• Code
  • VCE0000001
  • Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • Online
  • Full Time
  • Blended
  • Part Time
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 1 year for adults
    2 years for secondary students
    Part Time: 2 or more years
  • Times
  • 9am and 2:45pm
  • Starting Date
  • February 2018
  • Location
  • Online
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

The Victorian Certificate of Education is a Senior Secondary Certificate which is designed to be completed over a minimum of two years (full time) for students continuing their Secondary Education. VCE may also be undertaken by adult learners over a minimum of one year (full time). The VCE provides students with the required skills and knowledge to prepare them for entry into tertiary level studies.

VCE Results




Health & Human Development2130
Australian History2224

The maximum study score is 50. Each year, and for every study, the mean study score is set at 30. A score of between 23 and 37 shows that you are in the middle range of students; a score of 38 or more indicates that you are in the top 15%.

For studies with large enrolments (1,000 or more):

  • 2% of students will get a score on or above 45
  • 9% of students will get a score on or above 40
  • 26% of students will get a score on or above 35
  • 53% of students will get a score on or above 30
  • 78% of students will get a score on or above 25
  • 93% of students will get a score on or above 20.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Victorian Certificate of Education.

Career Opportunities

This qualification will assist you to continue with further study at TAFE or university as well as enhance your employment prospects in many industries.

Opportunities for Further Study

This qualification will assist you to continue with further study at TAFE or university.  Many students enter training in welfare, health and community services sectors.  Others go on to business, education or arts degree courses or enter employment in a range of fields.  Students who complete a scored VCE (and sit exams) are eligible to receive an ATAR score.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Language, literacy and numeracy test and an interview


Mature age entry (over 18 on Jan 1st and out of school for 12 months) can enrol directly in Year 12.  Other students have to complete year 11 first.

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.  Students will need a headset with a microphone to participate in webinars.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information

Units successfully completed during prior VCE of VCAL enrolments may be credited towards the certificate. Students who have previously completed VET courses at Certificate II level or higher may also apply for credit towards their VCE certificate, however these certificates will not contribute to an ATAR score.  Students may also complete VET courses at Certificate II level or higher at the same time as their VCE.  The VET course will contribute towards VCE units and some Scored VET courses also contribute to an ATAR score.  On completion of both courses the student will receive both the VET certificate and the VCE certificate. Students may also be able to enrol in units that will enable them to finish their VCAL certificate.

Applications for credit are made to the VCAA, through the VCE department.


Some subjects require placement, contact VCE Department for more information.

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Computer with internet connection
  • Prescribed textbooks
  • USB memory stick
  • VCAA approved scientific and/or graphics calculator (maths subjects only)
  • Head/ear phones or Head set with microphone
  • Webcam (optional)

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is not available for VCE courses. Credit may be obtained for some Certificate II and above courses through application to the VCAA, contact the VCE Co-ordinator if this applies to you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Secondary students:

The minimum requirement is satisfactory completion of 16 units, which must include:

  • Three units from the English group, with at least one unit at Unit 3 and 4 level
  • At least three sequences of Unit 3 and 4 studies other than English, which may include any number of English sequences once the English requirement has been met.  This may also include VCE VET studies to a maximum of 4 studies.

Adult students:

Students must satisfactorily complete at least eight units including:

  • Two units from the English group at any level (to receive an ATAR score these must be a Unit 3 & 4 sequence)
  • Three sequences of Unit3 and 4 in studies other than English. For these students, an English sequence will count as a sequence other than English when it is additional to a student satisfying two other units from the English group; This may also include VCE VET studies to a maximum of 2 studies.

Both adult and secondary students MUST complete the year 12 exams if they wish to obtain an ATAR score.  If they do not wish to obtain an ATAR score they do not need to sit the exams.

Unit CodeUnit Description
EN011English Unit 1
EN012English Unit 2
EN013English Unit 3
EN014English Unit 4
MA071General Mathematics Unit 1
MA072General Mathematics Unit 2
MA073Further Mathematics Unit 3
MA074Further Mathematics Unit 4
HH011Health & Human Development Unit 1
HH022Health & Human Development Unit 2
HH033Health & Human Development Unit 3
HH034Health & Human Development Unit 4
IE011Industry and Enterprise Unit 1
IE022Industry and Enterprise Unit 2
IE033Industry and Enterprise Unit 3
IE034Industry and Enterprise Unit 4
PSY011Psychology Unit 1
PSY022Psychology Unit 2
PSY033Psychology Unit 3
PSY044Psychology Unit 1

VET Courses:

  • Allied Health
  • Animal Studies
  • Automotive
  • Beauty
  • Business
  • Business - Small Business
  • Carpentry
  • Children's Services
  • Civil Construction
  • Community Services
  • Construction Pathways
  • Electrotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality - Front of House
  • Hospitality - Kitchen Operations
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Photography
  • Plumbing
  • Web and Media

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Assessment is prescribed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority guidelines

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