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VCE0000001 Victorian Certificate of Education

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Next intake February 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
DurationFull-time: 2 years

Course description

Are you a young person looking to complete senior secondary school in an alternative setting, or are you mature-age and would like to return to study? If you are self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for your learning, our VCE courses could be the answer for you. Our small class sizes offer great one-on-one opportunities with teachers in a supportive, adult learning environment without class bells or uniforms. A VETDSS in Schools study may form a part of this study package.

The VCE offers a direct pathway to university and can provide you with an ATAR. More questions? Check out  VCE FAQs.

Note: VCE is a two-year course. Adults returning to study can complete their VCE in one year (if you are at least 18 years of age and have been out of secondary education for at least one year). VCE Year 11 is only offered as a full-time course.

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Possible career outcomes

Satisfactory completion of these units contributes to an accredited VCE certificate and leads you to further education in your chosen career.

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. Follow our instructions for how to apply for a course.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 7 Feb 2023 
Class DayMonday to Friday
Full-time: 2 years  Apply  


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

8 units from Year 11 VCE or VM

  • 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. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

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.

8 units from Year 11 VCE or VM

Selection mode

Core Units Year 11 Code Hours
English 1 EN011 72
English 2 EN012 100
Mathematics: General Mathematics 1 MA071 72
Mathematics: General Mathematics 2 MA072 100
Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate) PDS021 100
Core Units Year 12 Code Hours
English 3 EN013 70
English 4 EN014 70
Evaluate pathway options design a learning plan and compile a portfolio VU22434 60
Implement and review a project VU22412 30
Elective Units Year 11 Code Hours
Biology 1 BI011 72
Biology 2 BI022 100
Health And Human Development 1 HH011 72
Health And Human Development 2 HH022 100
Legal Studies 1 LS011 72
Legal Studies 2 LS022 100
Outdoor And Environmental Studies 1 OS011 72
Outdoor And Environmental Studies 2 OS022 100
Psychology 1 PY011 72
Psychology 2 PY022 100
Elective Units Year 12 Code Hours
Biology 3 BI033 70
Biology 4 BI034 70
English (ESL) 3 EN093 70
English (ESL) 4 EN094 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


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
  • Oral presentations and problem-solving

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.44 per hour 2000 AUD $880.00 AUD $12,400.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.20 per hour 2000 AUD $4,400.00 AUD $12,400.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.12 per hour 2000 AUD $22,240.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $300.00
Education Levy AUD $300.00
Materials for Year 11 AUD $260.00 once
Materials for Year 12 AUD $280.00 once
Excursion for Year 11 AUD $300.00 once
Excursion for Year 12 AUD $300.00 once


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 & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

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

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. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 28/01/2023 5:55:46 PM