Years 11 & 12

We have an excellent record of success for our senior students. Our VCE, VET and VCAL programs are tailored to the individual aspirations of our students and we consistently see University, apprenticeship, further education and employment goals being realised.

Year 11 and 12 students pursue their chosen pathway to the future drawing on the support of their teachers, Teacher Advisor, Year Level and Subject Coordinators, school support staff and fellow students. Our staff go to great lengths to work with students and their families during these critical years of development.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the most commonly studied secondary educational certificate in Victoria.  Students can begin the VCE in Year 10, although it is predominantly completed in Years 11 and 12. Student performance within the VCE is the foundation of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) and is used to determine offers of placement at Australian Universities.

St Brigid’s College offers a broad range of VCE subjects with small class sizes to ensure that every student receives the attention they need to reach their greatest potential. For further details on the subjects offered at St Brigid’s College please see our 2018 Information Booklet.


Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate aimed at improving the pathway choices for young people. Based on applied learning, VCAL is a hands-on course designed to develop skills in preparation for further education, training or employment.  VCAL’s flexibility enables students to undertake a study program that suits their interests and learning needs. VCAL is offered at three certificate levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Senior.

Units of study in VCAL Learning Programs are selected from VCAL units, VCE units and VET courses.

Students undertake structured workplace learning as part of the VCAL Work Related Skills units and have the opportunity to undertake a School Based Apprenticeship (SBA) as part of their learning program.


Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses can be undertaken as part of the VCE or VCAL programs. VET gives students the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised and accredited qualification while completing their VCE or VCAL program. VET courses are offered both onsite at the College or externally through a range of local providers and businesses.

VET Courses Offered:

Certificate II in Agriculture Certificate III in Fitness
Certificate II in Automotive Studies Certificate IV in Fitness
Certificate II in Building & Construction PreApp Certificate II in Hairdressing
Certificate III in Carpentry Certificate II in Plumbing
Certificate III Catering Operations Certificate II in Retail Make Up and Skin Care
Certificate II in Community Services Certificate III in Sport & Recreation
Certificate II in Dance Certificate 1 in General Education for Adults
Certificate II in Electro technology – Career Start Certificate II in General Education for Adults
Certificate II in Engineering Certificate II in Small Business