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VCE Curriculum

VCE Curriculum

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is internationally recognised and provides students with pathways to tertiary study or paid employment.

VCE (The Victorian Certificate of Education) is a two-year course prescribed and managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). To complete this post-compulsory certification course, a student needs to fulfil the requirements laid down by VCAA to receive the Certificate at the end of Year 12, and to be given an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for the purposes of tertiary entrance selection processes managed by VTAC (The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre). 

From 2014, VCAA has awarded a VCE (Baccalaureate). In order to receive the VCE (Baccalaureate) appellation on his VCE certificate, a student must have taken a Unit 3-4 LOTE, Units 3-4 in either Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, a Unit 3-4 sequence in any of English, English (EAL), or Literature, and have received at least 30 in English or Literature , or at least 33 in English (EAL), and have completed two other Studies at Units 3-4.

The Studies taken in the first year of the course (usually Units 1 and 2 in a four-sequence course) at Year 11 are internally assessed by Trinity and reported as an S (Satisfactory completion of work requirements) to VCAA by the School. At Year 12 students take Units 3 and 4 in the four-sequence courses, or just Units 3 and 4, depending on the nature of the Study. (Some Studies are offered only at 1-2, or 3-4; others are 1-4 sequences.) Trinity is also an RTO (#20993) and offers Units 1-4 VET SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality on-campus (Units 1-2 are delivered by Trinity, Units 3-4 are delivered on behalf of William Angliss Institute) and the ability to study one of many other VET Certificate courses at external locations like Box Hill Institute or the Academy of Interactive Entertainment. All VET courses are accredited within the VCE as Units 1-4 sequences and contribute to a student’s ATAR.

Electives

English
English
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Literature

Art
Visual Communication and Design
Media
Studio Art
Art*

Commerce
Accounting
Business Management
Economics
Legal Studies

Design and Technology
Product Design and Technology
Design and Technology
Fashion*

Drama
Theatre Studies
Drama*

Geography

History
Ancient History
Australian History (3/4)
20th Century History
Revolution (3/4)
Australian and Global Politics (1/2)
Global Politics (3/4)

Hospitality
VET Certificate II

Information Technology
Computing (1/2)
Software Development (3/4)
VET Certificate III: Screen and Media
Data Analytics

LOTE
Chinese
French
German
Latin
Chinese Language and Culture*

Mathematics
Further Maths
Maths Methods
Specialist Maths

Music
Music Investigation
Music: Solo Performance

Physical Education
Health and Human Development*

Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Psychology

*Denotes subjects that are only offered at Ruyton Girls’ School as part of the Coordinate Program.