Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
10 months
Starting Date:
30/01/2023 and 13/06/2023*
*This intake is only for students commencing UNIT 2 subjects (Year 11). We cannot take mid-year enrolments for year 12.
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Course Overview

Have you thought about where you want your future to go and are ready to take the leap? Do you need a higher level of education to help get you there? Then the Victorian Certificate of Education is your pathway to achieving your dreams. TAFE Gippsland offers both a scored and non-scored pathway and the new Vocational Major.

This Senior Secondary Certificate is open to students who have completed year 10, as well as adults, and is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), helping you get on your way to employment and higher education.

You’ll take on general education curriculum components and programs from Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, all with the aim of giving you a broad range of skills and knowledge to take with you throughout your future career in any sector.

You’ll be supported by our expert teachers, interacting with them and other students regularly in order to discuss your learning and helping to increase your confidence.

When you complete this qualification, there really is no limit to where you can go. You can either enter the workforce immediately and gain hands-on experience or choose to take your learning further by enrolling at university with your ATAR score (scored pathway).

So whether you’re wanting to become a teacher, a builder, a nurse or anything else in between, the Victorian Certificate of Education at TAFE Gippsland will help you feel confident in getting there.


Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Victorian Certificate of Education.

Career Opportunities

  • Completion of Year 10 or Adult Entry

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Further TAFE courses
  • Entry into workforce
  • Attain an ATAR ranking for entry to university

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements:

On campus VCE VM
Students under 17 must seek 'Exemption from School' letter prior to enrolment.

Online VCE
Students must have a computer, reliable internet  or access to for a min. 20-25 hrs per week. They need access to a webcam or camera for completion of some tasks.
Required to purchase textbooks before commencing course (materials list will be distributed at time of interview)
Adult entry is available only to students who are 18 as of the 1st of January of the year commencing and have not studied VCE in the 12 months prior.
Students under 17 must seek 'Exemption from School' letter prior to enrolment.

Recommended entry requirements:

On campus VCE VM
Completed Year 10

Online VCE
Students looking to undertake higher level Maths may need to complete additional assessments prior to enrolment.
Completed Year 10 for students aged between 16-18 years of age.
A headset and access to a printer regularly to be able complete course.

Limitations to entry:

Must reside in Victorian or have a Victorian home address

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is not available for VCE courses. Credit may be obtained for some Certificate II and above courses through application to the VCAA, contact the VCE coordinator if this applies to you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Year 11
EN011 English 1
EN012 English 2
HH011 Health and Human Development 1
HH022 Health and Human Development 2
MA101 Foundation Mathematics 1
MA102 Foundation Mathematics 2
MA071 Mathematics: General Mathematics 1
MA072 Mathematics: General Mathematics 2
PY011 Psychology 1
PY022 Psychology 2
SO011 Sociology 1
SO022 Sociology 2
Year 12
EN013 English 3
EN014 English 4
HH033 Health and Human Development 3
HH034 Health and Human Development 4
MA073 Mathematics: Further Mathematics 3
MA074 Mathematics: Further Mathematics 4
PY033 Psychology 3
PY034 Psychology 4
SO033 Sociology 3
SO034 Sociology 4
VCE VET Business (Year 2)
BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPER301 Organise personal work priorities
BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
BSBXCM301 Engage in workplace communication
VCE VET Information Technology (Year 2)
ICTICT311 Customise packaged software applications
ICTICT313 Identify IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS304 Provide Basic System Administration
ICTSAS305 Provide ICT advice to clients
ICTSAS309 Maintain and repair ICT equipment and software
ICTSAS310 Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network


Assessment is prescribed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority guidelines