We encourage all students to follow their own preference to undertake VCAL or VCE and study subjects for which they have a natural disposition and interest and that will assist them in the industry into which they will begin their study or work life.
At Clonard we recognise that everyone is different which is why we offer both the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), a vibrant and engaging Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) and a full Vocational Education and Training (VET) suite of subjects. The diagram below might help you understand how these different programs operate and how they all, either directly or indirectly, lead students to higher education at TAFE or University.
Most students undertake the VCE while others choose the VCAL pathway. VET is available in both programs. VCAL leads directly to TAFE and then university while VCE leads directly to university. More information on these alternate pathways is available on this website.
Everything you need to know about VCE:
Everything you need to know about VCAL:
Everything you need to know about VET:
VET in VCE and VCAL - http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/documents/vet/publications/vetoverview.pdf