VCE Units 3 and 4 (RMIT)
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: C2085
- Campus: City campus
- National curriculum code: VCE0000001
Looking for another way to complete Years 11 and 12? RMIT provides an alternative model of learning with no compulsory extracurricular activities, a focus on studies and the benefit of accessing all services available to tertiary students.
RMIT offers a VCE program at Year 11 (units 1 and 2) and Year 12 (units 3 and 4) to anyone seeking to complete secondary schooling. You must select courses according to Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements and complete 16 units, including four Year 12 sequences.
If you are over 18 and have not studied full-time for 12 months you are classified as an adult student and can omit units 1 and 2. You may need to undertake preparatory work prior to attempting Year 12.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll need to complete a minimum of four units 3 and 4 courses comprising one sequence from the English group and three other sequences of units 3 and 4 studies. These sequences of units 3 and 4 must be studied in the same year. Assessment is by external examination and school assessed tasks. Year 12 classes begin in January.
Units 3 and 4 are only offered on the Melbourne City campus.
Currently no program structure is available online. Please contact the school listed under "Owning school" below.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Tertiary institutions and employers frequently require specific courses to be included in a Year 12 program. You are advised to consult tertiary program information and the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) before choosing VCE courses. You can also seek advice from the RMIT VCE Office and RMIT Student Services group.
Professional Recognition and Accreditation
The VCE Year 12 is recognised Australia-wide and internationally as a tertiary entrance qualification. VCE Year 11 does not qualify you for tertiary entrance.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
Program entry requirements
Entry is open to applicants who meet the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) definition of an adult and to applicants under 18 who wish to study in an adult environment. Applicants should have completed Year 11 or equivalent. Applicants must be at least 16 on 1 January of the year of study.
Midyear entry only available to Year 11 transfer students who are currently undertaking a Year 12 subject and to Year 12 ‘Interrupted Studies Students’. All applicants will be contacted to attend an interview.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the nominated date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.
3. Check if you are eligible for a Victorian Government subsidised place. If not you will need to apply for a full-fee place.
4. Check the table below for how to apply.
5. Apply using the appropriate method by the closing date.
Level of study
Semester 2 (midyear)
Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma
Internal application (current students only)
Internal application (current students only)
Certificate III and below*
* Some Certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application to RMIT.
The RMIT VCE program offers an adult learning environment. Entry into Year 11 or Year 12 is open to applicants who meet the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) definition of an adult and to applicants under 18 who wish to study in an adult environment.
Students wishing to apply to study a combination of Year 11 and Year 12 must submit two separate applications to RMIT - one for Year 11 (C2084) and one for Year 12 (C2085).
Applicants must be at least 16 on 1 January of the year of study. Applicants wishing to apply for the Year 11 program without having completed Year 10 or equivalent are advised to discuss preparatory studies with the RMIT VCE office before they apply. Contact the VCE office on +61 3 9925 4890.
Certain Year 12 courses are extremely difficult if you have not recently completed Year 11 or an equivalent bridging program. They include mathematics, physics, chemistry, accounting and the arts. You are advised to take the time to study such courses in Year 11 so that your Year 12 experience will be a successful one.
If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give applicants extra consideration, which may improve your prospects of studying at RMIT.
Tuition fees vary according to each program.
There are 2 tuition fee types:
- Victorian Government subsidised places where your fee is shared between you and the Victorian Government - if you meet the eligibility criteria
- full fees where you will be responsible for the full cost.
As a TAFE student you may be eligible for the following:
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships.
Equipment and materials for Studio Arts and Visual Design and Communication cost about $80.
Full-time students can expect to pay $300 for textbooks depending on course choice.
You'll need a Texas Instruments calculator TI-Nspire for mathematics. VCAL students may be required to pay a materials fee of $120.
In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
VCE units 1 and 2 are preparation for VCE units 3 and 4 which is the gateway to further study in TAFE and university. The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre will assign you an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) based on your scores for VCE when you apply for further study.
Program Coordinator - Year 11
Tel. +61 3 9925 4182
Program Coordinator - Year 12
Tel. +61 3 9925 4266
Tel. +61 3 9925 4518
Tel. +61 3 9925 4890
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.