Victorian Pathways Certificate

This course is delivered by Foundation College, FLC's Independent School. The Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) is an inclusive, flexible option designed for students who may not be able or ready to complete the VCE or VCE VM. This course provides students with curriculum that is enriching and engaging and supports students in developing the skills, capabilities and qualities for educational and personal success.

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Course Details

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Locations offered
  • Casey Campus
  • Peninsula Campus
Course Length
Full Time, at least 12 months
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The VPC is normally completed in Year 11 and 12, but it can be started earlier or be finished over a longer period and is an applied learning program that provides flexibility to meet an individuals needs and prepares students to move on to a range of study or work opportunities.

At Foundation College, project based learning is the basis of most VPC studies and students learn under close supervision with high levels of direction.
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.

We create an environment where students can achieve success through scaffolded learning and assisting them to change their perceptions of their capacity to experience success in education and learning.

The VPC may be completed in a minimum of 12 months

By completing this course, you will learn to:
  • Develop the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a classroom environment
  • Use a range of self-regulation and organisational skills to undertake coursework

What you will be provided with on completion:
  • A Victorian Pathways Certificate and Statement of Results
  • A strong foundation to continue in the VCE Vocational Major, a TAFE course or into the workforce

More information

To be eligible to receive the VPC, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 12 units, including at least:

  • at least 2 units of VPC Literacy (or units from the VCE English group including VCE Vocational Major Literacy)
  • at least 2 units of VPC Numeracy (or units from the VCE Mathematics group including VCE Vocational Major Numeracy)
  • at least 2 units of VPC Work Related Skills
  • at least 2 units of VPC Personal Development Skills

Students can also include units from VCE studies, VCE Vocational Major studies, and VET units of competency. VPC students can receive VET credit for 90 nominal hours at the Certificate I or above level and receive structured workplace learning recognition. Many students will undertake more than 12 units over the VPC.

In addition to the below, students may also undertake a range of VET units selected from our Accredited VET Certificates to meet their vocational unit requirements

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Number
LIT041 Literacy (VPC) UNIT 1
LIT042 Literacy (VPC) UNIT 2
LIT043 Literacy (VPC) UNIT 3
LIT044 Literacy (VPC) UNIT 4
NUM041 Numeracy (VPC) UNIT 1
NUM042 Numeracy (VPC) UNIT 2
PDS031 Personal Development Skills (VPC) UNIT 1
PDS032 Personal Development Skills (VPC) UNIT 2
WRS041 Work Related Skills (VPC) UNIT 1
WRS042 Work Related Skills (VPC) UNIT 2


Students attend onsite from 9.00am – 2.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays for their VPC course.



For entry into this course, potential students require literacy, language and numeracy skills to the appropriate AQF level.


Students completing the Victorian Pathways Certificate can continue on into the VCE Vocational Major for Years 11 and 12, can move on to other 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 the Victorian Pathways Certificate, please contact:

Jen Naylor
Foundation College Enrolments Administrator
03 9704 7388


Full FeeConcession
Materials / Resources$100$100
VET Fee (if applicable)+ $100+ $100
Total Payable$450 (or $550 with VET if applicable)$210 (or $310 with VET if applicable)

Note: Fees are subject to change dependent on if a VET courses is also selected. This can be discussed further at the time of enquiry or enrolment.

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