VCE0000001

VCE Vocational Major

This course is delivered by Foundation College, FLC's Independent School. The VCE Vocational Major has been designed to give young people a greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.

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Course Details

Course code
VCE0000001
Locations offered
  • Casey Campus
  • Peninsula Campus
Course Length
Full Time, 2 years
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Overview

The VCE Vocational Major has been designed to give young people a greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and
capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.

It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce.

In the VCE VM at Foundation College, the focus of study is on exploring life and community, with an emphasis on building employability skills, problem solving and developing a sense of competence as a learner.

Project based learning is the basis of most VCE VM studies, where students learning is conducted under supervision and is reasonably self directed in regard to planning and work activities.

Students are supported to develop employability skills, a high level of interpersonal skills, independent action and decision making skills, and leadership skills. Our alternate education setting encourages students to build their capacity to engage in education through supportive small classes, access to Wellbeing and Careers advice, and curriculum tailored to build their knowledge and skills through real world, hands on learning.

The VCE VM is delivered over 2 years, which includes Year 11 level and Year 12 level.

By completing this course, you will learn to:
  • Develop decision making, leadership and a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Build the skills required to continue with tertiary study or move into the workforce.

What you will be provided with on completion:
  • A VCE VM Certificate & Statement of Attainment
  • A strong foundation to continue on to further study or into the workforce

More information

To be eligible to receive the full VCE VM, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 units over the 2 years, including at least:

  • 3 VCE VM Literacy or VCE English units (including a Unit 3–4 sequence)
  • 2 VCE VM Numeracy or VCE Mathematics units
  • 2 VCE VM Work Related Skills units
  • 2 VCE VM Personal Development Skills units, and
  • 2 VET credits at Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours)

Students must complete a minimum of three other Unit 3–4 sequences as part of their program.

In addition to the below units, students also undertake an Accredited VET course to meet their vocational unit requirements. VET choices are provided and discussed during a pre-enrolment interview. All VET courses must be approved by the Principal.

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Number
LT031 Literacy (VCE VM) UNIT 1
LT032 Literacy (VCEVM) UNIT 2
NM031 Numeracy (VCEVM) UNIT 1
NM032 Numeracy (VCE VM) UNIT 2
PD031 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 1
PD032 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 2
WR031 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 1
WR032 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 2
Unit Code Unit Name Unit Number
LT033 Literacy (VCE VM) UNIT 3
LT034 Literacy (VCEVM) UNIT 4
NM033 Numeracy (VCEVM) UNIT 3
NM034 Numeracy (VCE VM) UNIT 4
PD033 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 3
PD034 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 4
WR033 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 3
WR032 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) UNIT 4

ATTENDANCE
Students undertake VCE VM classes from 9.00 – 2.30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Students undertake VET studies on Wednesday and Friday.

EXCURSIONS
Within Foundation College learning pathways, students will be expected to participate in some excursions. Excursions are mapped to the curriculum and form part of the students learning.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEAR 11
For entry into this course, potential students require an appropriate level of literacy, language and numeracy skills and a VPC or Year 10 Pass.

YEAR 12
For entry into this course, potential students require an appropriate level of literacy, language and numeracy skills, in addition to 8 completed VCE or VCE VM units.

FURTHER PATHWAYS

Students completing the first year (Year 11) of VCE VM can continue on to the second year (Year 12) of the VCE VM, can move on to further education or into the workforce.

Students completing the second year (Year 12) of the VCE VM can move on to further education or into the workforce.

All applicants are required to attend an interview with our Foundation College team prior to being accepted.

For more information about VCE Vocational Major, please contact:

Jen Naylor
Foundation College Enrolments Administrator
03 9704 7388
contact@foundationcollege.vic.edu.au

Year 11 Fees

Full FeeConcession
Tuition$300$60
Materials / Resources$100$100
Amenities$50$50-
VET Fee$100$100
Total Payable$550$310

Note: Fees are subject to change dependent on the VET course selected. Some VET courses may incur a higher fee. This can be discussed further at the time of enquiry or enrolment.

Year 12 Fees

Full FeeConcession
Tuition$400$80
Materials / Resources$100$100
Amenities$50$50-
VET Fee$100$100
Total Payable$650$330

Note: Fees are subject to change dependent on the VET course selected. Some VET courses may incur a higher fee. This can be discussed further at the time of enquiry or enrolment.

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