About the course

About the course

This diverse program in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is delivered at our city campus. The course is delivered in the iconic café precinct of Degraves St and Flinders Lane, just a short walk from Flinders Street Station and other public transport.

This course gives you the ability to complete Units 1 and 2 of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) in an adult environment and prepares you for VCE Units 3 and 4.You can choose to study from a range of subjects in arts, science, maths, business, history, law and social sciences.

At the commencement of term 2 (14 April) and until further notice, VCE will be delivered remotely. Classes will run at the same time, however the classes will be online.

The difference is that you will be meeting your teacher, learning topics and completing classwork online. Some of the new ways lessons will be conducted, is with the use of virtual classrooms, as well via StudentWeb.

Using a combination of these platforms, you will be guided through the information about topics for the week, activities that you can complete or submit online, and time to speak face-to-face with your teacher in the virtual classroom.

When restrictions are lifted and students can attend campus, classes will be delivered at the CAE City campus.



Please note: Students undertaking this course will be enrolled at the Box Hill Institute (RTO 4687), City campus (CAE). Upon completion, you will receive certification from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 - 4 years

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Career Outcomes

Completing your VCE will expand your options for the future. After successful completion, you can apply for further study, search for a wide range of jobs or qualify for a promotion in your workplace.

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Entry Requirements

General VCE - 16 units

  • Students under 18 must bring a copy of their latest school report/s or documentation related to any other courses undertaken.
  • Students under 17 (with a completed Year 10) choosing to leave secondary school are required to supply a Transition from School (TFS) form, which must be completed and signed off by the school Principal.
  • Students under 17 (without a completed Year 10) choosing to leave secondary school are required to supply a Transition from School (TFS) form, which must be completed and signed off by the school Principal and the Department of Education Regional Office. TFS forms are available from the Department of Education website and must be signed prior to commencement of the course.

Adult VCE - 8 units

  • You must be at least 18 years of age on 1 January of the enrolment year and you must have been out of full time secondary school for at least 12 months to satisfy the Adult VCE criteria.


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Pathways & Accreditation

As student completing your VCE at the CAE, you are guaranteed entry into a wide variety of diploma and degree courses offered through Box Hill Institute. These courses include:

There are also a variety of other degrees, diplomas and certificates offered at Box Hill Institute which you can choose.

After successful completion, you can also apply through VTAC for entry into a wide variety of degree, diploma and certificate courses offered at other institutions in Victoria and throughout Austalia.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$751$3,754$15,994
Service Fee$325$325$325
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$560$560$560
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$1,716$4,719$16,959
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$888$2,360$8,360

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

A general (Youth) VCE requires completion of 16 units, which must include: three units from the English group, where at least two of the units are part of a Unit 3 &Unit 4 sequence plus at least three sequences of Unit 3 and 4 subjects from studies other than English.

An adult VCE minimum requirement is 8 units i.e. two units from the English group, plus, three sequences of Units 3 and 4 in studies other than English.

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) advises that satisfactory completion of both Units 3 and 4 of an English sequence is required for the calculation of a student’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

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