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Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

Index to VCE Information

About the VCE

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the certificate that the majority of students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. The VCE provides diverse pathways to further study or training at university or TAFE and to employment.

Senior Secondary Initiatives

VCE on a northern hemisphere timetable
Details of the studies available on this new VCE timetable.

Strengthening Senior Secondary Pathways (pdf - 251.41kb)
VCAA Report, December 2013

Industry Pathways in the VCE and VCAL
Industry pathways in the VCE and VCAL will be introduced from 2015. They provide a new form of recognition for students who choose to complete a senior secondary program of study in a specific vocational area.

VCE Study Designs

VCE Study Designs and Resources
A 'study' is broken up into four units. Each VCE study unit is numbered 1, 2, 3 or 4. Student programs may include some Units 1 and 2 in the second or final year and/or some Units 3 and 4 in the first year. The VCE Studies and Resources page is an alphabetical index to each study. Each study page provides past and sample exams (containing some answers), Study Designs, assessment advice and other teacher support materials relating to that study.

VCE Publications

VCE Publications
A list of publications for teachers. Includes general information and publications about VCE administration, assessment and curriculum.

The VCAA Bulletin VCE, VCAL and VET is the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority's official publication for VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) studies.

VCE General Advice and Policy

Information and advice on VCE policy and processes, including specific information about the cyclical review of VCE studies.

VCE Administration & Forms

Administration, Forms & Policies
Access an alphabetical list of generic VCE forms. Find details about fees and charges (for full-fee paying overseas students) and how to access VCE scripts and Statements of Marks.
VCE Forms
Download the forms used by schools when administering VCE programs.
VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook
This publication is an all-inclusive guide for principals, teachers and administrators, outlining the rules, regulations and policies governing the delivery of the VCE and VCAL. 
Student Transfers
Outlines information about transfers of students during their VCE studies.

Return to Study – VCE for Adults

Return to Study
Provides adults with information about studying for the VCE, VCAL and VET.

International VCE Students

See the VCAA International Program page for information about studying the VCE outside Australia.

VCE Examinations and Assessment

Examinations and Assessment
Past examinations, examination timetablesrules, examination materials and advice, approved materials and other information for teachers and students about the VCE and VCE VET examinations, including information about General Achievement Test (GAT), Special Provision and statistical moderation.


Results index - includes examples of certificates and statements, and how to purchase replacement results statements and certificates.

Inspection of  Examination Response Materials - information on how students can request to inspect their completed examination papers.

Statement of Marks - what the Statement of Marks is, and how students can obtain one.

Schools and Study Search

Schools and Study Search
This function lets you conduct a search of Victorian senior secondary subjects sorted by school. The listing is based on which studies are actually taught by a school.

Equivalent Qualifications and credit towards VCE

Equivalent Qualifications
Information on the issue of a Statement of Equivalent Qualification to people who have educational qualifications from overseas. Includes a summary of equivalent qualifications (listed alphabetically by country), a sample statement and how to apply.

Credit Towards the VCE
Details of how to apply for credit based on prior study and who is eligible to apply.

University recognition of the VCE

University recognition of the VCE
The VCE is accepted for entry to all Australian universities and most international universities, subject to the same conditions applied to local students. Find a list of international universities that accept the VCE for entry.

VCE Statistics

Statistics on student performance in each VCE area of study, containing the past three years of available data.
- Statistics
- Post-Compulsory Completion and Achievement Information

VCE Awards

VCE Excellence and Awards

VCE Leadership Award - recognises the efforts of VCE students in promoting community involvement in their local school and wider community. Find out how you can enter the Award, and read about the monthly winners for the current VCE year

VCE Season of Excellence - an annual festival of works created by VCE students in technology, design, multimedia and the cinematic, visual and performing arts. Find out how you can take part in the Season, and where the current year's performances and exhibitions will be held.

Premier's VCE Awards - these awards are given to students who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the VCE.

Frequently Asked Questions

VCE - Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions from students, parents and teachers about the VCE. There is also a separate VCE VET FAQs page.