At Chisholm TAFE, we know there is more than one way you can reach your education and career goals

If you are ready to tackle years 11 and 12 and are looking for an alternative to school, or are ready to join the world of work, we can help. At Chisholm, you can complete Year 11 or Year 12 in one year, and move straight into a career or further study. Our VCE and VCAL are accredited secondary certificates and the same qualifications delivered in high school.

Our courses include foundation skills courses, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) courses, Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), pre-apprenticeships and work education for students with special needs. You can also study a range of courses from allied health, automotive, building trades, graphics, landscaping and hair and beauty while completing a VCAL.

These courses can help you pathway into further education, including higher certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and bachelor degrees.

To make sure that studying Year 11 and Year 12 at Chisholm is the right fit for you, we encourage you to attend an information night held at our Berwick, Frankston and Dandenong campuses.

Register your interest and one of our team members will be in touch.

Information sessions

Berwick TEC campus

Building G, room G118

Courses offered: VCAL, years 11 and 12. Trade pre-apprenticeships in carpentry, bricklaying, electrical and plumbing.

  • Thursday 10 October. 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 24 October. 4:30 – 6pm
  • Tuesday 12 November. 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 26 November. 4:30 – 6pm

Enquiries:Please call 9212 4577.

View a map of Berwick campus (including the Berwick TEC).


Frankston campus

Building M, room M101

Courses offered: VCE and VCAL, year 11 and 12

  • Thursday 17 October 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 27 November 6pm – 7.30pm .

Enquiries: Please call 9238 8140.

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Dandenong campus

Courses offered: VCE and VCAL, year 11 and 12

Building A, Auditorium

  • Tuesday 15 October. 6pm – 7pm. VCE 
  • Tuesday 19 November. 6pm – 7pm. VCAL
  • Wednesday 20 November. 6pm- 7pm. VCE
  • Monday 16 December – Chisholm Open Night. 5 - 7pm.

Enquiries: Please call 9212 5167.

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Cranbourne campus - Chisholm Sports Academy Rising Stars

Building A, room A118

Courses offered: VCAL and VCE year 11 and 12.

  • Tuesday 15 October. 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 21 November. 6pm – 7:30pm.

Enquiries: Please call 5990 7227.

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What is the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

VCE is the certificate that the majority of students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. The VCE provides diverse pathways to further study or training at Chisholm and to employment. Like the VCAL also offered by Chisholm, VCE is an accredited secondary certificate and is the same qualification delivered at high school.

What is the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

Chisholm’s VCAL programs are a hands-on option for students in years 11 and 12. The VCAL gives students a practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the VCE also offered by Chisholm, the VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate and is the same qualification delivered at high school.

View our VCE and VCAL courses