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Do VCE your way at The Gordon

VCE students hands-on in workshopThe Gordon has been delivering senior secondary education for over 40 years, with the offering evolving with the changing landscape to create more pathway options. 

This year is no exception. Students can complete their Victorian Pathways Certificate, VCE or the new VCE Vocational Major, a two-year program within the VCE. Whether students are looking for an alternate setting to complete their studies or returning to the classroom after several years, there is an option to suit everyone. 

The Victorian Pathway Certificate is designed for Year 10, 11 and 12 students looking to continue their VCE and who would benefit from a specialised program. Providing personal development skills and tasters, students can discover their learning interests before they pathway to VCE or VCE Vocational Major. 

The VCE program is delivered at The Gordon’s City and East campuses, depending on whether students choose VCE or VCE Vocational Major. Both courses provide the opportunity to complete VET as part of their learning program and have access to the best trade training facilities in the region.

Gavin Wake, principal of the VCE program at The Gordon, said, “The Gordon has an open-door policy. Everyone is welcome to visit for a chat about which VCE option is best for them. We have an amazing teaching team and support staff to ensure all students feel welcome and in control of their learning journey.” 

VCE students at East Campus“What we hear most is that our students feel like they are being treated as adults, and with this comes the responsibility of being accountable for your studies. With strong and trusting student-teacher relationships fostered, we see students’ confidence grow in their ability to succeed in their chosen pathway, whether continuing studies at The Gordon, moving into a trade or going on to university,” continued Mr Wake.

With smaller class sizes, the hands-on learning style of the VCE Vocational Major and VET, and project-based learning, students are achieving great outcomes. The results are not ATAR- driven. Instead, students are moving into a field they are interested in pursuing. 

Kate Baench, VET and career pathways co-ordinator at The Gordon, said, “I am constantly having the conversation around a student’s next steps. The way we teach students places them in a great position to take on an apprenticeship or further study, with the hands-on component making a real difference.”

Midyear positions are available for Year 11 VCE and VCE Vocational Major. Visit to learn more and enrol.