Transition into VCE/VCAL
Moving into the final years of secondary schooling is an important time in your child’s life. This is a time where decisions about education pathways at school are made in light of your child’s aspirations, personal goals, strengths and abilities. It is also a time when (with positive support and training) your child can develop increased independence and autonomy. The transition process should begin in early secondary, to allow time for your child to develop skills and abilities to support their success in their final years of schooling, and to allow you and your child time to explore the education pathways that will enable your child to make informed course and career decisions. View key strategies on maintaining open communication with your child during the transition process.
Choosing an education pathway
There are a number of educational pathways available for young people. From early secondary, the Student Support Group can collaborate with your child to establish their career interests, post-secondary goals, and personal strengths and abilities (see Transition from secondary school to tertiary education, training or employment). Part of this process will involve making decisions on the education pathway that will best fit your child’s aspirations, goals, strengths and abilities. There are many educational pathways, and your child can achieve their personal goals with the right support and planning.
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Vocational Education and Training (VET), School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBAT)
Undertake VCE/VCAL over several years
Special Examination Arrangements
Special Entry Access Scheme