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Senior secondary curriculum

We believe in our students and have high expectations for their learning. We work with students and their families to set goals and plans for their futures. We help give students the tools and skills they need to move into further education, training or employment.

Currently, we offer the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), the Victorian Certificate of Education Vocational Major (VCE VM) and the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) for students completing a senior secondary certificate.


The VCAL is a senior secondary certificate of education recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). VCAL is a pathway to Technical and Further Education (TAFE), university, apprenticeships/traineeships or employment.


The VPC is an inclusive Year 11 and 12 standards-based certificate that meets the needs of a smaller number of students who are not able or ready to complete the VCE (including the VCE Vocational Major). It provides an enriched curriculum and excellent support for students to develop the skills, capabilities and qualities for success in personal and civic life. The VPC is designed to develop and extend pathways for young people, while providing flexibility for different cohorts.


The VCE Vocational Major (VM) is a vocational and applied learning program within the VCE designed to be completed over a minimum of two years. The VCE VM will give students greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.

It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce.

After 2 years of being a student at Berry Street, it has become clear how supportive the staff are. From helping me getting driving lessons, to support when going through problems, and even helping finish before starting my job. They make me feel like I belong.


Ever since I came to Berry Street School, I started getting motivated and looking forward to coming to school. They help with TAFE, getting my driver's licence and more of what you need for the future.

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