Careers and Pathways
St. Peter’s College takes pride in the wide array of study pathways it offers to our senior students. Whether their aspirations include attending university, commencing an apprenticeship, or entering the workforce, St. Peter’s provides flexible and creative options tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.
VCE Vocational Major (VCE-VM)
The Victorian Certificate of Education – Vocational Major (VCE-VM) offers students a study program that enables them to earn a Year 12 Certificate while simultaneously starting a vocational program. Students engage in the study of numeracy and literacy, workplace skills, and personal development skills through a hands-on, practical approach while at school. They attend the College three days a week, spend one day on work placement, and dedicate another day to a VET Course, either at the College or externally. Our VCE-VM students actively participate in various projects, demonstrating their competence through authentic, real-world projects. These projects include gardening initiatives at our Primary Schools, building projects at the Men’s shed, and menu development and service in our Hospitality Kitchen or VCafé. Upon successful completion, students receive the VCE Certificate. VCE-VM is available for Year 11 and 12, and the Applied Learning stream can be taken in Year 10 as a precursor to the Vocational Major.
Vocational Education and Training – VET
Students have the option to pursue a VET Course through either a VCE-VM/Applied Learning or a VCE pathway. VET courses are available at the College and through various external providers. Students can begin their training in Year 10 and often reduce the training requirements of an apprenticeship after leaving school. The internal College-based VET programs are capped at $150, while the cost through external providers may vary depending on the course.
Victorian Certificate of Education – VCE
The study of VCE Units is most suitable for students who plan to continue to university. Students receive a Year 12 Certificate along with an ATAR score that determines their eligibility for university admission. This pathway requires a certain level of literacy and discipline to successfully complete the rigorous academic requirements of the VCE units of study.
Students are encouraged to explore all available pathways and consult with their campus career advisor to better understand the flexibility of each option.