The VCE is governed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) which is responsible for the curriculum, assessment and reporting of both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Northern Bay College delivers a comprehensive range of options for students considering an academic pathway to University, TAFE or employment.

VCE at Northern Bay College

VCE studies are made up of semester length units, representing approximately 100 hours of face to face teaching and along with assessment tasks. Students enrolled at Northern Bay P-12 College will usually study 6 subjects aligned to Units 1 and 2 in Year 11 and five subjects of Units 3 and 4 in Year 12. Over the two VCE years, students will aim to complete a total of 22 units from a range of studies. Units 3 and 4 must be studied as a sequence and have external assessments, while Units 1 and 2 are assessed by the College. To be awarded the VCE Certificate the minimum requirement for the VCE is satisfactory completion of 16 units which include: • three sequential units of English • three sequences of Units 3 and 4 studies other than English, which can include VCE VET Unit 3 & 4. Please review the VCE and VET subject selection handbook for current study designs and courses on offer.

The VCAA Website

Northern Bay Subjects

VCE studies at Northern Bay College are predominantly conducted in the specialised Arts / Science / VCE Centre