The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the certificate students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. To receive the VCE , the minimum requirement for a student who is under 18 years old is satisfactory completion of 16 units, which must include:
- three units from the English group, with at least one unit at units 3 and 4 level
- at least three sequences of units 3 and 4 studies other than English. This may include any number of English sequences once the English requirement has been met.
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 January 1 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 January 1 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.