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The Humanities - Economics - Pathways to VCE, VCE VET and VCAL

As students approach the end of the compulsory years of schooling they begin to make choices about their preferred areas of and pathways for learning. Students choose studies from the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or recognised vocational training through either a Vocational Education Training (VET) program or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The study of Economics develops knowledge, skills and behaviours related to resource allocation and sustainability issues; consumer and financial literacy; work-related education; and the role of enterprise and innovation in building a strong economy. Through the dimension of Economic reasoning and interpretation, students:

These understandings, skills and behaviours prepare students for success at school, further study, work, and in their lives as consumers, voters, savers, producers, investors and citizens. Economics prepares students for lifelong learning by developing an ability to:



VCE Studies

Business Management
Legal Studies
Industry and Enterprise

VCE VET Studies

Certificate II in Business
Certificate II in Business with selected units from Certificate III in Business Administration
Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation)
Certificate II in Small Business Practice
Certificate II in Community Services Work
Certificate III in Financial Services
Certificate II in Hospitality (Operations)
Certificates II and III in the Music Industry
Certificate II in Retail Operations
Certificate II in the Seafood Industry (Seafood Sales/Distribution)


VCAL Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels and Industry Specific Skills and Work Related Skills

More information about VCE (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce)

More information about VET (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet)

More information about VCAL (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vcal)

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