Senior secondary certificate reform

#senior secondary reform #advocacy 

You probably already know that DET is changing the senior secondary certificate in Victoria to combine VCAL and VCE into just one certificate. But what does that actually mean? Never fear, we’re here to translate all the information for you as it comes out. Make sure you’re following us across social media to stay up to date!


  • Students can still enrol in VCAL or VCE.


  • Anyone who studied VCAL previously or was planning to study VCAL will instead enrol in VCE Vocational Specialisation.

  • Anyone who was studying or planning to study Foundation VCAL will be enrolled in the new foundation pathways certificate.

Credit for subjects studied under VCAL or Foundation VCAL will transfer into VCE Vocational Specialisation when students enrol in 2023.

If you’ve got any questions or concerns about any of this let us know in the comments below so we can take your feedback to the Department of Education and Training! We’ll keep you posted as we know more.