VET Studies
VET Studies




VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The aims of the program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects in the agricultural industry and to enable students to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice regarding further education and career paths.

Course Code and Title

  • AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Time: Wednesday 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Special Requirements

Students are required to wear appropriate clothes and footwear for working with animals in a farm environment.

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning is an important part of any VET in schools program and provides:

  • Enhancement of skills
  • Practical application of industry knowledge
  • Increased employment opportunities

This course requires students to undertake 80 hours of structured workplace learning,  40 hours each year. This provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate competencies acquired on - the - job.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level. and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency


Carry out basic electric fencing operations



Handle livestock using basic techniques



Identify and mark livestock



Monitor livestock to parturition



Provide feed for livestock



Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing



Participate in work health and safety processes



Work effectively in the industry



Collect and record production data



Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices



Provide basic emergency life support


The following link is to the VET Elisabeth Murdoch College Student Information Handbook

The Student Information Handbook provides information on:

  • Complaints and Appeals
  • O H & S
  • Access to Student Records
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Safety
  • Plagiarism, collusion & cheating
  • Training and Assessment Process
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
  • Equity and Privacy

Agriculture Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.



  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma of Rural Business Management

University (Degrees)

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Science majoring in Ag Science

General Career Pathways

  • Farmer
  • Farm Manager
  • Agriculture Technician
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Animal Technician
  • Jackaroo
  • Landcare Worker
  • Park Ranger
  • Sock and Station Agent
  • Forester
  • Environmental Engineer

More information on pathways in this field can be found on: