The College offers a very broad range of studies including Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Vocational Educational & Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Studies can be packaged into student programs which provide pathways for tertiary, further education, training and employment. Arrangements with Technical and Further Education (TAFE) providers enable “credit transfer” and “dual recognition” of studies and programs provided at the College.

Students from Years 10 to 12 are able to undertake studies in these extensive and flexible VCE/VET programs. The College has strong links with local industry and these provide work-placed learning opportunities relevant to students and career pathways. The College is a registered provider of training programs. Students study within a managed environment that emphasises increased personal responsibility for learning.

Year 10

Students entering Year 10 embark on their Senior School learning program. Students will continue to undertake core studies. However, this is also the time when students begin planning a program to suit their interests, passions, career goals and pathways. Some students will begin their VCE/VCAL program by taking on appropriate study and may wish to include a Work Experience option in their learning program.

Years 11 – 12

Student learning programs in Years 11 and 12 are highly specialised and focused on connecting students with the pathway of their choice. Students are able to undertake studies in these extensive and flexible VCE/VCAL/VET programs. The College has strong links with local industry and they provide work-placed learning opportunities relevant to students and career pathways. The College is a registered provider of training programs. Students study within a managed environment that emphasises increased personal responsibility for learning.

VCE/VET

The VCE is the certificate that most students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. It is recognised around the world.

The VCE provides diverse pathways to further study or training at University or TAFE and to employment.The VCE is completed in Years 11 and 12, but many students start their VCE in Year 10. There are over 90 VCE studies and over 30 VCE/VET programs, which can also provide a nationally recognised industry qualification.

Each school decides which VCE studies and VCE/VET programs it will offer.

Our College will advise you on study choice and if a VCE study that interests you is not available, it may be possible to do it outside of your school, for example at:

VCAL

The VCAL is an alternative to the VCE, and an applied option for Years 11 and 12 students. The VCAL gives you:

  • Practical work-related experience.
  • Employability skills.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Personal skills important for life and work.

The VCAL has three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Senior. You can start and complete your VCAL at the level that matches your needs and abilities. Speak to your school if you need help with making this choice.

The VCAL’s flexibility offers you a study program that suits your interests and learning needs. You choose accredited modules and units for each of the following compulsory strands:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Skills.
  • Industry Specific Skills.
  • Work Related Skills.
  • Personal Development Skills.