If you require personal advice, please contact the year 11 coordinator Sarah Lowrie (firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 8480 0189) or the year 12 coordinator Caddy Auld (email@example.com or 03 8480 0194).
The VCE is the single qualification which marks the completion of senior high school. The VCE can be used as a credential for entry to employment and for promotion, or to qualify for selection into a university, or college, or Technical and Further Education (TAFE) course.
The minimum requirement for the award of VCE is the satisfactory completion of 16 units, which must include:
- three units from the English group, with at least two consecutive units at Unit 3 and 4 level
- at least three subjects other than English at Units 3 and 4 level, which may include any number of English sequences once the English requirement has been met.
Adults Students Returning to Study
Students must meet two criteria to be enrolled as an adult:
- be at least 18 years of age on 1 January in the year of enrolment
- have not undertaken full-time secondary schooling for the full year preceding the first year of enrolment as an adult. Part time schooling is the equivalent of no more than 7 units across the year.
To satisfy requirements for the award of the VCE these students must satisfactorily complete at least eight units including:
- two units from the English group at 3 and 4 level to get a study score
- three sequences of Units 3 and 4 in studies other than English.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
The results of school-based and external assessments for Units 3 and 4 contribute towards a student’s study score for each subject, and ultimately toward their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
The ATAR is calculated for the use of tertiary institutions to compare the overall achievement of students. The ATAR is used in the process of offering university places.
Note: VTAC advises that satisfactory completion of both Units 3 and 4 of an English sequence is required for the calculation of a student’s ATAR
How a student’s ATAR is calculated
- Your best study score in any one of the unit 3 & 4 English studies, plus
- Your three next best unit 3 & 4 study scores, plus
- Ten per cent of the fifth 3 & 4 study (where available), plus
- Ten per cent of the sixth 3 & 4 study (where available).
Before selecting your subjects you should consider if there are any prerequisites that are required for future study. Prerequisites are subjects you must complete to be eligible for selection to a course.You can do this by accessing VTAC guide or searching the course guide online.