The VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) is a vocational and applied learning program within the VCE designed to be completed over a minimum of two years. The VCE VM will give students greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths, their interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life. It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce.



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 Units 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 Units 3/4 sequences as part of their program. Units 3/4 of VM studies may be undertaken together over the duration of the academic year to enable these to be integrated.


The VCE VM can be tailored to the needs and interests of the student, to keep them engaged while developing their skills and knowledge. Students can also include other VCE studies and VET and can receive structured workplace learning recognition.


At HHA, a majority of our students will be undertaking VCE-VM Units 1/2 in 2023. In a traditional school setting, this would be the equivalent to “Year 11”. At HHA, we recognise that our students need more flexible timeframes on their learning, so we refrain from using time limiting language such as year levels.


If you are a new enrolment to HHA, you will be likely to be enrolled into the VCE-VM Units 1/2, unless you can demonstrate prior learning. Alternatively, you may be suitable for the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC)






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