The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the final high school certificate that most students in Victoria receive when they complete their secondary education. The VCE opens a wide range of pathways to further study and to employment, both in Australia and internationally.

The VCE is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), which is responsible for curriculum, assessment and reports.

The VCE at Carey is very broad with well over 30 studies, or subjects, available to choose from in Year 11 and close to 40 different studies in Year 12. We also support students’ Vocational Education and Training and University Extension subjects — at Carey students are offered a whole range of ways to find an interesting, challenging and rewarding pathway through their VCE studies.

We also offer students the option to complete their VCE program over three years, although the major component of the VCE is undertaken when students are in Years 11 and 12.

The VCE booklet is for all prospective VCE students, and their families, who are unfamiliar with what the VCE has to offer. It explains some of the main aspects of the VCE and suggests where you can find out more detailed or specific information.