Students may change subjects at the beginning of each semester. To do so, their School Supervisor needs to send a request, in writing, to the appropriate DECV Year Level Coordinator. All changes need to be requested by the following dates:
Semester One: Monday 20th February 2017
Semester Two: Monday 17th July 2017
In order to withdraw a student from a subject they are studying at the DECV, school supervisors need to send a request, in writing, to the appropriate Year Level Coordinator. Once a request is received, the student will be withdrawn from the DECV student database and from VASS. All requests need to be sent by the following dates:
Last date for Semester One withdrawals:
VCE Units 1-4: Friday 28th April 2017
Last date for Semester Two withdrawals:
VCE Unit 4: Monday 17th July 2017
VCE Unit 2: Friday 22nd September 2017
After materials have been received and the course has commenced, refunds are not available. The DECV cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances after the receipt of materials and once instruction has commenced. Refunds will be considered under exceptional circumstances only. Requests must be in writing. In cases where a refund is provided, a $30 administrative fee will be deducted.
It is the Home School’s responsibility to register students for VCE assessment.
Schools are responsible for ensuring that their VASS administrators accurately record those units studied at the DECV. The DECV assessing school number is 01114.
Schools that are not registered as VCE providers with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) will need to negotiate with a VCE provider school willing to accept the students as their ‘home school students’. The DECV does not accept school-based students as DECV ‘home school students’ for VASS purposes.
The student’s home school is responsible for all VCAA Examination arrangements, including for subjects taught by the DECV. The VCAA General Achievement Test (GAT) is held in June. All students studying a Unit 3 & 4 subject must sit the GAT at their home school. This includes Year 11 students studying a Year 12 subject at the DECV.
The VCAA Extended Investigation exam is held in August. This exam must be completed in Victoria. The VCAA Oral and Performance exams are held from early October until early November. These exams must be completed in Victoria.
The VCAA end of year examinations are held from late October to mid-November. These are subject specific exams for students studying Unit 3 & 4 subjects.
Home schools are responsible for applying directly to the VCAA for any Special Provision requirements. School supervisors should inform the DECV of any approved arrangements that are in place.
What do the school and student pay?
For more information regarding enrolment costs and funding arrangements for school-based students, please visit our enrolment costs page.
2017 Book/Resource Purchase Information
Alongside the materials developed by the teachers at DECV, certain subjects require textbooks and additional resources. These can be purchased from our recommended resource supplier, Campion Education. To view our book/resource lists and for instructions regarding how to place an order, please click here.
If your student’s textbook or resource does not arrive in sufficient time, ask them to contact Campion Education to see how long the order will take; then contact your student’s subject teacher to inform them of the delay. The teacher will be able to help your student get started in the meantime.
All students at the DECV require regular and reliable access to the internet. Our recommended electronic device and software supplier is JB Hi Fi. Parents and students can browse a selection of devices and software on the JB Hi Fi education portal. Click here for more information.