Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Our VCE program offers a broad range of subject choices that allows students to pursue their interests, and at the same time provide opportunities and learning pathways to continue with their choices of tertiary education. Subjects offered for VCE may vary slightly from year to year and is dependent on student choices. Subjects are offered from maths, sciences, humanities, arts, technologies and language.
Year 11 and 12 students are to complete 6 subjects. Students who had the opportunity to complete Unit 3 and 4 studies in Maths, Environmental Science and / or Hospitality, can make special application to study 5 subjects in Year 12.
Opportunities for higher achieving students
Year 12 Gilson College Higher Achieving students, who have completed Unit 3 and 4 subjects in Year 11, also have the opportunity to extend their studies and enrol in a range first year university undergraduate subjects through Federation University.
Students are encouraged to study in their areas of strength. Initially to select their subjects for Year 11, students are interviewed by the Careers teachers, where they look at both their goals for a career in the future and their learning strengths. This is used to assist them select choices for Year 11 and 12.
Vocational Education Training (VET)
VCE VET programs provide students the opportunity to gain both a vocational qualification and/or units of study towards their VCE. Through the VET programs students achieve nationally recognized qualifications and work place skills. These qualifications can be used to gain meaningful employment as well as provide another pathway for continued learning.
The VET units of study at Gilson College, provide credit for VCE Units 1 – 4 in Business, Hospitality (Kitchen Operations) and Sport and Recreation.
VCE VET can be used by students to contribute towards a more academic pathway to learning and do contribute to gaining an ATAR score.
VET also offers alternate pathways to students who may wish to gain opportunities in more practical careers, by completing units that are recognised for higher level certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by some universities.