Resources are available to provide a forward look at school communications and assist you with the implementation of the VCE Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate.

Certificate explainer videos

Explain the essential details of the VCE Vocational Major and VPC by sharing these 4 explainer videos. Watch:

Many Talents One VCE stakeholder pack

The Many Talents One VCEExternal Link campaign is helping to raise awareness of the new VCE Vocational Major and celebrate the many talents our students bring to their senior secondary schooling.

The stakeholder pack includes materials for schools to share with their communities via communications channels including social media and newsletters.

The stakeholder pack includes:

  • social media content including images and messaging which can be shared on social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat
  • links to downloadable A2-size posters for display in schools
  • sample newsletter content.

Many Talents One VCE stakeholder pack (PPTX)External Link (staff login required)

Many Talents One VCE stakeholder pack (accessible DOCX)External Link (staff login required)

Celebrating pathways equally

The reforms to senior secondary education mean that students’ learning and achievement is becoming more diverse.

Students should see that all forms of success are worthy of celebration. Use these discussion guide presentation slides (PPTX)External Link to lead a conversation in your school about celebrating pathways and achievements.

Use this reflective checklist (DOCX)External Link to consider how your school can celebrate pathways equally.

Celebrate students’ diverse achievements in your school’s newsletter, social media or other communication channels by adding photos to these templates:

VAL pathways – the student experience

Promote and celebrate vocational and applied learning pathways with your students and community using these 2 student case study videos.

These videos feature students who are undertaking a VAL qualification while they are at school.

VAL pathways – the teacher experience

Promote and inspire your staff to consider teaching VAL.

This video features one teacher’s rewarding experiences working in a VAL classroom.

Watch VAL pathways – Teacher experience on VimeoExternal Link

VAL explainer and benefits presentation

This presentation deck provides an explanation of what vocational and applied learning is, how it can be incorporated into a secondary students' education, and why it's a great option for students to consider.

It contains a case study bank of students who have pursued VAL in their senior secondary education and who have gone on to a range of successful post-secondary transitions.

Vocational and applied learning explainer and benefits presentation (PPTX)External Link (staff login required)

Firth Review

The Review into vocational and applied learning pathways in senior secondary schooling (PDF)External Link (the Firth Review) made 38 recommendations to lift the quality and perception of vocational education, help more students access high-quality applied learning programs, and provide students with a vocational pathway that gives them the skills they need to make successful post-school transitions. This included recommendations relating to the provision of vocational and applied learning pathways.

The Victorian Government’s response (PDF)External Link to the Firth Review accepted in principle all of the review’s recommendations.

Senior secondary schooling pathway reforms

Further information on the senior secondary schooling pathways reforms is available:

Resources including a link to the Firth Review and further information on the senior secondary schooling pathways reforms

Reviewed 15 October 2023

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