VCE Vocational Major (VM)

Vocational Major

The VCE Vocational Major (VM) is a vocational and applied learning program within the VCE. 

Panels of current applied learning practitioners have developed new curriculum in VCE VM Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills, and Work Related Skills. 

Students complete the VCE VM over a minimum of two years. 

The new curriculum is engaging, ‘real life’ based and gives students in-demand skills needed for the future world of work.

Applied learning – skills and knowledge in the context of ‘real-life experiences. 

Students apply what they have learnt by doing, experiencing and relating acquired skills to the real world. It enables flexible, personalised learning where teachers work with students to recognise their strengths, interest, goals, and experiences.

The purpose of the VCE VM is to provide students with the best opportunity to achieve their personal goals and aspirations in a rapidly changing world by:

  • equipping them with the skills, knowledge, values and capabilities to be active and informed citizens, lifelong learners and confident and creative individuals; and
  • empowering them to make informed decisions about the next stages of their lives through real-life workplace experiences.
  • giving them greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life. 

The VCE VM will prepare students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways), or directly into employment.

For further information visit the Senior Subject Selection Website