A broad range of options
The DECV offers one of the largest ranges of subjects of any school in Victoria. We provide students with an opportunity to complete subjects that are either not offered at their school, or not available due to timetabling clashes or other issues. All of our subjects have been developed and are taught in accordance with the VCAA requirements, with ample opportunities for extension and challenge where necessary.
Requirements for enrolment
- Enrolment at a Victorian School
Enrolment at the DECV is subject to Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines and is only available to students enrolled at a Victorian Government or Non-Government School.
- Principal’s approval
The Principal of the student’s home school must approve an application to study at the DECV. Any unpaid/overdue fees will be the final responsibility of the school to cover.
- Nominated School Supervisor
It is a requirement for a member of staff at the student’s home school to be nominated as their school supervisor. The school supervisor has a range of important responsibilities outlined in detail on page 4 of the Students in Schools Enrolment Handbook.
- Maximum Subject Enrolments
F-10 school-based students can study a maximum of one subject/unit with the DECV each semester.
11-12 school-based students can study a maximum of two subjects/units with the DECV each semester.
All students enrolling at the DECV require regular and reliable access to the internet. Generally work tasks are either completed directly online or uploaded as an attachment on our secure online environment. Some subjects may have print material available and will accept posted work submissions; others are available exclusively online. Even for those subjects where print material is available, students, school supervisors and parents will be expected to be able to communicate via email about the student’s progress. All student reports are available online in the DECV portal.
The DECV operates on the same term dates as all other Victorian Government Schools. The 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 One covers the first and second terms and Semester Two covers third and fourth terms.
*For 11-12 students, Semester One commences on 30 January and Semester Two commences on Monday 18 June, two weeks before the end of Term Two.
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 One.
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.
Online application can be completed by students, parents/ carers or teachers acting on behalf of students by clicking on the following link: Online enrolments.
Online enrolments are available for Year 11 and 12 subject applications only.
Downloadable enrolment handbook and application forms
Please note 2017 enrolments are now closed. For 2018 applications students will need to submit a 2018 application form or complete an online enrolment, as outlined above.
Click on the link below to download our enrolment handbook in its entirety.
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