Victoria’s senior secondary education is changing. From 2023, most students will study the VCE. That’s because the VCE will include the Vocational Major, a 2-year program that sits within the VCE. There will also be the Victorian Pathways Certificate for those who need flexibility in their learning.

From 2023, the new VCE Vocational Major will replace Intermediate and Senior VCAL and in addition, the new Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will replace Foundation VCAL. This means the VCE will recognise different students equally. It must be noted that the VPC supports students to Year 12 but is not a Senior Certificate. Clonard will switch to delivering VCE Vocational Major (VM) and Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) from 2023.

As a result of these changes, students will have more education choices and opportunities to prepare them for their preferred future of further study, training at TAFE or work.

At Clonard we also uniquely offer a program known as PreVoc (formerly PreCAL). PreVoc is an applied learning program offered to Year 10 students to better prepare students for a pathway that leads them into the VCE-Vocational Major (VCE-VM) or the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC), whilst also giving them a range of practical and vocational skills and experiences.

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To find out more information about PreVoc, VCE-VM and VPC, please contact Sarah Clark (VPC Leader) and Gab Mahon (Careers Counsellors) are also available at the College to answer questions and to support students as they make decisions about their final years at school.