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Civics and Citizenship - Pathways to VCE, VCE VET and VCAL

As students approach the end of the compulsory years of schooling they begin to make choices about their preferred areas of and pathways for learning. Students choose studies from the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or recognised vocational training through either a Vocational Education Training (VET) program or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

The Civics and Citizenship domain provides students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be informed and active citizens in a democracy. As such, it provides knowledge and skills which prepare students for a range of VCE, VCE VET and VCAL studies.

Civics and Citizenship provides students with knowledge and understanding of political and legal institutions and their processes, as well as understanding about the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Civics and Citizenship also provides students with an understanding of, and the opportunity to put into practice the values that support social cohesion in a pluralistic multicultural society.

In Civics and Citizenship, students also have opportunities to engage with their community and develop learning and skills in real contexts. Students participate in processes associated with citizenship, such as decision making, voting and leadership. In connecting with their community, students develop identity as a member of that community.



VCE Studies

  • International Politics, Units 1 & 2
  • National Politics, Units 3 & 4
  • International Studies, Units 3 & 4
  • Sociology, Units 1–4
  • Legal Studies, Units 1–4
  • Applied History in the Local Community, Units 1 & 2
  • Koorie History, Units 1 & 2
  • Australian History, Units 3 & 4
  • People and Power, Units 1 & 2
  • Conquest and Resistance, Units 1 & 2

VET Studies

  • Community Services Program
  • Community Services

VCAL Studies

Personal Development skills (civil and civic responsibility)


More information about VCE (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce)

More information about VET (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vet)

More information about VCAL (www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/vcal)

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