The Senior Years learning environment encourages senior students to develop independence, self-confidence and responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.

The Senior Years Programs available at the College include:

  • The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE VM) Vocational Major

As part of either programs, students may also complete a VET (Vocational Education and Training) course.

The VCE Vocational Major (VM) is a vocational and applied learning program within the VCE designed to be completed over a minimum of two years. The VCE VM will give students greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.

It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non- ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce.

The purpose of the VCE VM is to provide students with the best opportunity to achieve their personal goals and aspirations in a rapidly changing world by:

  • Equipping them with the skills, knowledge, values and capabilities to be active and informed citizens, become lifelong learners and confident and creative individuals; and
  • Empowering them to make informed decisions about the next stages of their lives through real life workplace experiences.

To be eligible to receive the VCE VM, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 units, including:

  • 3 VCE VM Literacy or VCE English units (including a Unit 3–4 sequence)
  • 2 VCE VM Numeracy or VCE Mathematics units
  • 2 VCE VM Work Related Skills (WRS) units
  • 2 VCE VM Personal Development Skills (PDS) units, and
  • 2 VET credits at Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours).

There must also be a minimum of 3 Unit 3-4 subjects as well as Literacy/ English as part of their Year 12 program.

Students will also be able to do Structured Workplace learning on a negotiated basis, which they can receive learning recognition for.

Students can also include other VCE studies and VET studies depending on their timetable.

This is an example of what the VM program could look like:

Year 11Year 12
Literacy or EnglishLiteracy or English
Foundation Mathematics or General MathematicsVET
VETWRS or VCE Subject
PDS or VCE subjectPDS
WRS Unit 1 (Term 1)/ Work Placement Semester 2Work Placement / Integrated Projects @ school
WRS Unit 2 (Term 2)/ Work Placement Semester 2