Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Start date:
31 January 2022
Application due dates:
Direct applications are due on 24 January 2022 for our next intake which starts on 31 January 2022.

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).

In 2022, Victoria University Polytechnic will be offering only Year 12 subjects:

  • English - Units 3 & 4
  • Further Maths - Units 3 & 4
  • Accounting - Units 3 & 4
  • Business Management - Units 3 & 4
  • Legal Studies - Units 3 & 4
  • Biology - Units 3 & 4.

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).

By studying the VCE at Victoria University Polytechnic, you will have the option to commence selected Year 12 VCE subjects. Upon successful completion, you can choose to pathway into TAFE courses or bachelor degree courses.

VCE and VCAL are delivered under the authority of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). Find out about our registration and compliance with VRQA standards for the provision of secondary education.

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Skills First (subsidised) indicative fees

2021 Skills First fees

The Skills First government contribution in 2021 towards this course is $10,800. If eligible, you will pay:

  • Tuition: $4,032*
  • Materials: $216
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF): maximum per year $156.50.

2022 Skills First fees

The Skills First government contribution in 2022 towards this course is $12,400. If eligible, you will pay:

  • Tuition: $4,640*
  • Materials: $648
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF): maximum per year $157.50.

*A concession rate of 20% of the standard Skills First subsidised tuition fee is available if you are eligible for a concession. Learn more about concessions.


Full-fee place total indicative fees

  • 2021 full-fee place: $14,400
  • 2022 full-fee place: $16,000

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 3 and 4

ELECTIVE UNITS

UNITS IN TRANSITION:

The following unit/s will not be offered to prospective students in 2022. These units are only available for current/continuing students.

UNITS IN TRANSITION:

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

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).

In 2022 Victoria University Polytechnic will be offering only year 12
The following subjects will be offered:
-
English - units 3 and 4
-
Further Maths - units 3 and 4
-
Accounting - units 3 and 4
-
Business Management - units 3 and 4
-
Legal Studies - units 3 and 4
-
Biology - units 3 and 4

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, and;
- the opportunity to complete the certificate in one year (for adults returning to study).

Studying the VCE at Victoria University Polytechnic, you have the option to commence selected Year 12 VCE subjects.

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

Admission & pathways

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Non-Adult students

If applying as a non-adult student, applicants must be under 18 years of age on the 1st January in the year of enrolment and must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of eight (8) units in year 11.
As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission.

Adult Students
If applying 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 enrolled in more than seven units in the full year (Jan-Dec) preceding the first year of enrolment. In other words, if an applicant has completed eight (8) units or more in the preceding year, they must be enrolled as a non-adult.
As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission.

How to apply

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