Course Code
Youth & Work Education
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(Flexible)

Start Date(s): 4 February 2019
End Date(s): 16 November 2019
Days and Time: Each subject is 1 class of 4 hours per week. Full time Students usually complete 4 or 5 subjects in order to complete the course. Part time students select the number of subjects that suit their needs.

Course Overview

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) course is a senior secondary certificate of education recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The VCE course aims to develop and extend pathways to employment and further education for young people.

The VCE course is suitable for young people that have completed (or partially completed) Year 11 or for students 18 years or older that have been out of full time secondary education for 1 year.

The VCE at Kangan Insitute is designed to provide students with improved literacy, numeracy, personal and academic skills preparing them for further study or employment.

Students in the VCE also have the opportunity of combining their studies with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate  selected from a broad variety of offerings.

The VCE course is an ideal pathway to further studies or employment.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BI033Biology 3100
BI034Biology 4100
HI133History 3: Revolutions100
HI134History 4: Revolutions100
SO033Sociology 3100
SO034Sociology 4100

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will include a variety of methods including assignments, reports, tests and oral and written presentations.

Students wishing to receive an Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank (ATAR) will also complete examinations in October and November.

For more information on assessment in the VCE go to

Additional comments

Information about the VCE is also available on the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) web site at

More information about tertiary studies and pathways can be found at the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre web site at

What will I study?

All students must study an English subject. English is offered on several days and you are free to choose an English at a time that best suits your needs.

There is also a choice of science and humanities subjects available.

Students may also combine their VCE studies with a VET Certificate chosen from a very broad range of choices available.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
800 800 $1.00 $0.20 $8.50

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Course and fee schedules will vary. Applicants may be eligible for government subsidised training or other exemptions. The actual fees will be assessed and provided during the enrolment process.

For more information call 13TAFE (13 18233) or email your enquiry by clicking on the "Enquire" button below.

Can I apply?

You can apply as an adult student if you are 18 years of age and you left school at least 12 months ago, or if you are repeating Year 12 of the VCE in order to improve your ATAR, or if you are under 18 and have special reasons for being unable to attend a secondary college. If you are under 18, you must have a year 10 pass. Others may find it advisable to complete a bridging course before Year 11 or complete Year 11 before attempting Year 12. You will be counselled and advised on enrolment on which pathway best suits you.

Where and how can I study?

The course is available both full-time and part-time at the Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

The course is designed to help improve your employment prospects. Many employers consider VCE as a minimum for entry level employment in a variety of industries. The opportunity to include a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate in your study also enhances your employment opportunities.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

The course is the main qualification for entry into tertiary courses and also for general entry into skilled employment. Students will develop their personal, academic, general knowledge and specific skills relevant to further studies or employment.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course students will revceive the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Students that choose and successfully complete a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate in conjunction with their VCE will also receive that certificate.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students who complete the VCE can apply for tertiary courses in TAFE institutes and universities. The successful completion of the VCE is the primary method of selection into university and TAFE.

How do I apply?

Online applications are accepted throughout the year. Staff will then contact you with information about the interview and enrolment process.

You can also callus on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email for more information.

All apllicants will have a detailed assessment of their previous studies and suitability for the course during the interview and enrolment process.

How will I be selected for this course?

Afer the online application is received students will be contacted by our staff and invited to an information session.

At the information session students will be informed of all aspects of their VCE studies including subject and VET Certificate options, further study and employment pathways and commencement information.

Students then select a suitable personal interview and enrolment session where the details of their study and enrolment processes are completed.