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Online Year 11 and 12 – VCE, VCAL and VET Subject Expo

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Year 10 and Year 11 students, it’s time to select your subjects for next year and we’re here to help with information, subject videos, support, advice and online tools – whether your pathway might be VCE, VCAL or VET.
An introduction to the VCE program.
An introduction to the VCAL program.
An introduction to the VET program.
Business and Humanities: Business Management, Legal Studies, Accounting, Sociology, Philosophy, History and Global Politics.
English: English, English Language and Literature.
Health and Physical Education: Health and Human Development, Outdoor & Environmental Studies, Physical Education and VET Sport and Recreation.
Languages: French and Chinese (Mandarin)
Mathematics: General Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics.
Performing Arts: Theatre Studies, Music Performance, Dance and VET Music Industry (Sound Production)
Science: Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and Physics.
Technology: Applied Computing, Software Development — programming / coding and Food Studies
Visual Arts: Media, Studio Arts, Visual Communications and Design and VET Screen and Media
Welcome to the Online Year 11 and 12 – VCE, VCAL and VET subject expo.

In Year 11 and 12, we offer you three pathways, either VCE, VCAL or VET, for the final two years of schooling. We aim to cater for the learning needs of each student by ensuring that both academic and experiential learning styles are catered for.

How to select your subjects

Step 1. Watch the videos
We have created helpful videos on each of our subject areas featuring our wonderful teachers. Simply click on the subject area videos on the right to find the information you’ll need. Please see the subject areas below for a description.

Step 2. Download the curriculum guide and subject selection guide
If you need further information, please download the Curriculum guide here.
We have created a Year 11 Subject Selection Guide. Download here

Step 3. Feel welcome to ask questions via email
Please fill in the form below and our teaching staff will respond to your question within the next week.

Step 4. Select your subjects by 12 July 2021
Select your subjects via the Edval Webchoices page on Compass. Subject selection opens 5pm Fri 18 June 2021 and closes Mon 12 July 2021. Please download the How to use the Edval Webchoices guide here for help.

VCE Subjects

Business and Humanities. Seven subjects are available:

  • Business Management units 1 – 4
  • Legal Studies units 1 – 4
  • Accounting units 1 – 4
  • Sociology units 1 – 4
  • Philosophy units 1 – 4
  • History units 1 – 4
  • Global Politics units 1 – 4

English. Students will select one or two of the following:

  • English units 1 – 4
  • English Language units 1 – 4
  • English as an Additional Language units 1 – 4
  • Literature units 1 – 4

Health and Physical Education. The following subjects are available:

  • Health and Human Development units 1 – 4
  • Outdoor & Environmental Studies units 1 – 4
  • Physical Education units 1 – 4
  • VET Sport and Recreation

Languages. Two languages are offered in VCE:

  • French units 1 – 4
  • Chinese (Mandarin) as a first language units 1 – 4
    (not provided in 2022)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) as a second language units 1 – 4
    (provided by Distance Education in 2022)

Mathematics. Students will select one of the following Maths options:

  • General Mathematics units 1 & 2
  • Further Mathematics units 3 & 4
  • Mathematical Methods units 1 – 4
  • Specialist Mathematics units 1 – 4

Performing Arts. The following Performing Arts subjects are available:

  • Theatre Studies units 1 – 4
  • Music Performance units 1 – 4
  • Dance units 1 – 4
  • VET Dance
  • VET Music Industry (Performance specialisation)

Science. The following Science subjects are available:

  • Biology units 1 – 4
  • Psychology units 1 – 4
  • Chemistry units 1 – 4
  • Physics units 1 – 4

Technology. The following technology subjects are available:

  • Applied Computing units 1 and 2
  • Software Development — programming / coding units 3 and 4
  • Food Studies units 1 – 4
  • Product Design and Technology units 1 – 2

Visual Arts. The following visual arts courses are available:

  • Media units 1 – 4
  • Studio Arts units 1 – 4
  • Visual Communications and Design units 1 – 4
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Subjects

The VCAL is a hands-on option for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. It is an accredited secondary certificate and increases pathways from secondary school to work, training or further education.

Like SEAL and our Academies programs, VCAL is a select entry program and places are reserved for students who meet the criteria of the application and interview process. Being selected to participate in the schools VCAL program means that students are choosing an applied pathway that will provide them with many of the skills required to have success in future employment and training.

Students who do the VCAL program are likely to be interested in going onto training at a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institute, starting an apprenticeship, or getting a job after completing school. However, if you start your VCAL and then decide the VCE is the right option for you after all, it won’t be too late to change your mind. In fact, any VCE units you complete as part of your VCAL will count towards your VCE, and vice versa, should you decide to transfer between certificate courses. Students who enrol in the VCAL program are also likely to be applied learners, and as such the program is practical and hands-on.

Vocational Education & Training (VET) Subjects

At Sandringham College, students can choose an industry-based VET (Vocational Education & Training) program which complements their VCE or VCAL. This allows successful students to graduate with both their VCE or VCAL and a VET Certificate or Statement of Attainment.

Sandringham College has developed a relationship with a number of accredited training providers which allows students to access courses and facilities at both Sandringham and other institutions in a range of vocational programs which have a variety of delivery modes.

VET programs delivered on campus:

  • Dance VCE VET
  • Information Technology (Games Creation) VCE VET / Block Credit
  • Music VCE VET
  • Media / Screen – VCE VET / Block Credit
  • Sport and Recreation VCE VET

VET programs delivered off campus:

  • VET Allied Health Assistance
  • VET Animal Studies
  • VET Automotive
  • VET Aviation
  • VET Beauty
  • VET Building
  • VET Building Design Drafting
  • VET Community Services
  • VET Design Fundamentals
  • VET Early Childhood
  • VET Electro Technology
  • VET Engineering (Fabrication or Technical)
  • VET Events
  • VET Fashion
  • VET Furniture
  • VET Horticulture
  • VET Hospitality
  • VET Makeup
  • VET Plumbing
  • VET Visual Arts

If you would like to apply for VET subjects, please download the application form here.

More information
  • Our Curriculum Guide provides further details on all subjects available.
    Download here
  • We have created a Year 11 Subject Selection Guide. Download here
  • How to select your subjects using EDVAL Webchoices on Compass Guide. Download here
  • If you would like to apply for VET subjects, please download the application form here.
  • VTAC have produced a series of helpful online guides. Click below to go to the VTAC website:
    – Year 11 Guide
- Year 12 Guide
Careers Counselling

The Careers Department is available to guide students though the subject selection process, by assisting them to identify their interests, strengths and abilities. Together we can develop a greater understanding about career options, pathways and to relate this to what they know about themselves.

If you would like a careers interview please contact Deb Hanlen on phone 03 8599 0595 or

Please note:

All Year 10 students have interviews booked in on Wed 18 June. This information is on Compass. Please contact Deb Hanlen if you need further information.

Would you like to ask a question?

Please fill in the form below if you would like to ask a question and our team will respond within the next week.