Course Summary

The home for this diverse Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) program is our city campus right near 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, 2, 3 and 4 of the Victorian Certificate of Education in an adult environment and prepares you for further study in a wide variety of fields. You can choose to study from a range of subjects in English, Science, Maths, Business, Law and Humanities.  

In 2024, VCE will be delivered on campus. Opportunities for additonal assistance in one on one or group sessions with teachers can be scheduled for targeted learning when required. 

All course information and resources are accessed via the learning management system, StudentWeb and you will be guided through the information about topics for the week by a highly skilled and experienced team of teachers. 

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).

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $4,160.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $832.00
Full Tuition Fee $16,880.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$268
Core Skills Support**$0.00
Annual Material Fees$640.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2024 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

Completing your VCE can expand your options for the future. After successful completion, you can apply for further tertiary studies, improve your employment opportunities and enhance your prospects for career advancement or promotion in your workplace.

Successfully completing your VCE with us will provide you with a pathway into a wide variety of diploma and degree courses offered through Box Hill Institute. These courses include:

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 Australia.

General VCE - 16 units

  • students must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of course commencement and have completed the pre-training assessment for literacy and numeracy.
  • students under 18 must bring a copy of their latest school report/s or documentation related to any other courses undertaken.
  • students under 17 must bring a copy of their latest school report/s and 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.

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is a senior secondary certificate of education recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

  • Full time: 1 year (adult: 18 years and over)
  • Full time: 2 years (youth: under 18 years)
  • Part time: 2 - 4 years

Direct entry

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Please note that Year 12 is no longer taking enrolments for 2024. 

View the 2024 Unit 2 VCE Timetable for the July Intake.   

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 a Unit 3 & Unit 4 sequence plus at least three sequences of Unit 3 and 4 subjects from studies other than English and at least three sequences of Unit 1 and 2 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).

Last updated: June 14, 2024 10:30am