VCE Vocational Major [VCE VM]

The VCE Vocational Major is a 2-year vocational and applied learning program that will enable transitions into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training and university (via non-ATAR pathways)

The VCE Vocational Major offers a pathway into:

  • apprenticeships
  • traineeships
  • further education and training
  • university (through alternative entry programs)
  • employment.

Getting the VCE Vocational Major

To get your VCE Vocational Major, you must successfully finish at least 16 units. These will include units in:

  • VCE VM Literacy or VCE English
  • VCE VM Numeracy or VCE Mathematics
  • VCE VM Work Related Skills
  • VCE VM Personal Development Skills
  • VET at a Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours)

Students will apply knowledge and skills in practical settings such as workplaces. They will participate in community-based activities and projects that involve working individually and in a team.

VCE VM students won’t receive a study score for the VCE Vocational Major subjects, which means these subjects won’t count towards an ATAR. This is because there are no exams or other external assessments, apart from the General Achievement Test and in some scored VCE VET programs.

When completed students will receive a Victorian Certificate of Education with the additional words ‘Vocational Major’.