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 a computer/device and the internet. Students will need to login to the school’s online portal to communicate and submit work online regularly. They are expected to participate in multiple areas of the online courses. This includes online lessons, forums and interactives activities. All student reports are only available online.
The subject information pages on the DECV website have more information about the technological and other
requirements for individual subject. Please read these pages carefully before making subject selections.
The DECV operates on the same term dates as all other Victorian Government Schools. The dates for 2019 are:
Term 1: 30 January to 5 April
Term 2: 23 April to 28 June*
Term 3: 15 July to 20 September
Term 4: 7 October to 20 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 17 June, two weeks before the end of Term Two.
For students enrolling in Years F-10, enrolments are open from 15 October 2018 until 26 July 2019. 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 15 October 2018
Semester starts: Wednesday 30 January 2019
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Friday 8 February 2019.
Year 11 subject enrolments only
Enrolments open: Monday 29 April 2019
Semester starts: Monday 17 June 2019
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Friday 21 June 2019.
Transfers from other schools may be accepted for year 11 and 12 students outside these dates in some circumstances, where there is capacity. 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
Click on the link below to download our enrolment handbook in its entirety.
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