VCE VET Hospitality – Food & Beverage (Unit 3 & 4)

VCE VET Hospitality – Food & Beverage (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

This qualification offers individuals Hospitality knowledge and a range of food service skills. The course is well-suited to students that enjoy practical learning and focuses on Front of House Hospitality skills, such as

  • Barista Skills
  • Food Hygiene
  • Food Advice
  • Financial Transactions

This is a great opportunity to learn skills to gain part-time or full-time employment in a Café, Bar or Restaurant.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VET: This elective skill set is available under SIT20322 – Certificate II in Hospitality. Students will only receive a Statement of Attainment unless Hospitality 1 & 2 completed.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
  • Serve food and beverage
  • Provide advice on food
  • Process financial transactions
  • Clean and tidy bar areas

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Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Simon Hampton

Geography

Geography

Course Summary

Are you interested in the following questions about places and the geographic phenomena: What is there? Where is it? Why is it there? What are the effects of it being there? How is it changing over time? How could, and should, it change in the future? How is it different from other places and phenomena? How are places and phenomena connected?

Through fieldwork, the use of geospatial technologies and secondary source investigation you will explore these questions.

You will develop a better understanding of your own places and spaces, and those in other parts of the world.

VCE: Units 1 & 2

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Examine hazards and hazard events, and analyse the impacts of hazard events
  • Explore the nature and effectiveness of specific hazard measures such as prediction and warning programs, community preparedness and land use planning, as well as actions taken after hazards become harmful and destructive
  • Examine the characteristics of tourism, the location and distribution of different types of tourism and tourist destinations, and the factors affecting different types of tourism
  • Explore the environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of different types of tourism, and the issues and challenges that these create for people and the environment

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Excursion approx. costs $60

Learning Area Contact

Humanities Learning Area Leader

Brydie Hind

VCE VET Hospitality & Cookery (Unit 3 & 4)

VCE VET Hospitality & Cookery (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

Do you like cooking for your family and friends? Are you interested in working in the Hospitality Industry? Do you like working in a team and interacting with people? The potential of being your own boss? By studying Cookery you will develop skills in preparing, cooking and serving food to industry standard. You will be trained by current industry trained teachers. Prospective job outcomes include Chef, Cook, Baker, Catering Manager.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students complete scored assessments and an exam to attain a Study Score that contributes to an ATAR

VET: SIT20322 Certificate II in Cookery as well as a statement of attainment from Certificate III

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare and serve restaurant-quality food for customers
  • Prepare appetisers and salads
  • Prepare soups, stocks, and sauces
  • Prepare vegetable, fruit and farinaceous dishes
  • Work effectively in a commercial kitchen
  • Students complete 1-week work placement (compulsory)

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with IVET INSTITUTE, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 40548

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Unit 3 & 4

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Technology Learning Area Leader

Simon Hampton

Media

Media

Course Summary

Are you looking for a career in screen and media, marketing and advertising, communication and writing, graphic and communication design, podcasting ? VCE Media might be the subject for you.

Through this subject you’ll create and analyse content, and gain the knowledge and skills in planning and expression that are valuable for participation in, and contribution to, contemporary society.

You’ll be set up for further theoretical and/or practical study at a tertiary level or at TAFE.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse media concepts, forms and products in an informed and critical way
  • Explore narratives, technologies and processes from various perspectives
  • Examine debates about the role of media in contributing to and influencing society
  • Integrate key aspects through the design and production of media representations, narratives and products

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Learning Area Contact

Arts Learning Area Leader

Lynette Campbell

Barbering

Barbering (VET)

Course Summary

The course design program supports students with the ability and knowledge to complete and learn barbering skills to join the fast-growing men’s barbering industry. Students who complete this training will be able to work safely under routine supervision, including client preparation, cutting, fading carving and beard designing, client communication and services, selling, technical skills, and product knowledge, making students employable to the barbering industry.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

ATAR Contribution: Unit 3 & 4 students do not receive a Study Score contribution for this subject

VET: SHB20216 Certificate II in Salon Assistant

Structured workplace learning advice: 40 hours is required. An additional 80 hours strongly recommended but not compulsory. In house barber shop hours count.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Safety
  • Create haircuts using tracks and carving
  • Design and maintain beards and moustaches
  • Cut using freehand clipper techniques
  • Dry hair to shape
  • Greet & prepare clients for salon services

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Learning Area Contact

Technology Learning Area Leader

Simon Hampton

Economics

Economics

Course Summary

Economics is the study of how resources are allocated to meet the needs and wants of society. It attempts to explain how and why people behave the way they do and the consequences of their decision-making. By unpacking the economic considerations around how to best meet the needs and wants of citizens, the study of Economics provides students with valuable insight into issues that may affect them both individually and as members of society. Economics assists us in making more informed and responsible decisions and in making a contribution to public debate as active citizens.

VCE: Units 1, 2, 3 & 4 available  

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Select an industry and create a visual photo-journey of how technology has evolved in this industry over the past fifty years
  • Visit a supermarket to investigate the level of competition in certain lines of goods; complete fieldwork to gather information and data on product types and product range, producers and whether the good is manufactured in Australia or overseas; organise to speak to the store manager to discuss some of the current issues and challenges facing supermarkets in Australia, e.g. the level of competition in the grocery industry
  • Use the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website (www.accc.gov.au) to investigate various types of anti-competitive behaviour; select one type of anti-competitive behaviour and prepare a written report on a current or a recent case investigated by the ACCC

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Excursion approx. costs $60

Learning Area Contact

Humanities Learning Area Leader

Brydie Hind

Vocational Major Personal Development Skills

Vocational Major Personal Development Skills

Course Summary

Vocational Major Personal Development Skills (PDS) takes an active approach to personal development, self-realisation and citizenship by exploring interrelationships between individuals and communities. PDS focuses on health, wellbeing, community engagement and social sciences, and provides a framework through which students seek to understand and optimise their potential as individuals and as members of their community.

This study provides opportunities for students to explore influences on identity, set and achieve personal goals, interact positively with diverse communities, and identify and respond to challenges. Students will develop skills in self-knowledge and care, accessing reliable information, teamwork, and identifying their goals and future pathways.

PDS explores concepts of effective leadership, self-management, project planning and teamwork to support students to engage in their work, community and personal environments.

Through self-reflection, independent research, critical and creative thinking and collaborative action, students will extend their capacity to understand and connect with the world they live in, and build their potential to be resilient, capable citizens.

Students must complete Units 1 and 2 to be eligible to attain the Vocational Major certificate 

VCE: Unit 1, 2, 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Use a game like City Guesser to guess different locations in the world. After the game, debrief how students applied their understanding of community and the characteristics of community to make their guesses. Multiplayer options are available 
  • Conduct an excursion in the local community. This may include a visit to the local council, local community centre or another community-based organisation. Explore the characteristics that influence how community is formed and the different groups of people that exist with the community 
  • Visit the Australian of the Year website and develop a profile of an inspiring Australian of the Year. Detail how the person has engaged with the community and explore the impact the person has had on others, including any strategies they have used to promote community engagement and participation for others 

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Leader

Jess Kellahan

Vocational Major Work Related Skills

Vocational Major Work Related Skills

Course Summary

Vocational Major Work Related Skills (WRS) examines a range of skills, knowledge and capabilities relevant to achieving individual career and educational goals. Students will develop a broad understanding of workplace environments and the future of work and education, in order to engage in theoretical and practical planning and decision-making for a successful transition to their desired pathway. The study considers four key areas: the future of work; workplace skills and capabilities; industrial relations and the workplace environment and practice; and the development of a personal portfolio. Students will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained from this study in the classroom environment and through Structured Workplace Learning (SWL). 

Students must complete Units 1 and 2 to be eligible to attain the Vocational Major certificate 

VCE: Unit 1, 2, 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Engage in critical thinking relating to the changing nature of work using a PMI table (plus, minus interesting/implication) to respond to the key ideas presented in work-related online videos, for example, TED Talks
  • Conduct research to list the top 10 strategies to improve career prospects individually or in small groups. Present findings to the class and justify the reasoning for the rankings allocated
  • As a class, create a word wall relating to personal skills and capabilities to identify, define and clarify the meaning of these key terms

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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Learning Area Leader

Jess Kellahan

Vocational Major Literacy

Vocational Major Literacy

Course Summary

VCE Vocational Major Literacy focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills required to be literate in Australia today. The key knowledge and key skills encompass a student’s ability to interpret and create texts that have purpose, and are accurate and effective, with confidence and fluency. Texts should be drawn from a wide range of contexts and be focused on participating in the workplace and community. Further to this, texts should be drawn from a range of sources including media texts, multimodal texts, texts used in daily interactions, and workplace texts from increasingly complex and unfamiliar settings. As students develop these skills, they engage with texts that encompass the everyday language of personal experience to the more abstract, specialised and technical language of different workplaces, including the language of further study. The applied learning approach of this study is intended to meet the needs of students with a wide range of abilities and aspirations. 

Course designed to complement the Vocational Major stream in the VCE

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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English Learning Area Leader

Sharni Lamb

Vocational Major Numeracy

Vocational Major Numeracy

Course Summary

This subject covers a range of aspects of numeracy including personal, civic, financial, health, vocational and recreational. VCE Vocational Major Numeracy focuses on enabling students to develop and enhance their numeracy skills to make sense of their personal, public and vocational lives. Students develop mathematical skills with consideration of their local, national and global environments and contexts, and an awareness and use of appropriate technologies. 

VCE: Unit 1, 2, 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

Learning Area Contact

Maths Learning Area Leader

Michael Barnard