07 May 2020

Emily Gordon's VET Success

Article by Mr Bruce Connor

Emily Gordon's VET Success

Emily outclasses her peers in the VET Laboratory Skills Certificate.

Last year Emily Gordon completed her Year 12 studies in English, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Methods Mathematics, School-based Religion and the off-campus Cert III Laboratory Skills course at The Gordon TAFE. Prior to that, in 2018 Emily accelerated her Year 12 Biology subject, thereby maximizing her ATAR score which turned out to be a very respectable 92.1.

Emily excelled and achieved the Premier’s Award for her VET studies. Emily has always had an interest in Science and was approved to study the Cert III Laboratory Skills course as part of her Year 11 and 12 studies. Emily’s interest in Laboratory work was solidified after a rewarding work experience placement at The Gordon TAFE’s Science Laboratory in Year 10.

Towards the end of 2019, Emily made application through VTAC and was successful in gaining two offers – Round 1 was with Swinburne University’s Science (Professional) Degree program and the Round 2 offer was the Laboratory Medicine Degree at RMIT University. She chose the RMIT offer.

The Premier’s VCE Awards recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Victorian Certificate of Education. For 2020 a total of 307 awards are due to be presented, including 276 Study Awards, 28 Top All-Round VCE High Achiever Awards and three Top International Student Awards. The Top All-Round VCE High Achiever awards recognise those students who achieved study scores of 46 or higher out of 50 in at least five VCE subjects, while Study Awards recognise the best performers in individual VCE subjects.

Congratulations go to Emily on her fantastic performance and I trust her decision to study at RMIT provides wonderful experiences and she will remember with fondness the opportunities that she engaged with as a student at Saint Ignatius College.

Mr. Bruce Connor Work and Further Education Coordinator