VCE Vocational Major (VM)

VCE Vocational Major (VM)

From 2023, the VCE Vocational Major will replace the existing VCAL at the Intermediate and Senior levels. 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).

To get your VCE Vocational Major, you must successfully finish at least 16 units, including:

  • 3 VCE VM Literacy units (including a Unit 3 – 4 sequence)
  • 2 VCE VM Numeracy Mathematics units
  • 2 VCE VM Work Related Skills units
  • 2 VCE VM Personal Development Skills units, and
  • 2 VET credits at Certificate II level or above (180 nominal hours)

Your teachers will assess your progress through a range of activities. You 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 external assessments, apart from the General Achievement Test (GAT) and in some scored VCE VET programs. At MDCC, you wouldn’t be required to complete the GAT unless you were undertaking a VCE subject through distance education. Your VET provider would provide advice as to whether you were enrolled in a scored VET.

Most students will finish their VCE Vocational Major over 2 years.

When you’ve completed your course, you will receive a Victorian Certificate of Education with the additional words ‘Vocational Major’.