Our Year 11 and 12 students are able to choose either a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) pathway, or a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) pathway.
The VCE is an internationally recognised matriculation certificate that enables entry into further tertiary study (such as university or TAFE), and the world of work. A VCE programme is taken over Years 11 and 12 and usually consists of the completion of 20-24 semester length units. While VCE requires the successful completion of VCE English at both Years 11 and 12, in all other respects students are able to choose their own units to study subject to availability.
VCAL provides a programme that allows for practical, hands on, learning opportunities with immediate workplace experiences, as well as literacy and numeracy skills coupled with the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. It is also a recognised qualification. Students who complete VCAL may be interested in pursuing further training at TAFE, beginning an apprenticeship, or heading straight into the world of work.