About the VCE Vocational Major

Modified May 17, 2023
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Modified May 17, 2023

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:

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.

GGS currently provides VET Certificate III subjects in Sport and Recreation, Music Industry (Performance) and Music Industry (Sound Production).

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: