NEW in 2024: VIC VICE Virtual Industry Career Experience

VIC VICE is a cutting-edge, multi-sensory virtual reality platform designed to build career awareness and aspirations among secondary students. It allows students to experience different workplaces through engaging video content, giving students the chance to participate in immersive and interactive hands-on experiences and tasks.

Students are able to learn more about possible career prospects by having the chance to live through and experience them.

The Challenge

Designed to target year 7 – 10 students, VIC VICE is a modern solution to growing workforce shortages and a widening skills gap. It aims to do this by unlocking and exposing students to new career opportunities through game-like simulations as well as a panoramic, 360 virtual experience. It was built as a more accessible option to traditional work experience.

The partnership theme was derived from school consultation where:

  • 88% of survey respondents indicated specific interest in careers and pathways activities.
  • 88% indicated preference for onsite (school-based activities)
  • 88% indicated middle years as the student cohort who would benefit from school-industry opportunities and activities.

VIC VICE is also designed to align with Victorian Education Curriculum as VR immersive experiences simulate workplace activities that are found within vocational education training (VET) certificates.

The Result

In partnership with the state-wide VicLLEN network, VIC VICE will bring to schools across Victoria:

  • 360 virtual workplace environments with interactive touchpoints where students can engage in activities that are part of a typical workday
  • Engaging video content featuring real people working in different industries & immersive ‘hands-on’ experiences that simulate workplace activities

Gateway LLEN is currently working with a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) to gain insights into how students will utilise the virtual reality platform and gather their ideas for future development. Ideas and feedback collected during the YAC sessions will be used to rollout the program to secondary schools in term 2.