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So you're thinking of returning to study?

Studying a senior secondary certificate as an adult can help you achieve your personal, professional and educational goals.

Whether you are considering further study as a way to gain entry into a tertiary course, transition to more satisfying work or a new career, or to pursue a personal interest, you can rest assured that returning to study has enabled thousands of people to reap the benefits and enrichment of lifelong learning.

Both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) are highly successful, world-recognised senior secondary certificates developed and administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

Adults discussing returning to study

VCE and VCAL as pathways to tertiary study, more satisfying work opportunities,
new careers and personal enrichment.

Over the past five years, more than 6000 Victorians have enrolled in VCE or VCAL as adult students. This includes people of all ages, from all walks of life, and with a wide range of educational backgrounds and experience.