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Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

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.

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.

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.

VCE Statistics

Statistics on student performance in each VCE area of study, containing the past three years of available data.


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.