Years 11 and 12

In Years 11 and 12 students may opt for Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). In each of these there may be a combination of VCE, VCAL and VET (Vocational Education and Training) studies.

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

This is a two year certificate that can lead to an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) and university or TAFE studies.

At Marian College the following VCE studies are offered:

Accounting Art Biology
Business Management Chemistry Drama
Economics English Foundation Mathematics
Further Mathematics Food Technology General Mathematics
Health and Human Development History Information Technology
Italian Indonesian Legal Studies
Literature Mathematical Methods Media
Music Performance Physical Education Outdoor and Environmental Studies
Physics lnternational Politics Psychology
Religion and Society Specialist Mathematics Studio Arts
Design and Technology Texts and Traditions Visual Communication and Design

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

VCAL is an alternate Year 11 & 12 program designed to provide a different style of learning for senior students whose needs may not be met by VCE alone. A VCAL program is tailored to suit each individual and includes learning in a variety of contexts: school, TAFE, industry and community organisations. VCAL is suited to those who are seeking a vocational pathway and for those who leam best when learning is practical and 'applied'.

VCAL includes literacy and numeracy, personal development skills, work-related skills and a industry-specific skills. Work placements will also be completed by VCAL students.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET programs are vocational studies approved by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) and lead to a nationally recognised qualification, Students in VCE may elect to complete a VET program. VET programs form an integral part of the VCAL courses VET programs can sometimes be provided at the College or students may travel to a TAFE provider where they join students from other schools.

At Marian College the following VET certificates are offered:

  • Certificate ll Business Administration
  • Certificate lll Hospitality
  • Certificate lll in Sport & Recreation
  • Certificate ll Hair

Australian School-Based Apprenticeships

Students at Marian College can also do an apprenticeship or traineeship part-time while still at school doing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Senior Subject Selection Handbook 2021

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