Year 11 & 12 Curriculum

Program Definitions


The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is a senior secondary certificate of education.

It is designed to be completed over a minimum of two years.

The Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) is responsible for the administration of both the VCE and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The VCE includes VCE studies and programs from Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications.



VET programs are designed to broaden opportunities for students in vocationally orientated programs.  These are vocational courses designed to enhance job skills and to complement the traditional VCE.



VCAL is an alternative senior qualification at Years 11 and 12 with an emphasis on applied learning techniques.  VCAL encourages a learning approach aimed at meeting the diverse needs of young people.  It is designed to have relevance to personal strengths, interests and experiences and to build confidence, self-worth and employability skills. It provides opportunities for e experiential learning and skill development and encourages student decision making regarding future pathways to work and further education.

VCAL typically involves three days at school, one day doing VET and one day either in paid employment or doing a structured workplace learning program.  There are also opportunities for students to participate in extended periods of work placement


Year 11

Program Options

  • VCE - 12 units of study (6 subjects)
  • VCE/VET -10 units of study and a VET course
  • VCAL - (which must include a VET course)

Year 12

  • VCE - 10 units of study (5 subjects)
  • VCAL

VCE Subjects

English or English as an Additional Language or Literature and five of the following sequences of Units 1-4:




Business Management




Food and Technology


Health and Human Development

History - 20th Century

Information Technology

IT Applications

Legal Studies

Languages - German

General Mathematics

Further Mathematics

Mathematical Methods (CAS)

Music Performance

Music Investigation

Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Physical Education


Product Design and Technology - Wood


Studio Arts

Theatre Studies

Visual Communication and Design


Program Features

Careers Program and Course Counselling, Years 11 and 12


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