A broad range of options
We provide flexible learning opportunities to a diverse and unique cohort of students in schools wanting to study an additional subject across Years 7 – 12. VSV offers one of the largest ranges of subjects of any school in Victoria. All of our subjects have been developed and are taught in accordance with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements, with ample opportunities for extension and challenge where necessary.
Requirements for enrolment
1. Enrolment at a Victorian School
Enrolment at VSV is subject to Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines and is only available to students enrolled at a Victorian government or non-government school.
2. Principal’s approval
The principal of the student’s home school must approve an application to study at VSV. For non-government schools any unpaid/overdue fees will be the final responsibility of the school to cover.
3. Nominated School Supervisor
It is a requirement for a member of staff at the student’s home school to be nominated as their School Supervisor. The School Supervisor has a range of important responsibilities outlined in detail on page 10 of the Students in Schools Enrolment Handbook.
4. Maximum subject enrolments
Year 7 – 10 school-based students can study a maximum of one subject/unit with VSV each semester. Year 11 and 12 school-based students can study a maximum of two subjects with VSV each semester.
Requirements for all subjects
All students enrolling at VSV must have regular and reliable access to a computer/device and the internet. Students will need to login to the school’s online portal to communicate and submit work online regularly. They are expected to participate in multiple areas of the online courses. This includes online lessons, forums and interactive activities. All student reports are only available online.
The subject information pages on the VSV website have more information about the technological and other requirements for individual subjects. Please read these pages carefully before selecting subjects.
Year 7 – 10 Enrolments
For students enrolling in Years 7 – 10, enrolments are open from Monday 12 October 2020 until Friday 23 July 2021. Students intending to start the school year at VSV are encouraged to submit their enrolment application as early as possible to enable them to commence at the start of Term 1.
Year 11 – 12 Enrolments
For Year 11 and 12 students, enrolment applications are open for the following periods:
Enrolments open: Monday 12 October 2020
Semester starts: Thursday 28 January 2021
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Friday 5 February 2021
Year 11 subject enrolments only
Enrolments open: Monday 26 April 2021
Semester starts: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Late enrolments will not be accepted after: Friday 18 June 2021
Who to contact
If you have questions or concerns about the enrolment process, please contact the VSV Enrolment Office. For subject selection advice, contact the relevant Student Coordinator. They are available between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday during the school terms. This is a confidential service available to all prospective students and parents:
VSV operates on the same term dates as all other Victorian Government Schools
The dates for 2021 are:
Term 1: 28 January to 1 April
Term 2: 19 April to 25 June
Term 3: 12 July to 17 September
Term 4: 4 October to 17 December
The school year is broken into two Semesters. For F-10 students, Semester 1 includes Term 1 and Term 2. Semester 2 includes Term 3 and Term 4.
For 11-12 students, Semester 1 starts on Thursday 28 January.
Semester 2 starts on Tuesday 15 June, two weeks before the end of Term 2.
Certain subjects require a pre-enrolment form to be completed. These are marked by a small 2 on the subject selection form (Years 11 and 12 only). Pre-enrolment forms can be found on the relevant subject information page.
A form is also required for students wishing to enrol in a language with the Victorian School of Languages.
Does VSV charge enrolment fees for school-based students?
There are no enrolment costs at VSV for government school students.
The total upfront costs for non-government schools from which international students enrol in VSV is $1189 per subject ($594.50 per Unit).
Any state or federal government funding received by non-government schools is not affected if a student enrols in subjects at VSV.
The total upfront costs for non-government schools from which students enrol in VSV is $810 per subject ($405 per Unit).