VCE0000001 VCE - Victorian Certificate of Education - Year 12

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Local students click here.

Course description

Are you looking to complete your VCE in an alternative environment to secondary school, or perhaps you are an adult looking to return to study? We cater for both.

The Gordon is Geelong’s only alternative VCE provider, offering VCE in an adult learning environment without class bells or uniforms. Our VCE Year 12 program provides you with the final year of study incorporating a minimum of eight units as required for successful completion of Year 12.

Subjects offered at Year 12 include: English, Further Mathematics, Legal Studies, Health and Human Development, Psychology, Outdoor and Environmental Studies, Biology and Skills for Further Study.

VCE is generally a two-year course including both Year 11 and 12.  However, adults returning to study can complete their VCE in one year.  An adult returning to study is defined as a student who is 18 or over on 1 January and has been out of full time secondary education for at least one year.  If this applies to you, there is no requirement to complete Year 11 prior to commencing Year 12. 

VET in Schools study may form a part of VCE Year 11 and 12.  

Click on the clip to find out what VCE students have to say about studying at The Gordon or visit the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority for more information. 
 

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

FT - 5 days per week | Monday - Friday | 9.00am - 4.00pm
Students attend classes for 18  hours per week within the 5 day time table
FT Students should expect to study a further 16 hours per week in their own time

Possible career outcomes

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications & attendance

Intake
Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss late applications and upcoming intakes.

 

Offers are made to successful applicants as soon as possible, once all application requirements are satisfied. See more information on attendance definitions and offer dates.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking the course
  • If you are an adult (18 years and over) returning to study you are eligible to complete your VCE in one year
  • Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake.
  • Applicants commencing Year 12 must have successfully completed eight Year 11 units including a minimum of one English unit.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Click here for more information.

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking the course
  • If you are an adult (18 years and over) returning to study you are eligible to complete your VCE in one year
  • Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake.
  • Applicants commencing Year 12 must have successfully completed eight Year 11 units including a minimum of one English unit.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Interview
  • Test: literacy and numeracy assessment.

Electives Code Hours
Biology 3 BI033 70
Biology 4 BI034 70
English (ESL) 3 EN093 70
English (ESL) 4 EN094 70
English 3 EN013 70
English 4 EN014 70
Health And Human Development 3 HH033 70
Health And Human Development 4 HH034 70
Legal Studies 3 LS033 70
Legal Studies 4 LS034 70
Mathematics: Further Mathematics 3 MA073 70
Mathematics: Further Mathematics 4 MA074 70
Outdoor And Environmental Studies 3 OS033 70
Outdoor And Environmental Studies 4 OS034 70
Psychology 3 PY033 70
Psychology 4 PY034 70
Skills For Further Study Senior SFS031 100

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Exam
  • SACs
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.54 per hour 660 AUD $356.00 AUD $12,000.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.71 per hour 660 AUD $1,789.00 AUD $12,000.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.85 per hour 660 AUD $7,161.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $108.00 once
Resources AUD $112.00 once
Excursion AUD $328.00 once
Resources AUD $200.00

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Charges pages.

Fee help and student loans

Payment plans may be available for students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The maximum loan cap is $

  • Tertiary or higher education courses at TAFE or university

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Find out more information about pathways here, or contact Customer Service.

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Date published: 14/05/2021 10:04:17 PM
VCE0000001-VCE-Victorian-Certificate-of-Education-Year-12

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