The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is a highly engaging senior secondary qualification. It aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attributes to enable students to make informed choices about employment and educational pathways.
Transition to the VCE Vocational Major and the Victorian Pathways Certificate
The VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM) and the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) will be introduced in 2023.
The VCE VM is a two-year vocational and applied learning program within the VCE that will replace Senior and Intermediate VCAL. Find out more about the VCE VM.
The VPC is an accredited foundation secondary qualification that will replace Foundation VCAL. Find out more about the VPC
The VCAA has published advice regarding the transition arrangements that apply over the 2022–2023 transition period. This includes:
Delivering VCAL Senior units in 2023
During the 2023 transition period, schools may choose to offer VCAL Senior units and/or VCE VM units towards satisfactory completion of the VCE VM. See the transitional credit arrangements for further detail.
Teach-out and award of Intermediate VCAL in 2023
In 2023 students who meet the eligibility requirements may be enrolled in and awarded Intermediate VCAL. See Teach-Out and Award of Intermediate VCAL in 2023 for further detail.
For further information please contact the Senior Secondary Certificate Reform team.