Senior school at Mooroolbark College comprises years 10, 11 and 12. Students in the senior school are challenged to see beyond their secondary schooling and to be outward looking, active and responsible citizens.
Welcome to the Senior School at Mooroolbark College
In VCE you have the opportunity to make choices about the courses of study which will help you achieve your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Vocational Major (VM).
The information in our Handbook will help guide you in these choices by providing information about the diverse range of programs and subjects offered. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) opportunities as well as the VCE and VCE-VM courses are explored in detail, including outlines of what is required to be successful in each course. A summary of each VCE unit is also outlined.
Many of the requirements of VCE/VCE-VM are set by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). The House and Pathways team, along with the VCE Coordinator are your guides to support you in choosing your course of studies.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Senior School Handbook.
VET – for (vocational education and training) courses allows students to study for a nationally accredited vocational certificate, that give students practical learning opportunities in workplace or simulated settings.
There is sufficient flexibility to offer a broad range of teaching, learning and assessment styles in settings that require adult motivation and attitudes. VET is characterised by a high level of practical learning which relates to the working environment.
At Mooroolbark College students have access to schools in the Yarra Valley VET Cluster as well as other TAFE providers.
The advantage of this arrangement is that students can stay enrolled in their original school and also have access to a large range of vocational programs. This means students can study their VCE/VCAL in a familiar environment.
Students studying an Intermediate or Senior VCAL certificate must complete VET studies
For a VCE student these certificates generally contribute four units towards their VCE . The contribution counts either as a study score or block credit in the calculation of the student’s ATAR.
A sample of programs available from VET Cluster Schools and TAFE Colleges include:
For more information about the VET program at Mooroolbark College, please contact Jenny Roache VET Co-ordinator on (03) 9727 8100.Yarra Valley Vet Cluster Website
Mooroolbark College has a team of Pathways Advisors who provide many services to students from Years 7-12.
We assist our students to make informed decisions about their future pathways. We understand that students have different talents and interests and encourage them to explore the multitude of options available to them.
A comprehensive careers program is delivered to all students between Years 9 and 12 including careers counselling throughout the year, vocational testing, guest speakers on Pathways days, careers bulletins and a Tertiary Information Service excursion.
The Pathways room is a well-resourced facility open to all students. A wide range of resources include University and TAFE booklets, brochures, pamphlets, DVDs, the Job Guide and other books are available for student use.
Features of career services and programs