The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is one of the qualifications you can get if you finish Year 11 and 12 at high school in Victoria. After completing the VCE, students get an ATAR score to use to apply for university or TAFE. In Victoria, ATAR is derived from mapping a student’s aggregate score to the national averages. This score is used by university and tertiary education programs as a clear and intuitive ranking to select prospective applicants for their programs
Study for the VCE is usually completed over two years but can be spread over a longer period of time in some cases. It is possible to pass the VCE without completing the end of year exams. An alternative to VCE is the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learnings (VCAL), a vocational based senior secondary school qualification.
In Unit 1 and 2, students are assessed on their coursework and are awarded ‘satisfactory completion’ if they meet the requirements of each unit. In Unit 3 and 4, students take examinations according to the study, which are set and marked by VCAA. Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) is a statutory authority of the Government of Victoria responsible for the provision of curriculum and assessment programs for students in Victoria, Australia.
To be awarded the VCE, a student must successfully complete at least:
- All 4 units of an English subject
- Three additional Unit 3/4 sequences
- Pass with a satisfactory of at least 16 units out of the normal 20-24 units
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