Tutors Field Blog

Education Blog

VCE Exams

What is VCE?

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the certificate that the majority of students in Victoria receive on satisfactory completion of their secondary education. The VCE provides diverse pathways to further study or training at university or TAFE and to employment.

The VCE is generally taught in Year 11 and 12 of secondary schools in Victoria, however some students may commence their VCE studies in Year 10 or earlier if the school allows.

All VCE studies are organised into individual units (VCE subjects typically consist of 4 units; each unit covers one semester of study). Student programs may include some Units 1 and 2 in the second or final year and/or some Units 3 and 4 in the first year.

On completing a unit, a student receives either a ‘satisfactory’ (S) or ‘non-satisfactory’ (N) result. The VCE is accepted for entry to all Australian universities and most international universities, subject to the same conditions applied to local students.

Other VCE Resources

Study Tips
Find a VCE Tutor
Universities in Victoria (VIC)

For the most updated information, please visit VCE website.

Back to top