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The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is a highly engaging senior secondary qualification. It aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attributes to enable students to make informed choices about employment and educational pathways.

Transition to the VCE Vocational Major and the Victorian Pathways Certificate

The VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) and the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will be introduced in 2023.

The VCE VM is a two-year vocational and applied learning program within the VCE that will replace Senior and Intermediate VCAL. Find out more about the VCE VM.

The VPC is an accredited foundation secondary qualification that will replace Foundation VCAL. Find out more about the VPC

Transition arrangements

The VCAA has published advice regarding the transition arrangements that apply over the 2022–2023 transition period. This includes:

Delivering VCAL Senior units in 2023

During the 2023 transition period, schools may choose to offer VCAL Senior units and/or VCE VM units towards satisfactory completion of the VCE VM. See the transitional credit arrangements for further detail.

Teach-out and award of Intermediate VCAL in 2023

In 2023 students who meet the eligibility requirements may be enrolled in and awarded Intermediate VCAL. See Teach-Out and Award of Intermediate VCAL in 2023 for further detail.

Further information

For further information please contact the Senior Secondary Certificate Reform team.



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Student guides

Year 9 and 10 students

Find out about studying VCAL in senior secondary and the career pathways it can lead to.

Year 11 and 12 students

Get advice on how you can study VET in the VCAL and gain industry-specific skills that will get you job ready.

VCAL for adults

If you're returning to study, find out how you can study the VCAL, choose units and achieve your senior secondary certificate.

VCAL Achievement Awards

The VCAL Achievement Awards celebrate outstanding achievements of young people who participate in and complete a VCAL qualification. The awards also recognise the exceptional efforts of committed teachers and community partners who have played significant roles within the VCAL program.

More about VCAL Achievement Awards