Want to finish year 12 and wondering what your options are?

If you didn’t finish year 12 at school there are other options available. Finishing year 12 can increase your chances of further study and could help you find the right job. HopeCompleting year 12 looks good on your resume and it will show your future employers that you are committed and dedicated – both great qualities! No matter what your education level, age or experience is, Learn Local providers can offer you VCE and VCAL programs.

What is VCE?

Students who complete their secondary education receive a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Usually, people get their VCE through the school system over two years. However, if you didn’t complete your VCE while you were at high school, you can complete it at a Learn Local provider.

Learn Local providers offer VCE programs in a flexible, informal environment that may suit you better than a formal school setting.

The best path to success is to choose something you enjoy doing. When choosing subjects for your VCE remember to pick ones that:

  • interest you
  • you are good at
  • lead to a job that interests you
  • will help you get into a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or university course that you may want to do in the future.

If you can, speak with a careers counsellor or a VCE teacher. They can help you decide the best subjects to take to help you on your career path.

What is VCAL?

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a hands-on option for those who prefer an alternative to completing their VCE. VCAL provides you with practical real-life experiences and direct contact and exposure to different types of industries. Completing VCAL provides opportunities for you to do further study at TAFE or university, complete an apprenticeship or traineeship, or find a job.

There are three levels to VCAL – foundation, intermediate and senior – so you can choose the one that suits your needs and abilities. To obtain your VCAL you must complete 10 units of study from the four compulsory areas below.

  • Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Industry Specific Skills
  • Work-related Skills
  • Personal Development Skills

Along with practical skills, VCAL focusses on literacy and numeracy skills that will help you in all areas of your social and work life.

With an enthusiastic attitude and some study tips up your sleeve your path to completing year 12 will be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. Remember, it’s never too late to begin your year 12 journey! Find out more here http://learnlocal.org.au/wycl/year-12/

Resources

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/wtn/vce/about.aspx

http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/wtn/vcal/about.aspx