The VCE is expanding to include the Vocational Major (VM), a 2-year vocational and applied learning programme and will replace Senior and Intermediate VCAL from 2023.
The VCE VM programme will assist students in developing personal and practical life skills and help to prepare students for apprenticeships or traineeships, TAFE study, employment, or alternative entry university study.
To complete the VCE VM, a student must successfully finish at least 16 units, including:
- 3 VCE VM Literacy or VCE English units (including a Unit 3–4 sequence)
- 2 VCE Mathematics units (Foundations Mathematics or General Mathematics)
- 2 VCE VM Work Related Skills units
- 2 VCE VM Personal Development Skills units, and
- 2 VET credits at Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours).
Students must also complete at least three other unit 3–4 sequences. This means three other full-year studies at a Year 12 level. This can be other VCE studies or VET Certificate III.
VCE-VM students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in practical settings such as workplaces. They will undertake community-based activities and projects that involve working in a team. They can also receive credit for on-the-job learning.
Most students will finish their VCE Vocational Major over 2 years.
Upon completing the course, a student will receive a Victorian Certificate of Education with the additional words ‘Vocational Major’.
Further information about the VCE VM can be found at: