Curriculum: Years 11 and 12

At Kilbreda College, our students are encouraged and supported to achieve their potential and to strive for excellence in whichever field of endeavour they choose to pursue.


In Years 11 and 12, students have two pathways to choose from at Kilbreda College; the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). This enables our students to choose the pathway best suited to their learning style and future pathway.

For detailed information regarding Year 11 and 12 subject offerings and more, view our Year 11 and 12 Course Handbook.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

A broad range of VCE subjects are offered and Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects can also be undertaken as part of both the VCE and VCAL. There are four VET subjects offered onsite at the College. However, students can also access an extensive range of VCE VET subjects offisite as part of their academic program.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

Religious EducationLanguages
English and/or Literature and/or English LanguageItalian (Units 1 to 4)
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS – Year BasedJapanese (Units 1 to 4)
Visual and Creative ArtsMathematics
Art (Units 1 to 4)Foundation Mathematics (Units 1 and 2)
Media (Units 1 to 4)General Mathematics (Units 1 and 2)
Studio Arts (Units 1 to 4)Further Mathematics (Units 3 and 4)
Visual Communication Design (Units 1 to 4)Mathematical Methods (Units 1 to 4)
Design and TechnologiesSpecialist Mathematics (Units 1 to 4)
Food Studies (Units 1 to 4)Performing Arts
Product Design and Technology (Units 1 to 4)Dance (Units 1 to 4)
Digital TechnologiesDrama (Units 1 to 4)
Applied Computing (Units 1 and 2)Music Performance (Units 1 to 4)
Data Analytics (Units 3 and 4)Science
Health and Physical EducationBiology (Units 1 to 4)
Health and Human Development (Units 1 to 4)Chemistry (Units 1 to 4)
Physical Education (Units 1 to 4)Physics (Units 1 to 4)
HumanitiesPsychology (Units 1 to 4)
Accounting (Units 1 to 4)VCE / VET*
Business Management (Units 1 to 4)VCE VET Certificate II in Applied Fashion
Australian Global Politics (Units 1 and 2)VCE VET Certificate II in Business
Global Politics (Units 3 and 4)VCE VET Certificate II in Hospitality
History (Units 1 and 2)VCE VET Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
History – Revolutions (Units 3 and 4)*The VCE VET subjects listed are offered onsite at the College
Legal Studies (Units 1 to 4) 

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a hands-on learning program for Year 11 and 12 students at the College. The program focuses on developing skills and knowledge that will be helpful for students in their future employment, study and life.

Students study various topics and themes that align closely with the College values with a focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development and Work-Related Skills.  

Kilbreda’s VCAL program includes the following subjects:

  1. Literacy skills
  2. Numeracy skills
  3. Integrated Work-Related Skills and Personal Development Skills
  4. Industry Specific Skills – VET Certificate II/III of student’s choice (delivered at TAFE once per week)
  5. VET Certificate II Business (Intermediate students) and VET Certificate II Active Volunteering (Senior students)
  6. Religious Education
  7. Fitness
  8. Enrichment Day

VCAL students complete a program designed to support their attendance at TAFE and the development of their Industry Specific Skills.  Students attend the College on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Wednesday and Friday are spent learning off campus with one day dedicated to their TAFE course and one day to their Work Placement.

Fortnightly on a Monday (Day 6), VCAL students participate in Enrichment Day. This is a day spent on experiential learning. Students may attend excursions linked to other areas of their curriculum or have opportunities to participate in short courses some on and some off campus that add to their list of qualifications. 

VCAL students are actively involved in community partnerships which enable them to learn with wonder, lead with courage and live with compassion.

Students partaking in the VCAL program gain a head start towards their chosen industry by enrolling into a Certificate II or III course at a local TAFE provider. Students who complete the full two years of the VCAL program can expect to graduate from the College with a nationally recognised Certificate III as well as their applied learning certificate. Students also undertake a range of short courses such as First Aid, Food Handling, Responsible Service of Alcohol and Barista Training to enhance their employment options.

After graduating from the VCAL program, students can pursue employment options, further study or other apprenticeships and traineeships whilst utilising the skills and knowledge they have developed and attained in the VCAL program at Kilbreda.