CNC machinists
  • CAD Design Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industrial Robotics Technician
  • Industrial Robotics Programmer
  • Pneumatics Technician
  • Science Engineer – Robotics
  • Control System Engineer
  • Control System Technician