VCE

The College provides traditional and practical approaches to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
Year 11 and 12 students can personalise a VCE curriculum by combining core subjects with VET certificates across the arts, trades or technologies within a VCE qualification. Senior Co-ordinators and Careers Advisors work together with parents and students to design a VCE curriculum tailored to meet future TAFE or tertiary entry requirements

Link to Careers & Pathways


Each student must satisfactorily complete a total of no fewer than 16 units, comprising:

  • Three units of English studies, including Units 3 & 4
  • Three sequences of units 3 and 4 studies other than English

VCE Core Subjects

  • English
    This subject is about language; how you use it, write it, read it, and respond to it. Collaborate on-line, be creative, be critical. English is a compulsory VCE subject at Year 11 and Year 12. For some students English as a Second Language (ESL) may be an alternative study option. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html

VCE Electives

Some VET subjects and programs may also form part of a VCE Study Program, as either scored assessment, or as block credit.
For VET subjects and programs please see the VET page.

  • Art
    Students develop their visual language through personal and independent learning by combining a focused study of artworks with practical artmaking.
  • Business Management
    Learn about how to run a small business, including the use of computers to perform relevant tasks. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Computing
    This study focuses on the processing of data and the management of information and information systems to meet a range of individual and societal purposes. The rapid pace of development in information and communications technology (ICT) is having a major influence on virtually all aspects of society. Not only does ICT provide the capacity to change how tasks and activities are undertaken, but it also creates new opportunities in work, study, recreation, and in relationships. Social relations and cultural values influence the way ICT is used. Students extend their use of ICT as a tool to assist with work, study, recreation and in relationships, with a focus on the capacities, scope and limitations of hardware and software, and their interactions to carry out specialised applications. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Dance
    Students study both dance performance and choreography, developing a personal language and expression, alongside technical skills. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Health & Human Development
  • Legal Studies
    This subjects involves the investigation of criminal law, civil law, how laws are constructed, and the issues of dispute resolution and justice. Students study actual cases to investigate how and why the legal system works, and changes over time.
  • Maths
    There are several different Maths subjects offered at VCE level. These include Foundation Maths, General Maths, Mathematical Methods, and Further Maths. Course advisors and teachers will help you select the best Maths subject for your career path. For further information see the Subject outline documents on the VCE page, and for the full Study Designs go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Media
    Make and complete your film, animation, radio/audio show, newspaper or multimedia piece – it’s your choice. Look at the impact of new technology on the media. Identify how a production goes from its initial stages to finished product; take on a specialised role within a production and understand the need for collaboration. Look at the Australian media industry: What gets made? Why? By whom? Look at how society’s values have shaped the media. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Music Investigation
    This subject is based on group or solo performance, and involves aural comprehension, music theory, composition, improvisation and a range of activities related to performance. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Music Performance
    Students undertake performances of group and solo work, develop listening skills, learn to sing or play music and understand written notation. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Music Style and Composition
    This subject involves exploring a range of music, creating and analysing music, and how people create music. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Product Design & Technology (Fashion / Textiles)
    Product Design & Technology (Fashion / Textiles) is an introduction to the areas of fashion design & textile design. Based on practical projects, and with a focus on sustainability, students will research, analyse, and produce pieces that explore contemporary trends. Possible career paths include fashion design, fashion merchandising, textile design & production, visual merchandising, footwear, and product development. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Psychology
    This subject looks at the human brain and perception. Students investigate different stages of life, how the mind works, and questions of illusion and identity. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Studio Arts
    Studio Arts addresses issues of popular culture and establishing personal art styles. There is a focus on contemporary art, with students visiting artist studios & exhibitions, and College-based workshops & tutorials with visiting artists. Students have the opportunity to explore new mediums and ways of doing things, while developing their own artistic style, annotating, & idea development. Students may choose either a general Studio Arts stream, or a Photography based Studio Arts stream. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Studio Arts - Photography
    Studio Arts addresses issues of popular culture and establishing personal art styles. The photography emphasis in this subject covers both film & darkroom techniques, and digital photo imaging,
  • Systems Engineering
    Systems Engineering complements VET Engineering for students interested in Tertiary study in the technology area. This subject promotes innovative thinking and problem-solving skills through a project-based learning approach. It provides opportunities for students to learn about and engage with systems from a practical and purposeful perspective. The study emphasises integration of basic engineering and physics theory with practical tasks. Systems Engineering provides an opportunity for students to develop capabilities in, and knowledge about, the design, operation, construction, assembly, maintenance, diagnosis, repair and evaluation of technological systems, applicable to a diverse range of fields such as engineering, manufacturing, automation, control technologies, mechatronics, electrotechnology, robotics, and energy management. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Theatre Studies
    / Theatre Studies allows students to gain experience in roles such as: • Directing, • Designing (costume, make-up, set, lighting, etc.), • Theatre Technologies • Theatre Administration (marketing and publicity), • Stage management, etc, For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html
  • Visual Communication Design
    This subject looks at the design process, drawing for communication, the use of type and imagery, and the context in which design happens. Students are involved in job briefs that may cover visual, environmental, or industrial design. For further information see the Subject outline document on the VCE page, and for the full Study Design go to http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/index.html