Senior Studies

In Years 11 and 12, the focus is on helping students develop the skills they will need for tertiary education and the workforce.

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Students work with teachers and parents to select a

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE),  Vocational Education Training (VET) or

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program that best suits their skills, talents and interests.

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VET Certificates

The VET program has been designed to offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a vocational field that they may be interested in. It assists students to gain experience both in general and vocational studies which may provide a practical focus. It assists students to gain experience both in general and vocational studies which for many provides a practical focus in a range of industry areas.
Benefits of undertaking VET as part of the VCE or VCAL
Schools are able to offer senior secondary students programs selected from the range of industry areas approved by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA).
Successful completion of VET in a senior secondary program can provide students with:

  • A VCE and or VCAL certificate issued by the VCAA, and a VET certificate issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Two statements of results issued by the VCAA giving details of units completed in the VCE and units of competency completed in the VET qualification
  • An enhanced ATAR (The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) which can improve access to further education
  • Pathways into employment and/or further VET qualifications
  • Workplace experience including structured work placement

If you are interested in applying for a VET Course submit your application with the Careers Coordinator, Ms Vaina
Some of the courses are conducted off campus and require approval by parents and principal class.

For more information on VET Studies, you can visit the VCAA website.


The VCE VET Certificate II in Business is an entry level qualification which provides students with the knowledge and skills to enhance their employment prospects in a business or office environment. The certificate provides understanding of business fundamentals within the Australian context and will assist students to gain employment opportunities in an entry level administrative or customer service role.


The Sport and Recreation program provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the areas of sport and recreation. Leadership and organisational skills will be developed through the units of competency undertaken in Units 1- 4 of the selected program.


This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to recognise and identify plants, treat weeds, operate basic machinery and equipment, and propagate plants. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a horticultural assistant, or a nursery or garden labourer. You will also get the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further study in this field

VCAL Foundation, Intermediate and Senior

The College runs an on-site VCAL program at the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels. Each VCAL award level contains Applied Learning in the following four areas of study:

Literacy and Numeracy
English and Maths
Industry Specific Skills
The program must include industry specific units from VET Certificates or VCE VET Courses
Work Related Skills
Specifically developed VCAL Work Related Units gives you the choice of undertaking either structured workplace learning or part-time apprenticeship/traineeship or part-time work.
Personal Development Skills
Specifically developed VCAL Personal Development Units. These units will help you develop better team skills, communication skills and organisational skills.

For more information on VCAL, visit the VCAA website

Senior School Team

Helen Karagounis Assistant Principal

Helen Karagounis

Assistant Principal. Senior School Lead

Suzanne Menezes

Suzanne Menezes

Leading Teacher Senior School

Mary Soumplis

Mary Soumplis

Year 12 Coordinator


Mark Ward

Year 11 Coordinator

Get in Touch

We welcome you to contact us for more information.

Any Questions at:

(03) 9546 9066

Noble Park Secondary College

3 Callaghan Street
Noble Park VIC 3174

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