Get your VCE through TAFE and prepare yourself for tertiary education

Complete your VCE - Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE0000001) and set yourself up for further studies in your area of interest.

The VCE is an accredited secondary certificate. You can select from a variety of subjects to achieve this qualification.

When you complete this course, you’ll receive your VCE certificate and gain an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score for entry into your preferred tertiary course.

If you are under 18 on 1 January in the year you commence your VCE, you must complete a minimum of 16 units over two years, including three units of English and eight Year 12 units. The same qualification is achieved doing your VCE through Chisholm that would be gained completing it at a school.

If you are a mature age student you may be eligible for adult status. If you qualify for adult status you may be able to complete your VCE in one year. To qualify for adult status you must be 18 years of age on 1 January in the year you commence VCE and you must not have undertaken full-time secondary schooling for the full year preceding the first enrolment as an adult. Adult students need to complete eight units including two units of English and six other Year 12 units.

Each week students attend one morning or afternoon session per VCE subject according to timetable availability.
Year 11: 8.30am - 12pm, 1pm - 4.30pm
Year 12: 8.30am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 5pm.

Bewick campus
Unit 1 and 2 Maths/English and Health Human Development will run during the published day times.
Year 11 Psychology and Biology will run during the evenings 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Year 12 English and Further Maths units 3 and 4 will run during the evenings 5:00pm - 9:00pm

VCE subjects offered

(F) = Offered at Frankston
(D) = Offered at Dandenong
(B) = Offered at Berwick

Year 11. Units 1 and 2 Year 12. Units 3 and 4
Biology (F/B) Ancient History (F)
Bridging English (D) Biology (F)
Business Management (F/D/C/B) Business Management (D/B)
English (F/D/B) EAL - English as an Additional Language (D)
Health and Human Development (F/D/C/B) English (F/D/C/B)
Legal Studies (F/D) Environmental Science (F/C)
Mathematics General (F/D/B) Further Mathematics (F/D/B)
Mathematics Methods (D) History Revolutions (D/C)
Persian (D) Health and Human Development (F/D)
Psychology (F/D/C/B) Industry and Enterprise (F)
Sociology (F) Legal Studies (F/D) 
Twentieth Century History (F/D) Mathematics Methods (D)
Persian (D)
Psychology (F/D)
Sociology (F)

Please note: VCE subjects running can be subject to numbers of enrolments.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston, Berwick, Cranbourne
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 2 years. Part Time, 4 years.
Start dates
February 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.