VCE Vocational Major (VCE-VM)

The VCE Vocational Major (VCE-VM) is a two-year applied learning program that is part of the VCE. You will get skills for work and life and hands-on experience in one or more industries, finishing school with an employability edge.

Your teachers will assess your progress through a range of activities. Your only exam is the General Achievement Test (GAT).

The four VCE VM study areas use a different form of assessment to other VCE studies. The assessment is completed by your teacher in class, who will support you to achieve the requirements. VCE VM subjects do not receive a study score, so they will not count towards an ATAR.

The VCE VM is a great choice if you prefer to learn in a real-world environment and don鈥檛 need an ATAR.

The VCE VM will help you prepare for:

  • an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • further education and training
  • university, through alternative entry programs
  • going straight into the workforce.

To complete the VCE VM, you need to successfully complete at least 16 units. This needs to include:

  • 3 VCE VM Literacy or VCE English units (including a Unit 3 and 4 sequence)
  • 2 VCE VM Numeracy or VCE Mathematics units
  • 2 VCE VM Work Related Skills units
  • 2 VCE VM Personal Development Skills units
  • 3 other Unit 3 and 4 sequences of your choice
  • VET at a Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours).

You could also spend time learning in a workplace as part of your VET. This is known as Structured Workplace Learning Recognition