About VCE Plus

This program allows Year 12 VCE students to complete two first-year university subjects and have them recognised as part of their VCE.

Applications are currently closed.

View the subjects available in the table below.

VCE Plus Subjects
Arts, social sciences and communication subjects MelbourneBendigoAlbury/WodongaMilduraShepparton
Aboriginal Studies*****
Arts and Humanities*****
Globalisation, Society and Place**   
Business and commerceMelbourneBendigoAlbury/WodongaMilduraShepparton
Event Management**   
Human Biosciences*****
Physics and Astronomy


IT and engineeringMelbourneBendigoAlbury/WodongaMilduraShepparton
Law and criminologyMelbourneBendigoAlbury/WodongaMilduraShepparton
Law **   

How will VCE Plus help me?

Your VCE Plus subjects will count as Unit 3 and 4 sequences as part of your VCE and also contribute to your ATAR through a 10% increment (see table below). By completing VCE Plus, you will also have completed two first year university subjects, and these will count towards a relevant undergraduate degree.

What you’ll get:

ATAR Boost

All VCE Plus subjects are approved by VCAA and count as Unit 3 and 4 sequences, contributing to your VCE and ATAR. To receive the ATAR boost, satisfactory completion of both VCE Plus subjects must be achieved.

A new challenge

VCE Plus provides an academic challenge whilst you engage in university-style teaching and learning. Completing an extension studies program can improve your study skills overall, and many students notice an improvement in their VCE studies.

Save on university fees

Subject fees through VCE Plus are significantly lower than the normal charges for first year university subjects, providing excellent overall savings should you choose to continue your education with La Trobe.

Transition to university early

Students enrolled in VCE Plus are students of the University, with full access to a range of student services and resources.

Add value to your resume

VCE Plus is an extension studies program where you’ll go above and beyond most high school student, a notable point of difference on your résumé.

Gain university credit towards your undergraduate degree

A pass mark in both VCE Plus subjects may provide you with Advanced Standing into the associated degree - this means a lighter study load in your first year at university

Who should apply for VCE Plus?

We're looking for students who are self-motivated and academically capable. You will also need to:

  • have enrolled in at least four VCE Unit 3/4 subjects (one being English, EAL or English Language)
  • be eligible to be awarded VCE in 2020
  • have at least one VCE Unit 3/4 enrolment during the year you undertake VCE Plus.
  • have achieved excellent results in Year 11

How does VCE Plus boost my ATAR?

Average mark for VCE Plus subjects you takeVCE Plus ATAR aggregate contribution (VCE students)Equivalent VCE study score
90 or more5.0 points50
80-904.5 points45
70-804.0 points40
60-703.5 points35
50-603.0 points30

You must have successfully completed the pair of VCE Plus subjects to be entitled to the ATAR bonus.

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