What is a VCE Program?
A VCE Program is a set of semester units taken over a minimum period of two or more years. This program is designed by you to meet your needs within the rules laid down by VCAA and within College policies.
Counselling is available to ensure that you choose the program which best meets your needs.
We generally advise students to complete 20 – 24 units over a two/three year period. This would usually involve 5 units per semester in Year 11 and 5 units per semester in Year 12.
Board of Studies Requirements
To be awarded your VCE you must satisfactorily complete at least 16 units which must include: – 3 units of English – 3 Unit 3 & 4 sequences (other than English). This may include VET Sequences.
Choosing a Program
Take advantage of the counselling available and the expertise within the college. All discussions you have should be guided by the need to identify your interests and abilities and link these with appropriate work/career choices. – Talk to: parents, careers teacher, VCE coordinators, other teachers and friends.
At Sale College our aim is to provide a wide range of options and to assist you to select a program which best meets your individual needs. You should carefully consider the following options and challenges in selecting your individual program of study:
While the VCE is thought of as a two year program, it is quite common for students to complete it over three years. All Sale College students have access to VCE units which may enhance their options and provide greater program flexibility. Including a sequence of VCE units in a year 10 program provides a challenge and the opportunity to broaden studies.
Students entering Year 11 have the opportunity to include a Unit 3 & 4 subject in the first year of their VCE program. This should be seriously considered by all students considering university or high level TAFE for the benefit it provides to ATAR rankings.
This option provides greater flexibility within the VCE and has greater benefits for students by:
In the past, Sale College students have been very successful in completing Unit 3 & 4 subjects in the first year of their VCE.
Download the VCE Booklist
Macalister Campus Handbook
Sale College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au