La Trobe – VCE Plus

What is VCE Plus

Applications close – Friday 24 November, 2017

La Trobe University’s extension studies program, VCE Plus is designed to offer high achieving Year 11 VCE students the opportunity to complete a pair of first year University subjects alongside their Year 12 studies.

The subjects are approved by VCAA and count towards students’ VCE as fifth or sixth subjects, and contribute to the ATAR via a 10% increment.

Students who successfully complete the VCE Plus program are eligible for the university credit towards an undergraduate degree and access to the exclusive VCE Plus Pathway which provides students with an early conditional offer for entry into selected La Trobe degrees (eligibility criteria applies).

Applications for the 2018 VCE Plus Program close on Friday 24 November, 2017.

For detailed information on this program, please download the 2018 VCE Plus Brochure

Who is this program for?

  • Are you self-motivated and academically capable?
  • Do you want a head start with your university course?
  • Do you want to gain a first-hand, authentic experience of university life?

This program is for you!

VCE Plus provides an academic challenge, as you are engaged in university-style teaching and learning. Completing an extension studies program can improve your study skills overall, which will help you to achieve your very best in VCE.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible to be awarded the VCE in 2018.
  • Completing VCE over Years 11 and 12 (minimum of four VCE Units 3 and 4, one of which is English, English Literature, EAL or English Language) or equivalent.
  • Achieve excellent results in Year 11.

Additional Information

ATAR Bonus

All VCE Plus subjects have been approved by VCAA and will count as Unit 3 and 4 sequences as part of the VCE, contributing to your ATAR score. To receive the ATAR bonus, satisfactory completion of both VCE Plus subjects must be achieved.

Average mark for VCE Plus subjects VCE Plus ATAR aggregate contribution (VCE students) Equivalent VCE Study Score
90 or more 5.0 points 50
80-90 4.5 points 45
70-80 4.0 points 40
60-70 3.5 points 35
50-60 3.0 points 30

What is learning like at uni?

Studying at university will be very different from a school experience. With less time spent in class and more time studying independently, you’ll be more responsible for your education. As a VCE Plus student of the university, you may attend tutorials, lectures, workshops and lab classes alongside the general first year student population.

Where are classes held?

Classes are generally held on campus. Lectures are recorded and are available online. Most subjects also have further online learning material available, such as podcasts and lecture notes.

When are classes held?

The on-campus classes for VCE Plus subjects are generally held after school hours. Subjects with a laboratory component may require students to attend during school hours. Classes are not available on weekends.

Ready to apply?

Download and fill out the application form here. You must be endorsed by the school, therefore all school endorsements must be completed at least one week before the application close date.

Strictly no endorsements will be made less than one week before application close date.