Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Curriculum

Victorian Certificate of Education

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

It is designed to be completed over a minimum of two years, and includes general education curriculum components (VCE studies) and programs from Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications. Each VCE study is designed to provide a two-year program. Studies at Unit 1 and Unit 2 level are nationally and internationally benchmarked to a Year 11 standard, and studies at Unit 3 and Unit 4 level are benchmarked to a Year 12 standard. 

In many studies there are multiple options for students to choose from, such as choice of mathematics studies and histories. Units 1 and 2 can be completed as single units and Units 3 and 4 in each study are designed to be taken as a sequence. Satisfactory completion of a VCE unit is based on successful completion of outcomes. Each VCE unit comprises a set of two to four outcomes. 

Satisfactory completion of units is determined by the school, in accordance with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements. The learning outcomes and associated assessment tasks are specified in accredited VCE study designs. 

The following studies are available:


Class Unit Class Unit
Accounting 1 & 2
3 & 4
General
Mathematics
1 & 2
Biology 1 & 2
3 & 4
Further
Mathematics

3 & 4
Business Management 1 & 2
3 & 4
Specialist
Mathematics

1 & 2
3 & 4
Chemistry 1 & 2
3 & 4
Mathematical Methods 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Chinese as a First Language 1 & 2
3 & 4
Media 1 & 2
3 & 4
Chinese as a Second Language 1 & 2
3 & 4
Music Investigation 3 & 4
Chinese as a Second Language Advanced 1 & 2
3 & 4
Music Performance 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Computing 1 & 2 Outdoor & Environmental Studies 
1 & 2
3 & 4
Economics 1 & 2
3 & 4
Philosophy 1 & 2
3 & 4
English 1 & 2
3 & 4 
Physical Education 1 & 2 
3 & 4
English as an Additional Language 1 & 2 
3 & 4 
Physics 1 & 2
3 & 4
French 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Australian and Global Politics 
1 & 2
Geography 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Global Politics 3 & 4
German 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Psychology
1 & 2
3 & 4
Health & Human Development 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Software Development 3 & 4
History: Australian 3 & 4 Studio Arts 1 & 2 
3 & 4
History: Revolutions 3 & 4 Theatre Studies 1 & 2 
3 & 4 
History: Twentieth Century 1 & 2

VET Creative and Digital Media

1 & 2
3 & 4
Informatics 3 & 4 VET Music Industry (Sound Production)
1 & 2
3 & 4
Japanese as a Second Language 1 & 2
3 & 4
VET Music Industry (Music Performance)
1 & 2
3 & 4
Legal Studies 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Visual Communication Design 1 & 2 
3 & 4
Literature 1 & 2
3 & 4