What is VCE and how is it different from other Australian education programs?

VCE stands for the Victorian Certificate of Education. It is the educational program offered in the state of Victoria, Australia, and is awarded to students upon successful completion of their senior secondary education.

VCE is specific to the state of Victoria and is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). It aligns with the Victorian curriculum and assessment guidelines, which may differ from the curricula and assessment frameworks used in other Australian states and territories.

It’s important to note that while VCE is specific to Victoria, other Australian states and territories have their own senior secondary education programs. For example, the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (HSC), the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) are widely recognised programs in their respective regions.

Also, along with the VCE, many high school students in Victoria also work to complete their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). The ATAR is a rank used for university entrance purposes and is calculated based on students’ performance in their VCE subjects.

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