Certificate explainer videos

Understand the essential details of the VCE Vocational Major and VPC with these 4 explainer videos.

Reform implementation checklist

Prepare for 2023 delivery with a checklist that outlines implementation activities for terms 3 and 4External Link (staff login required).

Many Talents One VCE campaign

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.

Use the campaign pack to share information about the new VCE Vocational Major with your school community.

The pack includes:

  • social media tiles
  • posters
  • content for your newsletter
  • a campaign website link.

Download the campaign pack (PDF)External Link (staff login required).

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)

Certificate resources for the school community

Help your school community understand what’s changing, when and what support will be available through the transition with these infographics and timelines.

Senior secondary certificate changes overview – provides details about changes to Victoria’s senior secondary school certificates in 2022 and 2023:

Student Pathways 2022 to 2025 transition infographic – provides examples of student pathways between 2022 and 2025 and how students may transition to the new certificate offerings:

Changes to the senior secondary school system timeline – outlines changes to the senior secondary school system from 1970 to 2022, showing how education has evolved with the changing needs of society in Victoria:

Certificate implementation timeline – provides an overview of supports available for schools in 2022 as we prepare to introduce the VCE Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate:

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 18 July 2022

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