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Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 26 June 2018

Overview

Expand your further study options and gain the necessary qualification to enter most certificate, diploma and bachelor degree courses.

The VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) is the senior secondary school qualification (Year 11 and Year 12) issued by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

Studying the VCE as an adult has many advantages, including:

  • increased options for further study
  • improving your ATAR score
  • career change benefits
  • a second chance to complete your secondary education qualification
  • the opportunity to complete the certificate in one year (for adults returning to study).

Studying the VCE at Victoria Polytechnic, you have the option to commence selected Year 12 VCE subjects in Semester 2, 2018 on the Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT) and complete the subjects in Semester 1, 2019. Subjects can be selected from the Victorian Timetable (VT) and NHT.

Upon successful completion, you can choose to pathway into TAFE or bachelor degree courses.

  • Year 11 direct applications close 19 June 2018
  • Year 12 Northern Hemisphere Timetable direct applications close 26 June 2018

Find out more about the VCE at a course information session.

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Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.

Careers

For adults returning to study, VCE can provide pathways into:

  • vocational higher education
  • courses and 
  • a broad range of careers.

The course also prepares you to directly enter the job market.

Course contents

Non-Adult students 
To qualify for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of sixteen (16) units, which must include:

  • three (3) units from the English group, including a Unit 3-4 sequence, and;
  • at least three (3) sequences of Unit 3–4 studies other than English, which may include any number of English sequences once the English requirement has been met.

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) advises that satisfactory completion of a scored Units 3 and 4 of an English group sequence is required for the calculation of a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Adult students 
To qualify for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), students must satisfactorily complete at least eight (8) units, which must include:

  • a Unit 3-4 sequence from the English group, and;
  • three (3) sequences of Units 3 and 4 in studies other than English.

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) advises that satisfactory completion of a scored Units 3 and 4 of an English group sequence is required for the calculation of a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

CORE UNITS:

Units 1 & 2:

Units 3 & 4:

ELECTIVE UNITS:

Units 1 & 2:

Units 3 & 4:

Year 11 Maths and Sciences or equivalent are the pre-requisites for Maths and Science subjects at Year 12.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is a  senior secondary school qualification that contains a wide variety of general curriculum components and can include programs from Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. It certifies the completion of secondary education and qualifies students for University entrance and jobs.
 
Applicants may wish to commence their VCE studies with Victoria University for the first time or they may wish to enrol at VU to repeat units studied elsewhere in order to improve their study score. 

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

Non-Adult students 
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Adult Students

Victorian Timetable (VT)
If enrolling as an adult, applicants must be at least 18 years of age on the 1st of January in the year of enrolment and not have undertaken full-time secondary schooling for the full year (Jan-Dec) preceding the first year of enrolment.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Northern Hemisphere Timetable (NHT)
If enrolling as an adult, applicants must be at least 18 years of age on the 1st of July in the year of enrolment and not have undertaken full-time secondary schooling for the full year (July-June) preceding the first year of enrolment.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

How to apply

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

Direct applications due 26 June 2018.

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