- Two-year senior secondary certificate
- 16 to 20 units
- Four compulsory subjects VCE VM: Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills, Work Related Skills
- Compulsory VET subject or School Based Apprenticeship/ Traineeship
- Gain credit from time in workplace
Assessment based on learning activities
- No study scores and no ATAR
- Learn in the classroom, workplace and community
- Learn skills like project management, event organisation, how to work in teams, leadership and communication
- Can lead to TAFE, work, apprenticeship, traineeship or university
To be eligible to receive the VCE VM, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 16 units, including:
- 3 VCE VM Literacy or VCE English units (including a Unit 3–4 sequence)
- 2 VCE VM Numeracy or VCE 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)
Students must complete a minimum of three other Unit 3–4 sequences as part of their program. Units 3 and 4 of VM studies may be undertaken together over the duration of the academic year to enable these to be integrated.
Teachers will determine a variety of assessment tasks to provide a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate the key knowledge and key skills of the outcomes in each unit. These outcomes are specified in each subject's study design set by the VCAA. Each VCE VM unit includes a set of outcomes. Achievement of the outcomes is based on the teacher’s assessment of the student’s performance on tasks designated for the unit. These series of tasks can include (but are not restricted to) written reports, photo essays, annotated texts, questions, oral presentations, photos of events and activities. The students will be awarded an 'S' for a unit when:
- The work meets the required standard as described in the Study Design, and all required course work has been completed.
- The work has been submitted on time.
- The work is clearly the student’s own.
- There has been no serious breach of rules, including attendance rules.