VCE Plus subjects

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College of Science, Health and Engineering

Biology

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Molecules, Genes & Cells Extension Studies 1 Melbourne
Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity Extension Studies 2 Melbourne

Chemistry

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
General Principles of Chemistry Extension Studies1 Melbourne
Applications of Chemistry Extension Studies2 Melbourne

Engineering

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Engineering Design and Problem Solving Advanced Standing Studies 1 Bendigo, Melbourne
Computer Aided Design Advanced Standing Studies 2 Bendigo, Melbourne

Human Biosciences

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Human Biosciences A Extension Studies 1 Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton
Human Biosciences B Extension Studies 2 Melbourne, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Shepparton

Physics & Astronomy

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Principles of Physics A Extension Studies 1 Melbourne
Astronomy and Space: The Infinite Frontier Extension Studies 2 Melbourne

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Aboriginal Studies

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Introduction to Aboriginal Australia Advanced Standing Studies 1 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton
Ideas that Shook the World Advanced Standing Studies 2 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton

Accounting

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Accounting for Management Decisions Extension Studies 1 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton
Accounting & Information Systems Extension Studies 2 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton

Arts & Humanities

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Rethinking our Humanity Advanced Standing Studies 1 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton
From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment Advanced Standing Studies 2 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton

Business

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Business Foundations Extension Studies 1 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton
Foundations of Management Extension Studies 2 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton

Criminology

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Law and (Dis)Order Advanced Standing Studies1Melbourne and Bendigo
From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment       Advanced Standing Studies 2

Melbourne and Bendigo

Economics

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Business Economics Extension Studies 1 Melbourne
Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth Extension Studies 2 Melbourne

Event Management

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Business Foundations Extension Studies 1 Melbourne and Bendigo
The Event Experience Extension Studies 2 Melbourne and Bendigo

Globalisation, Society & Place

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Society, People & Place Advanced Standing Studies 1 Melbourne and Bendigo
Globalisation & Development Advanced Standing Studies 2

Melbourne and Bendigo

History

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Myth, Legend and History Advanced Standing Studies 1 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton
Ideas that Shook the World Advanced Standing Studies 2 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton

Journalism

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
The Emerging Journalist Advanced Standing Studies 1 Melbourne
Writing for the Media Advanced Standing Studies 2 Melbourne

Law

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Legal Institutions and Methods Extension Studies 1 Melbourne and Bendigo
Principles of Public Law Extension Studies 2 Melbourne and Bendigo

Marketing

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Business Foundations Extension Studies 1 Melbourne
Marketing: Stand and Deliver Extension Studies 2 Melbourne

Sociology

SubjectVCAA subject type (see definition below)SemesterOffered at
Introduction to Sociology Extension studies 1 Melbourne and Bendigo
From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment Extension studies 2 Melbourne and Bendigo

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

The first year university subjects offered through the VCE Plus program have been approved by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Subjects have been nominated as either Extension Studies or Advanced Standing Studies.

Subject definitions

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) definitions are:

Extension Studies (E)

  • Equivalent in content and assessment in every respect to one or more current first year studies and constituting 20–25 per cent of a full time first year course and does not duplicate a VCE study.
  • Being of a level for a high achieving student and therefore a clear extension on the identified VCE Year 12 study, offering depth and breadth and commensurate in workload with an additional VCE study.
  • Being of a level which will normally allow the student, on successful completion, to proceed to second year study at the higher education institution in that discipline as part of a Bachelor Degree program.

Advanced Standing Studies (AS)

  • Equivalent in content and assessment in every respect to one or more current first year studies and constituting 20–25 per cent of a full time first year course.
  • Not available in any VCE studies.
  • Providing students with a defined pathway into a tertiary program of study.
  • Being of a level which will normally allow the student, on successful completion, to proceed to second year study at the higher education institution in that discipline as part of a Bachelor Degree program.