Victorian Certificate of Education
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Creation
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year (for students 18 years or older), or 2 years (for students under 18 years)Part Time: 2 or more years
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Full time; Part Time (Day)
- Starting Date
Full Time: February 2013
Part Time: February 2013
Full Time: June 2013
Part Time: June 2013
Note: Enrolments for Year 12 in 2013 are now closed, expressions of interest are currently being taken for those looking at commencing Year 12 in 2014.Part Time:
- February 2013
For Year 11 subjects, each class is 3 hours once per week during school terms.
For Year 12 subjects, classes run for 2 hours, twice a week during school terms.
Phone: (03) 5127 0290
Phone: (03) 5127 0214
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
Did you know that anyone 16 years or older can complete the Victorian Certificate of Education at TAFE?There are many reasons that attract VCE students to TAFE:
- Adults who left school early often return to complete VCE at TAFE so they can improve their employment prospects and broaden opportunities for further education.
- Younger students may choose to come to TAFE for individual reasons, such as illness, because TAFE encourages independent responsibility for learning and offers a non-threatening environment for study.
- The timetable will allow students the option to attend classes only two or three days per week, which makes it easier for students to meet work or family commitments.
Our students are supported in a number of ways. We provide course information and career guidance, disability support, and Indigenous student support. Study Skills sessions are also provided and are especially useful for students returning to study.
Students over the age of 18 years who have not attended secondary school for twelve months or more are eligible to complete their VCE (year 12 only) in as little as one year.
Students between the ages of 16 and 18 will take two years to complete their VCE as they are required to complete year 11 and year 12.
Subjects on offer are negotiated each year according to student interest. Please see below for subjects currently on offer.
Students can supplement their GippsTAFE subjects with distance study from the Distance Education Centre Victoria.
What you will learn
The VCE Certificate can be obtained by adults on the successful completion of eight units. These must include any two units of English plus three Year 12 subjects.
An ATAR score is obtained by the successful completion of four subjects at Year 12 level.
Day time classes
- General Maths
- Legal Studies
- Further Maths
- Health and Human Development
- IT Applications
- Australian History
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)RPL is not available for VCE courses. Credit may be obtained for some Certificate II and above courses through application to the VCAA, contact the VCE Co-ordinator if this applies to you.
Employment ProspectsThis qualification will assist you to continue with further study at TAFE or university as well as enhance your employment prospects in many industries.
- Mature age entry (over 18) can enrol directly in Year 12. Other students have to complete Year 11 first.
- You will attend an interview during which you will be given information about the skills you need to have at the beginning of your studies. We may recommend that you complete Certificate III in General Educations for Adults if your skills are not at the level required for VCE.
AssessmentAssessment is as prescribed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority guidelines.
Opportunities For Further Study
- This qualification will assist you to continue with further study at TAFE or university.
- Many students enter training in the welfare, health and community services sectors. Others go on to business, education or arts degree courses or enter employment in a range of fields.