A warm welcome to Virtual School Victoria

The commencement of the 2019 school year brings more than the usual level of excitement for the Distance Education Centre Victoria as, this year, we celebrate our name change to Virtual School Victoria.

We’ve come a long way in developing quality virtual learning. Our new name reflects our continued focus on harnessing technologies to allow real-time, authentic and rich learning for our more than 4,000 students.

The launch of Virtual School Victoria has been four years in the making. We’ve re-written 274 subjects for the virtual environment and we’re developing 18 new VCE subjects to give students in rural and regional Victoria access to the full range of options.

We’re helping our students and teachers connect, collaborate and learn through new online and face-to-face options. We are enhancing their education experience and making sure the geographically isolated, disengaged and vulnerable, gifted and talented, and those with special needs have the same opportunities to excel as other Victorian students.

As the largest virtual learning school in the state, we have a significant role to play across the education system.

Over the coming months, we will launch Virtual School Victoria’s new look and feel, and key information about the role of virtual and blended learning in today’s education system. I look forward to sharing more of the Virtual School Victoria story with you as the year progresses.

Kind regards,
Bretton New
Virtual School Victoria

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Virtual School Victoria

The Virtual School Victoria (VSV) provides flexible learning opportunities to Victorian Foundation-Year 12 students who are unable to attend mainstream schooling. We foster an engaging and inclusive learning environment by coupling state-of-the-art technology with innovative and adaptive teaching practices. Our learning programs are personalised for each individual, providing stimulating and supportive learning opportunities. Our teachers are experienced in best-practice online learning techniques and are focused on challenging students to pursue excellence and achieve their individual learning goals.

All students enrolling at the VSV require regular and reliable access to the internet.

In order to directly enrol with us students must meet our eligibility criteria. Different enrolment categories require different supporting documentation to be submitted.

Students based in other schools may also enrol with us to complete subjects not offered at their home school, or not available due to timetabling clashes or other issues.