Studying your VCE is an exciting and important time in your life, no matter your age. At RMIT, you can complete your VCE in an environment set up to help you thrive.
Who should consider completing the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) at RMIT?
The quick answer? Almost anyone.
You could be a mature age student looking for a supportive environment or a high-achieving year 10 student eager to get a taste of university life.
Studying your VCE at RMIT has many benefits.
We speak with Program Manager Dr Nancy Varughese about the top five reasons you should do your VCE at RMIT.
1. You will learn in a mature environment
Completing your VCE in a university setting is a very different experience to what you may have experienced in traditional schools.
RMIT teachers facilitate your learning in a mature learning environment.
Their approach helps you discover your learning style and allows you to take responsibility for your own education.
2. You can study a wide range of subjects with flexibility
Doing your VCE at RMIT gives you the opportunity to study in areas that you are passionate about.
The program offers a wide range of subjects across science, technology, engineering, maths, arts and Humanities, as well as Units 1–4 of all four English subjects: English, EAL, Literature and English Language.
You also have options to study full-time or part-time to suit your circumstances. If you are a mature age student, you can choose to complete only the subjects you need.
3. You can access RMIT's support services
RMIT University is committed to student welfare and a positive student experience.
As an RMIT student, you have access to all of the university's services.
To help meet your study and life needs, RMIT offers services like counselling and legal advice, and has advisory areas you can drop into for a chat, like the Study and Learning Centre and the Disability Liaison Unit.
4. Technology and teaching support
Studying at RMIT means you have access to all of the resources of a large University.
This includes state-of-the-art facilities in classrooms, a library with extensive resources, and computer labs.
You will be taught by a team of experienced and dedicated teachers who have your success at heart and who will help you achieve it, whatever your circumstances.
5. Access a pathway into further studies
Unique to RMIT is its position as a dual-sector university, which means it offers programs and courses at higher education (HE) and vocational education (VE) levels.
This means you have enormous potential to reach your further education goals.
RMIT’s VCE, VE and HE programs are connected, so if you do not get into your dream program right away after your VCE, RMIT can help you discover alternative pathways to take you to your ultimate goal.
As an added bonus, when you continue your studies with RMIT, you’ll have the advantage of being familiar with the university and its systems.
Story: Courtney Johnson