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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2018 Enrolment Dates
The DECV operates on the same term dates as all other Victorian Government Schools. The school term dates for 2018 are:
Term 1: 30 January to 29 March
Term 2: 16 April to 29 June*
Term 3: 16 July to 21 September
Term 4: 8 October to 21 December
The school year is broken into two semesters. For F-10 students, Semester 1 covers Terms 1 and 2 and Semester 2 covers Terms 3 and 4.
*For 11-12 students, Semester 1 commences on 30 January and Semester 2 commences on Monday 18 June, two weeks before the end of Term 2.
For students enrolling in Years F-10, 2018 enrolments are open from 16 October 2017 until 27 July 2018. 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 1.
For Year 11 and 12 students, enrolment applications are open for the following periods.
Enrolments open: Monday 16 October 2017
Semester starts: Tuesday 30 January 2018
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Friday 9 February 2018
Year 11 subject enrolments only
Enrolments open: Monday 30 April 2018
Semester starts: Monday 18 June 2018
Late enrolments will not be accepted
Transfers from other schools may be accepted for Year 11 and 12 students outside these dates in some circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to 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