School operations

Student Resource Package – Targeted Initiatives

VCE Revision Lectures (Reference 121)

The VCE Revision Lectures initiative recognises that rural and regional students face unique barriers in attending VCE revision lectures due to additional travel and accommodation costs.

Targeted funding is available to support rural and regional students from government schools to access VCE revision lectures and other exam revision supports across Victoria.


Schools are responsible for using the funding as per the School implementation guidelines (PDF)External Link (staff login required) provided by the department.

Schools have discretion in allocating the funding for VCE revision lectures and related supports for senior VCE students.

To account for how the funding is spent, schools are required to complete an annual survey. Schools will be notified to complete the survey at the end of each calendar year.


Funding for VCE revision support is only available to rural and regional government schools with senior secondary graded enrolments (Year 11 and Year 12). Eligibility is determined using data from the February School Census.

The VCE Revision Lectures initiative defines rural and regional government schools as those in Local Government Areas (LGAs) outside of the metropolitan LGAs.

Rural and regional LGAs are aligned with the following department Areas: Mallee, Loddon Campaspe, Central Highlands, Wimmera South-West, Barwon, Ovens Murray, Goulburn, Inner Gippsland and Outer Gippsland.

Secondary and primary/secondary combined schools in these areas are eligible for funding.

How funding is calculated

Schools do not have to apply for funding.

Funding is calculated as part of the SRP and allocated through cash funding.

The funding is calculated using the number of Year 11 and 12 student enrolments, base student rate and location indexed funding.

The funding formula assumes that 15% of Year 11 students and 30% of Year 12 students will access VCE revision supports.

The base student rate may differ from year to year.

Location indexed funding means that schools furthest from Melbourne and other major centres receive a higher subsidy.

Rates – 2023

[(15% × Year 11 enrolments) × $160] + [(30% × Year 12 enrolments) × $815] + [Location index base $687.92 + (Location index × Senior secondary enrolments × Location index per student rate $108.87)]

Further information

For more information about the initiative contact

VCE Revision Lectures (Reference 121) - Guidance chapter for Department Student Resource Package — Targeted Initiatives policy

Reviewed 25 January 2024


Was this page helpful?