The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary education. It is recognised internationally, and provides pathways to employment as well as to further study at university, TAFE (Technical and Further Education).

The VCE is usually completed in Years 11 and 12, but can be started in Year 10. About half of Year 10 students undertake some VCE units.

Within the VCE, students can undertake vocational education and training (VCE VET); this can be via school-based-apprenticeships or at a training organisation.

A 'study' is broken up into four units. Each VCE study unit is numbered 1, 2, 3 or 4. Student programs may include some Units 1 and 2 in the second or final year and/or some Units 3 and 4 in the first year. The VCE Studies and Resources page is an alphabetical index to each study. Each study page provides past and sample exams (containing some answers), Study Designs, assessment advice and other teacher support materials relating to that study

Please contact the college regarding a VCE package tailored to suit you.


The following URLs contain additional information about the VCE:

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

28th of July 2017. Ballarat Secondary College.