Victorian Certificate of Education

Course Code
VCE0000001
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Yallourn; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year (for students 18 years or older)
Part Time: 2 years (for students under 18 years)
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day); Full Time
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014

Year 12
Full Time: February 2014
Part Time: February 2014

Year 11
Full Time: Feb and June 2014
Part Time: Feb and June 2014

Enrolments for Year 12 in 2014 are now closed, expressions of interest are currently being taken for those looking at commencing Year 12 in 2015.

Times
For Year 11 subjects, each class is 3 hours once per week during school terms.
Year 12 classes run for 4 hours, once a week during school terms.
Enquiries
Contact Federation Training to enrol.
Phone: 1300 133 717
Email: enquiries@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

The Victorian Certificate of Education is a Senior Secondary Certificate that contains a wide selection of general curriculum components such as Maths, English

 

Bairnsdale and Sale courses are run at the respective G-tec campuses.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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.

Employment Prospects

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

Entry Requirements

  • Mature age entry (over 18) can enrol directly in Year 12. Other students have to complete Year 11 first.
  • You will attend an interview during which you will be given information about the skills you need to have at the beginning of your studies. We may recommend that you complete Certificate III in General Educations for Adults if your skills are not at the level required for VCE.

Assessment

Assessment is as prescribed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority guidelines.

Opportunities For Further Study

  • This qualification will assist you to continue with further study at TAFE or university.
  • Many students enter training in the welfare, health and community services sectors. Others go on to business, education or arts degree courses or enter employment in a range of fields.

Specialist Course Information

Units successfully completed during prior VCE of VCAL enrolments may be credited towards the certificate. Students may also be able to enrol in units that will enable them to finish their VCAL certificate.

Results in 2013

Overall 74% of students eligible to complete VCE obtained their certificate.

The mean for the study score is calculated from student who completed all three Graded Assessments for their study (i.e. sat the exams).

The mean study score for Further Mathematics was 29/50 and the top score was 40/50

The mean study score for IT Applications was 25/50 and the top score was 37/50The mean study score for Australian History was 24/50 and the top score was 34/50

The mean study score for Health and Human Development was 22/50 and the top score was 31/50

The mean study score for English was 21/50 and the top score was 34/50

What is a study score? This is copied from the VCAA website, but may be a useful link to put on the website (http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/faqs/vcecurrentstudents.aspx#H3N100A9)

A study score shows how well you have performed in a study at Unit 3 and 4 level, compared to everybody else in Victoria who took that study. Study scores calculated by the VCAA will be used by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) to calculate the ATAR.

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.