VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education)

Senior students are able to select from VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), VM(Vocational Major) and VET (Vocational Education and Training) programs. School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) are also offered to students to help them gain a national vocational qualification or credit toward their ATAR score. The VCE is the major form of qualification in Victoria for direct entry into University courses throughout Australia.

The College offers a wide range of VCE subjects and creates an individualised, holistic Senior School program for each of the Year 11 and 12 students. This is done in conjunction with the Later Years Pathways Team, Curriculum team and Pastoral Care Teachers.

Later Years comprises of Years 11 and 12. The school is proud of the range of options available to our senior students to cater to their diverse future aspirations. The Senior School prides itself on its strong work ethic based on values of Respect, Honesty, Care and Excellence. These values underpin students’ pursuit of their personal best and academic rigour, initiative and self-discipline are integral to a cooperative team culture which supports each student’s path to success in VCE, VM and VET. In The Senior School we expect a high level of personal commitment to studies as well as to wider school programs, policies and extra-curricular activities such as sport, community, college production and student leadership.

VET (Vocational Education and Training)

At Alkira Secondary College students have the opportunity to undertake VET courses as part of their VCE or  VET programs broaden the range of study options available to senior secondary students.   VET programs are generally completed over one or two years and provide a qualification or partial completion of a Certificate II or III. VET courses are available in different fields and have a number of advantages:

  • A nationally recognised certificate
  • Allow students to commence training such as pre-apprenticeships whilst still at school
  • Allow students to experience a more hands on style of learning, in an adult learning environment if they attend a TAFE
  • Develops general work related skills like team work, communication, problem solving, gathering and analysing information, planning and organising, using technology and occupational health and safety

Students can do other VET courses at Secondary Schools in the region and at Chisholm TAFE like Automotive, Building & Construction, Salon Assistant, Beauty, Plumbing, Health Service Assistance, Music, Fashion Design & Technology, Electrotechnology, IT, Media and Horticulture.

If you have any further questions please contact
Mrs. D’Souza on 5991 3500