Enrolment at the Distance Education Centre Victoria
The Distance Education Centre Victoria (DECV) is the state’s leading virtual school. We provide flexible learning opportunities to a diverse and unique cohort of Victorian Foundation-Year 12 (F-12) students. We foster a safe, engaging and inclusive learning environment by coupling state-of-the-art technology with innovative and adaptive teaching practices. Our teachers are trained and experienced in best-practice online learning techniques, providing students with regular interaction and individualised support. We are focused on challenging students to pursue excellence and achieve their individual learning goals.
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2017 Enrolment Dates
The DECV operates on the same term dates as all other Victorian Government Schools. The school term dates for 2017 are:
Term 1: 31 January to 31 March
Term 2: 18 April to 30 June*
Term 3: 17 July to 22 September
Term 4: 9 October to 22 December
The school year is broken into two semesters. For F-10 students, Semester One covers the first and second terms; and Semester Two covers third and fourth terms.
*For Year 11-12 students, Semester One commences on 31 January and Semester Two commences on Monday 19th June; two weeks before the end of Term Two.
For students enrolling in Years F-10, 2017 enrolments are open from 10 October 2016 until 4th August 2017. Students intending to start the school year at the DECV are encouraged to submit their enrolment application as early as possible to enable them to commence at the start of Term One.
For Year 11 and 12 students, enrolment applications are open for the following periods.
Enrolments open on Monday 10th October 2016
Semester starts: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Wednesday 15th February 2017
Year 11 subject enrolments only
Enrolments open on Monday 1st May 2017
Semester starts: Monday 19th June 2017
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Wednesday 28th June 2017
*Note: For 11-12 students, semester two commences on Monday 19 June, two weeks before the end of term two.
Transfers from other schools may be accepted outside these dates in some exceptional circumstances. Contact the DECV enrolments team for more information.
Who to contact?
If you have questions or concerns about the enrolment process, please contact the DECV Enrolments Office. For subject selection advice, contact the relevant Year Level Coordinator. They are available between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday during the school terms. This is a confidential service available to all prospective students and parents:
Phone: (03) 8480 0000
Free call: 1800 133 511
Fax Number (03) 9416 8487