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This Certificate II Electrotechnology offers secondary school students a chance to develop competencies for a work entry program providing grounding in safety, and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electrotechnology industry.

The course is a pre-vocational electrical program, designed to provide an introduction to the electrical/electronics industries in areas such as air-conditioning, electrical, refrigeration, or instrumentation.

It enables you to develop broad based competencies in a range of electrotechnology fields such as lighting, general power, fire protection and security, robotics, instrumentation, optical data and voice systems, electrical motors and control systems.

It also enables you to make more informed choices in the selection of vocational career paths, and gain a recognised credential and credits for further training as an apprentice or trainee in the electrotechnology industry.

During this course, you are required to provide overalls, work boots and clear safety classes.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course and can be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

Note: If not undertaking this course as a VCE or VCAL student, please refer to our full-time pre-apprenticeship course  UEE22011Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) - Pre-Apprenticeship.


Take the first steps into hospitality during your final year of school – with the Certificate II in Hospitality.

During this course, you’ll learn key hospitality skills such as how to interact with customers and receive and store stock. We also teach you food safety procedures and safe work practices.

Upon successfully completing your first year, you’ll be awarded a Certificate II in Hospitality.

You can then specialise in the Hospitality or Kitchen Operations stream – depending on which pathway you prefer.

Fast track to a career as an apprentice chef, kitchen hand, barista or food and beverage attendant with this course.


This course is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) program and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

Engineers are interested in how things work and are employed to design, invent, create, maintain and improve everything from buildings to bridges and aircraft, to plastics and computers.

This course provides pre-employment training and pathways in the engineering manufacturing or related industries, and entry into the wider engineering industry.

It will provide you with a range of engineering skills such as computer aided design 2D and 3D, design principles, fabrication techniques and the use of hand and power of tools.The course is designed to give you the technical knowledge and skills to design and create 3D engineering models using cutting edge software such AutoCAD and Inventor.

As a student you will also be eligible to download the software for free. You will also balance out your technical skills with practical engineering skills by learning how to use relevant engineering equipment, such as a computer controlled plasma cutter.


Engineers are interested in how things work and are employed to design, invent, create, maintain and improve everything from buildings to bridges and aeroplanes, to plastics and computers.

This Certificate II in Engineering Studies aims to provide secondary school students with pre-employment training and pathways into the engineering manufacturing or related industries and entry into the wider engineering industry.

It will provide you with competencies in a range of engineering skills such as welding, basic machining, fabrication and use of hand and power tools.

This course is suitable if you have an interest in air-conditioning and refrigeration, CAD, electrical, mechanical, structural engineering, fabrication and panel beating.

Fabrication tradespeople learn to make and repair metal fabricated products, including the shaping, cutting and welding of metal.

They are often engaged in projects that involve heavy metal design in construction, mining, manufacturing, power generation and shipping industries.

At present, employer demand for engineering tradespeople exceeds supply.

The manufacturing and engineering area is the largest employment sector in Australia, with over one third of all job vacancies for trade qualified people.

Completing this course can provide you with a pathway into a highly rewarding career in a wide variety of industries.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students course (previously VETiS) and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


This furniture and joinery semester pathway program gives you the opportunity to work safely using hand and power tools to construct timber furnishing products.

It is suitable if you are interested in furniture design, kitchen design, furniture making, cabinet making, wood machining, joinery, shopfitting and stair building.


This Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship (Bricklaying) is a VET Delivered to Secondary School Students program.

This course has been developed for the specific requirements of the bricklaying industry.You will undertake training in hand skills, trade terminology and the use of various products, including clay bricks and concrete masonry.

Much of a bricklayer's work is straightforward, but often requires skill and judgement. You must understand working drawings of buildings and be able to apply basic mathematics.

Bricklayers also do more complicated work, such as constructing arches and building fireplaces.

These jobs require training, ability and experience.

The benefits of becoming a bricklayer include working in a range of locations, including outdoors. Your work is an art and will stand for many years - and your skills will be in demand.

Studying bricklaying at Holmesglen, you will receive hands on learning from industry experienced teachers. You will train in Victoria's best bricklaying training facilities, and gain practical experience on full-scale projects.


The Certificate II in Building and Construction is designed to improve your carpentry
or associated building trades apprenticeship prospects.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

This is a two year course which opens up employment opportunities in the building construction
and building design industries by providing the skills and knowledge you need for the carpentry and
building trades.

During the course you will gain experience in using hand and power tools, and learn a wide range of carpentry skills, including how to install windows and doors, wall framing, interior fixing and roofing.


This Certificate II in Horticulture is a VET Delivered to Secondary School Students and offers students a chance to acquire a wide range of horticulture skills.

Students will learn how to build retaining walls, lay paving, maintain gardens, test soils, drive a tractor, use a ride on mower and identify pests and diseases in plants.

Participants will get to work outdoors in a variety of roles.


The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology introduces you to all facets of the fashion design and production process.

If you love fashion, working with fabric and design and would like to progress to a career in the fashion industry, this course would be a perfect starting point.

During the course, you will learn how to create fashion illustrations, both by hand and digitally, put together colour and fabric proposals, draft patterns and sew garments. You will learn all these skills in purpose built, industry standard facilities, and on the latest industrial equipment, taught by industry professionals.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary School Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


The Certificate II in Small Business (Operations/Innovation) will help you develop skills to run a small business.

The course focuses on providing skills in marketing, research, event management, planning, social media collaboration, financial assistance and a variety of processes required for small business activities.

With the growth of e-commerce, domestic and global markets, small businesses increasingly rely on staff who are capable of contributing to all areas of business.

This course also incorporates the use of drone technology, where you will receive hands on experience flying drones and learning about the varied applications of this innovative technology.

This course is VET Delivered to Secondary School Students (previously VETiS) and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


This Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance gives secondary school students a chance to commence their studies as an allied health assistant or an assistant in nursing.

The first year of the two-year part time course is a generic year that all students complete. Students will be required to undertake some units after the completion of their VCE/VCAL program if they wish to receive the full qualification.

The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and laboratories, including in a state of the art allied health laboratory, community apartment and a simulated hospital environment.

You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and a total of 80 hours of structured workplace learning over two years (40 hours per year), which will be undertaken in a variety of healthcare settings, including medical, sub-acute, acute, community and rehabilitation areas.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


Gain basic skills to begin a rewarding career in beauty services while completing your secondary school studies, with this Certificate III in Beauty Services.

You will learn to provide a range of beauty services including nail, waxing, lash and brow and make-up.

At Holmesglen, we also focus on making sure you have a strong customer-service approach when consulting with clients, so you're ready to walk into a job at your future salon.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.


This Certificate III in Community Services will give secondary school students who aspire to a career working with people a range of work skills relevant across the community services sector.

During the course, you will learn about meeting individual needs, community participation, working with diverse people and community development. Your learning will involve role plays, simulations, project work, incursions and excursions.

If you are passionate about empowering and supporting people, this could be the course for you.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


This Certificate III in Design Fundamentals provides secondary school students with an introduction to the practice of graphic design.

It prepares them to enter a wide range of art and design courses at certificate, diploma and degree level.

Supported by encouraging, industry experienced teachers, you will be introduced to a wide variety of drawing materials and techniques when producing finished design pieces using the Adobe suite of products, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Throughout the course you will create illustrations, both manually and digitally, explore layout and typography, learn digital DSLR photography and how to apply colour in a variety of contexts.

On successful completion of this course, you will have prepared a folio of design projects, learnt how to present them professionally and participated in an exhibition of your work.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

The Certificate III IN Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children.

Through the combination of face-to-face, online and practicum based learning, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional team member in an early childhood service.

These skills include gaining an understanding of legal and ethical requirements, engaging with young children and their families, facilitating children's leisure and play, and fostering holistic development and wellbeing.

Graduates may work under direct supervision and may also have limited supervisory responsibilities of volunteers.

The two years' part time study through the VETDSS program will give you an opportunity to commence your studies in the Early Childhood Education field.

The course will be delivered through a mixture of online activities, classroom delivery and simulated Early Learning Centre environment.

You will learn using role plays, simulations, project work and a total of 120 hours of structured workplace learning over two years (60 hours per year), which will be undertaken in a variety of early childhood settings.


This Certificate III in Events provides secondary school students with entry level-training for the events industry, and the skills and knowledge required to work as either an events coordinator or continue to study at a higher level.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to communicate event ideas, gather information, plan and organise activities, work in teams and solve problems.

In the first year students will develop and promote a special themed event, put an event proposal together for an 'in house' customer and organise an end of year event.

The focus for the second year is to further develop the skills and knowledge of the events industry, by running a larger Holmesglen in house event. This will further develop skills in meeting management, team building, client liaison and coordinating events.

This course is a great introduction into the SIT50316/CUA30415 Diploma of Event Management/Certificate III in Live Production and Services, dual course, where students will continue to extend the skills and knowledge they have gained to establish themselves in this industry.

This program is a VET delivered to secondary students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of a VCE or VCAL program.


The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (games stream) gives secondary school students an excellent pathway into the games design industry.

This course can lead to further study in courses at Certificate IV level and higher, with job prospects in asset creation, game art, game programming, game animation, game testing and technical support.

This two-year program is for secondary school students taking on VET studies as part of their school enrolment. Over the course of the program, students will be able to complete the qualification and have the option of undertaking a Scored VET in VCE.


The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology IT (support stream) gives secondary school students a solid grounding in IT helpdesk support tasks as well as being an excellent pathway into studying cyber security.

This course can also lead to further study in courses at Certificate IV level and higher which will lead to job outcomes in IT support, a wide range of IT technical support roles, systems administration and network administration.

This two-year program is for secondary school students taking on VET studies as part of their school enrolment.

Over the course of the program, students will be able to complete the qualification and have the option of undertaking a Scored VET in VCE.


This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for the selection and coordination of interior furnishings and finishes in the decoration of domestic and commercial interiors.

You will study interior decoration and learn the practical skills and knowledge required to plan and implement creative design and decoration solutions for a variety of interior environments. You will also learn skills in computing, Google SketchUp, presentation methods, soft furnishings, hard material application, colour theory and application.

You will have the opportunity to use Adobe design software throughout the program. You will create a folio of design work for art and design courses at tertiary level.


This Certificate III in Laboratory Skills teaches secondary school students skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

During this course, you will complement and expand your scientific studies by gaining the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples to carry out, measure and record results associated with the day-to-day operations within a chemical, biological and physical testing laboratory.

You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.

The course is delivered in state-of-the-art laboratories at our Moorabbin campus where you will have access to equipment that can usually only be found in a technical setting.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of a VCE or VCAL program.


In the first year of this Certificate III in Screen and Media, secondary school students will learn to follow a design process, produce and prepare images, and collect and generate content.

These skills will be used to develop media for print and screen, and create interactive applications using the Adobe CS5 suite of products, specifically, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash.

You will complete projects including a DL postcard, DVD slip cover, disc label, HTML newsletter, HTML website, Flash animation, Flash video, Flash website, and group website (Flash and HTML).

In the second year, you will enhance your design skills by exploring layout and typography. You will develop visual literacy through maintaining a visual diary and learn about writing styles for varying multimedia content.

You will develop a game using Flash Actionscript and learn the basics of digital composing using After Effects. You will also complete several projects, including logo development and corporate identity, Illustrator Portrait, an advertising pitch (group exercise), a Flash game, Flash digital portfolio and After Effects video sequence.

In addition, you will spend time at the end of the course preparing for the multimedia exam.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


If you are enthusiastic about physical fitness and sport, the Certificate III in Sport and Recreation may be for you, with its emphasis on sporting skills and sports industry knowledge.

By studying this course, you will build a solid background in the industry, ideal if you are considering a career such as a sports and recreation officer, fitness instructor, recreation officer or sporting coach.

This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.


The Certificate III in Tourism (travel agency stream) gives secondary school students a basic grounding for a career in travel and tourism, a fast-growing, dynamic industry.

You will study enticing destinations and impressive travel products, and learn to provide exceptional customer service.

You will learn how to prepare quotes, source airfares for domestic flights and sell tourism products and services.

There’s even an optional Gold Coast trip to explore Queensland’s tourism industry and the operations of a theme park.

We also teach you how to provide great customer service and participate in safe work practices.

This course is a VET Delivered to Secondary School Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

Upon graduating successfully, you’ll receive credits toward your VCE or VCAL. You can then enhance your career opportunities with further studies in travel or tourism.


All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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